U.S. Government Auction Sales
AN INSIDER'S HANDBOOK
OVERVIEW OF GOVERNMENT AUCTIONS
Most people are completely unaware of the bargains that can
be found in the most unlikely of places: the government!
We're used to reading about the Pentagon paying $59.00 for
a wrench, about the national debt rising higher and higher,
so it's excusable to not think of government and "sales" in
the same sentence.
Yet nearly every level of government from city and town on
up through county, state and federal, has possession of
excess property that must be disposed. If this can be
accomplished and money raised at the same time, why not?
We want government to be fiscally responsible, right?
The most common methods of parting with this overage of
property is through auction sales. These affairs offer a
unique opportunity to the right person -- purchases at
bargain basement prices that you can turn around and sell
at a profit! The money to be made staggers the
Whether it's property seized by police officers or customs
officials to repossessions by the Department of Housing and
Urban Development, there are thousands of items of all
types available at rock-bottom prices. Whether you're
merely buying for yourself or seeing this as a line of
business that could make you a substantial profit, the key
is to identify and locate these auctions.
You name it! Houses, cars, jewelry, yachts, farm Gov't
equipment, computers, firewood, it's there for the bidding
-- and the buying! And, eventually -- the selling for
You don't need much experience for this. You are familiar
with what many of these items cost today on the open
market. If you buy it far enough below market value, you
can still sell the property yourself at a discount and make
a handsome profit.
If you yourself have always wanted to own a luxury yacht,
here's your chance. You'll never find your dream purchase
at a lower price.
You could even start a second-hand store or set up shop at
a flea market or swap shop to peddle your merchandise after
you've acquired it. Many of these places are havens for
shoppers. You've simply gone them one better by obtaining
the good(s) at an even lower price than they'll pay -- and
be pleased with their "bargain".
The purpose of our booklet is to point you in the right
direction to find out about the various auctions that are
held by virtually all branches of government. The listings
in this book are as up to date as possible. Contacting
these places listed should give you the information you
need to begin your auction attendance.
There are open-bidding auctions where you shout out the
dollar value you're willing to pay following a minimum bid
requirement called by the auctioneer. There are also
sealed- bid auctions where you submit the price you're
willing to pay. You only get one shot at that type of
Be careful with the open bid auctions. You can become so
focused on a particular piece of property that you end up
in a "bidding war" for it that ends up with you paying more
than you should and cutting well into your eventual profit.
Be disciplined! Set a dollar limit ahead of time so that
you can let certain items go if the bidding goes too high.
This is a business now, so common money sense is important.
You must now think in terms of expenses vs. revenue.
If you have a certain hobby or interest, property in this
area may be your natural market. If you specialize, it can
help you concentrate on only those items in the large
auctions areas where there are hundreds of people bidding
for thousands of goods. Your focus will be in your area
and you'll soon be an expert on costs, prices and resale's
of this commodity.
Auctions can be hyped up -- to the point of temptation to
overbid. Don't do it! Remember your goal, your budget and
your knowledge of what things cost and you'll do fine.
Through the contacts listed in this booklet, you will find
yourself on a regular mailing list of government auctions.
Often, with the notice, you'll receive a catalogue of the
items to be sold and approximately what time they'll be
auctioned. This will allow you to budget your time wisely
at these affairs and not get lost in the shuffle.
STATE GOVERNMENT AUCTIONS
These are the state contacts and a brief description of
auctions held at this level of government.
ALABAMA: Alabama Surplus Property
P.O. Box 210487
Montgomery, AL. 36121
Alabama auctions offer a variety of goods usually three
times a year. Items: office equipment, cars, farm
machinery, trucks, boats, tractors and more. There is a
mailing list you can be placed on.
ALASKA: Surplus Property Management Office
2400 Viking Drive
Anchorage, AK. 99501
It's best to call the Juneau office (907) 465-2172 to be
placed on their mailing list. There are weekly auctions of
smaller items like furniture and office equipment and
spring and fall auctions for larger items like cars.
ARIZONA: Office of Surplus Property
1537 W. Jackson Street
Phoenix, AZ. 85007
Auctions four times per year. Items: computers, cars,
furniture and thousands of other pieces. Mailing list is
ARKANSAS: State Marketing & Redistribution Office
6620 Young Rd.
Little Rock, AR. 72209
Mailing list available. Both regular and sealed bid
auctions are held. Weekly events.
CALIFORNIA: Office of Fleet Administration
1416 10th Street
Sacramento, CA. 95814
Open bid auctions once a month on Saturdays at Sacramento
or Los Angeles of surplus vehicles. Mailing list.
COLORADO: Department of Correctional Industries
State Surplus Agency
4200 Garfield Street
Denver, CO. 80216
Several auctions per year. Mailing list is available. Non-
profit organizations have first choice.
CONNECTICUT: 60 State St. Rear
Wethersfield, CT. 06109
(203) 566-7018 (or 7190)
Eight to ten auctions per year. Vehicles usually auctioned
on the second Saturday of the month. Registration fee.
DELAWARE: Division of Purchasing Surplus Property
P.O. Box 299
Delaware City, DE. 19706
In May and September, there are public auctions of
vehicles, office furniture and other surplus property.
Mailing list is available.
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA Department of Public Works
5001 Shepard Parkway
Washington, D.C. 20032
Vehicle auctions held the first and third Tuesday of the
month. No mailing list. Registration fee.
FLORIDA Department of Management Services
813A Lake Bradford Road
Tallahassee, FL. 32304
This address is a "retail" store with items available for
sale. Motor Vehicle Bureau (904) 488-5178 holds vehicle
auctions once a month at various locations throughout the
GEORGIA: Department of Administrative Services
Purchasing Division, Surplus Property
1050 Murphy Avenue, S.W.
Atlanta, Ga. 30310
Several auctions per year, held on the third Wednesday of
the month chosen. Mailing list. Items: vehicles, shop
equipment, typewriters, computers, copiers and more.
HAWAII No state surplus auctions.
IDAHO Division of Purchasing
Idaho's state agencies hold their own auctions. You must
contact the specific state agency directly. Auctions
advertised in newspaper.
ILLINOIS: Central Management Services
Division of Property Control
3550 Great Northern Ave.
Springfield, IL. 62707
Auctions held at Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield
two or three times per year on Saturdays. Mailing list
available for $20/year. Items: desks, chairs,
calculators, cameras, refrigerators and more.
INDIANA: State Surplus Property Section
229 W. New York Street
Indianapolis, IN. 46202
Auctions held as needed each year. No mailing list, but
contact this office in May for a schedule.
IOWA: Department of Natural Resources
Wallace State Office Bldg.
Des Moines, IA. 50319
Auction is second Saturday of May for items such as boats,
fishing rods, tackle boxes and hunting equipment. The
Vehicle Dispatchers Garage holds vehicle auctions three to
four times per year. Call (515) 281-5121.
KANSAS: State Surplus Property
P.O. Box 19226
Topeka, KS. 66619-0226
Many items left over for sale following offering to state
agencies. Contact office for information on events.
KENTUCKY: Office of Surplus Property
514 Barrett Avenue
Frankfurt, KY. 40601
Saturday auctions every two to three months as needed.
Items: vehicles, desks, chairs, couches, beds, lawnmowers,
etc. Mailing list is available.
LOUISIANA: Division of Administration
Louisiana Property Assistance Agency
P.O. Box 94095
Baton Rouge, LA. 70804-9095
Auctions held on the second Saturday of each month at 1502
N. 17th St. Items: medical and office equipment, boats,
bicycles, televisions, vehicles and more.
MAINE: Office of Surplus Property
Augusta, ME. 04333
Public auctions five to six times per year. Primarily
vehicles. No mailing list.
MARYLAND: Department for Surplus Property
P.O. Box 122
8037 Brock Bridge Rd.
Jesup, MD. 20794
No public auctions. Address above is a "retail" store for
MASSACHUSETTS: State Purchasing Agency
Department of Procurement & General Services
One Ashburton Place
Boston, MA. 02108
Public auctions six times per year, usually on Saturdays.
Vehicles primarily. No mailing list.
MICHIGAN: Department of Management & Budget
State Surplus Property
P.O. Box 30026
Lansing, MI. 48913
Mailing list. Several auctions per year. Items: office
furniture, household goods, machinery, livestock, vehicles
MINNESOTA: Surplus Operations Office
5420 Highway 8
New Brighton, MN. 55112
About 15 auctions per year held around the state. Items
Gov't Auctions include vehicles, boats and snowmobiles
along with jewelry, furniture, computers, stereos and more.
MISSISSIPPI: Bureau of Surplus Property
P.O. Box 5778
Jackson, MS. 39288
Two to three auctions per year of machinery and vehicles.
MISSOURI: Surplus Property Office
Materials Management Section
P.O. Drawer 1310
Jefferson City, MO. 65102
Regular auctions held throughout the year. Items:
clothing, office equipment and vehicles. Mailing list.
MONTANA: Property and Supply Bureau
930 Lyndale Avenue
Helena, MT. 59620
One auction a year for vehicles. Mailing list. Other
property auctioned the second Friday of each month.
NEBRASKA: Office of Administrative Services
Material Division, Surplus Property
P.O. Box 94901
Lincoln, NE. 68509
Auctions three to four times per year. Items: office
furniture, computers, couches and more. Separate vehicle
auctions held. Mailing list.
NEVADA: State Purchasing Division
Kinkead Bldg. 400 Capitol Complex
Carson City, NV. 89710
Second Saturday in August at 2250 Barnett Way, Reno,
Nevada, 89512. Separate sealed bid auction mailing list is
available, too. You must bid at least once over two to
three auctions or you'll be dropped from the list.
NEW HAMPSHIRE: Office of Surplus Property
78 Regional Drive Building 3
Concord, NH 03301
Two auctions per year of vehicles and other property.
NEW JERSEY: Purchase and Property Distribution Center
Trenton, N.J. 08625
State vehicle auctions as needed. Mailing list.
NEW MEXICO: Highway & Transportation Department
P.O. Box 1149
Santa Fe, N.M. 87504
Last Saturday in September. Vehicles and office equipment.
NEW YORK Office of General Service
Bureau of Surplus Property
Bldg. #18, Harriman State Office Bldg. Campus
Albany, N.Y. 12226
Frequent auctions around the state. Sold by category.
NORTH CAROLINA: State Surplus Property
P.O. Box 33900
Raleigh, N.C. 27636
Sealed bid auctions. Mailing list. Warehouse available to
NORTH DAKOTA: Surplus Property Office
P.O. Box 7293
Bismarck, N.D. 58507
Annual auction each September. Items: Vehicles, office
furniture and equipment. Auction is advertised two days in
OHIO: State and Federal Surplus Property
4200 Surface Road
Columbus, OH. 43228
Public auctions and sealed bid sales several times per
year. Mailing list. Items: vehicles, office machines and
furniture and more.
OKLAHOMA: Central Purchasing Department
Central Services, B-4, State Capitol
Oklahoma City, OK. 73105
Several auctions throughout the year. $10 gets you on a
OREGON: Department of General Services
1655 Salem Industrial Dr., N.E.
Salem, OR. 97310
Public auctions held every Friday of items such as
vehicles, desks, computers, snow plows, horse trailers and
PENNSYLVANIA: General Services Department
Bureau of Vehicle Management
2221 Forster Street
Harrisburg, PA. 17105
Vehicle auctions at least ten times per year. Mailing
list. Bureau of Supplies (717-787-4083) also auctions
numerous items. Mailing list available.
RHODE ISLAND: Department of Administration
Division of Purchase
1 Capitol Hill
Providence, R.I. 02908
Rare public auctions, advertised in local papers. Sealed
bids to a list of buyers of vehicles and office equipment.
Call to see if you can get on the list.
SOUTH CAROLINA: Surplus Property Office
Division of General Services
1441 Boston Avenue
West Columbia, S.C. 29170
Warehouse is at above address. Auctions held periodically.
No mailing list. Public Transportation Office (803-737-
1488) keeps a mailing list for its vehicle auctions held
every five to six weeks.
SOUTH DAKOTA: Bureau of Administration
State Property Management
701 East Sioux Avenue
Pierre, S.D. 57501
Two auctions per year, spring and fall. Vehicles. Mailing
TENNESSEE: Department of General Services Property
6500 Centennial Blvd.
Nashville, TN. 37243
Periodic auctions of vehicles and assorted machinery.
TEXAS: State Purchasing & General Services Commission
P.O. Box 13047 Capitol Station
Austin, TX. 78711
Every two months, auctions of vehicles, office furniture
and machines and highway equipment is held. Mailing list.
UTAH: State Surplus Office
522 South 700 West
Salt Lake City, UT. 84104
Auctions of vehicles, office furniture and heavy equipment
are held four of five times per year. Mailing list.
VERMONT: Central Surplus Property Agency
RD #2 Box 520
Montpelier, VT. 05602
Warehouse at Central Garage on Barre Montpelier Street.
Items: office furniture and machines. Public auctions for
vehicles in May and September. Mailing list.
VIRGINIA: State Surplus Property
P.O. Box 1199
Richmond, VA. 23231
Regular auctions for all types of items including office
equipment, computers, tractors, bulldozers and more.
Mailing list. Cars auctioned twice a year.
WASHINGTON: Office of Commodity Redistribution
2805 C. St. SW Bldg. 5, Door 49
Auburn, WA. 98001
Central warehouse open noon to 2:30 PM on Fridays. Cash
WEST VIRGINIA: State Agency Surplus Property
2700 Charles Avenue
Dunbar, W.V. 25064
Auctions every month. Items: chairs, desks, telephones,
computers and more. Mailing list.
WISCONSIN: Department of Transportation
P.O. Box 7396
Madison, WI. 53707
Warehouse at Hill Farm Bldg., 4802 Sheboygan Avenue.
Department of Administration (608-266-8024) holds public
auctions every month for vehicles. Mailing list.
WYOMING: State Motor Pool
723 West 19th St.
Cheyenne, WY. 82002
Periodic vehicle auctions. Mailing list.
STATE UNCLAIMED PROPERTY
There are billions of dollars in this country in unclaimed
money sitting in state property offices. Money from
uncashed stock dividends, forgotten bank accounts,
insurance proceeds, utility deposits, safe deposit boxes
and similar uncollected items.
People move, die, lose track of various accounts; it all
adds up to huge dollars. After a stipulated period of time
that this money goes unclaimed, the state is notified and
then tries to track down the rightful owners of the money.
How does this affect you? Obviously, if you think you may
be the beneficiary of some of that unclaimed money, you can
contact your state's department of revenue to find out
more. The other possibility is the opportunity to help
track down the missing individuals. State resources being
slim these days, you may be able to earn a finder's fee by
locating the person.
Finder's fees can range fairly high depending on the amount
you make someone aware that they're entitled to receive.
Some states have formal rules on the fee you could be paid.
There is a concern on the states' part about overcharging
the beneficiary, so keep the fees reasonable. It is a way
to earn some money through your ability to track down
people to tell them about their unclaimed cash.
Contact your state's department of revenue for a lead on
this information and about any fee restriction or
regulation that may exist.
THE U.S. GOVERNMENT
The federal government is a regular discount house of
values -- if you know where to look. From real estate to
cameras to animals to books to vehicles, there's "Blue
Light" specials everywhere on Capitol Hill.
There's a catch, of course. The government doesn't
advertise their sales. The listings that follow, however,
are your contact points for information. This will help
you identify and make your purchases.
This is an ongoing enterprise. Government tentacles reach
everywhere and there is a constant flow of materials coming
in be it from drug raids or IRS seizures. The Post Office
has millions of dollars in unclaimed parcels that are sold.
Repossessed homes as a result of government foreclosures
can bring you the bargain house of your lifetime.
Here are the listings, beginning with the Housing and Urban
HOUSING & URBAN DEVELOPMENT
Auctions of foreclosed properties are a regular
occurrence. The properties may be houses, apartments or
condominiums in various stages of attractiveness. They may
need fixing up -- in some cases, considerable work -- but
you can find that out and decide what the value is to you.
The HUD Home Line is 1-800-767-4483.
Room 375, Thomas P. O'Neill, Jr. Federal Building,
10 Causeway St.
Boston, MA. 02222 (617) 565-5234
Casco Northern Bank Bldg.
23 Main Street
Bangor, ME. 04401-6394
Room B-2B, Federal Bldg.
11 Elmwood Ave.
P.O. Box 879
Burlington, VT. 05402-0879
330 Main Street
Hartford, CT. 06106-1860
Norris Cotton Building
275 Chestnut Street
Manchester, NH. 03101-2487
330 John O. Pastore Fed. Bldg.
U.S. Post Office - Kennedy Plaza
Providence, R.I. 02903-1785
26 Federal Plaza,
New York, NY 10278-0068
North Pearl & Clinton Ave.
Albany, N.Y. 12207-2395
Buffalo Leo W. O'Brien Fed. Bldg.
5th Floor, Lafayette Court
465 Main Street
Buffalo, N.Y. 14203-1780
The Parkade Building
519 Federal Street
Camden, N.J. 08103-9998
60 Park Place
Military Park Bldg.
Newark, N.J. 07102-5504
Liberty Square Bldg.
105 S. 7th St.
Philadelphia, PA. 19016-3392
Third Floor, Equitable Bldg.
10 North Calvert St.
Charleston, WV. 25301-1795
405 Capitol Street
Suite 708 Baltimore, MD. 21202
412 Old Post Office
7th Avenue & Grant St.
Pittsburgh, PA. 15219-1939
1st Floor, Federal Bldg.
400 North 8th Street
P.O. Box 10170
Richmond, VA. 23240-0170
820 First Street, NE
Washington, D.C. 20002-4205
824 Market St. Suite 850
Wilmington, DE. 19801-3016
Richard B. Russell Federal Bldg.,
75 Spring St.
Atlanta, GA. 30303
Beacon Ridge Tower, #300
600 Beacon Parkway West
Birmingham, AL. 35209-3144
New San Juan Office Bldg.
159 Carlos Chardon Avenue
San Juan, PR. 00918-1804
Strom Thurmond Fed. Bldg.
1835-45 Assembly St.
Columbia, S.C. 29201-2480
Gables 1 Tower
1320 South Dixie Highway
Coral Gables, FL. 33146
415 N. Edgeworth St.
Greensboro, N.C. 27401-2107
Dr. A.H. McCoy Fed. Bldg.
Suite 910, 100 W. Capitol
Jackson, MS. 39269-1096
325 West Adams Street
Jacksonville, FL. 32202-4303
John J. Duncan Fed. Bldg.
710 Locust St. 3rd Floor
Knoxville, TN. 37902-2526
601 W. Broadway
P.O. Box 1044
Louisville, KY. 40201-1044
One Memphis Place
200 Jefferson Ave. #1200
Memphis, TN. 38103-2335
251 Cumberland Bend Dr. #200
Nashville, TN. 37228-1803
3751 Maguire Blvd. #270
Orlando, FL. 32803-3032
Timberlake Federal Bldg. Annex #700
501 E. Polk St. Tampa, Fl. 33602-3945
547 W. Jackson Blvd., 7th Floor,
Chicago, IL. 60661
Federal Office Bldg. Rm 9002
550 Main Street
Cincinnati, OH. 45202-3253
One Playhouse Square #420
1375 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH. 44114-1670
200 North High St.
Columbus, OH. 43215-2499
Patrick V. McNamara Fed Bl
477 Michigan Avenue
Detroit, MI. 48226-2592
605 N. Saginaw St. #200
Flint, MI. 48502-2043
2922 Fuller Avenue, NE
Grand Rapids, MI. 49505
151 N. Delaware St.
Indianapolis, IN. 46204-2526
Henry S. Reuss Fed. Plaza
310 W. Wisconsin Av. #1320
Milwaukee, WI. 53203-2289
220 Second Street South
Minneapolis, MN. 55401-2195
509 W. Capitol St. #206
Springfield, IL. 62704
1600 Throckmorton, P.O. Box 2905,
Ft. Worth, TX. 76113
625 Truman St., NE
Albuquerque, N.M. 87110-6472
525 Griffin St. Room 860
Dallas, TX. 75202-5007
Norfolk Tower, Suite 200
Houston, TX. 77098-4096
Lafayette Bldg., Suite 200
523 Louisiana St.
Little Rock, AR. 72201
1205 Texas Ave.
Lubbock, TX. 79401-4093
New Orleans Federal Office Bldg.
Fisk Federal Bldg.
1661 Canal St. #3100
New Orleans, LA. 70112
Murrah Federal Bldg.
200 NW 5th Street
Oklahoma City, OK. 73102-3202
San Antonio, TX. 78207
Joe D. Waggoner Bldg.
500 Fannin St.
Shreveport, LA. 71101-3077
Boston Place, Suite 110
1516 S. Boston St.
Tulsa, OK. 74119
Gateway Tower II, Rm. 200
400 State Ave.
Kansas City, KS 66101-2406
Room 259, Fed. Bldg.
210 Walnut St.
Des Moines, IA. 50309-2155
210 South 16th St.
Omaha, NE. 68102-1622
Robert A Young Federal Building, 3rd Fl.
1222 Spruce St., St. Louis, MO. 63103-2836
Executive Tower Bldg., 1405 Curtis
Denver, CO. 80202 (303) 844-6518
4225 Federal Off. Bldg. Federal Building
100 East B. Street 653 2nd Avenue N.
P.O. Box 580 P.O. Box 2483
Casper, WY. 82602-1918 Fargo, N.D. 58108-2483
(307) 261-5252 (701) 239-5666
Helena Salt Lake City
Federal Office Building 324 S. State Street
301 South Park, Rm. 340 Suite 220
Drawer 10095 Salt Lake City, UT. 84111
Helena, MT. 59626-0095 (801) 524-5216
300 N. Dakota Ave. Suite 116
"300 Bldg." Sioux Falls, SD 57102-4223
(Property handled by Denver office)
Phillip Burton Federal Bldg. and
U.S. Courthouse, 450 Golden Gate
P.O. Box 36003, San Francisco, CA 94102
1630 Shaw Ave. #138 Prince Jonah Fed. Bldg.
Fresno, CA. 93710-8193 P.O. Box 50007
(209) 487-5033 Honolulu, HI. 96850-4991
Las Vegas Los Angeles
1500 E. Tropicana #205 1615 West Olympic Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV. 89119-6516 Los Angeles, CA. 90015
(702) 388-6500 (213) 251-7136
2 Arizona Ctr. #1600 1050 Bible Way
400 North 5th St. P.O. Box 4700
P.O. Box 13468 Reno, NV. 89505-4700
Phoenix, AZ. 85004-2361 (702) 784-5356
Sacramento San Diego
777 12th Street #200 Room 5-3-S, Fed. Off. Bld.
Sacramento, CA. 95814-1997 880 Front Street
(916) 551-1351 San Diego, CA. 92188-0100
Santa Ana Tucson
Box 12850 100 N. Stone Ave. #410
34 Civic Center Plaza Tucson, AZ. 85701-1467
Santa Ana, CA. 92712-2850 (602) 670-5223
Arcade Plaza Bldg., 1321 Second Ave.
Seattle, WA. 98101 (206) 553-1700
Federal Building -U.S. Federal Building -U.S.
222 West 8th Avenue #64 550 W. Fort St.
Anchorage, AK. 99513-7537 P.O. Box 042
(907) 271-4170 Boise, ID. 83724-0420
520 SW Sixth St. Farm Credit Bank Bldg.
Portland, OR. 97204-1596 8th Fl. East W. 601 1st Av
(503) 326-2671 Spokane, WA. 99204-0317
This concludes the Housing & Urban Development listings.
The U.S. Customs offices seize millions in
merchandise each year. E.G.& G. Dynatrend is under
contract to auction forfeited and confiscated merchandise.
Their address is: 2300 Clarendon Blvd., Suite 705,
Arlington, VA. 22201. Their phone numbers are (703) 351-
7880 and 7887.
The U.S. Customs Public Auction Line is specifically
the 703-351-7887 number. You can be placed on a mailing
list for either $25 for regional information or $50 for
national news. There are five different areas covered.
There are auctions held every nine weeks in the
- Los Angeles, California
- Nogales, Texas
- Miami, Florida
- Edinburgh, Texas
- Houston, Texas
- Chula Vista, California
- Jersey City, New Jersey
- El Paso, Texas
Other cities hold auctions more infrequently.
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
Periodically, there are portions of a contractor's
inventory that remains following completion of a job. The
government paid for it, so they own it. They consider it
surplus and it's sold by a Defense branch -- the Department
of Defense Logistics Agency.
You can write to these addresses for more information
about these sales:
Boston New York
Defense Contract Admin Ser Defense Contract Admin Ser
Boston Region New York Region
495 Summer Street 201 Varick Street
Boston, MA. 02210-2184 New York, N.Y. 10014-4811
Defense Contr. Admin. Serv. Defense Contr. Admin. Ser.
Philadelphia Region Atlanta Region
2800 South 20th Street 805 Walker Street
Philadelphia, PA. 19101-7478 Marietta, GA. 30060-2789
Defense Contr. Admin. Serv. Defense Contr. Admin. Ser.
Cleveland Region Chicago Region
Federal Office Building O'Hare Int'l Airport
1240 E. Ninth Street P.O. Box 66475
Cleveland, OH. 44199-2036 Chicago, IL. 60666-0475
St. Louis Dallas
Defense Contr. Admin. Serv. Defense Contr. Admin. Ser.
St. Louis Region Dallas Region
1136 Washington Avenue 1200 Main Street
St. Louis, MO. 63101-1194 Dallas, TX. 75202-4399
Commander, Defense Contract Admin. Services
Los Angeles Region, 11099 South La Cienega Blvd.
Los Angeles, California 90045-6197
A number of items often turn up at the post office
that are undeliverable and unclaimed. These goods can
range from merchandise to household and leisure items to
The merchandise auctions are only held in 5 cities,
the largest in New York and San Francisco. If you live
close to one of these auction areas listed, by all means go
and check it out. Otherwise, it may not be worth a lengthy
Atlanta: U.S. Postal Service, Undeliverable Mails
Branch, Dead Parcels Branch, 730 Great SW
Parkway, Atlanta, GA. 30336, (404) 344-1625
New York: U.S. Postal Service, 380 West 33rd Street,
New York, N.Y. 10199, (212) 330-3800
Philadelphia: U.S. Postal Service, 2970 Market Street,
Room 531-A, Philadelphia, PA. 19104-9886
San Francisco: U.S. Postal Service, 390 Main Street, San
Francisco, CA. 94105-9502, (415) 543-1826
St. Paul: U.S. Postal Service, 443 Fillmore Street,
St. Paul, MN. 55107, (612) 293-3082
Postal vehicles are also sold by the Post Office.
They must be purchased by cash, bank check or money order.
U.S. Postal Service Postal Service Supply Off.
708 E. South Blvd. Vehicle Maintenance
Montgomery, AL. 36119 8221 Petersburg
(205) 244-7500 Anchorage, AK. 99507-3132
U.S. Postal Service General Mail Facil. Fleet
Vehicle Maintenance Facility 4700 E. McCain Blvd.
4949 E. Van Buren N. Little Rock, AR. 72231
Phoenix, AZ. 85026 (501) 945-6710
Fleet Maintenance Div. U.S. Postal Service
1300 Evans Avenue 915 S. Logan
San Francisco, CA. 94105 Denver, CO. 80209
(415) 550-5212 (303) 297-6730
U.S. Post Office U.S. Post Office
Vehicle Maintenance Service Vehicle Maintenance
85 Weston St. 147 Quigley Blvd.
Hartford, CT. 06101 Wilmington, DE. 19850
(203) 524-6240 (302) 323-2237
U.S. Post Office U.S. Post Office
2800 S. Adams Vehicle Maintenance Facil.
Tallahassee, FL. 32301-9998 3900 Crown Rd.
(904) 878-7268 Atlanta, GA. 30304-9721
U.S. Postmaster U.S. Post Office Garage
Manager, Fleet Maintenance 770 S. 13th
89 Sand Island Rd. Boise, ID. 83707
Honolulu, HI. 96819 (208) 383-4225
Main Post Office Garage U.S. Post Office Garage
2105 E. Cook 615 S. Capitol Avenue
Springfield, IL. 62703 Indianapolis, IN. 46225
(217) 788-7241 (317) 464-6081
U.S. Post Office U.S. Post Office Garage
1165 Second Avenue 424 S. Kansas Avenue
Des Moines, IA. 50318-9121 Topeka, KS. 66603
(515) 283-7720 (913) 295-9167
U.S. Postal Service Main Post Office Garage
1420 Gardiner Lane Vehicle Maintenance Dept.
P.O. Box 3111 750 Florida Blvd.
Louisville, KY. 40232-9111 Baton Rouge, LA. 70021
(502) 454-1891 (504) 381-0388
Main Post Office U.S. Postal Service
171 Kennebec Street 6 Waelchi Avenue
Portland, ME. 04101 Baltimore, MD. 21227
(207) 871-8467 (301) 625-8931
U.S. Postal Service U.S. Post Office
135 A Street 4800 Collins Rd.
Boston, MA. 02210 Lansing, MI. 48924
(617) 654-5771 (517) 337-8736
U.S. Postal Service U.S. Post Office
314 Eva Street 350 E. Silas Brown St.
St. Paul, MN. 55107 Jackson, MS. 39301-5201
(612) 349-3082 (601) 968-5784
U.S. Postal Service No auctions held. See
Vehicle Maintenance Facility San Francisco and Salt
3535 Katherine Rd. Lake City
Quincy, IL. 62301-9998
U.S. Postal Service U.S. Post Office
Maintenance, 700 R St. 2000 Vassar Street
Lincoln, NE. 68501 Reno, NV. 89510-9997
(402) 473-1630 (702) 788-0626 Gov't
New Hampshire New Jersey
U.S. Post Office Main Post Office
Vehicle Maintenance Facility Vehicle Mainten. Facility
955 Goffs Falls Rd. 680 State Hwy. 130
Manchester, N.H. 03100-7221 Trenton, N.J. 08650
(603) 644-4022 (609) 581-3089
New Mexico New York
U.S. Post Office U.S. Postal Garage
1135 Broadway, N.E. 201 11th Avenue
Albuquerque, NM 87101 New York, N.Y. 10199-9721
(505) 848-3887 (212) 330-4904
North Carolina North Dakota
U.S. Postal Office U.S. Post Office
310 Newborne Avenue 220 E. Rosser Ave.
Raleigh, NC 27611 Bismarck, N.D. 58501
(919) 831-3702 (701) 221-6517
U.S. Postal Service Main Post Office
850 Twin River Drive Vehicle Services
Columbus, OH. 43216 320 S.W. 5th Street
(614) 469-4255 Oklahoma City, OK. 73125
U.S. Post Office Philadelphia Post Office
Vehicle Maintenance Facility Garage
918 NW Park Avenue 30th and Chestnut
Portland, OR. 97208 Philadelphia, PA. 19104
(503) 294-2444 (215) 895-9297
Rhode Island South Carolina Postal Serv.
Postal Service U.S. Post Office
Vehicle Maintenance 1601 Asembly St.
Providence RI 02904 Columbia, SC 29201-9122
(401) 276-6800 (803) 733-4692
South Dakota Tennessee
U.S. Postal Service U.S. Post Office Garage
Vehicle Maintenance Facility 707 Chestnut Street
500 E. Boulevard Nashville, TN. 37229-9721
Rapid City, SD 57701-5709
U.S. Postal Service U.S. Post Office
10410 Perrin Beitel Vehicle Maintenance Dept.
San Antonio, TX. 78284 1760 W. 2100 S.
(512) 657-8528 Salt Lake City, UT. 84199
U.S. Postal Service U.S. Post Office Garage
Vehicle Maintenance Facility 1001 School Street
1800 Page Blvd. Richmond, VA. 23232
Springfield, MA. 01152-9721 (804) 775-6155
Washington, D.C. Washington (state)
U.S. Postal Service U.S. Postal Service
Fleet Operations 3825 S. Warren
980 V. St. NE Tacoma, WA. 98409
Washington, D.C. 20018-9601
West Virginia Wisconsin
U.S. Post Office U.S Postal Service
Vehicle Maintenance Facility Vehicle Maintenance
602 Donnelly St. Madison, WI. 53703
Charleston, WV. 25301-9721 (608) 246-1300
INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE
Naturally, the Internal Revenue Service has been
known to seize a few items themselves. They generally
auction these goods off to raise money for back taxes and
penalties owed by the person whose property has been
confiscated. You can get on their mailing list by calling
their HOT LINE:
Other hot-line numbers:
- San Francisco (415) 556-5021
- Seattle (206) 553-0703
- Los Angeles (213) 894-5777
- Sacramento (916) 978-5520
- New York City (718) 780-4020
The IRS may prove to be your ally yet!
The other phone numbers of importance may belong to
the Federal Supply Service Bureau who can give you more
information about General Services Administration Auctions.
National Capitol Region
National Surplus & Sales Center
Federal Supply Service Bureau
6808 Loisdale Rd.
Springfield, VA. 22150
Hot-line: (703) 557-7796
Region One Region Two
Federal Serv. Supply Bur. Federal Serv. Supply Bur.
10 Causeway St. 4#2FBP-1 26 Federal Plaza #2FBB-2
Boston, MA. 02222 New York, N.Y. 10278
Hotline: (617) 565-7326 Hotline: (800) 488-SALE
Region Three Region Four
Federal Service Supply Bur Federal Service Supp. Bur.
Personal Property Sales General Services Admin.
841 Chestnut St. #540 404 West Beach St. #4FBB
Philadelphia, PA. 19107 Atlanta, GA. 30365
(215) 597-7253 (404) 331-5177
Region Five Region Six
General Services Admin. Excess Property Sales
Federal Supply Serv. Bur GSA Federal Supply Bureau
Sales Serv, Mail Staff 34-5 #6FP-P
230 S. Dearborn St. 440 College Blvd.
Chicago, IL. 60604 Overland Park, KS. 66211
(312) 353-0246 (913) 236-2500
Region Seven Region Eight
General Services Admin. General Services Admin.
819 Taylor Street Federal Supply Serv. Bur.
Fort Worth, TX. 76102 Building 41
(817) 334-2352 Denver Federal Center
Denver, CO. 80226
Region Nine Region Ten
525 Market St. 29th Floor General Services Admin.
San Francisco, CA. 94105 Excess Personal Property
(415) 774-5240 400 15th Street SW
Auburn, WA. 98001
RESOLUTION TRUST CORPORATION
In the 1980s, there were a vast number of savings &
loans failures and the U.S. Government contracted with the
Resolution Trust Corporation to dispose of personal
property and assets accumulated during the last few years.
There is a wide inventory that is constantly
changing. The key contacts:
The Affordable Housing Disposition Program
Resolution Trust Corporation
National Assets Specific Inquiry
Program: (800) 431-0600
Regional Assets Sales Hotline
For real estate: (800) 782-3006.
You're in business now!
These are a wide assortment of contact listings for
you to begin your new career in the buying and selling
business. People are going to buy goods -from you or
someone else. Why not take advantage of the outstanding
savings you can achieve by using the government to do your
acquisitions for you.
You always thought the government only took taxes
from you. Here's a chance to get some back! Of course, it
will probably increase your taxes as your income goes up,
but that's a good problem to have, right?
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