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Friday, January 5, 2007

Tea for 5,000?

NEWTON

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Frattaroli with one of the items in her collection
(Globe Staff Photo by Bill Polo)

The folks at the Guinness Book of World Records want to hear from Ethel Frattaroli of Newton.

Frattaroli has a penchant for teapots. When she last counted, she had 4,981 of them.

Wed love to hear from her, Kim Lacey, records manager for Guinness. The official record holder owns 3,950.

Frattaroli, who has been collecting for nearly half of her 88 years, has pots that look like Sherlock Holmes, Scrooge, and Lucille Ball.

So where does one store 4,981 teapots?

Find out Sunday in Globe West.

-- Susan Chaityn Lebovits

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