ADW LECTURE: Iconic Playthings with Historic Style
Saturday, January 18, 2014 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (EST)
Miami Beach, FL
Iconic Playthings with Historic Style
by Gary Sohmers
Style can add value, even to a toy ... when a toy becomes an iconic image it transcends it's initial purpose. Value can be based on supply and demand, but iconic style almost never goes out of favor. Mr. Sohmers has appeared as an appraiser for 13 seasons on the television program “Antiques Roadshow."
He will bring examples of antique toys. He will also answer audience questions about their vintage toys.
Gary Sohmers operates Wex Rex Collectibles and Saxonville Auction Services, attends and sells at numerous antiques and collectibles events each year. Gary has his main business operation in Framingham, Massachusetts, buying and selling pop culture collectibles and memorabilia.
He has been a featured guest on many television and radio programs over the past 30 years. As a lecturer, he speaks at historical societies, schools, libraries, corporations, antiques shows, and appraisal and other special events on a number of subjects.
When & Where
Miami Design Preservation League
Miami Design Preservation League is a non-profit organization devoted to preserving, protecting, and promoting the cultural, social, economic, environmental and architectural integrity of the Miami Beach Architectural Historic District. Originally organized by Barbara Capitman and friends in 1976, it is the oldest Art Deco Society in the World.
MDPL provides cultural and educational programs to Dade County residents, surrounding counties, citizens of Florida and to national and international visitors and tourists. Our programs are developed for the general public and have special appeal to those interested in art, design, architecture, history, preservation, urban and community planning and development.