By , Mount Vernon News
July 21, 2010, 10:53 am

MOUNT VERNON — Attics and closets sat empty Tuesday as local residents lined the halls of the Holiday Inn Express clasping their antique treasures to be valued during the Treasure Hunters Roadshow.

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5 Responses to “Roadshow turns forgotten items into treasures, cash”

  1. Rosie

    The article makes it sound like they are part of the Antiques Roadshow. Their brochure identifies them as Ohio Valley Gold and Silver. I talked to Dennis who doesn’t know a whole lot about china. He was unable to tell Flow Blue from Blue Willow. He told me my great-grandmother’s china tea set wasn’t worth anything, just “made in Japan”. When I showed him the maker’s mark he said, “Unfortunately, my Japanese isn’t very good.” Any antique dealer worth his salt should know what the marks mean on anything he’s looking at. What a waste of time!

  2. josh

    Diana: the BBB rating doesn’t mean anything. When I was a kid I worked at an auto repair shop, and we prided ourselves on our BBB A+ rating. When customers did complain we knew how to word the reply and offer a token (but worthless) “settlement” in order to keep our rating.

  3. Diana

    According to the BBB, they have an A minus rating because of ‘advertising issue(s) fround by BBB’, Nine complaints which have all been resolved. To learn more about this Roadshow or any business, check your local BBB.

  4. david

    It seems they buy more than they have cash on hand to handle the transactions. I don’t think that’s any different than some businesses that have cashflow problems. Poor planning but I don’t think they’re the “bogeymen.”

  5. Josh

    Everyone, please google for this term to see complaints and lawsuits that people have filed in the past against this company:

    treasure hunters roadshow bad checks

    I think the citizens of Mount Vernon and Knox County would have been better served by a critical reporting piece – telling people exactly how badly THR operates – instead of a reprint of a THR press release.