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Sunday, May 30, 2010

The World's Most Bizarre Collections

I've collected coins, stamps, and badges.What do you collect??? Anything bizarre and odd?? Check out this wacky collections and collectors!

movie cameras 
Dimitris Pistiolas of Athens owns the world's largest private collection of movie cameras — 937 vintage models and projectors.

biggest Scalextric collection 

The collection of more than 1,000 cars, two-and-a-half miles of racetrack and countless accessories has sparked such interest that experts believe it could fetch a six-figure sum
Smoke Sessions
Since 2003, Chinese collector Wang Guohua has been amassing cigarette boxes, some of which he now keeps in a room in Hangzhou, in China's Zhejiang province. The collection includes 30,000 cigarette boxes from more than 100 production areas spanning more than 10 countries.

Worlds Biggest Dalmatians Collector

Karen started to collect all things spotty after buying her dalmatian Ditto as a puppy. Her 'fetish' went so far she even got her husband Chess to paint black spots on her white Fiesta and her white Smart car.She moved out of her family home leaving a room full of the mugs, magnets, suitcases, Easter eggs and toilet paper she collected over 17 years.
Pocket Monsters 
Featured in the Guinness World Records 2010 Gamer's Edition, Lisa Courtney's Pokemon memorabilia collection includes 12,113 items.
Candy Land
The basement of Ron Hood's home in Lewiston, Maine, has been fitted to display his collection of Pez dispensers and merchandise. He currently has more than 3,000 Pez items but noted in a 2008 interview that "my collection is considered very small in Pez-collector circles."
beer mugs
Heinrich Kath, a farmer, shows off some of his approximately 20,000 beer mugs in Cuxhaven, in northern Germany. Although he does not drink beer, he has been collecting steins since 1997.
rubber ducks
Valli Hammer's collection of rubber ducks — no two of them alike — was not the world's largest when this photo was taken. The 2,469 ducks she possessed were several hundred fewer than those held by a woman in California who claims the world record.
Guinness has acknowledged Pam Barker of Leeds, Maine, as the owner of the world's largest collection of owls. She possesses more than 18,000 owl items.
Slide Master 
Mary Ann Sell of Cincinnati, Ohio, holds 40,000 View-Master reels in her private collection, considered one of the world's largest, in Green Bay, Wisc.
Fun Key 
A USO key chain purchased in Vietnam (where he served as a helicopter gunner) 41 years ago got Ron Tyler started on a lifetime of collecting.
Happy Holidays 
Sharon Badgley's collection of 6,000 Santa Claus dolls is so large that it takes her almost three weeks to display them all.


Vania Moreira said...

Oh gosh, people are really crazy, aren't day?
I used to collect stamps (soooooo boring!) when I was a child and nowadays I collect match box from different countries and wine corks. But I don’t have a room for this stuff, only a kind of vase made of transparent glass, medium size, for each collection!

riyan said...

yes!! but for me collecting stamps was fun and i had about 2000 stamps from more than 60 countries.Now a days i am collecting movies and i have about 450 movies.hope RIIA will not catch me after this comment.

Vania Moreira said...

No, it's great, but I rent instead because I have no place for collecting them.
When you come to Rio I'll give you my stamps collection!

riyan said...

Wow! that's great.I should definitely make a visit to Rio,obviously not for the stamps ;) but after reading your blog about the lovely city.

Vania Moreira said...

Thanks Riyan! I'll be waiting for your visit! At least on the next World Cup that will be in Brazil...

Dave said...

riyan, you should be more worried about the MPAA than RIAA :P RIAA is the Recording Industry Association of America, the MPAA is the Motion Picture Association of America.

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