One of the most well-known antiquities shows on TV today is going to be coming into our area of the world this Summer, and they are looking for leads on unique items and people to film around here.

American Pickers has been airing on the History Channel since 2010. The show follows hosts Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz as they travel around our country, looking for historical antiques and valuable junk items from everyday folks.

I'm a big fan of these types of television shows. I love watching Antiques Roadshow, Pawn Stars, and Counting Cars, etc. A&E Networks are the geniuses behind many of these very popular shows, and they send out press releases at times giving the general public a head's up when they are coming around. We received one here at the station for American Pickers recently, so, here's some details.

They will only look at private collections, so, no stores, flea markets, malls, museums, auctions, businesses, or anything open to the public. The producers are emphasizing "Interesting Characters and Items".

So, even though your Maxwell House Coffee Can from 1978 may be cool, it's not cool enough for a major TV crew to stop by and film. But, say you have a Maxwell House coffee can that David Letterman used to prop his feet up under his desk during his final broadcast, and can prove it, then there might be something there. Get the idea?

So, if you have interesting/historical items, and you won't freeze up or give one-word answers on-camera, call 1-855-OLD-RUST (653-7878), or, send an e-mail to

Good luck! I hope to see some of my lucky neighbors this Winter on the show.