If you have some items that you think might be valuable to collectors or are just curious about something, the Great Canadian Roadshow is in Rossland until Friday doing appraisals.
The show is touring this part of the country and is based out of Toronto. David Gachie, the show’s manager, said that they are interested in appraising and buying collectibles, such as jewellery, gold, toys, war memorabilia and other items that collectors are after.
Gachie explained that and uses a database of what collectors are hoping to find and the prices they would pay for it.
If something a collector is interested in is brought in, the roadshow matchess the seller and collector and the seller can immediately get a cheque, if a deal is struck.
Gachie cautions that this doesn’t mean there is a market for everything.
“Just because something’s old doesn’t mean it’s valuable,” Gackie said.
Things like war memorabilia, old Disney and Coke items and gold watches are pretty sure bets though, since the market is looking for those things.
The tour just came out of Kelowna and is next headed to Squamish and Victoria.
Gachie said so far, the most interesting thing he’s seen is in Rossland this week is a 1921 Canadian nickel.
The coin is so rare, that he has never seen one before. He said the coin could be worth up to $75,000 depending on its condition.
The same man also had a 1948 silver dollar, another rare coin worth up to $13,000. The man will be taking the coins to be graded for conditions before anything else.
The show will be at the Prestige until Friday. It will be on today from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.