According to the Cherokee Office of Economic Development and this information was posted on the Canton-Sixes Patch:
American Picker’s Mike Wolfe doesn’t just believe “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.”
No. Wolfe embodies dumpster diving. For him, garbage gleaning is an art; one he continues to perfect each week on the History channel’s hit show “American Pickers.”
And pretty soon, Wolfe and buddy Frank Fritz could be gracing the back roads and barns of rural Cherokee County — if there’s enough rusty gold to get them here!
The show’s production team wants Cherokee residents to email or call if there’s a junkyard, basement, garage, barn, shed or something else that’s stuffed to the rafters with long-overlooked gems. Flea markets and retail need not apply.
That’s not what Wolfe and Fritz are after. They are only looking for private collections. Nothing that’s open to the public. If you’ve got the bait, snap a couple pictures and email them to: firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 1-855-OLD-RUST and leave a description along with your digits.
“This opportunity came through the Cherokee Office of Economic Development because of our close relationship with the Georgia Film Office and our Camera Ready designation,” said Misti Martin, president of the Cherokee Office of Economic Development (COED).
Just keep this in mind: The “antique archaeologists”, as they like to be called, are love old advertising signs, motorcycles, old toys (tin, wind-up and cast iron), pinball and slot machines, taxidermy, early Boy Scout items, pre-‘60s TV merchandise, musical instruments, Civil War antiques, vintage gas pumps, sports memorabilia, Houdini items, old rodeo items, folk art, early Halloween items, vintage sports collectibles, firefighter collectibles and pre-‘50s western/equestrian gear, etc.
What doesn’t rank so high are: farming/agriculture items, tools, glassware, appliances, tractors, stoves or country primitives.
American Pickers is produced by Cineflix Productions. New episodes air Wednesday nights at 9 p.m. EST on History.
Here’s their website link.