Market Warriors: Antiquing In Philadelphia, Pa.
Airs Monday, August 20, 2012 at 9 p.m. & 11 p.m. on KPBS TV
Originally published July 16, 2012 at 10 a.m., updated August 17, 2012 at 3:43 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.”
The challenge is to find costume jewelry — within their fixed budgets — with an eye to selling their finds for profit at auction.
One picker will make a fatal mistake. Notable picks include a set by French jeweler Marcel Boucher and items such as a Playboy™ ice bucket and a Japanese mixed metal vase.
It becomes clear whose strategy is working best when the items are auctioned at A.N. Abell Auction Company in Los Angeles.
This episode originally aired on July 23, 2012.
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