Being in the pin business, we’ve heard many times how some people think lapel pins are out of fashion, a thing of the past, boring, and more. These comments are usually made by young people who for some reason don’t appreciate the value of a lapel pin.
We obviously disagree with them, as lapel pins can be a very inexpensive way to promote one’s business brand and awareness. They can also be used in award and recognition programs, and just many other uses.
It seems there is someone else who agrees with our love for lapel pins, Arvind Sinha
But who is this guy?
His name is Arvind Sinha and he is an avid collector of lapel pins, since joining the Lions Club in 1998 he has never stopped collecting.
“Lapel pins are a symbol of the times and you can learn a lot through them. They are markers of world history events such as the American Civil War, the history of guns and American Presidents,” He Says.
On May 10 this year, he entered the Guinness Book of World Records for his collection of 30,000 pins collected from 80 countries. (This is amazing!)
He now plans to open a museum where he will be displaying all of his 30,000 lapel pins, which he plans to expand up to 50,000 by collecting pins from the Indian Armed Forces.
How did he do it? Not without help from his family. Sinha says “My son who is based in London collects pins for me. My wife has also been supportive. It’s a part of my life and a useful hobby for my free time.”
Do you want a little peak of his collection, and to read more about him, read the article You can’t pin down this Guinness Book record holder published by http://www.mid-day.com