Tennessee woman collects 16,000 Winnie the Pooh items

UPI – A Tennessee woman is seeking Guinness World Records recognition for her collection of Winnie the Pooh memorabilia, which includes more than 16,000 different items.

Donna Fee of Elizabethton said she started collecting Pooh items 31 years ago, when her son was only six months old, and her collection of toys, miniature statues, dishware, posters and other items soon numbered in the thousands.

“Right now, I can tell you the total is 16,147, but we are getting more in about every day,” Fee told the Times News.

Fee and her husband, Keith, are constantly on the lookout for new pieces to add to the collection.

“I’ll try to remember if we have it, if not then I’ll call her and say ‘hey, do you have such and such’ and if she says ‘no’, then of course, I’ll buy it,” Keith Fee told WCYB-TV.

Donna Fee said she has contacted Guinness World Records, which lists the current record-holder for the largest Winnie the Pooh collection at 14,314 items.

She said she expects to hear back soon whether a representative will visit her home to verify her collection’s world record status.

Donna Fee poses with her Winnie the Pooh collection. PHOTO: WCYB