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CONGO DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC ILLEGAL STAMPS
1998-9

Information and Reference of illegal stamps for Congo Democratic Republic

Flag of Congo Democratic Republic

The following images are of illegal stamps produced for Congo Democratic Republic. 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.

At the time of creating the pages for Congo Democratic Republic I have found the WNS system to be completely unreliable as a source because only two stamps are listed on the site for 2002 and then.....nothing.

The Universal Postal Union WNS website

I have found the Colnet online catalog to be helpful although there are "conflicts" between what is listed there and what is on the Stampworld Catalog. I consider Colnet to be the most reliable online source at this time.

The Colnet Online Catalog for Congo Democratic Republic

I have found the Stampworld.com Catalog to be helpful as well although again as stated there are "conflicts". they list stamps that are described as illegal stamps by the 1997 circular simply because Michel catalog (known to be influenced by dealers) is listing them.

The Stampworld Online Catalog for Congo Democratic Republic

Or 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.

You will find the styles and designs of the following illegal stamps completely different.

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 (2019) 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.

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.

1998

In 1998 the production of counterfeit illegal stamps decreased dramatically.

In 1998 Congo Republic officially issued 18 stamps according to the Stampworld Online Catalog.
The Scott catalog can confuse many collectors as there are two country references. Congo Democratic Republic and Zaire. A civil war was happening in those years and so most issues during the period are listed under Zaire. Combining the listed issues for both country names for 1998 we have a total of 39 issued stamps and souvenir sheets.
The Colnet catalog does not list any stamps for 1998 in neither Congo Democratic Republic nor Zaire. Why?

I will note which are shown and where.

Congo Democratic Republic 1998 Princess Diana
Scott Number 1482

Sheet of 6 Issued August 6, 1998
Listed under Zaire in Scott Catalog. Listed under Congo Dr. in Stampworld Catalog.
Congo Democratic Republic 1998 Princess Diana Sheet of 6 Scott Number 1482

Congo Democratic Republic 1998 Princess Diana
Scott Number 1483

Sheet of 4 Issued August 6, 1998
Listed under Zaire in Scott Catalog. Listed under Congo Dr. in Stampworld Catalog.
Congo Democratic Republic 1998 Princess Diana Sheet of 4 Scott Number 1483

Congo Democratic Republic 1998 Princess Diana
Scott Number 1484

Sheet of 4 Issued August 6, 1998
Listed under Zaire in Scott Catalog. Listed under Congo Dr. in Stampworld Catalog.
Congo Democratic Republic 1998 Princess Diana Sheet of 4 Scott Number 1484

Congo Democratic Republic 1998 Princess Diana
Scott Number 1485

Souvenir Sheet of 1 Issued August 6, 1998
Listed under Zaire in Scott Catalog. Listed under Congo Dr. in Stampworld Catalog.
Congo Democratic Republic 1998 Princess Diana Souvenir Sheet of 1 Scott Number 1485

Congo Democratic Republic 1998 Princess Diana
Scott Number 1486

Souvenir Sheet of 1 Issued August 6, 1998
Listed under Zaire in Scott Catalog. Listed under Congo Dr. in Stampworld Catalog.
Congo Democratic Republic 1998 Princess Diana Souvenir Sheet of 1 Scott Number 1486

Congo Democratic Republic 1998 Mother Teresa
Scott Number 1487

Sheet of 6 Issued August 6, 1998
Listed under Zaire in Scott Catalog. Listed under Congo Dr. in Stampworld Catalog.
Congo Democratic Republic 1998 Mother Teresa Sheet of 6 Scott Number 1487

Congo Democratic Republic 1998 Mother Teresa
Scott Number 1488

Souvenir Sheet of 1 Issued August 6, 1998
Listed under Zaire in Scott Catalog. Listed under Congo Dr. in Stampworld Catalog.
Congo Democratic Republic 1998 Mother Teresa Souvenir Sheet of 1 Scott Number 1488

Congo Democratic Republic 1998 Princess Diana
Scott Number 1139

Sheet of 6 Issued August 31, 1998
Listed under Congo People's Republic in Scott Catalog.
Congo Democratic Republic 1998 Princess Diana Sheet of 6 Scott Number 1139

Congo Democratic Republic 1998 Princess Diana
Scott Number 1140

Sheet of 6 Issued August 31, 1998
Listed under Congo People's Republic in Scott Catalog.
Congo Democratic Republic 1998 Princess Diana Sheet of 6 Scott Number 1140

Congo Democratic Republic 1998 Princess Diana
Scott Number 1141

Sheet of 6 Issued August 31, 1998
Listed under Congo People's Republic in Scott Catalog.
Congo Democratic Republic 1998 Princess Diana Sheet of 6 Scott Number 1141

Congo Democratic Republic 1998 Princess Diana
Scott Number 1142

Souvenir Sheet of 1 Issued August 31, 1998
Listed under Congo People's Republic in Scott Catalog.
Congo Democratic Republic 1998 Princess Diana Souvenir Sheet of 1 Scott Number 1142

Congo Democratic Republic 1998 Princess Diana
Scott Number 1143

Souvenir Sheet of 1 Issued August 31, 1998
Listed under Congo People's Republic in Scott Catalog.
Congo Democratic Republic 1998 Princess Diana Souvenir Sheet of 1 Scott Number 1143

Congo Democratic Republic 1998 Princess Diana
Scott Number 1144

Souvenir Sheet of 1 Issued August 31, 1998
Listed under Congo People's Republic in Scott Catalog.
Congo Democratic Republic 1998 Princess Diana Souvenir Sheet of 1 Scott Number 1144

There are a number of older Congo Republic stamp issues that are overprinted "Legal" and so forth as well. None are of the styles of counterfeit illegal stamps. Therefore any stamp dating 1998 other than the above in the name of the Congo Democratic Republic is a counterfeit illegal stamp!

Following are images of the illegal stamps I have found offered for Congo Democratic Republic dating 1998. 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.

1998 Birds Block of 4

Congo Democratic Republic 1998 Birds Illegal Stamp Block of 4

1998 Birds Souvenir Sheets of 1

Congo Democratic Republic 1998 Birds Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 1

1998 Dinosaurs Block of 4

Congo Democratic Republic 1998 Dinosaurs Illegal Stamp Block of 4

1998 Mushrooms Block of 4

Congo Democratic Republic 1998 Mushrooms Illegal Stamp Block of 4

1998 Mushrooms Souvenir Sheet of 1

Congo Democratic Republic 1998 Mushrooms Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 1

1998 Pandas Block of 4

Congo Democratic Republic 1998 Pandas Illegal Stamp Block of 4

1998 Pandas Souvenir Sheet of 1

Congo Democratic Republic 1998 Pandas Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 1

1999

In 1999 production of illegal stamps was still slow. Yet another new "style" is introduced.

According to the Scott Catalogs 43 stamps and souvenir sheets were issued for Congo Democratic Republic. Again there is a lot of confusion caused between the online catalogs and the Scott Catalogs.

Scott Catalogs list nothing for Congo People's Republic after 1998. The issues shown below are listed under Zaire.
The Colnet online catalog only shows some of the issues that were issued on May 12, 1998 and none of the issues that were issued on August 20, 1998.
The Stampworld Catalog shows all the Scott Catalog listed stamps but it is in the Congo Dr. section. They do not even list Zaire at all.

This kind of confusion between the catalogs gives and gave the criminal producers and sellers of counterfeit illegal stamps opportunity to produce and sell their fake garbage by providing arguments of what was/is real and what is not. Only by establishing uniformity across the stamp catalog listings can this confusion be eliminated and fake counterfeit illegal stamps be properly identified and removed from the market.

Congo Democratic Republic 1999 Conquest of Kinshasa
Scott Number 1489-1493

Issued May 12, 1999
Only the 50c and 1.25fr stamps and the two souvenir sheets are shown on the Colnet online catalog. Why?
Congo Democratic Republic 1999 Conquest of Kinshasa Scott Number 1489-1493

Congo Democratic Republic 1999 Conquest of Kinshasa
Scott Number 1494

Souvenir Sheet of 1 Issued May 12, 1999
Congo Democratic Republic 1999 Conquest of Kinshasa Souvenir Sheet of 1 Scott Number 1494

Congo Democratic Republic 1999 Conquest of Kinshasa
Scott Number 1495

Souvenir Sheet of 1 Issued May 12, 1999
Congo Democratic Republic 1999 Conquest of Kinshasa Souvenir Sheet of 1 Scott Number 1495

Congo Democratic Republic 1999 Chinese Zodiac Animals
Scott Number 1496

Sheet of 12 Issued August 20, 1999
Congo Democratic Republic 1999 Chinese Zodiac Animals Sheet of 12 Scott Number 1496

Congo Democratic Republic 1999 Outlaws of the Marsh
Scott Number 1497-1500

Souvenir Sheets of 4 Issued August 20, 1999
Congo Democratic Republic 1999 Outlaws of the Marsh Souvenir Sheets of 4 Scott Number 1497-1500

Congo Democratic Republic 1999 Outlaws of the Marsh
Scott Number 1501-1504

Souvenir Sheets of 1 Issued August 20, 1999
Congo Democratic Republic 1999 Outlaws of the Marsh Souvenir Sheets of 1 Scott Number 1501-1504

Therefore any stamp dating 1999 other than the above in the name of the Congo Democratic Republic is a counterfeit illegal stamp!

Following are images of the illegal stamps I have found offered for Congo Democratic Republic dating 1999. 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.

1999 Chess Souvenir Sheets of 6

Congo Democratic Republic 1999 Chess Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 6

1999 Dinosaurs Souvenir Sheets of 6

Congo Democratic Republic 1999 Dinosaurs Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 6

1999 Fire Trucks Souvenir Sheets of 6

Congo Democratic Republic 1999 Fire Trucks Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 6

1999 Formula I Souvenir Sheet of 6

Congo Democratic Republic 1999 Formula I Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 6

1999 Paintings Jesus Christ Souvenir Sheets of 4

Congo Democratic Republic 1999 Paintings Jesus Christ Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 4

1999 Scouts Norman Rockwell Souvenir Sheet of 6

Congo Democratic Republic 1999 Scouts Norman Rockwell Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 6

In 2000 the production of counterfeit illegal stamps in the name of Congo Democratic Republic increases.

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