Designer skateboards and toys belonging to the teenage son of crooked Melissa Caddick are among a haul coming under the hammer today in the latest fire sale of the conwoman’s possessions.
Liquidators are auctioning off the financial advisor’s family goods to repay some of the $23million she stole from clients before vanishing in November 2020.
Caddick, then 49, disappeared after her luxury Dover Heights mansion was raided by corporate regulator ASIC probing her business affairs.
The mother-of-one has been presumed dead ever since her decomposing foot washed up on a NSW beach three months later.
The latest haul of more everyday items to come under the hammer after expensive jewellery, designer clothes and her home and cars were previously sold off gives a fascinating insight into her high-flying life.
Melissa Caddick, then 49, (pictured with second husband Anthony Koletti) disappeared after her luxury Dover Heights mansion was raided by corporate regulator ASIC
In January, Melissa Caddick’s Dover Heights home (pictured) sold for $9.8 million, but the latest sale may struggle to even make $10,000
Designer skateboards with custom artwork (left) belonging to Melissa Caddick’s son are among the latest items to go to auction along with board games, including Pay Day (right) about being chased for money
The sale also features these escape adventure games (pictured) about escaping from seemingly impossible situations
Coffee table books up for auction include several personal message, like this one from Caddick’s teenage son in 2015 on a book about the Provence region in France
Ironically it include several escape board games – where you have to get out of an apparently impossible situation – and Pay Day, where players are chased for money.
Other board games include classics like Twister, Trivial Pursuit and Sorry! as well as her 17-year-old son’s rusty old BMX bike and Playstation 4 video games.
The collector’s edition set of six custom-paintwork skateboards – with art by Matt Gondek and Takashi Murakami – are currently fetching a total of $1,500 in the online clear out.
Caddick’s industrial-sized paper shredder is also up for sale, and a high end treadmill for anyone planning to go on the run.
The six pages of listings include a series of coffee table books – including several raunchy titles packed with nude photographs – and many with personal inscriptions inside from authors and friends.
A couple of books on the wealthy Provence area of France are also listed, one from her son at Christmas 2015 with the message: ‘Dear Mum, Merry Christmas hope you had a good year and enjoy the book, love (the son).’ It ends with a smiley face.
Alongside the high end items is this lounge which was still a snip at $2 just hours before the sales end on Monday evening
Over 153 ‘household items’ from Ms Caddick’s Dover Heights home have been put up for sale including her ‘used’ paper shredder (left) and a picture by Cuddles the elephant (right)
The sale includes a treadmill (pictured), perfect for those wanting to go on the run
Skis, ski blades and books on skiing and the exclusive US ski resort Aspen, with anonymous messages inside, apparently from a family friend, are also up for grabs.
One given as a Christmas gift in 2015 to ‘Melissa, Anthony and (their son)’ says Aspen is ‘a place we love, a place we have created so many memories and many more to come, a second home’.
It adds: ‘Love the mountains, love the memories’ and signs off with several kisses, but no name.
Other titles include heavyweight picture-laden tomes on designers including Chanel and Collette Dinnigan and one from Dior, which recently admitted it had found $260,000 in an account in Caddick’s name.
The Dior book includes a personal handwritten note from the brand’s general manager in Oceania, Brioney Prier, calling her ‘Dearest Melissa’ and saying she ‘can’t wait to see her’ again.
Another lavish black and white book called Diamond Divas has a personal message from Stefano Contini, founder of a Venice art gallery in Italy, telling Caddick: ‘Here’s to living life with passion!’
High-end bottles of Ruinart Blanc de Blanc champagne which retail for around $180 each were attracting bids of around $50-70
Bargain hunters can also snap up some of Caddick’s furniture. Designer pieces are going for up to $800 and one King lounge suite is up for offers over $1,300, but another grey lounge is currently a snip at just $2.
Other items for sale include scented candles, sports equipment including a 54-inch ‘Takedown’ bow and arrow, inline skates, his and hers mountain bikes, gym weights, as well as ornaments, ladders, gardening equipment, a wine fridge and a set of folding doors.
The previous auction of Caddick’s jewellery and designer clothes raised almost $900,000, after her luxury cars sold at auction in February last year for more than $360,000.
The sale includes the bizarre ‘Smokin’ Token’ Seidel Amusement Machine’ (left) and Melissa Caddick’s 54 inch ‘Takedown’ bow and arrow (right)
In January, Caddick’s Dover Heights home sold for $9.8 million, but the latest sale may struggle to even make $10,000.
Earlier this month, it was revealed more than 50 investors who lost money through Caddick’s deception had teamed up to fight for their stake in her multimillion-dollar Sydney home.
Caddick had told her victims, who included friends and family, she would invest their cash but instead created false CommSec trading accounts and fake trading documents showing profits that never existed.
It was later determined she used the money to fund a lavish lifestyle.
The online auction sales end at 8pm Sydney time on March 27.