U.S. Treasury Auctions Page
Property seized by the U.S. Customs Service and the IRS is routinely auctioned off to the public. The U.S. Treasury Auctions Page can point you to places where everything from airplanes and cars to Persian rugs and fax machines is up for grabs. Use the Customs schedule to find the auction nearest you. Oddly enough, the closest to Washington is in New Jersey. The page also offers links to other federal sales, including business properties, houses, and things that were "loose in the mails."
Susan Heavey, June 12, 1998