State Treasurer Michael Frerichs is set to restore a tradition, selling unclaimed property at the Illinois State Fair. On August 20th, coins, currency, jewelry, sports memorabilia and more will go on the auction block. Frerichs says the State Fair sales were a proven success.
The bidding will take place at noon at the Ethnic Village Stage. There will be a preview from 8 until noon that day. There will also be a preview Tuesday at the Illinois State Capitol rotunda from 10 to 3. Another preview will take place Friday at the Thompson Center in Chicago from 11 to 2. Among the items for sale are a 1954 Cubs Ernie Banks rookie card and an 1856 Flying Eagle penny.