Two hoverboards, five guitars, 36 prams, a massage table and a $30k IWC Top Gun watch are among the unclaimed lost property that will form part of Brisbane Airport’s latest charity auction.
The business said that 500 items would be available for bidding, with the proceeds to be given to The Courier-Mail Children’s Fund.
Last year’s auction raised $17,699, which was donated to Braille House. The funding will allow for the transcription and production of 25 new books for children who are blind or have low vision, including from the hit series Bluey.
Brisbane Airport estimates that around two-thirds of lost items aren’t claimed, which means they are either donated to charities or put towards the annual auction.
Belinda MacPherson, board director of The Courier-Mail Children’s Fund, said, “We are incredibly proud to be continuing our partnership with Brisbane Airport this year.
“To be able to give charities the funds needed to provide vital care, services, facilities, and aid to children in need across Queensland is more important than ever in these uncertain times.”
Lee Hames, chief operations officer for Lloyds Auctions, said, “Bidders can expect to grab themselves some great bargains. There is something for everyone.
“One stand-out lot is a IWC Schaffhausen Top Gun Pilot watch which retails between $10k and $30k. These watches are reported to be as good of an investment as Rolex watches and increase in value over time.”
Among the diverse items up for auction this year are:
- IWC Schaffhausen Top Gun Pilot Watch;
- Two hoverboards;
- A myriad of IT gear including laptops, phones, tablets and over 56 sets of headphones;
- Lord of the Rings-themed jewellery;
- Assorted horse equipment;
- Pasta maker and a rice cooker;
- Vacuum bags;
- 36 prams and strollers;
- Five guitars;
- Eight speakers;
- Six body boards;
- A Disney-themed scooter;
- A few pairs of shoes;
- A massage table.
Items can be viewed, and bids can be made by visiting bne.com.au/auction.Bidding will conclude at 10 am on November 6th.