World's Largest Ball Of Stamps


I have just discovered that in Boys Town (Nebraska, the USA) there is the reputed World's Largest Ball of Stamps*. It measures 80 cm in diameter, weighs about 270 kg, and is estimated to have over four million of cancelled stamps.

The origins of the ball date back to 1953. The Boys Town Stamp Collecting started to stick the less valuable stamps on a golf ball, layer upon layer. It must have been and exceptionally cold and boring winter. The ball reached its current size by July 1955.

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*Someone claims he saw a bigger one in Topeka (Kansas, the USA). Maybe he refers to the World's Largest Ball of Twine (It seems there is some big balls obsession around the world...).

6 comments:

  1. Wow... Amazing thing, and amazing that no stamp collector succeeded in pulling the stamps off :-)

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    1. Maybe if it didn't weight 270 kg a stamp collector had stolen it from the museum...;-)

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  2. If I lived closer to Nebraska, I'd drive over there to see that ball of stamp. That's amazing!! I'd never heard of it before this.

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  3. Belle idee. J'uis en train d'essayer de faire un bol des timbres rouges seulement....mais j'en ai pas asser encore

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    1. Je crois que cela est une idée meilleure que la boule! J'ai envie de voir le résultat de ton projet.

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