In the 20 years shes been dealing memorabilia, Marci Kawar has encountered some weird and wacky collectors, listing their traits in her book The Crazy Collector: 201 Sure Signs That You Are Certifiable (Bee Present Publishing).
According to Kawar, a hardcore hoarder will jam-pack their house with their treasures, stuffing memorabilia into every nook and cranny of their home, and make it the theme of their entire life.
Though most kooky collections revolve around comic books and sci-fi memorabilia, Kawar has also met jukebox collectors, fanatical Barbie fiends, and one family that dedicated a whole room in their home to Christmas, with seasonal decorations and trees hanging everywhere.
Now, Kawar is searching for Americas most out-of-control collector.
Kawar says, Its based on how intense their collection is. These people make collecting their life, but even they realize theyre completely nuts.
To enter your collection, go to thecrazycollector.com.
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