Treasure Hunters Roadshow is coming to Penn Yan

Staff Writer
The Chronicle Express
Treasure Hunters

What treasures are stashed around the Penn Yan area? We just might find out next week.

The Treasure Hunters Roadshow, based in Springfield, Ill. is bringing its five-day roadshow to the American Legion, 2001 Himrod Road, Penn Yan for five days, Jan. 3 through Jan. 7

If you have gold, silver, antiques or other rare collectibles lying around your house, the Treasure Hunters Roadshow wants to see them.

“What we’ve really seen a ton of is gold and silver,” said Matthew Enright, the Roadshow’s Vice President of Media Relations. “As the dollar gets weaker, gold and silver go up in value. The gold market is through the roof,” he continued.

“People are bringing in broken chains, necklaces and rings. Residents are taking advantage of the market,” Enright said.

“The Treasure Hunters make offers based on what collectors are willing to pay. When someone decides to sell, he or she gets paid on the spot, and the Treasure Hunters send the item to the collector,” Enright said.

Part of a nationwide tour, the Treasure Hunters Roadshow launched 15 years ago and has been all over the world, including the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States.

“We’re looking for items such as Gibson and Fender guitars, war items, paper currency, advertising memorabilia, vintage toys, any coins from 1964 and before, and anything gold.” said Enright.

Enright noted an item doesn’t have to be old to be valuable — just unusual and in the best possible condition.

“It has to do with rarity of the item,” he said. “It could be coins from 2000.

Treasure Hunters Roadshow is also in the process of shooting their new reality TV series, which was expected to launch last fall.

The show runs at the Penn Yan American Legion from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday to Friday, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. For more information, check out their website treasurehuntersroadshow.com or call 217-726.7590.