A passionate Beatles memorabilia collector in Buenos Aires, Argentina who has amassed the one of the world's largest collections is now letting the public enjoy it. Rodrigo Vazquez, who works as an accountant, first fell in love with the Beatles as a child. He now has a treasure trove of more than 8,500 objects including a brick from The Cavern Club, a check for 11 pounds signed by Ringo Starr, records, gadgets, puppets and games, basically everything from mop top wigs to John Lennon condoms.
The Associated Press reports that more than 2,200 of them are on display in the Beatles Museum that just opened this month on Avenue Corrientes. There are other Beatles museums around the world including the one in Liverpool, England, the home of the Fab Four. The museum in Argentina is less of a museum and more of just an incredible collection. The breadth of items on display gives a look at just how pervasive (and marketable) Beatlemania was. Vasquez plans to rotate the objects in the museum so that the public can see them rather than having them tucked away in boxes.