Recently I was surprised when 1948 single stamp from India of Mahatma Gandhi on FDC was sold for more than 50 dollars.!!
Gandhi Stamp INDIA 1948 FDC WITH 3 1/2 ANNA :
Seller: Mumbaistamps2 (1600+ feedback on ebay since Jul-22-05 from UAE )
Buyer: fredbettin (35000+ feedback on ebay, Member since: Oct-21-98 Location:USA)
Description: 1948 INDIA MAHATMA GANDHI 3 1/2 ANNA ON FDC TO USA
Date Sold: 2/8/2011
Price: US $ 51.00 !!!!!!!!!!
Now my question is why buyer's are paying this much money. It is cancelled from Calcutta which is not even hard to find like from Nepal or Pondicherry etc and both of them are FAKE or Forgery.
I can only see this is mailed to USA (so what) and also I don't see any arrival postmark cancel from USA.
Also buyer of this cover has very high feedback and I see he is regular seller of Gandhi philatelic material on ebay. (Even I bought 1948 item once from this ebay seller/buyer (fredbettin)).
Stamp of INDIA 1948 GANDHI FDC WITH 1 1/2 ANNA :
Buyer: Superstamp1 (Member since: Jul-19-04,From: United Kingdom)
Description: 1948 INDIA MAHATMA GANDHI 1 1/2 ANNA ON FDC (#280624118876)
Date Sold: 2/8/11
Sold for: US $52.!!!!!!!!!!
1 1/2 Anna is not even mailed to USA.!!!
If anyone know why buyer are willing to pay this much price than please let us know by commenting on this blog post.
Or this is again Surprised in Gandhi Philatelic material.!!!!!!!