PITTSBURG — Have an old thing? A record player? An old motorcycle? It may be worth more than you think.
This spring Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz are coming to Kansas to film episodes of “American Pickers.”
They’ve been in the region before, in 2010 and 2013 they stopped off in southeast Kansas and again in 2015.
The show will air on the History Channel, which could possibly bring attention to southeast Kansas all across the country, Pittsburg Area Chamber of Commerce President Blake Benson said.
Programs like the History Channel and Travel Channel have brought thousands of visitors to the area, Benson said. A few years ago, he said people from all over the U.S. came to Pittsburg, “just to eat chicken.”
According to a release Wolfe and Fritz are hunting for “America’s most valuable antiques.”
Once they purchase the “forgotten relics” and they then restore them to give the items a “new lease on life, while learning about America’s past along the way.”
According the release, the American Pickers are looking for leads to private collections only, which means no stores, malls, flea markets, museums, auctions, businesses or anything open to the public.
People can send their name, phone number, location and description of the collection with photographs to email@example.com or call 855-OLD-RUST. People can also tag them on Facebook, @GotAPick.
— Stephanie Potter is a staff writer at the Morning Sun. She can be emailed at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow her on Twitter @PittStephP and Instagram @stephanie_morningsun.