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Born in a Barn (Episode #113H)

KQED Plus: Sat, Oct 19, 2013 -- 9:30 PM

Paul Mikkelson's boat auction is the way auctioneering used to be. This episode takes place in the Mikkelson restoration facility in Willmar Minnesota where so many of Paul's beautifully restored Falls Flyer Boats got their start. The auction takes the collectors from item to item around the facility and the bidders have to "bark out their bids" in the crowded spaces. A rare Falls Flyer "Boondoggle" sells for $8,000. Plus, rare speed boats, fantastic early-era Mercury & Evinrude Motors and vintage Chris Craft boats bring in amazing bids.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Sun, Oct 20, 2013 -- 3:30 PM
  • KQED Plus: Sun, Oct 20, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

Fight Fire with Fire (Episode #112H)

KQED Plus: Sat, Oct 5, 2013 -- 9:30 PM

As a young man Mervyn Criser spent his career as a Wichita Fireman. Now, some 45 years later, he's become a serious collector and historian on the firemen in Wichita's history. It all started with a simple gift. Mervyn's wife Marcia couldn't think of a good Christmas gift. She happened on a 1930s pressed steel toy fire engine. "Wouldn't that make a perfect gift for a retired fireman?" she told us. That gift was the catalyst that launched Mervyn's collecting passion, but now he needs to downsize.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Sun, Oct 6, 2013 -- 3:30 PM
  • KQED Plus: Sun, Oct 6, 2013 -- 3:30 AM
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