The popular collectors TV show, Aussie Pickers could be coming to the district.
A researcher with a TV production company, Shine Australia (which produces Biggest Loser, Masterchef, The Voice), Caryl-Ann Jones told the Champion Post this week that filming of the second series of the show would commence soon.
“We are planning on bringing the show to New South Wales,” she said.
“We’d really like to hear from the local people as I’ve been told that the Parkes area is a great hub for the sort of people we’re after.
“We’re looking for people with farms, sheds, yards and gardens full of ‘stuff’.
“Anyone who’s watched ‘American Pickers’ will know exactly what we’re after!
“If you would like the guys to pick through your stuff, email details of your collection to email@example.com or call 02 9413 8820.”
The show will air on Foxtel’s A&E channel later this year.
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In Aussie Pickers, two “pickers” (Lucas Callaghan and Adam McDonald) hit the back roads and barnyards of Australia, earning a living by restoring forgotten relics to their former glory, transforming one person’s trash into another’s treasure.
The show is based on the hit US show, American Pickers, and follows the Australian pickers as they scour the country for hidden gems in junkyards, basements, garages and sheds, meeting quirky characters and hearing their amazing stories.
If you think the antique business is all about upscale boutiques and buttoned-up dealers, think again!
Some of the most bizarre things the pair have uncovered in their “picking” adventures are:
* A wardrobe with gold teeth hidden in it. “People used to hide their gold teeth in the crevices because they didn’t have safes,” McDonald said.
* A 20-year-old collection of bread tags. “The guy was fascinated by them since he was a kid,” explains McDonald.
* A 1970’s fiberglass igloo taken to Antarctica that sits on the snow.
* A collection of used scratchies. “There was 20 to 30 solid boxes of used scratchies, there must have been two million of them,” says McDonald.
* A guy who collected ladies clothes.
* A collection of navel lint 15-years-old. “The guy who owns it hadn’t unraveled any of it and it looks reasonably clean,” McDonald said. “It’s just humourous to see the different colours of jumpers that he wore.”
* A lady who collected bed pans.
* A chair lift. “This guy spent three months dismantling it and now it just sits in the backyard on his property. He bought it for a dollar,” McDonald said.