The Most Bizarre Collectibles

Some as a hobby, some as a career, and some just for fun have been collecting the weirdest items that you’d never think you can keep a collection of it. Atchuup shared a list of people who with different and all random obsessions

1

Back scratchers

North Carolina dermatologist Manfred S. Rothstein owns 675 back scratchers from 71 different countries.

Dose

Dose

2

Soap bars

Carol Vaugn, 65 from Birmingham, UK, has an impressive collection of more than 5,000 bars of soap from all over the world. She’s been collecting soap bars since 1991.

Telegraph

Telegraph

3

30,000 Toenail Clippings

Why would anybody want to collect that? Why? Well, okay, this weird collection of toenail clippings is actually intended for medical research.

Blazepress

Blazepress

4

Daleks

In 2011, Rob Hull’s collection had a whopping official record of 571 Daleks. I think it’s safe to assume that it has doubled since then.

Dose

Dose

5

Umbrella cover sleeves

The largest umbrella cover collection is owned by Nancy Hoffman from Peaks Island, Main. She has 730 unique items.

PressHerald

PressHerald

6

Coca-Cola cans

39-year-old David Andreani from Pesaro, Italy has started collecting coca-cola cans since he was 15. His collection includes special edition and commemorative cans from almost every country except Cuba and North Korea.

TheSun

TheSun

7

Chicken-related items

For the last 40 years, Elkhart County’s Joann and Cecil Dixon has collected chicken related items including chicken fridge magnets, chicken planters, and chicken ornaments. The couple now has 6,505 items in their collection.

Blazepress

Blazepress

8

Troll dolls

Sherry Groom owns an amazing 3,500 troll dolls collection.

World Record Academy

World Record Academy

9

Celebrity hair locks

John Reznikoff owns the bizarre, yet the most expansive collection of celebrity hair locks in the world. The collection includes the hair of famous celebrities and historical figures including Edgar Allan Poe, Albert Einstein, Abraham Lincoln, Marilyn Monroe and Ludwig van Beethoven. Woah!

Oddee

Oddee

10

Belly button fluff

At 22.1 grams, Graham Barker has the largest collection of belly button fluff. It’s his own fluff if you’re wondering. He started the collection in 1984.

metro.co.uk

metro.co.uk

11

McDonalds memorabilia

60-year old McDonald’s owner Mike Fountaine has a mind-blowing collection of 75,000 pieces of McDonald’s memorabilia. The collection occupies over 7,000 sq ft of his home in Pennsylvania. It includes 1,000 McDonald’s cups, uniforms, 11,700 lapel pins, old displays, and nearly every Happy Meal toy the chain has produced. Oh and there’s also the famous Ronald McDonald mascot.

DailyMail

DailyMail

12

Cellphones

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

Time

Time

13

Nicotine gumball

This is the world’s largest ABC gumball. For those of you who have no idea what ABC stands for, it’s Already Been Chewed. Barry Chappell’s ‘brilliant idea’ was born when he was on an international flight. Of course, he couldn’t smoke so he started chewing nicotine gums. Six years and 95,200 pieces of gum later, he has created this 175 pounds gumball. Best part? He’s off smoking.

ArtandCoinTV

ArtandCoinTV

14

Pokémon memorabilia

Lisa Courtney from the UK owns 16,000 Pokémon items.

NY Post

NY Post

15

Dalmatians

Karen Ferrier is obsessed with Dalmatians, owning a collection of 3,500 spotty items.

The Sun

The Sun

16

Sugar packets

Sucrologist Phil Miller, collects sugar packets and sugar cube wrappers. He’s been collecting since 1978 and started with the Presidents of the United States sugar packets.

The Miller Family Name

The Miller Family Name

17

Banana stickers

Becky Martz banana sticker collection consists of over 7,000 unique labels.

Becky Martz

Becky Martz

18

Joker cards

Italian magician Tony De Santis owns the largest collection of Joker playing cards. He has 8,520!

Tartooful

Tartooful

19

Love dolls

Wacky couple Bob and Lizzie Gibbons share their home with their rather unusual collection of 240 love dolls. According to the couple, they like dressing the dolls up and even take them on shopping trips.

CollectionStudio

CollectionStudio

20

Autographs

Paul Schmelzer collects autographs from famous people; artists, politicians, writers, and movie stars. Oh, no, not their autographs; rather, he asks them to write his own name. His collection now has over 70 autographs including one by Dan Castellaneta, the voice behind Homer Simpson.

Neatorama

Neatorama

21

Scratch cards

Victor Taylor has been potentially sitting on a goldmine for his incredibly detailed scratch card collection. His particular interest in Instants Scratchcards (produced by Camelot for the UK National Lottery) started with the 1995 issues.

Neatorama

Neatorama

22

Water bottle labels

Italian Lorenzo Pescini owns a collection of 8,650 different bottled water labels from 185 countries and 1,683 springs.

Ban The Bottle

Ban The Bottle

23

Barbie dolls

Bettina Dorfman’s barbie doll collection is reportedly worth over $150,000. She owns 6025 Barbies.

Daljie

Daljie

24

Raggedy Ann dolls

Tampa resident Robyn Amato’s has a collection of over 3,000 Raggedy Ann dolls.

Daily Mail

Daily Mail

25

Winnie the Pooh

Deb Hoffmann’s Winnie the Pooh (and his friends) collection consists of 10,002 items.

Daily Record

Daily Record

26

Nails

78-year-old Richard Jones shows off his collection of 3,000 nails which he’s gathered from different countries for the last 50 years.

Daily Mail

Daily Mail

21

Traffic cones

David Morgan owns the largest collection of traffic cones with 137 unique items!

Guinness World Records

Guinness World Records

28

Dresses

The world’s biggest collection of dresses belongs to Paul Brockman, the German-born contractor from California. His collection of 55,000 dresses is all for his wife, Margot.

SCPR

SCPR

29

Airline barf bags

Dutch collector Niek Vermeulen has 6,290 airsick bags from 1,191 different airlines and almost 200 countries.

Travel AOL

Travel AOL

30

Hot sauce collection

Spice-obsessed Vic Clinco own’s a jaw-dropping collection of 6,000 bottles of hot sauce. Included in his collection is a rare bottle of Blair’s 16 Million Reserve, the hottest hot sauce on the planet.

Daily Mail

Daily Mail

31

Paper dolls

Malin Fritzell has been collecting paper dolls since the 1960s and has grown her collection to 4, 720 dolls!

Dose

Dose

32

Miniature chairs

Barbara Hartsfield collects miniature chairs which is a record-breaking 3,000 pieces. She’s been collecting for over 10 years.

Mini Chair Gallery

Mini Chair Gallery

33

Milk bottles

33-year-old former milkman Paul Luke has been collecting milk bottles since he was 9. He is still actively collecting more in hopes to increase his collection of over 10,000 different milk bottles.

World Record Academy

World Record Academy

34

Dice

Kevin Cook has set the record for the largest collection of dice. As of September 2014, Cook’s collection has 51,000 unique items.

Spokeo

Spokeo

35

Super soakers

This super soaker collection is owned by Chris Reid. Over the years, his collection has grown to include 240 unique designs.

Robot Space Brain

Robot Space Brain

36

Talking clocks

The largest collection of talking clocks belongs to Mark McKinley from Ohio. He owns 954 of them.

Clevelan

Clevelan

37

Erasers

Petra Engels owns 19, 571 erasers. The collection is acquired from over 100 different countries.

Dose

Dose

38

Do Not Disturb hotel signs

Jean-François Vernetti’s collection of Do Not Disturb hotel signs has grown to 11,111 which he collected from different hotels across the globe.

Telegraph

Telegraph

39

Toothbrushes

Grigori Fleicher from Russia is a Guinness World Record holder for having the world’s largest (1,320) toothbrush collection.

Dose

Dose

40

Napkins

With 125,866 different napkins, Martina Schellenberg from Germany owns the largest collection.

Pink & Green Mama

Pink & Green Mama

41

Teddy bears

Jackie Miley’s teddy bear collection consists of 7,106 unique teddy bears.

Dose

Dose

42

Surfboards

Donald Dettloff has his property in Hawaii showing off his collection of 647 different surfboards.

Everday Maui

Everday Maui

43

Prepared food items

Japanese Akiko Obata is the record holder for the largest (8,083) collection of prepared food-related items.

Guinness World Records

guinnessworldrecords.com

44

Pizza boxes

The largest collection of pizza boxes belongs to Scott Wiener (USA) and consists of 595 different boxes as of 23 October 2013, in New York City, New York, USA.

guinnessworldrecords

Guinnessworldrecords.com

45

Gift cards

The largest collection of gift cards belongs to Aaron Miller & David Miller (both USA & Canada) and consists of 3,215 gift cards as of 30 August 2013, in Scarsdale, New York, USA. They’ve really spent with these gift cards.

guinnessworldrecords.com

guinnessworldrecords.com

Those are the 45 people that you can have no problem thinking what to give them for birthdays or any occasion, cause you know what they are up to, don’t you?

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