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October 10, 2017 Headline News No Comments Email Email

If you fancy bidding for a camera, a set of steak knives or a remote controlled Ferrari, this is the week. Lots of weird and wonderful items are going under the hammer for charity at Sydney Airport’s annual lost property auction.

With more than 42 million passengers travelling through the airport each year, many items are left behind. Thousands remain uncollected and are auctioned for charity. This year they include a remote-controlled Ferrari, American oak wine barrel, musical jewellery box, boomerang cufflinks and Russian talking doll. Camera and electronic equipment, wines, spirits and more are also on offer.

A public viewing day will be held today, Tuesday 10 October 2017, from 8am to 4pm. The auction will run online at www.pickles.com.au from Wednesday, 11 October to Thursday, 20 October.

The first AUD 100,000 raised by the auction will form a major grant for 107 Projects to help fund their Joynton Avenue Creative Centre in Green Square’s new 278-hectare community and cultural precinct.

Additional funds will be distributed to other Sydney charities operating in the areas surrounding Sydney Airport, which will be announced after the auction.

An item of beauty may await you at airport auction

Sydney Airport Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Kerrie Mather called on members of the public to bid to support charities delivering great work in the Sydney area.

“We’re looking forward to another big result this year as we call on the generosity of the community to help us raise as much as possible for charity,” she said.

“With 150,000 people visiting the airport every day, it’s inevitable some things are left behind and this is a great way to find them a new home, and support a great cause.

“The auction gets underway this week and we want everyone to know when they’re bidding, they’re Bidding for Good!”

The auction will be managed by Pickles and each day will see a different category of items go under the hammer, with everything from clothing and electronics to jewellery, cosmetics and accessories up for grabs.

Pickles Online light industrial and recreational manager, Richard White, said that while Pickles hosts over 150 auctions on site and online every month, the Sydney Airport Lost Property Auction is definitely one that stands out.

“The Sydney Airport Lost Property Auction is such a unique sale with so many valuable items for sale, including some that are brand new, so it’s a great chance for anyone to grab a bargain and support a number of great charities,” White said.

Bidding will take place online, with a category available for bidding each day from 9am from tomorrow, Wednesday 11 October to Thursday 19 October 2017:

    Cameras, Headphones and Electrical – Wednesday, 11 October

    Smartphones – Thursday, 12 October

    Tablets, Laptops and IT – Friday, 13 October

    Perfumes, Cosmetics and Health products – Saturday, 14 October

    Jewellery – Sunday, 15 October

    Homewares, Toys and Sports gear – Monday, 16 October

    Wine and Spirits – Tuesday, 17 October

    Sunglasses, Footwear and Accessories – Wednesday, 18 October

    Clothing – Thursday, 19 October

Edited by Peter Needham

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