‘American Pickers’ returning to Michigan

THE HISTORY CHANNEL show “American Pickers,” which features Frank Fritz, left, and Mike Wolfe, plans to film in Michigan in September.

NEW YORK CITY — Know of anyone with a barn or shed that has accumulated vintage items over the decades that’s now filled to bursting?

If so, the television show “American Pickers” might want to visit.

Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz and their team from the History channel series plan to film an episode in Michigan in September.

The show is looking for leads on likely sites that have sizeable, unique collections with, even better, interesting stories behind them.

“American Pickers” is a popular series that follows Wolfe and Fritz through the world of antique “picking,” or hunting off the beaten path for valuable antiques, preferably hidden treasures of Americana they view as “rusty gold,” according to show producers.

The pair only pick private collections — no stores, malls, flea markets, museums, auctions, businesses or anything open to the public, show producers advised.

The pair hopes to give historically significant objects a new lease on life while learning about America’s past along the way. Wolfe’s business in LeClaire, Iowa, is called Antique Archaeology.

Anyone with a large, private collection or accumulation of antiques who is willing to let the Pickers spend a day taking a look should send name, phone number, location and description of the collection with photos to: americanpickers@cineflix.com or call 855-OLD-RUST. Or go to the show’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/AmericanPickers/

“American Pickers” is produced by Cineflix Productions for History. New episodes air at 8 p.m. Central time Mondays on History.

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