Ohio Valley Refinery & Roadshow at Rockford’s Holiday Inn Jan. 31-Feb. 4
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Springfield, Ill.-based Ohio Valley Gold & Silver Refinery will be looking to buy precious metals, jewelry, historical artifacts, antiques and other collectibes Tuesday-Saturday, Jan. 31-Feb. 4, at Holiday Inn, 7550 E. State St., Rockford.
Hours are 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Tuesday-Friday, Jan. 31-Feb. 3, and 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 4. Admission is free.
When someone brings in an item to the roadshow, Ohio Valley Refinery & Roadshow staff evaluate it, make an offer, then write a check sending that person home with some extra cash.
Jeramy Weese, a show manager for the Ohio Valley Refinery & Roadshow, said: “Our job is to find buyers for items. We’re the middle man. We try to find someone in that market interested.”
Weese said that when an individual brings in an item, the buyers will enter the details into their online system, which connects with more than 10,000 collectors. Items can range from coin collections to vintage guitars and everything in between.
“If we can get someone to generate an offer, they agree to the terms and we give them a check on the spot,” Weese said. “However, if more than one collector is interested, the offer can go higher.”
David Ford, a buyer for the company, said he enjoys traveling to different towns each week and finding new and interesting items. Just a few weeks ago, he said he had a woman come in who had bought a coin from the casino she worked at for $1 the night before. She walked out that morning with a check for $50.
For more details, call (217) 726-7590.
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