"Finding the truth and honesty in items is the adventure and challenge we seek out."
Michael C. Bishop owner of The Popular Pioneer LLC, began his journey into the antique business on the island of Nantucket in 2010. On a casual day off from his daily job he ventured to a local estate sale where he purchased a single item he found rather intriguing. A small Corner chair had caught his attention and he wondered what its story was. Mike knew that the island of Nantucket had rich history, and he longed to know where this chair had been, what its purpose was and if it was of any value. He immediately brought this Chair to a well known Antique dealer Jack Fritsch, Who became a mentor, to see what he could tell him about it. Jack told him the Chair was worth 10 times what he had paid. From there on Mikes Passion grew and he began to collect and study a variety of antiques, art work and Collectibles. In 2016 he opened his first Antique shop and with in a year he grew and expanded to a new location. Shortly after that Mike open his own auction house!
With Mikes extensive theater back ground, visiting his shop or attending his auction house on any given day is a true experience. He has as story for every item in which he personal hand picks. Mike is a true people person and goes above and beyond to meet the needs of his customers.
" I am fortunate to live in an area where there are many talented and experienced antique dealers. The truth is, you are always learning every day."