There are a few large collectors in Belgium. As the legend goes, it seems that Steve (ex-Neuthrone, ex-Thee plague of gentlemen) has a enormous collection. I've heard rumours that he ownes all NWOBHM 7"s. But I doubt that he bought stuff in the last 2 years
I wonder how big the collection of Guido Gevels is.
Steve didn't owe that much vinyl, atleast not back in 2003. but I didn't see any NWOBHM in his list so maybe that was seperate? He does owe practically all Belgian demo's including unreleased ones etc, but I think the same thing goes for Guido Gevels or Eddy Vermeiren, atleast when it comes to the 80's.
Guido Gevels has a lot of demotapes and a lot of NWOBHM. Never seen his entire collection but from what he told me, and from what I saw at record fairs as 'getting rid of his doubles' it must be quite something.
Even in Belgium there's people with massive collections that you never hear of. That "Trish" girl from the metal pages apparantly has over 15000 records but I have never heard of her.
And there are other collections than records out there. Stoneagelightning from youtube (who actually is Dutch but lived in Belgium for a while) apparently has thousands of DVD's filled with metal videos. And there's a guy in West-Vlaanderen who told me he has over 3000 metalshirts.
If you've been into the same music for so long it's natural to have big collections. There's a difference though between a big collection and a mega collection. I'll stick with building up a big collection