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The popular History Channel production is looking to feature
interesting local characters with interesting items to pick!

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (September 18, 2013) - The popular History Channel series "American Pickers" is coming to film in Virginia this November and they are looking for interesting local characters with interesting items, to be featured on the show.

The high profile show follows two of the most skilled pickers in the business, Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz, as they travel all over the country looking for the most unique and valuable antique finds - treasures that have been long forgotten in junkyards and barns across the country.  Mike and Frank bring the past back to life and recycle America as they go.

The list of items wanted by "American Pickers" is quite wide and it can be found here:

In addition, Mike and Frank are currently looking for movie and music memorabilia, sports memorabilia, western items, and basically any other oddball, one-of-a-kind, or interesting historical item you can think of.  The show does not go to shops, antiques malls, or flea markets, and is not currently looking for any fine furniture, agricultural or farming items/equipment, depression glass, or pottery. 

If you or someone you know is be a good candidate to be "picked", please contact "American Pickers' " production team at or you may leave a voice message at 646.493.2184.

In addition to serving as the global resource for marketing the tourism assets of Charlottesville and Albemarle County, Virginia, through, the CACVB assists tour operators, meeting planners, reunions and other groups in planning visits to the destination.  CACVB's mission is "to enhance the economic prosperity of City and County by promoting, selling and marketing the City of Charlottesville and County of Albemarle, as a destination, in pursuit of the meetings and tourism markets."  CACVB operates the Downtown Visitor Center (610 E Main St) which is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and a satellite Visitor Center in the Albemarle County Office Building (401 McIntire Rd) which is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., as well as a touch-screen kiosk at Monticello's Thomas Jefferson Visitor Center.


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