For nearly 20 years, Richie Belyski has accumulated thousands of Pez dispensers, some worth big bucks, and despite his huge collection, he still cant get enough of the plastic, candy- dispensing toys.
He says, Every time I go to the store I always end up looking at the Pez dispensers. There will be one I already have, but the paint will look slightly different or something, so Ill buy it. Its compulsive, but its a cheap addiction.
Belyski is throwing a two-day party for Pez heads like himself on April 10 to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Northeast Pez Collectors Gathering in Stamford, Connecticut.
Belyski says, Youll see a big guy with long hair and tattoos that would intimidate anyone talking to a little old lady about his Pez collection. Its fun and friendly, and not like antique collecting, which can be very cutthroat.
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