S.C. ESTATE TO BE FEATURED ON HISTORY CHANNEL’S AMERICAN PICKERS
SUMTER – A South Carolina landmark is getting some national exposure Monday May 15, at 9 p.m. EST.
Rob Dinkins, son of TJ and Nancy Player of Sumter, will appear on the History Channel's American Pickers. Crews visited Sumter Ice and Fuel Company (SIFCO), Commerce St, Sumter, and spent hours on site interviewing Dinkins and negotiating purchases while filming the show.
The episode will explore the 50 plus year collection of antique toys, advertising, furniture, movie memorabilia, science-fiction, old store pieces and much, much, more.
“My mom and TJ were in the antique business my entire life. I grew up in this business,” said Rob. “They had an antique shop in Sumter on Broad Street as well as setting up in various flea markets and antique shows on the weekends.”
“While combing through a mind-blowing collection, Mike stares down the headlights of a rare Ford,” from the American Pickers website description of the episode.
Dinkins plans on holding an auction following the airing of the show to share his collection. Items in the auction will be the full estate and contents of the antique shop. The auction is scheduled for Aug. 5.