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Market Warriors: Antiquing In Oronoco, Minn.

Airs Monday, February 25, 2013 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV

Above: The MARKET WARRIORS pickers. From left to right: Bene Raia, Miller Gaffney, John Bruno 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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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 Oronoco, Minn." - This week on MARKET WARRIORS, the pickers head out to Oronoco, Minnesota, to the annual Downtown Oronoco Gold Rush Days to find an antique toy among the more than 300 vendors scattered throughout town.

Off-screen host Mark L. Walberg observes the pickers as they're teamed up, men versus women, in an effort to flip an item at the market. The pickers have a chance to increase their profits by auctioning an item on eBay.

Some key finds include a vintage pinball machine, a Trifari bracelet and a trolley seat. Their selected items are sent to Ken Farmer Auctions in Radford, Virginia, where they go under the hammer.

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

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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.