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  • Who: Petra Engels

  • What: Largest collection of erasers

  • Where: Germany

The largest collection of erasers belongs to Petra Engels (Germany) with 19,571 non duplicate erasers from 112 different countries; which she has been collecting since 1981.

Petra started collecting erasers at the age of 9. She first developed an interest in erasers after visiting a stationery shop selling various and extraordinary erasers. Friends of her mother used to give her erasers instead of chocolate and her parents used to bring her erasers from various business trips. Petra, now 34, is celebrating the 25th anniversary of her eraser collection which is stored in 22 glass-show-cases and an additional cupboard with 12 drawers.


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