American Pickers is returning to North Carolina and is seeking private antiques collections to highlight on the show.
Some might say that antiques are a thing of the past, and in the literal sense they would not be wrong. But to discount the significance of antiques and our country’s interest in them would be a big mistake. More than just tokens from the past, antiques are tangible reminders of America’s rich history and heritage.
Antiquing is a hobby that never goes out of style, and now more than ever, antiques enthusiasts across the Cape Fear region have something worth brushing off their collections for. The popular History Channel show American Pickers is set to return to North Carolina and South Carolina for filming in February. The team of antiques hunters will once again be in search of rare American artifacts and the amazing tales and fascinating people behind them.
Since 2010, the hosts of American Pickers have been scouring through garages, barns, basements and junkyards from coast to coast, looking for hidden gems and restoring forgotten relics back into their original glory. Produced by Cineflix Productions, the documentary series highlights the captivating world of antique “picking” by following skilled pickers as they travel across the country on a hunt to recycle and rescue forgotten relics.
The hosts are on a mission to find private, extraordinary collections and hear their remarkable origin stories, with a goal of giving historically important objects a new opportunity to shine while learning a thing or two about our country’s past along the way.
According to the team behind the long-running television series, American Pickers isn’t your grandmother’s antiquing.
“The show is unique because it’s entertaining and educational,” says Producer Jasmina Joseph. “The Pickers pick through all types of vintage and historical collections, teaching the audience facts as they go through item by item.”
As they make their return to North Carolina, the Pickers are looking to discover extraordinary items they’ve never seen before.
The show is hoping to reach the many collectors of the Cape Rear region to discuss their years of picking, explore new and exciting collections and hear many memorable tales.
“North Carolina is a fruitful state for our team to pick, and it’s always fun returning back here to see what else we can find,” Joseph says. “This is a great opportunity for a collector to show off their collection and passion for collecting.”
Before coming to the Carolinas, American Pickers is seeking leads for people and their possessions with compelling stories. If you or someone you know has a large, private collection or accumulation of antiques, the show would love to hear about it. The more different, unusual and unique the items and extraordinary their stories, the better! The Pickers only pick private collections, so they will not pick from any stores, malls, flea markets, museums, auctions, businesses or other locations open to the public.
Any collectors interested in being considered for American Pickers should reach out by phone to (646) 493-2184 or by email to AmericanPickers@cineflix.com. Include your full name, city and state, contact information and a brief description of your collection.