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Antiquing In Canton, TX - Part 2 (#110)

The pickers must work within their fixed budgets to find something from the 19th century in Texas. [56 minutes] Closed Captioning

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Series Description: 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.

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  • Antiquing In Adamstown, PA (#101)

    The pickers are challenged to find mid-century modern items amid Pennsylvania Dutch antiques. [56 minutes]

  • Antiquing In Philadelphia, PA (#102)

    The pickers are challenged to find costume jewelry at a 60-vendor flea market in Philadelphia, PA. [56 minutes]

  • Antiquing In Cumming, GA (#103)

    The pickers search for vintage advertising at the Lakewood 400 Antiques Market near Atlanta, GA. [56 minutes]

  • Antiquing In Brimfield, MA (#104)

    The pickers must find art glass at the largest outdoor market in the world in Brimfield, MA. [56 minutes]

  • Antiquing In Springfield, OH (#105)

    The pickers search for the best piece of cast iron at the Springfield Extravaganza in Ohio. [56 minutes]

  • Antiquing In Brimfield, MA - Part 2 (#106)

    The pickers hunt for the best piece of art pottery at the Brimfield Antique Show in Massachusetts. [56 minutes]

  • Antiquing In Pasadena, CA (#107)

    The pickers hunt for Native-American wares at the monthly flea market at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. [56 minutes]

  • Antiquing In Canton, TX (Part 1) (#108)

    The pickers search for authentic Mission Oak furniture amid recently made crafts at a Texas market. [56 minutes]

  • Antiquing In Burlington, KY (#109)

    The pickers are challenged with discovering unique lighting at the Burlington Antique Show. [56 minutes]

  • Antiquing In New Milford, CT (#112)

    The pickers are challenged to find something metal at the Elephant Trunk Country Flea Market. [56 minutes]

  • Antiquing in Walnut, Iowa (#113)

    The target assignment is gold when the pickers head to the Walnut Antique Show in Walnut, Iowa. [56 minutes]

  • Antiquing in Chicago (#114)

    The pickers must find something from the 1970s at the Randolph Street Market in Chicago, Illinois. [56 minutes]

  • Antiquing In Long Beach, CA (#115)

    The pickers scour vendors' booths for the best Asian miniature decorative or utilitarian item. [56 minutes]

  • Antiquing In Chantilly, Va (#116)

    The pickers are challenged to find miniature furniture at the DC Big Flea in Chantilly, Virginia. [56 minutes]

  • Antiquing In Greenwich, Ny (#117)

    The pickers visit the Washington County Antique Fair and are challenged to find a military object. [56 minutes]

  • Antiquing In Oronoco, Mn (#118)

    The pickers search for an antique toy among the 300 vendors at the Downtown Oronoco Gold Rush Days. [56 minutes]

  • Antiquing in Rochester, Minnesota (#119)

    The pickers are paired up to find something French at the Gold Rush Show in Rochester, Minnesota. [56 minutes]

  • Antiquing in Liberty, North Carolina (#120)

    The pickers are challenged to find a 20th-century American item at the Liberty Antique Festival. [56 minutes]

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