The hosts of the History Channel’s American Pickers—Mike Wolfe and his brother Robbie—return to Vermont in August to hunt for antique treasures, filming at least one episode of the popular show that kicked off in 2010.
American Pickers came to Vermont in 2016, 2018, and 2020 to shoot episodes as well. Producer Meredith Ball said Thursday that the Wolf brothers have spent years traveling across the United States in search of one-of-a-kind artifacts, dating back to before the show was even created on the History Channel.
“Their goal is not only to dive into the history of items and collectors, but also to buy items,” said Paul.
If the collector agrees to the sale, the Wolf brothers may keep the item for their private collection, or they may resell it at one of two antique stores, in Le Claire, Iowa, which opened in 2000, and Nashville, Tennessee, which opened in 2011. .
Private antique collections only please, no flea markets
The Wolf brothers don’t frequent antique stores, malls, flea markets, museums, auctions, businesses, or “anything open to the public,” but they focus strictly on private collections, according to Paul.
With that in mind, American Pickers is looking to find the most historically significant or rare antiques hiding in private hands in Vermont.
“We’re looking for leads across the state, specifically interesting characters with cool elements,” said Paul. “The way we find people and groups for our show is by spreading the word far and wide so people know we’re coming to town.”
Are you ready to sell your antiques? American Pickers wants to know.
Ball and her team compile a “brief history” of the items in the collection being considered for display, and ask collectors what they would like to sell. They also ask for pictures of the items, which the Wolf brothers will use to decide which combinations they want to “pick”.
“We arrange a day appointment with the collector and deal with everything – photography and anything they buy – in one day,” said Paul.
Paul isn’t sure how long the American Pickers will be in Vermont in August, but he said it could be one to two weeks.
“Let’s say we find a large number of collectors in Vermont and we can make multiple rings that we prefer that way,” said Paul. “Now we’re looking at one episode, at least one.”
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