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Published on January 13th, 2014 | by admin

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Pencil Potty Youngster Is Targeting A World Record Attempt

When it comes to pencils and refill leads, someone who is never going to be short of what they need for writing purposes is 15 year old Tushar Lakhanpal from New Delhi who has amassed thousands of these writing implements!

Owning more than 14,000 in his collection sourced from over 40 countries worldwide, it’s fair to say Tushar has quite an unusual fascination when it comes to pencils.

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With an impressive collection of pencils both old and new, Tushar even has two gold plated pencils stored in an ornate box thought to have been used by no less than Queen Elizabeth II herself.

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What’s more, it appears that some of the pencils in his collection may be more problematic to store than you might think – the largest is an eye opening 8ft 3in long and 29cm wide!

Not content with already making it to the Indian Limca Book of Records, it appears that Tushar now has his sights on breaking a Guinness World Record too and spends considerable time adding to his collection sourcing the best and rarest types of pencils he can get hold of.

We learn that Tushar’s undoubted passion for pencils began when he was just four years old and he has now even enlisted the help of his relatives to help his collection grow.

Apparently the world record for the largest collection of pencils currently belongs to Emilio Arenas from Uruguay and consists of 14,552 black pencils from 60 countries. But with Emilio having started his collection in 1956, Tushar is not far behind and at this rate will no doubt soon be breaking the record in place.

Do you own any particular pencils of note?  If so do get in touch, we’d love to hear from you!

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