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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 22 through 26.

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.

Famous people (Pope John Paul II, actors, actresses, singers, musical groups, etc.)

Pope John Paul II, also with Mother Teresa and Princess Diana

2003 Pope John Paul II (His Holiness John Paul II) Sheetlet of Six

Benin 2003 Pope John Paul II (His Holiness John Paul II) Illegal Stamp Sheetlet of Six

The UPU circular describes another sheetlet very similar to the above sheetlet only inscribed as the souvenir sheet below. I could not find it anywhere on the internet.

2003 Pope John Paul II (Holy Father John Paul II) Souvenir Sheet

Benin 2003 Pope John Paul II (Holy Father John Paul II) Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet

2003 Pope John Paul II, Princess Diana and Mother Teresa Souvenir Sheet

Benin 2003 Pope John Paul II, Princess Diana and Mother Teresa Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet

2003 Pope John Paul II and Mother Teresa Souvenir Sheet

In the UPU circular this souvenir sheet is described in detail. A second description is added in for this imaged CTO souvenir sheet describing the cancel in detail. I could not find the mint version anywhere.

Benin 2003 Pope John Paul II and Mother Teresa Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet

2003 Pope John Paul II and Princess Diana Souvenir Sheets

The smaller images are from a website that is notorious for selling illegal stamps. The larger one from Delcampe.

Benin 2003 Pope John Paul II and Princess Diana Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets

2003 Pope John Paul II Souvenir Sheets

There are other versions of this same style that exist.

Benin 2003 Pope John Paul II Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets

2003 Princess Diana and Pope John Paul II Diana Souvenir Sheets

Benin 2003 Princess Diana and Pope John Paul II Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets

2003 Princess Diana and Pope John Paul II Diana Sheetlet of Nine

Benin 2003 Princess Diana and Pope John Paul II Illegal Stamp Sheetlet of Nine

Various famous women (actresses, singers)

2003 Actresses (Les Actrices) Souvenir Sheetlet of Six

Benin 2003 Actresses (Les Actrices) Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheetlet of Six

2003 Britney Spears Sheetlet of Nine

Benin 2003 Britney Spears Illegal Stamp Sheetlet of Nine

2002 Isabella Rosselini Sheetlet of Nine

Benin 2002 Isabella Rosselini Illegal Stamp Sheetlet of Nine

2002 Isabella Rosselini Souvenir Sheets

Benin 2002 Isabella Rosselini Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets

2003 Madonna with Rotary International Emblem Souvenir Sheet

Benin 2003 Madonna with Rotary Emblem Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet

2003 Madonna with Rotary International Emblem Souvenir Sheetlets of Four

Benin 2003 Madonna with Rotary Emblem Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheetlets of Four

2002 Nadja Auermann Souvenir Sheet

Benin 2002 Nadja Auermann Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet

Elvis Presley

2002 Elvis Presley Souvenir Sheetlet of Six

Benin 2002 Elvis Presley Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheetlet of Six

2002 Elvis Presley and 2003 Elvis Presley Souvenir Sheets

Benin 2002/2003 Elvis Presley Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets

2002 Elvis Presley Sheetlet of Nine

Benin 2002 Elvis Presley Illegal Stamp Sheetlet of Nine

2003 Elvis Presley Sheetlets of Six

The UPU circular also describes these being sold individually as imperforates and singles being sold separately.

Benin 2003 Elvis Presley Illegal Stamp Sheetlets of Six

2003 Elvis Presley Sheetlet of Six

Benin 2003 Elvis Presley Illegal Stamp Sheetlet of Six

2002 Elvis Presley Walt Disney Sheetlet of Six

Benin 2002 Elvis Presley Walt Disney Illegal Stamp Sheetlet of Six

2002 Elvis Presley Walt Disney Souvenir Sheet

Benin 2002 Elvis Presley Walt Disney Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet

2003 Elvis Presley Sheetlet of Ten

Again this sheetlet appears only available on the website noted previously that only gives small images.

Benin 2003 Elvis Presley Illegal Stamp Sheetlet of Ten

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

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