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Arts & Entertainment ‘American Pickers’ eye Franklin for possible filming location

Producers for the History Channel’s television program, ‘American Pickers’ the Franklin Chamber of Commerce to scout out possible leads for locations in the area that might be able to be featured on an upcoming episode.

Although details are still unclear, Franklin’s Chamber was able to confirm that producers for the television program contacted them early this month and expressed interest in filming in the area.

American Pickers is a documentary series which explores the fascinating world of antique picking. The high profile show follows two of the most skilled pickers in the business, Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz, as they embark on an epic road trip across the US. The show offers a fascinating insight into what it ís like to be the men on the ground who are on the frontlines of the antique industry.

The show follows the pickers in their van as they go on a mission in search of America’s most fascinating and valuable antiques -treasures that have been long forgotten in junkyards and barns across the country. The team tracks down unique and interesting items from motorcycles, classic cars and bicycles to one-ofa- kind vintage memorabilia.

The series follows the highs and lows of the trade as the team gets their hands dirty in the search of weird and wonderful hidden treasures. The show examines how determination and amazing instincts drive the pickers to salvage the good junk from the bad junk. On the adventure our team meets fascinating characters along the way each with a story to tell about the history of their collection and their own lives. Mike and Frank bring the past to life and recycle America as they go. On the way, they explore how our pickers strike the ultimate deal and discover just what it takes to renovate and re-sell a newly found antique in a competitive market.

The Chamber of Commerce encourages anyone who is interested to contact the Chamber with any information, which will be passed on to the producers.

- Motor scooters: Vespas, Labertta, Cushman
- Old Signs
- Motorcycles
- Bicycles
- Radios: Transistor/Tabletop
- Old Toys: Tin, Wind-up, Cast Iron
- Vintage Vending Machines
- Pinball and Slot Machines
- Old Movie Posters
- Antique Casino/Gaming Machines
- Movie Memorabilia
- Advertising Items
- Taxidermy
- Route 66 Memorabilia
- Vintage Concert Posters & T-shirts
- Early Boy Scout Items
- Antique Photographs
- NASA Memorabilia
- Circus & Carnival Memorabilia
- Sports Equipment
- NASCAR Memorabilia
- Vintage Diner Collectibles
- 60s & 70s TV Merchandise
- Western/Equestrian Gear
- Classic Motorcycle Memorabilia
- Elvis Memorabilia
- Old Rodeo Items
- Airline Collectibles Pan-Am, TWA, Etc.
- Military Items
- Cast Iron
- Pottery/Crocks
- Pedal Cars
- Mobster Memorabilia
- Police Officer Collectibles
- Firefighter Collectibles
- Telephones
- Oil Paintings
- Folk Art
- Juke Boxes
- BB Guns/Cap Guns
- Old Bar Equipment
- Early Halloween Items
- Vintage Christmas Items
- Soda Fountain Dispensers
- Hawaiiana/Tiki Collectibles
- Sports Collectibles
- Election Memorabilia
- Airstream Trailers
- Musical Instruments
- Civil War Antiques
- Antique Guns
- Old Board Games
- Gas Pumps
- Old Neon Signs
- Wood Carvings
- Collegiate Collectibles
- Vintage Mechanical Bull
- Casino Tables


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