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‘American Pickers’ looking for interesting, unique Ohio collections

Creator Mike Wolfe (right) with American Pickers cast members Robbie Wolfe, Jon Szalay and Danielle Colby.
Zachary Maxwell Stertz
Creator Mike Wolfe (right) with American Pickers cast members Robbie Wolfe, Jon Szalay and Danielle Colby.

The popular History Channel show plans to film in Ohio in August.

American Pickers star Mike Wolfe and his crew are heading back to Ohio in August in search of interesting characters with fascinating items.

”We're looking for leads throughout the state,” says Joshua Kerlin, associate producer. “We are looking for different, unusual, and unique items — something we’ve never seen before with an extraordinary story.”

Wolfe, his brother Robbie Wolfe and antiques expert Jon Szalay "pick" through sizeable, unique collections for valuable antiques and forgotten relics. New one-hour episodes air at 9 p.m. Wednesdays, while repeats can be found all day Wednesday on the History Channel.

They only look at private collections not open to the public. They do not go to stores, flea markets, malls, auctions, businesses or museum, Kerlin emphasizes.

Cineflix Productions

Collectors interested in being considered for the show — or those who know someone with a unique collection — can contact American Pickers producers by phone at (646) 493-2184, or by email at

Respondents must include their full name; city and state; contact information; and a brief description of the collection. As the show’s poster says: “Tell us the interesting story behind your stuff.”

“The way we find people and collections for our show is through spreading the word far and wide so that people know we’re coming to town,” he says.

Wolfe — the creator, star and writer — has made 340 episodes of American Pickers since the August 2010 premiere. He owns Antique Archaeology stores in Le Claire, Iowa, and Nashville, Tenn.

American Pickers also is available on Pluto TV, Hulu, Philo, YouTube, Apple TV, the Roku Channel, Amazon Prime Video, Discovery Plus, Sling TV and Fandango at Home.

Here’s the release from Cineflix Productions:


The American Pickers are excited to return to Ohio! They plan to film episodes of The History Channel hit television series throughout your area in August 2024.

AMERICAN PICKERS is a documentary series that explores the fascinating world of antique “picking” on The History Channel. The hit show follows skilled pickers in the business, as they hunt for America’s most valuable antiques. They are always excited to find historically significant or rare items, in addition to unforgettable Characters and their collections.

As they hit the back roads from coast to coast, the Pickers are on a mission to recycle and rescue forgotten relics. Along the way, they want to meet characters with amazing stories and fun items. They hope to give historically significant objects a new lease on life while learning a thing or two about America’s past along the way. The Pickers have seen a lot of rusty gold over the years and are always looking to discover something they’ve never seen before. They are ready to find extraordinary items and hear fascinating tales about them.

The American Pickers TV show is looking for leads and would love to explore your hidden treasure. If you or someone you know has a unique item, story to tell, and is ready to sell…we would love to hear from you! Please note, the Pickers DO NOT pick stores, flea markets, malls, auction businesses, museums, or anything open to the public. If interested, please send us your name, phone number, location, and description of the collection with photos to or call (646) 493-2184.

John Kiesewetter, who has covered television and media for more than 35 years, has been working for Cincinnati Public Radio and WVXU-FM since 2015.