Ooriginaltitel: Auction Kings
Längd per avsnitt: 30 min min
Buyers in the Atlanta area searching for those one-of-a-kind items -- a vampire hunting kit, anyone? -- know exactly where to go, but the quantity is always limited and the prices fluid. ``Auction Kings follows the action at Gallery 63, a storied auction house in Hotlanta with a reputation for selling both bizarre and high-end items. Its owner, Paul Brown, manages his feisty staff and mingles with his customers, bidders and buyers who come from all walks of life. (TheTVDB)
Vampire Hunting Kit/Meteorite
One seller comes into Gallery 63 with a softball-sized meteorite, hoping to fetch enough money to take a second honeymoon to Paris, while another brings in a vampire-killing kit from the 1800s that could go for big bucks — if the right buyer attends the auction. Then Jon, the newest employee, is tasked with sifting through a jam-packed house to find auction gold. He locates a signed copy of Gone with the Wind and a genuine Nazi handbook from World War II. But will experts confirm theyre legit?
Love Meter/Knights of Templar Sword
Delfinos handyman skills are put to the test when picker Jon uncovers a classic Love Meter arcade game. Meanwhile, a monk brings in a 1637 prayer book that was brought to America during the Revolutionary War and used in the church attended by some of the Founding Fathers. It could bring in $5,000 to $7,000 if the right bidders are in the crowd on auction day, and all proceeds would benefit the homeless. Then, when a man brings in his grandfathers coat and sword, Paul must unravel their mysterious secret-society history in order to sell them.
Ladies Muff Pistols/John Hancock's Book
A collector brings in a pair of 19th-century ladies pistols designed to be concealed in a hand muff, while another seller offers for auction an early-print Great Gatsby and a book signed by John Hancock. Then Jon, picking through a cluttered basement, manages to uncover a Venetian mirror that could turn out to be extremely valuable.
Rolling Stones' Snooker Table/Aliens
A seller brings in a snooker table he built for the Rolling Stones to use on tour, which an expert appraiser proclaims could sell at a sky-high price. A woman puts an amazing collection of rare African artifacts â€“- including an elephant mask, two iron throne chairs, and a terracotta honey pot -- up for auction, hoping for enough cash to renovate her kitchen. And Pauls dad Bob decides to sell a family of alien props that he took as trade for a pool table. As the auction approaches, he hopes to find out he got the better end of the...
Iwo Jima Sword/Cathouse Chairs
Owner Paul Brown and Gallery 63 team prepare for their next auction, which includes a 1969 Oldsmobile 442, two chairs reportedly from a New Orleans cathouse, and a WWII Japanese rifle and sword still partially wrapped in the 60-year-old paper used to mail them home from the battlefield.!
Dinosaur Tooth/Victorian Furniture
The Gallery 63 crew struggles with manager Cindy Shooks new stress release, a drum set Jon brought in on a pick. Paul Brown takes rookie picker Jon Hammond to meet a client auctioning off his collection of sentimental Victorian furniture, including a settee and a piano, while a fossil-hunting couple from Montana bring in three rare dinosaur fossils, including a T.rex tooth.
Pink Cadillac/Baseball Memorabilia
Looking for funds to buy a new tour bus, a rock-a-billy musician cruises to Gallery 63 in a gleaming pink 1960 Cadillac. A wife unloads her husbands model tugboat, but itll need some of Delfinos magic before it can be sold in working order. And a collector brings in historic Negro League baseball memorabilia that he hopes will help pay for a mission trip to the Ivory Coast.
Spy Watch/Model A
Spy Watch/Model A
Owner Paul Brown and Gallery 63 team prepare for their next auction, which includes a Model A Ford and Lion King concept sketches. Cindy reminds the team of her picking prowess when she brings in a weekend find: a 1950s spy watch/recorder that still has historic voices on it.
Triumph Chopper/Ruby Necklace
Auctions are a risky business, with seemingly worthless items often selling big while fabulous items fall flat -- and its up to Cindy to teach Jon how to identify what will sell. This week, a man walks in with a 92-carat ruby necklace hes been keeping in a shoebox, another brings in a classic 1967 Triumph Chopper, hoping for enough cash to help his mother renovate her house, and a third presents an unopened case of presidential brother Billy Carters Billy Beer that the expert says its worthless, but Jon bets will sell.
Hand Cannon/Faberge Pencil
A seller brings in an ancient hand cannon so old and so rare, even the experts struggle to determine its origin and history. Also a mystery is a tiny jewel-encrusted gold pencil that might just be Faberge. Meanwhile, Delfino struggles to revive a 90-year-old sour-sounding player piano and a woman brings in a dreary painting her aunt left her that she cant wait to get out of her house ... only to get a big surprise on auction day.
Hot Air Balloon/Wooly Mammoth Tusk
Office manager Cindy faces her fears and gets the ride of her life when she and Paul go up in a hot-air balloon thats up for auction, along with a woolly mammoth tusk and a giant, unset sapphire.
Headhunter Ax/Vintage Coke Machine
On the block: a headhunters ax and a rare Vespa scooter with sidecar; meanwhile, Gallery 63 owner Paul Brown and his manager Cindy Shook have a bidding war of their own over a vintage Coke machine.
Samurai Sword/Steamer Trunk
A wooly mammoth tusk and a giant, unset sapphire go up for auction. Then manager Cindy faces her fears and gets the ride of her life when she and Paul go up in a hot-air balloon with a client who wants to sell it.
Johnny Cash Guitar/Speed Rug
Gallery 63 team prepare for their next auction, which includes Johnny Cashs autographed guitar, a trading knife made from a jawbone, and a 17th-century chest for treasures. Paul and manager Cindy initiate picker Jon in the much dreaded Speed Rug.
Lindbergh Scrapbook/Antique Toys
With a historic Charles Lindbergh scrapbook and a collection of antique metal toys already on the block, Paul Brown also takes a gamble on a rare Wurlitzer band organ. But will it pay off?
Napoleon Mirror/WWI Boy Scout Poster
Before auctioning off a hand mirror signed by Napoleon and a World War I Boy Scout war bonds poster, Gallery 63 owner Paul Brown calls in his antique-expert sister to shed some light on a mysterious cabinet, and picker Jon Hammond goes all out to impress his boss by helping assemble the upcoming auctions catalog.
Shrunken Head/MLK Letter
A letter signed by Rev. Martin Luther King and doll furniture created by famous folk artist Howard Finster go on the block; a woman brings in what she believes to be a shrunken head; and Paul enlists his mentor and father, Bob Brown, to help entice Pauls son Elijah to go into the family auction-house business.
Happy Days Pinball/Wall of Shame
A vintage slot machine, a pinball machine used on Happy Days and a 1940s Whizzer motorized bicycle all go up for auction. Then Jon takes a World War II Soviet flag to a lab to authenticate its blood stain, and not even Paul can escape Cindys Wall of Shame for people who dont pay their bills.
Declaration of Independence/Concession...
The Gallery 63 team auctions a vintage fire truck, a 19th-century copy of the Declaration of Independence and a Tiffany grandfather clock, as well as races to fix an antique concession wagon that breaks during offload.
Ouija Board/Richard Petty Jeep
Up on the block: a 1946 Willys Jeep restored by Richard Petty, a Rock-Ola jukebox, and a Ouija board that becomes the basis for a prank on Cindy.