Only 200 Mahatma Gandhi 10 Rs. stamps were overprinted with "Service" and issued for the use of Governor General of India, making it the world's least printed stamp. (It all started here.!!, why only 200 stamps.!!)
Of the hundred stamps that were overprinted with "Service", a few were gifted to dignitaries(looks like they are benefited), while most remain at the National Archives, Postal Museums, etc.
Less than 10 copies of Gandhi 10 Rupees SERVICE stamps reside in private hands and that's why this stamp makes expensive stamp which was sold for $200,000 and if it is genuine stamp with cancellation from governor post office then sky is the limit.!!!
But you can find Genuine copy of used Gandhi SERVICE stamp as all are FORGED and then shill bidding to make it expensive so others will think this are real stamps and cancellation on piece of paper and even also on envelope. All is BOGUS.!!
Read my previous blog post about Gandhi Service stamp and be SAFE.!!
1) Gandhi SERVICE overprint stamp price fell from $1009 to $1.!!
2) How can you tell that Gandhi SERVICE stamp is FAKE or Forgery ?
3) Maryland forgery of Gandhi SERVICE stamp is $450. Is it shill bidding?
4) Gandhi SERVICE stamp on piece of paper with SUNDAY cancellation !!! ?
But following is not Genuine stamp or cancellation like we all see it on piece of paper.
Reason for getting more than $200000 is because it is one of kind USED with Governor General Cancellation. Never seen this Genuine stamp!!
Mint stamp with Gandhi SERVICE was for sale on eBay for $225000.!! Following is screenshot.
You can click following link to read above blog post where chances of expert certification is forged too.
It was sold for $7.!!
To me it's all look same stamp and cancellation as if "ma-collectorshop".
Stay away from 1948 Gandhi SERVICE stamp from India or any 1948 Gandhi Stamp Philatelic material from India otherwise you will regret big time.
(On side note stay away from 1911 First Aerial Post from Allahabad or any British India stamps and philatelic material.)
It's brutal out there. Everyone is looking for your money.!!
Now I am also 100% sure about all kind of forgery in Indian Philatelic material such as "1911 First Aerial Mail", "Germany 2009 Gandhi special Cancellation from Winnenden", "King George", "King Edward" and every expensive rare philatelic item.!!
So beware what are you collecting.
If you have money to throw away then start collecting British India Stamps, 1948 Gandhi Stamps and Philatelic material and you will have a PIECE of PAPER (with no peace of mind.!!).
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
Gandhi Stamps Club.