An American woman has collected 23,632 Winnie the Pooh memorabilia.
Deb Hoffman earned the record in 2008 when she had 2,891 pieces. But her record has been updated after Guinness World Records confirmed she now has 23,632 different items.
Her home is filled with Winnie the Pooh stuffed animals, toys, clothing, costumes, jewellery, watches paintings and more. “I’m having so much fun collecting, meeting people, doing different things.” The recognition of her world record and features in news stories has led to her receiving hundreds of items from complete strangers.
“I am shocked and amazed how often the items are not duplicates.” Hoffman said she plans to keep collecting for the rest of her life and has even planned for what will happen after. “I always say when I go to the big honey pot in the sky, I’m actually going to donate the whole collection to the museum in Canada where Winnie Pooh’s story actually started.”
Dan has been collecting mugs for years. “Whenever I see a cafe with a good diner mug, I’ll buy it.” What do you collect? Listen to Kirste and Dan’s full chat below.