Baggage Battles: Two-Faced Pictures
Go behind the scenes with the auction specialists in Stockton, CA, where they bid on military trunks, relics of famous Hollywood icons and more.
police auction by propertyroom.com in LAEach 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 LABefore 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 jewelryMark 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
Billy Leroy and Sally Martin at the LA Police AuctionBilly 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
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