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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 26 through 28.

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. continued)

Japanese Women

2003 Japanese Women Souvenir Sheet

Benin 2003 Japanese Women Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet

2003 Japanese Women Souvenir Sheetlet of Six

Benin 2003 Japanese Women Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheetlet of Six

Marilyn Monroe

2002 Marilyn Monroe Walt Disney Souvenir Sheetlet of Six

Benin 2002 Marilyn Monroe Walt Disney Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheetlet of Six

2002 Marilyn Monroe Walt Disney Souvenir Sheet

Benin 2002 Marilyn Monroe Walt Disney Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet

2002 Marilyn Monroe Sheetlet of Nine

Benin 2002 Marilyn Monroe Illegal Stamp Sheetlet of Nine

2002 Marilyn Monroe (40e anniversaire MARILYN MONROE) Souvenir Sheetlets of Six

Here yet another "proud" illegal stamp seller on eBay. Bold enough to put their label on the images.

Benin 2002 Marilyn Monroe Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheetlets of Six

2002 and 2003 Marilyn Monroe Souvenir Sheets

There are numerous others that exist that are not described in the UPU circular. These are examples. All Benin Marilyn Monroe stamps for these years are illegals!

Benin 2002 and 2003 Marilyn Monroe Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets

2003 Marilyn Monroe Souvenir Sheetlet of Six

Benin 2003 Marilyn Monroe Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheetlet of Six

2003 Marilyn Monroe Sheetlets of Twelve

Benin 2003 Marilyn Monroe Illegal Stamp Sheetlets of Twelve

Musicians, musical groups

2003 Rock Musicians and Rock Groups Sheetlets of Four
Featuring "AC/DC", "BACKSTREET BOYS", "The Beatles"**, "BeeGees", "The doors", "F. Mercury", "KISS", "Led Zeppelin", "Metallica", "Mick Jagger" and "QUEEN".

The UPU circular states there are 15 sheetlets. I could only find 14 of them. All are being sold separately or in small groups.

Benin 2003 Rock Musicians and Groups Illegal Stamp Sheetlets of Four

2003 The Beatles Souvenir Sheetlets of Six

The UPU circular states there is only one sheetlet. There are two as you can see.

Benin 2003 The Beatles Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheetlets of Six

2003 The Beatles Souvenir Sheets

Benin 2003 The Beatles Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets

2003 Tribute to Bob Hope Sheetlet of Four

Benin 2003 Tribute to Bob Hope Illegal Stamp Sheetlet of Four

2003 Jazz Masters Sheetlet of Six

Benin 2003 Jazz Masters Illegal Stamp Sheetlet of Six

2002 Robbie Williams and Vin Diesel Sheetlets of Eight

Benin 2002 Robbie Williams and Vin Diesel Illegal Stamp Sheetlets of Eight

Immoral and provocative scenes (sometimes sexually explicit)

This section of the UPU circular I will not be presenting images. Basically and obviously any stamps with the country name of Benin on it that is of this nature is an ILLEGAL STAMP.

That wraps up the illegal stamps described in UPU Circular 30 for Benin. There are many many more that were not described and many more have been produced since 2004. Sellers on eBay, Delcampe and every other venue are selling them. These are not stamps at all and you might as well be paying for pictures cut out of magazines. They are worthless in all regards and the sellers peddling these should be avoided at all costs by collectors in all fields of philatelics. Be it country collectors or topical collectors to help stop these illegal stamps from giving profits to criminals you should avoid these sellers, even if they are considered "respectable" or professional dealers. If they are selling them, then they are not either and are simply ripping you off!!

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

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