Northwest Iowa — Several area chambers of commerce have received communications from the producers of the History Channel show, “American Pickers”. The message starts out that “[insert town name here] is excited to welcome Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz and Antique Archeology to the area. The team will film episodes of their hit series AMERICAN PICKERS throughout Iowa. Filming will begin next month.”
We talked to one of the producers for American Pickers. She says Wolfe and Fritz are definitely going to pick Iowa, but they don’t know where yet. She says that if there’s even one great lead in an area town, then they will come. She says that’s why they’re spreading the word now.
According to the producers, the “American Pickers” show is a documentary series that explores the fascinating world of antique “picking” on the History Channel. The hit show follows two of the most skilled pickers in the business, Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz, as they embark on an epic road trip across the U.S. in search of America’s most valuable antiques from motorcycles, classic cars and bicycles to one-of-a-kind vintage memorabilia.
Chambers of commerce from Sheldon, George, Rock Rapids, Rock Valley, Le Mars and Spencer have said that they have heard from the producers, Cineflix Productions, and hope to see the pickers in their communities.
The message says:
“Filming is scheduled to start next month. AMERICAN PICKERS is looking for leads and would love to explore what you may have. They are on the hunt for interesting characters with interesting and unique items. Some of what they look for: vintage bicycles, toys, unusual radios, movie memorabilia, advertising, military items, folk art, vintage musical equipment, vintage automotive items, early firefighting equipment, vintage clothing, pre-50’s western gear.
New episodes air Wednesdays at 9pm ET on History.
If you have a large collection or want to refer someone to Mike and Frank, email: your name, number, address and description of the collection and photos to: firstname.lastname@example.org , or call 1-855-old-rust.”