American Pickers - Season 4 Episodes
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 Bella German scooter judged among the best on the market at the time, and an antique audio recording device made from piano wire.
“Not So Cheap Thrills”
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.
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.
“The Mad Catter”
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.
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. A great lead gives the guys first crack at a treasure-packed farmyard estate sale. 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.
“What Happens in Sturgis...”
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. 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. Finally, they get to Dave's amazing automotive collection where Mike spies a sexy belly tank cycle car with classic Hollywood history.
“The Elephant in the Room”
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 a wheelin' and dealin' rock'n'roll legend. 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. The rock'n'roll legend is a collector himself. He's a tough bargainer with a couple of items to trade up his sleeve.
“Picker Man Blues”
Tricky Dick's Tennessee yard is littered with treasures, and though he isn't motivated to part with any of it, Mike goes hog-wild for a vintage pig ride that could be worth some serious coin. Once a legendary Mississippi radio station, Mike and Frank visit a sprawling small-town museum steeped in music history. A tough negotiator who doesn't like to sell, Phil's ramshackle building is packed with salvaged gems. But with the roof caving in, the guys hatch a strategy to make sure everyone wins before the building collapses.
“Frank's Dog Days”
Since opening his second store, Mike's feeling serious pressure to fill up the van. He gets lucky while freestyling in Virginia with Danielle. A cold call with Gary pays off with a pink jukebox and the remains of a rare 1930s motorbike. While he proves to be a tough negotiator, Doug's well-manicured property is a honey hole of petroliana. Henry's trailer homes are packed to the gills with unusual collectibles and he's ready to make a deal. Danielle proves she's got a picker's eye. But back at the shop, Frank has a tough time tracking down an appraiser for the jukebox.
Odd Fellas 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.
“When Horses Fly”
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.
Mike uncovers vintage pilot gear on a sprawling New England property. Other finds include automotive artifacts and motorcycle equipment.
“The Belly Dance”
A rare belly-tank racer, railroad relics, a retro smoking toy and a folk-art rifle are among the treasures that are spotlighted.
Mike and Frank get access to an antique store's 10 storage buildings. A 1947 Harley-Davidson Knucklehead and a mint-condition astronaut toy.
“The Return of Hobo Jack”
The guys visit Hobo Jack's forest junkyard in Illinois. Danielle consults with an appraiser over a overpriced piece of art and Mike and Frank find treasures in what used to be a Dairy Queen restaurant. A huge Chicago warehouse is searched.
“Mike's Holy Grail”
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.
The guys discover Hatfield artifacts in West Virginia. Other finds include toy planes, a go-cart and a Harley-Davidson frame and motor.
“Duck, Duck, Moose”
A trip to North Carolina includes Brass Era car parts; folkart; and a collection of vintage Indian motorcycles and accessories.
“Driving Miss Dani”
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.
“Mama Knows Best”
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?
“Love 'em and Leave 'em”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“Pickers in the Attic”
“Guys and Dollhouses”
“Guitars, Guns, and Gears”
Mike comes across a 150 year old Martin guitar which just might be the big ticket item he s been searching for. A rifle toting homeowner s property is off limits until the guys do some fast talking. Danielle gets a vintage Indian motor appraised and keeps her fingers crossed for a major profit.