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SAINT THOMAS AND PRINCE ILLEGAL STAMPS
SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE ILLEGAL STAMPS
São Tomé e Príncipe Illegal Stamps
2021

Information and Reference of illegal stamps for Saint Thomas and Prince Islands dating 2021

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Stamperija still 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. 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.

2021

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 2021 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 2021 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.

As of July 2021 this company has only made and is still selling 2 counterfeit illegal stamp souvenir sheet sets inscribed S. Tome e Principe dating 2021. They can make more dating this year at any time. Avoid them all! It is possibly because of the Covid-19 pandemic that this criminal has not produced more in this year. We will be watching.

Here is a snapshot of their retail store description. Note the lies highlighted in yellow. It is guaranteed they were not "produced" in any of the countries. They were produced by this company illegally.

Topnimarka lies about counterfeit stamps they sell

When this criminal company was spotted on eBay in 2019/2020, I found many sets with more "general" topics were being offered and sold. Noting there were many I did not "spot" at the time. This criminal was running over 5,000 listings when he was shut down! I will note the ones I spotted as I have on the earlier pages. Noting also that when this criminal was shut down on eBay they were averaging income of over $7,000.00 a month selling these illegal stamps and getting bigger! If they had been left to keep going that income would have increased dramatically and this garbage would have spread across the world like a wildfire in the forest! The threat of this still happening is (to say the least) exceptionally real with no action being taken by the countries and the UPU and even the Russian government. We all must demand that it must be stopped, not only by this criminal but all of them....permanently.

ALERT!

I have just been alerted that the criminal Kirill Matveytsev is at it again on eBay using an account he made November 15, 2019. The user name is topni_76. Avoid this user unless you want to be completely ripped off! Everything being offered is counterfeit. The user will be removed in the near future. Letting him build the evidence (which he has already done) to be forcefully removed. Already, sadly, numerous victims have been ripped off including the one who has alerted me. Hopefully it is not too late for him to get his money back!

2021 Hovhannes Tumanyan Armenian Poet Counterfeit Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

This set is listed on the topnimarka website as a "NEW" edition. It was added months ago.

Saint Thomas and Prince Islands 2021 Hovhannes Tumanyan Armenian Poet Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2021 Hovhannes Tumanyan Armenian Poet Counterfeit Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 2

Saint Thomas and Prince Islands 2021 Hovhannes Tumanyan Armenian Poet Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 2

2021 Hovhannes Tumanyan Armenian Poet Counterfeit Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 1

Saint Thomas and Prince Islands 2021 Hovhannes Tumanyan Armenian Poet Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 1

2021 Mushrooms Counterfeit Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

Saint Thomas and Prince Islands 2021 Mushrooms Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2021 Mushrooms Counterfeit Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 2

Saint Thomas and Prince Islands 2021 Mushrooms Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 2

2021 Mushrooms Counterfeit Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 1

Saint Thomas and Prince Islands 2021 Mushrooms Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 1

As of July 2021 Topnimarka appears to have "slowed down" production of counterfeit illegal stamps in the name of Saint Thomas and Prince Islands. Only the above two new sets are noted dating 2021. Until this clown is completely removed from the market expect more to be made as the Covid-19 pandemic is ending. I will update accordingly.

To be continued?

References taken from:
Major Stamp Catalogs
Internet Research

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