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‘American Pickers’ seeks local collectors

WESTFIELD – If you have a barn filled with generations of family treasures, rusty farm equipment, a collection of antique gas cans and other hidden gems, “American Pickers” wants to know.

The popular History Channel show “American Pickers” is heading to New England this September and is seeking unique and interesting finds.

“We’re looking for leads throughout the state, specifically interesting characters with interesting items and lots of them,” said Casting Associate Kourtny Myers.

Frank Fritz and Mike Wolfe of the History Channel hit show “American Pickers” are coming to New England. (HISTORY CHANNEL PHOTO)

The show stars Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz, who, along with their team, travel the United States finding interesting and unique treasures and people.

“They are always excited to find sizeable, unique collections and learn the interesting stories behind them,” Myers stated. “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. “

Myers said the show reaches out to communities through local media.

“The way we find people and collections for our show is through getting the word out so that people know we’re coming to town and can reach back out to us,” said Myers.

Myers said the “American Pickers” crew is taking coronavirus precautions.

“We understand that with the proliferation of COVID-19, we are all facing very uncertain times. We at American Pickers are taking the pandemic very seriously and will be following all guidelines and protocols for safe filming as outlined by each state,” said Myers in a written statement.

Wolfe and Fritz only pick private collections so no stores, malls, flea markets, museums, auctions, businesses or anything open to the public should contact the show.

Anyone in the area with a large, private collection or accumulation of antiques that the Pickers can spend the better part of the day looking through, is encouraged to send your name, phone number, location and description of the collection with photos to: [email protected] or call 855-OLD-RUST or @GotAPick on Facebook.

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