How To Build Antique Collections: Young Collector
Eight year old Catalina Smernoff, daughter of the antique dealer David Smernoff of From Here To Antiquity, learns about boneshaker wooden bicycles c.1880s and talks about her own “table” in the booth where she was selling antique Steiff bears, antique Steiff toys and antique Steiff stuffed animals. She was selling at the Nashville Tailgate Antique Show February 18-20, 2016. Her mother filmed her selling and learning about the historic items and she caught the eye of HISTORY channel’s American Pickers Mike Wolfe. David has been using his work as a long time veteran of the antique world to teach his young daughter about business, entrepreneurship, negotiating, and most importantly history.
Here are Catalina’s videos: