Super Sized Souvenirs

This slideshow in the The Guardian newspaper is a rather humorous look at contemporary collecting practices.,,2172503,00.html
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Also, at a recent meeting at the British Museum, I noticed that a colleague there had a copy of ‘Offbeat Museums: A Guided Tour of America’s Weirdest and Wackiest Museums’ by Saul Rubin. The book highlights bizarre collections such as Mr Ed’s Elephant Museum and The Museum of Bathroom Tissue. Is this an example of extreme collecting?

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