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'American Pickers' duo on the hunt for Illinois prospects

Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz and their team plan to film episodes of the hit TV series "American Pickers" throughout Illinois from May 27 to June 9.

"American Pickers" is a documentary series that explores the world of antique “picking” on the History Channel. The hit show follows Wolfe and Fritz as they hunt for America’s most valuable antiques. They are always excited to find sizable, unique collections and learn the interesting stories behind them.

As they hit the back roads from coast to coast, Wolfe and Fritz are on a mission to recycle and rescue forgotten relics. Along the way, the pickers want to meet characters with remarkable and exceptional items. The pair hopes to give historically significant objects a new lease on life, while learning about America’s past.

"American Pickers" is looking for leads to explore. If anyone knows of large, private collections or accumulations of antiques that the pickers can spend the better part of the day looking through, send your name, phone number, location and description of the collection with photos to: americanpickers@cineflix.com or call 855-OLD-RUST or visit their Facebook page @GotAPick.

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