Case XX Treasure Trove Won by Molly Timbs, a dedicated knife collector from Walton, West Virginia

Bradford, PA (January 28, 2008) – Hunting for treasure is all about the prize, and for Molly Timbs of Walton, West Virginia, a visit to a Case XX Treasure Hunt event at Around the Farm Store in Ripley, West Virginia on June 30, 2007 has really paid off.  Molly was named the grand prize winner in Case’s XX Treasure Hunt sweepstakes; her prize is a treasure trove of special edition knives from W.R. Case & Sons Cutlery Company worth an estimated $3,000. 
 
When Case officials informed Molly that she was the grand prize winner of the Case XX Treasure trove, she exclaimed, “I’m just tickled to death that I won!  She went on to explain, “My husband and I made the treasure hunt a series of mini-vacations for ourselves. We traveled thousands of miles to hit six different stores on the treasure map. We tried to be first in line at 3:00 in the morning.” 
 
She kidded about her husband, Doug, who is a Lifetime member of the Case Collectors Club, being “jealous that he didn’t win.” Molly said she “promised to share the prize with him…somewhat.”
 
Last spring, Case invited Treasure Hunt participants to attend any number of 19 separate Case XX Treasure Hunt tour stops, which took place across 14 states between June 30 and November 17, 2007.   These special events, which focused on small town American retailers in places like Ripley, West Virginia, Spurger, Texas, Radcliff, Kentucky, Wesson, Mississippi and Duncan, Oklahoma, gave consumers an opportunity to share their memories of hunting for Case knives with one another.
By winding their way throughout the U.S., Case chose to help highlight the company’s all-American heritage and its commitment to making its product available largely though an authorized dealer network.
 
Tour events paid tribute to the people behind the company’s history and its knives, which have been a part of America’s heritage since 1889.  Several Case personalities, including Tom Arrowsmith, Case President and CEO; Eddie Jessup, VP of sales; Shirley Boser, Case’s Company Historian, and Case artisans direct from the Case factory in Bradford, PA, were all on hand to talk knives and swap stories with treasure hunters from all walks of life.
 
The company has commemorated the Case XX Treasure Hunt contest with a once-in-a-lifetime series of eighteen different knives made especially for the contest winner, with unique artwork on the handles and an image of an opened treasure chest engraved into each knife’s pocket end bolster.  A one-of-a-kind Case XX Treasure Hunt Event knife with Genuine Mother-of-Pearl handles is the crown jewel of the knife set.  All eighteen knives are housed in a handsome shadow box, arranged against a backdrop of the contest’s official Treasure Map. 
 
Similar limited edition tour knives were available for sale only at selected Case consumer events throughout the Treasure Hunt period. Every visit to a dealer event afforded another entry into the contest for participants. Special entry stickers were distributed upon request for enthusiasts who could not attend in person.
 
Ten first place winners will each receive a limited edition Case knife that can be treasured for years to come.

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