Recently I saw Gandhi Philatelic material and I was surprised by the price it was sold.!!
Three 1948 Gandhi stamps philatelic covers with special cancellation were sold for $13.!! This shows that either no one is interested in collection philatelic material or philatelic material is BOGUS (does not exist or was created unofficially.!!) with glorification through various means of marketing such as handbooks, exhibit, fake buying etc.
One has BLUE rubber stamp "Sabko Sanmati De Bhagwan" issued on 30 January 1949 on first death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. Other two are with 55th Congress Gandhinagar Jaipur special cancellation.
To me either this were BOGUS since it was made as a fantasy cover which are widely glorified by various philatelic books, blog, magazine online or offline philatelic exhibitions, stamp forums, stamp boards etc, so we all will try to follow them.!!
Don't try to follow any philatelic handbooks or stamp exhibit and try to collect it otherwise you will regret because anyone can create material and start selling and give it free to writers or exhibitor. It's all about you do research!!
If you follow them then there are chances you will have some BOGUS, Fantasy, Cinderella philatelic material in your collection or Investment.!!
But I think now collectors knew what kind of things going around in Gandhi stamps and Philatelic material as well as other stamps around the world and that's the reason we all see such a low price.!!
In past I wrote blog post about comparision between following cancellation on plain cover and find out all needs to study throughly because chance of forgery is very very high.
Nepal 1948 Embassy Cancellation on 1948 Gandhi stamps
Sabko Sanmati De Bhagwan
55th Congress Gandhinagar Jaipur Cancellation
55th Congress Gandhinagar Jaipur Slogan "Free India Stands for World Peace"
You can read that blog post by clicking following link.
Also in past I wrote about Sabko Sanmati De Bhagwan rubber stamps (blue color)!!
So what do you think about this pricing selling only for $13!!
Don't you think this value indicates that it's BOGUS or FORGED or FANTASY.!!
Gandhi Stamps Club.