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The Most Bizarre and Fascinating Collections Worldwide



November 14th, 2014 by in General

 

The Most Bizarre and Fascinating Collections Worldwide

“Do Not Disturb” Hotel Signs

Since 1985, Jean-François Vernetti from Switzerland has collected 11,111 different ‘Do Not Disturb’ signs from hotels in 189 countries across the world.

The Most Bizarre and Fascinating Collections Worldwide

Flamingo-Related Items

Sherry Knight, fittingly from Florida, hold the record for most flamingo-related items at 619.

The Most Bizarre and Fascinating Collections Worldwide

Paper Dolls

Malin Fritzell of Sweden has been collecting paper dolls since the 1960s and has the largest collection of them with 4,720.

The Most Bizarre and Fascinating Collections Worldwide

Chicken-Related Items

If you thought that was a lot of bird items, meet Cecil and Joann Dixon who have a collection of 6,505 chicken-related items.

The Most Bizarre and Fascinating Collections Worldwide

Prepared Food-Related Items

Akiko Obata from Japan has 8,083 prepared food-related items. The collection includes magnets, stationery, toys, food replicas, keychains, etc.

The Most Bizarre and Fascinating Collections Worldwide

Joker Cards

Tony De Santis, an Italian magician, owns the largest collection of Joker playing cards consisting of 8,520 unique cards.

The Most Bizarre and Fascinating Collections Worldwide

Surfboards

Donald Dettloff has 647 different surfboards, displayed around his property in Hawaii. His collection is widely known as the surfboard fence.

The Most Bizarre and Fascinating Collections Worldwide

Sneakers

Jordan Michael Geller hold the record for the largest sneaker collection at 2,388 pairs. His shoezeum in Las Vegas has around 2,500 pairs now.

The Most Bizarre and Fascinating Collections Worldwide

Napkins

Martina Schellenberg from Germany has the largest napkin collection that consists of 125,866 different napkins.

The Most Bizarre and Fascinating Collections Worldwide

Erasers

Petra Engels from Germany owns this huge collection of 19,571 non-duplicate erasers from 112 different countries.

The Most Bizarre and Fascinating Collections Worldwide

Cell Phones

Carsten Tews from Germany has 1,563 different mobile phones.

The Most Bizarre and Fascinating Collections Worldwide

Back Scratchers

Manfred S. Rothstein is a dermatologist from North Carolina and he has 675 back scratchers from 71 countries.

The Most Bizarre and Fascinating Collections Worldwide

Toenail Clippings

Although this is not a personal collection, Atlantic PATH collected 24,999 toenail clippings to set the record in 2013. They now have samples from over 30,000 individuals and are still looking for more in an effort to investigate factors into diseases such as cancer.

The Most Bizarre and Fascinating Collections Worldwide

Pokémon Memorabilia

Lisa Courtney from the UK has the official record with 14,410 different Pokémon items as of 2010, but now she has over 16,000.

The Most Bizarre and Fascinating Collections Worldwide

 

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