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Lost Baggage Finds A Home On New Reality Series
On the Travel Channel's new reality series "Baggage Battles," we get a peek behind the scenes into the world of auction specialists earning a living off bidding, buying and reselling lost luggage.
Sort of along the lines of A & E's Storage Wars, they travel to different airport auctions around the world where we see what happens to the 70,000 pieces of luggage that go unclaimed or get lost every year.
"Baggage Battles" features three teams of auction specialists that compete to see who buys baggage filled with valuable treasure or worthless junk.
- Laurence and Sally Martin, a married couple from California has been in the antique business for over 20 years.
- Mark Meyer, 25, still lives at home with his parents and is a young entrepreneur from Long Island, New York.
- Billy Leroy, also from New York, was 25 when he bought a $200 painting and sold it for $18,000.
"Baggage Battles" airs Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on the Travel Channel.
[Flickr photo via Canolais]