Meet Deb Hoffmann: Inside the Collection
Take a closer look at the items from Deb Hoffman's record-setting Winnie the Pooh collection.
Apr. 14, 2019
Deb Hoffman doesn’t just collect Winnie the Pooh items, she’s in the Guinness Book of World Records for the largest collection of Winnie the Pooh items.
The nearly 18,000 pieces are spread across two houses that are next door to each other. Yes, she has a second house just for her Winnie the Pooh collection.
Her collection includes a Winnie the Pooh costume from the Walt Disney World theme park; a mint condition set of Agnes Brush Winnie the Pooh character stuffed animals from the 1940s; an autographed photograph of actor Sterling Holloway, the original voice of Winnie the Pooh; and a limited-edition Winnie the Pooh telephone.
In Episode 3 of Collector's Call, She’s joined by her husband Gary who has been instrumental in helping Deb amass the collection and keep it clean and displayed. Certified appraiser Judy Martin valued the collection for us — and as a twist, she’s brought along a very special surprise for Deb instead of a trade.
1. Agnes Brush Hand-Painted Stuffed Animal Winnie the Pooh Collection
Appraised value: $6,000
2. Disney World Winnie the Pooh costume
Appraised value: $5,000
3. Heffalumps stuffed animal collection
Appraised value: $1,000
4. Winnie the Pooh telephone
Appraised value: $200
5. Sterling Holloway signed picture
Appraised value: $150
6. Disney World Winnie the Pooh ride blueprints
Appraised value: $100