Collector's Call

Season two!

Sundays at 9:30 PM

eastern (on most MeTV stations)
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

  • 1/19 9:30PMMeet George
    "Elvis superfan George has spent decades building a collection covering the entire reign of the King of Rock and Roll. His hundreds of records, movie posters, fan magazines and more take up nearly every inch of his home. He shares with Lisa such prize rarities as a life-size movie-theater cutout for 1956’s Love Me Tender; a mint-condition Elvis board game; a pristine Mylar banner for the King’s 1973 Hawaiian concert; and a pair of vintage, never-worn Elvis sneakers. George is joined by his wife Joanne, who has become his partner in all things Elvis; and we’ve brought certified appraiser (and lifelong Elvis fan) Judy Martin to put a price on the collection. Judy has also brought a rare Elvis comic-book appearance that she’ll try to persuade George to take in trade for one of his other treasures."
  • 1/26 9:30PMMeet Ralph Garman
    "As a well-known radio personality, actor, author and entertainer, Ralph Garman knows the ins and outs of show business; but his Batman ’66 collection is a product of his lifelong love for the TV show, not to mention his friendship with Adam West, who played the Caped Crusader. Ralph’s extensive collection, which he houses in his very own Batcave, includes the costume West wore as Batman; Catwoman’s screen-used belt; and even a limited-edition pedal-car replica of the famous Batmobile. Joining Ralph is his friend Nina Tooley, Adam West’s daughter, who has never even seen many of these Batman collectibles. Rob Klein, a pop-culture historian, will appraise Ralph’s collection, and then see if he can convince Ralph to give up something from his collection in trade for some Batman items Ralph doesn’t already have."
  • 2/2 9:30PMMeet Ed Montalvo
    "Ed Montalvo is an engineer by day, wood-burning artist and The Twilight Zone collector by night. He has roughly 1,600 unique The Twilight Zone related items in his collection, including a script signed by the show’s creator, Rod Serling; props from the original The Twilight Zone series; and over 1,000 autographs of actors who appeared on the iconic show. We’re joined by Ed’s sister, Annette Kirscher, as well as auction house owner Gabe Fajuri, who will put a value on Ed’s extensive collection. We also have a very special surprise for Ed: a message from accomplished The Twilight Zone director Robert Butler. And in the end, Gabe, our expert, will try to trade away a unique The Twilight Zone-related item for one of Ed’s most frightening possessions."
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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!