One of the History Channel’s most popular shows is planning a visit to Missouri for the first time, and producers are looking for help from locals in Ozark Mountain Country.

“American Pickers,” which follows Frank Fritz and Mike Wolfe as they go antique “picking” across the U.S. The show offers insight into what it’s like to be on the front lines of the antique industry. The duo is constantly in search of America’s most fascinating and valuable antiques, including treasures that have been long forgotten in junk yards and barns across the country.

The team tracks down unique and interesting items from motorcycles, classic cars and bicycles to one-of-a-kind vintage memorabilia. This is where local residents can help.

“The American Pickers are headed to Missouri for the first time and we’re looking for leads on interesting characters with interesting items, and lots of them,” said Anthony Rodriguez, casting associate producer. “Our favorite picks feature multiple buildings crammed with lots of cool stuff. We love for our guys to really work for what they find, digging through piles and coming up with treasure.”

Producers are looking for any local leads that could be passed their way. They are only looking for people with large collections, and not folks with just a few items. The pickers also do not visit shops, antiques malls, auctions or flea markets.

Producers are, however, looking for movie and music memorabilia, sports memorabilia, items from Missouri’s history, and basically any other oddball, one-of-a-kind, or interesting historical item one can think of. Plans are currently in the works, and the pickers are planning on being in Missouri sometime in June or July.

The following is a list of the items producers are currently looking to feature in the show:

• Motor scooters:

Vespas, Lambretta, Cushman

• Old advertising signage

• Motorcycles

• Bicycles (Pre ‘60s to turn of the century)

• Unusual radios: transistor /Tabletop

• Old toys: tin, wind-up, cast iron

• Pre ‘50s vending machines

• Pinball and slot machines

• Old Movie Posters

• Antique casino/gaming machines

• Vintage movie memorabilia

Vintage advertising Items

• Taxidermy

• Vintage concert posters & T-shirts

• Early Boy Scout items

• Pre ‘60s vintage diner collectibles

• Pre ‘60s TV merchandise

• Pre ‘50s western/equestrian Gear

• Classic motorcycle memorabilia

• Old rodeo items

• Airline collectibles

• Pan-Am, TWA, Etc.

• Late ‘70s & earlier military items

• Extraordinary mobster memorabilia

• Vintage police officer collectibles

• Firefighter collectibles

• Pre ‘40s telephones

• Folk art

• Vintage BB Guns/ Cap Guns

• Early Halloween items

• Pre ‘40s Christmas items

• Hawaiiana/ Tiki Collectibles

• Vintage sports collectibles

• Vintage election Memorabilia

• Musical instruments

• Civil War antiques

• Vintage gas pumps

• Pre ‘70s old neon signs

• Strange woodcarvings

• Vintage collegiate Collectibles

• Casino tables

Anyone who has any information on the above items, or any information on leads regarding any large collections in the area should email Anthony Rodriguez at

The fifth season will of “American Pickers” premieres this month on the History Channel.

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