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Market Warriors: Antiquing In Chicago, Ill.

Airs Monday, April 8, 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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Courtesy of Anthony Tieuli for Market Warriors 2012

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 on MARKET WARRIORS, the pickers head to the Randolph Street Market in Chicago, Illinois, where the target assignment is to find something from the 1970s. One picker runs out of time as another intentionally tries to hoodwink his opponents about an item made three decades later.

Off-screen host provides the play-by-play on his outrageous bluffing. Pickers also try to sell items bought at a previous flea market. Notable finds include a pair of mid-century fiberglass chairs, a modern coffee table and an Aunt Jemima clock.

The winning picker is determined at A.N. Abell Auction Company in Los Angeles, California.

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

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Preview: Market Warriors: Antiquing In Chicago, Ill.

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Above: Share the pickers’ search for something from the 1970s at the Randolph Street Market in this episode of MARKET WARRIORS.

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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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