2009-04-16 / News

Great Treasure Hunt offers free appraisal of your valuables

One man's junk is another man's treasure, so the saying goes.

You can find out if your junk in the attic, garage or basement is a treasure this week at the Great Treasurer Hunt.

Appraisers will be at the Hampton Inn in Middletown from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. today through Saturday. No appointment is needed. All appraisals are free.

A spokesman for the Great Treasure Hunt said its representatives will be appraising and buying gold, silver, jewelry, coins, watches, guitars, comic books and vintage sports memorabilia.

The Great Treasure Hunt has been traveling the country for more than 20 years buying items. Recently, they found a 1940s Stand Musian jersey worth more than $50,000 in Pottsville, Penn. A Les Paul Gold Top guitar worth $10,000 was also discovered.

A recent "off find" was an "African soul washer" - a metallic breastplate - the company purchased for $1,000.

To appraise items, the Great Treasure Hunt relies on a network experts in many fields. Appraisers use the internet to get in touch with people who know what the different items could be worth, a spokesman said.

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