Alex Shear (Collector)

Posted by Donna Pomplun 
Alex Shear (Collector)
June 05, 2006 10:45AM
Would like to get in touch with Alex Shear.
I know he collects Red Silver Streak Deco Pyrex Irons and I have
one in very good condition. I would like to see if he is interested.
Donna Pomplun

Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 06/07/2006 09:14AM by (n/a).
Re: Alex Shear (Collector)
June 07, 2006 06:45AM
W're sorry we are not at liberty at giving his phone number but he is listed.
Re: Alex Shear (Collector)
June 07, 2006 09:16AM
If he could e-mail me to let me know if he is interested or if he knows some-
one who is I would appreciate it.
Thank you,
Re: Alex Shear (Collector)
June 07, 2006 03:29PM
Thank you was able to find him on line.
Re: Alex Shear (Collector)
November 05, 2011 07:40AM
Donna Wrote:
> If he could e-mail me to let me know if he is
> interested or if he knows some-
> one who is I would appreciate it.
> Thank you,
> Donna

Hi! I also wish to get in touch with Alex Shear. I have an interesting item for him. Could you kindly forward his contact email to me? I would really appreciate it. Thank you very much.
Re: Alex Shear (Collector)
November 09, 2011 05:26AM
Past New Yorker of the month....Alex Shear is deeply, passionately, fervently involved with the history of American popular culture. His collection of some 100,000 artifacts is a three-dimensional chronicle of the quintessential American spirit. He has been scouring flea markets, garage sales, and antique shows all over the country for roughly thirty-five years. He lives on the upper west side of Manhattan, but his collection will find a home in Lancaster, PA.

Tentative plans are for the Kendig C. Bare Public Saftey Building, former home of the city police and fire departments, to be converted into a state-of-the-art museum for the collection, which includes thousands of pieces of Americana, from transistor radios which look like Velveeta packages to baseball cards to Pez dispensers to Cabbage Patch dolls to various 7-Up bottle designs.

Four Mayflower Moving Company trucks left Yonkers, NY carrying the bulk of Alex's prized collection and rolled into Lancaster, PA shortly before 6 p.m. Wed., April 28th. We spoke to Alex on the morning of April 29th as he and his director of operations, Kennedy Moore, drove back home to NYC.

"Alex Shear is the Charles Kuralt of the flea market; the Bob Vila of American culture, a pied piper of national pride; America's inner child incarnate: Playful, funny, and possessed with an indomitable sense of wonder that is as fun as it is inspirational" ---Jeff Sewald, Emmy Award-winning producer and director.

AskaNewYorker: Alex, could you have directed this dream you are working on from any other place other than New York City?

Alex: Impossible. It's all about New York energy. There's no way. You need an energy source, a fuel source, to put a rocket on the moon. New York City has that fuel, that gave me that value added, that X-Factor, that drove the engines to take this to the stratisphere. The energy, the drive, the can-do spirit is quintissential New York. This city has it's own persona, it has a persona, people are intrigued. New York city has a life force, human like, everybody wants to meet Miss Liberty. It's no mistake that she stands in New York harbor welcoming the world. This seemingly ice cold austere city has the biggest heart in the world. What other city could possibly could have opened up it's heart to recieve so many of the tired, the wayward, the people, the dreamers, the people on thier last legs, their last dime, who did'nt even speak English and took the risk to come to this great country. They are the fiber, the collective energy, the hope, the dream.


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