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Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Owl Together Now

An 18,055-piece owl memorabilia collection owned by Pam Barker of Leeds has made it into the Guinness Book of World Records.
Barker came into the collection after a friend noticed an ad two years ago in the Uncle Henry's Swap It or Sell It Guide.

Under collectibles, the ad offered 14,000 owl items for sale. Barker and her friend thought the ad contained a typo and must have meant 1,400.

But when they went to a home in Wilton they found room after room filled with ceramic, macrame and plush owls, owls on beer steins and on towels, owl necklaces, owl statues, owl wind chimes, owl greeting cards. Even a blue toilet seat with a green owl painted under the lid. [Link]
Barker made sure that the record was credited to the collection's original owner, Dianne Turner.
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