Appraiser in Collectibles, Memorabilia and Toys to Appear at Old Greenwich Toy, Coin-Op Show

January 20th, 2012 by


HERSHEY, Pa – Organizers of the highly anticipated American Antique Toy & Coin-Op Show, just announced a new addition for the event that will allow attendees to bring their old toys to be appraised.

 Gary Sohmers, an expert in Pop Culture, Collectibles, Toys and Memorabilia, is scheduled to appear at the show to do Verbal Appraisal Values for Antiques and Collectibles, while occupying a 24 ft. by 8 ft. booth to display and sell merchandise, according to the show’s promoter, USA Theatres.

“Gary Sohmers has appeared as an appraiser in Collectibles, Memorabilia and Toys for 13 seasons on the PBS television program ‘Antiques Roadshow’,” said Ronald M. Vastola, Outreach Coordinator of USA Theatres.  “Mr. Sohmers’ appearance is an extraordinary addition to the show.”

The American Antique Toy & Coin-Op Show is set to debut on Saturday, March 3, at the Eastern Civic Center, situated within walking distance from the Metro-North Train Station in Old Greenwich, Connecticut.

According to USA Theatres, the show will feature quality exhibitors buying, selling and trading an array of antique and collectible toys, such as character toys, tin toys, mechanical toys, banks, trains, actions figures, diecast vehicles, games, model kits, advertising items, and coin-ops (jukeboxes, slot machines, etc…).

Some of the high quality dealers who will be exhibiting at the inaugural show include Tom Miano, owner of Serious Toyz; Fred Franklin, owner of Rec Room Specialties; and Mike and Lauren Czajkowski, co-owners of Milo Toys & Collectables, to just name a few.

Additional dealers from New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, who specialize in coin-operated machines and other related antique toys and collectibles, have responded to the show; including Dan Morphy, owner of Morphy Auctions, who is interested in utilizing 24 feet of exhibit space.

A variety of food and beverages will be available for purchase at the show, provided by Joemomma Foods, Inc. of Hershey, Pa.

General admission into the show is $10 for adults, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday; while early buyers are welcome Friday evening at 6:00 p.m. and also Saturday morning at 7:00 a.m. for $20 per person each day.  Parking is free and children under 12 will be admitted for free, accompanied by a paying adult.

Exhibit space is currently available; however, exhibitors are encouraged to sign up soon as spaces are very limited.


For further information, call (717) 542-0567 or email

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Anyone wishing to reserve a hotel room should contact the Hilton Stamford Hotel & Executive Meeting Center, the official hotel of the American Antique Toy & Coin-Op Show.  The hotel is conveniently located just 1.4 miles, 4 minutes from the Civic Center.

Mention the show to receive a special room rate of just $79 per night (promo code:  AMA).  The hotel can be reached by visiting their website or calling them directly at (203) 967-2222.