Collector's Call

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Sundays at 6:30 PM

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MeTV Network, America's No. 1 classic television network, proudly presents its first original TV series, Collector's Call. Hosted by Lisa Whelchel (Blair on The Facts of Life), the unscripted series introduces you to some of the biggest collectors of pop culture memorabilia in the country.

Next Airings

  • 5/29 6:30PMRonald Toby- Vintage Toys and Sports
    "A quick look into Ronald Toby’s home reveals a man with a passion for preserving history. While each room relays a special theme, from an African Safari to a 1940s-themed kitchen, our host, Lisa, narrows in on some of Ronald’s favorite toy and sports collectibles. From an original Roy Rogers Quick Shooter Hat to boxing gloves signed by Muhammed Ali and Joe Frazier, Ronald has been holding on to many of his collectibles since his own childhood. Our expert, Scott Ibarra, takes on the challenge of appraising Ronald’s “blue collar museum” and taps into Ronald’s nostalgic heart when he offers to trade an item from his personal collection for a toy that transports him back to his childhood."
  • 6/5 6:30PMAllen Singleton- G.I. Joe
    "By day, Allen Singleton and his wife, Diana, run vintage toy franchise, Applejax Toys, but Allen’s love of toy collecting began almost 40 years ago. Allen has been collecting G.I. Joes since the 1980s, and now he has a basement filled with over 100,000 G.I. Joe collectibles to prove it. Lisa and general appraiser, Kate Martin, join the couple, as Allen shares his favorite items and vast knowledge of the “Real American Hero,” with exciting pieces such as a rare “silent” comic book, a first edition G.I. Joe action figure ready for space flight, and one of the largest toys ever produced - an aircraft carrier model that’s over 7 feet long! Kate appraises Allen’s expansive collection and offers Allen the chance to trade one of his beloved items from his childhood for a rare item in mint condition. Also, emotions run high, as Allen receives a sentimental message from one of his all-time heroes."
  • 6/12 6:30PMDave Arland- Star Trek
    "Hooked on the music, the message, the props and its optimistic tone, Dave became enamored with Star Trek as a kid and never looked back. Since the 70’s he’s been an avid collector of not only screen-used props like Tribbles or even the space panel button from Kirk’s chair but has also amassed some amazing-looking replica items like the 3D chess set and Star Trek communicator that look as good as the real thing. Joining Dave today is his supportive wife Karen, who also likes Star Trek, just not as much as her husband. Our pop culture expert Mark Short will assess Dave’s collection and then offer him a trade-- his screen-used Star Trek prop, for one of Dave’s."
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Episode Guide

Episode Guide

Season 1
  • Season 1

Ep : Meet Paul

Paul Lisnek has been collecting Hollywood props and memorabilia for decades, as well as an extensive collection of U.S. historical political items including Presidential signatures and locks of hair.

Ep : Meet Rick

Rick Goldschmidt loved the toys of his youth so much that, as he grew older, he didn’t give them away — he bought more! Rick has a collection that now literally covers every surface and wall of his entire house.

Ep : Meet Deb

Deb Hoffman doesn’t just collect Winnie the Pooh items, she’s in the Guinness Book of World Records for the largest collection of Winnie the Pooh items. The nearly 18,000 pieces are spread across two houses.

Ep : Meet Zac

Zac Vege has loved the rock band KISS since he was a kid — and he has the basement to prove it. His collection of all things KISS includes Ace Frehley-designed guitars and an original KISS pinball machine.

Ep : Meet Walter

Collector Walter Krueger shows host Lisa Whelchel through his giant and valuable collection of all things related to The Wizard of Oz. Walter’s collection fills his house — and a series of secret rooms!

Ep : Meet Jim P.

Guitarist Jim Peterik, formerly of Survivor, is known for hit songs like "Eye of the Tiger," as well his work with .38 Special and the Ides of March. His collection of 193 guitars contains some true rarities.

Ep : Meet Dan

Dan Thielmann has been collecting Coca-Cola items for 35 years and has an extensive collection of items dating back to the 1920s. We’ve brought along Coca-Cola collector Darrell Noble to put an estimated value on Dan’s collection — and he’s brought some Coca-Cola items from his own collection in hopes of making a trade with Dan.

Ep : Meet Jim E.

Artist Jim Engel is a cartoonist and toy designer by trade, so it’s no surprise that he is the proud owner of a comic-book art collection more than five decades in the making. See the original artwork for Marvel’s Avengers No. 53, Jack Kirby work, and original artwork from a 1977 Captain America issue. Will he trade some of it for a statue of Doc Savage?

Ep : Meet Dwight

Collector Dwight Cleveland shares his collection of more than 4,500 vintage movie posters. For decades Dwight has been collecting these rare posters, including a Czech poster for King Kong, an Italian print for Casablanca and rare Disney gems. Is he willing to trade one away?

Ep : Meet Christen

Christen Carter began collecting pinback buttons as a young girl with a Snoopy button. That hobby grew into a business, and a non-profit museum, the Busy Beaver Button Museum. Certified appraiser Judy Martin values the button collection and has brought along a rare Muhammad Ali button to make a trade.

Ep : Meet Gordon

Fire Chief Gordon Nord collects all things fire related. A firefighter for more than four decades, Gorde has been collecting fire-related items for just as long, including vintage fire extinguishers, fireboxes, helmets with shields, and vintage toys.

Ep : Meet Sean

Sean Kelly has been playing video games his whole life and collecting them for nearly as long. He turned his passion into both a retail business and a museum, the National Videogame Museum. Sean's collection includes a prototype of the Sega Neptune System and the ultra-rare Atari Video Life game cartridge in its original box.

Ep : Meet Candace

Candace Jordan has loved books since she was a young girl. Today, this former Playboy Playmate is a collector of rare books. Candace's impressive collection includes three first-edition Harry Potter books — with personal notes from J.K. Rowling to her father on the title pages!