Collectors Road Show wants your buried treasures
Have some of those forgotten “treasures” tucked away in the attic?
If those treasures include gold, silver, diamonds or electronics, you might want to consider digging them out and taking them to the Collectors Road Show this week at the Rodeway Inn in Mt. Pleasant.
Jeff Hunter of Collectors Road Show says there could be gold, literally, in those forgotten treasures.
“There are folks who have a lot of stuff sitting around that could be valuable, but they don’t have an outlet for it,” Hunter said yesterday.
“Gold and jewelry is a big part of our business because of the strong gold prices now,” Hunter continued. “We buy class rings like silly, nobody wears them (class rings) anymore.”
Hunter pays cash for gold jewelry (does not have to be in perfect condition and can be broken); diamonds (one-half carat and larger); sterling silver scrap and flatware sets; pre-1965 silver coins; pre 1970 Kennedy half dollars; silver dollars and all U.S. gold coins and gold/silver bullion; buffalo, V and war-time nickels; pre World War II memorabilia, pocket watches and costume jewelry; cell phones, X boxes and play stations (along with accompanying games); dental gold; laptops; and tablets.
A former jeweler, Hunter said jewelry and coins are his favorites to purchase.
He said there is much more value in sterling silver than people think. “Sterling prices fluctuate a lot. We pay anywhere from $200-$300 to $1,500. It doesn’t have to be a complete set.”
Hunter’s group also purchases musical instruments. “We have paid up to five figures for guitars,” he noted.
The Collectors Road Show puts on about 150 shows per year and this week has shows in Mt. Pleasant, Washington, Fairfield and Ottumwa simultaneously. The Collectors Road Show runs from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. today and tomorrow and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday.