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Market Warriors: Antiquing In Brimfield, Mass.

Airs Monday, September 3, 2012 at 9 p.m. & 11 p.m. on KPBS TV

Above: The Antique Pickers: Miller Gaffney, John Bruno, Bob Richter and Kevin Bruneau, featured in MARKET WARRIORS.

From the producers of ANTIQUES ROADSHOW, the hit PBS series and the forerunner of television’s popular antiques and collectibles genre, comes a new adventure for treasure seekers: MARKET WARRIORS.

From left to right: MARKET WARRIORS pickers John Bruno and Bob Richter.
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Above: From left to right: MARKET WARRIORS pickers John Bruno and Bob Richter.

MARKET WARRIORS picker Kevin Bruneau inspects a potential treasure.
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Above: MARKET WARRIORS picker Kevin Bruneau inspects a potential treasure.

MARKET WARRIORS picker Miller Gaffney.
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Above: MARKET WARRIORS picker Miller Gaffney.

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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.

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Preview: Market Warriors: Antiquing In Brimfield, Mass.

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Above: See if the pickers can find art glass in Brimfield, Mass., home of the largest outdoor market in the world.

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Market Warriors: Behind the Scenes with John Kalish

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Above: Learn about what it takes to film MARKET WARRIORS, the new series from the producers of ANTIQUES ROADSHOW. This behind-the-scenes video follows the team on a rainy trip to Brimfield's Antiques Show, a famous flea market in central Massachusetts.

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