Heads up, private collectors! “American Pickers” filming in north Alabama

Courtesy of Lindsey Chase

Mike Wolfe, Danielle Colby Cushman and Frank Fritz

If these faces look familiar, you must be a fan of the History Channel's “American Pickers." The cast and crew will be filming in north Alabama soon and would love to help you thin out your collections. If you have items that are unique and would like to sell them, please contact the them at the number/email below. They prefer large collections where they can spend at least half a day picking through items for sale.

1-855-OLD-RUST (653-7878) or AmericanPickers@cineflix.com


CULLMAN – You've probably already seen the news that “American Pickers” will soon be arriving in our part of the world. They will be filming episodes with people from north Alabama in the early part of 2017.

Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz, stars of “American Pickers,” which airs on the History Channel, will be searching north Alabama for unique finds, the kinds of things that others might not give a second glance. These guys have a knack for seeing things as they can be, not necessarily for what they were intended.

They will be looking for large, private collections, maybe in an old barn, those dusty places where people who love collecting historical items store cars, motorcycles and things you can't even figure out a use for.

You know the kind of place, like your Uncle Chester down the road, who keeps old bicycles and parts for them out behind his shed, or the lady who has that huge collection of clocks and radios.

If you know someone who might be interested in clearing out some of their collections, please use the contact number and email below, but keep in mind that they want large collections, not just single pieces, and that these items must be for sale, not just to look at.

Since their time is so limited, Mike and Frank want to be able to set up for filming where there is enough to browse through for at least a day.

Watch the show and get a feel for these guys, who are experts in antiques of all kinds. Model-T parts, rusty gas pumps, signs (especially local signage), old toys and things stored for years from all kinds of farms, general stores, homes and a wide array of long-closed businesses would be ideal. Attics that haven't been cleaned in years would be another possibility, but keep in mind that there must be enough memorabilia at each location.

So, look around, folks, this would be a perfect time to clear out a barn, shed or the stuff in the field behind your granddaddy's old store building.

This will be a lot of fun, and you might make the deal of the day, so pull out that stuff you forgot you even had, Mike and Frank might just be looking for that very item!

Those who have one-of-a-kind items to sell should reach out to the Pickers by calling 1-855-OLD-RUST (653-7878) or emailing AmericanPickers@cineflix.com. Mike and Frank only pick private collections, so no stores, malls, flea markets, museums, auctions, businesses or anything open to the public.  


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