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Sheldon Smithens Wiki, Wife, Age, Antiques, Store, Net Worth, Bio Family

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Name Sheldon Smithens

Birthday / Date of Birth / Age / DOB Born in 1955. As of 2021, he is around 66 years old.

Biography Profile / Wikipedia Information

Introduction :

Sheldon Smithens is a Canadian antiques expert, dealer and auctioneer. He is best known as a star on the History Channel’s show Canadian Pickers, or ‘Cash Cowboys as it is called in some countries.

Personal Life, Parents & Family Background :

  • Sheldon Smithens was born in 1955, in Alberta, Canada, where he also grew up.
  • His parents, Robert and Rachel Smithens, were second-generation antiques dealers and auctioneers, following in the footsteps of Sheldon’s grandparents in running Smithens Auction Galleries.
  • Smithens is married to Theresa, and they live happily together in Calgary, Alberta, with their dogs. They continue to run the antiques business.

Education & Early Life :

  • Sheldon attended public school in Calgary, finishing his education when he graduated from high school.
  • Starting his career in antiques early on, he was taught the family trade by his parents, and read extensively on the subject.

Career : Net Worth, Salary & Income

  • Smithens is regarded as a professional antiques ‘picker’ and a first class auctioneer, dealer and appraiser. He was registered in the official Auctioneers Society of Southern Alberta in 1980, and opened his first solo business, Smithens Antiques in 1992.
  • Sharing his vast knowledge, Sheldon also spent time teaching continuing education courses on antiques at the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada.
  • The same knowledge secured him a place on History Channel’s reality show, Canadian Pickers. Sheldon and his co-star and real-life friend, Scott Couzens, travel all over Canada picking out gems from attics, car-boots and locker sales, before restoring them and selling for profit.

Trivia, Height & Interesting Facts :

  • As great friends in real life, Sheldon and Scott have mentioned in interviews that they had a great time while filming Canadian Pickers, because they were together, doing what they loved, and getting well paid.
  • On the show, the pair wear cowboy outfits, hence the show being called Cash Cowboys in some locations. They are not costumes, as the two of them have confirmed that this is how they prefer to dress in real life.
  • During his time away from the world of antiques, Sheldon enjoys long walks with his wife and dogs, hosts charity events, and has an interest in buying and renovating classic cars.
Wedding / Wife / Dating / Marriage / Spouse Married. See above for details.

4 thoughts on “Sheldon Smithens Wiki, Wife, Age, Antiques, Store, Net Worth, Bio Family”

  1. I have just retired and as such have had more time to watch television, especially during this Lockdown world we see ourselves living in.

    Stumbled upon Canadian Pickers and immediately fell in love with the show. I was surprised to learn that I was watching reruns from 2011-13. I can understand the time involved in making this show and as mentioned above I wish it had never ended. Suffice to say it’s been an educational and viewing treat. Might even go picking myself once this pandemic is somewhat under control.

    1. Same with me Charlie. I sort of started watching by accident, at first thinking this was going to be boring. I was completely wrong obviously. I now watch the reruns every morning at 7:00 a.m. on the History Channel. In one episode, Sheldon briefly holds up a hockey game from the ’50s-’60s era where the players are stationary.

      My heart skipped a beat because I had one of those for years. Though the metal springs underneath which made the men move did eventual rust out and the game trashed, unfortunately, I still kept the steel players of all six teams in the hope of getting a restored one someday.

  2. I love these two guys I just wish they were still picking and doing more shows it’s a great show and very educational and these two guys are just a tonic I don’t know what they’re doing now but. Would love to see them do another show Bravo guys for wonderfully entertaining shows….

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