Diamond ring, $1,000 bill among items up for grabs at unclaimed property auction in Orlando

Diamond ring, $1,000 bill among items up for grabs at unclaimed property auction in Orlando

A rare $1,000 bill is just one of the items that will be up for auction in Orlando this weekend.


Florida Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis announced Thursday the Florida Unclaimed Property Auction will take place in Orlando Saturday.

A preview of the auction items will take place at 9 a.m. Friday with the actual auction scheduled to begin at the same time the next day.

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It will be held live at the Holiday Inn & Suites across from Universal Orlando at 5916 Caravan Court. Members of the public are encouraged to attend and participate.

The most common types of unclaimed property are bank accounts that have been left dormant, unclaimed insurance proceeds, uncashed checks, deposits, and refunds. The contents of abandoned safe-deposit boxes can also end up on the unclaimed property list.

The assets are typically held for five years before they’re turned over to the Division of Unclaimed Property.

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Some of the items slated for auction Saturday include a platinum ring with an emerald-cut diamond valued at nearly $2,000, and a rare 1934 $1,000 bill valued at $1,300.

“I’m excited to kick off our unclaimed property auction in Orlando this weekend with some outstanding items to bid on,” Patronis said in a statement announcing the auction. “The proceeds generated by this auction are used to help fund education in Florida.”

For more information, including a list of all the items up for auction, click here.

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Custom Ring Designed and Worn By Tupac Shakur Sells At Auction For $1.2M

A custom ring designed by the late rapper Tupac Shakur was sold for a hefty amount at a recent auction.

CNN reports that the gold, ruby, and diamond crown ring sold for $1.2 million at the hip-hop-themed Sotheby’s Auction on July 25. The sale makes the ring the most valuable hip-hop artifact ever sold at auction. Worn by the “California Love” rapper at his last public appearance at the 1996 Video Music Awards, the ring—described as a diamond-encrusted gold band topped with a gold circlet studded with a cabochon ruby and two pavé-cut diamonds—went for more than three times the auction house’s estimate.

It was inspired by the crowns of Europe’s medieval kings and was designed months after Shakur signed with the infamous Death Row Records following an eight-month prison sentence. Shakur’s godmother, Yaasmyn Fula, says she and her godson worked with jewelers in New York on the piece as “an act of self-coronation,” as he’d survived a “tumultuous” period of his life. Inscribed in the ring is “Pac & Dada 1996,” referencing his engagement to Kidada Jones, the actress, model, and daughter to super-producer Quincy Jones.

Other elite hip-hop members, including De La Soul’s Kelvin Mercer, attended the auction. Mercer said the piece contained more than meets the eye. “What’s so special about this ring is that it shows him in a moment where he was not necessarily on the front lines as an artist, but just a man expressing his love for another person, and that’s beautiful to see,” Mercer said.

shakur-crown-ring-sells-at-sothebys-auction-1-million-2023-7″According to Insider, originally, the ring was estimated to sell between $200,000 and $300,000.

Other pieces that were up for auction included handwritten notes for Wu-Tang Clan’s album Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) by RZA, original artwork by Bill Sienkiewicz for EPMD’s first

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A Massive Private Jewelry Auction at Christie’s Is Sparking Controversy Over the Late Owner’s Links to the Nazis

A massive collection of jewels is set to go on sale by Christie’s, but the size of the haul isn’t the only part of the auction that’s getting attention.

On Wednesday, May 3, the auction house will offer 700 jewels from Austrian heiress Heidi Horten in what will probably be one of the biggest jewelry sales in history, according to The New York Times. The collection is anticipated to fetch more than $150 million, a sum that would surpass the $137 million sum that the Elizabeth Taylor’s collection yielded.

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Horten, who passed away last year, received a substantial inheritance after the death of her first husband, Helmut, in 1987,horten/what-is-on” data-ylk=”slk:according to Christie’s.;elm:context_link;itc:0″ class=”link “according to Christie’s. But the auction house has disclosed that “the business practices of Mr. Horten during the Nazi era, when he purchased Jewish businesses sold under duress, are well documented.” Horten, the auction house admits, forced Jewish businesses to sell to him under threat of harm from the Nazis.

As counter to this ugly history, Christie’s stated that proceeds of the sale will benefit The Heidi Horten Foundation, as well as an array of causes she supported during her lifetime such as medical research and child welfare. Christie’s also said that following the sale, it would “make a significant contribution” to an organization that “advances Holocaust research and education.”

“We are aware there is a painful history,” Anthea Peers, president of Christie’s Europe, Middle East and Africa, told the Times. “We weighed that up against various factors,” but added that the foundation is a “key driver of philanthropic causes.”

Munich-based journalist Stephanie Stephan’s father was on the board of a company that was sold to Horten by force, according to the newspaper. Stephan published an affidavit

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Town centre shop in Great Yarmouth sold post auction

9:55 AM August 1, 2022

A town centre shop with planning permission for flats has been sold.

The former Stead and Simpson store at 176 King Street, in Great Yarmouth, had an auction guide price of £140,000 to £160,000 when it went under the hammer with Auction House East Anglia in Norwich.

176 King Street Great Yarmouth is up for sale at auction.

The sales floor at 176 King Street which has been sold by Auction House East Anglia.
– Credit: Auction House East Anglia

Bidding started at £120,000 reaching £128,000 after six bids –  not enough to see it sold.

The auctioneer said it was a “prominent” property within easy reach of the town’s market and its famous chip stalls.

176 King Street Great Yarmouth is up for sale at auction.

Inside 176 King Street in Great Yarmouth which has been sold.
– Credit: Auction House East Anglia

The property, lot 88, was sold post auction for an undisclosed sum.

It comprises a ground floor sales area with side office and toilet. The first and second floors have a separate side access and have planning approval for flats. 

Inside 176 King Street which has planning permission for flats.

Inside 176 King Street in Great Yarmouth which has been sold.
– Credit: Auction House East Anglia

As Stead and Simpson, and before that Shoe Zone, it was sandwiched between Thornton’s and Adam’s Kids. More recently the shop has had a series of identities including Vapez and Shakez, and Shabby Chiq.

A burnt out house and sold-at-auction-9172790″a quaint cottage in Caister were among other lots to sell.

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