Did you ever wonder if that antique ring handed down through the generations had monetary value? Or maybe there is this darling side table that has been in your family for generations that has you curious of it's value. Are there coins in your collection that might give you a hefty bundle if sold?

Then this is the right time to raid your attic and bring your possible valuables this week to the Hampton Inn, 877 Interchange Road, Lehighton when The International Collectors Association presents the Ohio Valley Refinery and Roadshow.

Show hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 24 through Friday, Aug. 27, and Saturday, Aug. 28, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Collectors expect to distribute $300,000 to Lehighton residents who stop by the Hampton Inn this week and bring their antiquities, collectibles, and gold and silver items for review.

The Ohio Valley Refinery & Roadshow travels across the globe in search of rare and unique items. During this event, local residents will have the exciting opportunity to sit with experts from around the world and sell their items to their collectors.

Some people have sold items to their collectors including a rare gold coin collection purchased for $107,000, a Civil War pistol used during battle for $40,000, and a letter written by George Washington to the doctor of his wife expressing his disdain toward the doctor's actions regarding the treatment of his wife.

Collectors are very serious about their hobby and will pay a lot of money for the items they are looking for. Nearly all coins and paper currency, vintage jewelry, war memorabilia, musical instruments and toys made before 1965 are highly sought after by collectors.

The Ohio Valley Refinery & Roadshow is a place where anyone in the community can connect with collectors from around the globe.

The Ohio Valley Refinery & Roadshow has its own refinery and will also be looking to buy all types of gold, silver, and platinum. With the price of gold continuing to rise, people are cashing in their old jewelry and scrap gold to make a few extra dollars in this tough economy.

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 one of their representatives. There are no appointments needed for the general public to sell their items.

During the event residents will have a once in a lifetime opportunity to speak with experts from around the globe and not only find out what their items are worth, but sell them right on the spot. There has never been a better opportunity for local residents to raid their attics, closets and even jewelry boxes to pull out their old junk and sell it to real life collectors and experts.

Don't be shy in your treasure hunt, this is a free event and you can bring in unlimited items.

At a recent show in Ohio a local resident brought in a letter from Abraham Lincoln that she thought was a fake for over 15 years. She brought it into the show and walked out $25,000 richer after finding out it was an authentic letter. These stories happen every day and they can happen to you this week.

You might say to yourself, "Well I don't have an Abraham Lincoln letter or sword from the Civil War,"…..well everyone has some sort of broken jewelry or old coins from 1964 or before and they are extremely sought after. Millions of dollars are paid out every single year for these collectibles. Begin your search and find your way down to the Ohio Valley Refinery and Roadshow this week and get your own personal stimulus package.

For additional information call (217) 726-7590.