Jal Cooper and Gandhi stamp collection ?

 Recently I saw Gandhi FDC with full set of four 1948 Gandhi stamps was sold for only $350.!!

After reading my blog post you will know why it sold only for $350.!!

You will see only stamps are selling for more price.!!

But on top of that the cover has rubber stamp address of Jal Cooper.!!

Does it mean it was made by Jal Cooper ?

Does it mean it was deliver to Jal Cooper ?

We see lot of FDC with Jal Cooper address.(rubber stamp)

As per Wikipedia he was " an Indian philatelist, and an expert and authenticator of the postage stamps and postal history of India. Cooper was also a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and the author of several philatelic handbooks. He was both a stamp dealer and a collector."

But after looking more and more Gandhi Philatelic material and Gandhi SERVICE stamps, some time I think he is the brain behind all this.  And now after his death someone got hold of lot of philatelic material from his relatives.!!

Now look at following full set of Gandhi stamp with first date cancellation on FDC. To me it looks like forged.

So who created all this forgery rubber stamps and philatelic material including forgery stamps of Gandhi SERVICE ?

After comparing first date cancellation (rubber stamp) with my blog post "IS GANDHI STAMPS ALL ABOUT FORGERY ? - BIGGEST SCAM IN STAMP COLLECTION " to me it looks nothing but FORGERY rubber stamp of first date cancellation stamp.

Also in past I wrote about Jal Cooper and Gandhi SERVICE stamp. Click to read it.


Recently I revisited my previous blog post about letter of Jal Cooper (famous philatelist and dealer) selling 1948 Gandhi SERVICE stamp.!!

We know that 1948 Gandhi stamp was 4th stamp issued by India in 1948 in set of four.

But there were very few printed  with overprint SERVICEon it specially for Governor General of India.

 (we have read only in philatelic handbooks, magazine, yearbooks, exhibit as we don't know exactly what happen during that time)

Not sure who printed this overprint as I read on some stamp exhibit that even Indian Postal Department were opposed to printing overprint SERVICE on stamps as per philatelic evidence.

You cannot rely on philatelic evidence such as Handbooks or pamplets or philatelic yearbook or stamp exhibit or even catalog because everyone wants money.!!

Chances are that Indian Postal Department might be not aware of this SERVICE overprint stamp.!! (all underground activity, and no one cares.!!)

I don't believe this oveprint SERVICE stamps are real. It's an interesting story and I certainly respect people who believe these are literally true, but I don't. I see no evidence for this SERVICE overprint stamp.

Above 10 Rupees Overprint stamp was sold for $200000.!!

Can't believe it how to turn a piece of paper with overprint in to $200000, What a brilliant idea.

In past I wrote blog post about this India 1948 OVERPRINT Gandhi SERVICE stamps.

Click to read and than decide what's going on with your collection.!!

Overprint stamps - 1948 Gandhi SERVICE stamp selling are BOGUS ?

Governor General was thinking he was KING ?

Most Expensive stamp of India as well as world ?

Governor General was not using GANDHI SERVICE stamp.!!

Why not first stamp of India had OVERPRINT SERVICE on it.?

Most Valuable stamps - R U Kidding.!!

India First Stamp after Independence Flag with SERVICE stamp

My personal opinion is that Governor might even don't know about this OVERPRINT Gandhi SERVICE stamp.!!

But some how Jal Cooper was selling this stamp and making huge money at that time.!!

Not sure how Jal Cooper was selling government property.

Not sure how Jal Cooper got hold of this stamps as per philatelic evidence (which is full of lies/incorrect info) it was very limited quantity printed and NOT FOR SALE TO GENERAL PUBLIC OR POST OFFICE.!!

It was only for Governor General of India usage.!!

Did Jal Cooper have any license to sell ?


THINK THINK!! what happen and you will never want this stamp in your collection!!

As we know (or we have read fantasy story about it) Gandhi SERVICE stamp was printed specially for Governor General of India for administrative purpose.

We all are stamp collector and we always get unique idea to create some rare philatelic cover to make it unique and rare.!!

So this might be someone idea to create unique and rare stamp.!!!

So whose idea was this to create Overprint stamp of Gandhi ?

Did someone overprint it instead of Indian Postal department or Swiss printer Courvoisier who printed this 1948 Gandhi stamps. ?

So how someone  got this stamps ?

Did someone got it from Governor General office?

Did someone stole it from Governor General PO ?

Did someone bribe it ?

Did someone created it (printed) it?

It's up to you to decide.

My personal opinion is that there was no official overprint SERVICE stamp of Gandhi. 

It's nothing but fantasy story which is glorified by stamp collectors, Philatelic Handbooks, stamp magazine, blogs, website, auctioneer etc.

Some investor think this as a stamp INVESTMENT !!

I consider a piece of paper.!!

This is how everyone makes money.!!

To me this proves that GANDHI SERVICE Stamp is nothing but BOGUS.!!

Jal cooper was making lot of money in 1949 by just selling SERVICE overprint stamp.

Rupees 15 per copy or block of four for 50 rupees.!!

Look at the profit Jal Cooper got by selling this stamp. 1 1/2 anna ( 10 paise) which is 1/10 of the rupee and got 15 rupees in a year.!!

If this much money was made I will also forged this stamp and start selling in 1949.!!

In 1948 gold price was 95 rupees for 10 gms.!!

Even magazine cutout  & letter was sold for $400 by eBay seller "rohit98103"

Did eBay got it's commission $40 from this sell ? Because in past I saw buyers were not paying to seller  or it was just shill bidding.!!

Did someone created this Forgery of Jal Cooper letter ?

To make fantasy story more interesting there were covers made with stamps.

Following are some of the FORGERY cover or piece of paper made with stamps by applying FORGERY OR BOGUS rubber stamp of Governor General.


It's a fantasy story about a Gandhi SERVICE stamp and we all think it's REAL like all princess story.!!


To know more about this kind of activity read my following blog post and think what are the possibilities in postal history of cheating, glorification, SHILL bidding, FAKE, Forgery etc.

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
9) Gandhi SERVICE overprint stamp price fell from $1009 to $1.!!
10) How can you tell that Gandhi SERVICE stamp is FAKE or Forgery ?

I hope all of the above will help you to make decision in investing stamps and to avoid getting CHEATED.!!

What do you think about this Topical stamps collection register cover ?

  • Is it FORGERY ?
  • Is eBay shareholders are getting benefit of this kind of sale from getting huge commission ?

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