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Mike Wolfe

Mike Wolfe

A lifelong American picker, Mike Wolfe has been combing through junk since the age of four. Over the years, he’s earned a reputation as one of the country’s foremost foragers, traveling coast to coast in search of forgotten treasures. Where other people see dilapidated barns and overgrown yards, Mike sees potential goldmines packed with rare finds and sensational stories.

Mike spends as much time as he can on the road, usually with Frank Fritz – his friend of 20 years and picking partner – in tow. Mike searches for anything from antique baby carriages and vintage jukeboxes to old cars and scrap metal. Mike’s clients include interior designers, art directors, photographers and collectors. He also owns Antique Archaeology, a specialist shop that sells antiques, vintage items and folk art in sleepy Le Claire, Iowa.

As Mike sees it, pickers do all the dirty work but dealers and collectors get all the credit. But that doesn’t mean he’s any less passionate about his chosen field. “I love to find stuff,” he says simply.

 

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American Pickers

Season 17
Episode
Date & time
 
5: Wolves In Picker's Clothes
 
5: Wolves In Picker's Clothes
Sat 22 February·7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 23 February·5:55am
9: The Doctor Is Waiting
 
9: The Doctor Is Waiting
Thu 20 February·8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Fri 21 February·1:15am
 
 
Fri 21 February·7:40am
 
 
Fri 21 February·2:00pm
6: Big Tennessee Welcome
 
6: Big Tennessee Welcome
Mon 2 March·5:00am
Rec
 
 
Mon 2 March·9:10am
5: Roll Like A Rock Star
 
5: Roll Like A Rock Star
Mon 24 February·5:00am
Rec
 
 
Mon 24 February·9:10am
12: Best Of: American Treasures
 
12: Best Of: American Treasures
Wed 4 March·12:00pm
11: Best Of: Best Bets
 
11: Best Of: Best Bets
Tue 3 March·12:00pm
10: Frank's Big Day
 
10: Frank's Big Day
Fri 28 February·12:00pm
9: Pedal Pushers
 
9: Pedal Pushers
Thu 27 February·12:00pm
8: 40 Acres And A Pick
 
8: 40 Acres And A Pick
Wed 26 February·12:00pm
7: Real Knuckleheads
 
7: Real Knuckleheads
Tue 25 February·12:00pm
6: Mike's Big Day
 
6: Mike's Big Day
Fri 21 February·12:00pm
5: Ripe For The Picking
 
5: Ripe For The Picking
Thu 20 February·12:00pm
1: Best Of: Top Cars
 
1: Best Of: Top Cars
Sun 23 February·4:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 24 February·1:00pm
3: Beetle In A Haystack
 
3: Beetle In A Haystack
Thu 5 March·6:25am
2: Oddities & Commodities
 
2: Oddities & Commodities
Wed 4 March·6:25am
1: Like Father, Like Daughter
 
1: Like Father, Like Daughter
Tue 3 March·6:25am
15: A Man's Home Is His Castle
 
15: A Man's Home Is His Castle
Sat 29 February·6:25am
14: From Coupe To Nuts
 
14: From Coupe To Nuts
Fri 28 February·6:25am
13: Coin-Op Kings
 
13: Coin-Op Kings
Thu 27 February·6:25am
12: Law & Hoarder
 
12: Law & Hoarder
Wed 26 February·6:25am
11: Daredevil Duffey
 
11: Daredevil Duffey
Tue 25 February·6:25am
10: Space Oddities
 
10: Space Oddities
Sat 22 February·6:25am
9: The Bundle Brothers
 
9: The Bundle Brothers
Fri 21 February·6:25am
24: Everything Must Go
 
24: Everything Must Go
Sun 1 March·5:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 2 March·2:00pm
23: Big Moe
 
23: Big Moe
Sun 1 March·4:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 2 March·1:00pm
22: May The Ford Be With You
 
22: May The Ford Be With You
Sun 23 February·5:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 24 February·2:00pm
1: Pint-Sized Picker
 
1: Pint-Sized Picker
Sat 29 February·7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 1 March·5:55am