About the Name

More than 15 years ago, back in Ottawa at a gathering of friends, reference was made to selling 'dead people's stuff' and our company name was born. It took a lot of thought, consultation and discussion before the first business cards were printed. But in the end we knew that if it's old enough to be a true antique, 100 years old by definition in this country, then it is in all probability dead people's stuff - the original owner is no longer with us.

So, 'Dead People's Stuff Antiques' does not refer to plundering the estates of the recently deceased. Rather, it honours all those who have owned, cherished and loved the things we have for sale. We decided to keep the past alive by respecting those things that have been with us for so many years, and remembering that they once belonged to others.