Staff Report —
The History Channel’s popular “American Pickers” show plans to return to Virginia in April and is looking for leads throughout the state, said spokesperson Sarah Perkins.
“American Pickers” is a documentary series that explores the world of antique “picking,” following the show’s hosts, Mike and Frank, as they pick their way across the country looking for unique finds.
The show is looking for “interesting characters with interesting items and lots of them,” said Perkins. “The way we find people and collections for our show is through spreading the word far and wide so that people know we’re coming to town”
The show picks only from private collections, she said, no stores, malls, flea markets, museums, auctions, businesses, or anything open to the public.
Perkins said the show is taking the pandemic very seriously and will be following all guidelines and protocols for safe filming as outlined by each state. While the crew plans to be in Virginia in April, it may re-schedule if conditions change.
Anyone with a large, private collection or accumulation of antiques that the pickers can spend the better part of the day looking through, is asked to contact the show and send a name, phone number, location, description of the collection, and photos, if possible, to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Contact can also be made by calling 855-OLD-RUST, or on Facebook at @GotAPick.