TV show interested in your bits of Colorado’s wild West past

A popular cable TV show will be in Colorado this fall, and, depending on the number of leads producers get from the Western Slope, this area may be the show’s final destination.

History Channel’s documentary series “American Pickers” will film in Colorado for the first time this October, producer Cristin Cricco said.

However, the specific dates and locations of filming haven’t been decided because producers need Coloradans to submit items they’d be willing to sell to lead purchasers Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz.

The location in the state with the most intriguing leads is most likely the place in which the show will film, Cricco said.

“We’ve never been to Colorado before so that’s exciting,” she added.

“American Pickers” follows Wolfe and Fritz across the U.S., as the men search for “fascinating and valuable antiques,” according to a press release from the History Channel.

The people the men meet while uncovering pieces of American history through old, dusty, rusted or forgotten-about junk is part of the show.

To submit items for “American Pickers” to consider buying, email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) with your name, phone number, town, state, item descriptions and optional photos.

People also can call 646-493-2184 and leave a message.

Among the items “American Pickers” wants to buy that may be of interest to this area are: unusual radios, old toys, vintage BB and cap guns, taxidermy, old rodeo items, strange woodcarvings, pre-1940s items and old bicycles.

Producers are drawn to individuals with large volumes of old, unique items to sell, Cricco said, but producers are open to what residents submit because the show has never filmed in this state before. “Items particular to Colorado and its history would be great, but we are really open,” she said.

“American Pickers” airs Monday nights on the History Channel.


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