Did you catch the premiere of History Television’s Canadian Pickers? As per Monday’s Quiz: which find stood to make picking pals Sheldon Smithens and Scott Cozens the most money? Was it the totem pole, vintage radios or weather vane/windmill weight?
Sheldon Smithens and Scott Cozens of History Television’s Canadian Pickers
Judging by your votes, you thought the windmill (or weather vane as they are also known) weight would prove the most profitable pick, the totem pole second and the vintage radio collection as the least profitable.
The most potentially profitable pick was in fact the "white man’s’ totem pole" as Scott refers to it in the episode, "You never see an Indian in Indian headdress on an Indian totem pole." Despite the lack of traditional provenance, Scott is a self-confessed fan of all totem poles and fell in immediate like with this "slightly knotty" — get it? Watch the episode for clarification 🙂 — carving immediately!
White Man’s Totem Pole
Picked at $425
Valued at $1,000
Vintage Radio Collection
Picked at $450
Valued at $900
Vintage Dempster Windmill Weathervane Weight with bullet holes!
Picked at $350
Valued at $650
Would you pay these projected prices for these kooky picks?