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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Awesome collection. The frisbees look like art on the wall.
I have a superman frisbie that is made of cloth with ball berings sewed around the outside. i have had it a long time. Any idea what it is worth?
Nice pictures of his collection. I’m working on it, have only 90 discs right now.
I put up a link from my german frisbee-blog to the two articles about frisbee collectors at your page. I would like to include one of the pictures from this profile, would that be ok?
Joern- Those are some great pictures. They’re not mine to transfer, but if you ask Philo over on his site, I’m sure he’d be happy to have you show them on your site.
Thanks, I’ll contact him.
You have a nice site, I will visit it regulary.
Anthony Cannella says
Hi. I have a few old frisbees (late 70’s) including a Wham-O “Mini-Frisbee” disc autographed by Jens and Erwin Valesquez, a set of five “Disc Craft Micro Disc” discs (all different colors including a glow-in-the-dark one, and two mint Wham-O 25g Pocket Pros. I bought them around 1979 at a tournament held at St. John Fisher College near Rochester, NY, USA. They are all in very good condition and I’m considering letting them go. Can you point me to some collectors who might be interested in these? Thank you.
My father has a large frisbee collection dating back 40 years that he must part with. If interested, please contact me for details.
I have a collection looking for a new home. The items are mostly from the late 70’s and early 80’s when I was playing. They also include a number of foreign frisbees I collected on a trip around the world. They bring back many great memories – traveling the country to tournaments all summer, jamming in exciting places, having lots of fun. How I loved freestyling! Oh well, I’d like to see these go to a good home, some where they’ll be appreciated. Anyone interested? firstname.lastname@example.org
Marvin P Paul says
I started a site, not as cool as this but check it out at wwwmarvinsflyingdisccollection.com
I also have a collection of discs from the 1970s- probably around 400 or so. They are starting to take up too much room as I downsize over the years. Many of them are used because I used to play quite a bit, never in tournaments. If interested in some photos or lists, let me know.
If anyone has any flying discs / frisbees that they want to sell and or need help with determining the value , I would be happy to try and help. You can contact me at email@example.com