Collecting things is a very personal pursuit. Ask most people why they collect something, and they’ll usually say they do it simply because they like the item they collect – whether it be stamps, comic books or decorative spoons. But some collections go far beyond the norm. Many people out there are obsessed with some rather odd things, and they collect them feverishly. And they don’t do it for the money. While some mainstream collectibles such as coins and baseball cards can rise in value over time and be worth a lot of money in the future, other collectible items are only valuable to the person who owns and loves them. Here are 10 weird things that people collect:
10. Coke Cans and Bottles
You may like Coca-Cola. You may even drink a lot of Coca-Cola. However, would you obsessively collect discarded Coke cans and bottles? Believe it or not, a lot of people do. Vintage and anniversary Coca-Cola cans, and particularly bottles, are a popular item for many people to collect. So much so, that the Coca-Cola Company devotes a section of its corporate blog to discussing rare Coke bottles, such as the Hutchinson Bottle, which was the very first bottle produced by the company in the 1890s. Some collectors go to extremes with Coke cans and bottles, filling entire rooms in their homes with the items. One collector, named David Andreani from Italy, has more than 10,000 Coke cans and bottles in his home. Unfortunately, only a very few Coke cans and bottles are worth any money. The majority of them were produced in such high quantities that they have no value. Other than to make your living room look like a recycling center.