Do you think there were 2 different cancellation on that day?
One for FDC and One for Max Card ?
One of them is Genuine and other is Forged?
Both are Forged ?
After all it's a simple Rubber stamp, which is very easy to make!!! and that will create value.!!
Following is 1969 First Day cover cancellation on Mali Gandhi stamps. So if you compare 1969 and 1978 First Day cover looks similar in cancellation and to me it's looks like it's Genuine.
We all had seen Forged rubber stamp in Gandhi philately material so it's nothing new.!!
Read my other blog post related to Mali Gandhi stamps and FDC.
1) How to buy low and sell high by different cheating methods.
2) Mali Gandhi stamps (MNH) is selling under $1.!!
Following is FDC which is selling from $5-$10.
Maximum card or Max card or Maxi card comes under maximum philately which are collected by maximum card collectors. This kind of card are made by private individual, but you will only see Gandhi maximum card selling on eBay because it's in DEMAND.
It's all about DEMAND and SUPPLY.!!
If there is demand and no material, then you will get all kind of FAKE, BOGUS, FORGED philatelic material.
Also with that all kind of CHEATING happen when it is sold so new collectors or investor will think philatelic is an INVESTMENT to go instead of investing in GOLD, Stocks(shares) or property.!!
Don't you surprised by all this FORGERY stamps.!!!
I have in my collection too.!! and I don't hope you have one in your collection too.!!
Following are some forgery blog post I wrote in past.
1911 First Aerial Mail post forgery card (one of the greatest philatelic blunder in forgery) with receiving and sending postmark.
|BOGUS forgery cancellation card of 1911 First Aerial Mail from Allahabad.|
|Gandhi Boycott British Goods label|
|Gandhi SERVICE FAKE Stamps and Governor Cancellation|
|FAKE 1948 Indian Embassy of Nepal cancellation and Independence day of India|
This is not COUNTERFEIT. It's BOGUS stamp.!! Because no country name on this.!!! (was selling from $43000 -$2000)
|FAKE Gandhi specimen stamp.!!|
|Forged 1948 Gandhi Nepal Indian Embassy Cancellation|
|FAKE 1948 Gandhi stamps "JAI HIND" Cancellation|
|FAKE Overprint Cameroun, Nicaragua stamps and FDC!!|
|How to create FAKE error stamps|
BIDDERS!! "hitlerandgandhi" just to glorify Gandhi stamps they increase price of 1948 Gandhi FDC and Used covers.!!! (Images are not enough to understand this so read following blog posts.!!)
I am not expert and I am in this hobby for 4 years only so you don't have to believe me or trust me. But you can think about it. There are more experts with 20-30-40-50 years sitting around with stamp hobby and there are expertizing certificate which might help you.
If you don't want to go through all this don't think as Investment and think as "Philately Greed" and you will be SAFE.
I think collector, dealers, seller, forger will do anything for money such as making BOGUS cancellation from Winnenden to celebrate non-violence for school shooting or plane crash cover, forged 1948 stamps, Nepal Indian Embassy cancellation, Gandhi SERVICE stamp with forged Sunday cancellation, letter reaching after 2 years or reaching in 3 days from India to France by removing stamps and black ink of rubber stamp etc.
It's nothing new. In stamp collection it has been going on 160+ years since Penny Black. But counterfeit or forgery is going on since 700 B.C. ( 2500+ years).
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 phones or watch games on TV such as cricket, football or basketball.!!
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!!
UPDATE :- Recently similar maxi card was sold for $20.!!! Great way to make money by selling Max card.!!
Seller : "Parsifalnibelung" from Italy.
Buyer : "Marketing50" from CANADA.