Not only that even BOGUS (never exist) stamps or philatelic material is selling on eBay.!!
Even BOGUS error stamps are selling so it's nothing new.!!
What do you think about following VENEZUELA stamps ?
Is it Genuine or Forgery ?
My personal opinion is it's FORGERY. (you don't have to believe me as I am just expressing my view or personal opinion, same way like expert certificate.!!).
So Beware of GANDHI stamps before you buy.!!! It's up to you to decide whether this is genuine or forgery.!!
Following are some of the famous Gandhi forgery or Bogus stamps/philatelic material available in market.!!
Stamp Investment is nothing but artificial created by some investment manager or broker with help of auction houses, stamp dealers and stamp collectors.
At first everyone wants to collect stamp and become stamp collector and exhibit stamps in order to win some medals but greed makes them to get involved in making money and that's lot of it.!!
So stamp collector will work with other dealers to exhibit FORGED stamps or Bogus philatelic material in world level exhibition so they can glorify philatelic material which has no value.
This stamp collector is now famous and will call other Politician and well respected person in society to inaugurate stamp exhibition or special events in order to market stamps.!!
But Greed of this stamp collector increases, so now this stamp collector will involved in Cheating and start selling stamps and become dealer.!!!
Now this dealer (collector) will join world wide stamp seller CARTEL (other dealers) and involved in fake bidding, shill bidding and all kind of illegal activities in order to increase price so they can make more money.!!
Now stamp dealer (collector) will work with yearbook writer, philatelic magazine and stamp and philatelic Handbook author to write about this FORGED and Bogus philatelic material.
Sometimes this stamp collector turns dealer will also become author of Philatelic and Stamp Handbooks. Also will write blogs or website or online stamp exhibit related to philatelic stamp collection in order to glorifying and provide false information.!!!
Some times this world famous collector/exhibitor/dealer/author will also donate FORGED philatelic stamps material to philatelic museum or charity in order to gain popularity.!!
Also they will get Expertising Certificate from some unknown or fake expert or forged it!! Or they will create their own expertising company.!! (click this link to read more about stamp expertising)
Now this dealer will work with auction houses around the world to sell this BOGUS philatelic material for thousands of dollars.!!!
Now fund manager will advise you to invest in stamps and they earn money too.!!
This is what stamp investment is.!!!
It's an ART OF MAKING MONEY.!!
Do you want to still INVEST in STAMPS or PHILATELIC material ??
Good Luck and Wish all the best for collecting piece of paper.!!
Now let's see following example of 1902 India King Edward VII stamp. This is 25 Rupees stamp issued in 1902 by British India. It was lot of money 113 years ago so no one will have to use this stamp except your are in Royal family so some high government post.
This used stamp was sold for $676 by eBay seller "worldstamp22" from Belgium.
But what are chances of this used stamp FORGERY stamps with forged rubber stamp applied on the stamps.!!
Following are mostly all BOGUS (never exist) or Forgery which will help you to decide about slogan cancellation of Gandhi "Truth is God"
1) India 1911 Allahabad First Aerial Mail Post Commemorative cancel or Special cancellation
2) India 1937 Rocket Mail Commemorative cancel or Special cancellation
|India First Day Independence cover Jai Hind Slogan Special Cancellation.|
5) India 1948 Gandhi stamp First Day cover Jai Hind Commemorative cancel or Special cancellation (Biggest Forgery in single individual stamp collection).
6) 1969 Fiji, Luxembourg, Burma, Czech Republic Commemorative cancel or Special cancellation (wide varieties available)
Click following link to read more about BLUM case and OPEN YOUR EYES.!! There are 650 forged rubber stamps from Germany and think about chances of forged from INDIA or China or any other countries.!!
So what do you think. Can we add this in above list.
So what do you think about this stamp.?