Market Warriors: Antiquing In Adamstown, Pa. (New Series Premiere)
Airs Mondays, July 16, 2012 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV
Originally published July 10, 2012 at 2:47 p.m., updated July 20, 2012 at 9:08 a.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 Adamstown, Pa." - In the series premiere of MARKET WARRIORS, four pickers, Miller, John, Bob and Kevin, head to Lancaster, Pennsylvania, home to Renningers Adamstown — a large indoor/outdoor flea market — where they will be challenged to find mid-century modern items amid the Pennsylvania Dutch antiques.
The pickers scour the market for key finds, which include an Eames chair, Moss floor lamp and a Tiffany® jelly jar. The winning picker is determined at A.N. Abell Auction Company in Los Angeles, California, where their chosen items go under the hammer.
Up Next: The second episode, "Antiquing In Philadelphia, Pa.," will air Monday, July 23 at 9 p.m.