New PBS Show Looks for an Owensboro Man [Video]
Back in February, Antiques Roadshow, one of the most enjoyable pastimes a man like me can enjoy, mentioned an Owensboro man by the name of John Thompson! And, tonight, PBS’s new series, “History Detectives”, has the results of a search they conducted for the man who owned these pistols.
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 could find Mr. Thompson.
Oh, did I mention — John Thompson is long gone? The guns were from the Civil War era.
If you can’t watch tonight, starting Wednesday you can view it here.