• Air date: 06 Dec '10 13 episodes
      Have you been building up a collection of Americana over the past 50 years or so? If so, then Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz may pay you a visit one day. The Midwestern pickers travel across America in search of rare artifacts and national treasures that they can buy from the collectors they visit and then sell in their antiques shops or, in some cases, put in their personal collections. They often have to dig through boxes or piles filled with items that have accumulated over the years, which are
  • List of Episodes (13)
    • 1. A Banner Pick

      06 Dec '10
      Danielle sends the guys to a century-old amusement park; Deb wants her husband to clear out his sprawling collections; the guys meet an expert who has shocking news about Mike's new circus posters.
    • 2. Danielle Goes Picking

      13 Dec '10
      Mike and Frank finally let Danielle go on a pick; Frank agrees to fill in for Danielle at the shop while she hits the road; Danielle tracks down a century-old hotel that's been vacant for years.
    • 3. What's in the Box?

      20 Dec '10
      A New York collector has filled a train station with vintage cars; the guys stop at a New Hampshire home with an interesting weathervane on the roof; auctioneer Paul's property is packed with treasures his father rescued from the trash.
    • 4. Fairlane Fever

      27 Dec '10
      Mike and Frank challenge Danielle to sell a vintage carnival ride; the guys visit a collector with amazing pieces; the guys pick the International Clown Hall of Fame; retired mechanic Norm opens his garage to reveal a 1967 Ford Fairlane muscle car.
    • 5. Too Hot to Handle

      17 Jan '11
      The guys stop at a sprawling farm with 14 jam-packed trailers; an eccentric mother-daughter duo sells an 1856 home; the guys visit an old cheese factory that's been boarded up for years.
    • 6. Trading Up

      24 Jan '11
      Mike and Frank meet the son of an auctioneer who has inherited a house packed with his dad's collection; in Indiana the guys meet a small town historian who takes everyone's collectibles for safe keeping; Mike's dream pick at a VW graveyard.
    • 7. The Emu Chase

      31 Jan '11
      Mike and Frank find themselves in a high-risk situation when they are chased by a crazy emu; Frank Wolfe gives the guys a golden lead; the guys surprise an old friend of Mike's.
    • 8. Keep Out!

      07 Feb '11
      A homeowner opens up his amazing collection of "mantiques;" a Smokey Mountain's property that looks perfect; the guys get a warm welcome from Joe, a lifetime picker whose staggering collection spans over 30 buildings.
    • 9. They Boldly Go

      14 Feb '11
      Mike and Frank visit William Shatner, who gives them a very specific list of items he wants; the guys visit a man with an amazing poster collection; the hunt for Shatner's items continue until their job is complete.
    • 10. The Possum Trot

      21 Mar '11
      Bill's main street hardware store; the guys are invited to the Possum Trot, a down-home country auction; Ed's Georgia property features a missile on the lawn and building after building of awesome stuff.
    • 11. California Dreamin'

      21 Mar '11
      Mil Blair decides to sell some of his rare collections of motorbikes and memorabilia; Bird's temple of surfing; the guys get their new surfboards appraised at the California Surf Museum and make a generous donation.
    • 12. Frank's Big Shot

      04 Apr '11
      The guys stumble upon a salvage yard that's been in a family for generations; Mike eyes a brass diving helmet; Frank zeros in on a hood ornament; a Wild West picking opportunity.
    • 13. NASCAR Challenge

      11 Apr '11
      The curators of North Carolina's NASCAR Hall of Fame have asked Mike and Frank to find relics that tell the history of auto racing.