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Bottle collector relishes the search more than any material gains

Nancy Arcayna
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Mike Leong has been collecting bottles for nearly 25 years. “It’s more about the quest and finding the one that is missing from your collection,” he said.
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The walls of the living room in Leong’s Wahiawa home are lined with 320 bottles.
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COURTESY MIKE LEONG
Leong works at a dig. The collector sometimes trades and sells the bottles he finds but says he is not in it to make money.