Nicaragua stamps : 100 years of Cinema

The Frenchman Louis Lumiere is often credited as inventing the first motion picture camera in 1895. But in truth, several others had made similar inventions around the same time as Lumiere. What Lumiere invented was a portable motion-picture camera, film processing unit and projector called the Cinematographe, three functions covered in one invention.

The Cinematographe made motion pictures very popular, and it could be better be said that Lumiere's invention began the motion picture era. In 1895, Lumiere and his brother were the first to present projected, moving, photographic, pictures to a paying audience of more that one person.


So to celebrate this Nicaragua issued miniature sheet with Nicaragua stamps of 12 famous movie stars/authors/producer/directors to celebrate (1895 - 1995) 100 AƱos del Cine.

In this stamp sheet there is a Nicaragua stamp about Gandhi Movie by Richard Attenborough. 

Other Nicaragua stamps are Charlie Chaplin, Orson Welles, David Lean, Sergio Eisenstein, Fritz Lang- Metropolis,  Cecil B. Demille,  Micheal Curtiz, Oliver Stone, Francis Ford Coppola, Stanley Kubrick and Jean Renoir.

On each Nicaragua stamps it is mentioned year 1994 but actually it was issued in 1995. In Scott Catalogue this stamp sheet issue date is mentioned as 14 November 1994, but actual date is 22-Feb, 1995.

Now following are 2 different Nicaragua stamps FDC of this stamp sheet. One is 1994 and other is 1995.!!! and one is FAKE.!!  It looks like a person just look at Scott catalogue and made a cancel with that dates.!!
FAKE 1994 FDC 

Genuine 1995 FDC

Following Nicaragua FDC were issued in 1994, you will see that all of them has "Correos de Nicaragua". Now compare this with above 1994 FDC and this is missing.!!! 

 Also look at the all covers and cancellation and you will see  different uniqueness Cachet & Special Cancellation related to each Nicaragua stamps on each cover related to the stamps. (Not just rubber stamp on plain cover.!!)

Currently this FDC is selling for $25 !!   It's easy to make rubber stamp so just buy stamp sheet under $10 and make FDC.!!

This will  not even consider as a private FDC because stamp sheet was not actually issued on this date.!! It was taken from false source which was never corrected in that sources and creator of this FAKE FDC thought this is the correct date and made rubber stamp with this date!!!!!!!

I found non Gandhi philatelic material resource on Internet which also indicates it was indeed issued in 1995.  To read more about this stamps and cancellation please cick following link about American Cinema.



After reading above blog post don't you think similar pattern for making FDC or Max Card in Gandhi Philately.!! (It's a whole new topical Philately !! FAKE Gandhi thematic collection.!!)

Don't you think that is there any Genuine GANDHI philatelic material ever issued.!!! Most of the Gandhi stamps were issued in 1969 and during that time there were very less collectors so it is not enough for current needs of collectors.

Also I think because of recent popularity of Gandhi stamps there is a huge demand of it  so dealers and resellers (even printers) are trying to take benefit by issuing FAKE and Forgery material of some never issued stamps, FDC or Used Covers including Register Covers so Beware before you enter in to Gandhi Philately collection.!!

Is it hobby with investment or scam in mind? !! Think before you buy any Gandhi Philately Material as it is very easy to make rubber stamp.!!! 

This is how stamp printers and stamp dealers prosper!!

Thanks again Dr. Jean-Michel for your valuable time to nail this FAKE FDC.

This blog is dedicated to my philatelic friend who is one of the renowned Nicaraguan Philatelist Dr. Jean-Michel (Professor Jean) who had helped me to find more information about Nicaragua 100 Years of Movies FDC with miniature stamp sheet issued in 1995.(On stamp it is mentioned as "Correos 1994")

As I was not satisfied with information available about Nicaragua stamp sheet on Gandhi resources on Internet as well as in philately handbook about this 100 years of Movie stamp sheet FDC so I decide to email (Call a Friend option!!) Dr. Jean-Michel and it did not took  him  long time to send me accurate info about this stamp sheet which will not only help to Gandhi Collectors but also all other collectors that what are possibilities in stamp collection or Philately.!!

We had seen this in  Gandhi stamp collection, were everyone think they are smarter than other.!!! 

Click one of the following link and you will become smarter.!!

Now does it make sense to collect stamps after looking above blog posts?

Gandhi Stamps Club

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