State Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick and his staff have made some interesting unclaimed property findings.
The Unclaimed Property Division within the Missouri Treasurer’s Office is like a treasure chest of items with historical, sentimental and monetary value. Some rare items include a copy of a land grant from the 1850s with the signature of then-President James Buchanan and a newspaper copy announcing the 1945 death of President Franklin Roosevelt and Missouri’s own Harry Truman succeeding him. The office also has Superman comic books, several military medals, about 50,000-dollars in coins. Then there are unusual things like a clown suit, change of clothes, ski mask and handgun.