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Market Warriors: Antiquing In Long Beach, Calif.

Airs Monday, February 4, 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.

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New MARKET WARRIORS picker Benedicta "Bene" Raia.

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 Long Beach, Calif." - This week on MARKET WARRIORS, the pickers head out to Long Beach, California, to the Long Beach Antique Market, where more than 800 vendors flock to the popular monthly market.

In this episode, the pickers are challenged to scour vendors’ booths for the best Asian smalls (a miniature decorative or utilitarian item) and one picker’s expertise in this category is put to the test.

Off-screen host Mark L. Walberg observes some key finds that include a Japanese wedding box, a pair of Chinese chairs and modern sculpture.

It’s anyone’s game this week when their items go under the hammer at Quinn’s Auction Galleries in Falls Church, Virginia.

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Preview: Market Warriors: Antiquing In Long Beach, Calif.

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Above: This week on MARKET WARRIORS, the pickers head out to Long Beach, California, to the Long Beach Antique Market, where more than 800 vendors flock to the popular monthly market. In this episode, the pickers are challenged to scour vendors’ booths for the best Asian smalls (a miniature decorative or utilitarian item) and one picker’s expertise in this category is put to the test. Off-screen host Mark L. Walberg observes some key finds that include a Japanese wedding box, a pair of Chinese chairs and modern sculpture. It’s anyone’s game this week when their items go under the hammer at Quinn’s Auction Galleries in Falls Church, Virginia.

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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.

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