NOTTINGHAM, England, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- A British man who owns 1,200 pieces of Smurf memorabilia said he is still seeking to fill a few holes in his collection.
Stephen Parkers, 45, of Nottingham, England, said the collection started with a single figurine he purchased from a gas station when he was 10 and his stash has now ballooned to more than 1,200 items kept in two locations, The Sun reported Monday.
"It depends on the Smurf and how rare it is, but I have paid upwards of 800 pounds [$1,300]," Parkers said. "My favorites are probably the promotional Smurfs, which were produced in much smaller, limited quantities so they are quite sought after."
Parkers said he is still looking to fill a few holes in his collection, including a spy Smurf, a judge, a tennis player, a golfer, a teacher and a jester.
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