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Market Warriors: Antiquing In New York, N.Y.

From left to right: MARKET WARRIORS pickers John Bruno and Bob Richter.
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From left to right: MARKET WARRIORS pickers John Bruno and Bob Richter.

Airs Monday, November 12, 2012 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV

From the producers of ANTIQUES ROADSHOW, the hit PBS series and the forerunner of television’s popular antiques and collectibles genre, comes a new adventure for treasure seekers: MARKET WARRIORS.

This series follows antiques pickers—Bob Richter, John Bruno, Kevin Bruneau, and Miller Gaffney—on a nationwide treasure hunt, scouring flea markets for antiques and vintage valuables with an eye toward selling their finds for profit at auction.

The Blog

Explore the MARKET WARRIORS blog and share you comments.

Talk The MARKET WARRIORS Talk

Pick up some picker lingo before your next antiques adventure.

Tools Of The Trade

What does Miller bring along when hunting for vintage valuables?

Dressing For Market Success

Find out how John uses his fashion sense to get great deals.

Over the course of 20 one-hour episodes, viewers will get to know the pickers, enjoy an up-close look at the fierce competition in each episode and obstacles they face in the marketplace each week, and make their best guesses about who will come out ahead at the end of each episode.

“With MARKET WARRIORS, we wanted to turn the lens on the antiques pickers themselves,” says series executive producer Marsha Bemko. “Our pickers aren’t your amateur weekend-flea-market hobbyists. They are pros looking to turn a profit in a highly competitive setting where the element of chance and a little luck sometimes trump expertise.”

"Antiquing In New York, N.Y." - This week on MARKET WARRIORS, pickers Miller, John, Bob and Kevin head to the Big Apple in search of big treasures at the Antiques Garage in the heart of New York City. They team up to find the right piece of ephemera from the 100 dealers packed into cramped quarters.

Mark L.Walberg comments on the wide array of items the pickers find, such as an antique child’s rake, a woodcut of Grand Central Terminal, and an abstract painting of a woman. In addition, Bob and Miller team up against Kevin and John to find the target item of ephemera.

The winning picker is determined at Ken Farmer’s Auctions in Radford, Virginia, where the items go under the hammer. KFAuctions is on Facebook.

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

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Watch Antiquing in New York, NY - Preview on PBS. See more from Market Warriors.

This week on MARKET WARRIORS, pickers Miller, John, Bob and Kevin head to the Big Apple in search of big treasures at the Antiques Garage in the heart of New York City.
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Watch Market Warriors - Behind the Scenes with John Kalish on PBS. See more from Market Warriors.

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.