Antonia Kozakova

Slovakian woman, 39, amasses world record-breaking collection of 62,500 napkins that could be worth £300,000

- Antonia Kozakova keeps the 62,757 designs piled up in her office
- The 39-year-old first set the world record in 2007 when her collection hit 21,000 and has        broken her own record three times since
- Eclectic collection is thought to be worth £300,000
- 'I want to have a napkin with my face and name on it,' Slovakian says


A woman's £300,000 collection of napkins has made her a record-breaker for the fourth time.
Antonia Kozakova has amassed 62,757 individual designs, which she keeps piled up in her office.
The Slovakian has taken 16 years to create her collection - that includes examples from countries all over the world.



Quite the collection! Antonia Kozacova, 39, has a collection of 62,757 napkins that are worth in the region of L300,000 that she has
amassed from around the world




Room for more: The Slovakian woman keeps her eclectic collection stacked up in her office, pictured


The 39-year-old first set the world record in 2007 when her collection hit 21,000.
Since then, she's broken her own record twice more - in 2008 with 30,300 napkins and again in 2008 with 50,000.
Now the collection has almost reached the 63,000 mark, Mrs Kozakova has once again become a record-breaker.


The eclectic collection, thought to be worth in the region of £300,000, includes one tiny napkin that is just two-inches long, while the largest design stretches to almost four ft. 
One of the eldest designs dates back to the 1940s.


 

Variety: Mrs Kozakova first broke the world record in 2007, when her collection hit 21,000







Rare: The collection, which took 16 years to amass, includes one design of the Beatles, pictured



Other quirky designs include a replica British 50 pound note and one that features the faces and signatures of Beatles stars Ringo Starr and John Lennon.
Mrs Kozakova said: 'My collection is totally unique. There are no duplicate pieces.'
As her collection becomes more high-profile, Mr Kozakova says residents of her local village in Ruska as well as fans from across the rest of the world send her unusual napkins.



Biggest of the bunch: The collection includes this 4ft long Christmas napkin





Perfectly formed: Mrs Kozakova poses with the smallest napkin in her collection - which is just two-inches long




 

Achievement: Mrs Kozakova with one of the Guinness World Records books her collection was featured in


She said: 'I receive napkins from the postman, from the local shopkeeper and anyone else who passes through the village and know about my serious hobby.'
Mrs Kozakova says she has no plans to stop collecting and already has her sights on reaching 100,000.
She added: 'I want to have a napkin with my face and name on it.
'And I'm still looking for one signed by my favourite actor Arnold Schwarzenegger.'


Work to do: The woman, who wants her collection to boast 100,000 items, would like a napkin with her face on









 Tuesday, October 22, 2013

  Largest collection of napkins: Antonia Kozakova breaks Guinness world record 


 
RUSKA, Slovakia -- Antonia Kozakova, 39, has amassed a collection of 62,500 napkins that could be worth $480,000 (£300,000); it took her 16 years to amass them, and she keeps them piled up in her office; Kozakova has broken her own Guinness World Records' record three times and now sets
 the new world record for the Largest collection of napkins, according to the World Record Academy:www.worldrecordacademy.com/.
Largest collection of napkins: Antonia Kozakova breaks Guinness world record
  Photo: Antonia Kozakova, 39, has a collection of 62,757 napkins which sets the new world record for the Largest collection of napkins. Mrs Kozakova says she has no plans to stop collecting and already has her sights on reaching 100,000. (enlarge photo)

 The previous Guinness World Records' record for the largest collection of napkins was 50,000 and belongs to Antónia Kozáková (Slovakia) in Michalovce, Slovakia on 1 August 2012.

  Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the largest collection of sugar packets; it consists of 9,596 different sugar packets and belongs to Kristen Dennis (USA), in Chicago, USA.

  Among the 39-year-old Slovakian's many holdings: a tiny 2-inch napkin, a 4-foot-long napkin and one that dates back to the 1940s.

  Kozakova tells the Daily Mail she has no plans to stop collecting and intends to reach 100,000 napkins. Beyond that, her goals are modest.

 "I want to have a napkin with my face and name on it," she says.