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American Pickers to visit cowboy state


“American Pickers”, a reality television show that airs on the History Channel, will be visiting Wyoming and is looking for people with antique collections who might be interested in being on the show.

The show connects two antique buyers, Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz, with people who have collections of antiques with which they might be willing to part.

The hosts travel to sites and inspect the collections. If interested in purchasing the items, they will make offers to the owner. Haggling typically ensues under the eye of the cameras. Often, the hosts will discuss an item, talking about its history.

The show’s narrated introduction says the two travel the country looking for apparent “junk” that is really treasure:

“We’re looking for amazing things buried in people’s garages and barns. What most people see as junk, we see as dollar signs. We’ll buy “anything” we think we can make a buck on. Each item we pick has a history all its own. And the people we meet? Well, they’re a breed all their own.

We make a living telling the history of America ... one piece at a time.”

According to a press release by the History Channel, the team will be in Wyoming during the month of July and is soliciting leads for collections of items that may be of interest.

The producers are looking for anyone that has a large, private collection of antiques the show’s hosts can go through, discuss and possibly buy.

Wolfe has a particular interest in finding air-cooled Volkswagens, motorcycles and bikes. Fritz, on the other hand, has an affinity for antique toys, oil cans and Hondas.

Many of the antiques purchased by the teams are sold in their store Antique Archaeology, which has two locations, one in Iowa and another in Nashville, Tennessee.

Those who are interested in having their collections inspected should are asked to contact the show’s producers and give their name, phone number and a location and description of the collection along with photos. Information can be submitted by email to [email protected] or by calling 855-653-7878.


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