"American Pickers" star Mike Wolfe stands with Cookie Lockhart in September at Lockhart Auction on 12th Street.

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"American Pickers" star Mike Wolfe stands with Cookie Lockhart in September at Lockhart Auction on 12th Street.

Report: 'American Pickers' Steamboat episode set to air Jan. 29


— The upcoming episode of the History Channel’s hit television show "American Pickers," taped in Steamboat Springs in September, will air Jan. 29, according to Cookie Lockhart, who was interviewed for the show.

Lockhart called from the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas to say the show’s producers contacted her to inform her of the date. New episodes of "American Pickers" air at 9 p.m. Eastern time and 8 p.m. Central time Wednesdays. Shows also are rebroadcast several times.

The History Channel Web page does not provide any details about the Jan. 29 episode.

Lockhart, a legendary auctioneer with a large collection of Western memorabilia, is expected to figure prominently in the broadcast after the show’s stars, Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz, along with their crew, devoted an entire day of taping at her business in a historic house at the corner of 11th and Yampa streets in downtown Steamboat.

At Lockhart’s, Cookie had prepared for the visit from "American Pickers" by pulling a lot of Western memorabilia out of storage, including a poster signed by Roy Rogers that she was certain they would be interested in purchasing.

Instead, Wolfe pulled a beat-up child’s pedal car down from a room in the rafters. He also was enamored with a U.S. Cavalry feed bag and a 1930s-era John B. Stetson advertising poster showing a cowboy shoeing a horse.

A day after they haggled with Lockhart, Wolfe and Fritz visited Don and Lesley Woodsmith at their shop on 13th Street.

The Woodsmiths are known for the hand-carved, wooden signs they make for Steamboat businesses. But packed into their two-story shop in a Steamboat warehouse district is a collection of hundreds of 1950s table lamps. In addition, Lesley Woodsmith has a large collection of '50s-era kitchenware.

To reach Tom Ross, call 970-871-4205, email tross@SteamboatToday.com or follow him on Twitter @ThomasSRoss1

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