Don't you think if this was not caught it was glorified in various magazine, handbooks, exhibition etc. I found out that sometimes they also provide incorrect information because they also think it's genuine.
So chances of other postmark cancellation issued in 1969 is also very high.
Recently Luxembourg postmark was for sale on eBay for $26.!!!
Look at the money involved in this kind of special rubber stamp, so it's very tempting to make one!!
And that the reason Germany 2009 rubber stamp was selling for $100.!!!
Now if you compare 1969 Luxembourg postmark don't you think there are chances of similarity of 2009 Gandhi rubber stamp from Germany.
We all know from previous blog post that there are wide varities of this Luxembourg cancellation on multiple Luxembourg stamps is available.
So beware when you are in Gandhi philately then chances of forgery or fake or bogus is very high whether it's Luxembourg stamps or Luxembourg postmark.
Following are countries who only 1969 Mahatma Gandhi special postmark cancellation to celebrate his birth centenary.
3) Czech Republic
After seeing 2009 Gandhi rubber stamp from Germany, I don't know whether this were really issued or just do it yourself hobby.!!
I have 3 of them in my collection except Fiji.!! 2 of them I bought because I was not aware of things going in Gandhi philately in my early days and Burma cancellation I bought for my study and which also looks to me is one more addition into forgeries.!!
Don't be surprised if you see more countries or from other various cities with 1969 postmark.!!
It's nothing new about FORGED postmark either it's special cancellation or regular post office postmark cancellation. It has been going around for 100+ years whether it's 1948 special "JAI HIND" cancellation from India on Gandhi stamps or regular post office cancellation from various post office from India applied on Gandhi stamps to make private or personal first day cover or register used cover.
In short where there is money, there is all kind of forgery.!!
Don't you think it was easy to make and to glorify by exhibiting in stamp exhibition, publishing in philatelic magazine or handbook or philatelic yearbook etc.
And now a days it's even more easy to glorify by writing about it on blogs, website, stamp forums, stamp boards, stamp discussion with various fake id.!!
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