Guin­ness rec­og­nizes Chi­nese col­lec­tion

China Daily (USA) - - CHINA - By XIN­HUA in Zhengzhou

A col­lec­tion of 1,606 stamps fea­tur­ing the Chi­nese chrysan­the­mum has been of­fi­cially rec­og­nized by the Guin­ness Book of World Records for con­tain­ing the most stamps in a sin­gle se­ries.

A rep­re­sen­ta­tive of Guin­ness World Records made the an­nounce­ment on Tues­day at the an­nual Kaifeng Chrysan­the­mum Fes­ti­val in Cen­tral China’s He­nan prov­ince, where cul­ti­va­tion of chrysan­the­mums has a more than 1,000-year history.

First re­leased by China Post Group in 2012, the col­lec­tion fea­tures 1,606 types of chrysan­the­mum flow­ers grown in the city. The flow­ers were de­picted in a tra­di­tional Chi­nese paint­ing style.

It took the group four more years to re­lease all eight sets in the col­lec­tion. Copies of the col­lec­tion will be sold for 1,606 yuan ($238).

It was not the first time a world record has been set at the fes­ti­val.

In 2015, a “full-stand­ing mul­ti­flor­ous chrysan­the­mum” grafted in Kaifeng earned its place in the Guin­ness Book of World Records for con­tain­ing the great­est num­ber of chrysan­the­mum species.

Part of the stamp col­lec­tion rec­og­nized by the Guin­ness Book of World Records

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