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BENIN ILLEGAL STAMPS
2006

Information and Reference of Illegal Stamps for Benin Created in 2006

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The following images are of illegal stamps produced for Benin. Please remember that the producers of these illegals are not only greedy, they are crude and sometimes disgusting which is the nature of these people.

To verify what stamps are real and legitimate for Benin visit the UPU WNS website and look at the Benin section.

The Universal Postal Union WNS website

You can also get a very good reference of what was officially issued from the Colnet website.

The Colnet Online Catalog for Benin

You can also use a respectable catalog like Scott or Stanley Gibbons. Do not listen to these dealers trying to convince you they are something other than illegal stamps.

In 2004 when Benin produced circular 30 they did not know that there were more illegal stamps that were being circulated than what they listed. This has occurred for many of the victim countries. To correct it I have researched them all using the major catalog listings and the WNS system as reference to what was officially issued.

Here we go!

Many of the following illegal stamps can be found as imperforates and as color proof sets as well. Some exist on fake First Day Covers too.
Most times now (2018) the souvenir sheet sets and sheetlet sets are sold individually. Many times the stamps have been removed from the sheetlets and souvenir sheets. All of these "tactics" are used to avoid detection by UPU circular descriptions and search terms.

Sellers that call these "private", "locals", "cinderellas", "unauthorized" are deceiving you. They are illegal stamps produced by a stamp dealer that is bent on ripping you off! Some sellers state "we offer them because they are on the market". Well how about you use a different dealer because that seller is "on the market"? If the stamp societies, auction sites and all other venues kicked these sellers off of their sites then they would have to comply or lose their ability to sell anything.

The following images are free for the use of all to use to alert the public to them. If anyone wants to make a public list of users on eBay, Delcampe and elsewhere who are selling these issues....fine by me since the UPU, PWMO and others appear to have given up or have not been updated in years.

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.

2006

In 2006 Benin officially issued 2 stamp issues.

These two issues can be found on the Colnet online catalog but are not listed in the Scott catalog. The WNS system has no official issues listed from 2006 through 2009. Why these issues are not there is a question that needs to be answered.

Benin 2006 Centenary of Birth of Leopold Sedar Senghor
Printer is Cartor Security Printing
Benin 2006 Centenary of Birth of Leopold Sedar Senghor

Following are images of the illegal stamps I have found offered for Benin dating 2006. There may and probably are more. All of these I found in searches on eBay and Delcampe and all are illegal stamps made by producers bent on ripping you off!

I present them in alphabetical order of titles as there is no logical order for illegal stamps.

In 2006 the onslaught of illegal stamps in the name of Benin continued....

2006 Bambi in Souvenir Sheets of 1

Benin 2006 Bambi Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 1

Example of the continuation of the fake color proofs found on the Feigenbaum database.

Benin 2006 Bambi Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet Fake Color Proofs

A new style emerges!

2006 Butterflies and Orchids in Souvenir Sheet of 7

Benin 2006 Butterflies and Orchids Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 7

2006 Butterflies and Scouts in Souvenir Sheet of 7

Benin 2006 Butterflies and Scouts Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 7

2006 Columbus in Souvenir Sheets of 1

Benin 2006 Columbus Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 1

2006 Cricket Players in Souvenir Sheets of 1

Benin 2006 Cricket Players Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 1

2006 Dinosaurs in Souvenir Sheets of 1

Benin 2006 Dinosaurs Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 1

2006 Dinosaurs in Souvenir Sheets on Fake First Day Covers

Benin 2006 Dinosaurs Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets on Fake First Day Covers

2006 Elvis Presley in Souvenir Sheets of 1

Benin 2006 Elvis Presley Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 1

2006 Gandhi in Souvenir Sheets of 1

Benin 2006 Gandhi Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 1

2006 Kiss in Souvenir Sheet of 6

Benin 2006 Kiss Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 6

2006 Led Zeppelin in Souvenir Sheet of 6

Benin 2006 Led Zeppelin Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 6

2006 Locomotives in Souvenir Sheet of 7

Benin 2006 Locomotives Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 7

2006 Locomotives in Souvenir Sheet of 1

Benin 2006 Locomotives Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 1

2006 Madonna in Souvenir Sheet of 6

Benin 2006 Madonna Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 6

2006 Marconi in Souvenir Sheets of 1

Benin 2006 Marconi Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 1

Another example of the continuation of the fake color proofs found on the Feigenbaum database.

Benin 2006 Marconi Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet Fake Color Proofs

Here we have one of the first huge sets of illegal stamps produced in the name of Benin.

2006 Nature of Africa in Souvenir Sheets of 1

Benin 2006 Nature of Africa Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 1 (Part 1)
Benin 2006 Nature of Africa Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 1 (Part 2)
Benin 2006 Nature of Africa Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 1 (Part 3)
Benin 2006 Nature of Africa Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 1 (Part 4)

2006 Olympic Games in Souvenir Sheet of 1

Benin 2006 Olympic Games Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 1

These illegal stamp producers are sure obsessed with Baden Powell and the Scouts....

2006 Owls and Penguins in Souvenir Sheets of 1

Benin 2006 Owls and Penguins Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 1

2006 Pope John Paul II in Souvenir Sheets of 2

Benin 2006 Pope John Paul II Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 2

2006 Pope John Paul II in Souvenir Sheets of 1

Benin 2006 Pope John Paul II Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 1

2006 Queen in Souvenir Sheets of 6

Benin 2006 Queen Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 6

2006 Rolling Stones in Souvenir Sheet of 6

Benin 2006 Rolling Stones Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 6

2006 Rotary Gems in Souvenir Sheet of 1

Benin 2006 Rotary Gems Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 1

2006 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in Souvenir Sheets of 1

Benin 2006 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 1 (Part 1)
Benin 2006 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 1 (Part 2)

2006 The Da Vinci Code in Souvenir Sheets of 1

Benin 2006 The Da Vinci Code Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 1

2006 Trains in Souvenir Sheet of 7

Benin 2006 Trains Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 7

2006 Trains Steam in Souvenir Sheets of 1

Benin 2006 Trains Steam Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 1

2006 Trains in Souvenir Sheets of 1

Benin 2006 Trains Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 1 (Part 1)
Benin 2006 Trains Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 1 (Part 2)

2006 Verdi in Souvenir Sheets of 1

Benin 2006 Verdi Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 1

In 2007 production of illegal stamps in the name of Benin got even worse!

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References taken from:
WNS Website
Major Stamp Catalogs
Internet Research

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