Kid Pickers event in LeClaire attracts fans from far and wide

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Easton Lundsteen 8, of Elgin, Ill., plays with a 1930s Pluto toy Saturday in his vendor booth at the Kid Pickers Flea Market in LeClaire. John Schultz – Quad-City Times

June 13, 2015 4:02 pm • Sean Leary newsroom@qctimes.com

LeClaire — Hundreds of little hands darted through an array of toys, antiques and knickknacks as children carefully searched for buried treasures among items decades older than themselves during the Kid Pickers Flea Market held Saturday on the LeClaire Levee.

The area stars of the popular cable TV show “American Pickers” joined the crowds from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. as vendors 7 to 13 years old from all around the country plied the sales trade, music filled the air and the “Pickers” camera crew filmed for a future episode of the History channel series that features Danielle Colby Cushman, Frank Fritz and Mike Wolfe.

Dylan Wilson, 10, trekked 15 hours with his family from Vale, N.C., to lay out his discoveries for perusal.

“I really like the show. I like all the antiques and all the cool stuff they find,” he said. “I was really excited to come up here and meet them and be a part of this. I’ve had some big sales. I feel really good.”

“It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” said fellow vendor Kendall Forrest, 11, whose parents ventured seven hours from Loveland, Ohio, with her. “It’s a really interesting show. They make it a lot of fun. The shows aren’t boring. That’s what really got me into it, and I really like picking and finding new, cool stuff.”

People of all ages came from miles around and sifted through everything from antique bottles, signs, clothes and furniture to carvings, toys, records, cameras and other miscellaneous tchotchkes… READ THE FULL ARTICLE ONLINE AT QUAD-CITY TIMES HERE NOW.

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Dane Schneyer, left, 13, talks wtih his friend Aaron Berta, both of Cedar Rapids, at the Aaron’s Awesome Antiques booth during Saturday’s Kid Pickers Flea Market event in LeClaire. The two said they go “picking” together in Cedar Rapids, much like Frank Fritz and Mike Wolfe, the stars of TV’s “American Pickers” series go looking for unusual items around the country. John Schulz Quad-City Times.
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4 thoughts on “Kid Pickers in the News: Quad-City Times June 2015”

    1. Sarah Buckholtz

      Sorry to say, Beth, but we didn’t organize a Kid Picker Flea Market this year. We encourage everyone to still organize one in their towns and share the photos!

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