Postal History - Event Covers

"In philately, the term cover pertains to the outside of an envelope or package with an address, typically with postage stamps that have been cancelled and is a term generally used among stamp and postal history collectors. , , The term does not include the contents of the letter or package, although they may add interest to the item if still present. Cover collecting plays an important role in postal history as many covers bear stamps, postmarks and other markings along with names and addresses all of which help to place a cover at a given time and place in history, , Event covers are decorated, stamped and canceled commemorative envelopes. They are created to celebrate an event or note an anniversary. (From Wikipedia)"

Recently I was researching about postal history and event covers as philatelic material with USED stamps of Gandhi from various countries and I was surprised by selling price even after 40+ years.

This Gandhi stamps used on cover as event covers or postal history were selling from 0.01 cents to $3.!!

Can't believe it. Don't know why such a low pricing for used event  cover or postal history. Also it's not rare anymore from UK, Russia, Greece, India, USA and Germany.

Following are screenshot you can look in detail and understand type of cover, value of cover etc. This is only for reference so you can see what kind of covers are available and what's price you need to pay for event covers or postal history.

To me used cover does not make sense to pay high price as there are very large quantity available and because of that you can have wide variety in your postal history collection, but you don't have to pay high price for this kind of events cover or postal history covers.

Of course you will find unique varieties of this event covers as well as postal history covers, which will be unique but make sure you don't pay HIGH price

So what do you think about pricing of  this USED covers.

To me it's a genuine price when it's between 0.01 cents to $3.

You need to make sure about pricing when you buy this kind of used cover and if you see it's expensive then chance of forgery  or SHILL bidding is possible.

We had seen lot of forgery in USED cover also and very expensive by SHILL bidding or not paying to seller.!!

Read my blog post about following BOGUS FORGED Gandhi stamps and philatelic cancellation with rubber stamp applied on piece of paper or envelope and trying to MAKE huge money instead of selling just MINT stamps.!!

Germany FAKE Cancellation : 

Mauritius Gandhi stamp used on Indian cover with Early zipcode usage even before zipcode was introduce:

Early Usage cover of 1948 Gandhi stamps : 

Gandhi SERVICE stamp BOGUS usage : 

F0RGERY of rubber stamp with Red ink.!!!
Chances of correct ink cover might be in Museum or selling on eBay!!

Above are all bogus RUBBER stamps (which never exist) or forgery which will help future collectors whether they really want to start collecting stamps and philately as postal history or event covers.!! 

My personal opinion is that when any expensive philatelic item from India there are more chances of forgery. Also it's not only India philatelic material but any expensive postal history or event cover philatelic material.!!

Gandhi Stamps Club.

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