As a young boy Steve Santini loved history.
While buddies were immersed in sports or saving for their first car, Steve felt more at home in a museum immersing
himself in the objects and lore from our distant past.
As other children played in the streets of the neighborhood where he grew up Steve would sling a knapsack over his
back, hop on his bike, and pedal miles to the banks of the Humber River in Toronto where for hours in happy solitude
he would hammer away at rocks on the riverbank to extract fossils which he would then lug home to study.
Certainly, Steve Santini was not your typical kid but he was in fact a natural born collector. One of those unique and driven
people who will seek out every bit of knowledge on those relics they covet and who will also stop at nothing to find the
rare, the unusual, and the valuable.
As the years sped by Steve devoted a great deal of his life to the study, discovery, and location of rare historical objects
that captivated his imagination. In time he became known as a world class expert on artifacts associated with the fabled
RMS Titanic, devices of human restraint, and even ancient instruments of judicial punishment, torture, and execution.
Through decades of dedicated research and a great deal of globe trotting Steve Santini discovered and acquired
numerous rare antiquities and in doing so he added to the known historical record surrounding such objects.
With a knack for unearthing the rare, the unknown, and the previously unseen, Steve began to cultivate a reputation as a
man who could find almost anything long lost to the pages of history. This growing reputation led Steve to become the go
to guy for many leading collectors worldwide who were longing for that certain special something to add to their own
He sourced rare relics for museums and auction houses, found unusual objects to be used as props in television and
film productions, and starred in his own internationally broadcast television show that profiled his hunting and gathering
Yes, once there was a boy who loved history.
Not bad at all …