GARY SOHMERS “The King of Pop Culture”
Gary Sohmers is known in the media and collecting world as the “King of Pop Culture.” He produces, and hosts, the syndicated talk radio show “Calling All Collectors” and appeared as an appraiser of Toys, Collectibles and Memorabilia for 13 seasons on the hit PBS television program “Antiques Roadshow.” He has been a featured guest on many other television and radio programs over the past 30 years, and is quoted regularly in national print for his expert knowledge of the value and history of collectible objects. He speaks at historical societies, schools, libraries and performs at comedy clubs.
Gary attends and sells at numerous antiques and collectibles events each year buying and selling pop culture collectibles and memorabilia as well as giving verbal appraisals of Pop Culture, Memorablia, Collectibles, Small Antiques, Toys, Comics and other fun things for a small donation to a Charity. He will discuss your item, what your options may be to sell or insure it and help you make a rational decision of what to do with you inheritances or curbside finds. Gary has been doing this on Radio and Television for over 30 years and enjoys the delight of treasure hunting and discovery.
Gary also produced over 100 Collectibles Extravaganza events featuring Cast Reunions of “Lost In Space” TV Show, “The Munsters,” “My Three Sons,” and the Kids from “Willie Wonka,” along with cult favorites such as “Beatle” Pete Best, “Buffalo” Bob Smith, Tiny Tim and Lash LaRue. His experience with the Autograph Collecting market led him to create, invent and Patent IMAGE, Interactive Meet and Greet Entertainment, whereby a fan can receive an In Person autograph experience IMAGE – Personal Experiences.
His collecting bug began at age 8, when he began to wheel and deal his toys at a yard sale, or so his mother says, Gary developed a respect for collecting from his father’s passion for campaign buttons. From here he learned that historical study and revenue generation can be combined to make a hobby an industry. He went from hustling toys to campaign buttons to record albums to everything that is “popular culture” from Mark Twain to The Simpsons’ style and substance.
Having produced over 1000 musical concerts, featuring acts as diverse as Cab Calloway, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Clapton and The Beastie Boys, to name a few, Gary has successfully been involved in many aspects of show business, including performing with his own rock & roll band WINDJAMMER in the 1970s and 1980s. His classic “rock-video heavy-music” spoof “Dinosaur Rock” features appearances by Godzilla and the images of the most famous and infamous of dinosaur rock musicians. Gary produces the Annual Rock’n Soul Holiday Concert with proceeds going to charitable causes such as Music Drives Us and Toys For Tots.
“CALLING ALL COLLECTORS – The Gary Sohmers Radio Show,” every Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. eastern time on WCAP 980 AM from Lowell, MA covering the Merrimac Valley and on the web live at www.980wcap.com As the program host Gary takes callers with questions about stuff, and doing his very popular and informative “PSYCHIC APPRAISALS” (“OK, you know I’m not “psychic,” I just know the value of 100,000 useless objects,” Gary says). Guests and special reports include auctioneers, museum curators, authors and collectors. Gary’s radio programs are driven by his subjects, interesting guests that include other “Antiques Roadshow” Appraisers and his whim of verbiage, as he espouses the values of collecting and the venues to satisfy the desires of collectors nationwide.
If you would like to book Gary Sohmers for a TV or Radio Interview, Comedy or Speaking Engagement, Appraisal event or to Appear at your Antiques, Collectibles, Home or Consumer show, contact Gary directly at 508-788-5474 or email@example.com
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