An Aladdin’s Cave of lost, stolen and seized property is set to go under the hammer at a police auction.
A Cartier snuff box, diamonds and even a teddy bear are among the items due to go up for auction at Clwyd Auction Centre on Monday.
The majority of the lots were seized by the North Wales and Cheshire police forces under the Proceeds of Crime Act, which enables them to strip criminals of illegally acquired gains.
Trudi Denton, a director at the Ewloe-based auction house, said there a number of interesting items among the hundreds of lots in this month’s auction with no reserve or guideline prices.
She said: “The Cartier snuffbox, which dates from the 1930s, is probably the most interesting thing up for sale this month and we also have a quantity of diamonds. Then you have your lap tops, iPhones and there are quite a lot of clothes in this month’s sale, many of which still have the labels on.
We once had a Porsche 911 up for sale at one of the proceeds of crime auctions, which was one of the more expensive kits we’ve had. There are definitely bargains to be had, although obviously every item is different. Recently a bike which was priced at £4,000 sold for only £700. It all goes to whoever is the highest bidder.”
The auction starts at 5pm, however buyers are able to go and take a look at the lots from 10am on the day of the sale.
Below are photographs of some of goods that are entered into auction: