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It’s antiques dealers vs auctioneers on HISTORY’s “Real Deal”

HISTORY is airing a new, 10-part series called "Real Deal," which zeroes in on the dramatic interaction between buyers and sellers. Taped at Don Presley Auctions' gallery in Orange, Calif., Real Deal captures the tension that fuels the art of the deal. Antique dealers must summon their expansive knowledge of antiques – and human...

American Pickers’ Mike Wolfe: Why I’m geeked about vintage bicycles

In this month’s Bicycling, Mike Wolfe, star of HISTORY’s American Pickers explains why vintage bicycles “turn his crank” (sorry) and how a business setback put him, literally, on the road to one of cable’s most-watched program. The incident that led him to collecting: “When one of my stores [bike shops] burned down, I couldn’t...

Caroline Ashleigh Blog: Cash ‘n’ Cari ‘repurposing’ HGTV

In early 2010, TV talent scouts were looking for a female estate liquidator for a reality television show. One of those executives happened to land on Cari Cucksey’s website, called her, and the rest, shall we say, is Her-story… Soon to follow, producers came to Michigan and filmed 12 hours of Cari and her...