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Bidders to bag a bargain at BNE’s lost property charity auction

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Laptops, cameras, sunglasses, jewellery and other valuables will be up for grabs at Brisbane Airport’s inaugural Online Lost Property Auction being held from 5pm Wed 22 November to 5pm Wed 29 November 2017, with proceeds going to Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors.

With nearly 23 million passengers travelling through Brisbane Airport’s International and Domestic Terminals every year, many weird, wonderful and valuable items are accidently left behind by travellers

While all efforts are made to return items to their rightful owners, unfortunately, many possessions remain unclaimed. Of these items, some are donated to local charities, while valuables are offered for sale to the public.

This year, unclaimed items going under the hammer include clothing and jewellery, electronics and perfumes, with many items brand new.

Julieanne Alroe, Brisbane Airport Corporations CEO and Managing Director, said with nearly 63,000 passengers visiting the airport per day, it’s inevitable some things will be left behind.

“We’ve found so many weird and wonderful items ranging from false teeth, prosthetic limbs, walking sticks and stove tops. However, at the auction only luxury, top-brand goods will be offered for sale.

“With no reserve on any item and bidding beginning at just $1, it is likely goods like designers handbags, laptops and fitbits will be snapped up at unbelievable prices while befitting charity in the process,” Ms Alroe said.

100 per cent of the funds raised through the auction will be donated to Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors, supporting their important work in preserving and protecting Australia’s native fauna.

Darren Gertler, Wildlife Warriors Head of Strategic Development, said the proceeds donated to Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors will assist their education and conservation programs.

“The Brisbane Airport Lost Property Auction is such a unique fundraiser, brimming with many valuable items, it’s a great chance for many people to participate and too support our conservation efforts both in Australia and around the world,” Mr Gertler said.

The Public Viewing Day for items being offered in Brisbane Airport’s inaugural Online Lost Property Auction will be held between 9am and 12 noon on Saturday 25 November at Pickles Auctions, 400 Beatty Road Archerfield. All auction items are also available for viewing online here.

Bidding will take place online from 5pm Wednesday 22 November to 5pm Wednesday 29 November.