Britain’s most obsessive collector

Mar 6, 2005 | Collectibles | 0 comments

Thousands of books, keyrings, bottles, cartoon characters, comic strips, cake decorations . . .

Is Tony Butcher Britain’s most obsessive collector?

Telegraph | News |
By Roya Nikkhah
(Filed: 06/03/2005)

“Mr Butcher has been collecting since he was a child, but recently attracted worldwide attention after setting up a website to sell some of the tens of thousands of items that he has amassed over the past 40 years. E-mails have flooded in from as far as Australia, Japan and Brazil.

…Striking though the website is, however, it is nothing compared with Mr Butcher’s house – which has become a shrine to his hobby. The sitting room houses more than 9,000 cartoon figures on shelves that cover every inch of the walls.”

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