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‘American Pickers’ looking to pick in Iowa

Have rusty junk? Well it could soon be rusty gold with the help of the TV show “American Pickers.” The popular cable show has announced it is searching for leads on locations for filming in Iowa during October.

Filmed all over the U.S., “American Pickers” follows Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz from Antique Archeology as they work to find antiques and collectibles. The items are “picked” then sold in their stores located in LeClaire and Nashville, Tenn., or to private buyers. The pickers’ travels and finds are filmed and aired on the History Channel.

Wolfe, Fritz and team are looking for private collections in search of old advertising signage, motorcycle, bicycles made prior to 1960s, pinball and slot machines, vintage movie memorabilia, old rodeo items, pre-1940s telephones, Houdini items, sports memorabilia, vintage BB guns, pre-1940s Christmas items, vintage gas pumps, strange woodcarvings and vintage collegiate collectibles among other things.

Cineflix Productions, which produces the show, is asking anyone in Jasper County with leads of such hidden gems to email their name, phone number location and description of collection to americanpickers@cineflix.com or leave a message at 1-855-OLD-RUST.

The production company also shared they are not looking for agriculture items, tools, glassware, appliances, tractors, crocks, stoves or country primitives. Additionally, “American Pickers” only work with private collectors and do not work with stores, auctions, flea markets, museums or businesses open to the public.

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