Error in India stamps

Hello Gandhi stamp collectors,

In 1980, to celebrate 50th Anniversary (1930 - 1980) of Mahatma Gandhi's famous civil disobedience movement "Dandi March" or "Salt Satyagraha", India issued Se-tenant stamp of Mahatma Gandhi of 35 paise each in very large quantity.

As every collector wants their collection unique, rare or one of a kind then chances are more that you will get FORGERY because most of  them are custom made according to collectors need.!!!

I also notice that Mahatma Gandhi is also one of the most famous person on ERROR stamp as well as FORGERY stamps, post cards, special cancellation, used covers, register cover and anything to do with Gandhi philatelic.!!!

I think CHEATING is one of the biggest reason why stamp collection hobby is DECLINE. It's either FORGED stamps or FORGED special cancellation or FORGED USED covers or SHILL BIDDING.
All this combine factors are making this hobby as a PASS by new collectors because it's very hard to find Genuine stamps and philatelic material not only for Gandhi, but also for King George stamps or King Edward stamps or Queen Victoria stamps and other British India stamps.!!

Following is example of Dandhi March or Dandi Kooch Error stamp of India, but it's forged. If you compare both stamps you will notice it's different, so that means it's and Error stamp.!!

But reality is that it's not an error stamp from India, but it is customize by chemical usage or exposure to sun or by any different method. Following are example of Dandi March stamps from India.

                                          GENUINE                                                FORGERY

This forged stamp is selling for $25 -$15.!!! but if to not modified (Genuine) then it will only sell for $1 or $2.!!

Also price of Gandhi stamps and philatelic material are highly INFLATED either by overpricing it when it is fixed price or starting at high price, and if it is low starting price then there is SHILL bidding on that auction. So another thing to keep in mind when you are buying philatelic material.

I will not buy this stamp for more than $1 because it's worthless stamp and that only if I want to exhibit as "FORGERY in Gandhi stamp". 

There are so many Forgery stamp of Gandhi that I think I can make more than 20 frames exhibit.!!

Seller "orphilco" from Pakistan is selling as "Purple color Missing GREAT ERROR stamp of India" for $25.!! but it's a FORGED stamp.!!

Seller "alphomegaphilately2" from India is selling as "Violent omitted FORGERY" for $15.!!

So as a business person it will be more tempting to make FORGED stamp and sell it as ERROR to get more money, otherwise no one will pay more than $1 in today's market for this  35 paise stamp, which is equivalent to one US cent (1 cent) only in 1980!!

In past I wrote about "How to Create Error stamps" i.e. Forged ERRORS stamps made by chemical usage or exposure to sun.


Following is screenshot of my "India Error stamp" blog post.


Now after reading my both blog post don't you think this ERROR stamps from India are not GENUINE.!! (I am not expert but I can still think. You don't have to believe me as you have to pay money.!!)

So BEWARE what you are collecting and why are you collecting and at what price.!!

Read my following blog post to understand about stamp collection in DECLINE.!!

1) A Hobby in Decline : 1948 Gandhi USED cover case study.!!
2) A Hobby in Decline.!! - Part-2
3) How to invest when philately price is dropping.

If you see stamps are not even selling or selling like 5-10 times lower their value than mentioned in catalog.!!

There is nothing RARE or Scare in philately because this hobby is in downward trend because experienced collectors are loosing interest because value is not appreciating and new collectors are not coming in to this because there are lot of other things to do for them such as playing video games on Nintendo or X-box , social networking on facebook or google+ or  surfing on web through internet or SMS through iphone or android or watch games such as cricket, football or basketball.!!

Only way philately can sustain is to stop cheating in this hobby. Yes CHEATING.!! which is what you will see in order to increase value artificially by inflating the price by SHILL bidding, not paying to seller or mutual understanding cancelling transaction and lot more.

To know more about this kind of activity read my following blog post and think what are the possibilities in cheating, glorification, SHILL bidding, FAKE, Forgery etc.

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
9) Gandhi SERVICE overprint stamp price fell from $1009 to $1.!!
10) How can you tell that Gandhi SERVICE stamp is FAKE or Forgery ?

I hope all the above will help while making decision in investing stamps and to avoid getting CHEATED.!!

Now don't you think it does NOT make sense STAMP INVESTING!!

Also don't you think it does NOT make sense to collect all thematic stamps because it will keep coming.!!

Gandhi Stamps Club.

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