Treasure Hunters Roadshow makes stop in Houston

December 1, 2010 2:12:49 PM PST
Houston-area residents have a chance to see what treasures may be stashed in their attics. During the next five days, the Treasure Hunters Roadshow will be in Houston to discuss and possibly buy rare and unusual antiques Houstonians bring to them. Residents can bring their valuables to the Crowne Plaza near Reliant Park and discuss them with world-renowned antique and collectible experts.

Treasure Hunters is hoping to see items such as coins and paper currency issued before 1965, toys, dolls, trains, vintage jewelry, old and modern musical instruments, war memorabilia, gold and silver jewelry, costume jewelry, advertising memorabilia, swords, knives, daggers, among other collectibles.

"We encourage people to bring it down and what we do is buy for collectors all over the world. We have a database of thse collectors that's willing to pay money for these items and we want people to bring these things in," said Linda Hall, Show Manager of Treasure Hunters Roadshow. Recently, collectors purchased a 1960's vintage guitar for $100,000 and four gold coins for more than $72,000.

The treasure hunters make offers based on what collectors are willing to pay. Then when someone decides to sell, they get paid on the spot and the treasure hunters send the item to the collector at their expense.

The event is free and is open between 9am and 6pm Tuesday-Friday and between 9am and 4pm Saturday at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 8686 Kirby Drive.


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