Recently I saw Indian Embassy of Nepal postmark on India 1959 India poet stamps which was selling for $250 by eBay seller "sephil.asia.dubai".

We all know how many forgery of Indian Embassy of Nepal is available on 1948 Gandhi stamps.

So what are chances of this India used abroad stamp of Poet by Indian Embassy of Nepal.?

If you compare with Forgery Gandhi Stamp FDC from Indian Embassy of Nepal than TIME (4 - P.M.) is missing in poet stamp cover.!!

Also ANNA postage stamp were not valid in 1959 because India decimalised its currency from April 1, 1957.

So do you think Indian Embassy employees were dumb who will allow anna stamp on the postage cover.!!

Now don't you think it's nothing but BOGUS.!!

Just create rubber stamp and apply on any old cover and tell friends about it(send it) and someone will write about in Stamp Philatelic Handbooks, Stamp Yearbook, Philatelic magazine, blogs, website or online stamp exhibit etc and increase price using SHILL bidding.

To me it's nothing but BOGUS rubber stamp which collector/philatelist consider as a postmark from Embassy.

It has been glorified by everyone in order to make unique, rare and make money.!!

After looking what's going on in Gandhi Stamps with Indian Embassy of Nepal cancellation, my personal opinion about this India 1959 Poet stamps used on Nepal cover - India used abroad is also FORGERY.

You can read my previous blog post related to Nepal Gandhi Embassy stamp.

1) Gandhi stamp and Independence day of India.
2) Mahatma Gandhi stamps : Is it Genuine, FAKE or STOLEN.?
3) AVOID collecting in Repression : Gandhi First Day Cover with Nepal India Embassy stamp.
4) Nepal Indian Embassy 1948 Gandhi F.D.C value.
5) What a difference in value of Nepal Indian Embassy stamp on 1948 Gandhi F.D.C.

This cover was mailed on October 21st from Nepal and it reached Park Street Post Office on October 23rd at 7:30 AM.

Look at the clarity of rubber stamp as if it is not used at all.!!

You will not even find this much clarity  were you can see all the details about the rubber stamp.!! (check any of your mail delivered to India).

Now do  you think this cover will travel this fast and reach to destination in 1959 ?

Is it possible in today's postal stream.?

I would assume that  postal stream of this cover with INDIA 1959 POET stamps  on NEPAL COVER  which will be India used abroad stamp will be
  • Indian Embassy of Nepal will sort the mail depending on countries, city etc on Oct 21 without timing.!!
  • Indian Embassy will dispatch to Nepal Post or Nepal Airport?
  • From Nepal Airport to  that country and city airport ? (will schedule to direct city or will dispatch to other city PO or airports)
  • There will be Custom checking of all incoming mail.
  • From City airport to main postal sorting (G.P.O).
  • From G.P.O to local post office Park Street delivery on October 23 at 7:30 AM. 
Now if you see all this it's impossible in 2014 even if you do speed post delivery or UPS or DHL or FEDEX. ( Screenshot is at the end of the blog post)

Now do you think this is GENUINE looking to condition such as frequency of air flight, sorting mechanism, transportation to and from airport and various post office etc in 36 hours.!!

Also not sure whether it was send to Calcutta G.P.O post office or directly to Park Street Post Office.!!

If you think all is possible and correct then pay $250 and buy it.!!


Don't you think this kind of Indian Embassy rubber stamp as well as Park Street rubber stamp are easy to make and apply on any cover.

There are lot of possibilities so be careful what you collect other wise you will have VERY UNIQUE COLLECTION of forgeries.!!

Forgery cover with 1948 Indian Embassy Nepal Cancellation on 1948 Gandhi Stamps.

Even after writing 3 blog posts about this Nepal Indian Embassy cancellation on 1948 Gandhi stamps cover, I still have  3 more questions about this.

1) How/Why stamps reached to Nepal Indian Embassy on/before 15-Aug-1948 ? Any used cover on that date with register mail?

Also it was Sunday so not do you think Embassy was open ? If open do you think they were busy doing rubber stamping instead of celebrating first anniversary of Independence of India.!!

2) Why we don't see FDC with official Post and Telegraph  cachets  with Gandhi portrait, which we see commonly see on  1948 Gandhi Stamps FDC ? 

Also why no special commemorative first day cancellation from Nepal Indian Embassy ? if Pondicherry has one.!!! even though Pondicherry was part of French until 1954.!! Think if P&T can arrange stamps then they can arrange  commemorative Jai Hind cancellation as well as official first day cover.!!

3) As this cover was mailed to Nepal address, was India Gandhi Stamps were valid for postage usage inside Nepal and if so who carried this mail to that address? Nepal post or Indian Post ? What was valid postal rate for this used cover.!! (Domestic rate or International rate, Airmail or Surface mail)!!





Please read my following other previous blog post about Nepal Indian Embassy Cancellation on Gandhi Stamps so you will get more knowledge about this cover.

In past on eBay three 1948 cover from Nepal Indian Embassy with 1948 Gandhi Stamps  werefor sale.

Only thing changed is Buy it Now or Best Offer instead of Auction type listing.!!!!!! and price is double/triple of last sale.!! (So no more shill bidding.!!!)

1.5 Annas Gandhi Ghandi 1948 issue (only 1 low value stamp of 4 values set) used from Indian Embassy (Nepal) 15 August 1948 was sold for $50.

After thinking about my above 3 questions it looks to me that this cover was not possible in 1948.!!! because communcation and transportation between India and Nepal was not fast as we used to see today. Also not sure what was the need to send stamps to Nepal Embassy on first day.!!. If stamps can reach in Nepal for cancellation on Aug 15, 1948  then cacheted cover from P&T should reach there too.!!

Do you think it might be backdated ?!! as there is no receiving CDS or just someone has rubber stamp of this cancellation!! (like we see in other high priced Gandhi Philately material.!!)

One more thing why it is coming out of 60+ years.!! and how many of you have seen 1948 Typewriting address FDC with Gandhi Stamps?

In  past I wrote about following cover from France which to me looks like QUESTIONABLE (for forgery, fake, illegal)

Reason it looks questionable because it took only 7 days to travel from Saint-Die-des-VOSGES (which is 400 km from Paris). Saint-Die-des-Vosges has population of 23,000 in 2006. Now think how big it was 55years ago.!!

Now think travel time to various postal department, International Airport(Saint die airport was not), flight schedule in France or through India major cities and Nepal (if post were going through Indian postal agency).

Also this is register cover it needs extra care for signature/rubber stamp of various postal department in order that it don't get lost.

Do you think all this is possible in just 7 days with all manual labor of postal stream as no electronic customization did not exist 55 years ago.

You all know that in current days also it takes longer to get mail from France to India or France to USA.!! So in 1957 it reaches Nepal in 7 days.!!

Also this cover is not address to Indian Embassy to Nepal.

Mailed on :- 2-Sep-1957 (Monday)
Received :- 8-Sep-1957 (Sunday)

But another thing I notice is that Post Office Indian Embassy stamp date 8-Sep-1957  is SUNDAY.

Post Office in India are not open on Sunday or were never opened on Sunday except on 15-August-1948 to celebrate first anniversary of India Independence and also to celebrate first day of Mahatma Gandhi stamp.

Also it's Embassy which don't open on Sunday and even if it is open then they don't do postal work.!!

Also not sure whether this was official stamp from Indian Government (Genuine or stolen) or just BOGUS rubber stamp?

So what is this SUNDAY cancellation from Nepal Indian Embassy.?

Don't you think it's FORGED by just applying rubber stamp on the cover without thinking about day of the week?

There are lot of other questions you can think and I let you think before you pursue your hobby of adding varieties or just adding in your thematic collection.

Following are other cover with Nepal Indian Embassy. Do your own research !!

So beware what are you collecting.

So you need to think always before you buy otherwise you will regret.

To me at the end it will be JUST PIECE OF PAPER.!!

If you have money to throw away then start collecting  British India Stamps, 1948 Gandhi Stamps and Philatelic material and you will have a PIECE of PAPER (with no peace of mind.!!).

Still cannot decide then read following blog post which might help you.

Still not decided then my opinion is AVOID it all the cost.!! and have peace of mind instead of worrying you are buying Genuine material.!!!

To me all Gandhi Philatelic material available ( specially before 1950) looks FAKE or Forgery as it is very hard to find Genuine stuff and as new collectors (like me) wants to collect, so some greedy experienced collectors/dealers will provide  all of us as well as experienced collectors.!!

Still want to do research  then please read my other blog post and have fun.!!

1) 1948 Stamps False hope of Riches?
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

It's all Bogus!!!

Gandhi Stamps Club.

Even DHL is not able to deliver in this fast in today's technology world.!!

More internal reading of Forgery or Bogus Indian Embassy of Nepal  or India used abroad.

You can read my previous blog post related to Nepal Gandhi Embassy stamp.

1) Gandhi stamp and Independence day of India.
2) Mahatma Gandhi stamps : Is it Genuine, FAKE or STOLEN.?
3) AVOID collecting in Repression : Gandhi First Day Cover with Nepal India Embassy stamp.
4) Nepal Indian Embassy 1948 Gandhi F.D.C value.
5) What a difference in value of Nepal Indian Embassy stamp on 1948 Gandhi F.D.C.

More external reading about Indian Embassy of Nepal cancellation rubber stamp. (I don't recommend any philatelic site so use it with your own RISK)




Gandhi Handbook ( you have to buy it)


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