The Art of Picking

The Art of Picking – Episode 10

March 14th, 2011 by

Reyne stops for a visit with Kurt Nauck, and expert and dealer in records. Reyne discusses with Kurt how to discover if a record holds any value or not. Kurt gives some basic tips on what to look for, such as the general condition of the grooves as well as the popularity of the record — the fewer records that were pressed, the more expensive they will be now. For more information, including Kurt’s ‘Want List’, visit his website at

The Art of Picking – Episode 9

January 6th, 2011 by

In this episode, Reyne Haines attends the Annex Auction at Michaan’s Auctions in Alameda, CA. She meets with Auctioneer and friend Martin Willis to see what kind of hidden treasures can be found in the 2200 lot auction. Among Reyne’s fantastic finds are gorgeous vintage couture, beautiful rugs and a variety of jewelry including some handsome watches for men.

The Art of Picking – Episode 8 HD

November 8th, 2010 by

Reyne heads to Antique Week in Round Top, Texas and spends some time with dealers at the Marburger Farms Antiques Show. Tile expert, Colleen Martin (, answers some questions about antique floor tiles and the process in which they were made. Reyne also stops by dealer Jodie Roberts booth to hear about her finds of the week and the elusive “one that got away”.

The Art of Picking – Episode 7 HD

October 5th, 2010 by

Reyne Haines stops by to talk to stylist Suzy Smith about repurposing antiques. Repurposing is the reinvention of an antique used for one purpose into something used in a different way. Suzy has examples of beautifully repurposed objects and some tips for beginners interested in repurposing fabulous finds for themselves.

The Art of Picking – Episode 6 HD

September 13th, 2010 by

In this epidsode Reyne interviews reknown home organizer Janine Godwin of TLC’s “Hoarders: Buried Alive” who demonstrates several smart ways to store your valuable antiques and collectibles.

The Art of Picking – Episode 5

August 19th, 2010 by

One dealer shows Reyne two rare plates from the 1930’s he picked for one tenth their true value and another dealer tells the story of how she picked (right out of a bird cage) a rare sewing accessory in the form of a bird, which was made in 1839.

The Art of Picking – Episode 4

July 23rd, 2010 by

Reyne interviews more dealers who display items they have attained while out picking. In this episode we see antique glass plates that were bought for a song and some interesting sewing items that are worth a lot more than you would think.

The Art of Picking – Episode 3

July 19th, 2010 by

Reyne Haines interviews dealers who show their picking conquests, including Civil War letters from the Wars most unlucky soldier, who was shot once in the groin, recovered only to be shot in the forehead in a subsequent battle and then buried in a mass grave, which he crawled out of on his own.

The Art of Picking – with Reyne Haines – #2

June 15th, 2010 by

Reyne returns to the Urban Market outside Houston to ask various vendors about their wares, while she hunts for nuggets of valuable information to pass on.

The Art of Picking – with Reyne Haines – #1

June 15th, 2010 by

First in the series of videos presented by to provide collectors with tips on picking antiques. In this episode Reyne visits the Urban Market outside Houston, TX and discusses basic picking tips that will make your next picking adventure more productive and hopefully, profitable.