The American Pickers are headed back to Louisiana next month and plan to film episodes of The History Channel hit television series here, and all they need is one thing – your hidden treasures.
The documentary series that explores the unique world of antique picking follows skilled pickers in the business as they hunt for America’s most valuable antiques.
“We’re looking for leads throughout the state, specifically interesting characters with fascinating items and lots of them,” Thomas Carrera, a producer on the show, said. “We are incredibly excited to continue connecting with the many collectors in the area to discuss their years of picking.
Carrera said the show is only interested in showcasing private collections, and that no stores, malls, flea markets, museums, auctions, businesses or anything open to the public would be considered.
“This isn’t your grandmother’s antiquing,” he said. “The American Pickers are on a mission to recycle America, even if it means diving into countless piles of grimy junk or getting chased off a gun-wielding homeowner’s land. Hitting back roads from coast to coast, the Pickers earn a living by restoring forgotten relics to their former glory, transforming one person’s trash into another’s treasure.”
Carrera said the hosts of the show hope to give historically significant objects a new lease on life while learning a thing or two about America’s past along the way.
“The Pickers have seen a lot of rusty gold over the years and are always looking to discover something they’ve never seen before,” he said. “They are ready to find extraordinary items and hear fascinating tales about them.”
Anyone with a large, private collection or accumulation of antiques that the Pickers can spend the better part of the day looking through can send their name, phone number, location and description of the collection with photos to email@example.com or call 855-OLD-RUST.
Any feature of a St. Charles Parish resident could have a positive impact on the parish, St. Charles Parish Director of Economic Development and Tourism Corey Faucheux said, citing recent findings of LA Office of Tourism study that show having a reality show showcase a city can greatly increase the number of people who want to visit it.