It won’t be just tornadoes crossing the Kansas countryside this spring; episodes of the hit series American Pickers will film across the Sunflower State during May with possible stops in the Kansas City and Topeka areas. The show’s hosts, Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, plus their team will be regular features tooling across the state in search of antique treasure.
The program is a documentary series that explores the fascinating world of antique ‘picking.’ Premiering in 2010, the show follows Mike and Frank, two of the most skilled pickers in the business, as they hunt, or “pick”, for America’s most valuable antiques. They are always excited to find sizable, unique collections or accumulations and learn the interesting stories behind them.
The program is produced by A&E Television Networks in collaboration with Cineflix Media. The two men are on a mission to recycle and rescue forgotten relics, Cineflix said in a news release. They were last in Kansas in July of 2013 when they visited the Wichita region.
“Along the way, the Pickers want to meet characters with remarkable and exceptional items,” the release said. “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.”
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. Though much of the reality show is scripted (as are most reality shows), the two still appear ready to find extraordinary items and hear fascinating tales about them. American Pickers is looking for leads and would love to explore your hidden treasure. If you or someone you know has a large, private collection or accumulation of antiques that the Pickers can spend the better part of the day looking through, send your name, phone number, location and description of the collection with photos to: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 855-OLD-RUST.