Waukesha woman with massive Winnie the Pooh collection to be featured on Collector's Call

By: Tori Bokios - CBS 58 Newsroom


WAUKESHA, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Waukesha is home to the world's largest Winnie the Pooh collection. 

Deb Hoffmann has been collecting Winnie the Pooh items for the last 20 years. 

Her collection is now made up of more than 18,000 Pooh items from stuffed animals, to mugs, to books. 

She estimates her collection worth about a half a million dollars. 

Deb finds the items at thrift stores, online, and from auctions and says each item has a story. 


"I'm proud of what we amassed and proud of the effort it took to get each individual piece. It's always fun for me to be able to share it with somebody that can appreciate it and even if you're not a Pooh fan, but they can appreciate the effort and time it took to make this happen," Hoffmann says. 


Hoffmann will be featured on Sunday's episode of Collector's Call. You can watch it Sunday, April 14 at 9:00 p.m. on MeTV.