Stanley Gibbons Create the World’s Largest Envelope To celebrate the London 2010 International Stamp exhibition, stamp dealers and auctioneers, Stanley Gibbons, have created the world's largest envelope.
News-Antique.com - May 11,2010 - In celebration of the London 2010 Festival of Stamps, Stanley Gibbons, the world’s leading philatelic dealers and auctioneers and holder of the Royal Warrant, has become a Guinness World Records™ record holder by creating the world’s largest envelope.
The envelope measured in at 32ft 9 inches by 23 ft and a ˝ inch; equivalent to three full size snooker tables.
The record was checked and verified by Guinness World Records adjudicator, Tarika Vara on Thursday 6th May at Great Malvern Primary School, where the envelope was constructed, before being transported to London on a 40 foot truck for display at the London 2010 International Stamp Exhibition.
Louise Reynolds of Stanley Gibbons said, ‘As the leading brand in stamps and collectibles we wanted to do something big to mark the London 2010 Festival of Stamps – at ten metres by seven metres, they don’t come any bigger!’
Stanley Gibbons commissioned Pendragon Presentation Packaging to create the envelope, complete with an address and franking label. Tullis Russell Coaters and Cartor Security Printing also collaborated to create a Stanley Gibbons stamp for the giant envelope.
George Silverman of Pendragon Presentation Packaging said, ‘It’s not every day you get to produce an item like this. We were excited by the possibility and have enjoyed the challenge.’
The envelope will be on display throughout the London 2010 International Stamp Exhibition being held at the Business Design Centre 8-15th May 2010.
Pictures and further information is available at www.stanleygibbons.com/worldrecord
NOTES TO EDITORS
The envelope was produced entirely by Pendragon employees at Great Malvern Primary School on 4th-6th May, from Archival Kraft paper manufactured at a British Paper Mill - Croppers, based near Kendal, Cumbria. Some pupils from the school also participated in the project.
· Founded 1856
· Retail premises at 399 Strand, London, Publishing in Ringwood, Hampshire and Investment offices in Jersey and Guernsey.
· Quoted on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) of the London Stock Exchange
· The company is also a major dealer in collectable autographs through their division Fraser's Autographs and also deals in rare records through its subsidiary Plastic Wax.
Louise Reynolds firstname.lastname@example.org 01425 481045
Alex Hanrahan email@example.com 01425 481046
Pendragon Presentation Packaging
· Founded 1993
· Number Employees 35
· Mainstream Business. Manufacturing bespoke top quality gift packaging including handmade rigid boxes.
· Client Base includes Harrods, Smythson of Bond Street, Thorntons, BP, Faberge & John Lewis
Project co-ordinated by George Silverman firstname.lastname@example.org
Construction managed by James Wood email@example.com
Phil Humphreys Pendragon MD firstname.lastname@example.org
Tullis Russell Coaters and Cartor Security Printing
Tullis Russell Coaters based in leafy Bollington in Cheshire are the world leading supplier of coated papers for postage stamps, which are sold to high security printers in more than 120 countries. As well as being a leading UK independent, employee owned, coating and converting company, Tullis Russell Coaters are part of the Tullis Russell Group, specialists in the papermaking and coating industry for over 200 years.