American Pickers on the History Channel is the one of America's favorite new shows, the weekly show chronicles two antique and collectible pickers, Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz, on their quest to rescue the treasures lost in old barns and junkyards, as well as give a glimpse of the real American Treasures, the collectors who have this stuff.
Shown on the History Channel
About American Pickers
Shown on PBS
My Personal Visit to Antiques Roadshow
Shown on Spike TV
A Chat with the Auction Hunters
No I'm not always right, far from it. I had no idea what a live elephant would be valued at, but in most of the categories I felt like there was a fighting chance to guess and answer correctly.
All in all, it's fun lighthearted show to watch on network TV.
Pawn StarsPawn Stars, another History Channel product, is in their third season of production. The show takes viewers inside a family-run pawn shop in Las Vegas, with lots of interesting family dynamics and story line going along with the pawning of interesting treasures. I obviously live a sheltered life, as I would never even think of taking some of these things (if I owned them) to a Pawn Shop. But watching is certainly has been an education for our family.
Shown on the HISTORY Channel
We find out who is selling, the history of the item, why they are selling, we get to watch the actual auction and then sometimes even get to meet the buyers.
What the Sell?It's the newest kid on the block, a series that follows a three-generation family of master appraisers. The show takes viewers into their hectic days managing their extremely large antique store just outside of Chicago, Illinois.
Shown on TLC
What the Sell!