American Pickers Season 2012
S2012 E00Jan 17, 2012
Picker Man Blues Jan 17, 2012 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.
S2012 E00Jan 3, 2012
What Happens in Sturgis... Jan 3, 2012 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.
S2012 E00Jan 10, 2012
The Elephant in the Room Jan 10, 2012 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.
S2012 E00Jan 24, 2012
Frank's Dog Days Jan 24, 2012 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.
S2012 E10Jun 12, 2012
Driving Miss Dani Jun 12, 2012 With an oversize collection of enormous steam engines, 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.
S2012 E10Feb 21, 2012
When Horses Fly Feb 21, 2012 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.
S2012 E10Apr 24, 2012
Mike's Holy Grail Apr 24, 2012 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 Indian artifacts, Frank gets some jaw-dropping news from the appraiser.
S2012 E10Apr 10, 2012
Boys' Toys Apr 10, 2012 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.
S2012 E10May 22, 2012
Feudin' Pickers May 22, 2012 Mike and Rick head to Georgia and meet up with Eddie, a collector with a passion for planes and motorcycles. Later, Danielle sends the guys to Hatfield and McCoy territory to pick pieces related to the famous family feud.
S2012 E10Apr 17, 2012
The Return of Hobo Jack Apr 17, 2012 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.
S2012 E10Jan 31, 2012
Odd Fellas Jan 31, 2012 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.
S2012 E10Jun 5, 2012
Duck, Duck, Moose Jun 5, 2012 Mike and Frank think they've hit the lottery with Dick's North Carolina warehouse. It's jam packed with quality stuff but his prices are through the roof. The bearded charmer steps in to save a deal on a rare kid's ride and Mike discovers unique brass-era car parts that could be worth a bundle. With an entire town he built himself, Charlie's "Mooseville" features folk-art, rock bottom prices, and a surprising hidden gem...a mineshaft that leads to an underground saloon. And in Beno's motorcycle workshop, the awesome racing stories are trumped by his meticulous collection of vintage Indian motorbikes and accessories.
S2012 E10Mar 6, 2012
The Belly Dance Mar 6, 2012 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.
S2012 E10Feb 28, 2012
Knuckleheads Feb 28, 2012 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.
S2012 E20Aug 21, 2012
Where's Aldo? Aug 21, 2012 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.
S2012 E20Oct 22, 2012
Guitars, Guns, and Gears Oct 22, 2012 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.
S2012 E20Jun 26, 2012
Love 'Em and Leave 'Em Jun 26, 2012 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.
S2012 E20Jul 10, 2012
Backroad Samurai Jul 10, 2012 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.
S2012 E20Jun 19, 2012
Mama Knows Best Jun 19, 2012 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.
S2012 E20Aug 28, 2012
Pickers in the Attic Aug 28, 2012 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.
S2012 E20Jul 3, 2012
You Betcha Jul 3, 2012 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.
S2012 E20Aug 14, 2012
Train Wreck Aug 14, 2012 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.
S2012 E20Nov 6, 2012
Sturgis or Bust Nov 6, 2012 Danielle gets in way over her head when she splurges on the skeletal remains of a rare 1935 Indian Chief. In order to recoup the initial investment, Frank comes up with an ambitious $30,000 restoration plan with the goal of selling the bike at the Sturgis motorcycle rally.
S2012 E20Sep 4, 2012
Guys and Dollhouses Sep 4, 2012 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.
S2012 E30Dec 11, 2012
Dial F for Fritz Dec 11, 2012 Out in Washington State, Mike and his brother Robbie stop off for a quick freestyle and come across a 1915 Harley. Later, the guys pick a collection that s three generations in the making and find an antique bear trap that could be worth up to $6000. Danielle and Frank team up to pull a long distance prank on Mike.
S2012 E30Dec 18, 2012
Woody Wood Picker Dec 18, 2012 While in Michigan s Upper Peninsula, the guys stumble upon Woody the woodcarvers 80 acre property which features a Finnish sauna, an art gallery outhouse and a 100-year-old barn that s packed to the rafters. And later, the guys get first dibs on an aviation museum s once-in-a-lifetime sale and their guide turns out to be an American hero with an amazing story.
S2012 E30Dec 4, 2012
Full Steam Ahead Dec 4, 2012 After taking a joyride on a rare 100 year old monster tractor, Mike and his brother Robbie take to a property packed with amazing steam engines and rusty relics. In Washington State, Robbie s bid on some heavy machinery leads to a high stakes lumberjack competition. Later, the guys head to Whidbey Island and find a graveyard of car grills and a 1947 Chevy pickup.
S2012 E30Nov 20, 2012
Duke of Oil Nov 20, 2012 While visiting the `Godfather of petroliana,' Mike falls for a one-of-a-kind vintage motorcycle sign and must resist the urge to overpay for it. In Virginia, the guys meet a Southern gentleman named Ned who keeps his treasures in a creepy cabin in the woods. Back in Iowa, Danielle s unique company car drives her crazy.
S2012 E30Nov 13, 2012
Picking Superheroes Nov 13, 2012 The guys pick a Pennsylvania warehouse and find a rare comic book that gets Mike s "spidey" senses twitching. Frank tries to negotiate for a vintage cigarette machine with a lifetime collector who is also a reluctant seller. A ramshackle old house in South Carolina looks promising but it's also said to be haunted by a ghost named Pearl.
S2012 E30Nov 27, 2012
Substitute Picker Nov 27, 2012 With Frank too sick to go picking, Mike s brother Robbie scrambles to fill in at the last minute for the trip. In Idaho, the guys find a barn-sized man cave filled with an awesome collection of Western Americana including antique spurs that could be worth huge money. In Oregon, with a serious ACwager on the line, Robbie feels the pressure to out pick Mike and scours for a big-ticket item.