Snail mail sale

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - NEWS -

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

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