Updated: 04/17/2018 09:51 AM | First Published: 04/17/2018 09:41 AM

American Pickers surprising facts that you might not have known

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American Pickers is an American reality TV series that premiered on January 18, 2010, on the History Channel.

The show follows antique and collectible pickers, Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz, who travel around the USA to buy or pick various items.

The show has been airing its 18th season, which premiered on October 16, 2017.

Here are five facts about American Pickers:

There’s more to Hobo Jack

Mike and Frank often search Hobo Jack’s property because he owns lots of random items and collectibles.

But there’s more to Jack that what meets the eye; he is an author and musician. His music can be purchased through his website.

Significance to Danielle’s Tattoos

Though most people are careless with the choice of their tattoos and later regret them, Danielle chooses hers with much thought in mind.

Danielle has said that each one of her tattoos represents a person, moment or lesson she has learned in life.

However, her favorites are the ones that were designed by her children.

Dolly Parton is fond of Danielle Colby

In 2014, famous American singer, Dolly Parton, reached out to the pickers for vintage items she was looking for her new attraction, FireChaser Express.

After they collected the items, Danielle personally drove from Iowa to Tennessee to drop off the items to Dolly.

Frank was a Fire Inspector

As Mike, Frank didn’t think picking could be a full-time career. He worked as a firefighter and then fire inspector for 25 years.

However, he would still pick and search firehouse related vintage objects while working.

When he bought an item from $15 and then sold it for $475, he realized he would be able to make a living off of picking.

Danielle has an extensive collection of costumes

Though you don’t see it much on the show, Danielle specializes in searching for vintage stage costumes.

Monsters & Critics reported that she has an extensive collection of vintage costumes from all around the world.

Her collection includes costumes from the 1800’s, a rare costume from Lillie Langtry, an original Mata Hari stage costume and a banana skirt which belonged to Josephine Baker.