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'American Pickers' to film in Illinois

The Illinois Valley area is excited to welcome Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz and Antique Archaeology to the area. The team will film episodes of their hit series "American Pickers" throughout Illinois. Filming is scheduled for Summer 2015. 

"American Pickers" is a documentary series that explores the fascinating world of antique "picking" on History. This hit show follows two of the most skilled pickers in the business, Wolfe and Fritz, as they embark on an epic road trip across the U.S. in search of America’s most valuable antiques from motorcycles, classic cars and bicycles to one-of-a-kind vintage memorabilia. Wolfe and Fritz are on a mission to recycle America, restore forgotten relics to their former glory, and learn a thing or two about American history along the way.

"American Pickers" is looking for leads and would love to explore what you may have. They are on the hunt for interesting characters with interesting and unique items. Some of what they look for: Vintage bicycles, toys, unusual radios, movie memorabilia, advertising, military items, folk art, vintage musical equipment, vintage automotive items, early firefighting equipment, vintage clothing, pre-'50s western gear.

"American Pickers" is produced by Cineflix Productions for History. New episodes air Wednesdays at 8 p.m. CST on History.

If you have a large collection or want to refer someone to Wolfe and Fritz, email your name, number, address and description of the collection and photos to americanpickers@cineflix.com or call 855-old-rust.

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