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Auction to be Held July 11 for CBP's Unclaimed or Abandoned Merchandise

Release Date: 
July 5, 2013

An auction will be held of property not claimed by importers on Thursday, July 11 at 9 a.m. at the Carteret Rahway Holiday Inn in Carteret, N.J.

CBP sells by public auction merchandise abandoned or unclaimed at ports of entry by importers who have never collected these items. Live auctions are held in Long Beach, Calif. And Carteret, N.J. four times a year. Online auctions are available six times per year.

Items for sale on July 11 include men's sweaters, adult T-shirts, food stuffs (assorted pickles, sweet relish), a 2000 Ford Expedition, a 36 ft. fishing boat, two 1948 Rolls Royce, jewelry, artwork, all-terrain vehicles and personal effects.

Items for sale may be new or used and are sold in lots ranging from single items to wholesale quantities.

Last modified: 
February 3, 2021