By Libby Callaway

A real event tale and the go-to consultant for "picking" American treasures from anyone's yard, instantly from the celebs of History's American Pickers

In those pages, specialist treasure hunters Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz chronicle their highway journeys around the American nation-state looking for "rusty gold" to shop for and promote one of the picking out world's distinctive characters. no matter if you're a fan of the exhibit or simply like discovering hidden riches, you are going to love seeing what Wolfe and Fritz dig up and revel in assembly the committed creditors, severe stockpilers, and elite buyers who they come across alongside the way.

Wolfe and Fritz don't deal in positive antiques. Their secondhand treasures are of the down-and-dirty and occasionally even strange sort, from previous bicycles and classic instruments, to sun-bleached vehicles and home made furnishings, retired carnival video games and strange taxidermy. Assisted by way of Danielle Colby, who is helping out at old Archaeology, Wolfe and Fritz purchase at the affordable after which promote to purchasers, artwork administrators, inside designers, or a person searching for somewhat of genuine Americana. the 3 now percentage their secrets and techniques to discovering hidden gem stones, delivering invaluable tricks that might express what normal american citizens can do to discover the treasures that look ahead to them.

From American Pickers advisor to Picking:

Junk is Beautiful

When we knock on a door, ninety percentage of the time the issues we discover are junk. yet we do not care in regards to the odds; a picker by no means turns down a chance, regardless of the place it really is. we have now picked pickup vehicles. we have now picked flat beds. we have now picked dumpsters. We even picked a Mercury Sable. we are trying to find the bizarre, the very unlikely, the funky, different, the bizarre-things we've by no means noticeable ahead of. And we will pass wherever we need to visit locate it.

No place is off-limits to a hard-core picker. and there is lots of issues to be came across at vintage shops, thrift and consignment outlets, flea markets, property revenues, and change meets, and many the information during this ebook follow to discovering treasures at those joints. yet that is not particularly the type of identifying we do anymore. we glance outdoors the field to discover our junk-a note we use just like a time period of endearment: to us: junk is gorgeous.

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