Sunday, July 10, 2011

Mahatma Gandhi stamp on unique COKE Post office Postmark Cancel.

Hello Gandhi Philatelist,

Coco-Cola is one of the most famous brand in world and is also known as COKE.  Until August 14, 1964 there was a Post Office named after COKE but nothing to do with COKE or Coco-Cola.

Following postcard has Postmark Cancellation of COKE post office on Last Day of operation  with USA 4 Cents Mahatma Gandhi stamp on it.

This postcard was send to Post Mark Collector Club Museum. (PMMC Museum) in Ohio, USA.

You will never find this USPS postmark cancellation again as there is no post office named COKE anymore.!!

Ketankumar Patel

Further reading & photos of Coke Post Office:

Friday, July 8, 2011

FAKE FDC made from Nicaragua 1979 - 1980 Souvenir Sheet with Mahatma Gandhi & Albert Einstein.!!

Hello Gandhi Collectors,

Please look at following 2 images and find out what's has been going on in Gandhi Philately World.

Nicaragua 1979 Souvenir Sheet #01183:

FDC made with Same Souvenir Sheet #01183

Did you notice something different?

Above FDC was for sale on ebay 3-4 years ago.!! One of the fine example of DIY (Do It Yourself)!!

This forgery was reported 3-4 years back when one of the dealer or group of collectors made this FDC with Nicaragua Souvenir Sheet with stamp of Mahatma Gandhi and background of Taj Mahal with other stamp Albert Einstein in 1979 or 1980. This is one more in FAKE item in Gandhi Philately.

It's easy to make this kind of FDC. Just make 2-3 Rubber Stamps,  Print some Envelopes, affix stamps and your are ready to make 10-20 times more money than Mint Stamps.!!

Now after making  this FDC send some of this to your philatelist friends and they will start displaying in their exhibit with RARE or Unique items and after that all collectors will dream to own one when they can afford it.!!

This is because everyone wants to make their collection Unique or with RARE items in their collections so someone out there will make sure there is enough for everyone's needs.!!

So all new collectors entering in Gandhi Philately BEWARE before you buy some of the RARE or Unique items.!! There is no RARE or Unique thing. It is just created to be RARE.(Why only 100 Gandhi 1948 Service stamp printed.?? to make money!!)

As I mentioned in my profile that "Stamp collecting makes selfish but I think differently" and that's the reason I am writing about this FAKE Gandhi Philatelic materials without any Fear or Afraid from anyone other wise there is no point of being Gandhi Philatelist if I can't follow some of  Mahatma Gandhi's  principles. (It's very hard to follow all.!!).

I know I am making more enemies by exposing this kind of activity for ever by publishing on this blog, instead of just keeping with me. 

So this has been going on since last 3-4 years or last 40 years in Gandhi Philately!!

More reading on other Fake or Possible Fake Gandhi Philately related blog post.!!

This needs to be stopped other wise collectors will loose their interest in Philately.

Please comment if any questions or suggestion or more info about this. Also if this is incorrect then please let us know so we can change this blog post.

Ketankumar Patel
(My Son's Blog:


BTW: Want to learn more about FAKE, Forgery then click following link and go through all 34 pages and you will be aware of what to look for. Following link will specially help you for 1948 Mahatma Gandhi Used Covers.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Guyana Gandhi FDC price difference in selling price within a week . Again it's a price decline ?

Hello Gandhi Collectors,

Happy 4th of July.

I am not sure why we are seeing this kind of price difference in Gandhi Philately. Guyana 1969 FDC was sold for $25 on May 28 and on Jun 18 it was sold for $11.!!

What a price difference in 20 days. It's almost 150% less.

Seller of both FDC is "gdstamps" from Canada.

Buyer:-  kenseq81  from UAE

Buyer:-  30061979sc from India.

Do anyone know why such a price difference ?

Do you think this just a normal ebay transaction or ???

In past I saw this FDC selling under $10 all the time so not sure why it sold for $25.!!

Price Decline in Gandhi Philately again.!!

 Not sure why multiple Gandhi FDC from this seller. Need worth watching when buying.

Ketankumar Patel
(My Son's Blog: