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CONGO DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC ILLEGAL STAMPS
2005

Information and Reference of illegal stamps for Congo Democratic Republic

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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.

2005

In 2005 one more large production of counterfeit illegal stamps in the name of Congo Democratic Republic is made by the UK based producers. Then it stopped! Why?

In 2005 Impressor S.A. continues to produce abusive issues in the name of the Congo Democratic Republic. In 2005 the production of Europa stamps were done as well as a large sheet issue of the National Parks. Also an anti-aides issue was produced plus various scouts, Jules Verne, the pope and chess related were produced. The Europa stamps are not honored nor shown on any official Europa website. The majority of the Impressor S.A. issues never were even used in the Congo. They were produced and sold through affiliated dealers to mainly topical collectors.

The Scott catalog does not list any issues because they have no valid proof of any postal usage within the country. Scott catalog notes that these issues and the later stamps dating 2002 through 2012 were never available in the country and are therefore not listed.

The abusive stamps are listed in the Michel catalog due to influence by the agency to get them listed there. We can see by the massive availability on the market of these issues that Impressor S.A. overproduced the stamps simply to sell to non savvy collectors of topics. There are probably hundreds of thousands of each issue made as the market shows. Some of the dealers are holding stocks of the stamps numbering in the thousands. In a sense of rarity, there is none, so any seller claiming they are rare.... is lying to you.

The Colnet catalog lists the Europa, National Parks and Aides issues only because Michel lists them. The Stampworld catalog lists them and the other topical ones. The styles of the abusive issues are the same in most cases and are therefore fairly easy to recognize. They are similar to the styles of illegal stamps and carry the same topics which have nothing to do with the country of origin. An exception being the National Parks stamps. Because none were ever sent to the country nor used there it is my opinion that they are valueless pieces of paper made by unscrupulous people intent on gaining easy profits by breaking just about every U.P.U. rule for philatelic best practices. They should not be listed in any stamp catalog that lists official postage stamps without proper reference that they were never used in the country they are said to be issued from. Not making this clear makes that catalog an unreliable source.

I wish to note here that the "styles" of the gold and silver foil souvenir sheets produced by Impressor in this year have an uncanny almost exact style as the fake gold foil stamps of 2003.

In 2005 a transitional government was in control of the Congo D.R. after years of fighting. Elections were not held until 2006. I am quite certain that transitional government had no interest in having any new stamps produced for the Congo Democratic Republic. Yet Impressor S.A. continued to produce them. In my opinion and many others....illegally.

Here are examples. Should anyone wish to prove usage of any of these, by all means we would like to see it!

2005 UNLISTED in Scott Catalog EUROPA Stamps

Not honored on any official EUROPA website

Congo Democratic Republic 2005 UNLISTED in Scott Catalog EUROPA Stamps

2005 UNLISTED in Scott Catalog National Parks Stamp Sheet (EXAMPLE)

Congo Democratic Republic 2005 UNLISTED in Scott Catalog National Parks Stamp Sheet (EXAMPLE)

2005 UNLISTED in Scott Catalog Aides Awareness Stamps

Congo Democratic Republic 2005 UNLISTED in Scott Catalog Aides Awareness Stamps

2005 UNLISTED in Scott Catalog Aides Awareness Souvenir Sheets

Congo Democratic Republic 2005 UNLISTED in Scott Catalog Aides Awareness Souvenir Sheets

2005 UNLISTED in Scott Catalog Jules Verne Souvenir Sheet

I note that all of the souvenir sheets of this style have the year 2004 on them. Why are they said to be "issued" in 2005?

Congo Democratic Republic 2005 UNLISTED in Scott Catalog Jules Verne Souvenir Sheet

2005 UNLISTED in Scott Catalog Chess Foil Souvenir Sheet

Looks just like the fake ones made in 2003 yes? Note the rediculous value on the stamps.

Congo Democratic Republic 2005 UNLISTED in Scott Catalog Chess Foil Souvenir Sheet

Following are images of the illegal stamps I have found offered for Congo Democratic Republic dating 2005. 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!

Anyone who wishes to contest this is welcome to show proof that the stamps are genuine issued stamps and this page can be updated to show it. At this time no catalog lists them.

I present them in alphabetical order of titles as there is no logical order for illegal stamps.

2005 African Animals Souvenir Sheet of 1

Congo Democratic Republic 2005 African Animals Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 1

2005 Aircraft Souvenir Sheet of 6

Congo Democratic Republic 2005 Aircraft Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 6

2005 Angelina Jolie Sheet of 9

Congo Democratic Republic 2005 Angelina Jolie Illegal Stamp Sheet of 9

2005 Animals Souvenir Sheet of 6

Congo Democratic Republic 2005 Animals Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 6

2005 Animals of North America Souvenir Sheet of 6

Congo Democratic Republic 2005 Animals of North America Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 6

2005 Animals of North America Souvenir Sheet of 1

Congo Democratic Republic 2005 Animals of North America Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 1

2005 Birds Souvenir Sheet of 6

Congo Democratic Republic 2005 Birds Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 6

2005 Birds by John James Audubon Souvenir Sheet of 6

Congo Democratic Republic 2005 Birds by John James Audubon Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 6

2005 Birds by John James Audubon Souvenir Sheet of 1

Congo Democratic Republic 2005 Birds by John James Audubon Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 1

2005 Birds by Axel Amuchastegui Souvenir Sheet of 1

Congo Democratic Republic 2005 Birds by Axel Amuchastegui Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 1

2005 Birds RSPB (The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds) Souvenir Sheet of 6

Congo Democratic Republic 2005 Birds RSPB (The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds) Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 6

2005 Birds RSPB (The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds) Souvenir Sheet of 1

Congo Democratic Republic 2005 Birds RSPB (The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds) Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 1

2005 Brad Pitt Sheet of 9

Congo Democratic Republic 2005 Brad Pitt Illegal Stamp Sheet of 9

2005 Brigitte Bardot Souvenir Sheet of 6

Congo Democratic Republic 2005 Brigitte Bardot Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 6

2005 Bruce Lee Sheet of 9

I would not buy anything from any user who has the images with the "DECIMAVILLA" logo.

Congo Democratic Republic 2005 Bruce Lee Illegal Stamp Sheet of 9

2005 Bruce Lee Souvenir Sheet of 4

Congo Democratic Republic 2005 Bruce Lee Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2005 Cameron Diaz Sheet of 9

Congo Democratic Republic 2005 Cameron Diaz Illegal Stamp Sheet of 9

2005 Cars Souvenir Sheets of 6

Congo Democratic Republic 2005 Cars Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 6

2005 Cars Souvenir Sheets of 1

Congo Democratic Republic 2005 Cars Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 1

2005 Cats and Dogs Souvenir Sheet of 6

Note the logo at the bottom. Another not to be trusted dealer.

Congo Democratic Republic 2005 Cats and Dogs Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 6

2005 Cats Animal Protection Trust Souvenir Sheet of 1

Congo Democratic Republic 2005 Cats Animal Protection Trust Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 1

2005 Cats Animal Protection Trust Tigers Souvenir Sheet of 1

Congo Democratic Republic 2005 Cats Animal Protection Trust Tigers Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 1

2005 Cats by Daniel Elliot Souvenir Sheet of 1

Congo Democratic Republic 2005 Cats by Daniel Elliot Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 1

2005 Clint Eastwood Souvenir Sheet of 6

Congo Democratic Republic 2005 Clint Eastwood Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 6

2005 Cockatoos Souvenir Sheet of 1

Congo Democratic Republic 2005 Cockatoos Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 1

2005 Dinosaurs Souvenir Sheets of 1

Congo Democratic Republic 2005 Dinosaurs Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 1

2005 Disney Dinosaurs Souvenir Sheets of 1

Congo Democratic Republic 2005 Disney Dinosaurs Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 1 (Part 1)
Congo Democratic Republic 2005 Disney Dinosaurs Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 1 (Part 2)

2005 Disney Elvis Presley Souvenir Sheets of 1

Congo Democratic Republic 2005 Disney Elvis Presley Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 1

2005 Disney Golf Souvenir Sheet of 1

Congo Democratic Republic 2005 Disney Golf Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 1

2005 Disney Lighthouses Souvenir Sheets of 1

Congo Democratic Republic 2005 Disney Lighthouses Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 1

2005 Disney Trains Souvenir Sheets of 1

Congo Democratic Republic 2005 Disney Trains Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 1 (Part 1)
Congo Democratic Republic 2005 Disney Trains Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 1 (Part 2)

2005 Dogs Souvenir Sheet of 6

Congo Democratic Republic 2005 Dogs Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 6

2005 Dogs Souvenir Sheet of 1

Congo Democratic Republic 2005 Dogs Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 1

2005 Ducks and Cats Souvenir Sheet of 6

Congo Democratic Republic 2005 Ducks and Cats Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 6

2005 Ducks Souvenir Sheet of 1

Congo Democratic Republic 2005 Ducks Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 1

2005 Elizabeth Taylor Souvenir Sheet of 6

Congo Democratic Republic 2005 Elizabeth Taylor Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 6

2005 Eminem Sheet of 9

Congo Democratic Republic 2005 Eminem Illegal Stamp Sheet of 9

2005 Friends TV Show Sheet of 9

Congo Democratic Republic 2005 Friends TV Show Illegal Stamp Sheet of 9

2005 Halle Berry Sheet of 9

Congo Democratic Republic 2005 Halle Berry Illegal Stamp Sheet of 9

2005 Hiroshima Souvenir Sheet of 6

Congo Democratic Republic 2005 Hiroshima Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 6

2005 Hummingbirds by John Gould Souvenir Sheet of 6

Congo Democratic Republic 2005 Hummingbirds by John Gould Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 6

2005 Hummingbirds by John Gould Souvenir Sheet of 1

Congo Democratic Republic 2005 Hummingbirds by John Gould Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 1

2005 Japanese Art Kunisada Souvenir Sheets of 6

Congo Democratic Republic 2005 Japanese Art Kunisada Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 6

2005 Japanese Art Utamaro Souvenir Sheet of 6

Congo Democratic Republic 2005 Japanese Art Utamaro Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 6

2005 Jennifer Lopez Sheet of 9

Congo Democratic Republic 2005 Jennifer Lopez Illegal Stamp Sheet of 9

2005 Lighthouses Souvenir Sheet of 4

Congo Democratic Republic 2005 Lighthouses Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2005 Lucy Liu Sheet of 9

Congo Democratic Republic 2005 Lucy Liu Illegal Stamp Sheet of 9

2005 Marilyn Monroe Souvenir Sheet of 6

Congo Democratic Republic 2005 Marilyn Monroe Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 6

2005 Marilyn Monroe Souvenir Sheets of 1

Congo Democratic Republic 2005 Marilyn Monroe Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 1 (Part 1)
Congo Democratic Republic 2005 Marilyn Monroe Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 1 (Part 2)
Congo Democratic Republic 2005 Marilyn Monroe Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 1 (Part 3)
Congo Democratic Republic 2005 Marilyn Monroe Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 1 (Part 4)

2005 Japanese Motorcycles Souvenir Sheets of 4

Congo Democratic Republic 2005 Japanese Motorcycles Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 4

2005 Naomi Campbell Sheet of 9

Congo Democratic Republic 2005 Naomi Campbell Illegal Stamp Sheet of 9

2005 Nicole Kidman Sheet of 9

Congo Democratic Republic 2005 Nicole Kidman Illegal Stamp Sheet of 9

2005 Orchids Souvenir Sheet of 6

Congo Democratic Republic 2005 Orchids Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 6

2005 Orchids Souvenir Sheet of 1

Congo Democratic Republic 2005 Orchids Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 1

2005 Paintings Souvenir Sheet of 6

Congo Democratic Republic 2005 Paintings Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 6

2005 Paintings Souvenir Sheets of 4

Congo Democratic Republic 2005 Paintings Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 4

2005 Paintings Souvenir Sheets of 1

Congo Democratic Republic 2005 Paintings Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 1

2005 Parrots by W.T. Greene Souvenir Sheet of 6

Congo Democratic Republic 2005 Parrots by W.T. Greene Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 6

2005 Parrots Souvenir Sheet of 1

Congo Democratic Republic 2005 Parrots Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 1

2005 Pope John Paul II Souvenir Sheet of 6

Congo Democratic Republic 2005 Pope John Paul II Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 6

2005 Pope John Paul II Souvenir Sheet of 1

Congo Democratic Republic 2005 Pope John Paul II Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 1

2005 Royal Marriage of Charles and Camilla Souvenir Sheets of 6

Congo Democratic Republic 2005 Royal Marriage of Charles and Camilla Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 6

2005 Samuel L. Jackson Sheet of 9

Congo Democratic Republic 2005 Samuel L. Jackson Illegal Stamp Sheet of 9

2005 The Rolling Stones Sheet of 9

Congo Democratic Republic 2005 The Rolling Stones Illegal Stamp Sheet of 9

2005 Toucans Souvenir Sheet of 4

Congo Democratic Republic 2005 Toucans Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2005 Toucans Souvenir Sheet of 1

Congo Democratic Republic 2005 Toucans Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 1

2005 Trains Souvenir Sheets of 6

Congo Democratic Republic 2005 Trains Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 6 (Part 1)
Congo Democratic Republic 2005 Trains Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 6 (Part 2)

2005 Trains and Pope Souvenir Sheets of 1

Congo Democratic Republic 2005 Trains and Pope Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 1

2005 Turtles Souvenir Sheet of 4

Congo Democratic Republic 2005 Turtles Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

In 2006 a complete halt in the production of illegal stamps in the name of the Congo Democratic Republic happened. The reasons why will never be known except that due to dealing with Impressor S.A. it is believed that they convinced the illegal stamp producers (if not themselves) to stop all production of the counterfeits in the expectation of gaining new contracts with the incoming new government. Impressor S.A. continued to produce unissued stamps in the name of the Congo Democratic Republic.

It was not until 2008 that more verified counterfeit illegal stamps appeared again.

To be continued.....

Return to Congo Democratic Republic Illegal Stamps Introduction Page here

References taken from:
Online Major Catalogs
Major Stamp Catalogs
Internet Research

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