Cameroun Gandhi Stamps : Cameroon Overprint Gandhi, Kennedy and Martin Luther King error stamps and miniature sheet - Why you will quit Gandhi Philately - Part 13

Hello Gandhi Collectors,

After looking Cameroun overprint stamps and Miniature sheets, I think Cameroun Stamp Printer or Stamp Quality Assurance (QA)  department organisation people are DUMB?

I am not sure how they can overprint by mistake on large quantity even without thinking what they are doing. In 1969 they printed space theme of Moon Landing on 1968 Gandhi, Kennedy and MLK stamps and miniature sheets.

After researching more about this and thinking more about this  I came to conclusion that they are super SMART and we all who have this overprint stamps and minisature sheets are DUMB!!! They did it to make money and they succeed.!!! Also in 1968  they know what is going to sell (MLK, Kennedy's and Gandhi)  and in 1969 it was all about space. They combined this together with overprint and made one of kind error stamp So they are super smart.!!!

And right now out of all stamps in that overprint only Gandhi theme is famous and we all are being cheated.!!

Think Why you don't see  overprint error stamps from USA!!

Today Cameroun stamps and sheets were sold for very high price and I am not sure what this buyer (if real) then he will do with this piece of paper. I guess he will also keep it like me.!!

Buyers are : martind8751 & spark-500 (canada)
Seller : ctx23 (Germany).

Also price of Gandhi stamps and sheets should not be too much because there is enough for everyone. If you think as investment than negative return is guarntee if you paid high price because Gandhi stamps is very highly inflated and also there are lot of other expense in selling, so BEWARE of this.

Also value of MNH Gandhi stamps is not appreciating in value and also it don't have any value in exhibition, so beware.!! Also this kind of intensely overprint stamp is nothing but garbage  which you keep it very safe.!!!

So now think who is Smart and who is Dumb.!!

All overprints stamps from Cameroun, Togo, Nicragua and whatever else are there to just make money by making us it's error. Click following blog post to read more about this.


Again thanks for reading and  Please share your thoughts in the comments section.

Ketankumar Patel.


Chile Gandhi Stamps on FFC during 1974 Football Soccer World Cup First Flight Cover

Hello Gandhi Collectors,

One of the best FFC ( if really flown in first flight!!) with Gandhi stamps was issued in 1974 with Chile Gandhi Stamps during World Cup Soccer.

The 1974 FIFA World Cup, the tenth staging of the World Cup, was held in West Germany (including West Berlin ) from 13 June to 7 July.

This FFC is dated 13 June 1974 so I am not sure whether first flight was schedule on this date or some thing related to soccer team travelling in this flight.

But as this is dated 13 June I don't think soccer team was travelling in this flight as they will reach 3-7 days or more in advanced.!!!

So I am not sure whether this can be consider as First Flight Cover or just Event cover.

I can think it as Event cover but it is not FFC ?

While researching about correct price about this FFC, I was surprised by the price of this FFC as it was sold under $5.!!

I think it's a fair value for this FFC (if really flown in first flight) comparing 2 Gandhi OVPT stamps from Chile and also one more stamp.

Read more about Gandhi FFC and understand what's going on in FFC world.!!

Airbus A380 FFC ( Bogus FFC)

United Nations Stamp on FFC. ( Does not make sense.)

Hawaiian Airlines FFC (to make money by using Gandhi stamps.!!)

1911 First Aerial Mail from Allahabad (Fake cancellation)

Now think what are chances of First Flight departure on June 13, 1974 !!

Gandhi Stamps Club



Hello Gandhi Collectors,

"Sal Mubarak" (Happy New Year). Today is New Year for some of the people in India which is day after Diwali.

In today's world we see lot of protest is going on whether it is in India (corruption) or Middle East (freedom) or USA (wall street) all are trying to protest against injustice or difficulty they are facing in today's world. 

This is same what we all know about protest did by Mahatma Gandhi in South Africa & India and  MLK in USA  and many others in last 100 years using Non-Violence and Civil Disobedience.

But this Civil Disobedience and Non-Violence in USA goes back in mid 1800 when Henry David Thoreau refuse to pay tax. On July 1846, Thoreau ran into the local tax collector, who asked him to pay six years of delinquent poll taxes. Thoreau refused because of his opposition to the Mexican-American War and slavery, and he spent a night in jail because of this refusal. The next day Thoreau was freed, against his wishes, when his aunt paid his taxes. The experience had a strong impact on Thoreau.  For more reading about Thoreau click this link

Henry David Thoreau was born on July 12, 1817  and died on May 6, 1862 was an American author, poet, philosopher, abolitionist, naturalist, tax resister, development critic, surveyor, historian, and leading transcendentalist. He is best known for his book Walden, a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings, and his essay Civil Disobedience, an argument for individual resistance to civil government in moral opposition to an unjust state.

Henry David Thoreau played a significant role in Mahatma Gandhi's life and he was one of the person who had a lasting impact on Gandhi.

Gandhi first read Thoreau's book "The Duty of Civil Disobedience" in 1907 in South Africa which he published a paraphrase of his book in his weekly newspaper, Indian Opinion..

Gandhi also wrote in his own book "HIND SWARAJ"  that views express in this book are his, but he follow Thoreau and other writers. In appendix of Hind Swaraj book he mentioned about Thoreau's works "The Duty of Civil Disobedience" and "Life without Principle".

Some quotes by Henry David Thoreau was affected to Gandhi.

"Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slave..."
"An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day..."

On June 26th 2010, Birth House of  Henry David Thoreau was Inaugurated after very long time and hard work by volunteers. It is located at 341 Virginia Road, Concord, Massachusetts. 

Want to know more about Thoreau Farm's then click this link  http://www.thoreaufarm.org/

Following is the cover I made with help from my friend who took picture of Theorau's  house and who helped me to get hand cancel on this cover on June 26, 2010 and mailed it to me.

Gandhi in his 1942 appeal to"To American Friends," wrote, "You have given me a teacher in Thoreau, who furnished me through his essay on the 'Duty of Civil Disobedience'."

I take full responsibility of this cover and it has

1) Thoreau 5 cents stamp
2) Gandhi 8 and 4 cents stamps
3) 29 cents American Eagle stamps in Red, White and Blue.
4) Hand Cancellation from USPS Concord, MA. (Birth & Death Place of Thoreau)
5) Picture of Thoreau Farm(house). (Send to me by my friend).
6) Description about Inauguration in Front
7) Description about Henry David Thoreau in back with his quotes and role he played on Gandhi.

Again thanks for reading and  Please share your thoughts in the comments section.

Gandhi Stamps Club


India 1948 Gandhi Stamps FDC Value - Nepal Indian Embassy cancellation

Hello Gandhi Collectors,

Happy Diwali to all readers.

Recently I saw that Nepal Indian Embassy 1948 Gandhi FDC sold for $52. I am not sure why buyers really wants this cover and  what kind of research they are doing before bidding on this kind of item. In past I had also written blog post about this Nepal cover.

You can read my previous blog posts about Nepal 1948 FDC/Cover by clicking following link.


This FDC was bought by "rohit98103" from India.  This buyer also sells cover with slogan "Free India" with 1948 Gandhi Stamps. Also he sells 1948 55th Congress CDS cover with Gandhi stamp on it. So this makes me curious why he wants to buy this Nepal Cover and sell similar covers except no address to sender, but I am glad that seller is not typing  on it and telling us that this is mailed to famous philatelist!!!

To me all this 3 covers looks similiar. All 3 don't have any backstamp or receiving stamp cancellation which makes me very nervous. As I mentioned previously that I bought this cover under $10 but I cancel the transaction after doing more research on this.  I am not going to buy it at very low price as it will occupy space in my collection.!!

Now you need to decide what's going on 1948 Gandhi Stamps,  FDC, Used Covers and special cancellation.
If you start collecting this kind of covers even at 20% of above listed price you will quit Gandhi Philately, because it's is worthless item  in collection as it has no proof that it is authentic. If it has some kind of proof from BPA it will make sense.

According to me most of the cheating in Gandhi Philately happens in1948 Gandhi Stamps. So beware of this kind of materials.

Also value of MNH Gandhi stamps is not appreciating in value, so beware.!!

Also price of Gandhi stamps and sheets should not be too much because there is enough for everyone. If you think as investment than negative return is guarntee if you paid high price because Gandhi stamps is very highly inflated and also there are lot of other expense in selling, so BEWARE of this.

It's easy to make rubber stamp and apply on any old cover.

Look at following blog post were rubber stamp were used to create some of the rare Gandhi stamps collectible items on Tibet cover and made it to rare philatelic stamps.!!


One more example of rare stamp philatelic with Gandhi stamp used from Tibet


1854 India Queen Victoria used abroad Penang rare  world stamp philatelic item.


Rare world stamps philatelic material India used in Straits settlements with B172 selling for $34000.!!


Now if you still want to know more about rarity stamps forgery or rare stamps of world forgery than look at following blog post and you decide what are chances.

Following are mostly all BOGUS (never exist) or Forgery which will help you to decide about slogan cancellation of Gandhi "Truth is God"

1) India 1911 Allahabad First Aerial Mail Post Commemorative cancel or Special cancellation 


2) India 1937 Rocket Mail Commemorative cancel or Special cancellation 


3) India 1947 Jai Hind Cancellation

India First Day Independence cover Jai Hind Slogan Special Cancellation.

4) 1948 Chalta Dak Ghar Commemorative cancel or Special cancellation 

5) India 1948 Gandhi stamp First Day cover Jai Hind Commemorative cancel or Special cancellation (Biggest Forgery in single individual stamp collection).

6) 1969 Fiji, Luxembourg, Burma, Czech Republic Commemorative cancel or Special cancellation  (wide varieties available)

God knows which is Genuine and Which one is forgery !!

God knows which of this were even issued officially by postal department ?

Don't you think there are multiple rubber stamps from multiple collectors.!!?

Not sure whether this are BOGUS (never issued), but made to handbooks and yearbooks or exhibit.


7) India 1969  "FLAG DAY 1st October Help Ex Servicemen"


8) Bogus (never exist) 2009 Germany Winnenden Commemorative cancel or Special cancellation issued for High School shooting for Non Violence.!! (No respect for who died during this school shooting).


Click following link to read more about BLUM case and OPEN YOUR EYES.!! There are 650 forged rubber stamps from Germany  and think about chances of forged from INDIA or China or any other countries.!!



So what do you think. Can we add this in above list.

It's all about MONEY. How to get your money.!!

To know more about this kind of activity read my following blog post and think what are the possibilities in cheating, glorification, SHILL bidding, FAKE, Forgery etc.

1) 1948 Stamps False hope of Riches?
2) 1948 Gandhi Stamps: Are False hope of Riches - Part II ?
3) 1948 Gandhi Mourning Private FDC : Are False hope of Riches - Part III?
4) 1948 Expensive Gandhi FDC : Are False hope of Riches - Part IV?
5) 1948 Gandhi Stamps Early Usage cover :  Gandhi Stamps Are False hope of Riches - Part V?
6) Maxi Card sold for $5100 with 1948 Gandhi Stamps - False hope of Riches - Part VI?
7) Indian Philately Exposed 
8) Indian Philately Exposed - Part II
9) Gandhi SERVICE overprint stamp price fell from $1009 to $1.!!
10) How can you tell that Gandhi SERVICE stamp is FAKE or Forgery ?

Gandhi Stamps Club.


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