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67,819. A collection so big it cannot be catalogued. Citizen Kane 1941 starring Orson Welles & Joseph Cotten & Dorothy Comingore & Everett Sloane & Ray Collins & George Coulouris & Agnes Moorehead & Paul Stewart & Ruth Warrick & Erskine Sanford & William Alland et al, director Orson Welles
67,820. I was thinking of all the years I’ve wasted collecting stamps. Duck Soup 1933 starring Groucho Marx & Harpo Marx & Chico Marx & Zeppo Marx & Margaret Dumont & Louis Calhern & Raquel Torres & Edgar Kennedy & Edmund Breese & Edwin Maxwell & William Worthington & Davison Clark & Charles Middleton et al, director Leo McCarey, Rufus to his beloved
67,821. Richard Sangster from the Netherlands began collecting soft-drink cans in 1983 and now has more than 10,000 including a German series of Backstreet Boys Pepsi cans. Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! 2006
78,113. Kurt Meadows of Richlands, Virginia, has been collecting key chains since he was a boy. He now has a massive collection of more than 24,000 key chains – all of them different. ibid.
88,389. Steve Dixon has been collecting airline sick-bags for 23 years. In that time he has amassed a collection of more than 180 bags. (Sickness & Collect) ibid.
67,822. This was the first day of our beginning to take up plants: we had much pleasure in collecting them for the natives offered their assistance and perfectly understood the method of taking them up and pruning them. William Bligh
67,823. Collecting shoes is my biggest hobby. I’ve got a couple hundred pairs of Nikes and Jordans. I got a lot of hats, too. I like to play basketball, but nothing competition wise. Chumlee
67,892. The world of [comic book] collecting is not a pretty place. For a bunch of guys who like good-over-evil stories, you sure meet a lot of morally bankrupt assholes. (Comic Strip & Collecting) Seth, Wimbledon Green
90,516. The Rothschilds have for centuries … a strong family tradition for building and collecting. Gordon Watson, The Extraordinary Collector I-VI, BBC 2016
32,415. An unparalleled collection of eighteenth century art and furniture. ibid.
97,841. In 1766 the founder of one such auction house – James Christie, conducted the very first sale. ibid. II
102,589. G as in gleaners: to glean is to gather after the harvest … The original painting is at the Orsay. (France & Collect & Harvest) The Gleaners & I, 2000
102,590. A whole day in the sun with gnats and mosquitoes biting. (France & Collect & Harvest) ibid.
102,591. Urban and rural gleaners all stoop to pick up … To bend down is not to beg. (France & Collect & Harvest) ibid.
102,592. In paintings they were always in clusters, rarely alone. (France & Collect & Harvest) ibid.
102,593. ‘But 25 tons [of potatoes] are rejected.’ (France & Collect & Harvest) ibid.
102,594. ‘We’re better off working in the fields than shoplifting.’ (France & Collect & Harvest) ibid.
102,595. These vintage wines have been entirely harvested and the surplus has been deliberately left on the ground. (France & Collect & Harvest) ibid.
102,596. ‘I’ve always like the world of dumps and salvage.’ (France & Collect & Harvest) ibid.
102,597. ‘People collect the oysters that have come loose.’ (France & Collect & Harvest) ibid.
102,598. ‘Salvaging is a matter of ethics for me.’ (France & Collect & Harvest) ibid.
105,909. When I was a boy there was much talk of hobbies; you were supposed to have a hobby just as you would need a career in later life. And the default hobby, the one that almost every child including me dabbled in was stamp collecting … It brought colour and light into the drabness of an English living room. (Hobby & Collecting) Timeshift: Penny Blacks and Twopenny Blues, BBC 2017
105,910. They’ve been symbols of our national identity … Each stamp is an aesthetic event, a work of minuscule art. (Hobby & Collecting) ibid.
105,911. They became objects of desire in their own right. (Hobby & Collecting) ibid.
105,912. The penny black as the first ever stamp was christened proved an immediate success. (Hobby & Collecting) ibid.
105,913. In 2014 the one-cent magenta sold at auction for a record figure … with the premium the stamp has just sold for approximately $9.5 million. (Hobby & Collecting) ibid.
105,914. By the early 1960s commemoratives had become a fixture. (Hobby & Collecting) ibid.
117,167. Two friends stumble upon a unique and valuable piece of Motion Picture history in Omaha, Nebraska. (Collection & Film) The Collection, 2017, short 11.13, short of the week online review
117,168. In 2015 the collection was appraised at between $8-10 million. (Collection & Film) ibid.