customs media release
Customs to auction seized goods - Monday, 24th October 2005
More than 8,000 bottles of whisky, brandy, gin, rum, vodka and wine as well as gold and diamond jewellery are among several thousand abandoned, forfeited and seized items being auctioned by Customs in Melbourne this week.
A large quantity of the imported goods up for sale comprise a variety of clothing such as men's, women's and children's jackets, polo tops, skirts, pants, jeans, windcheaters, overcoats, dresses, socks and footwear. Other items include:
- Handcrafted Venetian glass sculpture "Tartaruga in Calcedonio" by Dino Rosin
- 25,000 ball point pens
- 7,000 key rings
- 6,800 kitchen scourers
- 400 safety glasses
- 300 smoke detectors
- 104 steam vacuum cleaners
- 21 cartons of wooden coat hangers
- 11 cartons of lacrosse mitts
- 4000 blocks of mulch
- 2 pallets of golf umbrellas
- Greek and Indian musical instruments
The auction will be held at Dominion Group's Auction Complex, 21 Sardine Street, Port Melbourne, on Wednesday 26 October starting at 9am.
A public viewing of the goods is being held today (Monday 24 October) and tomorrow (Tuesday 25 October) from 10am to 4pm.
Goods will be sold inclusive of all Customs duties and GST.
For picture/interview opportunity:
Dominion Groups Auction Complex, Tuesday 25 October 9.30am-11.30am
Greg Gilbert, Customs, 03 9244 8354 or mobile 0411 263 361
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