Modern day treasure hunters in Sweetwater
What treasures are stashed around Sweetwater? We are about to find out. The Treasure Hunters Roadshow is on a world-wide 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 1960’s vintage guitar purchased for $100,000! Four gold coins were purchased from a local resident for over $72,000, Confederate money hidden in the walls of a residence that was uncovered during a remodel, Abraham Lincoln hand-written thank you letter, expressing gratitude for a night’s stay while traveling to Chicago, and much more.Sweetwater is the next stop on the Treasure Hunters Roadshow world-wide tour. During this event at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, 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. The Treasure Hunters Roadshow is a place where anyone in the community can connect with collectors from around the globe. “Our treasure hunters make offers based on what our collectors are willing to pay. Then when someone decides to sell, they get paid on the spot and our treasure hunters send the item to the collector at their expense.”“Have fun with your search,” say event organizers. “Empty your jewelry box of broken jewelry, dig out your old teeth containing dental gold, find your gold coins, gold bars, etc. Gold is traded on the stock market and prices fluctuate daily. We will buy gold based on the day’s current gold value. Don’t miss out. Make plans now to attend the Treasure Hunters Roadshow.”The Treasure Hunters Roadshow will stop in Sweetwater Tuesday, Sept. 20 through Saturday, Sept. 24, at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, located at 300 SE Georgia Ave. It will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.