MOBILE, Ala. - Hudson McDonald has been studying and collecting stamps since hewas 11-years-old. Over the years he has broadened his focus.“I collect just about everything. U.S. stamps, confederatestamps, confederate notes, confederate documents, confederatebonds,” said McDonald.
If McDonald’s items are in the right condition they can beworth quite a bit of money. “Today to get those four notes indecent condition you’re probably talking a quarter of amillion dollars,” he told us.
You never know where you’ll find the antique treasures.One of McDonald’s biggest finds was in the walls of a house.“The people that had confederate money, knowing it wasworthless, they built a new home, and they actually used thecurrency for the insulation of the house” he explained.
But as with all antiques the notes and bonds and stamps must bein good condition. Even if you find something don’t try toclean it up. Preserve it, keep it intact and let someone look atit, because it just might be worth more than you think.
McDonald will be putting his expertise to work for you thisweek. He will be one of the appraisers at FOX10’sWhat’s It Worth event on Thursday and Friday.
You can bring your Civil War Era papers, stamps and money andMcDonald will tell you exactly what it’s all worth.
The What’s It Worth event is Thursday and Friday at theOakleigh House in mid-town Mobile from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. onThursday and 8:00 a.m. to noon on Friday.
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