List of American Pickers episodes

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This is a list of television episodes of the American series American Pickers. New episodes premier Mondays at 9PM ET on History.[1]

Contents

Series overview

SeasonEpisodesSeason PremiereSeason Finale
112January 18, 2010April 5, 2010
226June 1, 2010April 11, 2011
312June 1, 2011September 26, 2011
4November 28, 2011

Episodes

Season 1

Ep #TotalTitleAirdate
11"Big Bear"January 18, 2010 (2010-01-18)
Mike and Frank try to acquire a vintage carnival ride from a reluctant seller named Bear; 12-foot advertising sign of the iconic Philip Morris bellhop; World War II Japanese samurai sword (which they get appraised at the Rock Island Auction Company); old saddle; in Northeast Iowa: signs (U.S. Royal, Skelly Oil Company), bicycle seat, Defiance lantern, rare Harley-Davidson bicycle crank, bicycle, and a Vespa scooter frame. 
22"Super Scooter"January 25, 2010 (2010-01-25)
In Northeast Iowa, Mike meets the "Goat Man", whose collection of buses is buried under weeds but he finds a motorcycle windshield full of advertisements decals and camping permits from all over the United States, kitchen containers, and an Indian motorcycle sidecar frame. In Illinois, Mike and Frank use a motorcycle sidecar part found earlier to help close the deal on a rare Vespa Ape scooter and pick up a fan, porcelain vacancy neon sign, and J. C. Higgins bicycle. Paul, a collector with lots of Crosley cars, a 1948 Playboy car, a double-wheel steering bicycle, a Crosley Xervac hair-growing machine, and a Goggomobil, finally lets go of two Coca-Cola signs, brackets and hinges, water drinking fountain reservoir, crock pot, jugs, portholes, and a spotlight. A collector with 32 tractors and farming memorabilia yields a two Yamaha trials bikes, Kawasaki motorcycle fuel tank, motorcycle seat, Briggs-Stratton motor, and toy trucks made by Wyandotte and Buddy L. Flo, a lady with an extensive hubcap collection, Nash-Metropolitan car parts with a surgical light, oil cans, Chicago Metal Craft "Headers" car club novelty license plate, memorial jug, 
33"White Castle on the Farm"February 1, 2010 (2010-02-01)
Mike and Frank spot a White Castle burger joint on an Ohio farmer's front lawn and discover his extraordinary collection of vintage buildings and vehicles. A promising Iowa home reportedly packed with antiques yields everything but. And, the guys hit pay dirt when they visit a sprawling 880,000-square-foot former factory home. 
44"Invisible Pump"February 8, 2010 (2010-02-08)
Circa 1920s "visible" gas pump designed to allow drivers to see the grade of fuel being pumped into their cars. Mike and Frank visit an opera house built in 1879 that has become home to vintage movie posters. At another place they get a Japanese license plate, General Electric brass-blade table fan, and a cabinet. 
55"Back Breaker"February 15, 2010 (2010-02-15)
Mike has injured his back but can't afford to take time off to recuperate; the guys make a big mistake while exploring a 92-year-old Iowa farmer's collection; the guys counsel a prolific collector from Ohio who is reluctant to part with a 1948 Rock-Ola jukebox
66"Mole Man"March 1, 2010 (2010-03-01)
Mike and Frank bet on who's the best picker while on the road in Pennsylvania, with the loser having to clean their smelly and filthy van; the guys meet "Mole Man" Ron, a picker with a mostly hand-built, 26-room underground lair
77"Frank's Gamble"March 8, 2010 (2010-03-08)
After the guys discover a basement full of vintage cars, Frank makes a big offer for a 1939 Plymouth; the guys find a mother lode of rare bikes and motorbikes in New Hampshire
88"5 Acres of Junk"March 15, 2010 (2010-03-15)
Leaving Iowa in the dead of winter, Mike and Frank head south to New Orleans. There they stumble upon a quirky antique dealer name "Dingo Al" with a sprawling collection. But after digging through his treasure-filled outbuilding, they begin to wonder if he's ready to make a deal, finally getting a European electric toaster, glass mailbox, Dazey Churn butter churn, Motor magazines (January 1930, November 1935), "Lincoln drape" kerosene lamp, Western Union "Uniformed Messengers" bicycle stand, Penn's Chewing Tobacco tin box, Victorian-style beaded purse, antique ornate Victorian jewelry box-style metal clock, and noisemaker. The guys meet a unique relic hunter whose collection includes dinosaur fossils, and then visit his quirky neighbor—a compulsive collector who's rarely in the mood to sell. But when Mike spots a pair of rare visible gas pumps, the Picking game is on. With over 2,000 motorbikes and piles of twisted metal, Vic's automotive graveyard is a picker's paradise. And, Danielle finds a local buyer who might make the day a total success. 
99"Bigfoot in Alabama"March 29, 2010 (2010-03-29)
While picking their way through the South, the guys meet up with John, a Mississippi motorcycle collector who has plenty of cool stuff, but his prices are through the roof. Then Mike spots a rare 1969 Kawasaki muscle bike, but can he wrestle it out of the mud? While in Alabama, Mike and Frank visit a prolific car hobbyist whose yard looks like a vintage parking lot. After driving down Poorhouse Road, they scour the bizarre collection at the Alabama Museum of Wonder where everything—including a gigantic head from a Piggly Wiggly mascot—is for sale. And finally, the guys catch a lucky break at a Birmingham vintage scooter shop. 
1010"Know When to Fold"March 29, 2010 (2010-03-29)
The guys are running low on cash and desperate for a good pick in the South; a nostalgic owner is reluctant to part with his treasures but lets go a bunch of pottery; collection of rare automobiles where Mike picks up a Whiz Auto Parts sign; famous cartoonist Harold Gray's sketchbook; pottery collection found in Atlanta
1111"Fill'er Up"April 5, 2010 (2010-04-05)
A collector in Georgia has a shed packed with curios and movie memorabilia from his family's drive-in theater; vehicle collection in Florida; property with tractors, signs (Hood Rubber Company, Citizens Oil Company), and an outbuilding full of treasures (propeller). 
1212"Leland's Cafe"April 5, 2010 (2010-04-05)
Mike finds two rare bicycles (one is a turn-of-the-century wood rim bicycle and the other, an even rarer 1880s high-wheeler) after Danielle gets a sketchy lead about a collection owned by a reluctant seller; Mike and Frank come bearing a gift when they pay another visit to Leland. 

Season 2

Ep #TotalTitleAirdate
113"Art of the Deal"June 1, 2010 (2010-06-01)
Mike and Frank comb through a collector's buildings in North Carolina and find a 1950 Studebaker that Mike falls in love with. Mike then becomes obsessed with a 1934 pre-Airstream trailer and the negotiation becomes a classic in its own right. Hoping to sell a choice vintage sign, the guys pay a visit to friend and NASCAR champion Ryan Newman
214"Buddy's Booby Trap"June 14, 2010 (2010-06-14)
Mike and Frank find something they've never seen before while visiting a local legend named Buddy in North Carolina, what the think is a booby trap but turns out to be a device for testing car brakes. They also get a 1979 Ford Pinto award, Andre the Giant action figure, 1970s Donald Duck pull-string toy, movable staircase, Frank finds a gold mine of signs on a farm. 
315"Gordon's Gold Mine"June 21, 2010 (2010-06-21)
Mike and Frank find the holy grail of picking in Gordon's cement factory; the guys scour the inventory of a father-and-son picking duo; the guys meet Mary who has inherited a 300-acre property. 
416"Smooth Operators"June 28, 2010 (2010-06-28)
As the guys finish their trip through the South, Danielle finds them the mother lode of rare motorbike parts; an incredible discovery guaranteed to impress their friend and NASCAR champion Ryan Newman; an 11-acre property littered with racecars and outbuildings; back in Iowa, Mike and Frank have a field day scouring a collection of one of their decorator clients where they finds signs (OshKosh B'Gosh, Goat brand milk, Sealtek, Golden Sun Seeds, Renk Dealer, John Deere, and many more) and a phone booth
517"Getting the Boot"July 5, 2010 (2010-07-05)
In Kansas, the guys pick through a promising farmyard, but are frustrated when they find nothing to buy; a demolition expert ponders selling a rare grave marker and a giant boot; Junior's oilcan collection comes at a high price. 
618"Easy Riders"July 26, 2010 (2010-07-26)
Mike and Frank head towards an inherited old farm in Missouri with plenty of promise that delivers with a Schwinn Sting-Ray bicycle but the guys buy a block and tackle, coffee tin can, salt-glazed ceramic pot, scale model Volkswagen Beetle with a bar inside, John Bull train motion lamp, and several signs: 1960s Kawasaki dealership, Town Crier flour, rocking chair, and a Western Union self-winding clock. Danielle calls with news about an ultimate prize: a 1937 Harley Knucklehead at a Kansas man's collection of antiques in a 1920s Ford dealership that gives up an indented stop sign, Jeep dealership sign; in the El Dorado theatre the guys get a hula lamp, Victrola jigsaw puzzle, large Cholula Hot Sauce bottle, and a custom Kawasaki chopper. The guys get the Knucklehead appraised who, it turns out, had restored it in the 1980s. Freestyle picking at a "picking heaven" farm yields a Hopalong Cassidy lunch box full of valentines and saddles vbut the guys get a wooden medicine chest, railroad baggage cart, and a Knoll strap chair that Mike and the owner battle over with a Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots game. 
719"Psychic Pickings"August 2, 2010 (2010-08-02)
The guys stop in at Sam and Stan's steel yard where they go on a high-speed golf cart tour of a massive hangar and outbuildings; the team goes freestyling and comes across an old farm; the guys come across Greg, who claims he's a psychic picker. 
820"One Pony Town"August 9, 2010 (2010-08-09)
Lifelong picker and yard sale aficionado Lester is known by his neighbors as the spooky collector because of his taxidermy collection (where the guys get a beaver fur backpack, stuffed miniature horse, Gendron pedal car, fishing creel, wall clock, metal doll dresser, a large hotel arrow sign that was allegedly on Route 66, a Buddy L toy truck, ship lights, Texaco Motor Oil sign, "Funeral No Parking" sign); the guys visit a hard-core Illinois collector who says he wants to downsize but isn't ready to sell; the guys pay a return visit to their picking mamma, Judy (from "White Castle", season 1 episode 3) and pick up a moving cart, table saw, locker, red leather chair, and steam trunk
921"Hobo Jack"August 16, 2010 (2010-08-16)
Danielle tells the guys they need to step up their game; Mike and Frank uncover lots of great stuff in retired chimney sweeper Tony's sprawling Illinois collection like a Marx Dick Tracy wind-up toy squad car, Elk antlers, Keystone movie projector; Ken has room after room of unusual items where the guys get a ceramic jug and urn, early 19th century erotic photograph, low leather lounge chairs, Schwinn Excelsior bicycle; Danielle calls with a lead about Hobo Jack where the guys get a 1921 V-twin Indian motorcycle engine and transmission, an Excelsior motorcycle chassis and a cycle car motor that turned out to be a Curtiss V-twin beltdrive motorcycle engine. 
1022"Laurel and Hardy"September 6, 2010 (2010-09-06)
In Kentucky, the guys visit a serious collector who is in the mood to sell a 1919 National Guard training machine gun, ozone generator, KISS pinball machine, motor oil glass bottles, a cigarette machine that proves too difficult to remove from a school bus; large Sinclair Oil sign, 1947 Mills slot machine, and a 1920s Advance Machine Company electric shock strength tester. At the geodesic dome home of biker couple, a speed pick yields a Bausch & Lomb spotting telescope, New Era rope twister, a vintage steam-powered popcorn machine. The guys visit two retirees who live in a former honky-tonk spot that uncovers a wooden juggling club, Günthermann Charlie Chaplin wind-up toy figure, lighter, Slush Puppie poster, Philco Predicta television, Honey-Krust bread door pushes, and large Laurel and Hardy masks. Frank and Mike interview Danielle about her raise
1123"Frank Flips"September 13, 2010 (2010-09-13)
The guys pick the storage locker of a fellow picker named 2D; Mike and Frank visit a woman who hopes to clear out some of her late father's collection; at a Wisconsin farm the guys get caught up in the weird world of Hippie Tom. 
1224"Mike's Breakdown"October 4, 2010 (2010-10-04)
Mike dives into an amazing Grand Haven, Michigan collection but Frank seems to have lost his picking mojo yet, after being let down by an already sold 1965 Honda Scrambler motorcycle, and other items, get an Brillié electric wall clock, lantern, puzzles and board games (Milton Bradley Game of India), plastic toy robot, Curtis Industries and Ilco key signs, Super Coola soda cans, Cobra toy hovercar, magazines (Dennis the Menace, Mad, etc), and Golding Pearl printing press. The guys visit a Wisconsin property (Symco Union Thresherman's Village) that features a reconstituted vintage town that gives a leaded glass panel, Sunray "D-X" sign, and a liquor store neon sign. Frank senses engine trouble with the van while Mike ignores the signs. Meanwhile, at "The Mall Mart", a former gas station in a small Wisconsin town, the guys find a mancave and pick up some grey alien rubber figure props from the TV show Roswell, a Goodyear sign, Victorinox Swiss Army knife electric moving display, a Williams "Spitfire" pinball machine (which Mike arm wrestles the owner over, but loses), Western Auto sign, and Top Value Stamps sign. Sure enough, the van breaks down and the guys get a tow from Mike's brother. 
1325"Pint-Sized Picker"October 11, 2010 (2010-10-11)
Mike's nephew Rhesa tags along on a hunt back at Danny Bean's place where they see a White Owl Cigar advertising owl-shaped sign, but get Harley-Davidson hats, a front hollow-wheel eclipse bicycle wheel, Harley-Davidson oil can, Remington Chain Saws Cornick Supply Co. sign, tarpon-shaped sign, 1890s cast iron drafting table, bull horns, and a Blazon rocking horse. Later, after a ferry ride across Lake Michigan, the guys visit Tim's 10,000 square-foot place and find an Empire State Building cigarette machine, soap box derby car, but buy a 1952 Vespa scooter, Foodliner porcelain letters, and Brunswick wind-up phonograph model 117. Then, at a 14-bedroom late-1800s home and barn once owned by famous opera singer Marie Rappold, yields an ornate floor lamp, mouse trap, lighthouse wind direction indicator folk art, New York area pennants, Presco Manufacturing contact printer
1426"A Banner Pick"December 6, 2010 (2010-12-06)
A trip to Pennsylvania has the men exploring Historic Bushkill Park in Easton where they find vintage sideshow banners by Fred G. Johnson. Also: a trip to New York City includes a Staten Island storage unit filled with carnival memorabilia. 
1527"Danielle Goes Picking"December 13, 2010 (2010-12-13)
The guys take Danielle out on a pick, and she explores the barn of a collector; and later Mike takes Danielle out picking at a vacant hotel in Pennsylvania while Frank holds down the fort. 
1628"What's in the Box?"December 20, 2010 (2010-12-20)
The men go to New York to see a collection of vintage cars stored in a train station; visit a New Hampshire couple whose collection includes retro arcade games; and attend an auction in Rhode Island, where Frank buys vintage toy trucks. 
1729"Fairlane Fever"December 27, 2010 (2010-12-27)
Mike and Frank challenge Danielle to sell a vintage carnival ride they've been storing for months. Meanwhile, the guys visit a collector with amazing pieces including an old gambling game used to get customers to spend more money. Later, the guys pick the International Clown Hall of Fame, where they find an amazing miniature automated carnival. And finally, after seeing at a Yamaha dirt bike for sale on a front lawn, retired mechanic Norm opens his garage to reveal a smoking-hot, 1967 Ford Fairlane muscle car. 
1830"Too Hot To Handle"January 17, 2011 (2011-01-17)
In upstate New York, the guys stop in at a sprawling treasure-laden farm with fourteen jam-packed trailers, the result of a lifetime of collecting by the late owner. His daughter needs to sell some of his things to help save the farm. Later, an eccentric mother-daughter duo sells their extraordinary 1856 home, an Underground Railroad site, and everything in it. Finally, the guys visit an old cheese factory that's been boarded up for years, and the local fire department must break down the doors to get to the hot items. 
1931"Trading Up"January 24, 2011 (2011-01-24)
Mike and Frank head to Ohio and decide to make the trip a little more interesting by bringing along a cup dispenser from an old train station to trade with their clients hoping to make some cash. They meet Will, the son of an auctioneer who has inherited a house packed with his dad's collection and is coming to terms with letting the stuff go. The guys pick up tons of items, Harley Davidson helmet, 1975 Batman Mobile Bat Lab Volkswagen toy van, an antique M. Hohner accordion on which Frank shows off his musical talents, chalkware figurines of Uncle Sam and a soldier boy, late-1950s Jayne Mansfield water bottle, various wobble toys, and a Philco Predicta TV. Next, they truck to Indiana to meet a small town historian who takes everyone's collectibles for safe keeping. There, they purchase a , St. Louis Cardinals vintage baseball Beech-nut Chewing Tobacco poster featuring Dizzy and Paul Dean, Dog n Suds fake rubber food drive-in window tray, handcranked organette music box, and Frank falls in love with a 1976 pinball machine featuring Happy Days' The Fonz, various smalls, and a saxophone (which Mike tries, and fails, to trade the Predicta TV for). Finally, Mike gets to experience his dream pick at a VW graveyard in Illinois where he gets a VW hood emblem, but Frank is the one who strikes gold when he buys a rare BSA motorcycle, a VW bus vinyl record player, sales tax tokens (which Mike finally trades the Predicta for). 
2032"The Emu Chase"January 31, 2011 (2011-01-31)
Mike and Frank find themselves in a high-risk situation when they are chased by a crazy emu who roams a farm in Kentucky that the boys are picking. Once they've escaped from the bird they manage to rescue a much sought after fireplace facade. Danielle sends the guys to Frank Wolfe, who gives them a golden lead to a guy called Jerry Lotz, where Mike buys a Schwinn auto-cycle bike for a $1,000 and Frank leaves with two rare BB guns. The guys finish up their trip by surprising an old friend of Mike's, Ruby Guidara, a famous Nashville set designer. They purchase an old dentist chair from her that Mike thinks would be perfect in a Lady Gaga video, but when they take the chair to an appraiser they hear some surprising information. 
2133"Keep Out!"February 7, 2011 (2011-02-07)
Driving along the back roads of Tennessee in the early morning fog, Mike and Frank are brushing up on their Southern expressions when they spot an awesome property. Once they muster up the courage to ignore the scary "no trespassing" signs, the homeowner opens up his amazing collection of incredible "mantiques" like a Texaco Fire-Chief gas pump, Dukes of Hazzard trash can and TV tray, Kiekhaefer Mercury outboard motor sign, Exercycle stationary bike, PET Ice Cream sign, and a "US" belt buckle with a bullet lodged in it. Later, with four barns that are packed to the rafters, a Smokey Mountain property looks perfect. But Mike and Frank's perfect day quickly goes downhill when the collector Randy can't bear to part with anything. Can they break the ice or will their picking spirit be broken first? Eventually, after being denied a Morrow bicycle parts cabinet, Batman soap bottles, and some other small items, eventually Randy cracks on a Ford Tractors neon and regular Ford dealership signs. And, thanks to a lead from Danielle, the guys get a warm welcome from Joe, a lifetime picker whose staggering collection spans over 30 buildings that yields an A&J wall clock, a box of small items including a Planet of the Apes thermos bottle (which Mike finds the lunchbox to later) and a 1950s toy car, a lamp with an acrylic-painted lampshade, and a Moto-Scoot scooter
2234"They Boldly Go"February 14, 2011 (2011-02-14)
Mike and Frank are out in Kentucky on a different kind of mission. They're going to someone who needs their expertise to make his home unique. The owner is William Shatner, who gives Mike and Frank a very specific list. While Danielle looks for leads, the picking is red hot at Thurman's Tennessee hills property. The lifetime collector says he's ready to make a deal, but is he really? Next, the guys hunt for the perfect showpiece for Shatner's garden and think they've hit the jackpot with an amazing millstone collector. That is, until they find out his prices outweigh even the heaviest of stones. And, with just one week to deliver the goods to their celebrity client, Mike and Frank call in a favor from a designer friend. Finally, with a van full of treasures, they deliver their booty to Shatner, hoping they haven't let him down. 
2335"The Possum Trot"March 21, 2011 (2011-03-21)
While cruising through South Carolina, looking for leads, the guys call an old picking contact and soon find themselves in Bill’s main street hardware store. The family business has been operating since the 1880s and is filled to the rafters with century-old inventory. In the backwoods of Alabama, the guys are invited to the “Possum Trot” — a down-home country auction where the bidding is intense, and the guys try to auction a few of their items. Later, Ed’s Georgia property features a missile on the lawn, and building after building of awesome stuff. And, for the first time, he says he’s ready to part with a few of his treasures! Mike spies a must-have German leather pilot’s helmet and a rare ship’s compass. And after scoring an entire shelf of brand new vintage model car kits, Frank discovers the real challenge is getting a giant Victrola banner down from the rafters. 
2436"California Dreamin'"March 28, 2011 (2011-03-28)
Cruising along the California coastline, the guys know they're in for something big. Mil Blair founded the iconic motorcycle magazine Easyriders and, for the first time ever, the legend is willing to sell some of his rare collections of motorbikes and memorabilia. Later, the guys visit Bird's temple of surfing. Although he doesn't normally sell, the guys convince him to part with a few choice surfboards. Also, the guys visit Alfie in the Malibu Hills. His eclectic collection includes over a half million albums and a real bombshell. And finally, they get their new surfboards appraised at the California Surf Museum and make a generous donation. 
2537"Frank's Big Shot"April 4, 2011 (2011-04-04)
The guys are dreaming of a California mega score when they stumble upon a salvage yard that's been in a family for generations. The place looks promising...but the owner has never let anyone inside. Can Frank and Mike talk their way in? Later, Mike eyes a rare brass diving helmet that comes with a high price tag. Frank zeros in on a rare car hood ornament that he gets appraised. And finally, a stop at a Mexican restaurant leads to a Wild West-style picking opportunity that ends up on the basketball court with Frank, aka "the Free Throw King." 
2638"NASCAR Challenge"April 11, 2011 (2011-04-11)
Mike and Frank get revved up about an awesome new client: North Carolina's NASCAR Hall of Fame. The curators have asked them to scour the country for relics that help tell the unique history of auto racing. But with their limited budget, they're under even more pressure to deliver. Their first stop is Tiger Tom's auto shop. The veteran racer's collection dates back over half a century and includes must-have items that changed the face of racing. Also in this episode: "Humpy" Wheeler is the former president of the Charlotte Motor Speedway, and although his attic is a gold mine, getting him to part with any of his treasures takes serious charm and a charitable strategy. Later, Billy Biscoe was in the pit crew of a NASCAR champion and has a collection of jaw-dropping artifacts that's as impressive as his stories. And, picking takes a back seat when Mike and Frank climb into a pair of vintage race cars for a drag race showdown. 

Season 3

Ep #TotalTitleAirdate
139"Civil War Pickers"June 1, 2011 (2011-06-01)
While in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, The Gettysburg Museum of History[1] founder Eric asks Mike and Frank to hunt down some hard to find Civil War artifacts on a limited budget of $15,000. Some of the items they found were Confederate paper money and "Dog River" sword, a Union Army uniform coat and a cavalry hardee hat, and a Springfield musket, as well as the top pick, a rare cartridge-loaded Spencer Carbine rifle. Also Danielle sets the guys up with a Civil War reenactment group where they both lead their own troops into battle. 
240"An Indian Reunion"June 6, 2011 (2011-06-06)
In Florida, Mike and Frank visit a hangar-sized barn full of treasures, owned by a couple of junkyard junkies who've been picking since 1948. An awesome circus property turned animal preserve features lions, tigers, and bears among circus paraphernalia and a mysterious locked trunk. And while freestyling, the guys come to a screeching halt after spotting a zebra-striped vintage motorbike in a yard. The collection is an Indian's dream. A major score leads to an unlikely reunion at a vintage motorbike museum. 
341"Airstream Dream"June 13, 2011 (2011-06-13)
On their first-ever trip through Arizona, the guys tap into their spirit animals to track down a lifetime picker whose property is packed with killer stuff. A real-deal cowboy with a serious poker face, Fargo's Wild West ranch is like stepping back in time. And, while picking behind a remote strip mall, a bizarre totem pole catches Mike's eye but it's an original Airstream trailer that renders him speechless. Also among items picked is an old neon sign from a coffee shop which John Wayne frequented. 
442"The Pick, the Pawn, and the Polish"July 11, 2011 (2011-07-11)
Mike and Frank are in Arizona on a picking mission when they receive a call from Rick Harrison of Pawn Stars, requesting that they try to find a 1957 Chevrolet for the Old Man's birthday present. But the trouble is that, if you know what you're looking for, it's hard to find. Rick Dale from American Restoration also guest stars. (This episode began a two-hour crossover event that continued on American Restoration and Pawn Stars.) 
543"Pandoras Box"July 18, 2011 (2011-07-18)
Mike and Frank are cruising around Daytona Beach, and while the sun is shining outside, the van reeks and the hunt is on to find out why. The guys stumble onto a street lined with abandoned businesses and fall head over heels for a girly neon bar sign. Barbara's bayou property is a pickers' paradise. Plus, Randy's suburban home is packed to the rafters with rare collectibles. But when the guys get a load of his prices, it's time to pull out all the stops. 
644"Frank Bears All"July 25, 2011 (2011-07-25)
Mike and Frank are picking their way through Florida when they get a lead on a potential gold mine – a five-acre property that's an automotive graveyard where they get signs, a calendar, and a scale model Atlanta class light cruiser naval trench art. The guys also visit an off-the-grid hangar-sized geodesic dome home of Sidecar Willy, where they discover two gems: a very rare piece of rock 'n' roll history and an unusual 1959 Watsonian Squire motorcycle sidecar, as well as NASA mission patches, The Beatles Yesterday and Today album cover and other Beatles memorabilia. Mike's hunger for seafood lands them a chance pick where they get a police helmet, armband, and belt, brass explosion-proof lights, stained glass windows, Penn Reels fishing reels, slot machines, taxidermy bears, a sci-fi movie prop "hero weapon" used by Vin Diesel in the film The Chronicles of Riddick, a and slot machine
745"Pinball Mania"August 1, 2011 (2011-08-01)
The guys head to the Lone Star State, hoping to uncover a Texas-size honey hole. Once there, Mike and Frank dig through a huge outbuilding filled with dead coin-operated games (in the dark because the electricity was out). While they make an offer on a few rare gems, the owner struggles to let go of his grandpa's merchandise and all the memories that go with them. He steers the boys to a hangar-sized warehouse down the street where the guys discover the mother-lode of pop culture pinball machines. They end up at John's jaw-dropping collection of rare motorcycles, bikes, and even rarer parts. At first the guys go into overdrive, but when they realize nothing is for sale, Mike switches gears and comes up with a plan! 
846"Frank's Pacemaker"August 8, 2011 (2011-08-08)
Thousands of miles from home, the guys are scouring the back roads of Texas desperate to find the big-ticket item that will make the long trip worthwhile. Just like his late father, Aardean is a funeral director who never throws anything away. And with everything from neon crucifixes to an embalming table with an incredible history, the guys are dying to dive in! On a mission to preserve the history of the telephone, Don's jaw-dropping personal museum includes over 200,000 rare items. Featuring room after room of vintage signs, toys, and mantiques, Susan's suburban home is packed to the rafters with Americana. The good news is she's downsizing and everything is for sale, but the bad news is the guys still haven't found that big-ticket item. After touring Cecil's awesome vintage car collection, the guys get access to his "toy box." Making a series of great deals, Mike leaves Frank in the dust. That is, until the "bearded charmer" spots a rare scooter and makes his move. 
947"Urban Cowboys"September 5, 2011 (2011-09-05)
Looking for picks in Texas, the guys see a sign for Gilley's Club, the honky-tonk club made famous in the 1980 film Urban Cowboy. Soon they're face-to-face with country music superstar Mickey Gilley himself who has a warehouse jam-packed with rare Gilley's memorabilia like a poster, neon beer sign, beer cans, mudflaps, mugs,and snakeskin cowboy boots. Later, Paul's sprawling junkyard features a staggering amount of stuff. His grandson Pride takes the guys on an adventure, and when it comes to negotiating, young Pride proves he's tough but the guys get a galvanized metal toy boat folk art, 1924 cast iron Frick Waynesboro, PA icehouse gauges, Dick Tracy doll head, marching band hat, Welton beaver pelt top hat. Gilley steers the guys north to a peanut factory where Jim has preserved all the big-ticket items from Gilley's including a mechanical bull. But when Frank gets a load of the bar's original grand piano played by many a music legend, a potential deal is music to his ears! The guys get a cash register drawer, Coke bottles, "Texas Pacific Gasoline" sign, and the original Gilley's entrance sign. 
1048"Automotive Archaeology"September 12, 2011 (2011-09-12)
The shop is busting at the seams so Mike and Frank task Danielle with getting a bid to expand the building while the guys head to Michigan hoping to strike automotive gold in the heart of the America's car capital. Clearing the contents of derelict storage lockers, Brian's sprawling auction house is a picker's playground where Mike and Frank get junk drunk as they dig deep and get a Hubley cast-iron motorcycle sidecar toy, Pabst blue ribbon ceramic beer bottle display, Bolex video camera, Detroit Lions bobblehead, Star Wars C-3PO scale model, Detroit Tigers figure, Vindex cast-iron bulldog electric cigarette lighter, and matchbooks. The guys next meet Jim's awesome collection of original automotive advertising art that yields a Honda 450 motorcycle painting, a battery-operated scale model of the Uniroyal Giant Tire Ferris wheel, Syd Mead concept car paintings, and a folk art tractor. And Tony wants to thin out his collection of old car and gas station memorabilia. Hoping for a lottery-style return, Mike and Frank battle it out for a collection of motometers before uncovering two items, each with a jaw-dropping pedigree, a Charles Lindberg coat and a 1908 Oldsmobile-manufactured leather license plate which Mike makes a sweet deal on with the curator of the R. E. Olds Transportation Museum[2] to ensure that the rare piece of car history finds a permanent place of honor. 
1149"Motor City"September 19, 2011 (2011-09-19)
Driving through Michigan in a freak spring snowstorm, the prospects look bleak until the guys spot an interesting old Cadillac for sale. With their picking senses twitching, they stop to see what else is on the property. Frank falls hard for a deluxe Ford Model A roadster. But to seal the deal, he's got to talk to the boss and she's not at home! Passionate about revitalizing Detroit's city core, Joel Landy owns an entire Detroit neighborhood of 50 adjoining properties, including a 50,000 square foot warehouse that's jam-packed with cool cars, old signs, and architectural salvage. It's a picker's dream and the guys dig deep to see what they can uncover, finding a United Motors Service sign, cast-iron pedestal tables, Kawasaki Triple 500 motorcycle, Bosch horn sign, outboard motor, chair, stained glass windows, 1960s sphere loudspeakers. Collecting on a monumental scale, father and son duo Jerry and Jerry's 40-acre property includes a life-size model train town and over 1,000 classic bicycles. The only problem is they've got a hard time selling and their prices are frozen in time! After dropping thousands of dollars on the Model A, Frank faces the appraiser's verdict. 
1250"8th Grade Humor"September 26, 2011 (2011-09-26)
Determined to uncover a hidden honey hole, the guys are freestyling on their home turf in Iowa. And to keep himself entertained, prankster Frank has a few practical jokes up his sleeve. After the boys spot a rusty toy museum sign, lifetime collector George opens the doors to his heavenly collection. A former church-turned-personal showcase, the shelves are overflowing with vintage toys and George is in the mood to sell. The bearded charmer works his magic and the guys soon find themselves picking with a local history buff. As a fire marshal, John empties abandoned houses before burning them down! He's filled several outbuildings with salvaged treasures. Mike spots an item so unusual he's willing to take a huge gamble. In Des Moines, auction-addict Roger has a 3,000-square-foot mega-pick that's jam-packed with treasure that he's finally willing to sell. 

Season 4

Ep #TotalTitleAirdate
151"Jurassic Pick"November 28, 2011 (2011-11-28)
In Mississippi, Mike and Frank find what turns out to be a priceless, 65-million year-old dinosaur bone. It's appraised by the curator of the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science. Next, they find a 1960's Zündapp Bella German scooter judged among the best on the market at the time, and an antique wire recorder, the predecessor to the reel to reel tape recorder. 
252"Not So Cheap Thrills"December 5, 2011 (2011-12-05)
Mike and Frank are freestyling in Minnesota where they stumble on salvage operator Terry who has a staggering scrap yard. Everything is for sale, including a mother lode of retro signage. Next, coin-op kings Gary and John "say" they're ready to sell some of their vast collection of vintage arcade games. Frank takes a major gamble on some old school peep show coin operated machines. And retired twin brothers Steve and Tom open up their massive collection of toy cars and trucks. Danielle gets an appraisal on the peep show item. 
353"Pickin' Perry-dise"December 12, 2011 (2011-12-12)
Looking for roadside relics in West Virginia, the guys pick an Appalachian village museum where Mike ups the ante to score a rare retro motor. The museum's octogenarian owners—The Perrys—have never sold anything before, and after sealing the deal on an odd electric peacock, Mike makes his move. In Nashville, Danielle is unimpressed with the pool of quirky candidates she's met to manage the new store. Dave's Ohio storefront is filled with cool bikes and scooters but his business plan is more show than sell. With every room packed to the gills, a father-and-son duo open the doors to their staggering collection where the guys find a giant Goliath head that bears a strange resemblance to Frank. 
454"The Mad Catter"December 19, 2011 (2011-12-19)
Hoping to score big on the East Coast, Mike and Frank make stops in Virginia, DC, and Maryland, and are delirious when they find themselves waist-deep in a treasure-packed machine shop. Harry's property is wired for maximum security and once the guys gain access to his amazing vault, Mike makes a high-stakes gamble. Driving off the beaten path, the guys run across a quirky artist with a wacky sense of humor and a sprawling Virginia property packed with funky collectibles. After wading through building after building, Mike pounces on a one-of-a-kind feline with an impressive pedigree. Featuring the mother lode of "petroliana," Mike and Frank scour a defunct Maryland oil company where everything is for sale. Tim is hoping to make some money to revive a vintage local beer and the guys are determined to help him clear out some of his unique mint-condition inventory. 
555"Fast Eddie"December 26, 2011 (2011-12-26)
While Mike and Frank pick the back roads of Minnesota, they challenge Danielle to sell a ten-foot fiberglass cowboy boot that's been gathering dust for over a year. After a lifetime in the demolition business, Fast Eddie has tons of unusual oversize treasures like a McCormick-Deering hit-and-miss engine. A great lead gives the guys first crack at a treasure-packed farmyard estate sale where they get a Studebaker tail light, pressed steel model airplane, 1950s toy Marx tommy gun, and a wedding photo. Ted's garage is filled with awesome mantiques and Mike goes into overdrive when he climbs into the rafters and discovers a honey hole of rare bicycles and gets a Chevy car grill, car club plaque, mid-1890s Clipper shaft bicycle, Monark Firestone Super Cruiser, and Frank gets a Land o' Nod Matresses neon clock, Whizzer motorized bike). 
656"What Happens in Sturgis..."January 2, 2012 (2012-01-02)
Danielle turns up a good lead she's been working on for months. When Mike tells Frank let's pack up for a trip to South Dakota, Frank says he can't. He's secretly going to his 30th annual trip to the legendary Sturgis motorcycle rally, but says he'll cover the shop. So Mike takes Danielle, first to Dollar Dick's, a tough-minded auction aficionado whose yard is covered in rusty gold like a gun holster, antique clock, horse weathervane, half of a Goodyear Tire sign, and a Fisk Tire sign. Next, they happen upon what looks like a tourist trap, but the 1880s ghost town pays off with a speed pick in a pair of treasure-filled silos that turns up some unusual items like an antique camera, 1891 photo albums, 1950 carhop trays, United States Cavalry feed box, suitcase, statue, wood stove, Cracker Jack Sailor Jack vending machine. Finally, they get to Dave's amazing automotive collection where Mike spies a sexy belly tank cycle car with classic Hollywood history from the film The Big Wheel that has a 1940 Indian motorcycle engine. They also get a Philco radio, Packard and Pontiac hood ornaments, and a Minnie Mouse dancing doll
757"The Elephant in the Room"January 9, 2012 (2012-01-09)
With a Noah's ark of exotic animals, the guys visit a Maine taxidermist where Mike gambles big money on a huge elephant head. Danielle's search for a pachyderm-loving buyer leads to alternative rock musician Jack White. Building collector Bill loves a good joke but his prices are no laughing matter. George's Maine marine features great prices, even better stories, and everything from maritime collectibles to a bejeweled antique hotdog steamer. White is a collector himself. He's a tough bargainer with a couple of items to trade up his sleeve. 
858"Picker Man Blues"January 16, 2012 (2012-01-16)
Mike deals with an unmotivated seller in Tennessee named Tricky Dick where they get a Studebaker car jack, aluminum horse and jockey cutout off an arcade game or gambling device, and a Sandy coin-operated metal wild boar "Porky" kiddie ride (with a case of beer). Mike and Frank visit a Clarksdale, Mississippi museum in the former WROX radio studio steeped in music history where they get two antique bird cages, porcelain service station light fixtures, shirt display stands, 1950s Williams Times Square pinball machine, and an Ingo bike. Also, the guys revisit Phil where they get tough negotiations over salvaged gems but still manage to get Uncle Sam and other United States military recruiting cards, 1950s water skiing bathing suit woman sign from a motel, Pontiac Indian head hood ornament, "Nature's Remedy" laxative sign, a ~3' wooden wheel, fire buckets, cymbal-banging monkey toys, cigar box tops, and hay carriers/trolleys
959"Frank's Dog Days"January 23, 2012 (2012-01-23)
Since opening his second store, Mike’s feeling serious pressure to fill up the van. He gets lucky while freestyling in Virginia with Danielle while Frank stays at the shop to try and sell his Plymouth (but gets stuck dogsitting his mom's Yorkshire Terriers). A cold call with Gary pays off with a Wayne Atlantic clock-faced gas pump, a pink 1958 100-selection AMI jukebox, and the remains (frame and fork) of a rare 1930s Indian Chief motorcycle. Henry’s trailer homes are packed to the gills with unusual collectibles and he’s ready to make a deal as he lets go of Gulflex porcelain lettering from a local Chrysler dealership, an antique toolbox with spikes on it catches Danielle's eye, an old football helmet, table fans, a frog doorstop, Douglas Battery "Best by Test" sign, Columbian rope cutter, and a Coca-Cola sign with "Eastside Cycle Club" that was on an old gas station used as an African-American motorcycle club clubhouse. Danielle proves she’s got a picker’s eye. While he proves to be a tough negotiator, Doug’s well-manicured property is a honey hole of petroliana, yielding Amoco and American Gas canvas banners by Norman Rockwell, coveralls, pants, gloves, leggings, miscellaneous Amoco items (hat, nametag shirt pin, spark plugs, brochures, stickers, and a 1934 desk/countertop calendar), a Gould Batteries display stand, lighting, Amoco signs and a thermometer, Coca-Cola "button" sign, and Mobilgas signs. Back at the shop, Frank has a tough time tracking down an appraiser for the jukebox. 
1060"Odd Fellas"January 30, 2012 (2012-01-30)
Frank goes wild in Joe's garage. It's packed with vintage motorcycles and while Frank scores deal after deal, Mike's efforts sputter and stall. With his family hit hard by the recession, a prolific collector is eager to sell. The guys scour building after building but sometimes one man's junk is just junk. While Frank gets ready to go to his high school reunion and show off his restored Plymouth, Mike and Danielle visit a Virginia property that turns out to be a mega-pick. With jam-packed buildings and trailers, Bill's sprawling collection features Odd Fellows relics and a vintage guitar that may be worth a fortune. 
1161"When Horses Fly"February 20, 2012 (2012-02-20)
Burning up the back roads of South Dakota, Mike and Frank get off to a great start in Jim's spectacular man-cave. But when he slams on the brakes, they switch gears to score a heavenly sign. Freestyling in Iowa, the guys take a chance at an old airport turned auto body shop where a retro car takes them back to the future. Packed with roadside relics, Norm's property features a jaw-dropping collection of vintage pedal cars but the guys soon discover he drives a hard bargain. 
1262"Knuckleheads"February 27, 2012 (2012-02-27)
With a sprawling warehouse and overstuffed semi trailers, Kevin's New England property is a gold mine where Mike makes off with the Michelin man and then gambles on a rare collection of vintage pilot gear. A former racecar driver with an amazing collection of automotive artifacts, Big Bad Jess is a serious collector who says he's ready to sell. In Maine, Jim's barn is a sprawling Harley Davidson honey hole where the guys are tested with a mystery part that could save them some coin. 
1363"The Belly Dance"March 5, 2012 (2012-03-05)
Automotive aficionado Dale gets seriously cranked up over Mike's one-of-a-kind belly tank racer. But the negotiations could crash if the classic can't run leaving Mike out thousands of dollars. Freestyling in New Hampshire, Tommy's treasure-packed barn yields some incredible railroad relics. Mario loves his junk but says he's willing to negotiate, and after gambling on a very cool retro smoking toy, bundle-master Frank steps in to save the day for Mike. Bruce's jam-packed property is staggering and though he's reluctant to sell, Mike manages to pull the trigger on a rare folk art rifle. 
1464"Boys' Toys"April 9, 2012 (2012-04-09)
With his wife by his side, a self-confessed Tennessee hoarder is motivated to clear out his jam-packed log cabin home, and the showstopper is a 1947 Harley Knucklehead. When a restoration junkie's gas pumps are off-limits, Mike changes gears and sets his sights on a horse. A robot collector's sci-fi man cave yields a mint-condition astronaut toy but the cost could be other-worldly. Mike and Frank get VIP access to former antique store owner Billy's ten storage buildings, some that haven't been opened in this century. 
1565"The Return Of Hobo Jack"April 16, 2012 (2012-04-16)
The guys make a return visit to fan favorite Hobo Jack's sprawling forest sanctuary in Illinois. But wading through his "junkalanche" proves easier than making a deal. In Chicago, the guys search for a big-ticket item as they scour a mammoth warehouse stacked floor to ceiling with stuff. Meanwhile, back at the shop, Danielle lines up an appraiser for a one-of-a-kind art cat whose ratty appearance is at odds with its staggering price tag. And along the Illinois back roads, Mike and Frank stumble on a former Dairy Queen turned pickers' paradise. 
1666"Mike's Holy Grail"April 23, 2012 (2012-04-23)
While cruising the back roads of North Carolina, the guys get a somewhat vague lead on the holy grail of motorbikes. The XAVW is a legendary masterpiece because of its detailing and unique components. Mike is determined to find it and puts pressure on Danielle to track it down. In addition, in Betty's sprawling warehouses, filled with a variety of stuff, the guys uncover everything from architectural salvage to an amazing military artifact. Also, Dale has an awesome junkyard and a noble cause. After gambling on a collection of American Indian artifacts, Frank gets some jaw-dropping news from the appraiser. 
1767"Feudin' Pickers"May 21, 2012 (2012-05-21)
The guys discover Hatfield artifacts in West Virginia. Other finds include toy planes, a go-cart and a Harley-Davidson frame and motor. 
1868"Duck, Duck, Moose"June 4, 2012 (2012-06-04)
A trip to North Carolina includes Brass Era car parts; folkart; and a collection of vintage Indian motorcycles and accessories. 
1969"Driving Miss Dani"June 11, 2012 (2012-06-11)
Gene's 17-acre North Carolina property is like an open-air museum where the guys start searching for smaller items they can actually move. An estate sale junkie and former preacher who is ready to downsize, Pastor Cecil opens the doors to his unusual clock-filled home, ready to make a deal. Digging through an avalanche of stuff, the guys scour a 500,000-square-foot warehouse to uncover some sideshow relics and a seriously compact company car for Danielle. 
2070"Mama Knows Best"June 18, 2012 (2012-06-18)
Cruising the back roads of South Carolina, the guys stumble on an out-of-the-way property where an atomic-era spaceship clock catches Mike's eye. Crisscrossing the country for the past 30 years, long haul truckers Hollis and Linda have amassed an incredible collection and it's all stored behind their full-service laundromat. Junk Man Bob has a huge collection and is ready to sell but does his stuff live up to his name? 
2171"Love 'Em and Leave 'Em"June 25, 2012 (2012-06-25)
A former Georgia boxer fights to keep a lifetime of stockpiled stuff but his wife is fed up. After scouring their five-acre property, the guys make off with a band's worth of brass instruments and a surprisingly rare art deco fan. Freestyling in South Carolina, the guys visit a VW graveyard where Mike offers top dollar for a rusted out skeletal van. With barbed wire and no trespassing signs, the guys gain access to Tommy's Fort Knox of junk where they uncover a goldmine of rare collectibles. 
2272"You Betcha"July 2, 2012 (2012-07-02)
With a massive property and a motivated seller, the guys pick Kentucky's Pioneer Playhouse where a mysterious wooden box captures Mike's attention. Frank is sure it's a magic box but Mike disagrees, leading to a serious wager. With rusty gold as far as the eye can see, Pete reveals his most valuable items are buried underground. And a random stop at a South Carolina service station pays off with a rare oil sign and a 1950s zombie relic. Later, an appraiser identifies the mystery box. 
2373"Backroad Samurai"July 9, 2012 (2012-07-09)
To escape the BP oil spill, Tom moved his family and considerable collection to a motel in North Carolina. Each room in stuffed and he's ready to sell so he can renovate. The guys flip for his Indian motorcycle collection and Frank gambles on a pricey samurai artifact. They visit a former Harley Davidson dealership, and they discover a South Carolina spot that leads to Gerald's awesome one-man town. Packed with petroliana, it's a picker's paradise and he's ready to make a deal. And Frank finds out about the Samurai uniform he bought. 
2474"Train Wreck"August 13, 2012 (2012-08-13)
Mike and Frank pick in a house that's stacked to the ceiling with rare toys. Mike adds to his King Kong collection while Frank drops a bundle on a rare train set. Later, when its value fails to impress, the guys decide to take a huge risk and sell it at auction. 
2575"Where's Aldo?"August 20, 2012 (2012-08-20)
In Pennsylvania, Mike and Frank pick in some unique places including a funeral home and a prosthetic limb factory. They unearth mega collections but all the owners are reluctant to sell. The Pickers eventually run into a reclusive man named Aldo who grants them access to his mind-blowing stockpile of brand new vintage toys. 
2676"Pickers in the Attic"August 27, 2012 (2012-08-27)
At a folk art museum, Mike and Frank discover an attic and two barns that are overflowing with one-of-a-kind pieces. Danielle takes a quick vacation to New York City but finds it impossible to relax due to Mike's incessant phone calls from the road. 
2777"Guys and Dollhouses"September 3, 2012 (2012-09-03)
The Pickers visit Tom whose amazing collection of architectural salvage includes a vintage theater marquee and rare opera house relics. Later, they spend time at a sprawling South Carolina warehouse where Mike gets in a heated negotiation over a Victorian doll house. 

Home releases

American Pickers The Complete Season 1
Set details[3]DVD Layout
  • 12 episodes (Eight 1-hour episodes, Four 30-minute episodes)
  • 3-disc DVD set
  • 1.33:1 aspect ratio
  • Languages:
    • English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo)
  • DISC 1 (4 episodes): Big Bear / Super Scooter / White Castle on the Farm / Invisible Pump
  • DISC 2 (4 episodes): Back Breaker / Mole Man / Frank’s Gamble / 5 Acres of Junk
  • DISC 3 (4 half-hour episodes): Bigfoot in Alabama / Know When to Fold / Fill’er Up / Leland’s Café
DVD release dates
Region 1Region 2Region 4
June 1, 2010N/AApril 6, 2011
American Pickers Volume 2
Set details[4]DVD Layout
  • 8 fan-favorite episodes (1 hour long each)
  • 2-disc DVD set
  • 1.33:1 aspect ratio
  • Languages:
    • English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo)
  • DISC 1 (4 episodes): Art of the Deal / Buddy's Booby Trap / Gordon's Gold Mine / Smooth Operators
  • DISC 2 (4 episodes): Getting the Boot / Easy Riders / Psychic Pickings / One Pony Town
DVD release dates
Region 1Region 2Region 4
September 27, 2011N/AFebruary 1, 2012
American Pickers Volume 3
Set details[5]DVD Layout
  • DISC 1 (4 episodes): Hobo Jack / Laurel and Hardy / Frank Flips / Mike's Breakdown
  • DISC 2 (4 episodes): Pint-Sized Picker / A Banner Pick / Danielle Goes Picking / What's In The Box?
DVD release dates
Region 1Region 2Region 4
June 5, 2012N/AN/A

References