Hello Gandhi Philatelist,

Recently I saw aerogramme from India of 20 paise face value which was used in 2009 during Germany stamp exhibition. Not sure when this aerogramme was issued but I am sure that 20 paise was not postal rates in 2009.!!

But this aerogramme is not used in India but it was used in Germany and looks like there was no Germany stamps on it. Do you think this is possible.?

Another thing I notice that there are 3 rubber stamps on this aerogramme and it was mailed to Germany address. Don't you think this is made to attract more thematic collectors.!!

As we all know that Gandhi cancellation from IBRA Germany stamp exhibition in Essen, Germany from 6th - 10th May 2009, is not official cancellation as it was not issued by Germany postal department or Indian Postal department or not even Embassy of India. (India Greets IBRA 2009 Stamp Exposition. Nothing to do with Indian Government welcoming.!!)

Following is just a rubber stamp (like kids use for art work), so don't think it's one of a kind or RARE etc.

Now look at the following screenshot and you will see that there is no interest in this kind of philatelic material as it was sold for $10 and only one bidder.!!

But more interesting fact is that the other 2 cancellation from Germany postal department. One is just regular postal cancellation date 23-7-2009 and other is special cancellation with picture of Louis Bleriot from Nuremberg.

So how this is POSSIBLE?

In previous similar cover it has a Germany stamp and cancellation from International Philatelic exhibition IBRA 2009, but this one don't even have German stamp and also RED Color barcode which we also see in FAKE 2009 International Day of Non violence special cancellation from Germany.!!

You can read about this cover in my previous blog post by clicking following link.

I see this kind of pattern of using RUBBER stamp and making philatelist to think that this are GENUINE   cancellation and make money from this.

Also in 2009 there was another FAKE cancellation from Winnenden, Germany issued to celebrate Mahatma Gandhi International Day of Non-Violence.!!

Following is FAKE special cancellation of Gandhi and Emblem of India. (Not forged because it does not exist.!!)

Cover is made without permission of Germany postal department and Emblem of India was used without permission of Indian Embassy Germany or Government of India.!!

Don't it look like postally used.!! or travel through postal stream.!! with red  color barcode.!!

Click following link to read more about

1)  FAKE cancellation issued to celebrate Non-Violence Day for Winneden School Masscare.!!
2) It's back again!! Winneden school massacre special cancellation.

I am not sure whether philatelic organiser or judges check all kinds of Forgery and FAKES in philatelic exhibition, because in past I read that philatleic exhibit with kind of special cancellation won  awards.!!

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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