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 Post subject: Which is the biggest collection in your country?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 3:43 pm 
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I have 350 puzzles and I live in Canada.

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This is part 4 of my amazingly big collection.


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 Post subject: Re: Which is the biggest collection in your country?
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The current largest collection of mechanical puzzles resides in the UK. It is the Hordern-Dalgety collection, and is made up of around 65,000 puzzles of all varieties. It makes the head spin. :shock:

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 Post subject: Re: Which is the biggest collection in your country?
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I have a fairly substantial bunch of toys in the house but I would never dream of telling anyone I had the largest collection in HK (although I might have)
65,000 isn't just a mind boggles, it's....well, there's really no word for what it is really. Unfathomable maybe?!? Something worth visiting for sure! I'd love to just spend a week there!

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 Post subject: Re: Which is the biggest collection in your country?
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In case anyone was curious; photos from one of my trips to the Puzzle Museum can be found here:

:idea: Gathering For Gardner (2011) - Oli's Flickr Photo Gallery :idea:

And here's James standing infront of some cabinets in one of the puzzle rooms. :shock:

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 Post subject: Re: Which is the biggest collection in your country?
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Location: Greece, Australia, Thailand, India, Singapore.
After moving permanently to Greece from Australia, it seems that I am officially
the biggest collector of puzzles in my country! "Just" 3000 different pieces.

In July, my special "Puzzle House" at the Kastellorizo island should also be ready.
Of course, there will the 4th "Kastellorizo Enigma Congress" on the 14th of July 2013.
(and since my entire collection will be there by then, it will the biggest event to date).

8-) :lol: :P :mrgreen:


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PS. In New York now, if anyone wants to meet and check some nice new puzzles
I brought with me, including many SUPER new ones, you only got a week! :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Which is the biggest collection in your country?
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I´m sure I have the biggest puzzle collection in my village! :D


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 Post subject: Re: Which is the biggest collection in your country?
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I do find this topic rather childish, 'who has the biggest' :lol:
Well I dont have the biggest collection, only 979, but I have endless fun with my puzzles. :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Which is the biggest collection in your country?
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mixer wrote:
I do find this topic rather childish, 'who has the biggest' :lol:
Well I dont have the biggest collection, only 979, but I have endless fun with my puzzles. :wink:



I just want peoples talk about puzzles collection ;)
You have a good one !


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 Post subject: Re: Which is the biggest collection in your country?
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mixer wrote:
I do find this topic rather childish, 'who has the biggest' :lol:
Well I dont have the biggest collection, only 979, but I have endless fun with my puzzles. :wink:


What do you mean? I am confused... THERE ARE ADULTS HERE????

:shock: :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Which is the biggest collection in your country?
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Oh well, oops, of course, there are only children here, small and big children. :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: Which is the biggest collection in your country?
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The only thing I know is who has the biggest collection in Luxembourg.

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 Post subject: Re: Which is the biggest collection in your country?
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Mine's the biggest in the world.

But as far as puzzles go, I don't really collect them and have just a handful. Well OK, maybe a small box full. But then again I don't know of any big collections in Switzerland, so I may well have the biggest (and yet embarrassingly small) collection in the country?

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 Post subject: Re: Which is the biggest collection in your country?
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KelvinS wrote:
Mine's the biggest in the world.

But as far as puzzles go, I don't really collect them and have just a handful. Well OK, maybe a small box full. But then again I don't know of any big collections in Switzerland, so I may well have the biggest (and yet embarrassingly small) collection in the country?

I think that Thomas Stadler owns quite a lot of puzzles too, how many do you have?


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 Post subject: Re: Which is the biggest collection in your country?
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misterchris wrote:
KelvinS wrote:
Mine's the biggest in the world.

But as far as puzzles go, I don't really collect them and have just a handful. Well OK, maybe a small box full. But then again I don't know of any big collections in Switzerland, so I may well have the biggest (and yet embarrassingly small) collection in the country?

I think that Thomas Stadler owns quite a lot of puzzles too, how many do you have?

About 20 - pathetic! :oops: :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Which is the biggest collection in your country?
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Hendrik Haak wrote:
I´m sure I have the biggest puzzle collection in my village! :D


That goes for me too. :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Which is the biggest collection in your country?
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I'm pretty sure I have the biggest collection on my street, probably my neighborhood too. Beyond that I have no idea.


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 Post subject: Re: Which is the biggest collection in your country?
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I live in Canada too :oops: . I maybe don't have the biggest collections in Canada but in the Maritimes maybe :lol: . I am 16 year old, and I have spend (minimum) 3000$ in my collection. I say minimum because I didn't take the time to calculate all the stickers, lube, shipping and other fees that I spend my money on, (and time :roll: )so I spend A LOT of money on puzzles for some one of my age, well I think . And sorry for my bad English :oops: .

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 Post subject: Re: Which is the biggest collection in your country?
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Haven't heard anyone specifically mention the US, so I'll take a stab and enjoy temporarily believing my collection is the biggest in the US! I have about 55 puzzles at the moment. Beat that! :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Which is the biggest collection in your country?
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Surely Jeff Bezos has quite a big puzzle collection?

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 Post subject: Re: Which is the biggest collection in your country?
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I hold a record none of you will ever beat collection wise.

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 Post subject: Re: Which is the biggest collection in your country?
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JackRTully wrote:
I hold a record none of you will ever beat collection wise.

OK I'll bite!....
What record is that Jack?

I know I have the biggest collection in my house - probably in my street, and possibly in my city (Sheffield, UK) but not in my country. I have 550 puzzles of which 84 are twisty! Not bad for 2 years 5 months of collecting! :oops: :oops: :oops:

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 Post subject: Re: Which is the biggest collection in your country?
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I think I have the biggest collection in my house :D


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 Post subject: Re: Which is the biggest collection in your country?
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My collection contains around 350 puzzles, so not too big. However, I am in New Zealand, and don't know many others here who collect.

The person who has the next largest collection that I know of in New Zealand has around 70 or 80 puzzles.

-Mark- :)

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 Post subject: Re: Which is the biggest collection in your country?
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I may have the biggest in my city (San Antonio, TX). I have maybe 350 DIFFERENT types, but have about 1,500 puzzles. Can't find anyone in this big city that even collects puzzles.


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 Post subject: Re: Which is the biggest collection in your country?
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The "Directory of Puzzle Sellers and Puzzle Collectors" might be able to answer this question if there were a digital searchable version.


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 Post subject: Re: Which is the biggest collection in your country?
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themathkid wrote:
Haven't heard anyone specifically mention the US, so I'll take a stab and enjoy temporarily believing my collection is the biggest in the US! I have about 55 puzzles at the moment. Beat that! :lol:

I'll shatter that belief for you! :D

Jerry Slocum holds the largest collection in the US, which is also the second largest collection in the world. It contains about 34,000 puzzles.

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 Post subject: Re: Which is the biggest collection in your country?
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A lot of people joke about this, but the question is interesting to me. And most importantly, we forget that our forum is called TwistyPuzzles and it communicate, mostly fans of Twisty Puzzles. It is logical, considering the puzzle in his and others ' collections, consider the number of Twisty Puzzles and judge the largest collection by this figure.

We know that there are very large collections with thousands of different kinds of puzzles, but...
Twisty Puzzles many times less than other puzzles, and if I would like to strongly increase the collection at the expense of other types of puzzles, this could be done quickly.

And in doing so, having different kinds of 65000 puzzles, you can be sure that this is not all.

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 Post subject: Re: Which is the biggest collection in your country?
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People would have great twisty collections and not say anything, or not be known publicly. I'd love to know if there were people in my country with great collections, but who knows?

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 Post subject: Re: Which is the biggest collection in your country?
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Philipp13 wrote:
It is logical, considering the puzzle in his and others ' collections, consider the number of Twisty Puzzles and judge the largest collection by this figure.

Sounds like someone's specifically interpreting to get the numbers in their favour. :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Which is the biggest collection in your country?
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I think I own the biggest in my country: 94 different twisty puzzles, about 105 total.

I know, it is quite small compared to other collections but hey! I'm also #1 at something, somewhere :D


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Well, certainly not the largest - but this thread did inspire me to count my puzzles - I have 174!

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If I wanted to break things down to a subset of twisty puzzles then I think I may have the biggest collection of sticker mods.


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 Post subject: Re: Which is the biggest collection in your country?
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Hello people, I'm back (at least today).

Today I have around 1000 puzzles in my collection (most of them twisty puzzles). I stopped to take photos of them at around 800th because of too few available time.

I think I have the biggest collection of my country (Brazil), but I don't know many collectors here, just cubers. Most of the little Brazilian's collectors have bought their puzzles from me.

Having the biggest collection doesn't matter for me. Maybe some hidden collector in Brazil have more puzzles and I don't know.


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Im gonna say I might have the biggest collection in my villiage? Im sure paradox has more than me so that rules out city :lol:

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At this moment I have 992, and 3 on their way to me. Any suggestions for puzzle number 1000?

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I don't have much puzzles but may be you can see my friend's collection. He is a puzzle collector from Guangzhou, China.

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