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SAINT THOMAS AND PRINCE ILLEGAL STAMPS
SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE ILLEGAL STAMPS
São Tomé e Príncipe Illegal Stamps
2015

Information and Reference of illegal stamps for Saint Thomas and Prince Islands dating 2015

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The production of illegal stamps in the name of Saint Thomas and Princwe Islands by the British producer ended in 2006. After that no more illegal stamps appear to have been made. Stamperija continues its domination of producing stamp issues for this country. All are considered abusive issues and are sold only through the agents website directly to collectors and dealers in stamps. It has been told directly to me by the owner of Stamperija that he knows who these producers are and has some control in stopping them in regards to them producing illegal stamps in the name of countries his agency has contracts with. Apparently this is the case with the British producers.

Since the catalogs are listing them there is nothing we can do except complain and point out their own breaking of their rules for listing stamps. The advise again as stated by many including the FIP and so forth is to avoid them all for this country. Prices asked for any stamps of this time era are highly overinflated and meant to reap profits strictly from collectors not savvy to the problem.

I have found the Colnet online catalog to be very helpful as far as what is being listed in the catalogs.

The Colnet Online Catalog for São Tomé e Príncipe

Some of the illegal stamps are shown in their Cinderella section and noted as such. Still nothing close to what is out there as you will see. The 1992 Sea turtle issue is listed in some catalogs and when compared to other issues of the year the cancelled versions match so I believe it to be placed in error as an illegal stamp.

The Colnet Online Catalog Illegal Stamp Section for São Tomé e Príncipe

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

The Stampworld Online Catalog for Sao Tome and Principe

Many of the following illegal stamps can be found as imperforates as well.
Most times now (2021) 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.

2015

In 2015 the Russian based dealers who I believe are also the producers appear. The company is called Topnimarka.com located in Moscow Russia.
They have created a new website called stamps-world.eu as well in 2019. Everything they are selling is fake and counterfeit stamps.
They are mass producing counterfeit illegal stamps in the name of many countries. The "styles" unique to themselves, these people are producing and selling counterfeit stamps at a massive rate dating to current times. They are producing fake stamps for countries controlled by Stamperija. Stamperija's owner has stated that he knows who most of the counterfeit producers are and has some control over stopping their productions at least for countries he has contracts with. This is shown to have happened with Saint Thomas and Prince Islands on the 2006 page. No illegal stamps by the previous producers found after it. This is not the case for this producer. Being located in Russia, I guess they believe that nobody can stop them. I am exposing them which is the first step.
I note that Stamperija knows who these people are and what is being produced. Yet even though they know, they are not warning anyone including the postal authorities of the countries this company is distributing counterfeits in the name of that are contracted by Stamperija.

The Russian based company has produced the following counterfeit illegal stamps dating 2015 in the name of Sao Tome e Principe. They are not commonly seen on the main stamp market because we are fighting for you to keep them off the main market. Should this company be allowed to run accounts on the main stamp venues like eBay and Delcampe, you will see a new flood of illegal stamps worse than ever seen before. This company is consistently trying to create new accounts on the venues to move them into the main stream market. Should you see them on sites like eBay and Delcampe, you can report them to me and I can assure you that they will not be there long!

Sao Tome and Principe Illegal Stamps Dating 2015 Disbursed by Topnimarka.com
Сан-Томе и Принсипи Не настоящие Незаконньӏе Штампьӏ по
topnimarka.com Филателистический салон а также stamps-world.eu

I discovered the company has and will create new illegal stamp sets and "back-date" them as if made in prior years.
I note them as such and tell you when they were really created.

This company has produced several sets and back dated them to look as if they came from even earlier years than 2015 when they started this. Those I am showing you first and then the 2015 counterfeits.

2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver Counterfeit Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 5

This counterfeit set was created in 2017 and back dated 2010. It was never on the market until 2017.

Saint Thomas and Prince Islands 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 5

2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver Counterfeit Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 1

Saint Thomas and Prince Islands 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 1

2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver Counterfeit Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 1

Saint Thomas and Prince Islands 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 1

2012 Olympic Games in London Counterfeit Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

This counterfeit set was created in 2017 and back dated 2012. It was never on the market until 2017.

Saint Thomas and Prince Islands 2012 Olympic Games in London Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2012 Olympic Games in London Counterfeit Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 2

Saint Thomas and Prince Islands 2012 Olympic Games in London Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 2

2012 Olympic Games in London Counterfeit Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 1

Saint Thomas and Prince Islands 2012 Olympic Games in London Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 1

As of June 2021 this company has made and is still selling 18 counterfeit illegal stamp souvenir sheet sets inscribed S. Tome e Principe dating 2015. They have created 7 of those sets after 2015 and back dated them by inscribing them with the year 2015. They can make more dating this year at any time. Avoid them all!

2015 Alexander Pushkin Counterfeit Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

This counterfeit set was created in 2017 and back dated 2015. It was never on the market until 2017.

Saint Thomas and Prince Islands 2015 Alexander Pushkin Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2015 Alexander Pushkin Counterfeit Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 2

Saint Thomas and Prince Islands 2015 Alexander Pushkin Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 2

2015 Alexander Pushkin Counterfeit Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 1

Saint Thomas and Prince Islands 2015 Alexander Pushkin Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 1

In the beginning in 2015 the criminal producer designed these garbage sets of 15 souvenir sheets on more "general" topics to rip off collectors for as much money as they could. Even the focus of the images is dismal to say the least. Avoid!

2015 Cats Counterfeit Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 2

Saint Thomas and Prince Islands 2015 Cats Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 2 (Part 1)
Saint Thomas and Prince Islands 2015 Cats Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 2 (Part 2)

2015 Cats (different) Counterfeit Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 1

Saint Thomas and Prince Islands 2015 Cats (different) Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 1 (Part 1)
Saint Thomas and Prince Islands 2015 Cats (different) Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 1 (Part 2)

2015 Circus Cirque du Soleil Counterfeit Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 2

Saint Thomas and Prince Islands 2015 Circus Cirque du Soleil Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 2 (Part 1)
Saint Thomas and Prince Islands 2015 Circus Cirque du Soleil Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 2 (Part 2)

2015 Circus Cirque du Soleil (different) Counterfeit Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 1

Saint Thomas and Prince Islands 2015 Circus Cirque du Soleil (different) Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 1 (Part 1)
Saint Thomas and Prince Islands 2015 Circus Cirque du Soleil (different) Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 1 (Part 2)

2015 Dinosaurs Counterfeit Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 2

Saint Thomas and Prince Islands 2015 Dinosaurs Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 2 (Part 1)
Saint Thomas and Prince Islands 2015 Dinosaurs Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 2 (Part 2)

2015 Dogs Counterfeit Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

This counterfeit set was created in 2017 and back dated 2015. It was never on the market until 2017.

Saint Thomas and Prince Islands 2015 Dogs Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2015 Dogs Counterfeit Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 2

Saint Thomas and Prince Islands 2015 Dogs Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 2

2015 Dogs Counterfeit Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 1

Saint Thomas and Prince Islands 2015 Dogs Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 1

2015 FIFA World Cup Soccer in Russia in 2018 Counterfeit Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 2

Saint Thomas and Prince Islands 2015 FIFA World Cup Soccer in Russia in 2018 Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 2 (Part 1)
Saint Thomas and Prince Islands 2015 FIFA World Cup Soccer in Russia in 2018 Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 2 (Part 2)

2015 Fish Counterfeit Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 2

Saint Thomas and Prince Islands 2015 Fish Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 2 (Part 1)
Saint Thomas and Prince Islands 2015 Fish Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 2 (Part 2)

2015 Minerals Counterfeit Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 2

Saint Thomas and Prince Islands 2015 Minerals Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 2 (Part 1)
Saint Thomas and Prince Islands 2015 Minerals Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 2 (Part 2)

2015 Minerals (different) Counterfeit Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 2

Saint Thomas and Prince Islands 2015 Minerals (different) Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 2 (Part 1)
Saint Thomas and Prince Islands 2015 Minerals (different) Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 2 (Part 2)

2015 Napoleon Bonaparte Counterfeit Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

This counterfeit set was created in 2020 and back dated 2015. It was never on the market until 2020.

Saint Thomas and Prince Islands 2015 Napoleon Bonaparte Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2015 Napoleon Bonaparte Counterfeit Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 2

Saint Thomas and Prince Islands 2015 Napoleon Bonaparte Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 2

2015 Napoleon Bonaparte Counterfeit Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 1

Saint Thomas and Prince Islands 2015 Napoleon Bonaparte Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 1

2015 Olympic Games in Moscow in 1980 Counterfeit Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

This counterfeit set was created in 2017 and back dated 2015. It was never on the market until 2017.

Saint Thomas and Prince Islands 2015 Olympic Games in Moscow in 1980 Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2015 Olympic Games in Moscow in 1980 Counterfeit Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 2

Saint Thomas and Prince Islands 2015 Olympic Games in Moscow in 1980 Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 2

2015 Olympic Games in Moscow in 1980 Counterfeit Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 1

Saint Thomas and Prince Islands 2015 Olympic Games in Moscow in 1980 Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 1

2015 Olympic Games in Moscow in 1980 Olympiad Champions Counterfeit Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

This counterfeit set was created in 2017 and back dated 2015. It was never on the market until 2017.

Saint Thomas and Prince Islands 2015 Olympic Games in Moscow in 1980 Olympiad Champions Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2015 Olympic Games in Moscow in 1980 Olympiad Champions Counterfeit Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 2

Saint Thomas and Prince Islands 2015 Olympic Games in Moscow in 1980 Olympiad Champions Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 2

2015 Olympic Games in Moscow in 1980 Olympiad Champions Counterfeit Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 1

Saint Thomas and Prince Islands 2015 Olympic Games in Moscow in 1980 Olympiad Champions Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 1

2015 Russian Kremlins and Icons Counterfeit Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

Saint Thomas and Prince Islands 2015 Russian Kremlins and Icons Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2015 Russian Kremlins and Icons Counterfeit Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 2

Saint Thomas and Prince Islands 2015 Russian Kremlins and Icons Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 2

2015 Russian Kremlins and Icons Counterfeit Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 1

Saint Thomas and Prince Islands 2015 Russian Kremlins and Icons Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 1

2015 Sailing Ships Sailfish Counterfeit Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 2

Saint Thomas and Prince Islands 2015 Sailing Ships Sailfish Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 2 (Part 1)
Saint Thomas and Prince Islands 2015 Sailing Ships Sailfish Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 2 (Part 2)

2015 Space ASTP Program Counterfeit Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 2

This counterfeit set was created in 2018 and back dated 2015. It was never on the market until 2018.

Saint Thomas and Prince Islands 2015 Space ASTP Program Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 2

2015 Space ASTP Program Counterfeit Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 1

Saint Thomas and Prince Islands 2015 Space ASTP Program Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 1

2015 Space ASTP Program Counterfeit Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 1

Saint Thomas and Prince Islands 2015 Space ASTP Program Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 1

2015 Space Cosmonaut Valentin Lebedev Counterfeit Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

This counterfeit set was created in 2017 and back dated 2015. It was never on the market until 2017.

Saint Thomas and Prince Islands 2015 Space Cosmonaut Valentin Lebedev Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2015 Space Cosmonaut Valentin Lebedev Counterfeit Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 2

Saint Thomas and Prince Islands 2015 Space Cosmonaut Valentin Lebedev Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 2

2015 Space Cosmonaut Valentin Lebedev Counterfeit Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 1

Saint Thomas and Prince Islands 2015 Space Cosmonaut Valentin Lebedev Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 1

Until the postal authorities in charge of Sao Tome e Principe and all postal authorities and the UPU start enforcing the UPU rules and take legal action against the dealers and producers of counterfeit illegal stamps, this will never end. Collectors and stamp societies cannot do it because they have no authority to take legal actions. Certain people in positions within the UPU have enabled this problem to happen by implying it is not the countries problem to stop it. One wrote it in a report on the status of illegal stamps in 2008. That person is a Mr. Jean-François Logette who claims to be an "expert" on the subject. To me, no "expert" at all on it. Rather a key enabler of the problem by not using the powers that the countries within the UPU already have which is the ability to take legal actions against the criminals doing this. Instead "chucking it off" to the philatelic communities who have no power at all to go after these criminals except to alert and document who and what is happening. The documentation I present is enough evidence to open full investigations on these people by legal channels enacted by the UPU.
The UPU needs to get with it and destroy these clowns! Circulars and the WNS system are doing nothing to stop this! Just go to this companies websites and look at the online sales in different venues. They are just one! It is
"in your face"!

In 2016 Topnimarka continued ramping up and producing even more counterfeit illegal stamps in the name of Saint Thomas and Prince Islands.

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References taken from:
Major Stamp Catalogs
Internet Research

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