Recently I saw Queen Victoria stamp from India with Overprint of Zanzibar. To me it looks nothing but to make money (lot of money) by just overprinting on regular stamp which cannot be sold for $1, some collectors will come up with idea to make you fool!!
Stamp is on sale for $1950!!! Lot of money, by just overprinting on it.
Instead of Zanzibar it was printed as Zanzidar.!!
Can you believe this is Genuine stamps ?
I don't think this is Genuine but a it's a Forgery same way we like all other Gandhi Overprint stamp.!! Read following blog post to understand Overprint stamps and compare this stamp along with other Gandhi stamps.
1) Cameroon Gandhi and Martin Luther King stamp with Apollo Moon Overprint.!!
2) Nicaragua Einstein and Gandhi Overprint stamps.
3) FAKE - Forged 1948 Gandhi SERVICE stamps from India.
4) Forged King George Overprint stamps.
5) King George SERVICE overprint stamp inverted.!!
6) King Edward India MISSPELLED stamp from Patiala.!! (Similar to this one.!!)
After looking above blog post what do you think about this MISSPELLED stamp.?
(There is a printing machine out there, which can print anything you want.!!)
Do you still have any doubt that this is also a delibrate overprint with ERROR.!!
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.!!
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!!