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BENIN ILLEGAL STAMPS
2010

Information and Reference of Illegal Stamps for Benin Created in 2010

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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.

2010

In 2010 Benin officially issued 3 stamp issues.

Benin 2010 50th Anniversary of the Independence of Benin
Issued June 14, 2010 Printer is Cartor Security Printing
Benin 2010 50th Anniversary of the Independence of Benin

Unlike as shown in previous years the Colnet Catalog and the WNS system are saying the same thing.

We still have a conflict though. A souvenir sheet exists. Both sites do not mention it. Why?

Benin 2010 50th Anniversary of the Independence of Benin Souvenir Sheet
Issued June 14, 2010? Printer is Cartor Security Printing
Benin 2010 50th Anniversary of the Independence of Benin Souvenir Sheet

Following are images of the illegal stamps I have found offered for Benin dating 2010. 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 2010 the production of illegal stamps of the previous styles in the name of Benin virtually stopped! In their place a new producer emerges producing a number of what I consider very shoddy and simplistic productions of counterfeit illegal stamps.

2010 Butterflies in Sheetlet of 15

Benin 2010 Butterflies Illegal Stamp Sheetlet of 15

2010 Butterflies in Souvenir Sheets of 4

Benin 2010 Butterflies Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 4

2010 Fauna in Souvenir Sheet of 5

Benin 2010 Fauna Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 5

2010 Fauna in Souvenir Sheet of 2

Benin 2010 Fauna Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 2

Whatever this junk is that follows shows the producer to be a cheap no good illegal stamp maker. Probably ran these off on an inkjet printer. I have not seen anything other than these shoddy "proofs" but we can figure the guy was "planning" something here. total trash....

2010 Fish Swordfish in Deluxe Proof Sheet of 1

Benin 2010 Fish Swordfish Illegal Stamp Deluxe Proof Sheet of 1

2010 Frogs Poison Dart Frog in Deluxe Proof Sheet of 1

Benin 2010 Frogs Poison Dart Frog Illegal Stamp Deluxe Proof Sheet of 1

2010 Global Problems Weight Loss in Deluxe Proof Sheet of 1

Benin 2010 Global Problems Weight Loss Illegal Stamp Deluxe Proof Sheet of 1

2010 Lizards Chameleon in Deluxe Proof Sheet of 1

Benin 2010 Lizards Chameleon Illegal Stamp Deluxe Proof Sheet of 1

2010 Pirates in Deluxe Proof Sheet of 1

Benin 2010 Pirates Illegal Stamp Deluxe Proof Sheet of 1

So he went with the Star Wars theme. How many collectors of Star Wars memorabilia have been ripped off by this guy. User name is rcstampscb2017 on eBay.

2010 Star Wars in Souvenir Sheets of 1

Benin 2010 Star Wars Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 1 (Part 1)
Benin 2010 Star Wars Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 1 (Part 2)
Benin 2010 Star Wars Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 1 (Part 3)

That is really messed up yes? These people will do anything to make money ripping collectors off!

2010 Star Wars Anakin Skywalker in Deluxe Souvenir Sheet of 1

I am sure there are these fake deluxe souvenir sheets for all of them. Remember, this guy just like all the others can just print them off at will. There is no rarity. There is no collectible value. They are nothing but fake paper junk.

Benin 2010 Star Wars Anakin Skywalker Illegal Stamp Deluxe Souvenir Sheet of 1

2010 The Beatles in Deluxe Proof Sheet of 1

Benin 2010 The Beatles Illegal Stamp Deluxe Proof Sheet of 1

Why I could not find any other styles of illegal stamps for Benin dating 2010 is a mystery. It is as if the illegal stamp producers gave this guy exclusive rights to create illegal stamps in the name of Benin for that year. This is how they operate. The availability of the fake stamps show it. In 2011 production of illegal stamps in the name of Benin continued along with this new producers junk.

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References taken from:
WNS Website
Major Stamp Catalogs
Internet Research

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