Auction Hunters On Spike

Spike TV enters the antiques and collectibles television programing fray with Auction Hunters.

Similar to Storage Wars, this show’s action is focused on the bidding, buying and selling of the content of storage units; unlike Storage Wars, the show has a much stronger focus on antiques and collectibles, and only follows two men.

The two men are Clinton “Ton” Jones and Allen Haff, partners in their quest to win auctions.

The fact that these men are partners gives the show a camaraderie — more like the ribbing on American Pickers than the very macho male competition on Storage Wars.

Auction Hunters is also much more frank about educating you, the viewer, on how to evaluate storage units. There are tips on what to bring, how to spot a “good locker,” and they even show you more of the work and expense involved in restoring things before they’re flipped for profit.

The first season’s nearly over for this TV series; the season finale is scheduled for Tuesday, December 21, at 10/9 PM.  Initially, I had a very difficult time finding the show on at a time I was able to watch; but when one episode is on, there’s usually a block or marathon of them, so you can likely find some time to watch a few episodes back to back.  And I highly recommend that you do.

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Deanna is the founder of Inherited Values, among other sites. She is also an antique dealer.

5 thoughts on “Auction Hunters On Spike”

  1. Hey, I just saw Ton on an episode of Pitbulls & Parolees! He was the animal control expert who came in to rid the animal rescue of rattle snakes and then came back to teach them how to deal with them safely. Kinda freaked me out to see him there!

  2. Why the hell is (Auction Hunters “Ton”) on Pitbulls & Parolees!? This makes me think that its all SCRIPTED! That SUCKS man! ;(

  3. something just don’t add up here. ton is on auction hunters and they now have a pawn shop. I don’t get the california animal specialist and recovery.

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