I am not sure why date on this Max card is different then Jawarharlal Nehru 100th Birth Anniversary year which was 1989. (1889 - 1989).
I checked Nikhil's website www.gandhistamps.com/Maldives and found out that stamp was issued on 20-12-1989. To make sure I double check by referring Manik Jain's Handbook and indeed this stamp was issued on 20-12-1989. In this book there is also picture of FDC of this stamp with date 20-12-1989.
So why there is discrepancy about date in this Max Card.?
I am now confused, which is the correct date of issue as I see 2 different dates. But I think I will go with Manik Jain's Handbook and Nikhil's website as they are one of the most reliable source of information about Gandhi stamps.
So what do you think about this Max Card.? Is it Genuine or FAKE ?
Until I don't get another good source of information I will consider this as a FAKE Max Card. One more FAKE addition in Gandhi Philatelic collection.
Lot of things to consider when you buy private FDC or Max Card such as country of issue, date of cancellation, type of postmark cancellation, who is seller including seller feedback,seller country and lot of other things because all kinds of things are possible. This is also same for USED or Register cover otherwise you will end up some piece of paper instead of valuable philatelic material.
Let me know if you think this is indeed really Genuine Max Card, so I can modify my blog post.
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