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‘American Pickers’ producers seeking hidden treasure

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Wilson could be in store for a visit from the hosts of The History Channel’s “American Pickers.”

Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz of the popular antique-hunting series are scouting for locations to film “American Pickers” episodes in North Carolina, Cineflix Productions announced in a Tuesday news release.

Wolfe and Fritz hunt for America’s most valuable antiques in the weekly show, which airs at 9 p.m. each Wednesday.

The Wilson Visitors Center lists 25 area antique shops on its website and dubs Wilson the “City of Antiques.”

“American Pickers” producers are seeking leads for “rusty gold” throughout the Tar Heel State. There are no guarantees they will film in Wilson or in any North Carolina region, but producers have put out the call for sites they can scour.

“If you or someone you know has a large, private collection or accumulation of antiques that the Pickers can spend the better part of the day looking through, send us your name, phone number, location and description of the collection with photos,” Cineflix states in its release.

Send an email or leave a voicemail message with your name, town and state, phone number, information on where the collection is located and a description of the items included.

Submissions can be emailed to americanpickers@cineflix.com and tipsters can call 855-OLD-RUST.

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