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TV Hit American Pickers Looking for Rusty Relics In Cherokee

February 19, 2015

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Cherokee Pickers, Mike and Frank Want to Hear From You

Mike Wolfe doesn’t just believe “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” No. Wolfe embodies dumpster diving. For him, garbage gleaning is an art; one he continues to perfect each week on the A&E’s hit show “American Pickers,” which airs on the History Channel. And pretty soon, Wolfe and buddy Frank Fritz could be gracing the back roads and barns of rural Cherokee County, if we’ve got enough “rusty gold” to get them here! The show’s production team wants Cherokee residents to email or call if there’s a junkyard, basement, garage, barn, shed or something else that’s stuffed to the rafters with long-overlooked gems. Flea markets and retail need not apply. That’s not what Wolfe and Fritz are after. They are only looking for private collections. Nothing that’s open to the public. If you’ve got the bait, snap a couple pictures and email them to:, or call 1-855-OLD-RUST and leave a description along with your digits.

This opportunity came through the Cherokee Office of Economic Development because of our close relationship with the Georgia Film Office and our “Camera Ready” designation,” said Misti Martin, President of the Cherokee Office of Economic Development (COED).

Just keep this in mind: The “antique archaeologists”, as they like to be called, love old advertising signs, motorcycles, old toys (tin, wind-up and cast iron), pinball and slot machines, taxidermy, early Boy Scout items, pre-‘60s TV merchandise, musical instruments, Civil War antiques, vintage gas pumps, sports memorabilia, Houdini items, old rodeo items, folk art, early Halloween items, vintage sports collectibles, firefighter collectibles and pre-‘50s western/equestrian gear, etc.

What doesn’t rank so high are: farming/agriculture items, tools, glassware, appliances, tractors, stoves or country primitives.

American Pickers is produced by Cineflix Productions. New episodes air Wednesday nights at 9 p.m. ET.