Have you ever wondered where the pickers watch the auctions? They're on a set, built in one of WGBH’s Brighton, Massachusetts studios. The MARKET WARRIORS studio set is the creation of Set Designer Amy Whitten and Set Decorator Michael Cataldo. This set might look like a cluttered auction house, but every item is placed with meaningful attention to detail.
You might have noticed the glass display case that's in the first shot of every auction. The case contains items the pickers bought, but did not take to auction. With every episode, that collection grows! Here are a few of the items:
Salviati Venetian glass salt swans: InKevin bought a group of seven swans, but decided that six would sell better, so he pulled one.
Bakelite bracelets: InMiller tried to convince her fellow pickers that nine Bakelite bracelets equaled a complete set. They rejected this claim, and only let Miller take one to auction. The other eight bracelets can be seen in this case.
Coca-Cola clock: Inauctioneer Wes Cowan rejected Miller's clock for not meeting the target assignment of pre-1970 advertising. He dated the clock to about 1972.
Apothecary lamp: In, Wes Cowan rejected Kevin and Miller's purchase for not meeting the target assignment, art glass, and for lacking value because it was an apothecary jar modified to be a lamp.
Carl Moon orotone: InWes Cowan refused to sell Kevin's purchase because he believes it is a fake. Learn why in .
Turquoise rings: InMiller bought these rings to meet the target round challenge, Native American items. She then found pottery she liked better, and ate the cost of the rings.
World War II helmet: InBene quickly bought this inexpensive helmet as her target round item, but dropped it when she found a bayonet with scabbard and frog.
See if you can spot them all!
Written by MARKET WARRIORS editor Sharon Singer.