American Pickers

2010, TV Show

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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.

NASCAR Challenge

Apr 11, 2011 Season 2 Episode 26

Mike and Frank get revved up about an awesome new client: North Carolina's NASCAR Hall of Fame. The curators have asked them to scour the country for relics that help tell the unique history of auto racing. But with their limited budget, they're under even more pressure to deliver. Their first stop is Tiger Tom's auto shop. The veteran racer's collection dates back over half a century and includes must-have items that changed the face of racing. Also in this episode: "Humpy" Wheeler is the former president of the Charlotte Motor Speedway, and although his attic is a gold mine, getting him to part with any of his treasures takes serious charm and a charitable strategy. Later, Billy Biscoe was in the pit crew of a NASCAR champion and has a collection of jaw-dropping artifacts that's as impressive as his stories. And, picking takes a back seat when Mike and Frank climb into a pair of vintage racecars for a drag race showdown.
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Frank's Big Shot

Apr 04, 2011 Season 2 Episode 25

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.
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California Dreamin'

Mar 28, 2011 Season 2 Episode 24

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.
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The Possum Trot

Mar 21, 2011 Season 2 Episode 23

While cruising through South Carolina, looking for leads, the guys call an old picking contact and soon find themselves in Bill's main street hardware store. The family business has been operating since the 1880s and is filled to the rafters with century-old inventory. In the backwoods of Alabama, the guys are invited to the Possum Trot?
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They Boldly Go

Feb 14, 2011 Season 2 Episode 22

Mike and Frank are out in Kentucky and 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, both Star Trek fans, a very specific list. While Danielle looks for leads, Mike and Frank visit Thurman who has an amazing poster collection. Frank wants a rare Jesse James Poster but Thurman is reluctant to sell. Will be the bearded charmer prevail? Then, back on the hunt for Shatner, the guys spend the next week searching Kentucky for items until their job is complete. With a van full of treasures, they deliver their booty to Shatner, hoping they haven't let him down.
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Keep Out!

Feb 07, 2011 Season 2 Episode 21

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.
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Trading Up

Jan 24, 2011 Season 2 Episode 20

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.
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Emu Chase

Jan 31, 2011 Season 2 Episode 19

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.
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Too Hot to Handle

Jan 17, 2011 Season 2 Episode 18

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.
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Fairlane Fever

Dec 27, 2010 Season 2 Episode 17

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?
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What's In the Box?

Dec 20, 2010 Season 2 Episode 16

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.
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Danielle Goes Picking

Dec 13, 2010 Season 2 Episode 15

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.
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A Banner Pick

Dec 06, 2010 Season 2 Episode 14

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.
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Pint-Sized Picker

Oct 11, 2010 Season 2 Episode 13

Danielle is jealous when the guys take Mike's young nephew on his first pick instead of her. But 12-year-old Rhesa is thrilled, especially when the trio starts exploring Danny Bean's sprawling property. The pressure is on. And with junk piled to the rafters, and with expert tips from Mike and Frank, Rhesa dives in to prove his mettle. Later, after a ferry ride across Lake Michigan, the guys visit packrat Tim and his 10,000 square feet of junk. And although he says he wants to make room for his grandkids, it doesn't seem like he's ready to part with anything. And finally, the guys scour a 14-bedroom 1890s home and barn that used to belong to a famous opera singer. There's plenty of old stuff on the sprawling property. But are there any treasures hidden among all the vintage junk? Meanwhile, back at the shop, it's payback time for Danielle.
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Mike's Breakdown

Oct 04, 2010 Season 2 Episode 12

Mike dives into an amazing Michigan collection but Frank seems to have lost his picking mojo. The guys visit an incredible Wisconsin property that features a reconstituted vintage town. And, the only thing better than Ted's quirky small town gas station is his one-of-a-kind home where everything is for sale. Frank senses engine trouble with the van while Mike ignores the signs and ends up on his hands and knees.
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Frank Flips

Sep 13, 2010 Season 2 Episode 11

The guys are in Kentucky, and they're driving Danielle crazy. Whenever she comes up with a new lead, they toss a coin to decide whether or not they'll go. At their first stop, the guys pick the storage locker of a fellow picker named 2D. He not only has an eclectic collection but enjoys it from the comfort of his own hot tub, right in the middle of the storage unit. Also in Kentucky, Mike and Frank visit a woman who hopes to clear out some of her late father's collection. And finally, they end up at a Wisconsin farm caught up in the weird world of "Hippie Tom" where they find themselves in one of the oddest haggling sessions of their careers. Meanwhile, Mike and Frank invent their own hilarious behind-the-wheel dance moves while Danielle plots some revenge for the guys' coin toss antics.
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Laurel and Hardy

Sep 06, 2010 Season 2 Episode 10

Danielle has asked for a raise, but Mike and Frank delay a decision until they see how successful they are with the next trip she sends them on--through Kentucky. First they visit a serious collector who, after a life-altering incident, is definitely in the mood to sell. They also then stop in at the geodesic dome home of biker couple Tracey and Paul. They only have an hour to scour the massive collection but that's more than enough time for Mike and Frank to find their most unusual items. They also visit two spunky retirees who live in a former honky-tonk spot that's complete with a stage and a sprawling toy collection. Their eventual haul includes a KISS pinball machine, a vintage steam-powered corn popper and massive Laurel and Hardy costume heads. Finally, Frank and Mike "interview" Danielle to discuss her raise....and torture her a little more.
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Hobo Jack

Aug 16, 2010 Season 2 Episode 9

Concerned about slow sales and high expenses, Danielle tells the guys they need to step up their game and make some serious money. Mike and Frank feel the pressure. They uncover lots of great stuff in Tony's sprawling Illinois collection, but not the big-ticket item they're looking for. It doesn't get much better in a small town they come across. There, they spot some great vintage garage signs, and although they're not for sale, Ken has room after room of unusual items, including an early bicycle and rare Victorian-era erotica. But their luck really changes when Danielle calls with a lead about Hobo Jack. When the guys walk into his hidden, heavily wooded overgrown property, they are surprised by his incredible collection. But will they find the mother lode they've been looking for?
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One Pony Town

Aug 09, 2010 Season 2 Episode 8

Thanks to his vast collection of stuffed animals and weird curios, lifelong picker and yard sale aficionado Lester is known by his neighbors as the "spooky collector."
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Psychic Pickings

Aug 02, 2010 Season 2 Episode 7

While picking in Missouri, the guys stop in at Sam and Stan's steel yard where the father-son duo takes them on a high-speed golf cart tour of their massive hangar and outbuildings, loaded with heaps of metal and rusty junk. But can Mike and Frank uncover anything worth buying? The team goes freestyling and comes across an old farm where the owners are about to have an auction and badly need Frank and Mike's help. And, in Illinois they come across Greg who claims he's a psychic picker. He's filled his mammoth home, a former prison, with rare objects and cultural artifacts. But is anything for sale? Plus the guys challenge Danielle to sell an old Studebaker they had picked. Does she rise to it?
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Easy Riders

Jul 26, 2010 Season 2 Episode 6

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. Everything is for sale – but anything of value? Down the road, their next pick is with a self-made man who keeps his incredible collection of ‘mantiques' in a 1920s Ford dealership and theatre from the same era. The guys are in pick heaven…and when they spot the Harley Knucklehead, high-roller negotiations begin. Can they seal the deal? And finally, in spite of the unwelcoming sign on her sprawling property, Darlene is anything but.
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Getting the Boot

Jul 05, 2010 Season 2 Episode 5

While in Kansas, the guys comb through a promising farmyard littered with stuff but are frustrated when they find nothing at all to buy. Their luck changes when they meet demolition expert Johnny Walker. His collection is staggering. But will he agree to part with a rare grave marker and giant 300-pound boot? The next day, Johnny refers the guys to his collector neighbors. Junior's magnificent oilcan collection leaves Frank speechless, but unfortunately so do his sky-high prices. Morris on the other hand proves to be in a wheeling and dealing mood when the guys pull into the old service station that now houses his sprawling collection of automotive memorabilia.
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Smooth Operators

Jun 28, 2010 Season 2 Episode 4

As the guys are winding down their trip through the South, Danielle finds them the mother lode of rare motorbike parts in an old warehouse packed with new vintage Harley stock. Can they convince the sentimental and savvy owner Billy to part with some choice items? The guys make an incredible discovery guaranteed to impress their friend and NASCAR champion Ryan Newman. Plus there are plenty more finds on the 11-acre property littered with racecars and jam-packed outbuildings. And, back in Iowa, Mike and Frank have a field day scouring an incredible collection of one of their decorator clients. But will they spend all their money before coming across the real treasure?
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Gordon's Gold Mine

Jun 21, 2010 Season 2 Episode 3

In aptly named Pickens, South Carolina, the guys scour the sprawling inventory of a father-and-son picking duo. They uncover plenty of rare and unusual items... But can they make a deal with the two pro collectors? Next, the guys meet Mary who has inherited a 300-acre property, home to a huge untouched collection. After warming up with a few impulse purchases, Mike and Frank get serious. Plus, while trying to convince the guys to take her on the road, Danielle leads them to an inconspicuous cement factory. It's the "Holy Grail" of picking--Gordon's collection includes a jam-packed vintage general store, and building after building of unbelievable retro treasures.
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Buddy's Booby Trap

Jun 14, 2010 Season 2 Episode 2

Mike and Frank visit a local legend in North Carolina. After picking through an accumulation of school busses and a burned down storage house, they come across an item the guys have never seen before, place bets on what it actually is, and get surprised by what the appraiser says about it. Frank goes into picking-turbo-mode when he finds a gold mine of signs on a 20 acre farm. Also, a mother/daughter team catches the picking bug and gives the guys a run for their money as they dig through their grandfather's garages and outbuildings.
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Art of the Deal

Jun 07, 2010 Season 2 Episode 1

Episode DescriptionMike and Frank comb through a master collector's untouched outbuildings in North Carolina. After getting past a few petrified hams they find a true gem, a 1950 Studebaker that Mike falls in love with.
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Tough As Nails
Take It to the Grave
A Historic Pick
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Open For Business
Tough As Nails
Mike's Monkey Car
Mike vs. The Jerrys
Take It To The Grave
Bonnie And Butch
Pickers Aches and Pains
Bike Bonanza
The Moonshine Mobile
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