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Have hidden treasures? History Channel’s ‘American Pickers’ is heading to Florida

Release Date: December 09, 2013

TAVARES — The History Channel’s hit television series “American Pickers” is planning to begin filming its seventh season, and is headed to Florida to look for locations to feature.

The documentary-style show follows professional “pickers” Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz on adventures that bring them to small towns across the country in search of unique Americana and fascinating people.

“We’re looking for people with barns, warehouses and buildings full of odd, unique, and interesting collections,” said Anthony Rodriguez, Casting Associate Producer with Cineflix USA. “We also love to explore the history of the locations tied to the items. Mike and Frank are always looking for great characters too – the kinds of people within the nooks, crannies and back roads of this big country.”

Anyone in the community who has a treasure-trove of historic and vintage items, and is interested in possibly being featured on the show is encouraged to contact Rodriguez as soon as possible, as the show is currently mapping out its filming schedule. Rodriguez can be reached by email at or by phone at 212-206-0461. A contact name, phone number, address and a description of the collection, including any photographs should be included when contacting the producers. Items being sought-after include: 

  • Motor scooters (Vespas, Lambretta, Cushman)
  • Old advertising signage
  • Motorcycles
  • Bicycles (Pre 60s to turn-of-the-century)
  • Old toys (tin, wind-up, cast iron)
  • Pre 50s vending machines
  • Pinball and slot machines
  • Unusual radios (transistor, tabletop)
  • Antique casino/gaming machines
  • Vintage movie memorabilia
  • Vintage advertising items
  • Taxidermy
  • Vintage concert posters & t-shirts
  • Early Boy Scout items
  • Pre 60s vintage diner collectibles
  • Pre 60s TV merchandise
  • Pre 50s western/equestrian gear
  • Classic motorcycle memorabilia
  • Sports memorabilia
  • Casino tables
  • Houdini items
  • Old rodeo items
  • Airline collectibles (Pan-Am, TWA)
  • Late 70s & earlier military items
  • Mobster memorabilia
  • Vintage police officer collectibles
  • Firefighter collectibles
  • Pre 40s telephones
  • Folk art
  • Vintage BB guns/cap guns
  • Early Halloween items
  • Pre 40s Christmas items
  • Hawaiiana/Tiki collectables
  • Vintage sports collectibles
  • Vintage election memorabilia
  • Musical instruments
  • Civil War antiques
  • Vintage gas pumps
  • Pre 70s neon signs
  • Strange woodcarvings
  • Vintage collegiate collectibles

Items not being considered at this time include farming/agriculture items, tools, glassware, appliances, tractors, crocks, stoves or country primitives.

Lake County media contact:
Kelly LaFollette
Communications Director
Office: 352-343-9603; Cell: 352-455-0445

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