Sunday, December 16, 2007
The world's biggest QSL collection
Photo courtesy of G3TXF
As you know, I'm not a great QSL collector, but I quite understand that it IS amateur radio for some people. I've mentioned Nigel, G3TXF here before. Nigel is one of the best practioners of QSLing in the world, I think.
I didn't realise until today that Nigel has recently completed the construction of a building in his garden to house his QSL collection. He estimates that he currently has around 300,000 QSLs in his collection.
Intrigued by that, I asked Nigel what the largest QSL collection in the world was. He replied that the biggest collection was owned by Iris and Lloyd Colvin of the YASME Foundation who visited over 100 DXCC countries and operated. The Colvins amassed a collection of over 1,000,000 cards which has now been transferred to the OeVSV QSL Archive in Vienna.
Nigel says that he's working on beating the total! Somehow, knowing Nigel, I wouldn't bet against it!
Posted by Tim at 9:01 PM