9/29/12

MAHATMA GANDHI SOUVENIR STAMP SHEET : A classic example to study in philatelic material for all kinds of FAKE, FORGERY and PRICING STUDY

Hello Gandhi Stamp Collectors,


In 1969 Mauritius issued 6 Mahatma Gandhi Stamps along with Souvenir sheet of 6 stamps. This  Souvenir sheet has all aspects and believe of his life which he worshiped and followed throught his life.

This sheet has 6 stamps with pictures of his different stage of life and it's border has various theme releated to him and his India which include Emblem of India, Snake Charmer, temple/mosque/building, God, Spinning Wheel, Indian Women, His Ashram, Cow, Bullock cart and  ancient India coin/painting.

To me this is the Best Souvenir sheet not only for Gandhi stamp collector but also for various different thematic collectors.

In past 2-3 years I had seen this Mauritius Gandhi Souvenir sheet was sold between $1-$2. Yes under two dollar.


Now recently I saw this souvenir sheet is for sale for $10.!! Yes dollar ten.!!


Even in past this seller "theobargain" sold Mauritius used register cover with this 1969 Gandhi miniature sheet and 2001 Gandhi stamps along with Dodo stamps under $1.50.!! (click following to read my blog post)




Don't you think above cover deserve more value but it's not happening because
1) Stamp Hobby is in decline
2) Lot of FAKE and Forgery are available.
3) Shill bidding is needed to increase price.!!

I don't know what kind of pricing method is used by seller "theobargain". A used register cover with Gandhi Miniature sheet and Dodo Duck stamps was sold for $1.84 and mint miniature sheet for $10.!!

Looking to above screenshot it looks like  that Mahatma Gandhi PHILATELIC material have no value.!! Do you think it's better to invest in MINT stamps !!?

I think so it's better to invest in Mint stamps because all 1948 India Gandhi Philatelic material along with Mauritius 1969 stamps is either FAKE or Forged.!!

I think  this sheet should not be more than $2 because it's widely available  and there is still large quantity out there for sale and there are no buyers even. (click following to read my blog post)

Mauritius Souvenir sheet is selling in wholesale.  ( 24 sheets are available !!)

In past I had also seen FAKE register cover for sale.!! Yes FAKE.!!  (click following to read my blog post)


But in past I saw some FAKE 1969 register cover send to India with Pin code. In India Pincode/Zipcode was introduce in 1972.!! (click following to read my blog post)

Mauritius Gandhi stamps with Early usage of Indian Pin code system

A classic example of RUBBER Stamp. It's very easy to make one and use one.!!



To me it looks a big SCAM is going on not only in Mahatma Gandhi Stamps but all other Mauritius scam by certain dealers on eBay and also on Delcampe so beware when you buy it.

Gandhi stamps are not expensive as it is mentioned in certain articles because there is lot of shill bidding going on not only in Gandhi stamps but also in Indian First Aerial Post cancellation, British India stamps, King George stamps etc.

If you have money to throw away then start collecting  Mauritius, Cameroon, Panama and 1948 India Gandhi stamps and philatelic material and you will have a PIECE of PAPER.

Still cannot decide then read following blog post which might help you.


Still not decided then my opinion is AVOID it all the cost.!! and have peace of mind instead of worrying you are buying Genuine material at reasonable price.!!!

To me all Gandhi Philatelic material available ( specially before 1950) looks FAKE or Forgery as it is very hard to find Genuine stuff and as new collectors (like me) wants to collect, so some greedy experienced collectors/dealers will provide  all of us as well as experienced collectors.!!

Still want to do research  then please read my other blog post!!

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

Thanks
Gandhi stamps club

Update:- 10/4/2012.

On October 1st, this souvenir sheet was sold for $1.29 (1 Euro)!!




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