Happy Independence Day to all my blog reader from India as well as all PIO (Person of Indian Origin). On 15th August 1947 after more then 200 years, it was the first time people of India were feeling PROUD TO BE INDIAN on this date as they were freed from British Rule.
On 15th August 1948 exactly after one year of Independence of India, Mahatma Gandhi stamps (set of 4) were issued by India to celebrate this proud day for every Indian.
But since last 3+ years I am seeing wide range of wrong/illegal things happening in Gandhi Stamps and Philatley material even though it was issued on this first anniversary of Indian Independence and also this trend is continued till today, by making/selling FAKE or Forgery stamps and Cancellation of this 1948 Gandhi Stamps.
Some one made forgery cover or any philatelic material and it will flow in market without anyone can guarantee it's a genuine and collector will display in exhibit or collector will send it to philatelic handbook author so it will be in the book or it will be announced in newsletter or blog or website and it will be glorified as genuine.!!
But in reality it is a forgery philatelic material which we will try to collect it. We had seen this example in 2009 Germany special cancellation with Illegal use of Emblem of India and Gandhi image from Winnenden on October 2nd to celebrate International Day of Non-Violence.!!
One of my favorite forgery is from Indian Embassy of Nepal Cancellation on 1948 Gandhi stamps cover FDC with date of 15th August 1948 which was Sunday.
|This is how to make money on Philately material by just|
using Mint stamp available under $2 and sell it for $50-$80!!
Even one of the collector/dealer (not verified) offered me to buy back my cover so I shut my mouth.!!
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
After reading all of the above blog post in which very very high price was paid for 1948 Gandhi stamps cover and falsely inflated price.
Also now new collectors are getting into this hobby, but there is a huge push to create a glorification of 1948 Gandhi stamps from India on FDC as well as used on cover.
Don't you think we need to protect this stamp as it was issued for special purpose and stop all kind of illegal activity in 1948 India Gandhi Stamps and Philately material, which was to celebrate this proud day for every Indian.