Treasure hunt coming to Ironton

Published 9:37 am Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Got some knick knacks laying around you don’t want anymore? Ever wonder what that old gun or vintage … is worth?

You will have the chance to find out.

The Treasure Hunters Roadshow, presented by the International Collectors Association, will be at the Ironton City Center 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, May 3-6 and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, May 7.

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During this free event, area residents will have a chance to talk to world-renowned antique and collectible experts.

“Our treasure hunters are hoping to see items such as coins and paper currency issued prior to 1965, toys, dolls, trains, vintage jewelry, old and modern musical instruments, war memorabilia, gold and silver jewelry, costume jewelry, advertising memorabilia, swords, knives, daggers, and the unusual,” Matthew Enbright, vice-president of media relations for Treasure Hunters Roadshow said in a prepared statement.

“Collectors are very serious about their hobby; so serious that they will pay a lot of money for the items they are looking for. Nearly all coins, vintage jewelry, musical instruments and toys made prior to 1965 are highly sought after by collectors.

“The Treasure Hunters Roadshow is a place where anyone in your community can connect with collectors from around the globe.

“Our treasure hunters make offers based on what our collectors are willing to pay.

“Then when someone decides to sell, they get paid on the spot and our treasure hunters send the item to the collector at their expense.”

Gold will be purchased based on the day’s current gold value.