The History Channel show “American Pickers” is planning a trip to Louisiana and they are looking for leads on places in the Bossier area where they can do some picking.
“American Pickers” is a documentary series that explores the fascinating world of antique ‘picking’ on the History Channel. This hit show follows two of the most skilled pickers in the business, Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz, as they embark on an epic road trip across the U.S. in search of America’s most valuable antiques from motorcycles, classic cars and bicycles to one-of-a-kind vintage memorabilia.
They are particularly looking for folks of interesting character with interesting items and lots of them! Please note that the pickers only pick private collections. They don’t do stores, malls, flea markets, museums, auctions, businesses or anything open to the public.
If you have a large collection or want to refer someone to Mike and Frank, email your name, number, city, state and a description of the collection to firstname.lastname@example.org . Include photos if possible. Or call and leave a message at 1-855-OLD-RUST.
The show is currently not looking for: Farming/agriculture items, tools, glassware, appliances, tractors, crocks, stoves or country primitives.
Here are some of the items they are looking to buy:
-Motor scooters: Vespas, Lambretta, Cushman
-Old advertising signage
-Bicycles (Pre 60’s to turn of the century)
-Old toys: tin, wind-up, cast iron
-Pre 50’s vending machines
-Pinball and slot machines
-Old Movie Posters
-Unusual radios: transistor, tabletop, etc.
-Antique casino/gaming machines
-Vintage movie memorabilia
-Vintage advertising Items
-Vintage concert posters & T-shirts
-Early Boy Scout items
-Pre 60’s vintage diner collectibles
-Pre 60’s TV merchandise
-Pre 50’s western/equestrian Gear
-Classic motorcycle memorabilia
-Old rodeo items
-Airline collectibles: Pan-Am, TWA, Etc.
-Late 70’s & earlier military items
-Extraordinary mobster memorabilia
-Vintage police officer collectibles
-Pre 40’s telephones
-Vintage BB guns/cap guns
-Early Halloween items
-Pre 40’s Christmas items
-Vintage sports collectibles
-Vintage election memorabilia
-Civil War antiques
-Vintage gas pumps
-Pre 70’s old neon signs
-Vintage collegiate collectibles