Australia Post auction to attract large crowd

Author: Richard Brewster | Posted: 7th November, 2013

Each year, auction goers cannot help but marvel at the enormous range of undeliverable mail items that end up at Australia Post’s dead letter office –usually letters or parcels where the sender has provided insufficient or incorrect address information and they can be neither delivered nor returned.

In the past, it has been anything from wedding dresses to expensive cameras left unclaimed and each time Abbeys Auctions is charged with the task of auctioning the apparently unwanted items.

The sale, which this year will be held from 9am Saturday at 480 Station Street, Box Hill, always attracts hundreds of people – both to the viewing and the auction.

Profits from the sale always go to charity – this year it is the recently formed Australia Post Neighbourhood Trust, which provides grants and support to many local community groups across Australia.

Some of the highlights for Saturday’s auction include a pair of steel and leather jousting gloves, a chicken incubator and a pair of sheep searing clippers.

Other exciting items include a Gibson guitar from the Les Paul Gothic Series, along with other musical instruments and musicians AV equipment.

There also is a large number of collectible model cars, including limited edition models, football cards and other collectibles.

Clothing and footwear are big attractions with men’s women’s and children’s items all featuring, along with home wares, bed linen and decorator items.  

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