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Market Warriors: Antiquing In Philadelphia, Pa.

Airs Monday, August 20, 2012 at 9 p.m. & 11 p.m. on KPBS TV

Above: MARKET WARRIORS picker Miller Gaffney at a Philadelphia flea market.

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.

MARKET WARRIORS picker Bob Richter searches for treasure.
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Above: MARKET WARRIORS picker Bob Richter searches for treasure.

Picker John Bruno on MARKET WARRIORS.
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Above: Picker John Bruno on MARKET WARRIORS.

Picker Kevin Bruneau explores a vendor's table covered with jewelry on MARKET WARRIORS.
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Above: Picker Kevin Bruneau explores a vendor's table covered with jewelry on MARKET WARRIORS.

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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 Philadelphia, Pa." - This week on MARKET WARRIORS, pickers Miller, John, Bob and Kevin are in the City of Brotherly Love, working in close quarters at the 60-vendor Phila Flea Market.

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.

Up Next: "Antiquing In Cumming, Ga." airs Monday, August 27, 2012 at 9 p.m.

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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.