You’ve probably seen us mention “One Man’s Trash is Another Man’s Treasure” about a dozen or more times around our site, on Twitter and Facebook, but for American Pickers, this is what they do for a living, and it’s a sweet gig!
Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz are just two ordinary guys looking for extraordinary things. American Pickers follows them as they scour the country’s junkyards, basements and barns for hidden gems. Not only do they get to travel America in search of great treasures, buried in garages, basements, barns and attics, but they also have a phenomenal show on the History Channel.
Call it treasure hunting, dumpster diving, modern archaeology or recycling America. No matter how you define picking, this is definitely not your grandmother’s antiquing.
Antique Archaeology’s founder Mike Wolfe has been looking for treasures in the trash forever. When he was five, he had his first big score when he found a pile of old bicycles in my neighborhood on trash day. He was always bringing home old bottles and other random stuff. He never thought of it as junk: to him, it was beautiful.
After pursuing his passions of tinkering with old bikes and scooters, Mike decided to hit the road and travel American in search of even greater picks.
The Antique Archaeology shop is tucked away in the historic Mississippi River town of LeClaire, Iowa.
For more cool information, check out their website: http://www.antiquearchaeology.com
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