Collector's Call

Sundays at 6:30 PM

eastern (on most MeTV stations)
MeTV Network, America's No. 1 classic television network, proudly presents an 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

  • 3/3 6:30PMRock Band KISS
    "Zach Vege has loved the rock band KISS since he was a kid and has the basement to prove it. Zach played in a KISS tribute band with his father who passed away two years ago at an early age. His collection of all things KISS includes Ace Freehly designed guitars, an original KISS pinball machine, KISS trading cards and the rare original KISS promotional poster sent to radio stations with the first KISS record. Zach is joined by his wife Melanie and we’ve brought along KISStorian David Ashdown to value Zach’s collection. David has also brought a limited edition vinyl album from the KISS Cruise signed by the entire band in hopes to make a trade for one of Zach’s items."
  • 3/10 6:30PMCoca-Cola
    "Dan Theilmann has been collecting Coca-Cola items for 35 years and has an extensive collection of items dating back to the 1920’s. Some of these items include a Coca-Cola Vendo 23 vending machine from the 1960’s, Coca-Cola cufflinks from 1929, a four foot tall Coca-Cola display bottle and a 1933 radio in the shape of a Coca-Cola bottle. Dan is joined by his daughter Lindsey, who is a clinical social worker work with the U.S. Army and who took her first steps as a child in a hotel at a Coca-Cola’s collector’s convention. We’ve brought along Coca-Cola collector Darrell Noble who has been collecting for over 45 years. He has the knowledge to be able put an estimated value on Dan’s collection and he’s brought some Coca Cola items from his own collection, including a Coca-Cola tire display in hopes of making a trade with Dan."
  • 3/17 6:30PMMeet Rick Lisnek
    "After seeing The Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show, Rick Lisnek was never the same. He devoted a large part of his life to collecting everything related to The Fab Four, and now displays it all in his gallery-like basement. Among his most prized items are the infamous censored “Butcher” album cover; a very rare tin of Beatles talcum powder; a vintage Beatles record player; and some hotel bed sheets on which the band members once slept (or did they? We’ll find out!). Rick is joined by his brother Paul, who has helped him acquire many of his items (and whose own amazing collection was profiled in our first season). We’ve also brought along Jeff Augsburger, author of a Beatles memorabilia price guide. Jeff will appraise Rick’s collection; he’s also brought two items he hopes will entice Rick into a trade – including a ticket to a 1966 Beatles concert, which he knows Rick has been seeking."
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Stories

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!