'American Pickers' returning to Virginia and is looking for antiques

Danielle Colby and Mike Wolfe of the television show "American Pickers."
Danielle Colby and Mike Wolfe of the television show "American Pickers."

"American Pickers," a television show on The History Channel starring brothers Mike and Robbie Wolfe, as well as Danielle Colby, will have film crews in Virginia this March.

According to a spokesperson for the documentary series that explores the world of antique picking, there are no specific locations in Virginia planned as of now. This isn't the show's first trip to Virginia. Crews were in 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 stopped in the area. That year they checked out the toy collection of Al Morkunas at his home on Lewis Street. Morkunas died from cancer that same year and the show dedicated an episode to him.

The television show, which airs new episodes on Mondays at 9 p.m., follows skilled pickers in the business, as they hunt for antiques throughout the United States.

"They are always excited to find sizeable, unique collections and learn the interesting stories behind them," a press release said. "As they hit the back roads from coast to coast, the Pickers are on a mission to recycle and rescue forgotten relics. Along the way, they want to meet characters with remarkable and exceptional items."

The show is looking for leads in Virginia, according to the release.

"If you or someone you know has a large, private collection or accumulation of antiques that the pickers can spend the better part of the day looking through we would love to hear from you," the release said.

The pickers on the show don't search in stores, flea markets, malls, auction businesses, museums, or anything open to the public.

If you think you have something the show may be interested in, contact them by email at americanpickers@cineflix.com, by telephone at (646) 493-2184 or on Facebook @GotAPick. The release said to send your name, phone number, location, and description of the collection with photos.

The release said that "American Pickers" continues to take the pandemic very seriously and will be following all guidelines and protocols for safe filming outlined by the state and CDC.

"They hope to give historically significant objects a new lease on life while learning a thing or two about America’s past along the way," the release said. "The pickers have seen a lot of rusty gold over the years and are always looking to discover something they’ve never seen before."

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