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Dust off your antiques and make some cash!

By Christian Jennings - bio | email

THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) - It's time to dust off that antique toy or pull out your old coin collection.

You could make some money off of them.

The Treasure Hunters Roadshow is in Thomasvile this week. Tuesday was opening day.

Dozens stopped by to see if their collectibles are worth anything. And in today's economy even an extra twenty or thirty bucks helps.

If you're in need of some extra cash you may not have to look any further than your attic.

"You just bring in your collectibles. We're really looking for stuff predated 1965 like war memorabilia, vintage gas station signs," said show manager Jesse Price.

Coins and jewelry are hot items too.

"We're buying the scrap metals, the gold, silver, and platinum are all at all-time highs right now and that stuff can add up fast," he said.

And if you're lucky you can walk away thousands of dollars richer.

"If we're able to make you an offer we'll do it and pay you right here on the spot," Price said.

Ernst and Barbara Engelman stopped buy with an antique sewing machine, a couple of dolls, and an antique gun.

Buyers offered $300 for one of the dolls, and $200 for the gun.

But to them the memories attached to the items, have a bigger price tag.

"It's worth more to me than what they offered," said Mr. Engelmann.

But they aren't ruling out changing their minds.

"I might come back with the other doll they offered $100 for. I don't have memories attached to that one," said Mrs. Engelmann.

And she has four more days to make up her mind. The roadshow is in Thomasville through Saturday.

So stop by, and see if your trash, is someone else's treasure.

There's no limit on the amount of items you can bring, and no limit on how much money you can walk away with either.

And there's no charge for stopping by.

The roadshow is set up in Thomasville at the Quality Inn off Highway 19.

It's open through Friday 9-6. And Saturday 9-3.

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