Next Episode of American Pickers is
Season 16 / Episode 16 and airs on 24 January 2017 02:00
This isn’t your grandmother’s antiquing. Pickers like Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz are on a mission to recycle America, even if it means diving into countless piles of grimy junk or getting chased off a gun-wielding homeowner’s land. Hitting back roads from coast to coast, the two men earn a living by restoring forgotten relics to their former glory, transforming one person’s trash into another’s treasure. American Pickers follows them as they scour the country for hidden gems in junkyards, basements, garages and barns, meeting quirky characters and hearing their amazing stories. If you think the antique business is all about upscale boutiques and buttoned-up dealers, this show may change your mind–and teach you a thing or two about American history along the way. (source: www.history.com)
Mike and Frank pick in a house that's stacked to the ceiling with rare toys. Mike adds to his King Kong collection while Frank drops a bundle on a rare train set. Later, when its value fails to impress, the guys decide to take a huge risk and sell it at auction.
In Pennsylvania, Mike and Frank pick in some unique places including a funeral home and a prosthetic limb factory. They unearth mega collections but all the owners are reluctant to sell. The Pickers eventually run into a reclusive man named Aldo who grants them access to his mind-blowing stockpile of brand new vintage toys.
At a folk art museum, Mike and Frank discover an attic and two barns that are overflowing with one-of-a-kind pieces. Danielle takes a quick vacation to New York City but finds it impossible to relax due to Mike's incessant phone calls from the road.
The Pickers visit Tom whose amazing collection of architectural salvage includes a vintage theater marquee and rare opera house relics. Later, they spend time at a sprawling South Carolina warehouse where Mike gets in a heated negotiation over a Victorian doll house.
Mike comes across a 150 year old Martin guitar which just might be the big ticket item he's been searching for. A rifle toting homeowner's property is off limits until the guys do some fast talking. Danielle gets a vintage Indian motor appraised and keeps her fingers crossed for a major profit.
Danielle gets in way over her head when she splurges on the skeletal remains of a rare 1935 Indian Chief. In order to recoup the initial investment, Frank comes up with an ambitious $30,000 restoration plan with the goal of selling the bike at the Sturgis motorcycle rally.
The guys pick a Pennsylvania warehouse and find a rare comic book that gets Mike's "spidey" senses twitching. Frank tries to negotiate for a vintage cigarette machine with a lifetime collector who is also a reluctant seller. A ramshackle old house in South Carolina looks promising but it's also said to be haunted by a ghost named Pearl.
While visiting the "Godfather of petroliana," Mike falls for a one-of-a-kind vintage motorcycle sign and must resist the urge to overpay for it. In Virginia, the guys meet a Southern gentleman named Ned who keeps his treasures in a creepy cabin in the woods. Back in Iowa, Danielle's unique company car drives her crazy.
With Frank too sick to go picking, Mike's brother Robbie scrambles to fill in at the last minute for the trip. In Idaho, the guys find a barn-sized man cave filled with an awesome collection of Western Americana including antique spurs that could be worth huge money. In Oregon, with a serious wager on the line, Robbie feels the pressure to out pick Mike and scours for a big-ticket item.
After taking a joyride on a rare 100 year old monster tractor, Mike and his brother Robbie take to a property packed with amazing steam engines and rusty relics. In Washington State, Robbie's bid on some heavy machinery leads to a high stakes lumberjack competition. Later, the guys head to Whidbey Island and find a graveyard of car grills and a 1947 Chevy pickup.
Out in Washington State, Mike and his brother Robbie stop off for a quick freestyle and come across a 1915 Harley. Later, the guys pick a collection that's three generations in the making and find an antique bear trap that could be worth up to $6000. Danielle and Frank team up to pull a long distance prank on Mike.
While in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, the guys stumble upon Woody the woodcarvers 80 acre property which features a Finnish sauna, an art gallery outhouse and a 100-year-old barn that's packed to the rafters. And later, the guys get first dibs on an aviation museum's once-in-a-lifetime sale and their guide turns out to be an American hero with an amazing story.
The guys unearth a music jackpot in an old general store, and a hoarder house holds on to its secrets.
Two brothers are better than one when it comes to negotiating, which has Mike looking to bundle in order to save his bottom line.
A Texas attorney lays down the law by day and by night is a super picker with a wild warehouse of eclectic stuff.
Mike and Frank are unwelcome visitors while freestyling in the Northeast; rehabbing a rare and rusty '33 Ford Coupe.
The guys discover the ultimate coin-op man cave hidden on a farm in upstate New York, and Frank hatches a plan to help lonely collectors find love.
Mike and Frank pick a family that spent 40 years building their very own castle by hand, and a circus collector with a wax museum in his living room.
A retired auctioneer and his daughter have bargaining in their blood; Mike has eyes on a long-sought 1930s Cord convertible.
A lead on an ultra-rare VW beetle ends up beeing a true barn find, but it'll take a heavy metal move to bring it home.
The 12 biggest items that Mike and Frank ever picked.
Mike and Frank take a look at their best picks from the 1960s, including a meeting with Captain Kirk and a seat in the original Batmobile.
The guys take a trip down memory lane on this episode to feature the grooviest picks from the disco decade.
Mike and Frank look back on their hardest excavations ever, including relics buried underground and awesome finds trapped under mountains of junk.
Mike and Daniel drive the Auburn car they picked up a year ago across country to Valley Springs, South Dakota to fullfil the promise Mike make to the man he bought it from. They follow Route 66 for part of the way there. Frank and Rob pick New Jersey.
The guys go see a woman overwhelmed by an incredible inheritance, she opens the doors to a secret vault; they meet their match in an 80-year-old rebel who speeds a mini bike around his massive property.
Mike makes a mistake in Indiana; while the guys receive a warm reception from a carnie collector in Ohio, the pick brings an unexpected sting.
The guys see a older gentleman with a puzzling nickname who has not thrown anything away since the 1950's. They get news about the split rear window Volkswagen they bought previously.
A favor for a friend becomes a surprising win-win situation; the guys behind a locked door that hasn't been opened in decades.
The guys come across the mother lode of Americana in Maryland; a former garbage man's trash is a real treasure.
Frank celebrates his birthday; the guys fulfill a woman's dream by making a deal to honor her deceased husband.
The guys pick the collection of a reclusive and mysterious businessman named "the Colonel," who has gone to great lengths to keep his identity a secret.
The guys go hog wild at a sprawling ranch in Texas, where Mike flips for a VW bus that's been transformed into a hunting lodge on wheels. Plus, Frank finds a storied heirloom that reignites a high school obsession.
The guys visit a hardcore collector in California who's under pressure from his County to downsize. Plus, a roadside hunch leads to a bonanza of rare vintage cars.
The guys meet a man who had pieces on display in the Smithsonian, but find that what he's held on to is even more mind-blowing. And a father/daughter power struggle is a roadblock to picking a century farm.
A visit to a Kentucky property with a racetrack revives a rivalry between Mike and Frank; a stop in North Carolina looks like a bust until the guys unearth a one-of-a-kind TV relic.
Mike Wolfe(Mike Wolfe)
Frank Fritz(Frank Fritz)
Danielle Colby-Cushman(Danielle Colby-Cushman)
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