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