WATERTOWN - The Jericho Road home of David A. and Frances A. Pietroski will be featured Monday night on the History Channel program American Pickers.
A History Channel press release described the Pietroski property as a honeyhole that is possibly haunted.
American Pickers features Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz as they travel the country searching for relics that they sell for a profit.
Mr. Pietroskis vast collection includes rare toys and a pristine set of vintage Beatles bobbleheads.
Ive been collecting since I was 12 years old, Mr. Pietroski, 56, said Friday.
He said that years ago, his parents, Stanley and Frances A. Pietroski, operated an antiques shop.
He has several buildings on his town of Watertown property, including a two-story farmhouse and a couple of barns filled with items that American Pickers were interested in.
I go to rummage sales, Mr. Pietroski said. When I was a kid, we used to go to auctions. I dont do that anymore.
In 2005, he purchased a fake severed head of John the Baptist at an auction at Watertowns crumbling Masonic Temple. In his living room he has the barbers chair that came out of Watertowns Hotel Woodruff, which was demolished in 1976.
Mr. Pietroski gave the pickers a warning before he opened his main barn.
I told them when I unlocked the doors that I tell people, Before you go in, your life wont be the same when you come out after seeing all the stuff.
He said Mr. Wolfe and Mr. Fritz were amazed at his collection.
They probably seen that stuff evry day, but they said, Oh, my God! he said.
Mr. Pietroski said the pickers purchased about 15 items from him, but will only show a few on the show. He said that because of an agreement with the shows producers, he cant say what was purchased before Mondays episode airs.
By the way, the barbers chair is still sitting in my living room, he said.
American Pickers airs at 9 p.m. Mondays on the History Channel.