Dig out your trinkets and doodads, because the treasure hunters are coming back to Prestonsburg in December.
Beginning on Monday, Dec. 12, and running through the following Friday, the Treasure Hunters will be at Comfort Suites from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
What treasures are stashed around Prestonsburg? The Treasure Hunters Roadshow aims to find out, as part of its worldwide treasure hunt, and will be digging in town for five days.
During this free event, the Treasure Hunters are expecting to see over 1,200 residents bringing in their rare and unusual collectibles. Locals will have a chance to talk to world-renowned antique and collectible experts, and it’s all free.
Recent finds include a 1960s vintage guitar purchased for $100,000. Four gold coins were purchased from a local resident for over $72,000. Other items include Confederate money hidden in the walls of a residence that was uncovered during a remodeling job, a handwritten thank you letter from Abraham Lincoln, expressing gratitude for a night’s stay while traveling to Chicago, and much more.
During this event at the Comfort Inn & Suites, the 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.
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.