ROCKFORD (KKAA) -- The well known celebrity Hippie Tom, noted for his special appearances on the television show American Pickers, along with Mike and Frank, will be bringing truckloads of items from his personal collection to be offered at auction at the state of the art, indoor auction facility of Kaptain Kirk’s Auction & Appraisals at the corner of 18th Ave. & 9th St. in Rockford.
Tom is an avid collector of antiques, collectibles, primitives, advertising, architectural items, leaded stained glass windows, toys, structural items, signs, garden items, furniture, artwork, pottery and many more such items.
The first in a series of auctions will be held on November 5 and 6 at Kaptain Kirk’s facility. Tom will be available both days starting at 10:00am for photographs, autographs, and interaction with the auction crowd. This will be a rare opportunity to buy an item from Hippie Tom’s personal collection, have it autographed, and have your picture taken with Tom.
Tom has a special relationship with Rockford, due to his relationship with Frank and Mike from American pickers, their visits to Rockford to “pick” Judy Gambrel’s Old National Lock Building, and their recent visit to Rockford to entertain crowds at Midway Village and Museum Center. Tom will be featured again in upcoming episodes that have already been filmed, and will be showing in late October.
Kaptain Kirk’s is excited to be part of the American Pickers craze and holds auctions on a regular basis at their facility. Consignment auctions are held the last Saturday and Sunday of every month, with many more auctions filled in during the month, both on-site, and off-site as needed, and always feature, antiques, collectibles, pottery, glassware, sports collectibles, guns, antique toys, marbles, coins, stamps, artwork, tools, and many other related items, including household items.