The Ohio Valley Refinery & Roadshow is coming to Merced this week at the Hampton Inn, 225 S. Parsons Ave. Collectors in the roadshow travels across the globe in search of rare and unique antiquities, collectibles, and gold and silver items. During the event, which runs Tuesday through Saturday, local residents will have the opportunity to sit with experts from around the world and get their items appraised or sell their them to collectors.
Some of the items collectoras are particularly interested in include nearly all coins and paper currency, vintage jewelry, war memorabilia, musical instruments and toys made prior to 1965.
The Ohio Valley Refinery & Roadshow has its own refinery and will also be looking to buy all types of gold, silver, and platinum. Refineries typically do not do business with the public; rather, they deal with precious metal accumulators like jewelry stores, pawn shops, dentist offices or industrial facilities that trade with some form of precious metal. All local area businesses that deal with precious metals are encouraged to call ahead and make an appointment with a roadshow representative. There are no appointments needed for members of the general public to sell their items.
The event is a free event and participants can bring in unlimited items.
Ohio Valley Refinery & Roadshow
HOURS: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday
ADDRESS: Hampton Inn, 225 S. Parsons Ave., Merced, CA 95340
PHONE: (217) 726-7590