‘American Pickers’ Plans to Return to the Southern Tier
My fascination with antiques started when I was just a kid. My family home was built during the Colonial Period and in addition to being a residence for the doctor who built it and ran a medial practice out of it, our home was also the site for the headquarters of the world famous trading company called 'Phyn, Ellice and Company.'
Because our home has stayed in our family for all of these years, it's filled with all sorts of treasures. As a matter of fact, my parents often give tours to curious people who are hoping to get a glimpse of history with their own eyes.
As a child, my grandma and I would hunt for antiques every Saturday when we'd go garage sailing. I have a beautiful collection of depression glass and antique carnival glass. But my collection of antique books is what holds my heart. I have hundreds of books dating back to the 17-1800 hundreds. My most prizes possessions though are my 1936 first edition of Gone with the Wind and my 1930s Remington Noiseless typewriter. They may not be worth as much as some of the other things I own, but they hold the most sentimental value.
I love antiques and shows about antiques, including the History Channel's 'American Pickers.' As a matter of fact, American Pickers visited the Southern Tier in 2013 and in early 2014, we got to watch the episode they filmed featuring their visit to the now closed Showtime Costumes on Main Street in Binghamton. Owner Niki Striss and her husband, Ronnie also showed Mike and Frank from the show a huge collection of treasures stored in their barn. The guys ended up buying a few things including a derby car.
According to the Press and Sun, American Pickers is considering making a return to the Southern Tier. You know what this means, right? If you've got a big collection of antiques or collectables and want Mike and Frank to check out and maybe buy some of your things, send your name, phone number, address and a description of what you've got along with some good quality pictures to email@example.com or call 855-old-rust.