Pittsburgh International Airport hosts the annual public auction.
Licensed auctioneer Joe R. Pyle will lead the auction at 10 a.m. on Saturday, October 23.
Fifteen abandoned vehicles, used Airport Authority vehicles, around 1,000 jewels, including silver and gold options and 500 electronic items will be auctioned. Other items include a 1987 Snowblast snowblower, a 2002 Oshkosh crash truck, a portable toilet seat, and a fire engine.
Boxes of items lost and found for more than a month were donated to charities in the region. The clothes were placed in over 35 boxes and donated to the Greater Pittsburgh nonprofit circles. The forgotten eyeglasses were donated to the Lions Club. Proceeds from items sold that did not belong to the airport will be donated to the ACAA Charitable Foundation.
Payments can be made by cash, card or check. On all purchases there is a 15 percent fee to cover costs. For people paying in cash or by check, the fee will be only 10%. All payments must be made in full, including taxes and fees. Items must be picked up within 7 days of the date of sale.
âThe auction draws a crowd from across the tri-state area, with 229 bidders in attendance last year,â said Elise Gomez, airport customer relations manager.
Unlike last year, anyone interested in coming to the auction can attend in person. For those who wish to participate online, this remains an option. Having both options will allow people to present themselves safely with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Once at the airport, employees will direct participants to the parking lot. For more information, visit the airport website Twitter or the Pyle website.