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Iowa man’s collection of 70,000 pencils being evaluated as possible world record


COLFAX, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa man may be well on his way to an official world record for pencils. Aaron Bartholmey of Colfax has been collecting wooden advertising pencils since he was a child. He now claims to have more than 70,000. That’s substantially more than the Guinness World Record for the largest pencil collection at 24,000. Last weekend, two counters from the American Pencil Collectors Society were at the Colfax Historical Society to count Bartholmey’s pencils. Now, he’s waiting to hear if the count is approved by Guinness, which estimated the review process could take up to three months.

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