American Pickers may pick our area

Dorothy Manning, Jourdanton Librarian, was contacted by a casting associate of American Pickers to possibly come to our area.

They are looking for leads for private collections, junkyards, collections in barns etc.

A list follows of what they are wanting. If you know of anyone or have a collection, email your name and contact information plus the description of the collection and photos if possible to: You can also call and leave a message at 1-855-OLD-RUST (1-855- 653-7878).

List of items of interest

• Motor scooters such as Vespas, Lambrettas or Cushmans

• Motorcycles

• Old advertising signs

• Bicycles (pre-1960s to turn-of-the-century)

• Tin, wind-up and castiron toys

• Pre-1950s vending machines

• Pinball and slot machines

• Old movie posters

• Unusual radios, including transistor and table-top models

• Antique casino/gaming machines

• Vintage movie memorabilia

• Vintage advertising items

• Taxidermy

• Vintage concert posters and T-shirts

• Early Boy Scout items

• Pre-1960s vintage diner collectibles

• Pre-1960s TV merchandise

• Pre-1950s Western/ equestrian gear

• Classic motorcycle memorabilia

• Sports memorabilia

• Casino tables

• Houdini items

• Old rodeo items

• Airline collectibles

• Late 1970s and earlier military items

• Extraordinary mobster memorabilia

• Vintage police officer collectibles

• Firefighter collectibles

• Pre-1940s telephones

• Folk art

• Vintage BB guns and cap guns

• Early Halloween items

• Pre-1940s Christmas items

• “Hawaiiana” and Tiki collectibles

• Vintage sports collectibles

• Vintage election memorabilia

• Musical instruments

• Civil War antiques

• Vintage gasoline pumps

• Pre-1970s neon signs

• Strange wood carvings

• Vintage collegiate collectibles

They currently are not looking for farming, agriculture items, tools, glassware, appliances, tractors, crocks, stoves or country primitives.

American Pickers is produced by Cineflix Productions. New episodes air Wednesday nights at 8 p.m. CST. on the History Channel.

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