This is our 200th blog post on Gandhi Philately Study Circle.!! Thanks to all our blog readers and special thanks to Mrs. Jeevan Jyoti of RAINBOW STAMP CLUB for referring our blog to all her blog readers by adding us in "favorite sites and blog". This is a great honored for us to be on her famous philatelic blog.
Today I am happy to announce that 1000 readers (and growing) were referred from her blog rainbowstampclub.blogspot.com. which is 3rd most referreing sites to our blog after google.in and google.com.
But I think it is #1 site as we are on her favorite blog since last 8-9 months only, while google is referring since starting of this blog.!!
The Republic of Madagascar is an island country located in the Indian Ocean off the southeastern coast of Africa. The nation comprises the island of Madagascar (at 587,041 square kilometres (226,658 sq mi), the fourth-largest island in the world).
In 1998 along with other African and South American Countries (click link to see 1998 Gandhi stamps) issued two Mahatma Gandhi Stamp sheet. Don't you think this Madagascar stamp and sheets are similar to other countries which issued Gandhi Stamps in 1998!!
Now look at following screen shot from ebay india auction site and you will be amazed if you are new to Gandhi stamp collection. If you are experience collector then you know all kind of FAKE material available on ebay and delcampe.
Even though stamp sheet were issued in 1998 FDC has CDS of 10-Aug-1999.!!!
I verified this on 2 most famous Gandhi Stamps and Philately website of Dr. Rajan and Nikhil Mundra and it is indeed 1998. http://gandhistamps.com/Madagascar.htm http://topicalphilately.com/gandhi/
Yes there was another miniature sheet issued in 1999 with other 7 famous people and Mahatma Gandhi. This sheet also has Diana, Jacqueline Kennedy, General Pershing, General Moshe Dayan and others.
Following is the 1999 Miniature sheet with Mahatma Gandhi stamp.
I think all 1998 Gandhi FDC are questionable so do your research before you buy it. It's ugly out there.!!
After reading above blog post don't you think similar pattern for making FDC or Max Card in Gandhi Philately.!! (It's a whole new topical Philately !! FAKE Gandhi thematic collection.!!)
After reading both blog post don't you think similar pattern for making FDC or Max Card in Gandhi Philately.!!
Is it investment or scam ? !! Think before you buy any Gandhi Philately Material as it is very easy to make rubber stamp.!!!
This is how stamp printers and stamp dealers prosper!!
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