30 Of The Largest And Weirdest Collections In The World

By Muk Khatri in Cool On 7th September 2015

#1 Umbrella Cover Sleeves

Nancy Hoffman from Peaks Island, Maine owns the largest umbrella cover collection with 730 unique items. You can visit the museum she set up on the island and sing along to official song while she plays the accordion.

#2 Belly Button Fluff

Australian Graham Barker has been collecting his own belly button fluff since 1984, and has the largest collection of it even though it weights in at 22.1 grams.

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#3 Water Bottle Labels

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

#4 Troll Dolls

Sherry Groom from Ohio set the record of 2,990 unique troll dolls in 2012. Although, now it is over 3,500 dolls.

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#5 Airline Barf Bags

Niek Vermeulen of the Netherlands has 6,290 airsick bags from 1,191 different airlines and almost 200 countries.

#6 Miniature Chairs

Barbara Hartsfield has a collection of 3,000 miniature chairs which she has been collecting for over 10 years. She opened a museum in Georgia after setting the record in 2008.

#7 Daleks

The 2011 official record belonging to Rob Hull (of the UK, of course) is 571 daleks, but now the collection is at 1,202 and counting. But the most surprising thing is that he isn't even a Dr. Who fan.

#8 Teddy Bears

Jackie Miley from South Dakota had 7,106 different teddy bears in 2011 when she set the record. Now she is up to 7,790 and counting.

#9 Traffic Cones

David Morgan of the UK has the largest collection of traffic cones in the world. Although he only has 137 different cones, this is about two-thirds of all the types ever made.

#10 Talking Clocks

Mark McKinley from Ohio owns the largest collection of talking clocks and the official record was set at 782 although he now has 954 clocks.

#11 Barbie Dolls

Bettina Dorfmann from Germany has 6025 Barbies worth over $150,000.

#12 Toothbrushes

Grigori Fleicher from Russia has a collection of 1,320 different toothbrushes.

#13 Barbie Dolls

Bettina Dorfmann from Germany has 6025 Barbies worth over $150,000

#14 Toothbrushes

Grigori Fleicher from Russia has a collection of 1,320 different toothbrushes.

#15 Stamps With Birds


Daniel Monteiro from India hold the largest collection of stamps featuring birds. It consists of 4,911 stamps from 263 countries and he is really excited about it.

#17 “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.

#18 Flamingo-Related Items

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

#19 Paper Dolls

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

#20 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.

#21 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.

#22 Joker Cards

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

#23 Surfboards

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

#24 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.

#25 Napkins

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

#26 Erasers

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

#27 Cell Phones

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

#28 Back Scratchers

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

#29 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.

#30 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.