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'American Pickers' To Film In Connecticut

Published: April 14, 2018 at 12:00 am

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American Pickers stars Frank Fritz and Mike Wolfe will be "picking" on Connecticut history in June; private collectors of antiques and other relics can be part of the popular series.
American Pickers stars Frank Fritz and Mike Wolfe will be "picking" on Connecticut history in June; private collectors of antiques and other relics can be part of the popular series.
Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, and their team plan to film episodes of the hit series American Pickers throughout the Connecticut region in June 2018.

American Pickers is a documentary series that airs on History Channel and A&E Networks. It explores the world of antique "picking" on history. The hit show follows Mike and Frank 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.

The Midwestern pickers search for the rare artifacts and national treasures that they can buy from the collectors they visit and then sell in their antiques shops or, in some cases, put in their personal collections. They often have to dig through boxes or piles filled with items that have accumulated over the years, which are often located in such places as barns or spare rooms in the owners' homes.

While the guys are willing to buy pretty much anything old, their particular interests include items having to do with the auto industry (especially oil cans), bicycles, and classic toys.

American Pickers is looking for leads and would love to explore local hidden treasure. If you or someone you know has a large, private collection, interesting multi-generational family properties, or accumulation of antiques - no retail shops or single items - that the Pickers can spend the better part of the day looking through, send your name, phone number, location, and description of the collection with photos to americanpickers@cineflix.com or call 855-OLD-RUST (855-653-7878).

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