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With the recent surge in Storage Auctions, Foreclosures and Forced Estate Sales there will be more family photos, marriage certificates, legal documents, medical histories, military records and more sent to the landfills.

Moments after the Auctioneer announces "SOLD", the buyer is directed how and when to dispose of the personal documents contained in the bulk sale. Different states have different laws on how long the buyer must retain personal documents found in auctions. Some storage companies retain these items for a specified time rather than burdening the auction buyer.

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Lost in Storage - Find personal items lost in storage auctions or estate sales.

Lost in Storage *** Find personal documents that were lost to an Estate Sale or Storage Auction. *** Buyers: List items recovered from an Estate Sale or Storage Unit Auction here. Include as much information about the sale as possible. Storage Facility Name, Storage Unit Number, Town of Sale, Auction Service, Auctioneer, Estate Sale Service, etc.
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add to favorites family items
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My family had a great loss and were unable to keep up out storage unit in manassas va and we lost everything. newborn baby pictures photo albums and all the keepsakes i had for the babies. please if anyone knows how i can get any of these things back it was at the public storage on sudley road. Thanks so much
add to favorites Lost family photo albums and documents.
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My family lost just about everything in September of 2009 when our business went down. The storage unit was located in Va Beach.

ALL of our photo albums where in that unit. There was a long bow, 1986 Honda Spree, White file boxes of documents, Tupperware boxes of baby shoes and keepsakes.

I would do anything to retrieve those photos for my Mom. She is heart broken over losing them.
add to favorites PERSONAL ITEMS
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Seeking personal items like diploma, pictures of my children and graduation pictures of my daughter lost in storage from American Classic Self Storage
3709 Gateway Dr
Portsmouth, VA 23703
Auction was February 19th or 20th 2013 Unit # 971
contact me at missj4u2@gmail.com
add to favorites EXTRA SPACE STORAGE HO-HO-KUS, NJ
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I have been a customer with this storage company for 23 years and because of a SNAFU involving a changed number and lost CC ALL the contents of TWO storage units were auctioned off in last week.
PLEASE, if you are the purchaser of one or both of these units: you will have found out that I am a writer and one of the units contained my "archives" re: 35 years of writing including journals/plays/stories/etc. THIS HAS NO MARKET VALUE but, for me, is priceless. The rest of the items also have NO market value but are highly sentimental; including photos/videos of my son's birth/and the last things my father gave to me--nothing worth anything except to me--from my father before he died.
I understand you may not want to deal with me directly but I am ONLY interested in retrieving what I feel has been the LOSS--and this feels like the ultimate violation of privacy--of 35 years of my life. I am willing to PAY for the sale of these units back to me; so please consider this by contacting me directly or the storage company--because like I said, the units had really nothing of market value; so please have a heart and do God's will and contact me ASAP and so the right thing and do NOT just toss 35 years of a person's memories into a dumpster or landfill. I am sure we can easily negotiate a deal that will make you happy. Otherwise, you wasted your time, energy and money and I lost 35 years of my life. Please do the right thing and contact me ASAP. Thank you.
Regards,
Erik
mediciboy@aol.com
201-957-5054
add to favorites Desperate for help
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our unit was sold last weekend. I understand that its all gone and I understand but there are a few things that cant be replaced. They are some photo albums which include: first baby, wedding, vacations. These are not just pictures but scrapbooks so there is more personal stuff in them. There is more that I would love back but if I can just recover these items I would be happy.
Storage info

City Self Storage Inc
1205 Marshall Ave Lancaster PA 17601
717-397-1955
Unit A21
Tenant Last Name: Solodky

If anyone can help please email me at honbun21@hotmail.com
Thank you
add to favorites Desperate for help
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our unit was sold last weekend. I understand that its all gone and I understand but there are a few things that cant be replaced. They are some photo albums which include: first baby, wedding, vacations. These are not just pictures but scrapbooks so there is more personal stuff in them. There is more that I would love back but if I can just recover these items I would be happy.
Storage info

City Self Storage Inc
1205 Marshall Ave Lancaster PA 17601
717-397-1955
Unit A21
Tenant Last Name: Solodky

If anyone can help please email me at honbun21@hotmail.com
Thank you
add to favorites Lost in Reedsburg WI
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My family had a storage unit about 10 years ago in Reedsburg Wi that got auctioned. Among the items were a refrigerator, family photos, stuffed animals, military equipment/records, and medical records (xrays of hands with extra fingers among them). I know this is a long shot being around 10 years ago, but if anyone knows of these items please notify me. Thank you!
add to favorites Bronx- NY....Please have a heart
I have recently lost my belongings in storage. Last month they were sold at an auction from the Public Storage facility aka CUBE SMART on Cromwell Ave in the Bronx,last name FINERSON. Yes, I have lost my furniture and appliances and a number of other items. I am still getting over the shock,it's my fault I know :-( However I would love to recover the baby doll my grand father gave me as a child, as well as some other personal and sentimental items I neglected to secure. Please, I am begging you. Please contact me @ negrita220@gmail.com. Any arragement I am willing to negotiate. God Bless
add to favorites Queens, NY - Lost in Storage 1995
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Don't care about anything in the storage unit except for the photographs and albums. Me in high school, college, my 2 year old son on vacation with me and his Dad, etc. I just care about those photos. I'd be willing to give a modest reward. roobsta76@gmail.com.
add to favorites LOST TWO PHOTO ALBUMS BABY PICS STORAMERICA MONTCLAIR CALIFORNIA AUCTIONED ON APRIL 24 2013
I LOST TWO PHOTO ALBUMS IN A BEIGE COLORED CLOTH FRESH & EASY GROCERY TOTE BAG. (PIC OF LOGO ON GROCERY TOTE BAG UPLOADED WITH THIS AD.)

STORAGE NUMBER 318
AUCTIONED WEDNESDAY APRIL 24, 2013
StorAmerica - Montclair
10580 Benson Ave, Montclair, CA 91763
(909) 983-1121
sa1119@verizon.net
www.castorage.com/self-storage/montclair-130075
Office Hours Mon-Sun: 9am-6pm
Access Hours Mon-Sun: 6am-9pm

THESE ALBUMS ARE BABY THRU TEEN YEARS OF MY NOW DECEASED HUSBAND. (ONE BIG BROWN PHOTO ALBUM CONTAINING BABY PICS.SCHOOL PICS,SPORTS TEAM PICS, CHRISTMAS PICS, FAMILY PICS, ETC. 1965-1980'S AND ONE SMALL ALBUM WITH TROPICAL THEME CONTAINING PICS OF HAWAIIAN VACATION 1980'S. tHESE ARE THE ONLY PHOTOS OF MY DECEASED HUSBAND AS A BABY-TEEEN. I PRAY TO GET THESE TWO ALBUMS BACK FOR HIS TWO CHILDREN.

ALSO, IF AT ALL POSSIBLE: ONE BLACK HARLEY DAVIDSON BOOT AND ONE DOC MARTIN BLACK AND WHITE WING TIP SHOE (i HAVE THE OTHER MATXCH) FOR HIS DAUGHTER, THEY WERE CHRISTMAS GIFTS.

PLEASE REPLY BACK TO ARRANGE MY ROCOVERY OF THESE ITEMS IF YOU HAVE THEM...GOD BLESS YOU!

909 941 0022
add to favorites Bushnell, FL 2008
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I moved in 2008 and had my whole house put in storage by my family with an agreement my ex would pay the fees. Before I was able to get the location of the storage and noticed it was past due on payments, it was already up for auction and the Storage owner refused to let me pay it or tell me who bought it. It was full of my 3 daughters baby stuff, my diploma, family pictures, etc. I never cared about the housing things only the stuff that belong to my daughters. There was a wooden chest with the name Chloe on it and it was filled with baby stuff. I still to this day cry when I think of not being able to give these personal things to them when they have children, The last name on most things will be my maiden last name of "WONG" Or possibly my married last name of"HUNT". My mother put these things in storage and her last name is "HILL". THANK YOU if any one has information that may be helpful.
add to favorites Storage 2000
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We had a storage unit in Fredericksburg Virginia in 2011 at storage 2000 and we lost the items. The things that i am looking for are my childrens baby books and family albums. There is pictures of my bother that died in 1990 and would love to have them back. If you have these item or know where they are please let me know
add to favorites Extra Space in Sterling, VA lost precious items
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While on military injury our things were auctioned they were dear to us. The storage company was unkind. My kids were devastated. Lots of memory, military items, children clothing, coats, children room items, computer. Baby stuff and precious collectable dolls, most of all pictures. The government is seeking their belongings. Who would hurt and take from kids? Someone cold, greedy and selfish! God said it will not bring peace to the storage company and the bidder. Please return! Have asked thw storage company for contact yet their hearts were too cold.
add to favorites all i had left
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Today someone has purchased a storage unit room 1915 from the U-Haul storage. Located at 1685 dixwell Ave Haven CT. 06514 I am willing to purchase it back from you. Inside are the remains of my mother and grandmother, household items like a kitchen table, stand-up freezer and several boxes with all my personal belongs. My daughter's clothes toys and books. Please don't throw this stuff away. Please contact me by email at lilmscc02@ yahoo.com or by telephone at 203-363-4335 please I beg of you this is all I have left. My baby and I are struggling and the storage is all we had left.
add to favorites Looking for kids pictures from 2009. Lock it Lockers in Phoenix Arizona
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Hello.
I was having a sleepless night because I was thinking about my kids pictures which is something that I often think about because those are memories that I want them to have when they grow up. I lost all of my stuff in 2009 due to a storage auction at Lock it Lockers in Phoenix,Arizona not far from the airport. The only thing that I want are my kids pictures.. In the storage would have been a cherry wood sleigh bed bedroom set and alot of pink decorative items. There was also a beautiful arrangement of pink daisys in faux water just to give another visual of what was in the storage room. Pink truly was the theme so there were even items such as jars of decorative pink sugar to all things beautiful and pink.
There was also a little boys bedroom set the wood color was birch and it had blue trim. The main thing that I am seeking is the pictures because I can not replace those.. I am willing to pay for the pictures. I have always kept the faith that whomever purchased the storage room that they did not discard those pictures... If this storage unit seems familiar to you please contact me @ billiereyes1@gmail.com or 623-206-5483

Thank You & I look forward to hearing from you soon!
Matthew 19:26 "But with God all things are possible"
add to favorites Lost in Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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Our storage unit #B060 at InStorage, Rancho Palos Verdes, California was sold in January of 2012. The unit contained our daughter's personalized bed and accessories, her american girl collection, daughter's birth photos, personal family photos and all personal awards and documents. Please contact us at acts23738@aol.com with any information. Thank you sincerely and God Bless!
add to favorites Shelbyville
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All my things were at A+ storage unit in shelbyville ky Queen size pillow top matress Cherry oak dresser,headboard. KItchen Items, Twin size matress n headboard n frame. Wood armoir. Black entertainment center. Curio cabniet. Pictures of my family and daughter lots of cloths and tools
add to favorites Family Photos
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Hello.

My mother had a storage unit in Sacramento, CA and has recently lost it. We have been estranged and all I would like is the family photos that would be in the unit. The last name on the unit would be Gatchell and/or Snyder. I believe that the photos were in boxes and/or in a green army trunk.

Any help that I can receive would be greatly appreciate. I would love to be able to show my kids my family history.

Thank you.
add to favorites STORAGE CHOICE WEBSTER TX
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MY NAME IS TIM AND I LIVE HOUSTON TX. MY ENTIRE STORGAGE WAS AUCTIONED OFF IN OCTOBER 2012. IT WAS AT STORAGE CHOICE IN WEBSTER TX.THE ADDRESS IS 14640 HWY 3. I HAD PHOTO ALBUMS AND WEDDING PICTURES . IMPORTANT FAMILY DOCUMENTS.A LOT OF THINGS THAT CANNOT BE REPLACED. I FEEL LIKE A PART OF MY LIFE HAS BEEN TAKEN. IF ANYONE KNOWS ANYTHING ABOUT THIS AUCTION, I AM WILLING TO GIVE ANYTHING TO RECOVER THOSE ITEMS. I HAVE 1000.00 DOLLARS FOR ANYONE THAT HAS THOSE ITEMS OR INFORMATION ABOUT THEM. MOST DOCUMENTS AND ITEMS MAY HAVE TIM BRUTON ON THEM. MY CONTACT INFO (409)354-3087 OR (409)354-1792. PLEASE HELP ME. THANKS
add to favorites Seeking return of pictures and personal items
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I had my self-storage items auctioned off from Deluxe Storage (1880 Bartow Avenue, Bronx, New York) in March 2007. Among the items lost were my high school and college diplomas, military awards and records, pictures, and other personal items. My name is Arthur. I am willing to pay for the return of those important items. My email is scottbx2003@yahoo.com