A series for treasure seekers in which antiques professionals embark on a nationwide treasure hunt, scouring flea markets and antique shops for vintage valuables and selling their finds at auction in an engaging and friendly competition for profit and antiques acumen.
Market Warriors Previous Broadcasts
Antiquing In Greenwich, Ny (Episode #117H)
KQED Life: Sun, Sep 21, 2014 -- 12:00 PM
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.
Antiquing In Cumming, GA (Episode #103H)
KQED Plus: Thu, Sep 18, 2014 -- 9:00 PM
Miller, John, Bob and Kevin encounter some southern hospitality at the Lakewood 400 Antiques Market just outside Atlanta, Georgia. This week's challenge is to find vintage advertising, and in Coca-Cola country, there's plenty to find. Some notable picks include a rare Red Rock Cola piece,a Sterling Card case and an antique hobbyhorse. Their finds are auctioned at Cowan's Auction in Cincinnati, Ohio.
- KQED Plus: Fri, Sep 19, 2014 -- 3:00 AM
Antiquing In Chantilly, Va (Episode #116H)
KQED Life: Sun, Sep 14, 2014 -- 12:00 PM
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.
Antiquing In Philadelphia, PA (Episode #102H)
KQED Plus: Thu, Sep 11, 2014 -- 9:00 PM
Miller, John, Bob and Kevin are in the City of Brotherly Love, working in close quarters at the 60-vendor Phila Flea Market. The challenge is to find costume jewelry - within their fixed budgets - with an eye to selling their finds for profit at auction. One picker will make a fatal mistake. Notable picks include a set by French jeweler Marcel Boucher and items such as a Playboy ice bucket and a Japanese mixed metal vase. It becomes clear whose strategy is working best when the items are auctioned at A.N. Abell Auction Company in Los Angeles.
- KQED Plus: Fri, Sep 12, 2014 -- 3:00 AM
Antiquing In Long Beach, Ca (Episode #115H)
KQED Life: Sun, Sep 7, 2014 -- 12:00 PM
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.
Antiquing In Adamstown, PA (Episode #101H)
KQED Plus: Thu, Sep 4, 2014 -- 9:00 PM
In the premiere, four pickers - Miller, John,Bob and Kevin - head to Lancaster, Pennsylvania, home to Renningers Adamstown, a large indoor/outdoor flea market, where they will be challenged to find mid-century modern items amid the Pennsylvania Dutch antiques. The pickers scour the market for key finds, which include an Eames chair, Moss floor lamp and a Tiffany jelly jar. The winning picker is determined at A.N. Abell Auction Company in Los Angeles, California, where their chosen items go under the hammer.
- KQED Plus: Fri, Sep 5, 2014 -- 3:00 AM