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GABON ILLEGAL STAMPS

Information and Reference of Counterfeit Illegal Stamps for Gabon

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Online research shows that the first counterfeit illegal stamps in the name of Gabon (Republique Gabonaise) were produced in 2006. Although Gabon is a member of the Universal Postal Union, up to this time (January 2020) they have never formally posted a UPU circular denouncing any of them. We are working toward having this done soon.

The following images are of counterfeit illegal stamps produced in the name of Gabon. Please remember that the producers of these illegal stamps are not only greedy, they are crude and sometimes disgusting which is the nature of these people.

To find out what stamps are real and legitimate for Gabon visit the UPU WNS website and look at the Gabon section.

The Universal Postal Union WNS website

I have found the Colnet online catalog to be very helpful as well.

The Colnet Online Catalog for Gabon

I have found the Stampworld.com Catalog to be very helpful as well.

The Stampworld Online Catalog for Gabon

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!

All of the following illegal stamps can be found as imperforates. Many are found as color proofs and many fake First Day Covers have been produced as well.
Many times now (2020) the souvenir sheet sets are separated and are sold individually. Many times the stamps have been removed from the souvenir sheets. All of these "tactics" are used to avoid detection by UPU circular descriptions and/or experts like myself.

Sellers that call these "private", "locals", "cinderellas", "unauthorized" are deceiving you. They are counterfeit 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.

2006

The first sets produced in the name of Gabon were created by the British counterfeit producer I reference on many pages for many countries. This producer was heavily into producing counterfeits in the name of many countries starting in the early 1990"s. For some reason he avoided Gabon until 2006. Probably because he was too busy producing them in the name of so many other countries. Sadly, he set his greedy eyes on Gabon and in 2006 the nightmare began for this country.

This page is the first of many I will present documenting the history of the production. You will see that each year things became worse and worse as the country and the UPU have done nothing to stop the producers. You will see how other producers joined in on the fray. You will see the number of counterfeits increase dramatically in present years as the producers and distributors are emboldened by the lack of response from the country and the UPU and the stamp collecting community as a whole to this crime against everyone worldwide.

It must be stopped!

According to the WNS system no stamps are registered to have been issued in 2006. There are no listings of stamps issued for Gabon in 2006 on the Colnet Catalog. On the Stampworld catalog there is a listing for one stamp being "issued". Thus we have a conflict. According to sellers the stamp is numbered 1683 in the Michel Catalog. Why is it only listed there? We have seen many cases where the catalog lists unissued stamps, rejected stamps and even illegal stamps due to dealer or agency influences. Any way you look at it this stamp appears to have a shady background. Because Michel is listing it, it is being allowed to be sold. More research is needed. Try to find a cover with it on it. I have seen problem stamps with this printer in other countries as well.

Why is this ITVF printer only here in this year? Before for years were the security printers Cartor, Walsall and Beijing. After Cartor pretty much dominates to present times. Why is it only listed in Michel?

Gabon 2006 Soccer Fairplay Michel Catalog No. 1683
Issued when? Printer is ITVF
Gabon 2006 Soccer Fairplay Michel Catalog No. 1683

In 2006 the British producer started slow. Using the Impressor style of sheets he produced three different topics.

2006 Birds of Prey in Sheet of 9

Gabon 2006 Birds of Prey Illegal Stamp Sheet of 9

2006 Classic Film Posters in Sheet of 9

Gabon 2006 Classic Film Posters Illegal Stamp Sheet of 9

2006 Olympics Peking 2008 in Sheet of 9

Gabon 2006 Olympics Peking 2008 Illegal Stamp Sheet of 9

2007

In 2007 according to the WNS system Gabon issued one stamp. Both the Colnet and Stampworld catalogs are in agreement with this.

Gabon 2007 RAPAC (Réseau des Aires Protégées de l’Afrique Centrale) Scott Catalog No. 1070
Issued May 11, 2007 Printer is Cartor
Gabon 2007 RAPAC (Réseau des Aires Protégées de l’Afrique Centrale) Scott Catalog No. 1070

Therefore, any stamp dating 2007 in the name of Gabon other than the issue shown above is a COUNTERFEIT ILLEGAL STAMP!

It appears the British producer "laid low" in 2007. Possible that sales of the previous Gabon counterfeit sheets did not do well. Then again the producer was probably again too busy with production of counterfeits in the name of other countries in this year.

I could only find this one counterfeit souvenir sheet being offered online dating 2007.

2007 Space Progress of China Yang Liwei (astronaut) and Yao Ming (basketball player) in Souvenir Sheet of 1

Gabon 2007 Space Progress of China Yang Liwei (astronaut) and Yao Ming (basketball player) Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 1

2008

In 2008 Gabon issued 12 stamps according to the WNS system. Both the Colnet and Stampworld catalogs are in agreement with this.

Gabon 2008 80 Years of Petroleum Exploration Scott Catalog No. 1076a
Issued March 5, 2008 Printer is Cartor
Gabon 2008 80 Years of Petroleum Exploration Scott Catalog No. 1076a

Gabon 2008 Petroleum Industry through the eyes of Children Scott Catalog No. 1077
Issued September 25, 2008 Printer is Cartor
Gabon 2008 Petroleum Industry through the eyes of Children Scott Catalog No. 1077

Gabon 2008 41st Anniversary of the Accession of President Bongo Ondimba Scott Catalog No. 1078-1079
Issued December 5, 2008 Printer is unknown
Gabon 2008 41st Anniversary of the Accession of President Bongo Ondimba Scott Catalog No. 1078-1079

Therefore, any stamp dating 2008 in the name of Gabon other than the issues shown above is a COUNTERFEIT ILLEGAL STAMP!

In 2008 the British producer began to increase production of counterfeit illegal stamps in the name of Gabon.

2008 Fauna of Gabon in Souvenir Sheet of 1

Gabon 2008 Fauna of Gabon Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 1

2008 Mahatma Gandhi in Souvenir Sheet of 1

Gabon 2008 Mahatma Gandhi Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 1

2008 Nelson Mandela in Souvenir Sheet of 1

Gabon 2008 Nelson Mandela Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 1

2008 Nobel Prize Winner Lev D. Landau in Souvenir Sheet of 1

Gabon 2008 Nobel Prize Winner Lev D. Landau Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 1

2008 Orchids and Minerals in Souvenir Sheet of 1

Gabon 2008 Orchids and Minerals Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 1

2008 Space Yuri Gagarin in Souvenir Sheet of 1

Gabon 2008 Space Yuri Gagarin Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 1

In 2009 the British producer began producing series with color proofs and deluxe sheets offered at extreme prices.

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References taken from:
Major Stamp Catalogs
Internet Research

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