Pittsburgh Airport Public sale returns for a face-to-face occasion with a whole lot of things

FINDLAY TWP. – Treasure hunters looking for their next find should watch out for an upcoming auction in Allegheny County.

The annual Pittsburgh International Airport auction returns to the Heavy Equipment building on October 23 at 10:00 a.m. The auction will include personal items left at the airport for the past two years, including everything from designer shoes to abandoned cars.

“We are excited to be returning to an in-person event,” said Dawn Bailey, ACAA manager of land and terminal operations. “We left items for the public for two years as we are only available online at this event last year.”

According to the airport, there will be more than 1,000 pieces of jewelry and 500 electronic devices at this year’s auction. In addition to these high-end items, some other items that the airport highlighted are lava lamps, rice cookers, and an elf on the shelf doll.

The auction will also feature large lots, with nine abandoned vehicles and one fire engine going to the highest bidder. Vehicles must be towed from the auction site and all items must be removed within seven days.

The doors for the auction will open at 8:30 a.m. in the Heavy Equipment Building on Cargo Road. Visitors are required to wear a mask and practice social distancing during the auction.

A buyer’s surcharge of 15% is levied on all items, 5% is deducted when paying with cash or check purchases. The event will also accept credit cards for payment.

Proceeds from the auction will go to the ACAA Charitable Foundation, which supports the airport’s military lounge, Art in the Airport program, aviation grants and staff development.

There will be food trucks including Divine Swine and the Monaca-based Steel City Fries.

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