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Luggage Clearing in the UK

By Linda Tancs

As reports continue to show a distressingly high level of lost (and at times, irretrievable) baggage via Heathrow, the obvious query is what happens to all of those misguided, misplaced and mislaid parcels?  Does anyone give a hoot?  The answer lies in Tooting (south London), where each week an auction firm hosts happy treasure hunters sifting through your unclaimed shoes and knickers.  Of course, electronics and other valuables are sold separately.  Who knows, maybe you can buy back your own shirts.  Catalogs and photos are available at

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