So I am wondering whether this Jai Hind cancelaltion was issued or not ?
Which makes me think that whether it is a Genuine or forgery ?
This rubber stamp is also on Wikipedia which does not mean it's genuine.!! Anyone can edit Wikipedia.!!
We had seen lot of rubber stamp which are collected and sold as special cancellation or commemorative cancellation.!!
This Jai Hind rubber stamp is also exhibited widely without anyone thinking about it whether this was genuine and issued by Postal Department of India or some visionary collector/dealers who wants to make money out of it.!!
Also we don't see this on register cover or OHMS cover from Governor General of India etc.!! with First stamp of India.!!
Why SERVICE stamp was not printed on this first stamp of India -Flag stamp as we see on 1948 Gandhi SERVICE stamp.!!
From Wikipedia : Jai Hind (Hindi: जय हिन्द) is a salutation, slogan and battle cry most commonly used in India in speeches and communications pertaining to or referring to patriotism towards India (also known as Hind). It translates roughly to "Hail India" or "Victory to India".
The term was claimed to be coined by Chempakaraman Pillai, of Indian Independence Movement and Hindu–German Conspiracy.
But researchers had stated that it was first coined by Major Abid Hasan Safrani of the Indian National Army as a shortened version of Jai Hindustan Ki (translation: Victory to India).
It has since captured the imagination of Indians and has been immortalized by Subhas Chandra Bose as the battle cry of the Indian National Army (Azad Hind Fauj).
So what is this RUBBER STAMP ?
In past this rubber stamp were sold for $70-$100.!!
Don't you think it's easy to make money by just making rubber stamp and apply to any stamp and make money.!!
Following are link of my previous blog posts about Jai Hind Cancellation, India Independence Day stamp, 15th August 1947 stamp, First stamp of India.
So what do you think about this "Jai Hind" special cancellation ?
Genuine or Forgery or BOGUS?
To me it looks BOGUS (never officially issued by Government of India.).!!
Following is detail about FLAG stamp from Postal Department of Government of India website.
According to me Flag stamp was issued on 21 Nov 1947, but not special cancellation what we see with "Jai Hind" on 15th August 1947.
Jai Hind special cancellation is BOGUS. (never exist or issued).