In this week’s Antiques Auction Forum podcast, Martin Willis has a delightful conversation with 8-year-old Connor McCrory, who is a prodigy picker. Having a passion for collecting and gaining knowledge at such an early age, the antique world is his oyster.
McCrory, who was born with congenital heart disease, is vibrant and healthy. But because of his heart condition, Connor can’t play sports like most kids, so at the age of 4 he began collecting vintage Lionel trains. At the age of 5, after watching “Auction Hunters,” “American Pickers” and “Storage Wars,” he decided that he was going to collect antiques and own an antique store or pawn shop when he got older.
Check out Connor’s Facebook page and website: Estate Sales by Connor. Martin promises to keep an eye on him and talk again next year.
Martin Willis is Worthologist, auctioneer and director of decorative arts for James D. Julia Auctioneers for the Boston region. You can hear his podcasts at the at Antique and Auction Forum, featuring interviews with key players in the antiques and collectibles trade.
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