Friday, July 08, 2005

Guinness world record entry

According to an online report out of the Mid East, a giant portrait of the late United Arab Emirates (UAE) president Sheikh Zayed made from stamps was unveiled at the Dubai Police Officers Club. The 12 by 18 foot picture was created with 77,000 stamps of 750 different designs. The portrait is in line for an entry into the Guinness Book of Records.

While the Round-Up could find no existing world's record for the largest picture made from stamps on the Guinness website, it did find the following about the world's most valuable stamp collection.
  • On November 3, 1993, Japanese engineer-industrialist Hiroyuki Kanai bought a 183-page collection of classic Mauritian stamps for a record $10,145,269, at an auction held in Geneva, Switzerland. Of the 183 items in the Kanai collection, just four stamps account for 75% of the total value of the collection.
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posted by Don Schilling at 10:14 AM