Residents of western Maryland and Pennsylvania with large “junky” collections could have the opportunity to have a national TV show dig into their wares, a TV producer has said.
“American Pickers,” the History Channel show that likes to rummage through junk for valuable antiques, plans to come to Maryland and Pennsylvania again to film in June. They also plan to shoot in Delaware that month.
This isn’t the first or even the second time that “American Pickers” has announced plans to shoot in Maryland. The program made a similar announcement in February last year.
So what does it take to get to the actual show?
“Definitely a great collection,” said producer Jasmina Joseph. “They’re looking for anything and everything. A good story.”
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If a local resident has “a large private collection or accumulation of antiques,” pickers can spend most of the day – or you know someone who does – they can contact the program at [email protected] or call 646-493-2184. Include your full name, location, contact information, and a brief description of the collection with photos.
The production team is contacting potential collectors for the show to get more information, Joseph said. If they like what they hear, a production team will come on-site for further evaluation, Joseph said. Finally, if the Collector clears that hurdle, he could end up on the air with Mike Wolfe; his brother, Robbie; and/or Danielle Colby.
Pickers are only interested in private collections, according to an email from Joseph. No stores, malls, flea markets, museums, auctions, businesses or places open to the public.
The production continues to take the COVID-19 pandemic seriously and is following all state and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines and protocols for safe filming, a press release said.