“American Pickers,” a television show on The History Channel starring brothers Mike and Robbie Wolfe and Daniel Colby, will be filming in Virginia this March.
According to a spokesperson for the documentary series, which explores the world of antique collecting, no specific Virginia locations are planned at this time. This isn’t the show’s first trip to Virginia. Crews have been to the Old Dominion in 2017, 2018 and 2021. The show even filmed in Staunton in 2017 when Mike Wolfe and former cast member Frank Fritz stayed in the area. That year, they checked out Al Morkunas’ toy collection at his home on Lewis Street. In the same year, Morkunas died of cancer episode dedicated to the show to him.
The television show, which airs new episodes on Mondays at 9 p.m., follows skilled collectors on the hunt for antiques across the United States.
“They are always excited to find significant, unique collections and learn the interesting stories behind them,” the press release said. “As they hit the roads from coast to coast, pickers are on a mission to recycle and rescue forgotten relics. Along the way, they want to meet characters with wonderful and exceptional items.”
According to a release, the show is looking for top performers in Virginia.
“If you or someone you know has a large private collection or hoard of antiques that collectors can spend most of their day looking at, we would love to hear from you,” the release said.
Collectors in the show do not search in stores, flea markets, malls, auctions, museums, or anything open to the public.
If you think you might be interested in the show, contact them by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, by phone at (646) 493-2184 or on Facebook @GotAPick. The release said to send your name, phone number, location and a description of the collection with photos.
The release said America’s Pickers continues to take the pandemic very seriously and will follow all state and CDC safe shooting guidelines and protocols.
“They hope to give historically significant objects new life, while learning something about America’s past,” the release said. “Collectors have seen a lot of rusty gold over the years and are always looking for something they’ve never seen before.”
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