Monday, July 20, 2009

Stamp Collector In India Sets Record For Having Most Countries

The Times of India reports, "Jaishankar Prasad, who has not even reached the legal marriageable age in India, is credited for being the Indian who has collected stamps from the most number of countries in the world."

According to reporter Arkadev Ghoshal,"Jaishankar collected stamps from as many countries he could, and in 2008, sent his claim of having collected stamps from 308 countries across the world to the Limca Book of Records which ruled that he did have a collection unrivalled in India."

The previous record holder was Jose Gilbert of Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu who had a collection of stamps from 192 countries and 42 Territorial areas started in 1998. His collection in the category ‘Species of the World’ has stamps on over 1,200 species of birds, animals, reptiles, insects and so on.

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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM