This block of 1854 QV Queen Victoria India Litho stamps was for sale for $700.!!
Lot of money so what are the chances of forgery ?
According to me there are more FORGERY than genuine or I can say ONLY Forgery are available as it will be very hard to PRESERVE stamp (piece of paper) after 160+ years.!!
Now if you see QUANTITY available it's nothing but FORGERY.!!
We all know how easy is to print this stamps and apply forged rubber stamps as no one know what happen 160+ years ago and what kind of rubber stamps were using, what kind of paper were used.
Now as we know that this 1854 QV Queen Victoria India stamps are available in FORGERY what are chances of this as forgery.
It's very easy to make forgery of 1854 QV stamps from India as it was printed by Lithography equipment in single color.
Following are some of them available on eBay.!!
Not sure whether you can sell forgery stamps legally on eBay. It's a government issued stamps.!!
What happen if you start selling forged US dollars on eBay or Indian Rupees on eBay, as both have legal value in it and comes from government treasuries.
It's another way of "Art of making money : Philately Greed.!!"
Read my following blog post about FAKE AND FORGED Gandhi stamps and philatelic cancellation and decide what are chances of FORGERY.
It' easy to apply RUBBER stamp and make above stamp as used and sell it.
First Aerial Post Allahabad : http://gandhistampsclub.blogspot.com/2012/07/first-aerial-post-indian-philately.html
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.!!
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
After reading all of the above blog post it's now up to you to decide about Queen Victoria stamp - India 1854 QV stamp value - stamp worth.
So BEWARE what you are buying ,selling and taking outside India.
In past philatelist was arrested for just taking 100 years old item from India to display in exhibit.!!
|Click to read full article : http://www.gadling.com/2010/04/14/customs-arrests-man-for-flying-with-stamps/|
Now do you think it's worth to collect stamps specially from India were there are more forgeries available and you have to fight with all that laws.!!
Also don't you think Stamp Collection hobby is DECLINING.!!
Gandhi Stamps Club.