We get Pickers out here and I watch the episodes as much as I watch Pawn Stars. Two very well made series'. Perhaps, though, someone can explain something to me. There seems to be a limitless supply of country spreads with barns full of old junk bursting out of them. Some owners seem reluctant to sell much despite having around 30 years accumulation and saying that it's for sale. Some of the characters are great eccentrics and some seem to me to me a bit weird. Are there really as many as there seem to be? Is there really a thriving culture of collecting on a huge scale?