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KYRGYZSTAN ILLEGAL STAMPS
2002 and 2003

Information and Reference of illegal stamps for Kyrgyzstan Dating 2002 and 2003

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You can view what was stated in the circulars on page one.

To find out what stamps are real and legitimate for Kyrgyzstan visit their own website.

The Kyrgyz Republic State Enterprise Kyrgyz Stamp

visit the UPU WNS website.

The Universal Postal Union WNS website

I have found the Colnet online catalog to be very helpful. You will see the illegal stamps differ greatly from genuine issues.

The Colnet Online Catalog for Kyrgyzstan

Some of the illegal stamps are shown in their Cinderella section and noted as such. It is extremely incomplete though and some have dating errors.

The Colnet Online Catalog Illegal Stamp Section for Kyrgyzstan

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

The Stampworld Online Catalog for Kyrgyzstan

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. Catalogs like Michel and Yvert appear to have been influenced by the sellers of illegal stamps getting some listed in their catalogs. Sorry to say but they are betraying the honor and trust of the stamp collecting community by allowing these criminals to influence them.

Here we go!

UPDATED 2020

When I created these pages in 2018, a lot of information has been discovered since then. I found better images for some of the illegal stamps and found more of them as well. Links to the online catalogs for references are added as well as new notes. Hopefully this new information will help even more collectors and dealers to become aware and spread the word on this scourge on our hobby.

Many of the following illegal stamps can be found as imperforates and on fake First Day covers.
Most times now (2018) the souvenir sheet sets and sheetlet sets are sold individually. In some cases 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 have and will only be supporting illegal stamp makers who are only ripping you off.

2002

In 2002 fewer illegal stamps appear to have been produced. By this time three UPU circulars had already been published and many dealers and the societies had become aware and were already rejecting them. Because of the reduction of counterfeit illegal stamps, it shows that the British producer stopped producing as many of them for Kyrgyzstan out of fear of retaliation.

Noting again that these illegal stamp producing criminal is repetative in nature. Using the same topics over and over again year after year. Whatever sold last year, they produce in similar fashion again the next year. Harry Potter is a good example. In 2001 one souvenir sheet. Must have sold well because in 2002 they produced an illegal stamp sheetlet of nine and four illegal stamp souvenir sheets for the Harry Potter topic.

2002 Britney Spears Illegal Stamp Sheetlet of Nine

Kyrgyzstan 2002 Britney Spears Illegal Stamp Sheetlet of Nine

2002 Dogs Illegal Stamp Sheetlets of Nine

Here again we see that because dogs are a popular topic, this illegal stamp producer pumps out three more fake sheetlets. Note again the illegal usage of the Scouts logo.

Kyrgyzstan 2002 Dogs Illegal Stamp Sheetlets of Nine

There is a counterfeit illegal stamp souvenir sheet of 3 of Fantasy Art by Dorian Cleavenger that is a bit too erotic to display.

2002 Dutch Royal Wedding Illegal Stamp Sheetlet of Nine

Kyrgyzstan 2002 Dutch Royal Wedding Illegal Stamp Sheetlet of Nine

2002 Dutch Royal Wedding Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of One

Kyrgyzstan 2002 Dutch Royal Wedding Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of One

2002 60th Anniversary Grand Prix Formula 1 Illegal Stamp Sheetlet of Nine

Kyrgyzstan 2002 60th Anniversary Grand Prix Formula 1 Illegal Stamp Sheetlet of Nine

2002 Harry Potter Illegal Stamp Sheetlet of Nine

This sheetlet is described and denounced in circular 172.

Kyrgyzstan 2002 Harry Potter Illegal Stamp Sheetlet of Nine

2002 Harry Potter Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of One

Kyrgyzstan 2002 Harry Potter Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of One (Part 1)
Kyrgyzstan 2002 Harry Potter Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of One (Part 2)

2002 Madonna Illegal Stamp Sheetlet of Nine

Kyrgyzstan 2002 Madonna Illegal Stamp Sheetlet of Nine

2002 Merry christmas Looney Tunes Cartoons Illegal Stamp Sheetlets of Nine

This sheetlet is described and denounced in circular 172.

Kyrgyzstan 2002 Merry christmas Looney Tunes Cartoons Illegal Stamp Sheetlets of Nine

2002 MTV Music Awards Illegal Stamp Sheetlet of Nine

Kyrgyzstan 2002 MTV Music Awards Illegal Stamp Sheetlet of Nine

2002 Paul Cezanne Paintings Illegal Stamp Sheetlet of Nine

It is possible this sheetlet goes with the 2001 sheetlet and the seller listed under the wrong year. Both images too small to see the dates.
The very tiny images of illegal stamps were mostly taken from the Stampdile/Avion Stamps network database and are only used on this site because I could not find them available on the major auction websites at the time I created these pages. should I find better images in the future or you can provide one, I will update.
The use of tiny images by some illegal stamp sellers is preferred to avoid detection and to make things like the year hard to detect. Because illegal stamps and forgery stamp offers are so rampant on eBay and other venues, those sites should demand clear large images of the stamps on all offerings. Also sellers should not be allowed to place a "generic" image in the stamps categories. It provides bad sellers the ability to send defective stamps and undetected forgeries in place of the generic image provided.

Kyrgyzstan 2002 Paul Cezanne Paintings Illegal Stamp Sheetlet of Nine

2002 Pope John Paul II Visit to Poland Illegal Stamp Sheetlet of Nine

Kyrgyzstan 2002 Pope John Paul II Visit to Poland Illegal Stamp Sheetlet of Nine

2002 Princess Diana Illegal Stamp Sheetlets of Nine

Kyrgyzstan 2002 Princess Diana Illegal Stamp Sheetlet of Nine (Sheet 1)
Kyrgyzstan 2002 Princess Diana Illegal Stamp Sheetlet of Nine (Sheet 2)

2002 Queen Rock Band Illegal Stamp Sheetlet of Nine

Kyrgyzstan 2002 Queen Rock Band Illegal Stamp Sheetlet of Nine

2002 Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Illegal Stamp Sheetlet of Nine

Kyrgyzstan 2002 Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Illegal Stamp Sheetlet of Nine

2002 Top Models Illegal Stamp Sheetlet of Nine

Kyrgyzstan 2002 Top Models Illegal Stamp Sheetlet of Nine

2002 The West Wing Illegal Stamp Sheetlet of Nine

Kyrgyzstan 2002 The West Wing Illegal Stamp Sheetlet of Nine

2002 World Cup Soccer Football Illegal Stamp Sheetlet of Nine

Kyrgyzstan 2002 World Cup Soccer Football Illegal Stamp Sheetlet of Nine

2002 World Cup Soccer Football Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of Three

Kyrgyzstan 2002 World Cup Soccer Football Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of Three

2003

In 2003 the last circular for Kyrgyzstan was published. We can see that Kyrgyzstan only knew of a very small percentage of the illegal stamps that were being produced in their countries name and were not even up to date on these 2003 illegal stamp issues.

2003 Angelina Jolie Illegal Stamp Sheetlet of Nine

Kyrgyzstan 2003 Angelina Jolie Illegal Stamp Sheetlet of Nine

2003 Famous Paintings Illegal Stamp Sheetlet of Six

Kyrgyzstan 2003 Famous Paintings Illegal Stamp Sheetlet of Six

2003 Beyonce Knowles Illegal Stamp Sheetlet of Nine

Kyrgyzstan 2003 Beyonce Knowles Illegal Stamp Sheetlet of Nine

2003 Britney Spears Illegal Stamp Sheetlet of Nine

Kyrgyzstan 2003 Britney Spears Illegal Stamp Sheetlet of Nine

2003 Cameron Diaz Illegal Stamp Sheetlet of Nine

Kyrgyzstan 2003 Cameron Diaz Illegal Stamp Sheetlet of Nine

2003 Christina Aguilera Illegal Stamp Sheetlet of Nine

Kyrgyzstan 2003 Christina Aguilera Illegal Stamp Sheetlet of Nine

2003 Dinosaurs Illegal Stamp Sheetlet of Six

Again, illegal usage of the Rotary International logo.

Kyrgyzstan 2003 Dinosaurs Illegal Stamp Sheetlet of Six

2003 Dinosaurs Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of One

Kyrgyzstan 2003 Dinosaurs Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of One

2003 Elvis Presley Illegal Stamp Sheetlet of Six

Kyrgyzstan 2003 Elvis Presley Illegal Stamp Sheetlet of Six

2003 Elvis Presley Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of Three

Kyrgyzstan 2003 Elvis Presley Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of Three

2003 Halle Berry Illegal Stamp Sheetlet of Nine

Kyrgyzstan 2003 Halle Berry Illegal Stamp Sheetlet of Nine

2003 Kylie Minogue Illegal Stamp Sheetlet of Nine

Kyrgyzstan 2003 Kylie Minogue Illegal Stamp Sheetlet of Nine

2003 Madonna Illegal Stamp Sheetlet of Nine

Kyrgyzstan 2003 Madonna Illegal Stamp Sheetlet of Nine

2003 Mariah Carey Illegal Stamp Sheetlet of Nine

Kyrgyzstan 2003 Mariah Carey Illegal Stamp Sheetlet of Nine

2003 Marilyn Monroe Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of Two

Kyrgyzstan 2003 Marilyn Monroe Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of Two

2003 Personalities on Mars Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of Two

Kyrgyzstan 2003 Personalities on Mars Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of Two

2003 Pop Singers Illegal Stamp Sheetlets of Six

Many times described only by one of the singers like Madonna, Kylie Minogue, Melanie C. and so forth.

Kyrgyzstan 2003 Pop Singers Illegal Stamp Sheetlets of Six

2003 Pope John Paul II Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of Three

We have on the left the counterfeit souvenir sheet from 2001 being reproduced with new 2003 inscriptions. Sorry the image is unclear but numerous sellers of these verify it is inscribed 2003. This shows how these counterfeit producers retain everything to print the same counterfeit illegal stamps over and over again depending on the sales. In this sense it proves no counterfeit illegal stamp is "rare".

Kyrgyzstan 2003 Pope John Paul II Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of Three

2003 Shakira Illegal Stamp Sheetlet of Nine

Kyrgyzstan 2003 Shakira Illegal Stamp Sheetlet of Nine

2003 Soccer (Football) Manchester United Illegal Stamp Sheetlet of Nine

Kyrgyzstan 2003 Soccer (Football) Manchester United Illegal Stamp Sheetlet of Nine

2003 Soccer (Football) Real Madrid CF Illegal Stamp Sheetlet of Nine

Kyrgyzstan 2003 Soccer (Football) Real Madrid CF Illegal Stamp Sheetlet of Nine

The production and proliferation of illegal stamps continues.....

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References taken from:
U.P.U. Circulars
Scott Stamp Catalog
The Kyrgyz Republic State Enterprise Kyrgyz Stamp Website
Internet Research

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