Collector's Call

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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

  • 11/29 10:00PMMeet Eric Pfeifer
    "After his first viewing as a child, Eric Pfeifer began collecting everything related to Star Wars. Now his collection is so vast – covering both floors of his house as well as its basement – that he holds regular “Pfeifer-Cons,” drawing people from near and far to come and view it. Eric shares with Lisa some of the highlights of his collection, including a braid of Chewbacca’s hair from the original movie; a swatch from Jabba the Hutt’s sail barge in Return Of The Jedi; 1980s Han Solo and Lando Calrissian action figures; and a billboard too massive to display anywhere but in Eric’s backyard. Eric is joined by his mom, Connie, who has nurtured his collection over the years. We’ve also brought along Jimmy Mac, a podcaster and Star Wars collector who will appraise Eric’s collection – and who’s managed to find a rare Star Wars item Eric doesn’t have, in hopes of making a trade with him."
  • 12/6 10:00PMMeet Victoria Maclean
    "With over 6,000 items in her possession, Harry Potter fan Victoria Maclean holds the Guinness World Record for the largest collection of Wizarding World memorabilia. On this episode of Collector’s Call, she’ll be showing host Lisa some of her most treasured pieces, including a celebratory first edition copy of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone; a rare promotional wand from the first Harry Potter film; handmade cabinet miniatures of famous Wizarding World locales; as well as a limited edition Golden Snitch puzzle that took her six years to track down. Joining our collector and host is pop culture historian – and veteran Collector’s Call expert – Rob Klein, who will put a price on Victoria’s world-class collection. Plus, Rob has brought along an enchanted item of his own that he hopes will convince Victoria to make a trade."
  • 12/13 10:00PMMeet Mark Klaus
    "Every day is Christmas in the world of Mark Klaus. He owns and operates Castle Noel, which is billed as “America’s Largest Year Round Indoor Christmas Entertainment Attraction.” Mark also collects authentic Christmas movie props and costumes from some of the most popular holiday films of all time. His collection includes the Grinch’s sleigh and Cindy Lou Who’s bedroom set from the 2000 Jim Carrey film How the Grinch Stole Christmas; Turbo Man and Booster costumes from 1996’s Jingle All the Way; props from Tim Allen’s The Santa Clause and its sequels; and Will Ferrell’s outfits from the 2003 movie Elf. Mark is joined by host Lisa, as well as pop culture expert Rob Klein, who will appraise his amazing collection. Plus, Rob offers up a trade item that has Mark hoping for a Christmas miracle."
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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!