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American Pickers stars, Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz chat with Tell City’s J.R. Flynn during the shooting of an episode in September. The duo purchased several items from Flynn, who is a nearly lifelong collector of lunch boxes, toys, gas pumps and numerous other items.
‘American Pickers’ stars find kindred soul in Tell City


Staff Writer


TELL CITY – Some avid American Pickers watchers have probably already seen the episode of the hit reality show that features Tell City collector J.R. Flynn’s collection. It first aired on the History Channel Jan. 27, and then again at 7 p.m. on Feb. 3.

The episode featured pickers Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz dissecting Flynn’s vast collection, which boasts many vehicles, toys, motorcycles, gas pumps and “every metal lunchbox made in the U.S. from 1935 to 1987.”