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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.

May 11, 2020

In the 1970s, Frank Nesmith and Claudia Sailor created the Kindred Spirit Mailbox, a special spot amidst the dunes of the North Carolina coast where visitors leave messages expressing their joys, sorrows, and everything in between. Annie Breth, one of the mailbox's "keepers," talks about its emotional collection of...


Apr 20, 2020

Canadian musician Richard Baxter is on a mission to rebuild Le Studio, the legendary Québec recording facility where Rush and many other big acts recorded before it closed and fell into disrepair. Along the way, he's selling collectibles — including pieces of glass and flooring from the original studio, plus new...


Apr 6, 2020

When members of Paul Everitt's family purchased the 1970s home of best-selling author Richard Bach (Jonathan Livingston Seagull, Illusions), they got more than just a house — the eccentric writer and pilot left behind signed photos, his writing desk, model airplane kits, original and purchased artwork, books,...


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.

 

Katya's website,