Museum or Military Abandoned Property

Our office has a list of abandoned properties left in museums, historical societies, zoological gardens, aquariums, botanical gardens, arboreta and other such institutions. These items are listed on our website for 180 days. If no one comes forward to prove ownership to the property prior to or within 30 days after the listing, the museum acquires title to the property.

We also list military awards, medals or decorations found among the contents of abandoned safe deposit boxes. Military items are held by the Division of Military and Naval Affairs. These items remain on our website until they are claimed. Contact the Division of Military and Naval Affairs to claim an item.

Instructions for reporting these items to the Office of Unclaimed Funds can be found in the Handbook for Reporters of Unclaimed Funds.

If you have questions about items on the list, please contact the Office of Unclaimed Funds.

Listing of Museum or Military Abandoned Property
Record # Property DescriptionAcquisition DateProperty Owner NameProperty Owner AddressProperty Held ByDate Posted
1

Three (3) World War I medals.

  1. Great War for Civilization – St Mihiel, Meuse-Argonne with a rainbow ribbon.
  2. NYS World War – Medal with blue and white ribbon.
  3. VFW - Brown metallic cross with red, white and gold ribbon.
Lot # (96) - 347Carrie & Salvatore MormonN/ANYS Military Museum
61 Lake Avenue
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
03/02/12
2One (1) World War I medal.
Great War for Civilization – St Mihiel, Meuse-Argonne with a rainbow ribbon
Lot # (92) - 422Biagio GuminaN/ANYS Military Museum
61 Lake Avenue
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
03/12/12
3Continuous arm Windsor chair with bracing devicepre-1976UnknownN/AFenimore Art Museum & The Farmers' Museum, 5798 SH 80, PO Box 800, Cooperstown, NY 1332612/05/23
4Polishing sadironpre-1969UnknownN/AFenimore Art Museum & The Farmers' Museum, 5798 SH 80, PO Box 800, Cooperstown, NY 1332612/05/23
5Mixing bowlpre-1969UnknownN/AFenimore Art Museum & The Farmers' Museum, 5798 SH 80, PO Box 800, Cooperstown, NY 1332612/05/23
6Pair of brass candlestickspre-1976UnknownN/AFenimore Art Museum & The Farmers' Museum, 5798 SH 80, PO Box 800, Cooperstown, NY 1332612/05/23
7Wooden sap bucketpre-1992UnknownN/AFenimore Art Museum & The Farmers' Museum, 5798 SH 80, PO Box 800, Cooperstown, NY 1332612/05/23
8Cast iron waffle ironpre-1989UnknownN/AFenimore Art Museum & The Farmers' Museum, 5798 SH 80, PO Box 800, Cooperstown, NY 1332612/05/23
9Cast iron kettlepre-1989UnknownN/AFenimore Art Museum & The Farmers' Museum, 5798 SH 80, PO Box 800, Cooperstown, NY 1332612/05/23
10"Time Table" sign from the Arbor Saloonpre-1989UnknownN/AFenimore Art Museum & The Farmers' Museum, 5798 SH 80, PO Box 800, Cooperstown, NY 1332612/05/23
11Print: “Thistle, 1886”pre-1994UnknownN/AFenimore Art Museum & The Farmers' Museum, 5798 SH 80, PO Box 800, Cooperstown, NY 1332612/05/23
12Print: “Steam Ferry Boat Jersey City”pre-1978UnknownN/AFenimore Art Museum & The Farmers' Museum, 5798 SH 80, PO Box 800, Cooperstown, NY 1332612/05/23
13Print: “Cooperstown, NY”pre-1974UnknownN/AFenimore Art Museum & The Farmers' Museum, 5798 SH 80, PO Box 800, Cooperstown, NY 1332612/05/23
14Print: “Jonathan Wainwright”pre-1974UnknownN/AFenimore Art Museum & The Farmers' Museum, 5798 SH 80, PO Box 800, Cooperstown, NY 1332612/05/23
15Print: “Raby Pack 1814”pre-1974UnknownN/AFenimore Art Museum & The Farmers' Museum, 5798 SH 80, PO Box 800, Cooperstown, NY 1332612/05/23
16Print: “Washington After Stuart”pre-1991UnknownN/AFenimore Art Museum & The Farmers' Museum, 5798 SH 80, PO Box 800, Cooperstown, NY 1332612/05/23
17Print: “View of Prattsville”pre-1981UnknownN/AFenimore Art Museum & The Farmers' Museum, 5798 SH 80, PO Box 800, Cooperstown, NY 1332612/05/23
18Print: “Rural Scene with House”pre-1974UnknownN/AFenimore Art Museum & The Farmers' Museum, 5798 SH 80, PO Box 800, Cooperstown, NY 1332612/05/23
19JP Coates Mill advertisementpre-1980UnknownN/AFenimore Art Museum & The Farmers' Museum, 5798 SH 80, PO Box 800, Cooperstown, NY 1332612/05/23
20Print: “Aurora, New York”1943UnknownN/AFenimore Art Museum & The Farmers' Museum, 5798 SH 80, PO Box 800, Cooperstown, NY 1332612/05/23
21Print: “Abbott Lawrence”pre-1976UnknownN/AFenimore Art Museum & The Farmers' Museum, 5798 SH 80, PO Box 800, Cooperstown, NY 1332612/05/23
22Print: “Monitor and Merrimack”pre-1976UnknownN/AFenimore Art Museum & The Farmers' Museum, 5798 SH 80, PO Box 800, Cooperstown, NY 1332612/05/23

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