American Pickers

Continuing Wednesday / 9:00pm History US 55 min.
This isn't your grandmother's antiquing. Pickers like Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz 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 two men earn a living by restoring forgotten relics to their former glory, transforming one person's trash into another's treasure. American Pickers follows them as they scour the country for hidden gems in junkyards, basements, garages and barns, meeting quirky characters and hearing their amazing stories. If you think the antique business is all about upscale boutiques and buttoned-up dealers, this show may change your mind--and teach you a thing or two about American history along the way.

Season 2017

22 Episodes

Mike and Frank accept a special invite from Indiana's Model-A Ford lady and fall hard for her ultra-rare barn-fresh Model-A tow truck.
Nov 27 2017
While freestyling in Virginia's Appalachian Mountains the guys come across a hidden hideaway filled with history and even some mementos from a bluegrass legend.
Nov 20 2017
Frank jumps for joy as he and Mike pick a recently closed toy museum ready to sell their collection of treasures.
Nov 13 2017
Just outside the nation's capital Mike and Frank find a stash of untouched inventory from one of the country's oldest bicycle and sporting goods store.
Nov 06 2017
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Plowing through a 40-acre salvage yard, Mike and Frank harvest a few lost treasures, including a never-before-seen farmer's mini-bike.
Oct 30 2017
Frank falls hard for a rare Harley Davidson Knucklehead at a collectors hidden California compound.
Oct 23 2017
Mike and Frank are picking and dreaming in California. Then dreams become reality when Mike falls for the sweetest classic Ford pick-up he’s ever seen.
Oct 16 2017
Mike and Frank roll up on a coin-op empire ruled by sisters ready to rumble for every penny.
Jul 24 2017
In a jam-packed home, Mike and Frank find superhero heaven, coming across a rare Superman comic as well as the very first Spider-Man comic worth $50,000.
Jul 17 2017
It's a picking paradise as Mike and Frank come across a huge 200,000-square-foot factory housing a private collection cultivated by Woody, the building's dumpster-diving owner.
Jul 10 2017
The picking gets red, hot and blue in a Louisiana warehouse as Mike makes a move on Gypsy Grandma, the queen of arcade games.
Jun 12 2017
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Mike and Frank discover a fleet of amazing concept cars, some so unique they don't know how to price them.
Jun 05 2017
The guys are first in line to pick an incredible North Carolina collection of weird and wonderful circus and sideshow memorabilia.
May 22 2017
While combing through a mind-blowing collection, Mike stares down the headlights of a rare Ford; and the guys pick a Tennessee home hiding a big secret.
May 15 2017
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Mike stumbles on a century-old Jell-O ice cream wagon worth thousands, and Robbie makes a huge offer on an iconic Ford.
May 08 2017
Mike and Frank find a classic 33 Ford that's been sitting so long that a tree has grown around it. But nothing stops the guys from rescuing this rare ride.
Apr 24 2017
The guys put thousands on the line to strike a deal with a tough negotiator, and they meet Hubba, a rockabilly reverend with many talents.
Apr 17 2017
When they uncover one of the rarest motorcycles in the world, Mike and Frank must come up with more cash than ever before to try and seal the deal.
Apr 10 2017
Picking a packed property, Mike and Frank hope to find what they're looking for before nightfall; Mike discovers something living in the attic.
Jan 30 2017
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In the heartland of beer, Frank is surprised to meet an old friend; the guys secretly prepare a surprise build for Danielle.
Jan 23 2017
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Mike and Frank have their work cut out for them on a huge property with more custom 1932 Fords than they have ever seen in one place; Danielle takes on an important military mission.
Jan 16 2017
Mike and Frank go behind the scenes of a famous tourist attraction for the pick of a lifetime; in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, a collector shuts down deal after deal until his wife steps in.
Jan 02 2017

Season 2016

34 Episodes

In Detroit, Frank takes a big risk on one of the greatest pieces he's ever seen; Mike acquires a Purple Heart along with a very special mission.
Dec 26 2016
Mike and Frank pick New York City for the first time and go back to the future at a sprawling computer store packed with a mind-blowing stockpile of 20th-century technological artifacts.
Dec 19 2016
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Mike and Frank are stunned by a house with storefronts frozen in time, containing a bounty of new-old stock and a secret bootlegging basement.
Dec 12 2016
Mike and Frank attempt to buy from a handyman who lives on a unique homestead, but the handyman's deal making could end the pick before it begins.
Dec 05 2016
Mike and Frank explore a stash of ultra-rare motorcycle parts found behind a secret wall, then they find the ultimate aviation collectible -- a propeller linked to Charles Lindbergh.
Nov 28 2016
After a mammoth pick on a 25-acre homestead, Mike and Frank comb through the largest collection of sideshow memorabilia they've ever seen.
Nov 21 2016
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If the guys can't get a mammoth 1929 Roadster safely down a decaying 100-year old elevator, they will be $20,000 in the hole; Mike uncovers a surprise when he hears hissing coming from beneath an out-of-control collection.
Nov 14 2016
Mike and Frank have their hands full with a high-strung collector; Danielle lands in New York City for a high-stakes auction of rock 'n' roll memorabilia.
Nov 07 2016
The guys encounter a mad scientist who creates his own lightning and hypnotizes Frank.
Oct 31 2016
On a family compound in New York, Mike flips for a coin-operated elephant, while a collection of A-list mannequins leaves him speechless.
Oct 24 2016
Mike and Frank make a killer backroom deal after winding up at the home of a former arms dealer and her Judo-champion husband.
Oct 17 2016
At an old school drive-in, Mike and Danielle uncover a vintage reel of Beatles' footage that could be the only one of its kind.
Oct 10 2016
When Frank goes nuts for a century-old snack icon, he must decide if it’s worth an unprecedented sum of money to take it home. Then, Mike falls hard for a Roaring Twenties roadster.
Oct 03 2016
Mike and Frank uncover a once-in-a-lifetime find and must decide whether to go big or go home; Mike gets down-and-dirty to rescue a discovery from Mother Nature.
Aug 10 2016
Mike and Frank have an awkward encounter with the "King of the Gypsies", who has underground stash but insists he cannot be bought.
Aug 07 2016
Mike and Frank get a lead from a fellow picker who may turn out to be a competitor; the guys seek to make a deal with the 'Godfather of Junk'.
Aug 03 2016
A garage door in Indiana leads to a 1950s wagon Mike can't leave without--if he can sweeten the deal. And on a musical mission from Dani, the guys scour a farm with more than chickens and pigs.
Jul 31 2016
Mike and Frank negotiate with the sibling owners of an antique shop closed since the 1970s; the guys come upon a historic aircraft with an amazing back-story.
Jul 27 2016
A visit to Kentucky property with a racetrack revives a rivalry between Mike and Frank; a stop in North Carolina looks like a bust until the guys unearth a one-of-a-kind TV relic.
Jun 22 2016
Mike and Frank meet a man who has had pieces on display in the Smithsonian; the guys encounter a roadblock when it comes to picking a Century Farm because of a power struggle between a man and his daughter.
Jun 15 2016
In California, a hardcore collector is under pressure from the county to downsize; a hunch leads to a bonanza of vintage cars.
Jun 08 2016
The guys go big in Texas with a mega pick at the first Dr. Pepper bottling plant, and tough negotiations in a 50,000 square-foot warehouse.
May 25 2016
The guys uncover a former firefighter's stockpile which includes an ultra-rare piece of Space Age history. Plus, Frank's plan goes up in smoke.
May 18 2016
The guys go hog wild at a sprawling ranch in Texas, where Mike flips for a VW bus that's been transformed into a hunting lodge on wheels. Plus, Frank finds a storied heirloom that reignites a high school obsession.
May 11 2016
The guys pick the collection of a reclusive and mysterious businessman named "the Colonel," who has gone to great lengths to keep his identity a secret.
May 04 2016
Mike struggles to free a massive vintage sign from a tight corner, then the guys strike an impossible deal with the "Sign Boss." Back in Iowa, Danielle joins Frank for a final joyride in a 1956 Chevy.
Mar 02 2016
Frank celebrates his birthday with a picking bonanza. Plus, the guys make a woman's dream come true by brokering a deal to honor her deceased husband.
Feb 24 2016
The guys stumble on the mother lode of Americana in Maryland. Then, a former garbage man's trash is a real treasure.
Feb 17 2016
When the guys do a favor for a friend, what seems like a raw deal becomes a surprising win-win situation. Plus, they get behind a locked door that hasn't been opened in decades.
Feb 10 2016
The guys visit a man with a puzzling nickname who hasn't thrown away anything since the 1950s, and isn't willing to start now. And he isn't shy about flaunting his favorite underwear, which comes as a shock to Mike and Frank.
Feb 03 2016
Mike makes a mistake in Indiana, and while the guys get a warm reception from a carnie collector in Ohio, the pick brings an unexpected sting.
Jan 27 2016
When the guys visit a woman overwhelmed by an incredible inheritance, she opens the doors to a secret vault. And they meet their match in an 80-year-old rebel who speeds a mini bike around his massive property.
Jan 20 2016
Mike takes an epic Route 66 road trip in an antique convertible to bring the car back to the widow of its previous owner. But the 1930s classic may not make it through the 600 mile journey
Jan 13 2016
The guys are in Studebaker heaven; a visit to a designer with the rarest collection in the Midwest.
Jan 06 2016

Season 2015

30 Episodes

Mike attempts to get Frank into the Christmas spirit while exploring two super packed picks.
Dec 16 2015
A lead on an ultra-rare VW beetle turns out to be a true barn find, but it’ll take a heavy metal move to bring it home.
Nov 11 2015
The guys brave a collection that sends chills up the spine at a former gas station transformed into an eccentric home.
Nov 04 2015
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Mike makes a big offer on a very rare vintage Edison invention; a mega stash of beer-related memorabilia stokes Frank's Oktoberfest mojo.
Oct 28 2015
While Mike makes deal after deal, Frank hits a road block with a straight-talking Wisconsin collector who won't budge on prices.
Oct 21 2015
A retired auctioneer and his daughter have haggling in their blood; Mike has eyes for a long-sought 1930s Cord convertible.
Oct 14 2015
Mike and Frank pick a family that spent 40 years building their very own castle by hand, and a circus collector with a wax museum in his living room.
Sep 09 2015
The guys discover the ultimate coin-op man cave hidden on a farm in upstate New York, and Frank hatches a plan to help lonely collectors find love.
Sep 02 2015
Mike and Frank are unwelcome visitors while freestyling in the Northeast; rehabbing a rare and rusty ’33 Ford Coupe.
Aug 26 2015
A Texas attorney lays down the law by day and by night is a super picker with a wild warehouse of eclectic stuff.
Aug 19 2015
A daredevil stuntman lives up to his legend in New Mexico and Mike looks for some divine intervention on a must-have pick.
Aug 12 2015
Picking in New Mexico for the first time ever, the guys head straight to Roswell, but take a detour to a Wild West town with a million-dollar item for sale.
Aug 05 2015
Two brothers are better than one when it comes to negotiating, which has Mike looking to bundle in order to save his bottom line.
Jul 29 2015
The guys unearth a music jackpot in an old general store, and a hoarder house holds on to its secrets.
Jul 22 2015
Mike and Frank use the force to uncover a secret Star Wars stash in California; the guys try to make a deal on a mint '56 Chevy Belair.
Jul 15 2015
Mike and Frank try to beat the house against the Georgia Gambler, who plays for every price; Danielle and Robbie stumble on what could be a million-dollar find.
Jun 24 2015
The guys discover a rare 1930s coupe at Buckey’s one-man ranch; and the numbers aren’t in Mike’s favor when Frank shows off his beautiful mind.
Jun 17 2015
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An Evel Knievel super-fan reveals some of the legendary daredevil’s most personal items.
Jun 10 2015
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It's Frank vs. Mike in their biggest bet ever, and this time the stakes are personal. Will Frank keep his beard, or get himself a close shave?
Jun 03 2015
In Louisiana, Danielle calls the shots from HQ when the guys find themselves in over their heads; Frank strikes a side deal that leaves a permanent mark.
May 27 2015
Mike and Frank finally get access to their white whale pick, but not-for-sale Dennis earned his nickname for a reason; in Texas, the guys meet a collector who's filled an entire town with his mammoth stockpile.
May 20 2015
A storm is brewing as Mike and Frank are determined to retrieve an iconic American sports car that's so rare they've never even heard of it.
May 13 2015
The Black Keys' frontman Dan Auerbach is set to short circuit Mike's plans to flip a vintage guitar; Sammy has a hard time parting with pieces of his family's history.
May 06 2015
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Frank makes a shrewd bid that leads to a big discovery; Mike falls hard for two century-old cars.
Feb 25 2015
The guys discover a reclusive octogenarian Maine-iac deep in the north woods, and pay a visit to Timtown–a one-man village with 42 jam-packed buildings.
Feb 18 2015
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Mike and Frank stage a picking intervention in Massachusetts and later, help a collector whose massive stockpile is facing eviction.
Feb 11 2015
A Maine homestead reveals six generations of secrets, and NASCAR legend Ryan Newman proves that when it comes to negotiating, he’s just as tough as Danielle.
Feb 04 2015
Mike and Frank undertake a major excavation to unearth a rare vintage auto that hasn't seen daylight in decades, but could be worth a fortune.
Jan 28 2015
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Big Moe's negotiating skills have Mike feeling a bit small; and Pastor Bill lives every day like it's Christmas.
Jan 21 2015
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In Indiana, the guys discover a collection so big and rare it's enough to start a one-man museum, but how do you put a price on the priceless?
Jan 14 2015

Season 2014

29 Episodes

They guys are on the trail of two vintage Harleys in Pennsylvania, but Frank gets more than he bargained for when one bike collector takes a liking to him.
Dec 17 2014
The pickers discover a mountain of motorcycles, but it's protected by booby traps; and one stubborn collector stands in the way of the guys and a mega-warehouse mega-pick.
Dec 10 2014
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It's Frank vs. Mike when the guys take to the track for a grudge match drag race to see who has the fastest ride.
Dec 03 2014
Frank meets another Frank and they really hit it off, plus the guys uncover some unusual micro-cars in Illinois.
Nov 24 2014
Mike attempts to get his hands on a rare cycle car.
Nov 17 2014
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Mike takes a gamble on a 1935 Auburn that's either a diamond in the rough or a total dud. The guys tread dangerous ground while picking an Iowa Harley enthusiast. And Dave unveils a project one year in the making that's also Mike's biggest-ever investment.
Nov 12 2014
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It's make or break for the Virginia blitz strategy. Mike and Frank meet a real-deal motorcycle legend ready to clear out some of his high-octane stock, and a VIP pass to a unique mancave turns up a rare item that's old and odd.
Nov 05 2014
Mike, Frank, Danielle and Robbie continue to double down in Virginia, but hit a roadblock with a seller who won't let go of a one-of-a-kind find.
Oct 29 2014
It's a picking blitz in the state of Virginia, when Mike, Frank, Robbie and Danielle all hit the road to leave no lead unturned.
Sep 03 2014
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Mike and Frank make a scene when they hit the streets in a one-of-a-kind rocket car.
Aug 27 2014
In car country, Mike falls hard for a 100-year-old turbo-charged hotrod; the guys land some sweet deals at a massive man cave, and Frank rescues a vintage muscle car from a rusty demise.
Aug 20 2014
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At an awesome California garage, Mike goes nuts for a must-have retro boat and then falls for a BMW micro car that could be worth some serious coin. Down the road, the guys pay a return visit to a totally rad radiator shop where they comb through the late owner's huge stockpile.
Aug 13 2014
A Kentucky collector is eager to sell his stock before the roof of the building caves in; a pack rat in West Virginia wants to sell some of his collection.
Aug 06 2014
Eccentric Prince Mongo answers to an other-worldly power and commands Mike and Frank to buy, but refuses to quote them any prices; a man cave full of rare cars, and a freestyle stop in Kentucky reveals two surprise finds.
Jul 30 2014
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A collector with an unusual taste for high voltage oddities reveals his shocking stash, and Mike and Frank's luck runs cold when they're stonewalled by the Willett brothers.
Jun 11 2014
The guys hit pay dirt in Alabama while freestyling at a retro automotive warehouse owned by a true blue racing family. They hit a dead end negotiating against the county's former police chief. And Mike hatches a strategy to walk away with a must-have Lambretta scooter
Jun 04 2014
Picking the South pays off when Alabama turns up a jackpot of unusual items, including a pricey relic from a legendary plantation home. A small-town Chevy dealership is a time capsule of classic car nostalgia. And the guys get some Southern hospitality at a freestyle stop that turns into a mega-pick complete with its own general store.
May 21 2014
Frank and Dave's road trip through Florida gets stranger at every turn, from a creepy collection of kitsch to a tugboat that's home to a Captain and his unusual pet. And back in Iowa, Mike readies the new shop for its Grand Opening.
May 14 2014
Danielle and the guys kick it into overdrive when they land a high-profile custom pick for Dollywood, the theme park owned by legendary country music star Dolly Parton. A tribute to the Smokey Mountain Fire Patrol of the 1930s, the park's brand new roller coaster wouldn't be complete without some key pieces of vintage petroliana. And the team has just two weeks to uncover a long list of hard-to-find items.
May 07 2014
The guys are invited to pick a petroliana-packed Vermont property. Later, Mike tackles two major projects in Iowa while Frank and Dave try to buy an ultra-rare cycle car in Florida.
Apr 30 2014
Mike and Frank chase a legend that could be a real buried treasure in Springfield, Massachusetts, the birth place of Indian Motorcycles.
Apr 23 2014
Time has stood still on a sprawling Connecticut dairy farm, and after a slow start the picking is fast and furious. Down the road in Vermont, the guys pick one of the biggest barns they've ever seen and uncover ultra-rare skis for a Model T Ford.
Apr 16 2014
Scouring a mind-blowing collection of vintage petroliana in Massachusetts, Frank breaks a sweat and the bank when he uncovers the holy grail of oilcans. Later, in Rhode Island, the guys get a once-in-a-lifetime invitation to a mammoth Newport mansion where they bid big money on a series of rare gems.
Apr 09 2014
A Colorado property turns out to be a mega-pick; the guys visit a one-of-a-kind classic car collection; Danielle lines up a potential buyer for the rare Fiat cutaway car the guys shipped back from Italy.
Apr 02 2014
A 135-year-old Colorado opera house is packed with vintage Americana and Mike and Frank are determined to buy whatever they can. Down the road in Colorado Springs, the boys visit a fellow picker's junkyard home. And while the property is a bonanza of rusty gold, his prices are through the roof.
Feb 05 2014
In Colorado, a fast-talking negotiator is determined to get top dollar for every last piece of her collection. Down the road, a local artist has a killer collection of atomic age lamps and pricey glow-in-the-dark sculptures. Later, a lone mountain home features its own jailhouse, an underground bomb shelter, and an awesome collection of Western ware.
Jan 29 2014
Mike and Frank find themselves in paradise when they unearth an elephant, an alligator, and a life-size sculpture of Elvis in rural Vermont. While freestyling in New York, an awesome rusted-out trailer leads to a treasure trove of folk art finds and rare military memorabilia. Back in Iowa, Danielle gets encouraging news from an appraiser, but construction on the store is causing a headache.
Jan 22 2014
A costume shop in upstate New York is an unlikely place for a pick, but owner Nicky and her husband have also amassed an entire barn full of awesome stuff. Later, Mike climbs over a wall of chairs to uncover a stash of Art Deco cigarette machines. Back in Iowa, an appraiser is awestruck by a recent find, and Mike's coveted 1911 Harley is finally ready for its first test drive.
Jan 15 2014
In upstate New York, a fellow picker and former firefighter gives the guys unprecedented access to his jam-packed barns and sheds. Later, John Atwater Bradley has lived a celebrity-studded life and has amassed a glittering collection of oddities and memorabilia to prove it. Back in Iowa, the guys get their first glimpse of the new store addition.
Jan 08 2014

Season 2013

33 Episodes

In Missouri, Mike and Frank stumble upon a labyrinth of curious finds during a freestyle pick. Down the road in Oklahoma, they tour a vintage car company where the owner's entire collection of retro relics is for sale. Meanwhile, the boys' crate of European treasure has landed in the States. And while Danielle handles logistics, Robbie delivers an expensive motorbike that may have been damaged during shipment.
Dec 18 2013
Once a roadie for a long list of fabled performers, Travis' home is like a rock'n'roll scrapbook. Later, in Louisiana, the guys get seriously fired up at the Bonnie & Clyde Ambush Museum. And while the collection is off limits, owner Boots offers up a promising lead. Down the road, the guys uncover a killer collection of negatives and a bass with a potential link to the King of Rock'n'Roll.
Dec 08 2013
In pursuit of a red-hot lead, the guys are in Oklahoma where they're determined to track down the motorbike that once belonged to legendary gangsters Bonnie and Clyde. Down the road, the owner of a sprawling salvage yard is notorious for hanging on to everything. Meanwhile in Iowa, Danielle seals the deal on the mother lode of retro movie posters.
Dec 04 2013
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The guys are freestyling in Kansas with a completely empty van when they stumble upon a staggering honey hole. Later, a couple's garage sale collection looks like a bust. That is, until the guys uncover barn after barn of awesome stuff. Meanwhile in Iowa, Danielle learns that Frank's coin-op motorbike is worth some serious coin.
Nov 27 2013
A Kansas junkyard is packed with rusty old cars, signs, and machinery, but it's nothing compared to the awesome collection inside. Later, in a town that was annihilated by a tornado, the guys put picking aside to jump-start a charity auction instead. Meanwhile in Iowa, the construction crew uncovers a costly surprise while breaking ground on the new store addition.
Nov 20 2013
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The guys reckon petroliana is plentiful in the Lone Star State, but tracking down a Texas-sized honey hole proves much trickier than expected. Still in search of a big-ticket trip saver, the guys move on to Illinois where they uncover one of the coolest cars they've ever seen. Meanwhile, in order to make a decent profit, Mike ups his $30,000 gamble on a Harley Knucklehead.
Nov 13 2013
In Kansas, Mike and Frank meet an octogenarian artist whose collection includes a shrine to each of his six ex-wives and every other woman he's ever been with. Picking a fellow picker, the guys visit a sprawling junkyard that's packed with rusty gold. Meanwhile, back in Iowa, Danielle discovers the guys have been keeping an expensive secret from her.
Nov 06 2013
With a line-up of hair-raising Halloween picks, the guys crawl back underground in Pennsylvania in search of the "Mole Man." Later, the guys look for rusty relics at an abandoned Oklahoma amusement park. In Missouri, Mike and Frank tour a former penitentiary with a seriously spooky vibe. Notorious for hauntings, the massive institution is one of the darkest and creepiest places they've ever picked.
Oct 30 2013
Leaving Italy behind, the guys drive clear across the continent to England where they haggle over an iconic red phone booth with a raunchy urban past. Next door, a British eccentric's garage is packed with motorized treasures. Down the road, the guys excavate a wall of junk, and Mike makes a mammoth bid on an ultra-rare motorbike. Meanwhile, Danielle and Robbie head to Oklahoma where their mega bumper car deal hits a series of snags.
Oct 23 2013
On the third leg of their Italian adventure, Mike and Frank head south to Sicily where an American contact agrees to show them around. In a treasure-filled home, the guys try haggling over prices, but soon learn that Sicilian negotiating tactics include guilt and espresso! Looking for rare scooters, the guys visit a hardcore motorcycle collector and seal the deal on a rusty three-wheeled beauty. Later, the search is on for a very specific vintage Vespa.
Oct 16 2013
Mike and Frank are in Italy where they're determined to fill a shipping container with awesome artifacts they'd never find at home. With their translator Fred in tow, they follow a series of leads to an Italian mega-pick in Bologna. Down the road in Rome, they scour a sprawling collection that's stored underground in Roman catacombs where they fall for a skeletal Fiat 500 that's unlike anything they've ever seen before.
Oct 09 2013
In search of a rare race car for an important museum client, the guys travel to Italy for what could be the biggest deal of their lives. But when their dolce vita dream goes bust, they hit the road and start picking. Outside Venice, Mike's old friend Flavio has a sweet collection of retro motorbikes. Plus, he puts the guys back on track with a series of leads and an energetic interpreter.
Oct 09 2013
The guys are winging it in Texas when the automotive gods come through with two once-in-a-lifetime picking opportunities. Later, Mike and Frank uncover a mega stash that includes a meteorite and a room full of branding irons. Down the road, the guys go hog wild for Bear's sprawling junkyard, but the tough Texan is reluctant to sell anything to a pair of Yankees.
Aug 19 2013
The guys are freestyling in Louisiana when Frank spots an alien spaceship emerging from an Airstream trailer. Later, Mike's honest approach wins over a tough-as-nails negotiator. A local historian owns an abandoned cotton town and all the treasures in it. Meanwhile, back in Iowa, Danielle prepares to unveil her secret renovation project.
Aug 12 2013
Jackie "Hollywood" unveils his incredible Staten Island body shop art gallery. A Pennsylvania couple has filled two sprawling warehouses with their mammoth collection. Back in Iowa, Danielle hauls a rare scooter to the garage for a pricey rebuild.
Aug 05 2013
Freestyling near Atlantic City, Frank confronts his bad car karma and takes a gamble on a set of vintage wheels. At Harry’s sprawling New Jersey junkyard, the guys uncover a flying saucer and a larger-than-life Popeye. Back in Iowa, the team awaits the appraiser’s verdict on Frank’s road-worthy 1963 Cadillac.
Jul 29 2013
With Civil War relics and bargain basement prices, the guys scour an extraordinary New Jersey collection. After years of searching, Mike finally zeroes in on a rare 1911 Harley motor he needs to complete a rustoration project, but there’s a catch. Later, housed in a small-town church, Dave’s heavenly stockpile features retro relics and unbeatable prices.
Jul 22 2013
In an awesome Arkansas auction hall, Mike does business with a fast-talking taxidermy deer. In a ghost town full of empty storefronts, the guys pick an old-school general store that's packed with merchandise. And later, while combing through a massive toy collection, Mike spies a retro billboard that could be worth a bundle.
Jul 15 2013
In Arkansas Mike tries to keep a poker face while bidding on a 1944 Knucklehead Harley. Later, a random freestyle stop leads to a mega pick honey hole. Back in Iowa, Danielle gets fired up over a gun appraisal.
Jul 08 2013
In Arkansas, Frank and Danielle pick a former trading post that's packed with awesome Americana. Later, Dr. Smith's family hospital has been shuttered for decades and it's filled with vintage medical curios. And finally, Cotton's roadside home looks like a rad junk shop but he's determined to hold on to every single piece.
Jun 24 2013
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With slim pickings in southern Florida, Mike and Frank finally stumble on a hurricane-ravaged barn. The guys scour a millionaire's awesome collection where they spring for a mysterious car part that may be worth a fortune. When Mike throws out his back, Danielle fills in and hits the road with Frank.
Jun 17 2013
The guys hit the alleys of small town Illinois where Mike bids on the rusty frame of the most famous hotrod of all time. The guys get unprecedented access to a family's dusty collection. Mike and Frank agree to invest some serious coin in a legendary restoration project.
Jun 10 2013
In Florida, Mike and Frank get VIP access to an authentic retro sideshow where they meet the Wolf Boy and a world champion sword swallower. Later, the guys get junk drunk at a former pawnshop owner's jam-packed property. And, at a Tampa museum, the guys get some great news about a carnie artifact.
Jun 03 2013
A Royal Pioneer motorcycle is found in South Florida.
May 27 2013
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The guys are blown away when legendary Cheap Trick guitarist Rick Nielsen opens the doors to his private rock'n'roll warehouse. Mike and Frank scour a log cabin village museum and go nuts for some cast iron erotica. John's Wisconsin property is packed with great stuff but he's attached to every single thing he's got.
Mar 11 2013
In Illinois, the guys follow a trail of junk and find themselves waist deep in Kenny's ragtag collection. He's got two massive hangars full of treasures but doesn't want to part with any of it. Later, they meet Dale whose stockpile has grown so large he keeps it in an old school. There the guys find a pair of muskets that could be centuries old. Then, in Mike's hometown of Joliet, the guys uncover one of the most eclectic collections they've ever seen.
Mar 04 2013
Mike and Frank pay a visit to Grizzly Adams actor Dan Hagerty's treasure-filled California home. Mike and Frank get behind the wheel of the original Batmobile and drive off with a rare piece of television history. Later, the guys uncover a rare camel ride but owner Sean's prices are through the roof.
Feb 25 2013
Freestyling in Los Angeles, Mike and Frank tail a vintage steam car to an auto shop where they uncover an acre of unbelievable junk. Packed with oddball artifacts, the guys stumble upon a salvage yard turned prop shop. Later, the guys meet Cecil, a man who has built himself a rustic little Western town and filled it with amazing stuff.
Feb 18 2013
With a gleaming airstream trailer in tow and a buyer lined up, Mike and Frank hit the road to California. When the deal falls through, they find themselves in hot water until a rare opportunity leads to an awesome trade. Like a Hollywood back lot, Guy's jaw-dropping collection includes an entire village built from scratch. It's the pick of a lifetime where every building is packed with classic cars and vintage movie memorabilia. Mike and Frank get first crack at a lifetime collection that includes the biggest collection of leather aviator helmets they've ever seen.
Feb 11 2013
Frances loves collecting, but hates selling. Her upstate New York barns are packed with amazing stuff and she hasn t gone inside them for decades. The guys pick a closed-down family resort and after raiding the disco bar, they try making a deal. Technically, everything is for sale. However, owner Marylou won t get out of her car and threatens to take off if she doesn t like their offer. Charlie's awesome collection spans generations, but the barns and outbuildings that house it are all falling down. The guys dive in to salvage what they can but barely scratch the surface.
Feb 04 2013
Packed to the gills with unusual mantiques, Dave's two-story farmhouse is rumored to be haunted. In upstate New York, Dennis' vast collection includes rare toys and a pristine set of vintage Beatles bobbleheads. John is desperate to clear out his jam-packed property but his 11-year-old assistant is a tough negotiator.
Jan 28 2013
On an extraordinary property in upstate New York, Frank unearths a vintage Harley Sportster. Later, the guys meet up with Nat and Helen who after a lifetime of cruising for automotive memorabilia, are revving up to sell. During a backstage delivery in the Big Apple, Frank takes a wrong turn and makes a surprise cameo appearance on Who Wants to be a Millionaire.
Jan 21 2013
While freestyling in Wisconsin, the guys stumble upon a futuristic 50-foot scrap-metal fortress called the "Forevertron." They meet it s designer, Dr Evermor who tells them it s meant for intergalactic travel. They also discover his collection of spare parts which are out of this world. Later, during a swing through Michigan the Pickers discover a general store that has been closed for 60 years. Its vintage inventory is completely intact and the new owner Charlie is ready to make a deal.
Jan 14 2013

Season 2012

30 Episodes

While in Michigan s Upper Peninsula, the guys stumble upon Woody the woodcarvers 80 acre property which features a Finnish sauna, an art gallery outhouse and a 100-year-old barn that s packed to the rafters. And later, the guys get first dibs on an aviation museum s once-in-a-lifetime sale and their guide turns out to be an American hero with an amazing story.
Dec 17 2012
Out in Washington State, Mike and his brother Robbie stop off for a quick freestyle and come across a 1915 Harley. Later, the guys pick a collection that s three generations in the making and find an antique bear trap that could be worth up to $6000. Danielle and Frank team up to pull a long distance prank on Mike.
Dec 10 2012
After taking a joyride on a rare 100 year old monster tractor, Mike and his brother Robbie take to a property packed with amazing steam engines and rusty relics. In Washington State, Robbie s bid on some heavy machinery leads to a high stakes lumberjack competition. Later, the guys head to Whidbey Island and find a graveyard of car grills and a 1947 Chevy pickup.
Dec 03 2012
With Frank too sick to go picking, Mike s brother Robbie scrambles to fill in at the last minute for the trip. In Idaho, the guys find a barn-sized man cave filled with an awesome collection of Western Americana including antique spurs that could be worth huge money. In Oregon, with a serious wager on the line, Robbie feels the pressure to out pick Mike and scours for a big-ticket item.
Nov 26 2012
Duke of Oil 2012x26
While visiting the `Godfather of petroliana,' Mike falls for a one-of-a-kind vintage motorcycle sign and must resist the urge to overpay for it. In Virginia, the guys meet a Southern gentleman named Ned who keeps his treasures in a creepy cabin in the woods. Back in Iowa, Danielle s unique company car drives her crazy.
Nov 19 2012
The guys pick a Pennsylvania warehouse and find a rare comic book that gets Mike s "spidey" senses twitching. Frank tries to negotiate for a vintage cigarette machine with a lifetime collector who is also a reluctant seller. A ramshackle old house in South Carolina looks promising but it's also said to be haunted by a ghost named Pearl.
Nov 12 2012
Danielle gets in way over her head when she splurges on the skeletal remains of a rare 1935 Indian Chief. In order to recoup the initial investment, Frank comes up with an ambitious $30,000 restoration plan with the goal of selling the bike at the Sturgis motorcycle rally.
Nov 05 2012
Mike comes across a 150 year old Martin guitar which just might be the big ticket item he s been searching for. A rifle toting homeowner s property is off limits until the guys do some fast talking. Danielle gets a vintage Indian motor appraised and keeps her fingers crossed for a major profit.
Oct 21 2012
The Pickers visit Tom whose amazing collection of architectural salvage includes a vintage theater marquee and rare opera house relics. Later, they spend time at a sprawling South Carolina warehouse where Mike gets in a heated negotiation over a Victorian doll house.
Sep 03 2012
At a folk art museum, Mike and Frank discover an attic and two barns that are overflowing with one-of-a-kind pieces. Danielle takes a quick vacation to New York City but finds it impossible to relax due to Mike s incessant phone calls from the road.
Aug 27 2012
In Pennsylvania, Mike and Frank pick in some unique places including a funeral home and a prosthetic limb factory. They unearth mega collections but all the owners are reluctant to sell. The Pickers eventually run into a reclusive man named Aldo who grants them access to his mind-blowing stockpile of brand new vintage toys.
Aug 20 2012
Train Wreck 2012x19
Mike and Frank pick in a house that s stacked to the ceiling with rare toys. Mike adds to his King Kong collection while Frank drops a bundle on a rare train set. Later, when its value fails to impress, the guys decide to take a huge risk and sell it at auction.
Aug 13 2012
To escape the BP oil spill, Tom moved his family and considerable collection to a motel in North Carolina. Each room in stuffed and he's ready to sell so he can renovate. The guys flip for his Indian motorcycle collection and Frank gambles on a pricey samurai artifact. They visit a former Harley Davidson dealership, and they discover a South Carolina spot that leads to Gerald's awesome one-man town. Packed with petroliana, it's a picker's paradise and he's ready to make a deal. And Frank finds out about the Samurai uniform he bought.
Jul 09 2012
You Betcha 2012x17
With a massive property and a motivated seller, the guys pick Kentucky's Pioneer Playhouse where a mysterious wooden box captures Mike's attention. Frank is sure it's a magic box but Mike disagrees, leading to a serious wager.
Jul 02 2012
A former Georgia boxer fights to keep a lifetime of stockpiled stuff but his wife is fed up. After scouring their five-acre property, the guys make off with a band's worth of brass instruments and a surprisingly rare art deco fan.
Jun 25 2012
Cruising the back roads of South Carolina, the guys stumble on an out-of-the-way property where an atomic-era spaceship clock catches Mike's eye.
Jun 18 2012
With an oversize collection of enormous steam engines, Gene's 17-acre North Carolina property is like an open-air museum where the guys start searching for smaller items they can actually move.
Jun 11 2012
Mike and Frank think they've hit the lottery with Dick's North Carolina warehouse. It's jam packed with quality stuff but his prices are through the roof. The bearded charmer steps in to save a deal on a rare kid's ride and Mike discovers unique brass-era car parts that could be worth a bundle. With an entire town he built himself, Charlie's "Mooseville" features folk-art, rock bottom prices, and a surprising hidden gem...a mineshaft that leads to an underground saloon. And in Beno's motorcycle workshop, the awesome racing stories are trumped by his meticulous collection of vintage Indian motorbikes and accessories.
Jun 04 2012
Mike and Rick head to Georgia and meet up with Eddie, a collector with a passion for planes and motorcycles. Later, Danielle sends the guys to Hatfield and McCoy territory to pick pieces related to the famous family feud.
May 21 2012
While cruising the back roads of North Carolina, the guys get a somewhat vague lead on the holy grail of motorbikes. The XAVW is a legendary masterpiece because of its detailing and unique components. Mike is determined to find it and puts pressure on Danielle to track it down. In addition, in Betty's sprawling warehouses, filled with a variety of stuff, the guys uncover everything from architectural salvage to an amazing military artifact. Also, Dale has an awesome junkyard and a noble cause. After gambling on a collection of Indian artifacts, Frank gets some jaw-dropping news from the appraiser.
Apr 23 2012
The guys make a return visit to fan favorite Hobo Jack's sprawling forest sanctuary in Illinois. But wading through his "junkalanche" proves easier than making a deal. In Chicago, the guys search for a big-ticket item as they scour a mammoth warehouse stacked floor to ceiling with stuff. Meanwhile, back at the shop, Danielle lines up an appraiser for a one-of-a-kind art cat whose ratty appearance is at odds with its staggering price tag. And along the Illinois back roads, Mike and Frank stumble on a former Dairy Queen turned pickers' paradise.
Apr 16 2012
Boys' Toys 2012x09
With his wife by his side, a self-confessed Tennessee hoarder is motivated to clear out his jam-packed log cabin home, and the showstopper is a 1947 Harley Knucklehead. When a restoration junkie's gas pumps are off-limits, Mike changes gears and sets his sights on a horse. A robot collector's sci-fi man cave yields a mint-condition astronaut toy but the cost could be other-worldly.
Apr 09 2012
Automotive aficionado Dale gets seriously cranked up over Mike's one-of-a-kind belly tank racer. But the negotiations could crash if the classic can't run leaving Mike out thousands of dollars. Freestyling in New Hampshire, Tommy's treasure-packed barn yields some incredible railroad relics. Mario loves his junk but says he's willing to negotiate, and after gambling on a very cool retro smoking toy, bundle-master Frank steps in to save the day for Mike. Bruce's jam-packed property is staggering and though he's reluctant to sell, Mike manages to pull the trigger on a rare folk art rifle.
Mar 05 2012
Knuckleheads 2012x07
With a sprawling warehouse and overstuffed semi trailers, Kevin's New England property is a gold mine where Mike makes off with the Michelin man and then gambles on a rare collection of vintage pilot gear. A former racecar driver with an amazing collection of automotive artifacts, Big Bad Jess is a serious collector who says he's ready to sell. In Maine, Jim's barn is a sprawling Harley Davidson honey hole where the guys are tested with a mystery part that could save them some coin.
Feb 27 2012
Burning up the back roads of South Dakota, Mike and Frank get off to a great start in Jim's spectacular man-cave. But when he slams on the brakes, they switch gears to score a heavenly sign. Freestyling in Iowa, the guys take a chance at an old airport turned auto body shop where a retro car takes them back to the future. Packed with roadside relics, Norm's property features a jaw-dropping collection of vintage pedal cars but the guys soon discover he drives a hard bargain.
Feb 20 2012
Odd Fellas 2012x05
Frank goes wild in Joe's garage. It's packed with vintage motorcycles and while Frank scores deal after deal, Mike's efforts sputter and stall. With his family hit hard by the recession, a prolific collector is eager to sell. The guys scour building after building but sometimes one man's junk is just junk. While Frank gets ready to go to his high school reunion and show off his restored Plymouth, Mike and Danielle visit a Virginia property that turns out to be a mega-pick. With jam-packed buildings and trailers, Bill's sprawling collection features Odd Fellows relics and a vintage guitar that may be worth a fortune.
Jan 30 2012
Since opening his second store, Mike's feeling serious pressure to fill up the van. He gets lucky while freestyling in Virginia with Danielle. A cold call with Gary pays off with a pink jukebox and the remains of a rare 1930s motorbike. While he proves to be a tough negotiator, Doug's well-manicured property is a honey hole of petroliana. Henry's trailer homes are packed to the gills with unusual collectibles and he's ready to make a deal. Danielle proves she's got a picker's eye. But back at the shop, Frank has a tough time tracking down an appraiser for the jukebox.
Jan 23 2012
Tricky Dick's Tennessee yard is littered with treasures, and though he isn't motivated to part with any of it, Mike goes hog-wild for a vintage pig ride that could be worth some serious coin. Once a legendary Mississippi radio station, Mike and Frank visit a sprawling small-town museum steeped in music history. A tough negotiator who doesn't like to sell, Phil's ramshackle building is packed with salvaged gems. But with the roof caving in, the guys hatch a strategy to make sure everyone wins before the building collapses.
Jan 16 2012
With a Noah's ark of exotic animals, the guys visit a Maine taxidermist where Mike gambles big money on a huge elephant head. Danielle's search for a pachyderm-loving buyer leads to a wheelin' and dealin' rock'n'roll legend. Building collector Bill loves a good joke but his prices are no laughing matter. George's Maine marine features great prices, even better stories, and everything from maritime collectibles to a bejeweled antique hotdog steamer. The rock'n'roll legend is a collector himself. He's a tough bargainer with a couple of items to trade up his sleeve.
Jan 09 2012
Danielle turns up a good lead she's been working on for months. When Mike tells Frank let's pack up for a trip to South Dakota, Frank says he can't. He's secretly going to his 30th annual trip to the legendary Sturgis motorcycle rally, but says he'll cover the shop. So Mike takes Danielle, first to Dollar Dick's, a tough-minded auction aficionado whose yard is covered in rusty gold. Next, they happen upon what looks like a tourist trap, but the 1880s ghost town pays off with a speed pick in a pair of treasure-filled silos that turns up some unusual items. Finally, they get to Dave's amazing automotive collection where Mike spies a sexy belly tank cycle car with classic Hollywood history.
Jan 02 2012

Season 2011

26 Episodes

Fast Eddie 2011x26
While Mike and Frank pick the back roads of Minnesota, they challenge Danielle to sell a ten-foot fiberglass cowboy boot that's been gathering dust for over a year. After a lifetime in the demolition business, Fast Eddie has tons of unusual oversize treasures. A great lead gives the guys first crack at a treasure-packed farmyard estate sale. Ted's garage is filled with awesome mantiques and Mike goes into overdrive when he climbs into the rafters and discovers a honey hole of rare bicycles.
Dec 26 2011
Hoping to score big on the East Coast, Mike and Frank make stops in Virginia, DC, and Maryland, and are delirious when they find themselves waist-deep in a treasure-packed machine shop. Harry's property is wired for maximum security and once the guys gain access to his amazing vault, Mike makes a high-stakes gamble. Driving off the beaten path, the guys run across a quirky artist with a wacky sense of humor and a sprawling Virginia property packed with funky collectibles. After wading through building after building, Mike pounces on a one-of-a-kind feline with an impressive pedigree. Featuring the mother lode of "petroliana," Mike and Frank scour a defunct Maryland oil company where everything is for sale. Tim is hoping to make some money to revive a vintage local beer and the guys are determined to help him clear out some of his unique mint-condition inventory.
Dec 19 2011
Looking for roadside relics in West Virginia, the guys pick an Appalachian village museum where Mike ups the ante to score a rare retro motor. The museum's octogenarian owners--The Perrys--have never sold anything before, and after sealing the deal on an odd electric peacock, Mike makes his move. In Nashville, Danielle is unimpressed with the pool of quirky candidates she's met to manage the new store. Dave's Ohio storefront is filled with cool bikes and scooters but his business plan is more show than sell. With every room packed to the gills, a father-and-son duo open the doors to their staggering collection where the guys find a giant Goliath head that bears a strange resemblance to Frank.
Dec 12 2011
Mike and Frank are freestyling in Minnesota where they stumble on salvage operator Terry who has a staggering scrap yard. Everything is for sale, including a mother lode of retro signage. Next, coin-op kings Gary and John "say" they're ready to sell some of their vast collection of vintage arcade games. Frank takes a major gamble on some old school peep show coin operated machines. And retired twin brothers Steve and Tom open up their massive collection of toy cars and trucks. Danielle gets an appraisal on the peep show item.
Dec 05 2011
In Mississippi, Mike and Frank find what turns out to be a priceless, 65-million year-old dinosaur bone. It's appraised by the curator of the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science. Next, they find a 1960's Bella German scooter judged among the best on the market at the time, and an antique audio recording device made from piano wire.
Nov 28 2011
Determined to uncover a hidden honey hole, the guys are freestyling on their home turf in Iowa. And to keep himself entertained, prankster Frank has a few practical jokes up his sleeve. After the boys spot a rusty toy museum sign, lifetime collector George opens the doors to his heavenly collection. A former church turned personal showcase, the shelves are overflowing with vintage toys and George is in the mood to sell. The bearded charmer works his magic and the guys soon find themselves picking with a local history buff. As a fire marshal, John empties abandoned houses before burning them down! He's filled several outbuildings with salvaged treasures. Mike spots an item so unusual he's willing to take a huge gamble. In Des Moines, auction-addict Roger has a 3,000-square-foot mega-pick that's jam-packed with treasure that he's finally willing to sell.
Sep 26 2011
Motor City 2011x20
Driving through Michigan in a freak spring snowstorm, the prospects look bleak until the guys spot an interesting old Cadillac for sale. With their picking senses twitching, they stop to see what else is on the property. Frank falls hard for a deluxe Model A roadster. But to seal the deal, he's got to talk to the boss and she's not at home! Passionate about revitalizing Detroit's city core, Joel owns an entire neighborhood of 50 adjoining properties, including a 50,000 square foot warehouse that's jam-packed with cool cars, old signs and architectural salvage. It's a picker's dream and the guys dig deep to see what they can uncover. Collecting on a monumental scale, father and son duo Jerry and Jerry's 40-acre property includes a life-size model train town and over 1,000 classic bicycles. The only problem is they've got a hard time selling and their prices are frozen in time! After dropping thousands of dollars on the Model A, Frank faces the appraiser's verdict.
Sep 19 2011
The guys head to Michigan hoping to strike automotive gold in the heart of the America's car capital. Clearing the contents of derelict storage lockers, Brian's sprawling auction house is a picker's playground where Mike and Frank get junk drunk as they dig deep. The guys next meet Jim's awesome collection of original automotive advertising art. And Tony wants to thin out his collection of old car and gas station memorabilia. Hoping for a lottery-style return, Mike and Frank battle it out for a collection of motometers before uncovering two items, each with a jaw-dropping pedigree. And Mike makes a sweet deal with a museum curator to ensure that a rare piece of car history finds a permanent place of honor.
Sep 12 2011
Looking for picks in Texas, the guys see a sign for Gilley's Club, the honky-tonk club made famous in the 1980 film Urban Cowboy. Soon they're face to face with country music superstar Mickey Gilley himself who has a warehouse jam-packed with rare Gilley's memorabilia. Later, Paul's sprawling junkyard features a staggering amount of stuff. His grandson Pride takes the guys on an adventure, and when it comes to negotiating, young Pride proves he's tough. Gilley steers the guys north to a peanut factory where Jim has preserved all the big-ticket items from Gilley's, including a mechanical bull. But when Frank gets a load of the bar's original grand piano played by many a music legend, a potential deal is music to his ears!
Sep 05 2011
Thousands of miles from home, the guys are scouring the back roads of Texas desperate to find the big-ticket item that will make the long trip worthwhile. Just like his late father, Aardean is a funeral director who never throws anything away. And with everything from neon crucifixes to an embalming table with an incredible history, the guys are dying to dive in! On a mission to preserve the history of the telephone, Don's jaw-dropping personal museum includes over 200,000 rare items. Featuring room after room of vintage signs, toys and mantiques, Susan's suburban home is packed to the rafters with Americana. The good news is she's downsizing and everything is for sale, but the bad news is the guys still haven't found that big-ticket item. After touring Cecil's awesome vintage car collection, the guys get access to his "toy box." Making a series of great deals, Mike leaves Frank in the dust. That is, until the "bearded charmer" spots a rare scooter and makes his move.
Aug 08 2011
The guys head to the Lone Star State, hoping to uncover a Texas-size honey hole. Once there, Mike and Frank dig through a huge outbuilding filled with dead coin-operated games (in the dark because the electricity was out). While they make an offer on a few rare gems, the owner struggles to let go of his grandpa's merchandise and all the memories that go with them. He steers the boys to a hangar-sized warehouse down the street where the guys discover the mother-lode of pop culture pinball machines. They end up at John's jaw-dropping collection of rare motorcycles, bikes and even rarer parts. At first the guys go into overdrive, but when they realize nothing is for sale, Mike switches gears and comes up with a plan!
Aug 01 2011
Mike and Frank are picking their way through Florida when they get a lead on a potential gold mine -- a five-acre property that's an automotive graveyard. The guys also visit an off-the-grid hangar-sized geodesic dome home where they discover two gems: a very rare piece of rock 'n' roll history and an unusual motorcycle sidecar. Mike's hunger for seafood lands them a chance pick through slot machines, vintage advertising, sci-fi movie props and taxidermy bears.
Jul 25 2011
Mike and Frank are cruising around Daytona Beach, and while the sun is shining outside, the van reeks and the hunt is on to find out why. The guys stumble onto a street lined with abandoned businesses and fall head over heels for a girly neon bar sign. Barbara's bayou property is a pickers' paradise. Plus, Randy's suburban home is packed to the rafters with rare collectibles. But when the guys get a load of his prices, it's time to pull out all the stops.
Jul 18 2011
In this special American Pickers/American Restoration/Pawn Stars crossover episode, Mike and Frank are in Arizona when Danielle calls about a high profile client with a tough deadline: Pawn Stars' Rick Harrison wants a particular model of a 1957 Chevy for his dad and gives the guys a one week deadline to find the rare car. After some dead ends, Mike and Frank finally find a car in need of considerable restoration. They arrange to meet Rick at Rick Dale's (American Restoration) shop where both Ricks can see the car and they haggle over the price. Can these tough negotiators agree on a deal?
Nov 08 2011
On their first-ever trip through Arizona, the guys tap into their spirit animals to track down a lifetime picker whose property is packed with killer stuff. A real-deal cowboy with a serious poker face, Fargo's Wild West ranch is like stepping back in time. And, while picking behind a remote strip mall, a bizarre totem pole catches Mike's eye but it's an original Airstream trailer that renders him speechless.
Jun 13 2011
In Florida, Mike and Frank visit a hangar-sized barn full of treasures, owned by a couple of junkyard junkies who've been picking since 1948. An awesome circus property turned animal preserve features lions, tigers and bears among circus paraphernalia and a mysterious locked trunk. And while freestyling, the guys come to a screeching halt after spotting a zebra-striped vintage motorbike in a yard. The collection is an Indian's dream. A major score leads to an unlikely reunion at a vintage motorbike museum.
Jun 06 2011
The guys are on an assignment that's 150 years in the making. The Gettysburg Museum asks Mike and Frank to help expand its collection by hunting down some hard to find Civil War items. It's a daunting task made even harder with a limited budget. Danielle gets things rolling when she sends them to a previous customer who's a Civil War buff. Frank scores a Spencer Carbine. They next visit a collector, Keith, who doesn't want to sell, but they convince him to loan a rare Dog River Confederate sword to the museum. They also buy a Springfield musket and canteen. But their picking skills are put to the test when they spot a Union frock coat. It's at the top of the museum's wish list, but can they negotiate a sale and keep within the museum's tight budget? In addition, the guys experience a Civil War adventure when they sign up with a local re-enactment group. As Captains on opposite sides they go into battle, leading their respective troops.
Jun 01 2011
The men search for auto-racing memorabilia at the request of the curators of the NASCAR Hall of Fame in North Carolina. Included: a visit with "Humpy" Wheeler, former president of Lowe's Motor Speedway; and Billy Biscoe.
Apr 11 2011
The guys are still cruising California looking to score big. Will a generation's old salvage yard be the place? Can they even get in? Later on Mike and Frank visit a Scuba lover's mini museum and Mike has his eyes on a pricey brass dive helmet. At another pick Frank finds a unique motometer. Then in a random turn of events, the fellas go from picking to a basketball court with Frank "The Free Throw King".
Apr 04 2011
Cruising along the California coastline, the guys know they're in for something big. Mil Blair founded the iconic motorcycle magazine Easyriders and, for the first time ever, the legend is willing to sell some of his rare collections of motorbikes and memorabilia. Later, the guys visit Bird's temple of surfing. Although he doesn't normally sell, the guys convince him to part with a few choice surfboards. Also, the guys visit Alfie in the Malibu Hills. His eclectic collection includes over a half million albums and a real bombshell. And finally, they get their new surfboards appraised at the California Surf Museum and make a generous donation.
Mar 28 2011
Frank and Mike travel through South Carolina and get a hot tip on a honey hole. They end up at Bill's main street hardware store. Operating since 1880s the store is packet to the rafters with junk wating to be reclaimed. In Alabama the guys participate in a down-home auction known locally as the "Possum Trot". Then they head off to Georgia to see a missle and building after building of war memorabilia as well as a few other treasures.
Mar 21 2011
Mike and Frank are out in the Kentucky on a different kind of mission. They're going to someone who needs their expertise to make his home unique. The owner is William Shatner, who gives Mike and Frank a very specific list. While Danielle looks for leads, the picking is red hot at Thurman's Tennessee hills property. The lifetime collector says he's ready to make a deal, but is he really? Next, the guys hunt for the perfect showpiece for Shatner's garden and think they've hit the jackpot with an amazing millstone collector. That is, until they find out his prices outweigh even the heaviest of stones. And, with just one week to deliver the goods to their celebrity client, Mike and Frank call in a favor from a designer friend. Finally, with a van full of treasures, they deliver their booty to Shatner, hoping they haven't let him down.
Feb 14 2011
Keep Out! 2011x04
Driving along the back roads of Tennessee in the early morning fog, Mike and Frank are brushing up on their Southern expressions when they spot an awesome property. Once they muster up the courage to ignore the scary "no trespassing" signs, the homeowner opens up his amazing collection of incredible "mantiques". Later, with four barns that are packed to the rafters, a Smokey Mountain property looks perfect. But Mike and Frank's perfect day quickly goes downhill when the collector can't bear to part with anything. Can they break the ice or will their picking spirit be broken first? And, thanks to a lead from Danielle, the guys get a warm welcome from Joe, a lifetime picker whose staggering collection spans over 30 buildings.
Feb 07 2011
Mike and Frank find themselves in a high-risk situation when they are chased by a crazy emu who roams a farm in Tennessee that the boys are picking. Once they've escaped from the bird they manage to rescue a much sought after fireplace fa ade. Danielle sends the guys to Frank Wolfe, who gives them a golden lead to a guy called Jerry Lotz, where Mike buys a Schwinn auto-cycle bike for a $1,000 and Frank leaves with two rare BB guns. The guys finish up their trip by surprising an old friend of Mike's, Ruby Guidara, a famous Nashville set designer. They purchase an old dentist chair from her that Mike thinks would be perfect in a Lady Gaga video, but when they take the chair to an appraiser they hear some surprising information.
Jan 31 2011
Trading Up 2011x02
Mike and Frank head to Ohio and decide to make the trip a little more interesting by bringing along a cup dispenser from an old train station to trade with their clients, hoping to make some cash. They meet Will, the son of an auctioneer who has inherited a house packed with his dad's collection and is coming to terms with letting the stuff go. The guys pick up tons of items, including an antique accordion on which Frank shows off his musical talents! Next, they truck to Indiana to meet a small town historian who takes everyone's collectibles for safe keeping. There, they purchase a St. Louis Cardinals vintage baseball poster and Frank falls in love with a pinball machine featuring Happy Days' the Fonz. Finally, Mike gets to experience his dream pick at a VW graveyard in Illinois, but Frank is the one who strikes gold when he buys a rare BSA motorcycle.
Jan 24 2011
In upstate New York, the guys stop in at a sprawling treasure-laden farm with fourteen jam-packed trailers, the result of a lifetime of collecting by the late owner. His daughter needs to sell some of his things to help save the farm. Later, an eccentric mother-daughter duo sells their extraordinary 1856 home, an Underground Railroad site, and everything in it. Finally, the guys visit an old cheese factory that's been boarded up for years, and the local fire department must break down the doors to get to the hot items.
Jan 17 2011

Season 2010

29 Episodes

Mike and Frank challenge Danielle to sell a vintage carnival ride they've been storing for months. Meanwhile, the guys visit a collector with amazing pieces including an old gambling game used to get customers to spend more money. Later, the guys pick the International Clown Hall of Fame, where they find an amazing miniature automated carnival. And finally, after seeing at a Yamaha dirt bike for sale on a front lawn, retired mechanic Norm opens his garage to reveal a smoking-hot, 1967 Ford Fairlane muscle car. It's love at first sight for Mike, but will his emotions get in the way of getting a great deal?
Dec 27 2010
Mike and Frank visit a New York collector who's filled a train station with vintage cars, and although the cars are hot, the prices cool their engines. But the pick isn't as good as it looks until Mike finds a mysterious Italian trunk that hasn't been opened in 50 years...and though it's driving him crazy, he waits until he gets home to open it. The guys stop in at a New Hampshire home with a weathervane on the roof constructed from a real Harley motorbike. Inside, the couple's sprawling collection includes a room full of retro arcade games. And finally, auctioneer Paul's Rhode Island property is packed with treasures his late father rescued from the trash. Mike spies an impeccable 1967 Triumph motorbike and Frank buys a slew of vintage toy trucks. But the best is hidden inside a barn that hasn't been touched in 15 years.
Dec 20 2010
After years of begging Mike and Frank to let her go on a pick, Danielle finally gets her chance. The three head out to visit a major collector with a barn full of hidden treasures. Next, Frank agrees to fill in for Danielle at the shop while she hits the road with Mike. In Pennsylvania, they pick the oddball home of two eccentric characters, and Danielle comes up with a winner when she tracks down a century-old hotel that's been vacant for years. Rooms full of furniture and a valuable pinball machine await.
Dec 13 2010
While picking in Pennsylvania, Danielle sends the guys to Bushkill Park--a century-old amusement park that's seen much better days. Hoping to eventually renovate and reopen, owner Neil is motivated to sell just about anything. And, after stepping back in time and playing in the old funhouse, Mike spies a couple of rare vintage sideshow banners. Also in this episode... Deb wants husband Tom to clear out his sprawling collections so they can enjoy their retirement on the road in their RV. But he's reluctant to sell his prized possessions. Later, in New York City, the guys meet an expert who has shocking news about Mike's new circus posters. In Staten Island, a cavernous abandoned storage unit yields plenty of carnival keepsakes.
Dec 06 2010
Mike takes his young nephew on his first pick; in Wisconsin, an eccentric mother-daughter duo is selling their extraordinary 1856 home and everything in it; the guys visit packrat Tim and his 10,000 square feet of junk; Danielle plots her payback.
Oct 11 2010
Mike dives into an amazing Michigan collection but Frank seems to have lost his picking mojo; the guys visit a Wisconsin property that features a reconstituted vintage town; Frank senses engine trouble with the van while Mike ignores the signs.
Oct 04 2010
Frank Flips 2010x23
The guys pick the storage locker of a fellow picker named 2D; Mike and Frank visit a woman who hopes to clear out some of her late father's collection; at a Wisconsin farm the guys get caught up in the weird world of Hippie Tom.
Sep 13 2010
The guys visit a serious collector who is in the mood to sell; Mike and Frank stop in at the geodesic dome home of biker couple; the guys visit two retirees who live in a former honky-tonk spot; Frank and Mike interview Danielle about her raise.
Sep 06 2010
Hobo Jack 2010x21
Danielle tells the guys they need to step up their game; Mike and Frank uncover lots of great stuff in Tony's sprawling Illinois collection; Ken has room after room of unusual items; Danielle calls with a lead about Hobo Jack.
Aug 16 2010
Lifelong picker and yard sale aficionado Lester is known by his neighbors as the ``spooky collector;'' the guys visit a hard-core Illinois collector who says he wants to downsize; the guys pay a return visit to their ``picking mamma,'' Judy.
Aug 09 2010
The guys stop in at Sam and Stan's steel yard where they go on a high-speed golf cart tour of massive hangar and outbuildings; the team goes freestyling and comes across an old farm; the guys come across Greg, who claims he's a psychic picker.
Aug 02 2010
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Mike and Frank are in Missouri, heading towards an inherited old farm with plenty of promise. But then Danielle calls with news about an ultimate prize. She's tracked down a prolific collector with a rare 1937 Harley Knucklehead. Close to their target, and revved up about the classic bike, the guys agree to speed pick the old farm before moving on. But once there, Mike gets lost in multiple outbuildings filled with possibilities.
Jul 26 2010
In Kansas, the guys pick through a promising farmyard, but are frustrated when they find nothing to buy; a demolition expert ponders selling a rare grave marker and a giant boot; Junior's oilcan collection comes at a high price.
Jul 05 2010
As the guys finish their trip through the South, Danielle finds them the mother lode of rare motorbike parts; an incredible discovery guaranteed to impress their friend and NASCAR champion Ryan Newman.
Jun 28 2010
Mike and Frank find the holy grail of picking in Gordon's cement factory; the guys scour the inventory of a father-and-son picking duo; the guys meet Mary who has inherited a 300-acre property.
Jun 21 2010
Mike and Frank find something they've never seen before while visiting a local legend in North Carolina; Frank finds a gold mine of signs on a farm.
Jun 14 2010
Mike and Frank comb through a collector's buildings in North Carolina and find a 1950 Studebaker that Mike falls in love with; hoping to sell a choice vintage sign, the guys pay a visit to friend and NASCAR champion Ryan Newman.
Jun 07 2010
Mike finds two rare bicycles after Danielle gets a sketchy lead about a collection owned by a reluctant seller; Mike and Frank come bearing a gift when they pay another visit to Leland.
Apr 05 2010
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After a couple of days without a decent pick, Mike and Frank look up a Georgia collector they've heard about. He's got a storage shed that's jam-packed with curios and movie memorabilia from his family's drive-in theater. Also, during a record cold snap in rural Florida, the guys tour Wayne's awesome collection of vehicles. But is anything for sale? And, on a property full of tractors and signs, the guys scour a treasure-filled outbuilding that seems too good to be true, then hatch a plan to get the owner to sell.
Apr 05 2010
The guys are in the South and running low on cash. They're desperate for a good pick when they happen upon a massive old junkyard and closed-down family flea market. The location is promising but its nostalgic owner is reluctant to part with his treasures. Then, Mike and Frank tour an amazing collection of rare, retro automobiles. Mike is thrilled about discovering a famous cartoonist's sketchbook that could be the jackpot they've been waiting for. But before they start laying out the cash, they have to make sure it's the real deal. And, after taking a big gamble on buying a huge pottery collection in Atlanta, the guys find out what their new thousand-dollar pottery collection is really worth.
Mar 29 2010
While picking their way through the South, the guys meet up with John, a Mississippi motorcycle collector who has plenty of cool stuff, but his prices are through the roof. Then Mike spots a rare 1969 Kawasaki muscle bike, but can he wrestle it out of the mud? While in Alabama, Mike and Frank visit a prolific car hobbyist whose yard looks like a vintage parking lot. After driving down Poorhouse Road, they scour the bizarre collection at the Alabama Museum of Wonder where everything--including a gigantic head from a Piggly Wiggly mascot--is for sale. And finally, the guys catch a lucky break at a Birmingham vintage scooter shop.
Mar 22 2010
Mike and Frank travel to New Orleans and encounter a quirky antique dealer with a sprawling collection; a relic hunter's collection includes fossils; rare visible gas pumps; automotive graveyard with more than 2,000 motorbikes.
Mar 15 2010
When the guys discover a basement full of vintage cars, Frank makes a great offer for a 1939 Plymouth. Then they find a lode of rare bicycles and motorcycles in New Hampshire.
Mar 08 2010
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Mike and Frank bet on who's the best picker while on the road in Pennsylvania, with the loser having to clean their smelly and filthy van; the guys meet ``Mole Man'' Ron, a picker with a mostly hand-built, 26-room underground lair.
Mar 01 2010
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Mike has injured his back but can't afford to take time off to recuperate; the guys make a big mistake while exploring a 92-year-old Iowa farmer's collection; the guys counsel a prolific collector from Ohio who is reluctant to part with a jukebox.
Feb 15 2010
Circa 1920s ``visible'' gas pumps were designed to allow drivers to see the grade of fuel being pumped into their cars; Mike and Frank visit an opera house built in 1879 that has become home to vintage movie posters.
Feb 08 2010
Mike and Frank find a White Castle hamburger building on a farm; the duo discovers a veritable museum full of antiques and collectibles; negotiating for an old soda fountain and a cigarette machine.
Feb 01 2010
Mike and Frank use a motorcycle sidecar part found earlier to help close the deal on a rare Vespa Ape scooter; Mike meets the ``Goat Man,'' whose collection of buses is buried under weeds; a collector with 32 tractors and farming memorabilia.
Jan 25 2010
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Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz--business partners in Iowa-based Antique Archaeology and friends since the 8th grade--are part sleuths, part antiques experts, and part cultural historians. They call themselves "pickers" because their job is to pick through backyard junk piles, abandoned barns and neglected garages scattered across the back roads of America looking for hidden collectibles they can make a buck on. While hunting for collectibles in Central Iowa, Mike and Frank meet 88-year-old WWII veteran Leland and buy the Japanese sword he brought back from the war. Mike takes a chance on an old saddle and ends up with a big surprise. The guys head over to Danny Beans' -- a man whose dozen barns are packed with junk but is reluctant to sell them anything. Office manager Danielle tracks down a retired carnie named "Bear" who's sitting on an awesome collection of vintage rides.
Jan 18 2010