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'American Pickers' to Pick Through Illinois
Tinley Park Patch ^ | Aug 7, 2012 | Jillian Duchnowski

Posted on 08/07/2012 12:32:50 PM PDT by KeyLargo

'American Pickers' to Pick Through Illinois

The "modern archeologists" who star in the History Channel show plan to be in Illinois in September, according to a show producer.

By Jillian Duchnowski Email the author

You know Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz—the duo on the History Channel's American Pickers? The guys who find great joy and a little adventure in treasure-hunting through rural barns and out-of-the-way shops?

They are coming to Illinois in mid-September, and producers are looking for good picking grounds. Perhaps Tinley Park is the place.

They want colorful characters who value collections and the stories behind them. Specifically, they are looking for old movie posters, unusual transistor or tabletop radios, pinball and slot machines, antique casino or gaming machines, bicycles from the 1940s or earlier, old rodeo items and early Halloween items, among other things, according to producers.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; History; Hobbies; TV/Movies; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: americanpickers; illinois; show; tv
Heads up ILLINOIS Freepers.


1 posted on 08/07/2012 12:33:01 PM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

too bad the show is rigged.


2 posted on 08/07/2012 12:38:09 PM PDT by Perdogg (Let's leave reading things in the Constitution that aren't there to liberals and Dems)
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To: KeyLargo
'American Pickers' to Pick Through Illinois

Probably "pick" a lot of dead bodies of currupt politicians.

3 posted on 08/07/2012 12:38:16 PM PDT by GoldenPup (Comrade "O" has got to GO!!)
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To: KeyLargo

good show but Pawn Stars is better


4 posted on 08/07/2012 12:38:41 PM PDT by fish hawk (Religion: Man's attempt to gain salvation or the approbation of God by his own works)
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To: KeyLargo

Kinda like that show except when they call an engine a motor. You’d think they would know better.


5 posted on 08/07/2012 12:44:14 PM PDT by Current Occupant (If you're not pi$$ed, you ain't paying attention!)
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To: fish hawk

My two favorite shows: Pawn Stars and American Pickers.


6 posted on 08/07/2012 12:45:09 PM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else)
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To: Perdogg

“too bad the show is rigged.”

All those shows are rigged, but I still enjoy seeing the stuff they come up with.

I saw a humorous example of just how rigged the shows are on Pawn Stars last night. A guy identified as Ron came in to sell an old beat up Coke machine that he “just couldn’t do anything with”. After a brief bit of haggling, Rick bought it. Then took the machine to Rick Dale.

Now that there is American Restoration, we now know who Ron actually is. Ron Dale, Rick’s brother.

Busted.


7 posted on 08/07/2012 12:46:01 PM PDT by brownsfan (Voting for Obama again is like backing the Titanic up and hitting the iceburg again!)
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To: fish hawk

Hardcore Pawn is even better.


8 posted on 08/07/2012 12:46:01 PM PDT by Current Occupant (If you're not pi$$ed, you ain't paying attention!)
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To: Perdogg
too bad the show is rigged.

Every show is rigged. They all have scripts. But at least these shows offer some history and mostly deliver a conservative message.
9 posted on 08/07/2012 12:49:57 PM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else)
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To: brownsfan
“too bad the show is rigged.”

All those shows are rigged, but I still enjoy seeing the stuff they come up with.

NO?!? You mean that I can't really find a priceless antique in every abandoned storage locker...

Storage wars is my favorite, for those that have never watched it, these people bid on abandoned storage lockers and every locker, even in the middle of the Ghetto, seems to contain at least one valuable antique item that they have to get appraised...as if people who can't even afford to pay their storage bill typically keep $10,000 antiques in storage....

10 posted on 08/07/2012 12:54:45 PM PDT by apillar
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To: KeyLargo

I wonder how they will work Obama into the show.


11 posted on 08/07/2012 12:55:50 PM PDT by airborne (MY HEROES DON'T WEAR CAPES. MY HEROES WEAR DOG TAGS ! ! !)
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To: Current Occupant

“Kinda like that show except when they call an engine a motor. “

Yeah! But they do like old Harley “Enginecycles!” My preferred term is “Mill.”


12 posted on 08/07/2012 12:59:08 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: airborne

Maybe they’ll try to find “O’s” birth certificate.


13 posted on 08/07/2012 12:59:44 PM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: KeyLargo

Maybe they will come across Burlap Insane Obama’ birth certificate.


14 posted on 08/07/2012 1:01:55 PM PDT by exnavy (The time is upon us, fish or cut bait, may God guide your heart.)
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To: apillar

Yeah, Storage Wars is also a favorite. I thought of the same thing. Why would someone not pay a $100 per month rent and then leave $3,000 worth of good behind.

Of course a lot of it could be stolen.


15 posted on 08/07/2012 1:03:47 PM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else)
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To: Current Occupant
Kinda like that show except when they call an engine a motor.

Harlan Fengler, Chief Steward of the Indianapolis 500 in the 1960s, was arguing with a race driver (I forget who it was) about the use of the term motor for engine.

The driver told Fengler "Then why don't they call it the Indianapolis Engine Speedway?

16 posted on 08/07/2012 1:07:10 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: nascarnation

Good point.


17 posted on 08/07/2012 1:10:43 PM PDT by Current Occupant (If you're not pi$$ed, you ain't paying attention!)
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To: brownsfan

I’m confused. So the Ron that came into the Pawn shop is the brother of Rick Dale who runs American Restorations and the Rick at the Pawn Shop, who bought the Coke machine took it to his friend Rick at American Restoration is that right?


18 posted on 08/07/2012 1:14:11 PM PDT by mojo114 (Pray for our military)
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To: Current Occupant
From an online dictionary; "mo·tor   [moh-ter] Show IPA noun 1. a comparatively small and powerful engine, especially an internal-combustion engine in an automobile, motorboat, or the like.
19 posted on 08/07/2012 1:21:43 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: nhwingut
For some reason, I have been watching "Call of the Wildman" lately.

We met Chumlee last summer while visiting "Gold and Silver Pawn Shop" in LV. Antwuan introduced him in the store....'ladies and gentleman...the next president of the United States....CHUMLEE!!!'

20 posted on 08/07/2012 1:25:26 PM PDT by lormand (A Government who robs Peter to pay Paul, will always have the support of Paul)
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To: mojo114

“I’m confused. So the Ron that came into the Pawn shop is the brother of Rick Dale who runs American Restorations and the Rick at the Pawn Shop, who bought the Coke machine took it to his friend Rick at American Restoration is that right?”

Ron Dale, the brother of Rick Dale, came to the pawn shop and sold Rick Harrison a beat up old Coke machine that Ron Dale said he couldn’t do anything with.

And yes, the Coke machine was then restored at American Restoration, owned by Rick Dale.

You aren’t confused, you had it. Sorry if I wasn’t clear.

Obviously, the producers of Pawn Stars contacted Rick to have him “sell” an item to the pawn shop. Must have been a slow week. This was an older episode of Pawn Stars, before the show American Restoration was launched. They probably used Ron Dale as the seller, figuring no one would ever know who he is.


21 posted on 08/07/2012 1:26:39 PM PDT by brownsfan (Voting for Obama again is like backing the Titanic up and hitting the iceburg again!)
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To: mojo114

Yep...when I saw that episode...I knew just how fake it was. It’s like they didn’t even try to hide it.


22 posted on 08/07/2012 1:27:19 PM PDT by lormand (A Government who robs Peter to pay Paul, will always have the support of Paul)
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To: SMARTY; exnavy; KeyLargo
Maybe they’ll try to find “O’s” birth certificate.

I thought they would have to go to Hawaii for that.

23 posted on 08/07/2012 1:29:43 PM PDT by Hope for the Republic (The 1st amendment is guaranteed by the 2nd amendment.)
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To: brownsfan
Those shows cross promote each other heavily.

Perhaps my all time favorite is Gold Rush

24 posted on 08/07/2012 1:30:40 PM PDT by lormand (A Government who robs Peter to pay Paul, will always have the support of Paul)
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To: Hope for the Republic
Probably go to Kenya or Indonesia.
25 posted on 08/07/2012 1:43:17 PM PDT by exnavy (The time is upon us, fish or cut bait, may God guide your heart.)
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To: KeyLargo

These two started off OK, but for me they very quickly went stale with their repetitive crap.


26 posted on 08/07/2012 2:33:18 PM PDT by Sea Parrot (Once I was young, now I am old and the in between went way too fast)
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To: KeyLargo

The thing that really ticks me off about those shows is when they add up the so-called profits. Anyone who’s been in that business knows that asking price and selling price are not the same thing. They never take into consideration the overhead of the shop where the stuff supposedly goes, or the length of time it sits gathering dust before they drop the price enough to get a sale.


27 posted on 08/07/2012 2:46:31 PM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: Current Occupant
Hardcore Pawn is even better.

Hardcore Pawn is basically the Jerry Springer Show set in a Pawn Shop.

29 posted on 08/07/2012 3:08:16 PM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: nascarnation
Well, they used to be 'motors.' But then they improved them and they became 'engines.'

≤}B^)

Apropos of very little, I am not fond of calling a railroad locomotive an 'engine.'

First, because on a steam locomotive the 'engines' are actually the steam cylinders and valves, not the whole locomotive. Some steam locos have three or four engines.

Second, because on a diesel locomotive, you want to be able to call the diesel prime mover an 'engine,' which is once again not the whole locomotive. (Some people call the diesel prime movers 'motors' and that's OK too.)

30 posted on 08/07/2012 3:18:36 PM PDT by Erasmus (Zwischen des Teufels und des tiefen, blauen Meers)
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To: KeyLargo; nhwingut; PJ-Comix

I don’t always watch TV, but when I do, I prefer American Pickers and Cake Boss. I’ve seen some of Pawn Stars; it’s OK, but I like the people more on American Pickers and Cake Boss.


31 posted on 08/07/2012 3:55:57 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson
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To: Fresh Wind

They had a 1$ coin for this much in England. I looked it up. It retails for 1/3 all day long.


32 posted on 08/07/2012 4:08:22 PM PDT by Domangart
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To: Charles Henrickson

You’ll lose your faith in people if you watch Hardcore Pawn. Reminds me a bit of the Seminole Hollywood Casino clientele.


33 posted on 08/07/2012 5:24:01 PM PDT by PJ-Comix (Beware the Rip in the Space/Time Continuum)
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To: Current Occupant

“Hardcore Pawn is even better.”

Hardcore Pawn is faked just like the rest of the so-called reality shows.

I enjoy them for the entertainment and nothing more.

http://www.televisionwithoutpity.com/telefile/2011/01/cable-showdown-pawn-stars-vs-h.php


34 posted on 08/08/2012 6:11:47 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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