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Information and Reference of illegal stamps for Tajikistan Tadjikistan

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TAJIKISTAN ILLEGAL STAMPS
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On June 17, 2002 the postal administration for Tajikistan represented by K.J.S. McKeown (Director of Communications and Postal Markets) posted to the Universal Postal Union a circular warning of the discovery of illegal stamps created with their country name that are on the market. The circular is number 229. It states the following

Dear Sir/Madam

The postal administration of TAJIKISTAN asks me to inform you of the following:
ďAs a member of the Universal Postal Union, the postal administration of Tajikistan issues postage stamps in accordance with the provisions of the Universal Postal Convention and the Letter Post Regulations.
"However, a growing number of illegal issues, produced in the name of the postal administration of Tajikistan, are available on philatelic markets worldwide. The themes selected for these issues are popular with the general public: politicians, famous athletes, Hollywood stars, etc.
"All these issues produced in the name of the Republic of Tajikistan should be considered as illegal. They have nothing to do with the Post and cannot be used for prepayment.
"These forgeries are being made by private companies outside Tajikistan.
"The dissemination of these illicit issues causes serious moral and economic damage to the Republic of Tajikistan and discredits the postal service of Tajikistan in the eyes of the international philatelic community, with the result that collectors avoid buying not only illegal issues but also absolutely legal ones."
The list of illegal issues produced in the name of Tajikistan is attached.

Yours faithfully,
K J S McKEOWN
Director of Communication and Postal Markets

Annex

List of illegal issues produced in the name of Tajikistan

1 John Paul II (sheetlets of 6 stamps)
2 Bruce Lee (sheetlets of 9 stamps)
3 Queen Mother's hundredth birthday (sheetlets of 9 stamps)
4 Formula 1 (sheetlets of 9 stamps)
5 Michael Jordan, basketball player (sheetlets of 9 stamps)
6 Captain America (sheetlets of 9 stamps)
7 Fantastic Four (sheetlets of 9 stamps)
8 Harry Potter (sheetlets of 9 stamps)
9 Osama bin Laden (sheetlets of 9 stamps)
10 Motor sport (sheetlets of 9 stamps)
11 Royal Wedding in the Netherlands (sheetlets of 9 stamps)

The circular describes numerous sets that were found to be on the market in 2002. The issues described are all dated between 1999 and 2002. Many more have been produced than on the list. Most of the illegal stamps described in this circular are still on the market today. They are available through private stamp dealers and their websites. They are available on eBay and Delcampe. They are everywhere! These illegal issues are fabrication of stamps that have never had any postal validity in Tajikistan and have been denounced as fraudulent. They were and are created by certain greedy, unethical and immoral stamp dealers. Any stamp seller out there that offers these "stamps" either does not know they are illegal stamps or is deceitful and they should be avoided at all costs. The deceitful ones prey upon unknowing collectors new and old. They prey upon topical collectors mostly because the majority do not have the knowledge that they are worthless in the stamp market. Some are quite obvious because they have hundreds of lots available on eBay and other public auction venues.

For years now there has been arguments as to whether these issues should be imaged for public viewing. The against argument being that collectors that see images of them will want them for their collections. We can see by the availability on the market and the sales generated that this argument has not worked. By only relying on descriptions of the illegal stamps through the UPU circulars the majority of collectors don't even know what they are.

I am a firm advocate against illegal stamps and the creators of them and the sellers of them. Perspective buyers of them need more than UPU circulars to be alerted to the problem. They need to see them and be able to recognize them when they are searching for stamps to buy on the internet or at stamp shows or buying from local dealers.

Because I am independent and run a site that is very public for collectors, I have decided that it is time for someone to display images of these illegal issues that have and are being reported to the UPU. The countries that are being victimized by these fraudulent printers need help and the UPU is not enough. It is up to you and me to get the word out and to let everyone know and understand about them since auction venues, stamp societies and catalogs seem to want to ignore the problem. Some who sell these fakes are large volume stamp dealers with supposed impeccable reputations. Some are in high positions in the stamp societies and in the auction venues. They in turn are avoiding the very problem by allowing these kind of sellers to peddle this junk because they also sell legitimate stamps on a large scale. The only way to stop the flow is to hit them where it hurts.

If they are selling this junk then avoid them!
Even if they have legitimate stamps for sale. Buy from sellers that do not have these in their offerings. If you are buying legitimate stamps from them you are still supporting the illegal stamp trade because they are supporting it. Tell them that you do not want to buy from them because they sell illegal stamps. There is no excuse to make them available to anyone.

The following images are of illegal stamps produced for Tajikistan. 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 Tajikistan visit the UPU WNS website and look at the Tajikistan section. Sadly because the system was not online until 2002, it does not help in identifying the early era illegal stamps. It does show from 2002 forward what the official stamp issues were.

The Universal Postal Union WNS website

I have found the Colnet online catalog to be very helpful but incomplete. Some issued stamps printed by Cartor not there and so forth.

The Colnet Online Catalog for Tajikistan

Some of the illegal stamps are shown in their Cinderella section and noted as such. It is very incomplete though.

The Colnet Online Catalog Illegal Stamp Section for Tajikistan

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

The Stampworld Online Catalog for Tajikistan

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 (2016) 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.

1998

In 1998 the British counterfeit producer started making illegal stamps in the name of Tajikistan. Creeping in slowly at first....

1998 Cars Souvenir Sheet of 5

Many have been broken and sold in strips or completely broken to the single stamps.

Tajikistan 1998 Cars Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 5

1998 Dogs Souvenir Sheet of 5

Tajikistan 1998 Dogs Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 5

1998 Locomotives Souvenir Sheet of 5

Tajikistan 1998 Locomotives Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 5

1999

In 1999 the British producer went insane on Tajikistan producing a large number of counterfeit illegal stamps and producing tens of thousands of them. It is in 1999 the producer started using the two different versions of the country name adding the "d" in. Tadjikistan.

This first set depicting different stars and famous people is usually sold now individually. Most of the following is being sold in this way now. The full sets not being offered by a lot of sellers if any for some.

1999 20th Century Dreams Souvenir Sheets of 9

Tajikistan 1999 20th Century Dreams Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 9 (Part 1)
Tajikistan 1999 20th Century Dreams Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 9 (Part 2)
Tajikistan 1999 20th Century Dreams Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 9 (Part 3)

1999 Aerton Senna Formula I Souvenir Sheet of 9

Tajikistan 1999 Aerton Senna Formula I Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 9

1999 Ally McBeal Souvenir Sheet of 9

Tajikistan 1999 Ally McBeal Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 9

1999 Birds Souvenir Sheet of 9

Tajikistan 1999 Birds Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 9

1999 Birds of Prey Souvenir Sheet of 9

Tajikistan 1999 Birds of Prey Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 9

1999 Birds Woodpeckers Souvenir Sheet of 9

Tajikistan 1999 Birds Woodpeckers Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 9

1999 Butterflies Souvenir Sheet of 9

Tajikistan 1999 Butterflies Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 9

1999 Chess Souvenir Sheet of 9

Tajikistan 1999 Chess Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 9

1999 Chess Pieces Souvenir Sheet of 9

Tajikistan 1999 Chess Pieces Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 9

1999 Chess Pieces Souvenir Sheet of 9 on Fake First Day Cover

Many of the counterfeit illegal stamps for this year are on these fake First Day Covers. All should be avoided.

Tajikistan 1999 Chess Pieces Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 9 on Fake First Day Cover

1999 Classic Movie Stars Souvenir Sheet of 6

Tajikistan 1999 Classic Movie Stars Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 6

1999 Claudia Shiffer Souvenir Sheet of 6

Tajikistan 1999 Claudia Shiffer Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 6

1999 Concorde Souvenir Sheet of 9

Tajikistan 1999 Concorde Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 9

1999 Concorde Souvenir Sheet of 9 on Fake First Day Cover

These criminals go to great lengths to make these counterfeits appear to be real.

Tajikistan 1999 Concorde Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 9 on Fake First Day Cover

1999 Dinosaurs Souvenir Sheet of 9

Tajikistan 1999 Dinosaurs Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 9

1999 Dogs Souvenir Sheets of 9

Tajikistan 1999 Dogs Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 9

1999 Dogs Souvenir Sheet of 6

Tajikistan 1999 Dogs Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 6

1999 Dogs of the Worlds Souvenir Sheet of 9

Tajikistan 1999 Dogs of the Worlds Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 9

1999 Dogs Playing Pool Souvenir Sheet of 9

Tajikistan 1999 Dogs Playing Pool Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 9

1999 Elvis Presley Souvenir Sheet of 9

Tajikistan 1999 Elvis Presley Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 9

1999 Elvis Presley Souvenir Sheet of 6

Tajikistan 1999 Elvis Presley Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 6

1999 Golf The Open Championship Souvenir Sheet of 9

Tajikistan 1999 Golf The Open Championship Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 9

1999 John Kennedy Jr. Souvenir Sheet of 9

Tajikistan 1999 John Kennedy Jr. Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 9

1999 John Kennedy Jr. Tragedy Souvenir Sheet of 9

Tajikistan 1999 John Kennedy Jr. Tragedy Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 9

1999 Mahatma Gandhi Strips of 5

This example of two strips of 5 attached shows these were printed in sheets.

Tajikistan 1999 Mahatma Gandhi Illegal Stamp Strips of 5

1999 Mahatma Gandhi Souvenir Sheet of 5

Tajikistan 1999 Mahatma Gandhi Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 5

1999 Marilyn Monroe Souvenir Sheet of 9

Tajikistan 1999 Marilyn Monroe Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 9

1999 Marilyn Monroe Souvenir Sheet of 4

Tajikistan 1999 Marilyn Monroe Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

Here we have the International Collectors Society showing up again. We have what appears to be "exclusive" rights again to a different set of Marilyn Monroe counterfeits. This company was notorious in selling counterfeit illegal stamps apparently exclusively made by the counterfeiters for them among other issues worth little and selling them for high amounts with these bogus certificates of authenticity. It is sad to see how many people got ripped off by this company. The following imaged counterfeit Marilyn Monroe souvenier sheets are being offered by a single dealer on eBay and Hipstamps. Nobody seems to have them except this one dealer. Why? Wonder if he knows they are illegal stamps. Noting the company got sued by the Beatles John Lennon Foundation and lost. Don't trust any of these certificates of authenticity made by stamp dealers. Research what they are before getting ripped off.

1999 Marilyn Monroe Souvenir Sheet of 9 with Bogus Certificate of Authenticity

Tajikistan 1999 Marilyn Monroe Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 9 with Bogus Certificate of Authenticity

1999 Marilyn Monroe on Lawn Chair Souvenir Sheet of 1 with Bogus Certificate of Authenticity

Tajikistan 1999 Marilyn Monroe on Lawn Chair Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 1 with Bogus Certificate of Authenticity

1999 Marilyn Monroe Getting Out of Car Souvenir Sheet of 1 with Bogus Certificate of Authenticity

Tajikistan 1999 Marilyn Monroe Getting Out of Car Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 1 with Bogus Certificate of Authenticity

None of them were or ever will be "recognized by every postal authority". The statements on the certificates are flat out lies!

Next we have the counterfeit "Millennium" set. The British producer made this huge illegal stamp set (with different pictures) in the name of several other victimized countries.

1999 Millennium Souvenir Sheets of 9

11th and 12th Century
Tajikistan 1999 Millennium 11th and 12th Century Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 9
13th and 14th Century
Tajikistan 1999 Millennium 13th and 14th Century Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 9
15th and 16th Century
Tajikistan 1999 Millennium 15th and 16th Century Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 9
17th and 18th Century
Tajikistan 1999 Millennium 17th and 18th Century Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 9
19th Century
Tajikistan 1999 Millennium 19th Century Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 9
20th Century Part 1
Tajikistan 1999 Millennium 20th Century Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 9 (Part 1)
20th Century Part 2
Tajikistan 1999 Millennium 20th Century Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 9 (Part 2)

1999 Motorcycles Souvenir Sheet of 6

Tajikistan 1999 Motorcycles Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 6

1999 Origin of Sports Souvenir Sheet of 4

Tajikistan 1999 Origin of Sports Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

1999 Origin of Sports Souvenir Sheet of 4 Color Proof Set

Color proofs for many of the counterfeit illegal stamps exist. The scam dealers ask a lot for them! Avoid! They are worthless.

Tajikistan 1999 Origin of Sports Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4 Color Proof Set

1999 Paintings by Anthony van Dyck Souvenir Sheet of 9

Tajikistan 1999 Paintings by Anthony van Dyck Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 9

1999 Paintings by Auguste Renoir Souvenir Sheet of 9

Tajikistan 1999 Paintings by Auguste Renoir Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 9

1999 Paintings by Diego Valazquez Souvenir Sheet of 9

Tajikistan 1999 Paintings by Diego Valazquez Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 9

1999 Paintings by Picasso Souvenir Sheet of 9

Tajikistan 1999 Paintings by Picasso Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 9

1999 Paintings by Vincent van Gogh souvenir Sheet of 9

Tajikistan 1999 Paintings by Vincent van Gogh Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 9

1999 Penguins Greenpeace souvenir Sheet of 9

Tajikistan 1999 Penguins Greenpeace Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 9

1999 Pioneers of the 20th century souvenir Sheet of 9

Tajikistan 1999 Pioneers of the 20th century Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 9

1999 Planes Biplanes souvenir Sheet of 9

Tajikistan 1999 Planes Biplanes Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 9

1999 Pope John Paul II souvenir Sheets of 9

Tajikistan 1999 Pope John Paul II Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 9

1999 Pope John Paul II and Cathedrals souvenir Sheet of 6

This is the sheetlet noted in circular 229.

Tajikistan 1999 Pope John Paul II and Cathedrals Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 6

1999 Rabbits souvenir Sheet of 9

Tajikistan 1999 Rabbits Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 9

1999 River Phoenix and Keanu Reeves souvenir Sheet of 9

Tajikistan 1999 River Phoenix and Keanu Reeves Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 9

1999 Rugby World Cup souvenir Sheet of 9

Tajikistan 1999 Rugby World Cup Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 9

1999 Scouts Scouting Souvenir Sheet of 6

Sorry about the big square blackout. This was the only image on the internet for this set which had another souvenir sheet over the blacked out area.

Tajikistan 1999 Scouts Scouting Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 6

1999 Sports Personalities of the 20th Century souvenir Sheet of 9

Tajikistan 1999 Sports Personalities of the 20th Century Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 9

1999 Star Wars Episode 1 souvenir Sheet of 9

Tajikistan 1999 Star Wars Episode 1 Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 9

1999 Sylvester Stallone souvenir Sheet of 9

Tajikistan 1999 Sylvester Stallone Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 9

1999 The Beatles souvenir Sheet of 9

Tajikistan 1999 The Beatles Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 9

1999 Titanic souvenir Sheet of 9

Tajikistan 1999 Titanic Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 9

1999 Titanic souvenir Sheets of 1

Tajikistan 1999 Titanic Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 1

1999 Titanic souvenir Sheet of 9 with Bogus Certificate of Authenticity

Here is another International Collectors Society lie. Yet another reason not to trust anything certified by this society which was "owned" privately.

Tajikistan 1999 Titanic Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 9 with Bogus Certificate of Authenticity

1999 Turtles souvenir Sheet of 9

Tajikistan 1999 Turtles Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 9

Finally, Winnie the Pooh. As you can see a major portion of sales of Tajikistan and/or Tadjikistan are counterfeit illegal stamps!

1999 Winnie the Pooh souvenir Sheet of 9

Tajikistan 1999 Winnie the Pooh Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 9

1999 Winnie the Pooh souvenir Sheets of 1

These clown dealers selling these counterfeits want around $30.00 for the set. Some selling the individual sheets at $1-3.00 each. A couple real boneheads asking $19-21.00 for one! The whole sets value is $0.00 because they are counterfeit illegal stamps! Avoid!

Tajikistan 1999 Winnie the Pooh Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 1 (Part 1)
Tajikistan 1999 Winnie the Pooh Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 1 (Part 2)
Tajikistan 1999 Winnie the Pooh Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 1 (Part 3)
Tajikistan 1999 Winnie the Pooh Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 1 (Part 4)
Tajikistan 1999 Winnie the Pooh Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 1 (Part 5)

The production of counterfeit illegal stamps in the name of Tajikistan or Tadjikistan becomes even worse in 2000. A major proliferation of them continues to this day.

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References taken from:
U.P.U. Circular No. 229
Major Stamp Catalogs
Internet Research

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