Most letters received in a lifetime
Gabriel Antoniu Lavrincic
22018 total number
Romania (Marca)

The most letters received in a lifetime is 22,018, achieved by Gabriel Antoniu Lavrincic (Romania) between 1987 and 1991.

Gabriel began corresponding with pen pals from the USSR when he was 11 years old. All letters are well preserved and complete with their envelopes and postage stamps and postmarks. Over the years, Gabriel learned Russian and English from his pen friends, through discussing topics such as culture, history, geography, sports, music, books, cinematography, foreign languages, philately, the universe, technology, science, cosmos, nature, animals and politics. During a four-year period, Gabriel wrote on average between 20 and 80 letters a day.