“American Pickers,” a reality TV series on History Channel starring Frank Fritz, left, and Mike Wolfe, will be filming in Washington state next month, and crews are seeking input from area residents about potential sites to explore. (Zachary Maxwell Stertz)

Reality TV series producers seek antique collections

The documentary series will follow co-hosts Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz — two of the most skilled “pickers” in the business — as they hunt for America’s most valuable antiques, according to a news release.

PORT ANGELES — “American Pickers,” a reality TV series on History Channel, will be filming in Washington state next month, and crews are seeking input from area residents about potential sites to explore, according to Natasha Moore, the show’s casting associate.

The documentary series will follow co-hosts Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz — two of the most skilled “pickers” in the business — as they hunt for America’s most valuable antiques, according to a news release.

The two are on the hunt for sizable, unique collections and are interested in learning the stories behind them.

Filming currently is set to begin this September, “and the hosts are looking for people with unique antique collections and interesting stories behind them,” Moore said in an email.

”We are trying to get the word out as soon as possible, so the sooner people with large collections reach out to us the better.”

Producers encourage area residents who have — or know someone who has — a large, private collection or accumulation of antiques that the two men can spend the better part of the day looking through to send their names, phone numbers, locations and descriptions of the collections with photos to [email protected] or call 855-753-7878 (OLD RUST).

The two hope to give historically significant objects a new lease on life while learning a thing or two about America’s past along the way, according to the release.

“Mike and Frank only pick private collections, so no stores, malls, flea markets, museums, auctions, businesses or anything open to the public,” Moore said.

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Features Editor Chris McDaniel can be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. 56650, or at [email protected] peninsuladailynews.com.

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