Is 'American Pickers' coming to Hanover?
It may be time for Hanover antiquers to dust off any gems in their collection.
"American Pickers," a television show on The History Channel, is scheduled to film in Pennsylvania this summer, according to a press release. Episodes of the documentary series feature Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz, antique "pickers," hunting for valuable pieces and hidden treasures.
Officials from the show contacted Main Street Hanover director Justine Trucksess to notify her that they may film episodes in the Hanover area. This comes as no surprise considering the show did some filming last year, Trucksess said.
"I think they either got great response last time and are looking again, or our area is just ripe for picking, no pun intended," she said. "Our area and New Oxford and Gettysburg are known for antiques."
Last year, Bob Sholly, owner of Good Old Boy Country Auctions in Manchester Township, appeared on an episode of the show.
"American Pickers" is accepting leads for locals with large, private collections of antiques or valuables. Specifically they are looking for vintage bicycles, toys, unusual radios, movie memorabilia, advertising, military items, folk art, early firefighting equipment, vintage musical equipment, automotive items and clothing.
"They are always excited to find things they've never seen before and learn the story behind it," the release states.
To be considered, contact the show at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a voicemail at 1-855-OLD-RUST. Please include your name, town, state, phone number, where your collection is located and a description of your items. No date has been set for the Pa. visit.
FlipSidePA editor Ashley May contributed to this report.