Also there are more chances of value decline by 50% in near term because no one is buying it, but also there are chances of 100% loss as stamp collection hobby might be extinct.!! So Beware before you buy it.
Reason for stamp collecting is not interested because there are other things to do in this modern high tech fast changing world.
It's boring to collect stamps!!
Also dealers and some experienced collectors make it worst by selling forgery stamps or glorifying forged material in their stamp exhibition.
It will be very hard for new collectors to research and find correct information as this forgery material is deeply spread in to philatelic handbook or philatelic catalog or websites or blogs.
Also forged material has won philatelic exhibition medal and awards, so you might think it's genuine but that's not the case as Philatelic judges might not know everything coming in exhibition and it will be impossible to find information about it so they will consider genuine whatever stamp exhibitor is telling them.!!!
And if you are famous collector then no one will question them as they think it genuine.!!! So never follow famous exhibitor or collector as they are the root cause of this decline in stamp collection.!!
Famous collectors (collector family) are virtually connected with auction house or eBay seller to make money and increase their stamp collection value. They can make good living by selling this forgery stamps and go around the world for vacation in name of philatelic judge, conveyor etc.
It's a big gang spread out in different location which makes you believe that it's good to invest in stamps, but actually it's a big SCAM.!!
Not only that Expertising certificates are issued for this forgery item also as they don't know all information going in world around 50 or 100 years ago.!!
So if you give some unique philatelic material they will start believing it.!!
And if it comes from famous collector or auction house they don't want to burn bridges as Expertsing agency also needs money without taking any liability.!!
2) 1948 Gandhi Stamps: Are False hope of Riches - Part II ?
3) 1948 Gandhi Mourning Private FDC : Are False hope of Riches - Part III?
4) 1948 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 Gandhi Stamps - False hope of Riches - Part VI?
7) Indian Philately Exposed
8) Indian Philately Exposed - Part II
9) First Aerial Post - Indian Philately Exposed - Part III
10) 1911 First Aerial Post - Allahabad - Indian Philately Exposed - Part IV