Scott Cozens & Sheldon Smithens
Show host for Canadian Pickers:
What began as a childhood hobby has since grown into a lifelong pursuit for passionate picker Scott Cozens. Once a journeyman electrician who now works as a full-time Alberta lawyer, Scott loves leaving the office behind to head out on a no-holds-barred picking expedition. And, with his keen eye for detail and a soft spot for 20th Century Collectibles, can scan a room for treasure in no time flat!
A third generation antiques dealer, auctioneer and appraiser by trade Sheldon Smithens has an encyclopaedic knowledge of everything rare and collectible, and teaches continuing education courses in antiques collecting at the University of Calgary. With his particular interest in fine antiques and anything involving Canadian history, Sheldon loves to get his hands dirty and dive into a good pick. But as much as he enjoys the thrill of the hunt, he’s just as passionate about the people and stories he encounters along the way.
"I’m interested in people as much as their stuff,” Sheldon says. “Often we end up as friends, and friends sometimes get to see what’s hidden in the attic.”