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MALI ILLEGAL STAMPS
2009

Information and Reference of illegal stamps for Mali according to U.P.U. Circular 72

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The Universal Postal Union published Circular No. 72 on May 5, 2014 denouncing illegal stamps at the request of the Postal Administration for Mali. This Circular was validated by Ms. Juliana Nel, Director of Markets Development of the UPU Secretariat, who was the senior officer at that time overseeing philatelic issues. Here is a .pdf file of the circular.

UPU Circular Number 72

The circular describes all the sets that were officially issued and denounces all others. The issues described are all dated between 2002 and 2014. I note that several of the issues announced as official issues in the circular are not listed in the WNS system nor on the Colnet Catalog. Why?

The following images are of illegal stamps produced for Mali. 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 find out what stamps are real and legitimate for Mali visit the UPU WNS website and look at the Mali section.

The Universal Postal Union WNS website

I have found the Colnet online catalog to be helpful as well although there are "conflicts" between what is listed there and what is on the WNS system.

The Colnet Online Catalog for Mali

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.

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.

2009

In 2009 the nightmare production of counterfeit illegal stamps in the name of Mali resumed. From this point on illegal stamps have and are being produced in the name of Mali to this day!

In 2009 Mali officially issue 2 stamps according to the circular. The WNS system and the Colnet Online Catalog do not show this. There is therefore a discrepancy. There are numerous used examples I have found online.
I could only find the 195F value. There is supposedly a 485F value as well.

Mali 2009 Breastfeeding Our Children
Issued July 20, 2009 Printer is Aucun according to the Stampworld.com website
Mali 2009 Breastfeeding Our Children

Therefore any stamp dating 2009 in the name of Mali other than the above stamp issue is a counterfeit illegal stamp!

Following are images of the illegal stamps I have found offered for Mali dating 2009. 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.

2009 Albert Einstein Souvenir Sheet of 1

Mali 2009 Albert Einstein Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 1

2009 Albert Schweitzer Souvenir Sheet of 1

Mali 2009 Albert Schweitzer Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 1

2009 Apollo 11 Souvenir Sheet of 1

Mali 2009 Apollo 11 Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 1

2009 Apollo-Soyuz Souvenir Sheet of 1

Mali 2009 Apollo-Soyuz Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 1

2009 Apollo-Soyuz Fake Proof

Here we have a fake proof of the Apollo-Soyuz Gagarin illegal stamp. Note the signature. Find the designer who signed it (if the signature is authentic) and you find the producer.
The seller of this is asking a lot for it. It is basically of no value because the stamp is fake!

Mali 2009 Apollo-Soyuz Illegal Stamp Fake Proof

2009 Aviation Evolution Souvenir Sheet of 1

Mali 2009 Aviation Evolution Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 1

2009 Charles Darwin Souvenir Sheet of 2

The new "circle" illegal stamp design is introduced.

Mali 2009 Charles Darwin Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 2

2009 Charlie Chaplin Souvenir Sheet of 1

Mali 2009 Charlie Chaplin Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 1

2009 Christopher Columbus Souvenir Sheet of 2

Mali 2009 Christopher Columbus Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 2

2009 Concorde Souvenir Sheet of 1

Mali 2009 Concorde Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 1

2009 Pierre de Coubertin Souvenir Sheet of 1

Mali 2009 Pierre de Coubertin Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 1

2009 Elvis Presley and Harley Davidson Motorcycle Souvenir Sheet of 2

Mali 2009 Elvis Presley and Harley Davidson Motorcycle Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 2

Female Nobel Prize Winners

This is the beginning of the Nobel Prize illegal stamp concept. apparently they sold well as the producers continued this concept in 2011 to present day for Mali.

2009 Female Nobel Prize Winner for Chemistry Irene Joliot Curie with Orchid and Butterfly Souvenir Sheet of 2

Mali 2009 Female Nobel Prize Winner for Chemistry Irene Joliot Curie and Butterfly Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 2

2009 Female Nobel Prize Winner for Peace Jane Addams with Orchid and Butterfly Souvenir Sheet of 2

Mali 2009 Female Nobel Prize Winner for Peace Jane Addams and Butterfly Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 2

2009 Female Nobel Prize Winner for Peace Emily Greene Balch with Orchid and Butterfly Souvenir Sheet of 2

Mali 2009 Female Nobel Prize Winner for Peace Emily Greene Balch and Butterfly Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 2

2009 Female Nobel Prize Winner for Peace Shirin Ebadi with Orchid and Butterfly Souvenir Sheet of 2

Mali 2009 Female Nobel Prize Winner for Peace Shirin Ebadi and Butterfly Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 2

2009 Female Nobel Prize Winner for Peace Aung San Suu Kyi with Orchid and Butterfly Souvenir Sheet of 2

Mali 2009 Female Nobel Prize Winner for Peace Aung San Suu Kyi and Butterfly Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 2

2009 Female Nobel Prize Winner for Peace Wangari Maathai with Orchid and Butterfly Souvenir Sheet of 2

Mali 2009 Female Nobel Prize Winner for Peace Wangari Maathai and Butterfly Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 2

2009 Female Nobel Prize Winner for Peace Mairead Corrigan Maguire with Orchid and Butterfly Souvenir Sheet of 2

Mali 2009 Female Nobel Prize Winner for Peace Mairead Corrigan Maguire and Butterfly Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 2

2009 Female Nobel Prize Winner for Peace Alva Reimer Myrdal with Orchid and Butterfly Souvenir Sheet of 2

Mali 2009 Female Nobel Prize Winner for Peace Alva Reimer Myrdal and Butterfly Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 2

2009 Female Nobel Prize Winner for Peace Baroness Bertha von Suttner with Orchid and Butterfly Souvenir Sheet of 2

Mali 2009 Female Nobel Prize Winner for Peace Baroness Bertha von Suttner and Butterfly Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 2

2009 Female Nobel Prize Winner for Peace Mere Teresa with Orchid and Butterfly Souvenir Sheet of 2

Mali 2009 Female Nobel Prize Winner for Peace Mere Teresa and Butterfly Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 2

2009 Female Nobel Prize Winner for Peace Rigoberta Menchu Tum with Orchid and Butterfly Souvenir Sheet of 2

Mali 2009 Female Nobel Prize Winner for Peace Rigoberta Menchu Tum and Butterfly Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 2

2009 Female Nobel Prize Winner for Peace Betty Williams with Orchid and Butterfly Souvenir Sheet of 2

Mali 2009 Female Nobel Prize Winner for Peace Betty Williams and Butterfly Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 2

2009 Female Nobel Prize Winner for Peace Jody Williams with Orchid and Butterfly Souvenir Sheet of 2

Mali 2009 Female Nobel Prize Winner for Peace Jody Williams and Butterfly Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 2

2009 Female Nobel Prize Winner for Physics Maria Goeppert Mayer with Orchid and Butterfly Souvenir Sheet of 2

Mali 2009 Female Nobel Prize Winner for Physics Maria Goeppert Mayer and Butterfly Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 2

2009 Female Nobel Prize Winner for Physiology and Medicine Linda B. Buck with Orchid and Butterfly Souvenir Sheet of 2

Mali 2009 Female Nobel Prize Winner for Physiology and Medicine Linda B. Buck and Butterfly Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 2

2009 Female Nobel Prize Winner for Physiology and Medicine Gerty Theresa Radnitz Cori with Orchid and Butterfly Souvenir Sheet of 2

Mali 2009 Female Nobel Prize Winner for Physiology and Medicine Gerty Theresa Radnitz Cori and Butterfly Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 2

2009 Female Nobel Prize Winner for Physiology and Medicine Gertrude Elion with Orchid and Butterfly Souvenir Sheet of 2

Mali 2009 Female Nobel Prize Winner for Physiology and Medicine Gertrude Elion and Butterfly Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 2

2009 Female Nobel Prize Winner for Physiology and Medicine Barbara McClintock with Orchid and Butterfly Souvenir Sheet of 2

Mali 2009 Female Nobel Prize Winner for Physiology and Medicine Barbara McClintock and Butterfly Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 2

2009 Female Nobel Prize Winner for Physiology and Medicine Rita Levi Montalcini with Orchid and Butterfly Souvenir Sheet of 2

Mali 2009 Female Nobel Prize Winner for Physiology and Medicine Rita Levi Montalcini and Butterfly Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 2

2009 Female Nobel Prize Winner for Physiology and Medicine Christiane Nusslein Volhard with Orchid and Butterfly Souvenir Sheet of 2

Mali 2009 Female Nobel Prize Winner for Physiology and Medicine Christiane Nusslein Volhard and Butterfly Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 2

2009 Female Nobel Prize Winner for Physiology and Medicine Rosalyn Yalow with Orchid and Butterfly Souvenir Sheet of 2

Mali 2009 Female Nobel Prize Winner for Physiology and Medicine Rosalyn Yalow and Butterfly Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 2

End of Female Nobel Prize Winners

2009 Henry Dunant Red Cross Souvenir Sheet of 1

Mali 2009 Henry Dunant Red Cross Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 1

2009 Isaac Newton Souvenir Sheet of 1

Mali 2009 Isaac Newton Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 1

2009 Marie Curie Souvenir Sheet of 1

Mali 2009 Marie Curie Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 1

2009 Michael Jackson Souvenir Sheet of 1

Mali 2009 Michael Jackson Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 1

2009 Richard Trevithick Locomotives Souvenir Sheet of 1

Mali 2009 Richard Trevithick Locomotives Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 1

2009 Salvador Dali Souvenir Sheet of 1

Mali 2009 Salvador Dali Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 1

2009 Scouts in Mali and Baden Powell and Owl and Butterfly Souvenir Sheet of 2

Mali 2009 Scouts in Mali and Baden Powell and Owl and Butterfly Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 2

2009 Tennis Roger Federer Souvenir Sheet of 1

Mali 2009 Tennis Roger Federer Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 1

2009 Thomas Edison Souvenir Sheet of 1

Mali 2009 Thomas Edison Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 1

In 2010 the production of illegal stamps in the name of Mali exploded!

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References taken from:
U.P.U. Circular No. 72
Major Stamp Catalogs
Internet Research

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