MILFORD — The hit television show “American Pickers” is coming to Connecticut in June to film — and it’s “generating excitement,” Chamber of Commerce official Nell Moll said, noting there is hope among residents they’ll film in the Milford/Orange area.
“I’m sure there are a lots of barns out there, tractor, old cars, bikes,’’ Moll said. “They (the pickers) love being on fields, farms, old buildings.”
Moll said that as word spreads, including on the chamber’s Facebook page, a lot of interest is being shown.
Program officials say they don’t know where they’ll end up — that all depends on who can attract the attention of hosts Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz by contacting the show ahead of time about what collections they have for review.
The documentary series is focused on the pair as they hunt for “America’s most valuable antiques,” a press release from the show states.
“They are always excited to find sizeable, unique collections and learn the interesting stories behind them,” a press release about the show states. “As they hit the back roads from coast to coast, Mike and Frank are on a mission to recycle and rescue forgotten relics.”
If anyone out there in any part of Connecticut has a large, private collection or accumulation of antiques that the Pickers can spend the better part of the day looking through, they should send their name, phone number, location and description of the collection with photos to: [email protected] or call 855-OLD-RUST.
The press release states they are excited to return to Connecticut in June to film episodes of the series. They do not yet have dates set.
In they travels on back roads, the Pickers want to meet characters with remarkable and exceptional items, the press release states.
The pair aims to give historically significant objects a new lease on life, while learning about America’s past.
“Mike and Frank have seen a lot of rusty gold over the years and are always looking to discover something they’ve never seen before,” the press release states.