12/03/2010 12:20 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Reyne Gauge: Antiques Taking Over Times Square


The antiques and collecting world seems to finally be gaining traction with the television world. There are numerous new television shows popping up that pertain to collecting and personally, I love it!

The popularity of new shows like Pawn Stars and American Pickers has spawned an interest in collecting like never before. People are digging through old boxes, their attics and basements (and those of friends and family) hoping to find hidden treasures that have been tucked away or long forgotten about.

The other day I received a press release from The History Channel about a new and exciting concept they are launching December 6th (just in time for the holiday shopping season no less!) -- A pop up store in Times Square for fans of Pawn Stars and American Pickers.

Apparently the store is set to open December 6th at 1501 Broadway, New York City. On hand for the opening ceremony will be Rick Harrison from Pawn Stars, and Mike and Frank from American Pickers.

All three History Channel stars will be on hand to meet their fans and sign autographs.

The store will offer show merchandise, and also offer an interactive element for guests. The onsite games will allow you to guess the value of items on the screen, or determine if a deal was made based on items shown in both shows.

The store will also have daily giveaways and a grand prize. I have no idea what the daily giveaways are but wouldn't it be great if they gave away a few of the finds the guys have had the past few seasons?

If you happen to be in the New York area, make sure to visit the shop from December 6-19th from noon until 8pm Monday - Friday and then on the weekends from 10 - 10pm.

December 20th the store will open for extended hours from 10-10pm daily. For you last minute shoppers (guys, pay attention), the store will be open from 10-7pm. Your women love these guys so this would gain lots of brownie points if you bought them something here!

Congrats History Channel for bringing these two shows to light and good luck with the pop shop!

PS -- Just as I was about to upload this I heard back from the History Channel publicist who informed me, the pop shop WILL be selling items from past and future episodes of both shows. She told me some of the items that will be up for sale, and I'd tell ya what they are, but that just takes all the fun out of it, doesn't it now?

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