We need to learn from all kinds of thematic collection selling on eBay or Delcampe or other auction house because all stamp sellers (dealers) are using same technique/method/procedure to forged items in order to make money from you by selling some unique or rare or bogus forged philatelic material.!! So BEWARE.
Stamp collection is highly glorified so people will think about investing in stamps but it's nothing but philatelic SCAM.
Recently I saw another Zeppelin Air Mail cover sold for $143 from eBay seller "delhaye.david.phila" from Belgium.
Do you really think this genuine Zeppelin Air mail cover ?
Do you really think it's a genuine transaction on eBay were seller got money and eBay got commission on Zeppelin Air mail cover ?
Following is FORGERY of Zeppelin Air mail. (Click link to see more examples)
Don't you think it's easy to do because here you don't even need to make rubber stamp with alphabets, numbers or special symbols?
If forger can make rubber stamp of 1948 Gandhi special cancellation or one of the famous FAKE special cancellation from Germany with Emblem of India all this square or circle with just lines are very easy to forged and applied.
2) Make a forged stamp like following screenshot how easy is it to make a rubber stamp and create forged philatelic material from India which will be RARITIES INDIA 1854 stamps.
Also chances of getting caught is less because it's USED by applying rubber stamp, keeping in soil or exposing to sun and make it toned.!!
Or this is a SHILL Bidding ?
We had seen this in Gandhi stamp collection, were everyone think they are smarter than other.!!! Do you think this apply to other ZEPPELIN AIR MAIL COVER also.
I think so, but you have to make decision.
Click one of the following link to make your decision and you decide what you see is genuine or forgery.
1) Philatelic FAKE and FORGERIES.
2) FAKE AERO PHILATELY Covers.
3) Stamp collection CHEATING.
4) Stamp Collection Value
5) Stamp Collecting Facts
6) China stamp collection value.
7) First AirMail Post
8) World First Flight Cover
9) Greatest Stamp Collection Scandal
10) Biggest stamp collection SCAM
11) SCANDAL in stamp collection
12) How to increase stamp collection value
Now does it make sense to collect stamps after looking above blog posts?
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