World’s largest collection of Pokemon Memorabilia
When a bullied schoolgirl turned to collecting Pokémon for comfort, she couldn’t have known that 12 years later she would be a record breaker.
Lisa Courtney has the world’s largest collection of Pokémon Memorabilia. Her collection boasts more than 13,000 different pieces of Pokémon merchandise – including her
favorite character, Absol.
She celebrated the Guinness World Record award and her 21st birthday in Japan, the birthplace of Pokémon. ‘It has just made everything I’ve done so worthwhile – I was so proud and I’m so thrilled’ said Ms Courtney, from Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire. link
Tattooed Human Skins Collection
Dr. Katsunari Fukushi is best known for his research at the University of Tokyo involving the collection and preservation of tattooed human skins. He studies, preserves, and logs the accumulation of traditionally tattooed skins by “Yakuza” members of Japan. The transparent illumination of these skins is remarkable and upon close examination, the insertion pattern of the needles can be seen through the skin. link
Celebrity Locks of Hair Collection
John Reznikoff collects hair of celebrities and historical figures. His collection boasts of having hair of people like Albert Einstein, Abraham Lincoln, Beethoven, John F. Kennedy, Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe and many others. He has donated a part of hair of Beethoven to LifeGem to create a diamond from it.
Even when Britney Spears is said to shave her head, Reznikoff became the first person who had booked her hair.
Largest Cigarette Pack Collection
The Chinese collector Wang Guohua began his search for cigarette packs in 2003 and now he is the proud owner of 30,000 packs of cigarettes from over 100 production areas of more than 10 countries. He has prepared an application for the Guinness Book of Records, as the man with the biggest cigarette pack collection on Earth.
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World’s Biggest Happy Meal Toy Collection
Luke Underwood’s massive collection of 7,000 promotional items is believed to be the largest of its kind in the UK and attracted bidders from all over the world.
It has been estimated that 10,000 Happy Meals would have to have been eaten to create the collection, which features 200 boxes, some of which have never been used. The rare Mcmemorabilia featured the only known complete set of the 101 Dalmations in their original bags, as well as hundreds of toys and posters.
Celebrity Autograph Collection, With His Name
Paul Schmelzer collects autographs, but not your usual kind. The story went like this:
“Many years ago, my then-8-year-old friend Spencer asked a prominent jazz musician for an autograph, but when he was given the usual signature, he scolded, “Not your name… Mine!” Following his lead, I’ve been asking writers, artists, politicians, and movie stars to sign my John Hancock, er, Paul Schmelzer. So far more than 70 have agreed…”. link
Largest Beer Mugs Collection
German Heinrich Kath a farmer who says he does not drink beer, has been collecting the steins since 1997 and has filled a former cow barn on his farm with nearly 20,000 beer mugs. link