KIOWA COUNTY — The barn-hopping, antique-buying team from the History Channels television series American Pickers is moving through south-central and southwest Kansas.
The shows Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz stopped in Greensburg on Sunday, and were supposed to be at M.T. Liggetts property outside Mullinville on Monday morning.
They did not pick any items during a visit to Matt Deightons warehouse in Greensburg, but they gave us values, Deighton said.
A lot of this stuff we didnt have any idea what to price it at, Deighton said.
They were basically just a referral, a reference for us today, and they did a great job, he said.
For example, a pair of motorcycle fenders was valued at $350, Deighton said. A Scheaffer pen glass showcase, about 3-by-3 feet, was appraised around $650 to $700, he said.
The American Pickers duo was in Wichita on Saturday, Deighton said, and the Kansas footage is expected to air in the fall, he said.
Early Sunday afternoon, Liggett, creator of roadside art that doubles as social and political commentary, sounded dubious that American Pickers actually would stop at his place.
An associate producer from the show toured Liggetts property previously, and Liggett was told to expect a crew July 8.
However, when there was no follow-up contact, he suspected the Mullinville stop wasnt on the schedule.
Late Sunday afternoon, Liggett was contacted: American Pickers would be at his place at 9 a.m. Monday.
Liggett said he has items over 60 acres.
Deighton said the crew drove around Greensburg, which is rebuilding after a 2007 tornado.
Deighton described Wolfe and Fritz as gentlemen, and said the film crew was out of this world.