American Pickers are coming to Mississippi

Published 7:00 am Thursday, November 24, 2016

Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz—from the popular show American Pickers—are coming to Mississippi this winter to view collections from across the state.
American Pickers is a documentary television series in which Wolfe and Fritz participate in the business of antique picking.
They are on a mission to recycle and rescue forgotten relics while sharing the history of remarkable items and collections, a press release from the show states.
“They are always excited to find sizeable, unique collections and learn the interesting stories behind them,” Cat Raynor, casting associate for American Pickers said in the release.
As the team heads to Mississippi, they are on the hunt for leads in the region for people with exceptional collections filled with antique items they may not have seen before.
Wolfe, or as the New York Times dubbed him, “The Jack Kerouac of Junk,” has dedicated much of his life to finding and rescuing the rusted, worn and no-longer-perfect antiques out of people’s personal collections.
Instead of focusing on the bigger cities and towns around the nation, Wolfe and Fritz travel the back roads trying to find the unusual and interesting artifacts of America’s history and preserve their historical value, instead of restoring them.
The American Pickers are looking to find people in Pearl River County with large, private collections or an accumulation of antiques that the duo can spend the better part of the day looking through.
Anyone who owns a collection or know someone that does, can contact the American Pickers at or call 855-old-rust with a name, phone number, location and description of the collection along with photos.

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