History Channel Show Wants to Feature Your Vintage Stuff on TV
When History Channel's American Pickers series shoots for season 8 early this August in South Jersey, there is a chance that your vintage items could be featured.
Currently, submissions are being accepted for collectors to appear on the show and have their antiques picked through.
The popular documentary show features two veteran antique "pickers" Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz as they tour the country looking to buy fascinating antiques from collectors and learn the stories behind their purchases while sometimes making a profit on the resale of the items.
The call for collector submissions only extends to private parties, meaning that stores and commercial collectors are now allowed. The shows filmed in South Jersey will likely air in late fall or early winter of this year.
Mary Swanhaus, a producer for American Pickers, summarizes the qualities they are looking for in subjects for the show, citing, "Interesting people with interesting things."
She says that as far as location is concerned, Wolfe and Fritz really enjoy picking in rural areas, searching through barns, out buildings and garages.
A press release outlined some of Wolfe's and Fritz's interests, noting 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-50s western gear.
She also says that Wolfe and Fritz really enjoy when the pieces they find have an interesting story or relate to American culture.
Applications or suggestions to appear on American Pickers should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org and include name, email address, phone number and a detailed description of the collection. Photographs of the collection are benefit. Phone inquiries can use the number 855-old-rust.
American Pickers began airing in January of 2010 on the History Channel. Currently, it airs @ 9 pm Wednesday on the History Channel.