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Behind every collector's obsession is a story. Hear the world's most passionate enthusiasts share surprising tales about their personal collections — and their unbreakable connections with them.

Mar 16, 2020

Costa Rica's 100-year-old "calypso king," Walter Gavitt Ferguson, used to record his songs live onto blank cassettes, selling each one-off tape without making himself a copy. Now Swiss music fan Niels Werdenberg runs a "tape hunt" to track down the sold tapes — and preserve a beloved piece of Costa Rica's cultural...

Mar 2, 2020

From her home inside the "closed city" of Sarov, Russia — the high-security center for Russian nuclear research — collector Katya Zykova runs an online shop that sells a wide range of vintage Soviet postcards, pins, children's books, and even a large wooden portrait of Vladimir Lenin.

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Feb 14, 2020

Teen idol time! Writer Kristin Nilsen is rebuilding the record collection she had as a girl in the 70s — and collecting tales of preteen infatuation through "My Celebrity Crush Story," her growing social media project.

"My Celebrity Crush Story" on Instagram and Facebook • Opening theme: "Keepers" by Still Flyin'...

Jan 15, 2020


Armed with her array of metal detectors, Alison Walker has collected everything from rare coins to a musket ball — but she's made a name for herself as a member of The Ring Finders, recovering lost jewelry for grateful clients and raising money for charity along the way.

Alison on • Alison's...