"sephil.asia.dubai" eBay seller is selling China SPECIMEN overprint card (postcard) for $1250 without description such as year printed/issued.

So not sure when CHINA SPECIMEN OVERPRINT STAMP CARD was printed.

It's lot of money  for seller as well as for eBay shareholder if it is sold from eBay and PayPal fees.(Disclosure : I own eBay stock)

We had seen lot of SPECIMEN postcard from India as well all around the world which are nothing but forgery or BOGUS.

It's easy to print SPECIMEN on any postcard and call it a RARE postal history with SPECIMEN overprint on it.!!

So what are chances forgery of following SPECIMEN overprinted on China card.? 

(Let me make sure I am not expert so I cannot give certificate of forgery or genuine. It's upto buyer to decide as they have to give money to eBay and seller.)

My goal is to make you think about all possibilities.

Important thing to notice on this SPECIMEN stamp card from China is that 
  • SPECIMEN is printed in English.  
  • Republic of China Postage is also printed in English.
Now what are chances of this as BOGUS (never exist) or FAKE or Genuine as other printed postcard with SPECIMEN are all in Chinese language.

But not sure whether this is genuine SPECIMEN from China !! It will very very hard to find information from Chinese Communities government as every thing is very secured and it will be very hard to find out authenticity of any philatelic material.

Of course it's unique so it's valued $1250 by eBay seller "sephil.asia.dubai"

Do you think CHINA SPECIMEN OVERPRINT STAMP CARD - GENUINE OR FORGERY like we see in Indian Postcard ?

It's very hard to tell it's genuine or it's very hard to tell it's forgery or BOGUS because no one knows what happen in China communist postal department.

Now let's compare with other China SPECIMEN postcard with above postcard any you will be surprised.

1) There is no ENGLISH alphabet on it.
2) SPECIMEN is also in Chinese language

Even stamps are with Chinese alphabet for SPECIMEN.

As per following Gandhi Stamps club blog post there are more BOGUS of this kind of SPECIMEN stamps.


Look at the return on investment if you just apply rubber stamp.!!

Don't it motivate to make this kind of money by just creating a rubber stamp and applying it on wide varieties of India postcards even though stamp collection is Declining or DYING.!!

In past we had seen lot of forgery in Indian postcard selling as SPECIMEN postcard.


(Following is some tidbit from the blog post)

If you make rubber stamps of "SPECIMEN" you can make lot of money by making FORGERY.!!

Yes Cheating collectors.!! Any way they are getting cheated .!! so they will not notice that they are cheated.!!

You just  need one postcard and apply "SPECIMEN" rubber stamp on postcard and start selling as India SPECIMEN postcard.

Now compare following two SPECIMEN rubber stamp (taken from 1969 Gandhi Postcard from India) and you will notice both are different and both are FORGERY.

We had seen lot of SPECIMEN forgery stamps so it's not a big thing in stamp collection.!!

1) Gandhi SPECIMEN stamp (unknown country or no value printed)

So  after reading this blog post and all the links about SPECIMEN stamps, now you need to think what is this China Specimen overprint stamp card and spend your money.!!


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