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Market Warriors: Antiquing In New Milford, Conn.

MARKET WARRIORS picker Miller Gaffney in her element with various pieces of art.
Courtesy of (c) Anthony Tieuli for Market Warriors 2012
MARKET WARRIORS picker Miller Gaffney in her element with various pieces of art.

Airs Monday, January 21, 2013 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV

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.

This week on MARKET WARRIORS, pickers Miller, John, Bob and Kevin head to New Milford, Connecticut, home to Elephant Trunk Country Flea Market, a weekly sale that starts at the crack of dawn and where the pickers are challenged to find something metal.

Off screen host Mark L. Walberg comments on the wide array of items found, from a vintage toy truck to a coffee grinder. Pickers find themselves up against closing time as they scour the market to find items before the dealers pack up.

Some notable finds include a pyrography chair and a slant front desk.

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In the Shop ’Til You Stop round, pickers Bob and John duke it out to determine who has first dibs on an antique butter churn.

This week’s items are sent to Ken Farmer’s Auctions in Radford, Virginia, where the pickers find themselves neck-and-neck until the end.

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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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