The saying goes, "one man's junk is another man's treasure" and that is certainly the case for expert carpenter and collector Jay Chaikin. He makes a living scouring the nation for abandoned buildings that may hold unexpected "gems" of history with shockingly high values. Follow Jay and his buddies Dan and Mark across the country on their ongoing quest to find their next big paycheck. Along the way, they'll find classic items like Coca Cola memorabilia, an Edison phonograph, and a Zenith radio, as well as surprising discoveries like an early microwave oven and a top secret manual for a Boeing B-52 bomber.

Show Info

Airs on: United States National Geographic Channel (2012 - 2012)
Schedule: Wednesdays at 21:00 (30 min)
Status: Ended
Show Type: Reality
Genres: Travel History
Episodes ordered: 13 episodes

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Scranton Lace Factory

Episode 1x13; Oct 3, 2012

If making lace in the early 20th century was like printing money, then the guys will be rolling in dough after they explore the abandoned Scranton Lace Factory in Scranton, Pa. As they cross the immense factory, the guys collect a check protector, a

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
1x13: Scranton Lace FactoryOct 3, 2012
1x12: Vermont Marble FactorySep 26, 2012
1x11: Hot Springs HotelSep 26, 2012
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