The treasure hunt in Tahoe Truckee is on |

The treasure hunt in Tahoe Truckee is on

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TRUCKEE, Calif. andamp;#8212; Collectors state $300,000 is expected to be distributed to Truckee residents this coming week for antiquities, collectibles and gold and silver items, Dec. 7-11, Tuesday through Friday 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Hampton Inn, 11951 State Hwy 267, Truckee.The Ohio Valley Refinery andamp; Roadshow travels across the globe in search of rare and unique items. Local residents will have the opportunity to sit with experts from around the world and sell their items to collectors. A few recent residents sold items to including a rare gold coin collection purchased for $107,000, a Civil War pistol used during battle for $40,000, and a letter written by George Washington to the doctor of his wife expressing his disdain toward the doctorandamp;#8217;s actions.Nearly all coins and paper currency, vintage jewelry, war memorabilia, musical instruments and toys made prior to 1965 are highly sought after. The Ohio Valley Refinery andamp; Roadshow has its own refinery and will also be looking to buy all types of gold, silver, and platinum. With the price of gold continuing to rise, people are cashing in their old jewelry and scrap gold to make a few extra dollars in this tough economy. Local businesses that deal with precious metals are encouraged to call ahead and make an appointment with a representative. No appointments are needed for the general public to sell their items. This is a free event and you can bring in unlimited items! At a recent show in Ohio a local resident brought in a letter from Abraham Lincoln that she thought was a fake for more than 15 years. She brought it into the show and walked out $25,000 richer after finding out it was an authentic letter.For additional information call 217-726-7590.andamp;#8212; Submitted to

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