‘American Pickers’ Looking For Leads In Brevard

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BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Brevard County officials have received a notice from “American Picker,” the popular show on the History Channel, that the producers are, “looking for leads, specifically interesting characters with interesting items and lots of them.”

Danielle Colby-Cushman (Image for SpaceCoastDaily.com)

Friedman indicated that it is not a lock the show will come to the Space Coast, but is nonetheless seeking help to let everyone know it’s a possibility.

“Word-of-mouth is a great way of finding avid collectors,” said American Picker Producer Jodi Friedman says in his letter to the Brevard County Commission.

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The show follows Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz as they travel around the greater Midwestern United States as well as the eastern and southern U.S. in a Sprinter van, buying antiques and collectables.

They work with Danielle Colby-Cushman, who runs the office of their business, Antique Archeology, from their home base in Le Claire, Iowa. While Danielle researches potential leads, Mike and Frank attempt to track down potential sellers on the road.

Wolfe and Fritz explore people’s homes, barns, sheds, and other outbuildings, and other places where they have collected antiques and collectibles. They call upon casual collectors, hoarders and, occasionally, people who have inherited overwhelming collections of apparent junk.

Wolfe, who has been “picking” since age four, has a particular interest in antique motorcycles, air-cooled Volkswagens, old bicycles and penny-farthings, while Fritz has a fondness for antique toys, oil cans, and old Hondas. They have purchased old advertisements and commercial signage, film posters, a rare 15-gallon visible gasoline pump, and a Piaggio Ape that one of their friends told them is probably the only one of its kind in North America.

The series debuted on January 18, 2010. The premiere episode of American Pickers produced 3.1 million total viewers, making it the highest rated History channel debut since Ice Road Truckers in 2007.

Season 2 premiered June 7, 2010. The September 8, 2010 episode “Laurel & Hardy” garnered ratings as high as 5.3 million viewers in the 25–54 adult class. As of that episode, the show retained the title of #1 new non-fiction series of 2010 among total viewers and adults 25-54.

Season 3 premiered March 28, 2011. In December 2011, American Pickers revealed that Antique Archaeology had leased a 1910s car factory in Nashville, Tennessee, which originally made the Marathon, for a second location for their business, as a way to decrease the distance of hauling their finds from the southern states back to the Iowa location.

Friedman’s notice also indicates the show is contacting local media, chambers of commerce and various individuals about the pending visit. Only private collections are considered, so stores, malls, flea markets, museums, auctions and, in general, public sales will not be considered.

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9 Comments on "‘American Pickers’ Looking For Leads In Brevard"

  1. Wade Hope April 2, 2013 at 4:18 pm · Reply

    I began watching American Pickers earlier this year. I had only caught it casually the past couple years – not really knowing what it was all about. I am now fascinated by this program. I watched it all day yesterday and only switched to something else when The History Channel started repeating what I had seen earlier. The things these guys find and their history is amazing. I love the interaction between Mike & Frank plus Danielle. Keep up the good work guys. I only wish I had a bunch of junk for you guys to “pick.”

  2. Wade Hope April 2, 2013 at 4:19 pm · Reply

    I began watching American Pickers earlier this year. I had only caught it casually the past couple years – not really knowing what it was all about. I am now fascinated by this program. I watched it all day yesterday and only switched to something else when The History Channel started repeating what I had seen earlier. The things these guys find and their history is amazing. I love the interaction between Mike & Frank plus Danielle. Keep up the good work guys. I only wish I had a bunch of junk for you guys to “pick.” If you ever get to Montgomery, AL or close, I’ll buy your lunch.

  3. janet vart June 24, 2013 at 3:13 pm · Reply

    I wanted to contact Danielle about an item I am interested in selling. No one has seen one like mine…..not even on The Antique Road Show. It has to do with a mode of transportation for children in the 1930’s. (it is a very common thing in an uncommon form and I will gladly send a photo when I can get a specific e-mail address.) Thank…..

  4. janet vart June 24, 2013 at 3:14 pm · Reply

    I wanted to contact Danielle about an item I am interested in selling. No one has seen one like mine…..not even on The Antique Road Show. It has to do with a mode of transportation for children in the 1930’s. (it is a very common thing in an uncommon form and I will gladly send a photo when I can get a specific e-mail address.) Thank….. jv…

  5. tim June 24, 2013 at 4:50 pm · Reply

    Show is very addictive. I love that you teach the history behind the items and you respect each individual that you meet. I think Danielle is the icing on the cake. She compliments you guys very well…plus she is good on the eyes…lol

  6. david phelps March 18, 2014 at 7:11 pm · Reply

    this show is awesome. never miss it.the boys are so funny and Danielle is awesome. love those tattoos

  7. Rev. Michael Collins, Ret May 10, 2014 at 3:34 am · Reply

    Hi Danielle, Doll, I’m a Disabled Vietnam Marine Vet rebuilding a ’77 VW/Harley Trike to comply with permanent disabilities, converting it to an automatic tranny. I have a 1960 Type 4 tranny that I badly need parts for or another one that’s a good runner. Can y’all help an ole Sign Artisan Pinstriper out? I certainly would be grateful, turnin’ 60 today :-). Love your show & Your Tatts…was a tattoo artist too…Thanks…please let me know cause this baby’s almost finished…
    Tennessee Mike 541-274-1754-Klamath Falls, Oregon

  8. lawrence January 14, 2015 at 9:27 pm · Reply

    Been watching the show for a long time now and just think it is one of the best shows on television. No offense mike and frank you guys are alright but Danielle is SMOKIN HOT and one of the stars of the show. You guys give her a pay raise every chance you get and I’ll keep watching.

  9. james taylor January 18, 2015 at 4:04 am · Reply

    mike, danny, frank, jt here, love the show. im a picker myself. nice to meet you all. im in ohio, 30 miles east of Cleveland. mike, mike ,mike !got a b-6 Schwinn needs work missed danny @ auto-rama I-x center last year! was in hospital been collecting for 25 years parents had antique shop growing up. im james taylor just the piano player, no singer ! mike you gotta see this old dog. George barris fan ! jr. sammet, john force, partied with them all. love to see you in Cleveland. economy slow here on stuff but w’ere surviving! call me jim @ 440-413-3379 lets do some horse tradin!!

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