Where to learn more on government auctions:

defense department

800-govt-buy

sells surplus goods all over the US.

FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORP.

800-568-9161

800-873-7785 (Northeast US, Puerto Rico, and Virgin Islands)

Auctions all types of commercial and residential property.

TREASURY DEPARTMENT

703-273-7373

Offers some of the best federal auctions at several cities around the country. You can also subscribe to the agency's auction newsletters for $25 to $50 a year.

US POST OFFICE

Write to managers of the mail recovery centers listed below:

Atlanta Mail Recovery Center

PO Box 4416

Atlanta, GA 30336-9590

San Francisco Mail Recovery Center

PO Box 7872

San Francisco, CA 94120-7872

St. Paul Mail Recovery Center

443 Fillmore Ave. E

St. Paul, MN 55107-9607

FINANCE NET

www.financenet.gov

An official Web site offering direct links to many of the federal government auctions as well as many states and even foreign government sales.

GOVERNMENT AUCTION LISTINGS

www.govauctions.com

Offers a more extensive list of federal, state, and local sales. Subscriptions cost $15 for one month or $48 for six months.

(c) Copyright 1999. The Christian Science Publishing Society

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