About us

Darkaeology is a branch of the Canadian company, Titanic Concepts Inc. Simply put, we specialize in the rare, the mysterious, and the bizarre. We locate unusual historic objects for collectors, we assemble and lease out full collections to museums and other international venues, and we rent props and act as consultants/on camera experts to the television and film industries. Darkaeology is helmed by respected collector/historian and resident “Darkaeologist”, Steve Santini. Santini has been featured in Bizarre Magazine UK , on the internet collectibles site Worthpoint.com , and in his own internationally aired television show, Deals From the Dark Side.

Regularly assisting museums and private collectors of the rare, Steve has also authenticated important historic relics for a number of well known international auction houses. Of note, he assisted the UK based auction firm of Henry Aldridge and Son in establishing the authenticity of the violin that Titanic bandmaster Wallace Hartley infamously played as the ship went down. Hartley’s violin went on to realize over 1 million dollars at auction.