Treasure Hunters Roadshow in Ironton

Published 9:35 am Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Got an old necklace you don’t wear but you think might be worth something? What about that old guitar? One man’s unwanted stash may be another man’s treasure.

This week, the Treasure Hunters Roadshow is at the Ironton City Center. Manager Laura Enright explained the roadshow buys unwanted collectibles from people looking to make a little cash. These items are then sold to other collectors. Payments are made on the spot.

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“We’ve seen some gold coins and silver coins. We’d like to see some more of those,” Enright said. “We can buy old guitars, gold and silver jewelry. There are a lot of different things we can buy from people who want to unload it.”

According to a prepared statement from the road show, treasure hunters hope 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. How unusual?

“I didn’t personally take this but someone brought in a vampire killing kit and it was bought from someone somewhere in Ohio,” Enright laughed. “To me that’s very odd. I didn’t think there was a such a thing.”

Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. today, Thursday and Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.