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Antiques Roadshow is Looking for an Owensboro Man – John Thompson [Video]

Last night Debra and I were watching Antiques Roadshow, one of the most enjoyable pastimes a man like me can enjoy, when two minutes in to the show it was announced that it was imperative that they find an Owensboro man by the name of John Thompson! I know what you’re thinking and no, not THAT John Thompson! Now, I was watching Monday’s episode on Tuesday (thanks to my best friend, the DVR) and by the way news travels in this Twitter and Facebook world I was shocked and astonished this wasn’t all the buzz in Owensboro! Never fear, Moon Mullins is here to break this hard-hitting news.

Okay, so here’s the deal. This episode was filmed sometime last summer in Pittsburgh, PA. A woman brought in a set of Derringer pistols and accoutrements that attend them.

The analyst read two engraved signs on the guns. One was sold by a firm in Louisville, KY, and the other bore its owner’s name: John Thompson of Owensboro, KY.

The guns are valued at $30,000 and would be worth even more if they can find Mr. Thompson.

Oh, did I mention — John Thompson is long gone? The guns were from the Civil War era.

PBS has a new show debuting later this year featuring  an episode devoted to tracking down this former Owensboro man who is gaining fame over a  hundred years later.

I think it’s exciting. I can’t believe I’m the only one writing about it. Oh, maybe I am the only one who cares? Nah, I don’t think so. Here, go here, read about it and I’m going to go Twit… Watch Appraisal: Cased Pair of Derringers, ca. 1845 on PBS. See more from Antiques Roadshow.

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