Pickers' backroad travels bringing them to Indiana
Saturday, June 28, 2014 5:00 AM
The intrepid collectors from the History Channel's hit show "American Pickers" may be freestyle picking on a back road near you next month.
The show's producers have put a call out to all Indiana residents with filthy, grimy treasurers and collectibles. The series, now in its sixth season, will film in Indiana next month, and the episode is scheduled to air as part of this season, said producer Thomas Giglio.
The show follows two buyers, Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz, as they tour across the back roads and small towns of America in search of vintage, antique or simply one-of-a-kind pieces.
Wolfe and Fritz focus their picks on the forgotten junkyards, cluttered barns and over-run front yards.
They only search areas that are private and not open to the public.
"Anything that is neat, clean, or looks like a gallery or store doesn't appeal to the spirit of the show. To that point, we are only interested in private collections - no stores, yard sales, or anything that is open to the public," Giglio wrote in an email.
In preparation for the show's Indiana pick, producers are asking residents to refer locations to Wolfe and Fritz.
Currently, the team is not looking for farming and agriculture items, tools, glassware, appliances, tractors, crocks, stoves and country primitives.
However, Wolfe and Fritz are avid buyers of motor scooters, motorcycles, bicycles, vintage advertising, old toys, folk art, vintage sports memorabilia, musical instruments, gas pumps, taxidermy and much, much more.
Anyone with a reference can contact the show at AmericanPickers@Cineflix.com or by calling (646) 493-2184.