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Monday, June 28, 2010

They're Back...


The Treasure Hunters Roadshow. Taking out full page ads in the Press-Republican. Looking to buy old coins, toys, comic books, and gold. When it comes to that last item, THR ain't particular where it comes from.

In its 6/28/10 ad (page A12) you'll read:

"Last week at a show in Missouri a retired dentist walked in with over 5 lbs. of dental gold fillings... The gentleman received over $31,243 for his gold fillings."


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Wait a minute. That recent anecdote sounds familiar. So I dug out my hard copy of a THR ad that appeared in the Press-Republican on 3/15/10 (page A10). I scanned the text and read:

"Last week at a show in Missouri a retired dentist walked in with over 5 lbs. of dental gold fillings... The gentleman received over $10,000 for his gold fillings."



Amazing. How two different dentists months apart in the same state -- Missouri -- would end up bringing in gold from extracted teeth and get top dollar -- well, the second dentist did, $21,242 more for five pounds. The price of gold must've really jumped. Like they say, Missouri is the "Show Me" state.

I wrote before about THR during its last visit to Plattsburgh:

http://writog.blogspot.com/2010/03/rough-road-for-treasure-hunters-company.html

http://writog.blogspot.com/2010/03/i-enjoy-good-story.html


THR did run into a bit of trouble in one state because the scales it used to weigh gold weren't officially inspected. I wonder if New York State has regulations regarding scales and if it does whether the scales have been certified during THR's visits.

Of course, those investigative reporters at the Press-Republican have made sure no shenanigans are going on. That's why you can trust every ad in that newspaper, especially the full page ones.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

also a good place for our local thieves to fence their newly stolen coins, jewelry.

6:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They use the same stories over and over just change the city name and date of the show each time. I work for them and i deplore it but need the dollars.

7:12 AM  

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