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IVORY COAST ILLEGAL STAMPS
2012
Cote d'Ivoire

Information and Reference of Illegal Stamps for the Ivory Coast Created in 2012

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The following images are of illegal stamps produced for the Ivory Coast. 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.

To verify what stamps are real and legitimate for the Ivory coast visit the UPU WNS website and look at the Cote d'Ivoire section.

The Universal Postal Union WNS website

According to the postal administration for the Ivory Coast all officially issued stamps for the Ivory Coast starting in 2002 are listed on the WNS website and are updated to the present time. This means that if the stamp is not listed on the WNS system that it is an illegal stamp. There is no argument against this that can be made. If you have an argument against any of the following determined illegal stamp issues as to their validity, then take it up with the Ivory Coast postal administration. You will find...you cannot win. You can also 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.

In 2004 when the Ivory Coast produced circular 63 they did not know that there were more illegal stamps that were being circulated than what they listed. This has occurred for many of the victim countries. To correct it I have researched them all using the major catalog listings and the WNS system as reference to what was officially issued.

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 (2018) 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 and search terms.

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.

2012

Due to political conflicts stamp production virtually ceased for the Ivory Coast. In 2008 two stamps were officially issued. After that it was not until 2013 that any more official stamps were issued for the Ivory Coast according to the WNS system.

It is strange that illegal stamp production virtually ceased between the years 2005 until 2009. See the previous pages to see what happened.

In 2012 illegal stamp production in the name of the Ivory Coast virtually doubled. Other illegal stamp producers began circulating their fake stamps and new styles are introduced. Marlen stamps from this point was and is a very heavy player in the game, proliferating the illegal stamps of certain styles including fake covers with fake cancels on eBay. Never once mentioning anything about their nature. Other illegal stamp sellers do like to at least put "private" or "cinderella" (which they are not) to let collectors know they are not official. What I am seeing with Marlen though is complete deceit....
For this and to show just how many this dealer is trying to move on eBay, I will note his images.

Any stamps with the Cote d'Ivoire country name on them dating 2009 through 2012 are illegal stamps. There is no denial of that fact.

Following are images of the illegal stamps I have found offered for the Ivory coast dating 2012. 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.

2012 Aircraft Carriers in Sheetlets of 6

Ivory Coast 2012 Aircraft Carriers Illegal Stamp Sheetlets of 6

2012 Aircraft Carriers in Souvenir Sheets of 4

Ivory Coast 2012 Aircraft Carriers Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 4

2012 Astronomers Telescopes in Souvenir Sheet of 4

Ivory Coast 2012 Astronomers Telescopes Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2012 Astronomers Telescopes in Souvenir Sheet of 1

Note the watermark on the image. Seller asking $45.00 for it! Really???

Ivory Coast 2012 Astronomers Telescopes Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 1

2012 Battle of Borodino in Souvenir Sheet of 1

Ivory Coast 2012 Battle of Borodino Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 1

2012 Birds in Souvenir Sheets of 2

Who is this stampgroup.eu anyway?

Ivory Coast 2012 Birds Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 2

2012 Birth Anniversary Space Wernher von Braun in Souvenir Sheet of 4

Ivory Coast 2012 Birth Anniversary Space Wernher von Braun Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2012 Birth Anniversary Space Wernher von Braun in Souvenir Sheet of 1

Ivory Coast 2012 Birth Anniversary Space Wernher von Braun Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 1

2012 Birth Anniversary Marc Chagall in Souvenir Sheet of 4

Ivory Coast 2012 Birth Anniversary Marc Chagall Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2012 Birth Anniversary Marc Chagall in Souvenir Sheet of 1

Ivory Coast 2012 Birth Anniversary Marc Chagall Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 1

2012 Butterflies in Souvenir Sheet of 4

Ivory Coast 2012 Butterflies Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2012 Butterflies in Souvenir Sheets of 2

Ivory Coast 2012 Butterflies Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 2

2012 Butterflies in Souvenir Sheet of 1

Ivory Coast 2012 Butterflies Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 1

2012 China Communism in Souvenir Sheet of 1

Ivory Coast 2012 China Communism Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 1

2012 China Diaoyu Islands in Pane of 24 Plus 4 Labels

Ivory Coast 2012 China Diaoyu Islands Illegal Stamp Pane of 24 Plus 4 Labels

2012 Composers Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Stravinsky in Souvenir Sheets of 4

Ivory Coast 2012 Composers Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Stravinsky Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 4

2012 Concorde Jules Verne in Souvenir Sheet of 4

Ivory Coast 2012 Concorde Jules Verne Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2012 Concorde Female Pilots in Souvenir Sheets of 2

Ivory Coast 2012 Concorde Female Pilots Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 2

2012 Concorde Sputnik in Souvenir Sheet of 4

Ivory Coast 2012 Concorde Sputnik Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2012 Death Anniversary Princess Diana in Souvenir Sheet of 4

Ivory Coast 2012 Death Anniversary Princess Diana Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2012 Death Anniversary Princess Diana in Souvenir Sheet of 1

Ivory Coast 2012 Death Anniversary Princess Diana Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 1

2012 Death Anniversary Alexandre Pouchkine in Souvenir Sheet of 4

Ivory Coast 2012 Death Anniversary Alexandre Pouchkine Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2012 Death Anniversary Alexandre Pouchkine in Souvenir Sheet of 1

Ivory Coast 2012 Death Anniversary Alexandre Pouchkine Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 1

2012 Dinosaurs in Souvenir Sheet of 4

Ivory Coast 2012 Dinosaurs Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2012 Famous Leaders in Souvenir Sheets of 1

This "set" was extended on in 2013.

Ivory Coast 2012 Famous Leaders Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 1 (part 1)

Ivory Coast 2012 Famous Leaders Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 1 (part 2)

Ivory Coast 2012 Famous Leaders Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 1 (part 3)

2012 Leonard de Vinci in Souvenir Sheets of 1

Ivory Coast 2012 Leonard de Vinci Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 1

2012 Lighthouses and Great Voyagers in Souvenir Sheet of 4

Ivory Coast 2012 Lighthouses and Great Voyagers Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2012 Lighthouses and Great Voyagers in Souvenir Sheet of 1

Ivory Coast 2012 Lighthouses and Great Voyagers Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 1

2012 Marine Fauna in Souvenir Sheet of 4

Ivory Coast 2012 Marine Fauna Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2012 Marine Fauna in Souvenir Sheet of 1

Ivory Coast 2012 Marine Fauna Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 1

2012 Mar Rover in Souvenir Sheet of 4

Ivory Coast 2012 Mars Rover Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2012 Minerals in Souvenir Sheet of 4

Ivory Coast 2012 Minerals Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2012 Minerals in Souvenir Sheet of 1

Ivory Coast 2012 Minerals Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 1

2012 Mushrooms in Souvenir Sheet of 4

Ivory Coast 2012 Mushrooms Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2012 Mushrooms in Souvenir Sheet of 1

Ivory Coast 2012 Mushrooms Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 1

2012 October Revolution Russia in Souvenir Sheet of 4

Now why would anyone in the Ivory Coast be interested in the Ocotober Revolution?

Ivory Coast 2012 October Revolution Russia Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2012 Olympic Games London in Souvenir Sheet of 4

Ivory Coast 2012 Olympic Games London Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2012 Olympic Games London in Souvenir Sheet of 2

Ivory Coast 2012 Olympic Games London Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 2

2012 Olympic Games Pierre de Coubertin in Souvenir Sheet of 2

Ivory Coast 2012 Olympic Games Pierre de Coubertin Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 2

2012 Owls in Souvenir Sheet of 4

Ivory Coast 2012 Owls Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2012 Owls in Souvenir Sheet of 1

Ivory Coast 2012 Owls Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 1

2012 Paul Gauguin Fake Maxi-card

I could not find any sales of the stamp by itself. No stamps issued in 2012, therefore this is an illegal stamp on a postcard and that is all it is.

Ivory Coast 2012 Paul Gauguin Fake Maxi-card

2012 Picasso Paintings in Souvenir Sheets of 2

Note the bottom one is "different"

Ivory Coast 2012 Picasso Paintings Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 2

2012 Pope John Paul II in Sheetlet of 15

Ivory Coast 2012 Pope John Paul II Illegal Stamp Sheetlet of 15

2012 Pope John Paul II in Sheetlets of 10

Ivory Coast 2012 Pope John Paul II Illegal Stamp Sheetlets of 10

2012 President of Cote d'Ivoire in Souvenir Sheet of 1

Ivory Coast 2012 President of Cote d'Ivoire Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 1

2012 Rembrandt Paintings in Souvenir Sheets of 1

Ivory Coast 2012 Rembrandt Paintings Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 1

2012 Scientists Niels Bohr in Souvenir Sheet of 2

Ivory Coast 2012 Scientists Niels Bohr Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 2

2012 Scientists Albert Einstein in Souvenir Sheet of 2

Ivory Coast 2012 Scientists Albert Einstein Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 2

2012 Scientists Max Plank in Souvenir Sheet of 2

Ivory Coast 2012 Scientists Max Plank Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 2

2012 Space Stations in Souvenir Sheets of 1

Ivory Coast 2012 Space Stations Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 1

2012 Taipei Art Museum in Souvenir Sheets of 1

Ivory Coast 2012 Taipei Art Museum Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 1

2012 Titanic in Souvenir Sheet of 2

Ivory Coast 2012 Titanic Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 2

2012 Vincent van Gogh Fake Maxi-card

I could not find any sales of the stamp by itself. No stamps issued in 2012, therefore this is an illegal stamp on a postcard and that is all it is.

Ivory Coast 2012 Vincent van Gogh Fake Maxi-card

2012 World War II Bomber Commanders in Souvenir Sheet of 4

Ivory Coast 2012 World War II Bomber Commanders Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2012 World War II Submarine Commanders in Souvenir Sheet of 4

Ivory Coast 2012 World War II Submarine Commanders Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2012 World War II Motorcycle Brigade Commanders in Souvenir Sheet of 4

Ivory Coast 2012 World War II Motorcycle Brigade Commanders Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2012 Year of the Serpent in Souvenir Sheet of 4

Ivory Coast 2012 Year of the Serpent Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2012 Year of the Serpent in Souvenir Sheet of 1

Ivory Coast 2012 Year of the Serpent Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 1

The onslaught of illegal stamps continues at an even worse pace in 2013. Huge sets are produced and some from 2012 are carried forward.

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References taken from:
WNS Website
Major Stamp Catalogs
Internet Research

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