TV’s American Pickers visit Affiliated Auctions during Florida tour

The American Pickers, Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz, visited Affiliated Auctions in Tallahassee, Fla., and posed with the Affiliated team. Left to write: Mike Wolfe, Brett Svenson, Jason Winogrond, Katie Whitworth, John Whitworth, Frank Fritz, Lisa Whitworth, Tristan Shelfer, Erin Bessette, Tessa Jones. Image courtesy of Affiliated Auctions.

The American Pickers, Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz, visited Affiliated Auctions in Tallahassee, Fla., and posed with the Affiliated team. Left to write: Mike Wolfe, Brett Svenson, Jason Winogrond, Katie Whitworth, John Whitworth, Frank Fritz, Lisa Whitworth, Tristan Shelfer, Erin Bessette, Tessa Jones. Image courtesy of Affiliated Auctions.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (ACNI) – On Jan. 26, while preparing for their March 5-6 auction, the management and staff of Affiliated Auctions received a visit from Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz, stars of the History Channel’s popular American Pickers reality show.

The “Pickers” had been traveling around the Southeast, searching for rare and unusual antiques to feature on upcoming episodes. They called on Affiliated to provide an on-camera appraisal of an object discovered during their journey up and down the Sunshine State.

“They called us a week before their visit, so it wasn’t a surprise,” said Affiliated Auctions’ Brett Svenson. Asked for details about the article the Pickers brought in for appraisal, Svenson declined, other than to say it had come from South Florida. “It has to be kept a secret prior to the episode’s airdate,” Svenson explained, “but I can tell you that they were happy with the appraisal we gave them, which was along the lines of what they had thought before they came in.”

After the appraisal, Wolfe and Fritz spent time chatting with the gallery staff.

“They were exactly as we expected them to be,” Svenson said. “There wasn’t any sort of Hollywood thing going on.”

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The American Pickers, Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz, visited Affiliated Auctions in Tallahassee, Fla., and posed with the Affiliated team. Left to write: Mike Wolfe, Brett Svenson, Jason Winogrond, Katie Whitworth, John Whitworth, Frank Fritz, Lisa Whitworth, Tristan Shelfer, Erin Bessette, Tessa Jones. Image courtesy of Affiliated Auctions.

The American Pickers, Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz, visited Affiliated Auctions in Tallahassee, Fla., and posed with the Affiliated team. Left to write: Mike Wolfe, Brett Svenson, Jason Winogrond, Katie Whitworth, John Whitworth, Frank Fritz, Lisa Whitworth, Tristan Shelfer, Erin Bessette, Tessa Jones. Image courtesy of Affiliated Auctions.

The American Pickers' Mercedes-Benz van, with Mike Wolfe at the wheel and Frank Fritz riding shotgun, pulls into the parking lot at Affiliated Auctions' gallery. The logo on the van, Antique Archaeology, represents Wolfe's company located in LeClaire, Iowa. Image courtesy of Affiliated Auctions.

The American Pickers’ Mercedes-Benz van, with Mike Wolfe at the wheel and Frank Fritz riding shotgun, pulls into the parking lot at Affiliated Auctions’ gallery. The logo on the van, Antique Archaeology, represents Wolfe’s company located in LeClaire, Iowa. Image courtesy of Affiliated Auctions.