After the premiere of the documentary devoted to him he managed to add a very rare exhibit to his collection. Details
The largest automobile collection is owned by Brunei’s sultan Hassanal Bolkiah. There are more than 5000 cars, including Ferrari, Rolls-Royce, Mercedes, Jaguar, and Bentley. To keep them, the sultan maintains four garages with a total area of one square kilometer.
One of the most expensive collections is the collection of playing cards which belonged to General D. Ivkov, who collected them from 1849 to 1912. It includes more than 2000 decks, which are now exhibited in Hermitage.
One of London’s bankers compiled the collection of 5,500 chewing gum wrappers. He began hoarding them since he was 10 and his hobby cost him his marriage, his wife left him because she hated his obsession with wrappers.
A Chinese collector Wang Guohua amassed a collection of more than 30,000 cigarette boxes from various countries. Some of them, rare and unusual ones, exhibited in a special room in his Hangzhou home.
The Guinness Record for the world’s largest clocks collection is held by Jack Schoff. More than 1,500 clocks adorn every square inch of his apartment, but he is still busy collecting more.
The first known collection in history was the collection of plants which belonged to Aristotle. He gathered all kinds of them from different countries and described them in one of his scientific essays. Alexander the Great himself was sending samples for his collection.