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Market Warriors: Antiquing In Rochester, Minn.

Airs Monday, April 15, 2013 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV

Above: MARKET WARRIORS picker Benedicta "Bene" Raia in her element with children's antiques and collectibles.

Treasure hunters embark on an antiques adventure in MARKET WARRIORS, a new series from the producers of ANTIQUES ROADSHOW, the hit PBS series and forerunner of television’s antiques and collectibles genre. In MARKET WARRIORS, expert shoppers scour flea markets across the country for vintage valuables, selling their finds at auction with an eye towards maximizing profit.

Courtesy of Anthony Tieuli for Market Warriors 2012

The MARKET WARRIORS pickers from left to right: John Bruno, Bene Raia, Miller Gaffney, and Kevin Bruneau.

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In each episode, four pickers travel to different markets across the country to purchase items with a set amount of money, and use their knowledge and skills to see who can make the most profit at auction.

This week on MARKET WARRIORS, the pickers head to Rochester, Minnesota, to the annual Gold Rush Olmsted County market, where the pickers are paired up to find something French and one picker struggles to make it through the round.

Off-screen host Mark L. Walberg observes as the pickers seek advice from ANTIQUES ROADSHOW experts on some items they’re considering flipping at auction.

Some key finds include a Chinese sandalwood box, an antique radio and a Limoges landscape painting. One picker strikes gold with a bidder from China taking part at Ken Farmer Auctions in Radford, Virginia, where all of this week’s items are auctioned.

Past episodes of MARKET WARRIORS are available for online viewing.

MARKET WARRIORS is on Facebook, and you can follow @Market_Warriors on Twitter. Follow MARKET WARRIORS on Pinterest. Ken Farmer Auctions is on Facebook.

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Preview: Market Warriors: Antiquing In Rochester, Minn.

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Above: Join the pickers at the Gold Rush Olmsted County market in Rochester, Minnesota, to find something French.

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Sending Objects to an Online Auction

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Above: For the challenge round in Oronoco, Minn., each of the pickers sent one item to an online auction. Find out why they made these picks!

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Meet MARKET WARRIORS' Newest Picker, Bene Raia

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Above: New picker Benedicta “Bene” Raia joins MARKET WARRIORS! Her competitive advantage? As an auctioneer, Bene knows her margins.

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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.