Christian Seywald shares his home with a very special family – the Simpsons. Homer, Marge, Lisa, Bart and Maggie have been on television since 1989 – that makes them the most famous TV family in the world.
The Simpsons sparked an extraordinary passion for collecting in 38-year-old Adneter. It all began in 2003: “I bought a booklet that you can get in any tobacconist’s shop and read it on the beach,” says Seywald. “ The re was a subscription at the back. And I thought to myself: that would be interesting, let’s do that. I had the booklets sent to me via this subscription. The whole passion arose from this, which ultimately led to this collection. “
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Pink Homer the rarest piece
Adneter owns over 3,400 fan articles of the yellow cartoon characters – many of them still in their original packaging. One of the most valuable pieces in the collection is a pink figure of the Simpsons family man Homer: “ The y’re very rare,” says Seywald. “It’s like this: The y are packed in cardboard boxes and plastic bags – and you don’t know what’s inside. If a figure is inside ten bags, it is of course not as valuable as a figure that is only inside 1,000 bags once. This is really one of those characters that is very, very, very rare. ”
Everything is stored – neatly sorted – initially in a separate room in the basement. The collection is supposed to change hands. Christian Seywald is offering the entire bundle for sale online for 40,000 euros.
Simpsons collection for sale
40,000 euros through “personal surcharge”
The high price is justified, says the collector: “When I bought something, over time I always wrote down what the whole thing cost. That means: I can fix the value of the entire collection to the nearest euro. And then of course there is my personal surcharge – that’s how the 40,000 euros came about. ”How high the value of the goods is, that“ remains my secret, ”says Seywald.
If the adneter finds another Simpsons enthusiast with a well-filled purse, he should bring a little time with him: because the Simpson family’s move will hardly be done in a day.