But BEWARE of CHEATING on this date from Gandhi Stamp Collectors/Dealers because it's very easy to make money by creating rubber stamp and call it as a special cancellation from unique city.
In past I EXPOSED this activity by writing following blog post, but this again to remind others who don't know.!!
FAKE Gandhi postmark cancel from Germany on 2nd October 2009 ???
Beware it's October 2nd.!!
Following is one of the example from Winnenden, Germany.
In 2009 some Gandhi stamp collector decided to create rubber stamp and called it as Special Cancellation.
It was not approved by Postal Department of Germany or it was not authorized to used Emblem of India on rubber stamp by Indian embassy in Germany.!!
Following is the crown jewel of FAKE or BOGUS special cancellation issued on Gandhi Jayanti.!!
99% of Winnenden or Schwaikheim, Germany people might have not idea about Mahatma Gandhi's Birthday.!!
Not sure Barton Hoti or Carola Franzspock or Andrea Helsch really got this cover with special cancellation?
It's still available for $60 on eBay.!! Click following link to see it.!!
It's easy to cheat by doing following and still create a big splash in stamp world.!!
- Inform your philatelic friends and authors of various philatelic weekly news letter or philatelic magazine about upcoming special cancellation.
- Create BOGUS philatelic material with rubber stamps on varieties of envelopes.
- Send some of them your philatelic friends and also to authors of blogs, website, newsletter etc.
- Now some of the philatelic friends will display this in their stamp exhibit and might win medals.!
- Now start selling it on eBay with different id.
- Shill bidding to increase price
- Sell it at Fix price auction.
- In 2009 during September/October time frame I read in weekly newsletter from India that Germany is issuing Special cancellation on Mahatma Gandhi's birthday 2nd October to celebrate Non Violence Day.
- Some of the my philatelic friends(not any more) got this special cancellation cover to their address.!
- Some of the famous stamp collectors(philatelists) won medal with this BOGUS special cancellation.
- It started selling on eBay (seller from India) at $100.
- Some of them were also bought at that price.(FAKE buying, to show others!!)
- It's not officially issued by Germany Postal department
- None of the stamp collectors in Winnenden knew about this. ( I contacted local philatelic society)
- Even local famous Gandhi Collectors don't know about this special cancellation even though address on this BOGUS cancellation on the covers were next to them.!!
Gandhi Stamp Club.
Following are different ways to make money by selling stamps on Internet.
1) Make money by selling SPECIMEN postcard
2) Make money by making RUBBER stamp
3) Make money by selling TRIAL PROOF waste by stealing it or by art using Photoshop.
4) Make money by selling FORGERY stamps
5) Make money by selling FORGED special cancellation from different cities.
6) Make money by selling FORGERY stamps as GENUINE.
7) Make money by selling BOGUS - never exist special cancellation
8) Make money by selling LABELS - forgery or bogus
9) Make money by selling FAKE or BOGUS First Flight Cover FFC