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American Pickers' Frank Fritz Once Spent $725 For Six Shiny Things

The shiny things that Frank Fritz bought on this particular day? Nothing to sneeze at.

The bulk of the purchase was made up of car ornaments: Three metal logos, from the REO Motorcar Company, Hudson Motorcar Company, and the Lincoln Auto League. There was also an elegant mountable clock for a car’s dashboard, and a pair of handsome stopwatches, one hand-wound and one with a matching key.

Fritz, who as has been mentioned was no greenhorn when it came to picking after 20 seasons on the show, shot low with his opening volley. “How about $650?” he tried. The owner, more amiable to an offer closer to around $800, made the reasonable compromise of $725. Hands were extended, then shaken. The deed was done.

As with most episodes of “American Pickers,” a clear lesson was taught: You just never know what you can find if you spend enough time in strangers’ houses, looking through boxes of stuff that they forgot they had.

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