WB man makes it to the Guinness Book by using postal stamps

Last Updated: Thursday, June 17, 2010 - 13:13

Krishnagar: A man from West Bengal`s
Nadia district has made it to the Guinness Book of World
Records by using maximum number of stamps on a parcel.

The Guinness authorities confirmed the feat of Manoj
Kumar Mondal, who had sent a parcel to their office in London
using 3809 Indian postal stamps in March.

One stamp was of the denomination of 10 paise, 86 stamps
were of 15 paise, 3649 stamps of 25 paise and 73 of Rs 10.

Earlier this month, he got a letter from the Guinness
authorities saying that he has broken the record of Les
Stewart, an Australian, who had used 3400 stamps in his parcel
in 1999.

Mondal`s parcel constituted the minimum postage that was
required to send the parcel from Krishnagar to London, a
Guinness spokesperson said from London.

"The letter was written on a vinyl sheet of 2 by 3 feet.
The weight of the parcel was 2 kg and 825 grams for which I
had to buy the stamps of Rs 1655," Mondal said.

An employee of engineering section at the Nadia Zilla
Parishad, Mondal said he had written a message on global
warming to the Guinness authorities in the parcel, which broke
the world record.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, June 17, 2010 - 13:13

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