Mike, any takers?
I got the other one today. Pretty much a bust. A few good items. A few highly questionable items. Some trash.
I think it might be to the point of posting a photo of the contents and let you all decide how to proceed.
Here is the bulk of the questionable items. And an aluminum scout cook kit, pan, lid and handle only, dented. One of those cable saws, 2500 lb test nylon webbing, 50'
A New Testament, another book. A Disneyland pin, a union pin, 4 year old, hard hand warmers, A much shortened, used Suunto Core wristband, and a heavy stainless steel lid with a wrong threaded wing nut instead of the heat resistant knob it used to have.
A give away bottle opener, free hotel coffee, give away cigar tool, box matches, old music cd, really? a Topo disc from '99, a selection of take out cutlery
2 packs of brush ups, a plastic harmonica, twisted mass of masons line, non JMT approved pencil, a cheap compass, does point north, not liquid filled. cheap folding knife, and a lanyard.
MYOG cosy, two bladder bottles(new), Thermarest NeoAir inflator stuff sack, med. DriDucks pants(tan), yet another cheap folding knife(heavy!), an incredibly heavy for its size and volume storage tube, new Pelican headlamp and a mini UCO candle lantern, generator crank light. I don't think it holds a charge, a couple pieces of pack hardware.
Fleece balaclava, Montbell hat, 80 liter pack cover in pouch, a Columbia Titanium shirt, size med, looks new.
I will also say that the box was way more generous and backpacking focused the first time around. This one is a poor reflection an what has been historically know as a generous group. Almost none of these contents is ultralight, let alone lightweight or even backpacking related.
I would be willing to PIF the remaining things a this seems to have run its course.