Monday, October 03, 2011
American Pickers: Guide to Picking by Libby Callaway with Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, and Danielle Colby
"Pickers are kind of a cross between Indiana Jones and Sanford & Son. Basically, we're professional treasure hunters, but instead of precious artifacts, we're on the lookout for good old all-American junk - aka rusty gold."
Based out of Le Claire, Iowa, Wolfe and Fritz: "Pickers travel - a lot. You don't uncover the one-of-a-kind things we're in the market for by staying in one place for very long. We're always burning up the back roads, taking the routes less traveled, keeping our eyes open for properties that look like they might be holding hidden jewels."
If you want to take a try at being a picker, Read American Pickers under 745.1075 CALLA in the new book section. American Pickers also has a television series on the History Channel.