Who's that 'pickin' on Cookie Lockhart?

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— Steamboat Springs collectors Cookie Lockhart and Don and Lesley Woodsmith are scheduled to make their appearance on the History Channel’s hit reality show, American Pickers, at 7 p.m. Wednesday on channel 39 on Comcast.

You also can watch it with a crowd on the big screens at the Chief Theater, 813 Lincoln Ave.

Doors and the snack bar/beverage service open at 6 p.m. Admission is by donation.

Lockhart reportedly sold a battered old child’s pedal car for a pretty penny. What’s the most you’d pay for a similar item? Join in the conversation by emailing share@SteamboatToday.com with your favorite item or segment from the show, and we’ll post them online.

The show’s protagonists, Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz, cruise the back roads of America in a large panel van intent on uncovering the faded glory of “rusty junk” in the form of old motorcycles, advertising signage, metal toys, bits and pieces of carnival rides and anything they think they can make a buck on.

The back story is provided by the human characters who hoard the good stuff.

Wolfe and Frank Fritz, along with their production crews, were in Steamboat in late September, where they spent a day with renowned auctioneer Cookie Lockhart dickering for Western memorabilia. They turned to the Woodsmith’s the next day for the couple's eclectic collection of vintage kitchen ware, antique lamps and unique glow-in-the dark sculptures.

Here’s the description of the episode filmed in Steamboat that was posted on the History Channel’s Web page: “In Colorado, a fast-talking negotiator is determined to get top dollar for every last piece of her collection. Down the road, a local artist has a killer collection of atomic age lamps and pricey glow-in-the-dark sculptures. Later, a lone mountain home features its own jailhouse, an underground bomb shelter, and an awesome collection of Western ware.”

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

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