Ohio Valley Antiques has glittered Gordon County with silver and gold since Tuesday, May 22, at the KOA Kampgrounds.
The group is in Calhoun and wants to see what kind of gold and silver residents have to offer.
According to the Ohio Valley Antiques press release, the company is in search to find rare collectibles, which may not be known to citizens in the area. This refinery is also willing to pay top-dollar for any gold, silver and collectible items that may be of significance. “Gold and silver markets have not been this strong for over 30 years,” states company spokesperson, Dennis Kouts.
The best part about coming to Calhoun is this event gives the community the opportunity to cash in on heirlooms, antiques or maybe something that has been deemed “useless,” but might actually have some value. Expert collectors from around the globe can calculate each items worth.
“Our specialists make offers based on rarity, collect ability, condition and market value. If the price is right for you, the company will pay you on the spot with no hidden fees,” said the press release.
Recently, collectors have came across a rare gold coin collection, which was purchased for $107,000, and a letter written by United States first president George Washington to the doctor of his wife expressing his disdain toward the doctor’s actions regarding her medical treatment.
It was also stated that a citizen in Ohio came to this same event who had brought in a letter from Abraham Lincoln that she thought was a fake, but it turned out the letter was legitimate and she walked away $25,000 richer.
The coordinators over the event will assess items for free without any hidden fees. They are seeking coins, paper currency, vintage jewelry, war memorabilia, musical instruments and toys made prior to 1970.
“The Ohio Valley Antiques, Gold and Silver Event are able to offer good prices as it has its own refinery,” stated the press release. “Refineries typically do not do business with the public; rather, they deal with precious metal accumulators like jewelry stores, pawn shops, dentist offices or industrial facilities that trade with some form of precious metal.”
They are urging all local area businesses that deal with precious metals to call ahead and make an appointment with one of their representatives. There are no appointments needed for the general public to sell their items. The event is free and there is no limit to the number of pieces that can be brought in. The event ends Saturday, May 26.
For more information, call 217-726-7590.