AMERICAN PICKERS is a documentary series that explores the fascinating world of antique “picking” on the History Channel and is seeking submissions from residents in Rome, Georgia. Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, and their team plan to film episodes of the hit series throughout the region this winter.
The hit show follows Mike and Frank, two of the most skilled pickers in the business, as they hunt for America’s most valuable antiques. They are always excited to find sizeable, unique collections and learn the interesting stories behind them.
As they hit the back roads from coast to coast, Mike and Frank are on a mission to recycle and rescue forgotten relics. Along the way, the Pickers want to meet characters with remarkable and exceptional items. The pair hopes to give historically significant objects a new lease on life, while learning a thing or two about America’s past along the way.
Mike and Frank have seen a lot of rusty gold over the years and are always looking to discover something they’ve never seen before. They are ready to find extraordinary items and hear fascinating tales about them. AMERICAN PICKERS is looking for leads and would love to explore your hidden treasure.
“Several years ago, it was exciting to see the Antique Archaeology van driving through town,” said Ann Hortman of the Greater Rome CVB, a liaison for the Camera Ready film office. “This time we need to make sure they stop in Rome and Floyd County!” Ann added that there are great collections in the area that Mike and Frank would love to pick, but they must be private collections. Mike and Frank will not pick through stores, malls, flea markets, museums, auctions, businesses or anything open to the public. Additionally, you have to be willing to sell.
If you or someone you know has a large, private collection or accumulation of antiques that the Pickers can spend the better part of the day looking through, you could be featured on AMERICAN PICKERS.
To be considered, send your name, town and state, phone number, where your collection is located and a description of your items. Submit either by email or voicemail at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-855-OLD-RUST.