“American Pickers” could end up in Wallowa County this fall if a local collection catches their eye.
The History Channel show features Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz, who travel the country looking for historically significant antiques — what they call “rusty gold” — that have been hidden away in the corner of an attic or barn. They have plans to film episodes in Oregon in September, and scouts are looking now for interesting collections to check out as they plan their route through Oregon.
“We look for really interesting items of worth,” casting associate Natasha Moore said. “We talk to people and find out the story behind the items and do some digging.”
She said last year they had a good visit to Oregon and hope to see more of the state’s most interesting privately owned antiques when they return.
“There were a lot of people and a lot of counties we didn’t get to visit,” she said.
According a press release, the show is looking for “characters” with “sizable, unique collections” that the pickers could spend the better part of a day looking through during an episode.
The long list of items they are looking for includes old furniture, board games, movie posters, toys, vending machines, lamps, clocks, motorcycles, dolls, art, dishes, oil cans and other antiques.
To bring a private collection (no antique shops or flea markets) to the scouts’ attention, submit your name, phone number, location, a description of the collection and photos of some of the items to email@example.com or call 1-855-OLD-RUST.