If you haven’t yet heard, the History Channel has opened up a Pop-Up Shop in Times Square focusing on their two hit reality shows, Pawn Stars & American Pickers. I am a huge fan of both of the shows, and wanted to head out to their opening to take a peak.
I have to say I was a little disappointed by the “shop” itself. In a couple of articles about it I had read that there would be items for sale from the show. It had a few items on display, but none of it looked like it was for sale. They did have a huge wall of really kitschy show t-shirts and bobble heads. But that’s not really my thing.
I did however get to meet Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz, the stars of American Pickers. They basically have my dream job. They drive around the country looking for junk, and then re-selling it on eBay or in their shops. I usually don’t get star-struck or flustered, but I wasn’t sure what to say to them.
Mike and I compared our silver rings, and he commented on my Leica D-Lux 4. He pointed out that they had a some 1930s Leica on display that they had picked up recently. They signed one of these cards over to me, not sure that I wanted one, but its cool to have more and more junk. If you want to check it out for yourself, the shop will be open until December 31st.- Twerps!