Friday, June 8, 2012
Largest collection of label pins: Arvind Sinha sets world record (PICS)
MUMBAY, India -- Arvind Sinha, a 57-year-old business consultant and a Lion's Club member, had collected 30,000 pins from 80 countries
, setting the world record for the Largest collection of label pins,
according to the World Record Academy: www.worldrecordacademy.com/.
The Guinness world record for the largest collection of decorative pins was set by John Williams (UK), who has a collection of 9,748 decorative pins in the form of rugby lapel badges.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the longest chain of safety pins; it measured 33.52 metres (109 ft 11 in) and was created by volunteers in an event organized by Sparebanken Hedmark (Norway) in Stange, Norway.
"Lapel pins are a symbol of the times and you can learn a lot through them. They are markers of world history events such as the American Civil War, the history of guns and American Presidents," elaborates Sinha.
As a business consultant, this Mumbaiite travelled extensively all over the world and began stacking up pins from hotels and airports.
Photo: Mr Arvind Sinha, the owner of the world's largest collection of label pins
Sinha has a soft corner for the lapel pins from the American President series, the gun series and the pins in the shape of a horse cart and locomotive (from the USA).
Sinha's family hasn't been spared of his passion: "My son who is based in London collects pins for me. My wife has also been supportive. It's a part of my life and a useful hobby for my free time."
Since the lapel pin collection is presently in Sinha's house, office and warehouse, he plans to set up an online museum to display it, to enable universal access.
Next up, Sinha plans to collect pins issued by the Indian Army, Navy and NASA, and to expand his collection to include 50,000 pins.
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Friday, June 8, 2012 6:37 AM