Guinness recognizes Chinese collection
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