The inside life of flea markets—the antiques world. The dealers, the fakes, the deals, the gems.
“Antiques Roadshow” gave Americans the thrill of the treasure in the attic.
The History Channel’s “American Pickers” got down and dirty with the stuff of flea markets and back road garage sales.
Now, Maureen Stanton rips the lid off the whole business of antiques, hidden gems, dealers and auctions and the fevered American trade in objects of the past. “Killer Stuff and Tons of Money,” is her new book.
Shaker furniture. Navajo rugs. Heirloom jewelry. Whale bone and weathervane. She takes us deep into the antiques biz. Scott Chalfant provides a dealer perspective on her experiences with the antiques market.
This hour On Point: Owning the past. Killer stuff and tons of money.
- Tom Ashbrook