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...
Readers react to HISTORY's American Pickers, claiming the show really depicts the hard work and risk of running a business as an antiques dealer. PLUS: One dealer comments on the topic of progressive pricing and whether or not it would work for sellers of high-end antiques, especially jewelry.
I want to comment on the History Channel show, “American Pickers.” This is one of the most unique, educational, and informative TV shows I have ever watched. I love it ... I just love it!!!
American Pickers, a reality television show featuring antique and collectible treasure hunters Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz, debuted on the History Channel on Jan. 18, 2010, with 3.2 million viewers and was the highest rated new cable series for viewers aged 25 to 54.
Thank you for printing Joel Shadden’s letter in the August 4 edition of Antique Trader. While there is no secret in the fact that there is very little reality in “Reality-TV,” the History Channel has written and staged a program which emphasizes and even romanticizes a certain “sleaze factor”
I am writing in response to the letter from Joel Shadden (Aug. 4 issue). I hope no one rushes out and steals the iron grave markers. I am especially interested in those Veteran temporary iron markers for Vets from the Civil War to Korea. But I would like to offer a different...
I always enjoy reading the Antique Trader, having been in the antique business for more than 35 years. I’m not an active dealer now, but I still look and buy things of a special nature.