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Market Warriors
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Market Warriors is a series in which expert antiques "pickers" embark on a nationwide treasure hunt, scouring flea markets for vintage valuables and selling their finds at auction with an eye toward maximizing profit. These pickers aren't your amateur-weekend-flea-market hobbyists-they are pros, here to compete against each other in a competition that takes us on a cross-country adventure. In each episode, four pickers travel to different market locations across the country to purchase certain items with a set amount of money. We will learn not only about different objects and their history; we'll see the competitors apply their knowledge and skills to real financial transactions. Using individual interviews we will get to know our pickers and learn about what they bought and why. We then will discover the current value of the objects as only the marketplace can determine. The sale of our pickers' items takes place at an auction on a different day, in a different location. Before the auction, we will hear our auction house experts appraise each of these items and their estimates won't always jibe with the dollar value our pickers have attached to these objects. All four competitors will watch the auctioneer take charge of the bidding and the picker whose objects make the highest total profit at auction is the winner of that episode.

Below is a list of broadcasts scheduled to air in the next 60 days on any of our three channels.

Episode #110
Antiquing in Canton, TX - Part 2
This week on MARKET WARRIORS, pickers Miller, John, Bob and Kevin return to Canton, Texas, home to First Monday Trade Days, a massive monthly market in East Texas. Day two is a challenge for the pickers, working within their fixed budgets to find something from the 19th century. Off-screen host Mark L. Walberg comments on the broad range of finds the pickers bring to the table, including a blue railroad lantern and a pair of carved Chinese figures. Other finds include a Japanese hibachi, a German wall clock and a folk art cabinet. This week one picker's creativity and knowledge provides a winning edge when the items go to auction at Ken Farmer's Auctions in Radford, Virginia.
55 minutes long
tpt Channel 2.1

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Sun Dec 28th @ 6:00 pm

Episode #111
Antiquing in New York, NY
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.
55 minutes long
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Sun Jan 4th @ 6:00 pm

Episode #112
Antiquing in New Milford, CT
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. 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.
56 minutes long
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Sun Jan 11th @ 6:00 pm

Episode #113
Antiquing in Walnut, IA
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.
56 minutes long
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Sun Jan 18th @ 6:00 pm

Episode #114
Antiquing in Chicago, IL
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.
56 minutes long
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Sun Jan 25th @ 6:00 pm

Episode #115
Antiquing in Long Beach, CA
This week on MARKET WARRIORS, the pickers head out to Long Beach, California, to the Long Beach Antique Market, where more than 800 vendors flock to the popular monthly market. In this episode, the pickers are challenged to scour vendors' booths for the best Asian smalls (a miniature decorative or utilitarian item) and one picker's expertise in this category is put to the test. Off-screen host Mark L. Walberg observes some key finds that include a Japanese wedding box, a pair of Chinese chairs and modern sculpture. It's anyone's game this week when their items go under the hammer at Quinn's Auction Galleries in Falls Church, Virginia.
56 minutes long
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Sun Feb 1st @ 6:00 pm

Episode #116
Antiquing in Chantilly, VA
This week on MARKET WARRIORS, the pickers travel to Chantilly, Virginia, for the DC Big Flea. This six-times-a-year indoor show finds the pickers trying to make a big score on their target assignment to find miniature furniture. Off-screen host Mark L. Walberg observes some notable finds, which include a crocodile suitcase, a mid-century modern clock and a Chinese screen. This week's winner is a clear favorite from the moment the auction begins at Quinn's Auction Galleries in Falls Church, Virginia.
56 minutes long
tpt Channel 2.1

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Sun Feb 8th @ 6:00 pm

Episode #117
Antiquing in Greenwich, NY
This week on MARKET WARRIORS, the pickers head up the Hudson River to Greenwich, New York, to the Washington County Antique Fair, where twice a year the fairgrounds are host to more than 200 vendors and thousands of shoppers. This week the pickers have a target assignment to bring back a military object, and one person's change of mind may cost that person the win. Off-screen host Mark L. Walberg observes some key finds, which include a Victorian birdcage, a WWII water bag and a German pull toy. The winning picker is determined at Quinn's Auction Galleries in Falls Church, Virginia, where their chosen items go under the hammer.
56 minutes long
tpt Channel 2.1

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Sun Feb 15th @ 6:00 pm


This list includes any broadcasts that aired in the past 2 months on any of our three channels.

Episode #109
Antiquing in Burlington, KY
This week on MARKET WARRIORS, pickers Miller, John, Bob and Kevin are off to the races at the Burlington Antique Show in Burlington, Kentucky, where they visit a well-known gem of a market. The pickers are challenged with discovering unique lighting among the 200 vendors. A pair of mid-century lamps invites some conversation. Off-screen host Mark L. Walberg points out notable picks that include a Marilyn Monroe thermometer, a pair of mid-century modern chairs and a chrome headboard. Their finds are auctioned at A.N. Abell Auction Company in Los Angeles.
55 minutes long
tpt Channel 2.1

No previous airings of this
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Sun Dec 21st @ 6:00 pm

Episode #108
Antiquing in Canton, TX (part 1)
This week on MARKET WARRIORS, pickers Miller, John, Bob and Kevin head out to Canton, Texas, home to First Monday Trade Days - a large outdoor monthly market with a mixture of antiques and new wares. The challenge to find authentic Mission Oak furniture amid the recently made crafts puts one picker up against the clock. Off-screen host Mark L. Walberg injects quick wit and a collector's know-how as the pickers scour the market for key finds, which include a pair of Knoll Chairs, a Bostrom Brady Surveying Tool and an antique document box. The winning picker is determined at A.N. Abell Auction Company in Los Angeles, California, where chosen items go under the hammer.
55 minutes long
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Sun Dec 14th @ 6:00 pm

Episode #107
Antiquing in Pasadena, CA
In this episode of MARKET WARRIORS, pickers Miller, John, Bob and guest picker Bob Cirillo head west to the world-famous Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, for the monthly flea market. This week, the pickers are challenged to find Native-American wares. One of the pickers uncovers a piece with a questionable past (one buys a forgery that's surrendered to the U.S. Government). Some notable picks include a Whitney Houston collectible, leather gauntlets and Picasso dominos. The finds are auctioned at Baker Auction in Denver, Colorado.
55 minutes long
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Sun Nov 23rd @ 6:00 pm

Episode #106
Antiquing in Brimfield, MA - Part 2
This week on MARKET WARRIORS, pickers Miller, John, Bob and Kevin head to one of the largest markets in the world, the Brimfield Antique Show in Brimfield, Massachusetts. There they scour the 16 fields of vendors in search of the best piece of art pottery. Some notable picks include a Rookwood vase and a painted blanket chest. One picker is drawn to an item that will bring great rewards, while another buys a forgery that will cause second-guessing. Later in the episode, the pickers team up (Bob and Kevin against John and Miller) in a round to buy an object for resale the same day. Their finds go under the hammer at Cowan's Auction in Cincinnati, Ohio.
55 minutes long
tpt Channel 2.1

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Sun Nov 16th @ 6:00 pm

Episode #105
Antiquing in Springfield, OH
This week on MARKET WARRIORS, pickers Miller, John, Bob and Kevin head to the Midwest for one of the largest shows in the region, the Springfield Extravaganza in Springfield, Ohio. Once there, the pickers are challenged to sift through the 2,000 vendors to find the best piece of cast iron to sell at auction. Some unique picks include a Jazzboy Jim toy, a Salvador Dali lithograph and a pair of chairs made of skis. Their finds are auctioned at A.N. Abell Auction Company in Los Angeles.
55 minutes long
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Sun Nov 9th @ 6:00 pm

Episode #104
Antiquing in Brimfield, MA
This week on MARKET WARRIORS, pickers Miller, John, Bob and Kevin head to the Brimfield, Massachusetts, home of the largest outdoor market in the world. The pickers struggle to find the right items to sell at Cowan's Auction in Cincinnati, Ohio. As part of the challenge this week, the pickers are teamed up and tasked with finding art glass among the market's 6,000 vendors. Some notable picks include examples of Bohemian art glass, a vintage scale and a handmade dollhouse.
55 minutes long
tpt Channel 2.1

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episode on this channel.

tpt MN Channel 2.2

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tpt Life Channel 2.3

Sun Nov 2nd @ 6:00 pm


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