Over 300 million flying disc toys, commonly referred to as frisbees, have been sold in the last 60 years, and there are plenty of rare collectible discs in that mix. Philo Copenhagen is a full time frisbee collector, designer, and “suburban killing machine” based in Cleveland, Ohio. He has assembled an amazing collection of frisbees and was kind enough to share some of his insights on collecting frisbees along with some photos from his sweet collection…
How did your collection start? What was the first item in your collection?
I have always enjoyed tossing frisbee, and after searching eBay the first time for a frisbee I was hooked. It was kind of illuminating in a way to think… people collect these?
How many frisbees do you have in your collection?
Do you have a favorite frisbee?
My favorite frisbee is the 1975 World Frisbee Championship disc.
How do you display your collection?
I have a condo that has a GREAT great room – cathedral ceilings that are 18 feet high. I display the discs in a grid. One wall is dedicated to TOURNAMENT, CHAMPIONSHIP, TEAM-CLUB, and VINTAGE. The opposite wall is dedicated to ADVERTISEMENT discs.
Is there a “holy grail” item that you would love to add to your collection?
The Buck Rogers Flying Saucer, Hoyt Flyer. (editor’s note: A Buck Rogers flying saucer frisbee could set you back hundreds of dollars, that’s assuming you can find one.)
Do you collect other things, besides frisbees?
Frisbees have been produced to promote just about anything and if you are a pop culture fanatic, you can surely find a flying disc that would fit right in with your collection. Philo has a great site devoted to his passion of collecting frisbees, which you can see by visiting http://www.frisbeecollective.com.
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