Lester Glassner Passes Away; Major collector of dimestore delights and pop culture

  • August 30, 2009 16:35

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Lester Glassner

In the early 1960s, Lester Glassner, of New York, picked up a Mickey Mouse lamp at a junk shop and was on his way to forming a massive collection. From his first Disney character, Glassner moved onto a diverse range of objects: vintage movie memorabilia (250,000 movie stills), rare celluloid toys, art glass, dolls, toy sleighs, Halloween masks, antique Seven Dwarfs, World War II propaganda, antique postcards, and loads of symbolic items of pop culture. About 2,500 books from his collection, including 18th and 19th children's books, Glassner promised to the library at Buffalo State College.

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