Los Angeles

The buyers are in Los Angeles at the country’s biggest police auction. Mark gambles on gold while Billy and the Martins compete for a few antique weapons, one of them signed by a movie star.

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Mark Meyer in LA
Mark Meyer in LA

Mark Meyer in LA

Mark, Billy, Laurence and Sally head to an auction in LA to try to profit on legally seized valuables at the largest police auction in the country. 960 1280

  

police auction by propertyroom.com in LA

police auction by propertyroom.com in LA

Each year the Los Angeles Police Department handles billions of dollars of merchandise. Anything found, seized or kept as evidence in a criminal investigation is legally required to be destroyed or sold at auction upon case completion. Property Room auctions 850,000 items from the LAPD to the general public every year. 960 1280

  

Sally and Laurence Martin at the auction preview in LA

Sally and Laurence Martin at the auction preview in LA

Before the actual auction starts, everyone is given an hour to go through and look at the items that are going to be auctioned off. There are over 300 items to bid on, so Sally, Laurence and all the buyers have to spend their time wisely. 960 1280

  

Mark Meyer looking at jewelry

Mark Meyer looking at jewelry

Mark uses part of his preview time to examine the bags of jewelry. He focuses in on a gold pendant and a bag of jewelry marked “gold tone,” meaning fake gold. However, Mark thinks he sees a few pieces that are real -- and that might have been put in the bag by mistake. 960 1280

  

Mystery Boxes at LA auction

Mystery Boxes at LA auction

The preview reveals an eclectic mix of items up for auction, including “mystery boxes.” These boxes are sealed and cannot be opened until they are purchased. They catch the eye of all our auction specialists. 960 1280

  

Billy Leroy and a mystery box in LA

Billy Leroy and a mystery box in LA

Billy inspects one of the mystery boxes. He tries to figure out which one would be the best to bid on. 960 1280

  

Laurence Martin during the auction preview in LA

Laurence Martin during the auction preview in LA

Laurence and Sally do the same thing as they examine all the mystery boxes. 960 1280

  

Laurence and Sally Martin and mystery boxes

Laurence and Sally Martin and mystery boxes

Laurence checks out as many auction items as possible during the preview. The available mirror comes in handy as Laurence straightens out his hat. 960 1280

  

Preview hour at the police auction in LA

Preview hour at the police auction in LA

As the preview hour winds down, all of the potential buyers finish up and make their way to the auction area. 960 1280

  

Billy Leroy and Sally Martin at the LA Police Auction

Billy Leroy and Sally Martin at the LA Police Auction

Billy and Sally take their seats for the auction. Billy soon gets in on the action and starts bidding for items. This police auction, run by PropertyRoom.com, is one of the biggest in the US. 960 1280

  

Mark Meyer sits among the bidders at the LA police auction

Mark Meyer sits among the bidders at the LA police auction

Sitting among other bidders, Mark is all smiles as he takes home some of the items he had been eyeing in the auction preview. 960 1280

  

Laurence Martin and his lucky shoes

Laurence Martin and his lucky shoes

Laurence puts on his lucky leopard shoes for the LA auction in hopes that it will bring him and Sally some hidden gems. 960 1280

  

Propertyroom.com auctioneer

Propertyroom.com auctioneer

The PropertyRoom.com auctioneer runs a tight ship and quickly works up the bids to try to get top dollar for the items being auctioned off. 960 1280

  

Billy Leroy and the mystery box

Billy Leroy and the mystery box

Billy examines the mystery box that he won at auction. Wonder what's inside? 960 1280

  

Mark Meyer and the mystery box at the police auction in LA

Mark Meyer and the mystery box at the police auction in LA

Laurence and Sally load up the cannon they won at auction. Both agree it will make a great addition to their store. Too bad they had to outbid Mark to get it. 960 1280

  

Laurence and Sally Martin load up their cannon

Laurence and Sally Martin load up their cannon

Mark leaves the auction with his won mystery box. Will he or Billy have the more valuable box? Tune in to find out. 960 1280

  

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