So that means it's not real price.!! So what is the real price of this first day cover? Is it $15 or $349?
First of all we need to see why this India first day cover was sold only for $15. It was in auction not in fixed price.!! Also there were 3 bidders who bidded on it. Either this might be forgery of cancellation or stamps are facsimile or reprint copy with forged cancellation.!!
$15 is the real value of India f.d.c as no one is interested to buy first day cover because stamp collection hobby is declining or Gandhi stamp collection.
I know it's seller choice to sell their India first day cover. But don't you think this one way of INFLATING the price ?
If you are new and don't know what's the real price you might think that it's Genuine price and you might buy it or buy it when it sold for $299 or $199 or $99.!!
Stay away from 1948 Gandhi private first day cover, because chances of forgery philatelic material and inflated price is very high because
1) It's just rubber stamp which is easy to make.
2) Shill bidding chances are high
3) Inflated selling price by keeping high price and buying it by shill bidder and then don't pay.!!
4) Forgeries stamps might be used on the private first day cover, used cover with 1948 gandhi stamps with 12 annas and made you feel it travel to exoctic destination as well as official first day covers also.
5) Chances of Back stamp from destination place is also forged.
But interesting thing about this cover is that, it came for sale for $199 & $99 from different seller.!!
Check following multiple forged or BOGUS rubber stamp for JAI HIND special cancellation.
When you see PRIVATE (without official cachet from post and telegraph) first day cover then chances of FORGERY OR BOGUS is very very high.
We had seen this in Gandhi stamp collection, were everyone think they are smarter than other.!!! Don't you think this apply to other BRITISH INDIA stamp also.
Read some of interesting blog post to see how CHEATERS are working to get your money by selling forgery or Bogus gandhi stamps.!!
1) Philatelic FAKE and FORGERIES.
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