JACKSON, Miss. — The History Channel’s hit show American Pickers is coming to Mississippi. Producers are currently looking for people across the state with interesting personalities and antiques to sell.
“We are thrilled to welcome American Pickers to Mississippi,” said Malcolm White, Director of Visit Mississippi. “Given our state’s rich history and heritage, Mike and Frank are sure to uncover a number of hidden treasures here.”
The show has previously filmed in Mississippi in 2010, 2011, and 2012. The History Channel also shot a reality show competition called “Picked Off” in 2012 on the Gulf Coast.
To be considered, applicants MUST email the show at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message at 1-855-OLD-RUST. Hopefuls must include their name, contact number, and a description of their items. Please note that only private collections are eligible — no retail stores, malls, flea markets, museums, auctions, businesses or anything open to the public.
American Pickers is currently NOT looking for farming/agriculture items, tools, glassware, appliances, tractors, crocks, stoves or country primitives. Some of the items it IS looking for include:
-Motor scooters: Vespas, Lambretta, Cushman
-Old advertising signage
-Bicycles (Pre 60’s to turn of the
-Old toys: tin, wind-up, cast iron
-Pre 50’s vending machines
-Pinball and slot machines
-Old Movie Posters
-Unusual radios:transistor, tabletop, etc.
-Antique casino/gaming machines
-Vintage movie memorabilia
-Vintage advertising Items
-Vintage concert posters & T-shirts
-Early Boy Scout items
-Pre 60’s vintage diner collectibles
-Pre 60’s TV merchandise
-Pre 50’s western/equestrian Gear
-Classic motorcycle memorabilia
-Old rodeo items
-Airline collectibles: Pan-Am, TWA, Etc.
-Late 70’s & earlier military items
-Extraordinary mobster memorabilia
-Vintage police officer collectibles
-Pre 40’s telephones
-Vintage BB guns/cap guns
-Early Halloween items
-Pre 40’s Christmas items
-Vintage sports collectibles
-Vintage election memorabilia
-Civil War antiques
-Vintage gas pumps
-Pre 70’s old neon signs
-Vintage collegiate collectibles