Recently I saw New York to Frankfurt FFC with Gandhi USA 4 cents stamps flown by Lufthansa in new Airbus A380. I only have issue with date on cancellation & special postmark Cancellation from New York.
Special Cancellation on both cover is not as per USPS standard.
On cancellation date stamp it is Feb 18, 2011 but has also another rubber stamp which indicates that first flight operated on Feb 28, 2011.
So how this is FFC if the cancellation on stamp has CDS 2 weeks in advance.!!
Lufthansa was officially landed on JFK airport for first time on February 28th at 2:00pm. (Technically 2nd time. First time was in 2007 during test run.). And I believe it was flown back to Frankfurt on same day which is Feb 28.
As per my research about FFC the date on cancellation should be date of First Flight departure from that particular airport so it should be Feb 28 not Feb 18.!!
After doing some research I don't find any information from USPS about this type of special cancellation just for First Flight Lufthansa from New York Post Office.
Looks like this is rubber stamp not postmark cancellation from USPS because postmark is not as per USPS standard special cancellation. ( I know this because I recently worked with USPS to make one for 50th Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi USA stamp, I will scan this and blog in near future.)
Again if maker/seller of this cover has proof such as email correspondence of application, approval etc please provide us so we can modify this blog post and also I might think about buying it. I am looking for Postmark Cancellation from United States Post Office, New York, NY.
Looking for 2 things about this FFC.
1) Why date is different on CDS and flight flown.
2) Proof of Cancellation is not as per USPS standard.
I will call this as FAKE FFC or and if I don't want to call FAKE then I might come up with new thematic collection "Advance FFC" or "Future FFC".!!.
1) Buy some 1854 Queen Victoria stamps
2) Find some old covers or piece of paper from stamp exhibition dealers or online auction.
3) Make forged B/172 octagonal rubber stamp
4) Now affix that 1854 QV India stamps Queen Victoria stamp on cover or piece of paper and apply B/172 rubber stamp. (lightly or little missing).
And now you are ready to make money.!!!
Of course it will be forgery, so what. Who will figured it out, and even they do nothing will happen.!!!
Following is screenshot of Straits Settlements India Used abroad - B/172 Singapore stamps selling by eBay seller "stamp_bay" for $2000 or make offer.
I don't care whether it's forgery or genuine, but my goal is to make money any how by making this kind of 160+ years old stamp philatelic material.!!
Now let's see how we can make it and sell it.
And also in past we had 1854 forgery stamps selling for $30 for 100 stamps.!!!
So buy this sheet and start making some RARITIES 1854 India stamp collection with used aboard with B/172 post mark rubber stamp.!!!
Do you think can you do this ?
Read my other blog post about Straits Settlements stamps B/172 with India stamps used abroad for $34,500.!!
Straits Settlements stamps B/172 India stamps - Do you really think it's worth $34,500.!!?
Following are some of other RUBBER STAMP used to make money.!!!
|Gandhi SERVICE FAKE Stamps and Governor Cancellation|
What is Tibet 1949 register cover with 1948 Gandhi stamps without stamps from Tibet and Indian Embassy of Nepal?
|FAKE 1948 Indian Embassy of Nepal cancellation and Independence day of India|
Forged 1948 Gandhi FDC with Indian Embassy of Nepal cancellation!!
|Forged 1948 Gandhi Nepal Indian Embassy Cancellation|
|FAKE 1948 Gandhi stamps "JAI HIND" Cancellation|
|FAKE Overprint Cameroun, Nicaragua stamps and FDC!!|
Why 2009 BOGUS Germany Special Cancellation (rubber stamp) on October 2nd issued to celebrate Non-Violence for high school massacrae in Winnenden? (Collector can go to any extent to make money.!! No value of life against money.!!)
(This makes all 1969 special cancellation questionable!!, because who knows what have happen in 1969.!!). Also don't know upto what stage collector goes to take benefit. !!
Following are Forgery or BOGUS special cancellation or postmark from post office, used on Gandhi stamps.
Following is blog post which will give you idea about postal history, what is FORGED cancellation from Penang Strait Settlements on East India postage stamp.
Indian Philately Exposed : Forged Cancellation
Check following multiple forged or BOGUS rubber stamp for JAI HIND special cancellation.
We had seen this in Gandhi stamp collection, were everyone think they are smarter than other.!!! Don't you think this apply to other BRITISH INDIA stamp also.
1) Philatelic FAKE and FORGERIES.
2) FAKE AERO PHILATELY Covers.
3) Stamp collection CHEATING.
4) Stamp Collection Value
5) Stamp Collecting Facts
6) China stamp collection value.
7) First AirMail Post
8) World First Flight Cover
9) Greatest Stamp Collection Scandal
10) Biggest stamp collection SCAM
11) SCANDAL in stamp collection
12) How to increase stamp collection value
Now does it make sense to collect stamps after looking above blog posts?
Also looks like there are more money in British India stamps than Gandhi stamp because you can have lot of varieties of QV stamps or King George stamps or King Edward stamps.
It's just a RUBBER stamp.!!!
Gandhi Stamps Club
BTW: It's good that creator of this FFC specify about the actual date of First Flight. There is no way to find First Flight dates of 1961, 1969, 1970 , 1985 covers unless you go through archives in library.
******* Also read about frogeries in German Postmark Cancel **********
While researching on this German Cancel I found very interesting material related to Germany postmark handstamp forgery.
It is very important to read before you buy any Gandhi related material from Germany including this as well as other FFC available from that country.
Following link will display more than 650 FAKE postmark handstamp. You can see by clicking following link and than choose the first alphabet of German city.