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'American Pickers' returning to Iowa

TV show looking for tips on where to find large collections

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The History Channel show “American Pickers” is set to return its recording to Iowa in August and the stars, Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz, are asking for leads on Iowa antique collections.

The show, which first aired in 2010, is based on two history-loving men who search through private junk and antique collections and buy items that catch their eye. The first two episodes of the show were filmed in Iowa and the Pickers have returned on several occasions since the show began airing in January 2010.

Their shop, the home base for the items they collect and refurbish, is located in LeClaire. The crew also has a shop in Nashville.

The producers ask that anyone who has a large private collection of antiques, or knows someone who does, contact americanpickers@cineflix.com or call 855-653-7878. The tip should include a name, phone number

The show’s newest episodes kick off at 8 p.m. Wednesday on the History Channel.

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