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Market Warriors: Antiquing In Walnut, Iowa

Airs Monday, January 7, 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.

This week the MARKET WARRIORS head to Walnut, Iowa, to the Walnut Antique Show, with a new competitor in the mix. The target assignment is gold, and Mark L. Walberg injects some quick wit when one of the pickers goes for a broad interpretation the others aren’t buying. A sudden rainstorm that causes most of the dealers to close down shop helps determine who wins and loses.

Some key finds include a Herman Miller chair, an aluminum plane and a piece of tramp art (a woodcutting style that involves layers of whittled pieces).

The winning picker is determined at A.N. Abell Auction Company in Los Angeles, California, where the chosen items go under the hammer.

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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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Preview: Market Warriors: Antiquing In Walnut, Iowa

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Above: Head to the Walnut Antique Show as a new competitor joins the pickers in the search for something gold in this episode of MARKET WARRIORS.

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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.