Snail mail sale
CANBERRA: Six wedding dresses, a didgeridoo, a toupee and a massage table are among thousands of items lost in Australia’s mail system in the past year and now being sold for charity after nobody claimed them.
Australia Post said the six wedding dresses would be sold in Melbour ne tomorrow, when organisers are expecting to raise around AUS$60 000 (R415 000).
Australia Post auctions off the lost items if they are not claimed, with the proceeds going to a range of charities.
Australian laws allow the post office to open packages in order to find the sender or recipients.
If the address is invalid, the post office is allowed to auction off the contents of the packages.
In Sydney, items under the hammer include Cuban cigars, French Champagne, designer shoes and designer handbags. – Reuters