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State House Safe Opened For First Time In Decades

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Some of the treasures found in the State House safe. (WBZ-TV)

Some of the treasures found in the State House safe. (WBZ-TV)

BOSTON (CBS) — A giant safe in the State House has been opened for the first time in decades.

The walk-in vault is located in the Treasurer’s Office.

But the combination disappeared long ago.

So State Treasurer Steve Grossman brought in two professional safecrackers to open it up.

There was nothing too surprising inside; some old cheap jewelry and a lot of old paperwork.

But there were some interesting finds; World War I savings bonds, confederate money and a voucher dated 1787 for the Port Of Williamston. 

Those items will be studied by historians.

The jewelry will be auctioned off on eBay by the Unclaimed Property Division.

The safe was probably built in the 1890s.

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