'Auctioneers' will expose the auction business and teach you someth...
Posted by Antique Trader Staff
, the new reality TV series debuting Saturday on The Learning Channel
(from the folks who brought you Jon & Kate Plus 8 and Mythbusters)
is set to expose the auction business in a way few outsiders have seen:
pulse-pounding bidding, challenging appraisals and strange consignors.
To Deb Weidenhamer
, the new star of the show, it’s just another day at the office.
Weidenhamer’s business, Auction Systems Auctioneers & Appraisers
of Phoenix, Ariz., was contacted in 2009 by a production company
interested in depicting the auction business in a truthful, yet
entertaining way. Much like the protocol for other hit shows such as
History’s “Pawn Stars
” and “American Pickers
the production company created a 10 minute “sizzle reel” and took it to
the channel. “They bought the show without having us create a pilot,”
Weidenhamer told Antique Trader. “Auctioneers
’” reign as the only auction-based show will be short lived, however. The Spike Channel premieres “Auction Hunters
” Nov. 9. http://www.antiquetrader.com/GeneralMenu/