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American Pickers

The Last One of a Kind

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts
Sarah O'Leary

Recently I discovered that the 8-foot tall turn of the century wooden playground slide in the middle of my living room might be the last one like it o...

Small Business And Reality TV: A Match Made In Heaven?

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 07.08.2013 | TV

Small businesses are getting a lot of the reality TV spotlight – for good reason: A starring role on a reality TV show can dramatically boost a ...

PHOTOS: 'American Pickers' Star Opens Wicker Park Boutique

Posted 02.06.2013 | Chicago

Fans of the History Channel hit "American Pickers" may notice a familiar face around town: the show's lone lady, Danielle Colby. The 37-year-old o...

'American Pickers': 400-Ton Scrap-Metal Sculpture

Posted 01.15.2013 | TV

The guys of "American Pickers" have seen a lot of things, but nothing could prepare them for what Dr. Evermor had on his property. It was a 400-ton, 5...

Mike Wolfe's Latest Picking Hit

Reyne Haines | Posted 08.07.2012 | Celebrity
Reyne Haines

Mike Wolfe, host and creator of your favorite History Channel show, American Pickers found his calling as a picker when he was a kid. When he told me about his latest endeavor,, I was somehow not surprised.

'American Pickers': Mike Wolfe Finds 'Priceless' Von Dutch XAVW

Posted 04.24.2012 | TV

On "American Pickers" (Mon., 9 p.m. ET on History) Monday night, Mike Wolfe was stoked to discover what he called "one of my holy grails" -- the Von D...

'American Pickers' Find Jose de Creeft Practice Piece

Posted 04.17.2012 | TV

On "American Pickers," (Mondays, 9 p.m. ET on History) Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz came across a rare, valuable practice sculpture used by Jose de Cree...

The 'Holy Grail' Of Motorcycles On 'American Pickers'

Posted 04.10.2012 | TV

1947 was the last year that Harley-Davidson used what later came to be known as the "knucklehead" engine. The following year, they switched to the Pan...

Frank Finds Vintage Smoking Toy On 'American Pickers'

Posted 05.06.2012 | TV

Cigarette smoking has been frowned upon for so long that many people probably forget that it used to be so commonly accepted and advertised on televis...

'American Pickers' Look At 'The Smithsonian Of Pedal Cars'

Posted 04.22.2012 | TV

It's one thing to have single items brought into a pawn store, but quite another to enter people's homes and see what they've got in there. Much like ...

Jack White Trades For Elephant Head On 'American Pickers'

Posted 03.10.2012 | TV

Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz love finding new and unique items on their excursions across America on "American Pickers" (Mon., 9 p.m. EST on History). B...

Celebrity Collector: Mike Wolfe

Reyne Haines | Posted 02.14.2012 | Celebrity
Reyne Haines

In a very short period of time, Mike Wolfe has become a household name, and also an inspiration to "pickers" around the globe.

Reyne Gauge: Antiques Taking Over Times Square

Reyne Haines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Reyne Haines

A pop up store in Times Square for fans of Pawn Stars and American Pickers is set to open at 1501 Broadway. The stars will be on hand to meet their fans and sign autographs.

Reyne Gauge: American Pickers

Reyne Haines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Reyne Haines

It seems shows on antiques and collecting are all the rage these days. Antiques Roadshow has certain illustrated the public's desire for televisio...

Hottest Show on Cable Returns For Season 2 -- American Pickers

Reyne Haines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Reyne Haines

America's favorite new TV show launched its first episode of Season 2 on June 7th. A staggering 4.3 million viewers tuned in to follow Mike Wolfe a...

If You Don't Like TV, You're a Bad Person

Phil Perrier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Phil Perrier

In truth, if you don't like TV, you may just lack imagination.Television is our window to the world. And, like the world, there is a lot of junk, but there are also images of amazing beauty, sadness, joy, pain, everything.