Peoria man's Dracula collection tops 200 items

Posted at 7:56 PM, Oct 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-01 07:36:26-04

It's all things spooky, or at least all things Dracula, for Clifford Alfrey.

He's been collecting anything Dracula related he can get his hands. He started his collection 30 years ago.

"Some people think it's a little bit weird or eerie but there's art in everything," said Alfrey.

It began when Clifford saw a live stage production of Dracula. Since then, he's been buying any unique item he can find.

His collection now tops 200 items.

"I go to antique shops, antique malls, flee markets, antique shows. I buy off the internet," he Alfrey.

Of course, this all comes with a price tag. Right now he can't put an exact dollar amount on the collection but it's well into the thousands of dollars, a tab, Clifford said, added up quick.

But can you put a price tag on something you enjoy? Clifford gets it though; this is all just for fun. 

"Vampires aren't real," said Alfrey. "Dracula is not real. They were just movies, stage productions but there's a lot of folklore involved in it too."

Clifford's Dracula collection will be on display at the West Valley Art Museum in Peoria through Nov. 2, 2017.