Dieter Kapsch has 1,760 spoons, and they’re all part of a collection stemming from his vacations to various places. Specifically, the spoons are part of the silverware given out to diners on airline flights, mainly back when airlines still offered meals, according to the Metro. And metal silverware, for that matter.
Stemming from 447 different airlines, each tells a story, and like many collectors of baseball cards or other memorabilia, Kapsch says that he’s looking to collect all the different silverware options, though he’s had some help.
“My friends love my collection and they’re very supportive – they have added to it a lot,” he told the newspaper. Since starting 12 years ago, though, he’s got to be pretty close, and working as a flight attendant himself can’t hurt.
We wanted to put the question to our NileGuide readers: Do you collect anything from your trips? Share with us in the comments.
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