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LOS ANGELES TIMES: JANUARY 2011

Cable’s Macho Antiquing Warriors “Antiques” and “adrenaline” don’t seem like they belong in the same sentence. But a new breed of television show makes the finding and selling of vintage...

Cable’s Macho Antiquing Warriors

“Antiques” and “adrenaline” don’t seem like they belong in the same sentence. But a new breed of television show makes the finding and selling of vintage items look like a life adventure.

Whether they are set in pawn shops or peer into the hitherto obscure realm of storage-unit auctions, these hugely popular series ditch the aura tweedy refinement surrounding precursor programs such PBS’ “Antiques Roadshow” and instead present antiquing as rugged, manly and all-American.

mike wolfe, american pickers, history channel, antique archaeology, kid pickers, antiques, vintage home decor, vintage tee

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