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THE AFGHANISTAN ILLEGAL STAMPS Continued
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Information and Reference of illegal stamps for Afghanistan according to U.P.U. Circular 2 and 177

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You can view circular 2 in PDF form by clicking on this link.

UPU Circular Number 2

You can view circular 177 in PDF form by clicking on this link.

UPU Circular Number 177

To find out what stamps are real and legitimate for Afghanistan visit the UPU WNS website.

The Universal Postal Union WNS website

No stamps were issued for Afghanistan in 2001

Here we go!

All imaged illegal stamps are for the year 2001.

Many of the following illegal stamps can be found as imperforates and on fake First Day covers.
Most times now (2018) the souvenir sheet sets and sheetlet sets are sold individually. In some cases the stamps have been removed from the sheetlets and souvenir sheets. All of these "tactics" are used to avoid detection by UPU circular descriptions.

If you have purchased any of these stamps from a dealer or if that dealer offers them, you should avoid that dealer! You will only be supporting illegal stamp makers who are only ripping you off.

2001 (Unauthorized Printing)

There were only two sets described in the Scott Catalog for 2001 unauthorized printings. These were the last sets in the unauthorized section. All the rest of the stamp sets and souvenir sheets from this point on are described as illegal stamps.

2001 Mushrooms Illegal Stamp Set of Six
Afghanistan 2001 Mushrooms Illegal Stamp Set of Six

2001 Mushrooms Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of One
Afghanistan 2001 Mushrooms Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of One

2001 Locomotives Trains Illegal Stamp Set of Six
Afghanistan 2001 Locomotives Trains Illegal Stamp Set of Six

2001 Locomotives Trains Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of One
Afghanistan 2001 Locomotives Trains Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of One

2001 (Illegal Stamps)

In the U.P.U. Circular 2 it describes the "impressionists" series. At the time it was written it was probably not known that more than the three artists sets described had been produced. In all nine different artist sets were produced by the illegal stamp printers.

2001 Impressionists Georges Seurat Illegal Stamp Sheetlet of Six
Afghanistan 2001 Impressionists Georges Seurat Illegal Stamp Sheetlet of Six

2001 Impressionists Georges Seurat Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of One
Afghanistan 2001 Impressionists Georges Seurat Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of One

2001 Impressionists Frederic Bazzila Illegal Stamp Sheetlet of Six
Afghanistan 2001 Impressionists Frederic Bazzila Illegal Stamp Sheetlet of Six

2001 Impressionists Frederic Bazzila Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of One
Afghanistan 2001 Impressionists Frederic Bazzila Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of One

2001 Impressionists Eugene Boudin Illegal Stamp Sheetlet of Six
Afghanistan 2001 Impressionists Eugene Boudin Illegal Stamp Sheetlet of Six

2001 Impressionists Eugene Boudin Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of One
Afghanistan 2001 Impressionists Eugene Boudin Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of One

2001 Impressionists Paul Gauguin Illegal Stamp Sheetlet of Six
Afghanistan 2001 Impressionists Paul Gauguin Illegal Stamp Sheetlet of Six

2001 Impressionists Paul Gauguin Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of One
Afghanistan 2001 Impressionists Paul Gauguin Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of One

2001 Impressionists Henri Matisse Illegal Stamp Sheetlet of Six
Afghanistan 2001 Impressionists Henri Matisse Illegal Stamp Sheetlet of Six

2001 Impressionists Henri Matisse Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of One
Afghanistan 2001 Impressionists Henri Matisse Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of One

2001 Impressionists Mary Cassatt Illegal Stamp Sheetlet of Six
Afghanistan 2001 Impressionists Mary Cassatt Illegal Stamp Sheetlet of Six

2001 Impressionists Mary Cassatt Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of One
Afghanistan 2001 Impressionists Mary Cassatt Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of One

2001 Impressionists Henri de Toulouse Lautrec Illegal Stamp Sheetlet of Six
Afghanistan 2001 Impressionists Henri de Toulouse Lautrec Illegal Stamp Sheetlet of Six

2001 Impressionists Henri de Toulouse Lautrec Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of One
Afghanistan 2001 Impressionists Henri de Toulouse Lautrec Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of One

2001 Impressionists Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot Illegal Stamp Sheetlet of Six
Afghanistan 2001 Impressionists Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot Illegal Stamp Sheetlet of Six

2001 Impressionists Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of One
Afghanistan 2001 Impressionists Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of One

2001 Impressionists Vincent van Gogh Illegal Stamp Sheetlet of Six
Afghanistan 2001 Impressionists Vincent van Gogh Illegal Stamp Sheetlet of Six

2001 Impressionists Vincent van Gogh Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of One
Afghanistan 2001 Impressionists Vincent van Gogh Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of One

2001 Mother Teresa and Pope Jean Paul Illegal Stamp Sheetlet of Six

Circular 2 has an error in the description of this illegal stamp set. It states two sheets have 50000 values and one has 100000 value. It should say the sheetlet has 50000 value and the two souvenir sheets have 100000 values.
Afghanistan 2001 Mother Teresa and Pope Jean Paul Illegal Stamp Sheetlet of Six

2001 Mother Teresa and Pope Jean Paul Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of One
Afghanistan 2001 Mother Teresa and Pope Jean Paul Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of One

2001 World Cup Soccer Korea/Japan (2002) Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of One

Again the description is wrong in Circular 2. It states there are two souvenir sheets for this set. You can see there are three.
Afghanistan 2001 World Cup Soccer Korea/Japan (2002) Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of One

2001 Butterflies Scouts Baden Powell Illegal Stamp Sheetlet of Nine

The 2001 Butterflies set is not noted in Circular 2 nor in the Scott Catalog. Does not matter. They are obviously illegal stamps.
Afghanistan 2001 Butterflies Scouts Baden Powell Illegal Stamp Sheetlet of Nine

2001 Butterflies Scouts Baden Powell Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of One
Afghanistan 2001 Butterflies Scouts Baden Powell Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of One

In 2002 production of the illegal stamps for Afghanistan slowed even more.

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References taken from:
U.P.U. Circular No. 2 and 177
Scott Stamp Catalog
Internet Research

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