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For those of you who need 190 government-impounded, "Shalom"-emblazoned ceramic mugs — and I know, who doesn't? — go here for the bargain of your life. Seems Westchester County found two trailers chock full of Judaica: WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) … Read More

By / November 27, 2007

For those of you who need 190 government-impounded, "Shalom"-emblazoned ceramic mugs — and I know, who doesn't? — go here for the bargain of your life. Seems Westchester County found two trailers chock full of Judaica:

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) – Westchester County is selling tchotchkes. By the trailer load.

Just in time for next week's start of Hanukkah, the county is using the eBay auction site to dispose of thousands of items, mostly Jewish-themed novelties, that were abandoned in two storage trailers on county property.

On Monday, someone bought 100 rolls of Hanukkah wrapping paper for $46.

"We have used our eBay site to auction off lots of unusual surplus items over the past couple of years," county Executive Andy Spano said, "but these have to be our most unusual sales."

Up for bidding on Tuesday was a large supply of Passover games and toys, including 108 jigsaw puzzles, 28 collections of rubber stamps and 28 "All About Passover" books. There also was a large supply of mugs, including 140 that measure 8 ounces and have "Shalom" written on them.

Offerings will appear on the site for several weeks, the county said.

I'd be tempted to bid as high as $20 for "MATZAH WINE BAGS – 48 BAGS" and "GENUINE MATZAH BALL – 60 PKGS," among other goodies. But the downside is the highest bidder must schlep to Westchester, which I understand is outside New York City somewhere.

Source. Westchester's ebay page.

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