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Stuff starting to pile up at home?
Have you been collecting and storing items that you considered valuable but never took the time to try to sell? Maybe you inherited someone else’s collection, and you have no idea if it is worth anything. Or maybe you are a yard sale or estate auction junkie, who loves to go in search of a treasure but haven’t been as active in finding a new home for your big finds.
“American Pickers,” a series that runs on the History Channel, may want to hear from you, said Thomas Giglio, producer of the series.
“American Pickers” features professional pickers, Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz, as they go on road trips across the U.S. in search of valuable antiques and collectibles — treasures that may have been long forgotten in junkyards and barns across the country. The team tracks down items ranging from motorcycles, classic cars and bicycles to one-of-a-kind vintage memorabilia that can be candidates for the professional antique market.
The show is coming to Maryland in late May and early June, Giglio said. And local residents who have large collections are encouraged to contact the program if they want to be considered for the program.
“We really only look at private collections,” Giglio said. “We want a place where people can actually pick out of. We like it to be kind of messy.”
Some of the items Wolfe and Fritz are particularly interested in include motor scooters, old advertising signs, vintage motorcycles, late 1970s and earlier military items, folk art, vintage BB guns and cap guns, pre-1940s Christmas items, vintage sports collectibles, Civil War antiques, pre-1950s Western and equestrian gear, vintage concert posters and T-shirts, old toys, taxidermy, early Boy Scout items and antique casino and gambling machines, among many other items.
They currently are not looking for farming and agriculture items, tools, glassware, appliances, tractors and country primitives.
Anyone who’d like to be considered for the program can email their name, telephone number, town, state and the items along with pictures that they think Wolfe and Fritz will be interested in to firstname.lastname@example.org or call and leave a message at 646-493-2184.