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Ellen Broder with just a few of her hundreds of salt and pepper shakers. She also collects seltzer bottles. The border on her island was special ordered to continue the style of the kitchen’s floor. (May 24, 2013)(Credit: Johnny Milano)

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An LI collector who fancies antiques

Ellen Broder was just 15 when she started collecting: Her first purchace was a cat head salt-and-pepper set. That was more than 499 sets ago. Broder, 56, says she’s “always liked old things,” and she collects more than salt and pepper shakers these days in the Roslyn Estates home she shares with her husband, Marty, 60. Here’s a look.