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American Pickers looking to pick in area
Frank Fritz and Mike Wolfe are planning a visit to the area to film "American Pickers" and are looking for interesting characters with interesting things to buy. - photo by Contributed to the Courier

Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz, stars of The History Channel's show "American Pickers" will be in California in March and perhaps Stanislaus County if they come up with prospects for the show.

The show visited the Pixley-Bakersfield area in February last year.

"We are trying to get the word out as soon as possible because we will be in the area throughout the month of March, so the sooner people with collections reach out to us the better," said Tamar Herman, a casting associate with the American Pickers show in New York.

Producers for the show would like leads for those who may have items which the famous duo can pick from. They are on the hunt for "characters with interesting and unique items." Some of what they look for are: vintage bicycles and toys, unusual radios, movie memorabilia, advertising signs, military items, folk art, pre-50's western gear, early firefighting equipment, vintage musical equipment, automotive items, and clothing.

As they hit the back roads from coast to coast, Wolfe and Fritz continue their mission to rescue forgotten relics and giving them a new lease on life, while learning a thing or two about American history along the way.

Those who may have a large, private collection or have tips on someone who may participate in the show should call (855) OLD-RUST or email Emails should contain a contact name, phone number, location and description of the collection with photos.

American Pickers debuted in 2010 and in its ninth season.