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American Pickers Visit the MTM

01-Nov-2017


The famous reality show duo, Mike and Frank, from American Pickers, visits the site of the now closed Marx Toy Museum in Moundsville, WV.  

Francis Turner, toy collector and former curator of the Marx Toy Museum explains, "I just love this show and never thought I would meet Mike and Frank in person."

Things were relatively quiet at the museum until May 22, 2017 – the day Mike and Frank of American Pickers came picking at the Marx Toy Museum.  They arrived in the American Pickers van followed by several more vehicles with a crew of cameras and supporting staff.  In a small town news travels fast, “Once everyone saw the van, the local people started to gather outside the museum and in the street, requiring the police to control the crowd,” says Francis.  After the pick, Mike and Frank spent several hours outside the museum signing autographs - even though the museum was now closed, it was a great event for the local community and a reminder of the history of Marx in the community.  

For the Turner family, the American Pickers visit is just another chapter in their story of Marx toys.  While the Marx Toy Museum is now closed, Turner’s passion for the toys and the history is still strong, “I continue to buy and sell Marx toys, and we have a project underway which will continue to preserve the history of Marx.”

The American Pickers episode will air on the History channel on November 13th at 9 pm.  



For more information, visit the Marx Toy Museum website at MarxToyMusuem.com!

Additional articles have been published at the links below:

The Intelligencer

http://www.theintelligencer.net/news/top-headlines/2017/11/marx-toys-in-moundsville-to-be-featured-on-american-pickers-tv-series/








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