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MALI ILLEGAL STAMPS
2014

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.

2014

In 2014 the production of counterfeit illegal stamps in the name of Mali continues unhindered.

In 2014 Mali officially issue 5 stamps according to the circular. The WNS system and the Colnet Online Catalog show this.

Mali 2014 Serval - The World to the rescue of Mali
Issued January 11, 2014 Printer is Phil@poste
Mali 2014 Serval - The World to the rescue of Mali

It is therefore a fact that any stamp dating 2014 (other than the above stamp issues) in the name of Mali is a counterfeit illegal stamp!

Following are images of the illegal stamps I have found offered for Mali dating 2014. 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.

2014 Butterflies Souvenir Sheets of 4

Mali 2014 Butterflies Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 4

2014 Butterflies and Orchids Souvenir Sheet of 2

Noting that in this year the counterfeit producers used the same "style" as the previous "topic plus Scouts Logo" style, replacing the Scouts logo with titles.

Mali 2014 Butterflies and Orchids Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 2

2014 Dinosaurs and Minerals Souvenir Sheet of 2

Mali 2014 Dinosaurs and Minerals Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 2

2014 Dolphins and Shells Souvenir Sheet of 2

Mali 2014 Dolphins and Shells Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 2

2014 Events Souvenir Sheet of 4

Mali 2014 Events Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2014 Events Souvenir Sheet of 4 Color Proof Set

These are worth as much as the souvenir sheet they are made for. Nothing.....

Mali 2014 Events Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4 Color Proof Set

2014 Geologists and Minerals Souvenir Sheets of 3

Mali 2014 Geologists and Minerals Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 3

2014 Geologists and Minerals Souvenir Sheets of 1

Mali 2014 Geologists and Minerals Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 1

2014 Harry Potter Souvenir Sheets of 4

Mali 2014 Harry Potter Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 4

2014 Hummingbirds and Peonies Souvenir Sheet of 2

Mali 2014 Hummingbirds and Peonies Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 2

2014 Lepidopterists and Butterflies Souvenir Sheets of 3

Mali 2014 Lepidopterists and Butterflies Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 3

2014 Lepidopterists and Butterflies Souvenir Sheets of 1

Mali 2014 Lepidopterists and Butterflies Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 1

2014 Locomotives Souvenir Sheets of 4

Mali 2014 Locomotives Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 4

2014 Mushrooms Souvenir Sheets of 4

Mali 2014 Mushrooms Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 4

2014 Nobel Prize Souvenir Sheets of 1

Mali 2014 Nobel Prize Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 1 (Part 1)
Mali 2014 Nobel Prize Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 1 (Part 2)
Mali 2014 Nobel Prize Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 1 (Part 3)

2014 Ornithologists and Birds Souvenir Sheets of 3

Mali 2014 Ornithologists and Birds Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 3

2014 Ornithologists and Birds Souvenir Sheets of 1

Mali 2014 Ornithologists and Birds Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 1

2014 Owls Souvenir Sheet of 4

Mali 2014 Owls Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2014 Owls and Mushrooms Souvenir Sheet of 2

Mali 2014 Owls and Mushrooms Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 2

2014 Paleontologists and Dinosaurs Souvenir Sheets of 3

Mali 2014 Paleontologists and Dinosaurs Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 3

2014 Paleontologists and Dinosaurs Souvenir Sheets of 1

Mali 2014 Paleontologists and Dinosaurs Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 1

2014 Parrots and Bonzai Souvenir Sheet of 2

Mali 2014 Parrots and Bonzai Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 2

2014 Physicians and Medicine Souvenir Sheets of 3

Mali 2014 Physicians and Medicine Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 3

2014 Physicians and Medicine Souvenir Sheets of 1

Mali 2014 Physicians and Medicine Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 1

2014 Princess Diana Souvenir Sheet of 4

Mali 2014 Princess Diana Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2014 Raptors Souvenir Sheet of 4

Mali 2014 Raptors Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2014 Rhinoceros and Cactus Souvenir Sheet of 2

Mali 2014 Rhinoceros and Cactus Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 2

2014 Space Apollo 11 Souvenir Sheet of 3

Mali 2014 Space Apollo 11 Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 3

2014 Space Apollo 11 Souvenir Sheet of 1

Mali 2014 Space Apollo 11 Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 1

2014 Space Youri Gagarin Souvenir Sheet of 3

Mali 2014 Space Youri Gagarin Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 3

2014 Space Youri Gagarin Souvenir Sheet of 1

Mali 2014 Space Youri Gagarin Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 1

2014 Star Trek Souvenir Sheets of 4

Mali 2014 Star Trek Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 4

2014 The Beatles Souvenir Sheets of 4

Mali 2014 The Beatles Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 4

2014 Turtles Souvenir Sheet of 4

Mali 2014 Turtles Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2014 Whales and Lighthouses Souvenir Sheet of 2

Mali 2014 Whales and Lighthouses Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 2

2014 World Cup Soccer Souvenir Sheet of 4

Mali 2014 World Cup Soccer Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2014 World Cup Soccer Souvenir Sheet of 2

Mali 2014 World Cup Soccer Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 2

2014 Year of the Goat Souvenir Sheet of 4

Mali 2014 Year of the Goat Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2014 Year of the Goat Souvenir Sheet of 1

Mali 2014 Year of the Goat Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 1

In 2015 the production of illegal stamps in the name of Mali continues at the same pace.

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

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