On October 7, Pittsburgh International Airport will host its annual auction of crap people left behind that was never picked up. The items include fancy cameras, designer handbags, countless water bottles, stacks of books and what appear to be nearly a dozen abandoned cars. An alligator head and a toilet seat have been offered in previous auctions.
From Pittsburgh Magazine:
Among the more unusual items offered at this year’s auction is a pair of python cowboy boots originally valued at a few hundred dollars. The shoes were discovered during this year’s “Big Sort,” a two-day event in which employees of the Allegheny County Airport Authority, which operates the airport, and volunteers search through boxes upon boxes of lost items. While some of the items will be available at the auction, others, such as most of the clothing and eyewear, have been donated to local nonprofits[…]
Proceeds from the auction will benefit the Allegheny County Airport Authority Charitable Foundation. The money raised by the foundation will help improve travelers’ experiences at the airport by upgrading terminals and beautifying spaces with artwork.