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By Jacob Gedetsis
The Kansas City Star 

Kansas couple purchases second house to hold collection


PRAIRIE VILLAGE, Kan. (AP) — Marianne Noll calls it "the creep."

Hundreds of boxes brimming with Kansas City-themed postcards, ashtrays, plates, paintings and more began to creep outside their regulated zones.

First, Marianne allowed her husband Steve, an avid collector — perhaps a borderline hoarder — to have the basement of their Prairie Village home to store his treasures. But soon it filled, and boxes crept up the stairs. Then Marianne ceded his office upstairs, and quickly it too was filled to capacity and the boxes moved into the hallway. The garage was next.

"Finally, the guys...

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