So, while Colby may have started as a burlesque dancer with some business savvy, she has certainly made a name for herself as a star picker on the show.According to WQAD 8, Fritz was arrested in July 2017, after Iowa State Police responded to numerous 911 calls about a silver pickup truck driving the wrong way on Interstate 80.
Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz often uncover hidden gems in unconventional locales, like abandoned warehouses or closed-down Cracker Barrels in Middle America.
You may wonder how they manage to find these low-key goldmines, but it turns out they have According to Ken Young, whose Ken's Toys shop was featured on the show, locations are scouted by producers in advance of filming.
Mike Wolfe admitted that he brought her on board, in part, because of her looks. She reportedly logs a 2-hour commute three to four days a week to work at Wolfe's Antique Archaeology shop in Nashville, and she helped open the Pickers' second shop in Music City.
She also owns her own store called 4 Miles to Memphis.
"We had a three-week lead before they came," Young told the .
"…you go from one room to the next, you have to do that, like three times.
, Bruce is an auctioneer whose life dream is to open a museum that depicts country life between the 1840s and 1900s.
His interest was piqued when he saw a polarimeter, a device used in the 1800s to measure the sugar content in alcohol, in a 2010 episode of He contacted Fritz to buy the device and claims the picker agreed to sell it for 0 plus shipping.
It was Wolfe who supposedly convinced Fritz to create a show about their work.
is the way Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz haggle over hidden gems, which they later flip for a mega profit.
Like any real-life business shown through the lens of a TV camera, fans have long questioned the authenticity of the show.