Mali honored Mahatma Gandhi by issuing his stamps in 1969 and 1978. (there might be more!!) Both stamps are unique in color and very nice portrait of him is used on stamp.
Also FDC are also available at a reasonable price.
Now look at following screenshot and you will be amazed. In July 2010(18 months ago), Mali Gandhi 5 stamp was sold for only 99 cents.!! So what do you think about this auction?. Also there was last minute bid retraction.!!!
Seller :- staucy62
Buyer :- dismen987654321
Look at the feedback given by seller "staucy62". To me this seller looks like have multiple accounts and doing shilling bidding as he retracts the bid last moment trying to increase price on it item. In this case he was not successful as the bidder just bid minimum and never increased the bid again which seller(other bidder) was hoping to bid upto $11.!!!!!. Not sure why r***n(376) waited for 6+ days as he bidded on Jul-19 and Retract it on Jul-25 at 10:07 just before auction ends.!!!
A classic Shill Bidding on Gandhi stamps. To read more about Shill Bidding click this link.
Read following feedback comment giving by "STAUCY62" and seller's replies.!! Also see followup reply by bidder.!!
Also verify buyer dismen987654321 feedback and you decide. Click this link to see buyer's feedback.
3 years of my experience tells me MNH Gandhi Stamps price will never go up because there are very few collectors around the world compare to other thematic collection, also I don't see too many new collectors are coming in to stamp collections and there are more then enough Gandhi stamps for everyone.!!
Only way to increase price of Gandhi stamps is by Shill Bidding and I think it will not work.!!
Shill Bidding on Gandhi Stamps