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Market Warriors: Antiquing In Liberty, N.C.

Airs Monday, April 22, 2013 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV

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

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: Bene Raia, Miller Gaffney, John Bruno and Kevin Bruneau.

Courtesy of the Liberty Antiques Festival

Liberty Antiques Festival's 2013 flyer.

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.

"Antiquing In Liberty, N.C." - This week on MARKET WARRIORS, the pickers travel to Liberty, North Carolina, to the Liberty Antique Festival where twice a year, more than 400 dealers pack a farm with antiques and collectibles.

The challenge to find a 20th-century American item puts one of the pickers up against the clock. One picker’s decision not to budge from a bottom line price point is a game changer.

Off-screen host Mark L. Walberg injects quick wit as a rainstorm creates an added challenge for the pickers. Some key finds include two cast iron doorstops, a blanket chest and a metal folk art box.

The warriors are additionally challenged when they have less than 24 hours between market and their items hitting the auction block at Ken Farmer Auctions in Radford, Virginia.

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.

Antiquing in Liberty, N.C. Preview

Travel with the pickers to Liberty, North Carolina, to find a 20th-century American item.

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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.