‘American Pickers’ to pick through southwest Michigan in August

Published 5:13 pm Thursday, June 13, 2024

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SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — A national television show is on the hunt for local collections to “pick” through in southwest Michigan.

According to a news release, “American Pickers” plans to film episodes in Michigan in August. The Greater Dowagiac Chamber of Commerce posted on Facebook that the show’s picking route will take them through the area this August.

The hit History Channel show, which has been airing since 2010, is a documentary series that explores the world of antique “picking,” following stars Mike Wolfe and Danielle Colby as they hunt for America’s most valuable antiques.

Items they look for include: vintage bicycles, toys, unusual radios, movie memorabilia, advertising, military items, folk art, vintage musical equipment, vintage automotive items, early firefighting equipment, vintage clothing and pre-50’s western gear.

Collectors interested in being considered for “American Pickers” can send their name, phone number, location and description of the collection with photos to: americanpickers@cineflix.com or call (646) 493-2184. 

Only private collections will be considered.

The news release is as follows:

The American Pickers are excited to return to Michigan! They plan to film episodes of The History Channel hit television series throughout your area in August 2024.

AMERICAN PICKERS is a documentary series that explores the fascinating world of antique “picking” on The History Channel. The hit show follows skilled pickers in the business, as they hunt for America’s most valuable antiques.

They are always excited to find historically significant or rare items, in addition to unforgettable Characters and their collections.

As they hit the back roads from coast to coast, the Pickers are on a mission to recycle and rescue forgotten relics.

Along the way, they want to meet characters with amazing stories and fun items. They hope to give historically significant objects a new lease on life while learning a thing or two about America’s past along the way. The Pickers 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.

The American Pickers TV Show is looking for leads and would love to explore your hidden treasure. If you or someone you know has a unique item, story to tell, and is ready to sell…we would love to hear from you! Please note, the Pickers DO NOT pick stores, flea markets, malls, auction businesses, museums, or anything open to the public.