Market Warriors: Antiquing In Brimfield, Mass.
Airs Monday, September 3, 2012 at 9 p.m. & 11 p.m. on KPBS TV
Originally published August 3, 2012 at 1:43 p.m., updated August 23, 2012 at 4:49 p.m.
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This series follows antiques pickers—Bob Richter, John Bruno, Kevin Bruneau, and Miller Gaffney—on a nationwide treasure hunt, scouring flea markets for antiques and vintage valuables with an eye toward selling their finds for profit at auction.
Over the course of 20 one-hour episodes, viewers will get to know the pickers, enjoy an up-close look at the fierce competition in each episode and obstacles they face in the marketplace each week, and make their best guesses about who will come out ahead at the end of each episode.
“With MARKET WARRIORS, we wanted to turn the lens on the antiques pickers themselves,” says series executive producer Marsha Bemko. “Our pickers aren’t your amateur weekend-flea-market hobbyists. They are pros looking to turn a profit in a highly competitive setting where the element of chance and a little luck sometimes trump expertise.”
"Antiquing In Brimfield, Mass." - This week on MARKET WARRIORS, our pickers head to the Brimfield, Massachusetts, home of the largest outdoor market in the world, for the first of a two-part series in Brimfield.
In this episode, the pickers struggle to find the right items to sell at Cowan's Auction in Cincinnati, Ohio. As part of the challenge this week, the pickers are teamed up and tasked with finding art glass among the market’s 6000 vendors.
Off-screen host Mark L. Walberg describes some notable picks, including examples of Bohemian art glass, a vintage scale and a handmade dollhouse.
This program originally aired on August 6, 2012.