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THE BENIN ILLEGAL STAMPS Continued
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Information and Reference of illegal stamps for Benin according to U.P.U. Circular 30

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You can view circular 30 in PDF form by clicking on this link.

UPU Circular Number 30

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

The Universal Postal Union WNS website

Here we go!

All imaged illegals are in the order listed in UPU Circular 30 page 16 through 18.

Many of the following illegal stamps can be found as imperforates and as color proof sets as well.
Most times now (2016) 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.

PICTURES - PAINTINGS

2003 Vincent Van Gogh Souvenir Sheet

Benin 2003 Vincent Van Gogh Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet

2003 Vincent Van Gogh Souvenir Sheetlet of Six

Benin 2003 Vincent Van Gogh Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheetlet of Six

2002 The Impressionists Souvenir Sheetlets of Six

Benin 2002 The Impressionists Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheetlets of Six

2003 Famous Nude Paintings Souvenir Sheetlet of Six

Benin 2003 Famous Nude Paintings Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheetlet of Six

2003 Courbet Nude Paintings Souvenir Sheet

Benin 2003 Courbet Nude Paintings Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet

2003 Famous Nude Paintings Souvenir Sheetlets of Nine

For these illegal stamps again I could only find an image of the vertical sheetlet on a notorious seller (aka producer) of illegals website. There seems not to be a horizontal sheetlet as described in the circular. At least not on that website which contains every illegal stamp for Benin in multiple forms such as imperforates ect;.

Benin 2003 Famous Nude Paintings Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheetlet of Nine

2003 Famous Nude Paintings Sheetlets of Six

For these illegal stamp sheetlets, note on the top is the one sheetlet described in the UPU circular which has the title "Museo National del Prado" on it.

Benin 2003 Famous Nude Paintings Illegal Stamp Sheetlets of Six

LIGHTHOUSES

2003 Lighthouses with Rotary Emblem Sheetlets of Six

Benin 2003 Lighthouses with Rotary Emblem Illegal Stamp Sheetlets of Six

2003 Lighthouses with Rotary Emblem Souvenir Sheetlet of Six

Benin 2003 Lighthouses with Rotary Emblem Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheetlet of Six

2003 Lighthouses (Les Phares) with Rotary Emblem Sheetlet of Six

Benin 2003 Lighthouses (Les Phares) with Rotary Emblem Illegal Stamp Sheetlet of Six

2003 Lighthouses (Phares du Monde) with Rotary Emblem Sheetlets of Nine

Benin 2003 Lighthouses (Phares do Monde) with Rotary Emblem Illegal Stamp Sheetlets of Nine

2003 Lighthouses (Phares du Monde) with Rotary Emblem Souvenir Sheets

The UPU circular is incomplete on these. Probably at the time they did not have examples of the others. This is the case with much of the Benin illegal stamps. There are many more for 2002 and 2003 that are not described. Remembering the styles of them is all you need to define others that are not shown here.
For these Lighthouse illegals there are not three souvenir sheets, there are eight souvenir sheets!

Benin 2003 Lighthouses (Phares do Monde) with Rotary Emblem Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets

SPORTS

2003 Soccer (Football) Players Sheetlets of Nine

Includes "David Beckham", "Liverpool FC", and "Manchester FC".

Benin 2003 Soccer (Football) Players Illegal Stamp Sheetlets of Nine

2003 Soccer (Football) Manchester United FC Players Souvenir Sheet

Perforations on the stamp surround David Beckham.

Benin 2003 Soccer (Football) Players Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet

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References taken from:
U.P.U. Circular No. 30
Major Stamp Catalogs
Internet Research

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