LADUE, Mo. – Have you noticed the blue signs showing the “divorce settlement” auction in St. Louis? Well, they’re odd, but there seems to be a real auction in Frontenac this Sunday. What is being sold there is a mystery.
The ad promises a Ferrari, Picassos, high jewelry, Rolexes, and more. They want you to call a number listed in the Boston suburbs to reserve your spot during the Sunday sale. There are other signs making similar promises popping up in cities across the United States.
Similar signs began to appear in the Washington DC area in October 2021. WTTG-TV covers the company and many doubted whether the auction was legit. It seems the company responsible for that auction is different from the one in St. Louis.
Signs matching the same description were also detected in San Diego two weeks ago. A call to that number indicates that it is no longer active. That model fits the auction in Washington DC.
Commenters in a Theme St. Louis Reddit have started noticing the signs too. Some of them have doubts about what will actually be auctioned. They reported seeing them all over St. Louis. Most of them are located along routes that cross major states such as I-64 and I-44.
FOX 2 employees have seen them along McKnight Road in Ladue and in Sunset Hills. Others reported them at Clarkson and Manchester in Ellisville and Big Bend at 141.
I called the number on the sign and the call went to voicemail for “Auction Room”. About 20 minutes later, a text message came from Real estate solutions. They say the event is being held at a hotel in St. Louis County. All I need to do is reply to the message to reserve my spot.
This is part of the text message:
Generally there will be 100 and 100 and 100 very high value items auctioned off to the highest bidder. We accept cash, credit cards and bank transfers as valid forms of payment. Nothing is online and there is no catalog. The only way to view the items is to be at the auction site from 12:30pm to 2pm.
Text messages from Heritage Real Estate Solutions
A call to the hotel confirmed that there was an auction this Sunday afternoon.
It’s unclear exactly what will be sold there because, as the text message says, “there is no category.” The site was sent in a text message indicating no upcoming auctions. The Ferrari discovered at the moment one of their auctions in Virginia also appear in their online gallery.
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