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Collecting Baranger displays and three-dimensional advertising memorabilia has been my hobby and passion for over 50 years. When I purchased my first advertising sign at age 14 I had no idea that I would eventually grow the collection to become one of the largest in the world. Today my advertising museum, housed in my corporate offices in Arizona, is home to over 141 Baranger displays and more than 7,000 other three-dimensional advertising pieces sprawling over 6,000 square feet.

Pollackadvertisingmuseum.com will give you a virtual feel for my real-life museum and all that it contains. Feel free to browse through this website often for it will be updated with new photos as I continue to collect. I hope you enjoy browsing through this website as much as I have enjoyed collecting these pieces.

— Michael A. Pollack

Thursday, September 28th Starting at 6:00 a.m.

Michael Pollack attempts to set a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for the LARGEST COLLECTION OF ADVERTISING STATUES

Museum History

Michael A. Pollack began his collecting career over fifty years ago and during that period has assembled one of the world's finest collections of Baranger displays and three-dimensional advertising. Michael inherited his interest in collecting from his father, Robert, and mother, Wanda. Both advanced collectors in their own right.

For Michael, collecting hasn't been limited to just advertising display pieces. He's also collected prime commercial, industrial and multi-family real estate projects. Michael A. Pollack Real Estate Investments is the company he founded in 1973. It's one of the Southwest's most successful private owner-operators of commercial real estate. A third-generation real estate entrepreneur, Michael has received numerous commendations, resolutions and proclamations. For his achievements in renovation and community revitalization, Michael has been recognized by senators, congressional representatives, governors, mayors, city councils, county supervisors, commercial real estate industry leaders and even the President of the United States. The American Design Institute named him Real Estate Entrepreneur of the Year and he was named Builder Developer of the Year by the American Multi-House Association. Twice he's been named "Outstanding Young Man of America."

Over his career, Michael has been involved in over 10 million square feet of real estate projects and now controls over 4 million square feet of developed real estate in Arizona, California and Nevada. Over 60 of those projects are in the Phoenix metropolitan area. Even though his real estate activities keep him very busy, Michael's never too busy to find time to collect. He's usually seen at many of the major national auctions where three-dimensional advertising pieces are offered.

Michael's appetite for collecting made it necessary to build a special facility to house his vast advertising collection consisting of more than 110 Baranger displays and over 7,000 other pieces. When he moved his corporate offices into a new 31,000 square foot building in Mesa, Arizona, Michael built in a special 7,000 square foot museum to house his magnificent collection of three-dimensional advertising.

The Collection

We're working on updating this section. While the new and improved system is under construction you can still browse the entire collection on our old system by visiting this link.

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Media / Press & In The News

Pollack Advertising Museum offers an unusual window to pop culture
East Valley Tribune
October 2016
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Valley Developer Says his 3-D advertising collection is 'largest assemblage in the world'
Phoenix Business Journal
Summer 2008
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Fourth Annual C.O.C.A. Convention - Phoenix, Arizona
C.O.C.A. Times
November 2007
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Collector looks for ads in 3-D
East Valley/Scottsdale Tribune
May 2007
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Passion for preserving history captures pop culture's past
Antique & Collectables
January 2007
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The Wildest Office in America
Antique Trader's Collector Magazine & Price Guide
October 2005
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The Wildest Office in America
Work with Purpose, Passion and Profit Worthwhile
March 2005
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Museum a la Carte
Scottsdale Magazine
April 2003
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Advertising Museum Tour
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