Weird & Wonderful Collections

When we hear the word "collection" most of us think of a commonly-valued item like an assemblage of Bauerware or rare coins. We think of treasured family heirlooms like family photos or great-grandfather's pocket watch. But of course there are those that thrill in the delight of finding, or accumulating, items a bit more on the unusual side.On Apartment Therapy we've been able to peer into the homes of serious and occasional collectors. We've been able to see beautiful and inspired compilations like this collection of maps or vintage portraits. And we love seeing how a person's collection, whether it be high-brow or low-brow, rare or common, can be incorporated into a home. Of course no one has shown us more about how to beautifully collect and display one's cherished collection like Martha Stewart. Just check out this wonderful display of cafe au lait bowls or this collection of vintage honey jars.

But that's not what this post is about.

The internet can be a wonderful tool for linking your own collecting fetish with like-minded people. There are idiosyncratic and, shall we say, unusual collections like this woman's obsession with the number 43, this collection of condiment packages, or this assortment of air sickness bags. And there are the famous tumbler sites that virtually collect items like Awkward Family Photos, Sh*it My Kids Ruined or Damn You Autocorrect. Offbeat but excellent collections, one and all.

For some seriously strange (okay, beauty is in the eye of the beholder) assortments check out these other unconventional collections:

Offbeat Homes
Cans of Coca Cola
Banana Stickers
Rubber Duckies
Key Chains
View Masters (above image)

Image: Sciencehax.com

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