Every collector sense of achievement is a powerful motivator. There are many reasons why they’re collecting. One of the biggest honors a collector can attain is recognition from Guinness Worlds Records. These three collectors found success by being passionate and breaking the records for the largest collections in the world.
29-year-old Lisa Courtney loves monsters, but not the sinister, scary kind. Instead, she obsesses over the Japanese anime series Pokemon, an abbreviation of the original title “Poketto Monsuta,” also known as “Pocket Monsters.”
She first encountered Pokemon through a gaming magazine and fell in love with Pikachu. What she liked about is friendship aspect of Pokemon, Ash not always winning the battles, a perfect example of never giving up on your dreams. Her coolest Pokemon piece is a tie between giant lottery Ho-Oh plush (1 of only 100 ever made), replica sketchbook for the fifth movie (only exclusive at Japan) and shiny Entei PokeDoll (a prize at Pokemon Centers in Japan).
On October 14, 2010, Guinness World Records recognized Lisa’s collection of Pokemon memorabilia as the largest in 14, 410 assorted items from the US, UK, and Japan.
Over the past 45 years, American collector Kevin Silva has garnered 2,501 Batman items. He began collecting at the age of five when he was given a Batman lunchbox. His passion for Batman has endured, even dreaming of seeing the Dark Knight’s iconic logo. After 45 years, Kevin was recognized by Guinness World Records on October 25, 2013.
His favorite item is an outfit modeled and worn by celebrity Batman Adam West in the 1960s TV series. The Batman enthusiast is proud to say, “It was a very important thing to get because it substantiates my collection…now my collection has a name”.
Winnie The Pooh Haven
Computer software designer Deb Hoffmann, 48, has been awarded by Guinness World Records for having 13, 213 “Pooh and Friends Memorabilia Collection” The black-furred bear, a female named Winnipeg, was smuggled in Britain during the First World War by Canadian lieutenant, Harry Colebourn. The year 2015 marks the 101st anniversary of the foundation of the real life bear that inspired author A. A. Milne’s cuddly creation. This bear cub was later watched by AA Milne’s son, Christopher Robin at the London zoo.
Deb has spent approximately $98,000 to build up Winnie and friends memorabilia. One of her most valuable items is the handmade bee, a part of the Disney World Winnie The Pooh costumes. Each item was priced at $1,000 and only ten were remaining left.
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