Have Junk? American Pickers Visiting Indiana
By Mike Perleberg
History Channel photo
(Undated) – A reality TV show about two guys sifting through and buying other people’s junk is planning to film an episode in Indiana.
The stars of the History Channel’s American Pickers will be in Ohio and Indiana coming up July 14-27. Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz are seeking junkyards, barns, and other properties that may hold a trove of forgotten treasures.
Items the “Pickers” usually look for include antiques ranging from old advertising signage, vintage bicycles, old toys, old rodeo items, vintage police officer collectibles, pre-40s telephones, folk art, vintage BB guns or cap guns, Civil War items and pre-1940s Christmas items.
Producers say the show is not interested in old items related to farming or agriculture, tools, glassware, appliances, tractors, crocks, stoves, country primitives. They don’t visit shops, antique malls, auctions or flea markets.
If you have a lead for the show, you can share it with the show’s producers by emailing [email protected] or by calling (646) 493-2184. If the lead catches the show’s interest, an advance scout could be sent to scope it out.
The Indiana episode is expected to air during the show’s current sixth season.