Taking the Guinness crown last year for his zoo guidebook collection, Dr. Leszek Solski has now amassed a staggering 30,000 pieces of zoo-related keepsakes.
Featuring first editions alongside works from some of Poland’s most well-known illustrators, collector Wojceich Jama unveiled 180 pieces from his private collection at an exhibition in Kraków last week.
Losing her title in 2019, Anna Matracka from the village of Załuski near Warsaw regained her title after amassing a staggering 3,799 dog-related objects.
Based in a leafy suburb of the capital, the elegant subterranean space seven metres below ground will have enough space for 10 Aston Martins, eight of which are in a private collection and include a DB2 Drophead, Vantage and DB5.
Historians are wondering how 118 coins minted during the Carolingian Empire, a Frankish dynasty who ruled over what is today much of France, Germany and Italy in the period 750–887 AD, managed to find their way to Poland, as in the 9th century it was an area inhabited by pagan Prussians.
After overcoming thyroid cancer, investor Rafał Nobis decided to quit his corporate job as a financial advisor to focus on his passion of collecting Pokémon trading cards, which are now worth 2,907,528 PLN (635,392 Euro).
Intricately illustrated and compiled by Leonard Targoński, a royal surveyor and bailiff based in the Łomża region, the maps have been hailed for their technical perfection and staggering attention to detail; among other things, roadside crosses have been defined, as have mills, farmsteads, chapels, trees, dikes and palaces.
The haul of 383 ID cards and three insurgent passes is more than twice as many as the entire collection that the museum has built up over several decades, with museum sources saying the batch may be worth as much as one million złotys. But the identity of the donor remains a mystery.
Entitled Echa Wielkiej Płyty (The Echoes of the Plattenbau), the tracks dating from 1982-1987 are a collection of synth-infused sounds typical of the Polish electronic music scene of the late Soviet era.
Initially inspired by his grandfather’s old Fiat 126 p, Marcin Wasilewski’s models include not only the iconic PRL car but also complex clay copies of tower block apartments and their interiors.