Hello Gandhi Philatelist,

You might be thinking and wondering after reading my some of the blog post that "Is there anything Genuine in Gandhi stamp collection !! ?"

And again my answer will be NO.!! If you read all my blog post than you will also agree with me.!!

There is nothing Genuine in Gandhi stamps collection.!! Everything is FAKE or FORGERY or BOGUS and a big SCAM.!!

1) Either it is Forgery stamps (facsimile or replica) are sold as genuine.
2) Either it is a forgery rubber stamp sold as genuine (private first day cover)
3) BOGUS special cancellation are sold as rare cancellation
4) Forgery stamps are used on philatelic cover.
5) Price are artificially increased by SHILL bidding or not paying genuine buyer.
6) There are lot more....

Following are my some recent blog post which will explain why I am telling you that nothing is GENUINE in Gandhi stamps and philately.

..... and 450+ blog post.!!

As you know that I am strong believer of Forgery in private first day cover (without special cancellation) as it's very easy to make rubber stamp and to me this ALIPORE is one of that. 

Even special cancellation issued in 1948 is also available in forgery. Read my following post to know more about Jai Hind special cancellation.

You don't know what happen 65+ years ago so you can make any rubber stamp and applied it on any unused cover or even official cover.

Recently I was surprised when I saw India stamps of Mahatma Gandhi on First Day Cover FDC issued in 1948 with cancellation (rubber stamp) of Alipore from eBay seller "robamery" of South Africa.


By making forgery or bogus philatelic material by some visionary collector who wants to make you collect thematic of 1948 India stamps of Gandhi with postmark (rubber stamp) cancellation from various cities of India and also travel to various countries of world.!!

As you know that I am exposing illegal activity about Gandhi stamps and Philatelic material on my blog and this is one more.!!

As per following screenshot India stamps of Mahatma Gandhi on FDC was sold for $76.55 on September 21, which was yesterday.

But this same FDC is for sale again at starting price of $50.!! were as in previous auction it was 99 cents.!! 

I will not even buy this kind of private rubber stamp cover for even 99 cents.!!

Not sure what happen, but it's back for sale, which is common practice for any Gandhi philatelic material. In my opinion it looks like buyer  from UK with eBay member id  "santi-2011" did not paid to seller.

It's a worthless cover but bidders increased price upto $77.!! and did not paid. Also chances of Shill bidding are also high in Gandhi Philatelic material even if it forgery or bogus in order to glorify and you might think that it is one of the most popular thing to collect and also investment appreiciate, but that not the case.

Look at the comment given by seller "robamery" to buyer.

This is nothing new in Gandhi 1948 India stamps. 

But also chances of a philatelic game is played here, where knowingly some collector/dealer will try to raise price in order to glorify Indian stamps philatelic material which is also common practice.

So what do you think about this India stamps ?

This is very common when you collect India King George stamps, King Edward stamps, Queen Victoria stamps, 1911 First Aerial Mail from Allahabad, Mahatma Gandhi 1948 and lot more.!!

Following is the bidding details were 8 bidders wants this and 15 bids were placed.!!

Don't you think eBay shareholder (including me) are losing money by this kind of activity where seller is using all eBay infrastructure such as server space, network utilization, application usage etc.?

I think so!!

To me it's nothing but this is happening in all expensive philatelic material when price is more than $2-3 because that's the only way to increase price and glorify stamp collection, so they can mention that price of Gandhi stamps or China stamps are going up and it's for investment.

But it's not philatelic material but piece of paper!!

What do you think about this India stamps ?

There are several FDC  with ALIPORE cancellation on India stamp of Gandhi as if someone own's it.

Following is one of them which is for sale at $1299 from India eBay seller id "rohit98103".

So what do you think about this India stamps of Gandhi on FDC.

One more ALIPORE rubber stamp first day cover of India stamps with Gandhi 1948 India stamps was available from eBay seller id "blue_guy_1234" was offered  for $3000.!!

I will not even pay $30 for this FDC because chances of forgery stamps and forged cancellation. Even if it is genuine it does not justify as collecting item because there was special "Jai Hind" cancellation issued for this FDC so it's nothing but glorification of this private fdc.!!

Now do you understand why India stamp price is higher ?

1) Shill Bidding.
2) Selling from different countries by opening account on eBay.!! This covers are selling from South Africa, India and Oregon, USA.!!
2) Buyer don't pay to seller by increasing price. Read following link to see other cheating activity.


Also forgery philatelic material

1) Forged rubber stamp ( e.g Governor General cancellation used on Gandhi SERVICE stamp)
2) Forged stamp on philatelic material with forged rubber stamp (
3) Bogus special cancellation (Germany 2009 cancellation from Winnenden, Germany)
4) Forged stamps (facsimile, replica) used on philatelic material.

To know more about this kind of activity read my following blog post and think what are the possibilities in postal history of cheating, glorification, SHILL bidding, FAKE, Forgery etc.

1) 1948 India Stamps False hope of Riches?
2) 1948 India Gandhi Stamps: Are False hope of Riches - Part II ?
3) 1948 India Gandhi Mourning Private FDC : Are False hope of Riches - Part III?
4) 1948 India Expensive Gandhi FDC : Are False hope of Riches - Part IV?
5) 1948 Gandhi Stamps Early Usage cover :  Gandhi Stamps Are False hope of Riches - Part V?
6) Maxi Card sold for $5100 with 1948 India Gandhi Stamps - False hope of Riches - Part VI?
7) Indian Philately Exposed 
8) Indian Philately Exposed - Part II
9) Gandhi SERVICE India stamps overprint stamp price fell from $1009 to $1.!!
10) How can you tell that Gandhi SERVICE stamp is FAKE or Forgery ?

I hope all of the above will help you to make decision in investing stamps and to avoid getting CHEATED.!!


Gandhi Stamps Club.

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