Home My Stamp Reference Files Contact About Links Sitemap

UZBEKISTAN ILLEGAL STAMPS
KARAKALPAKIA ILLEGAL STAMPS
O'ZBEKISTON ILLEGAL STAMPS
KARAKALPAKISTON ILLEGAL STAMPS

Information and Reference of illegal stamps for Uzbekistan according to U.P.U. Circulars 70 and 61

Flag of Uzbekistan

UZBEKISTAN ILLEGAL STAMPS
Uzbekistan Illegal Stamps (This Page)
Uzbekistan Illegal Stamps Made in 1996
Uzbekistan Illegal Stamps Made in 1997
Uzbekistan Illegal Stamps Made in 1998
Uzbekistan Illegal Stamps Made in 1999
Uzbekistan Illegal Stamps Made in 2000
Uzbekistan Illegal Stamps Made in 2001
Uzbekistan Illegal Stamps Made in 2002
Uzbekistan Illegal Stamps Made in 2003
Uzbekistan Illegal Stamps Made in 2006 through 2010


The Universal Postal Union published the following Circular on March 3, 2003 denouncing illegal stamps at the request of the Postal Administration for Uzbekistan. This Circular was validated by K. J. S. McKeown, Director of Markets of the UPU Secretariat. The circular is number 70. You can view it in the linked file below:

UPU Circular Number 70

Here is what was stated in the circular.

Dear Sir/Madam

The Communications and Information Agency of UZBEKISTAN asks me to inform
you of the following:
"Unidentified individuals have been seeking to discredit our country through the
circulation of illegal postage stamp issues. We have been informed of the appearance
on the philatelic market of counterfeit postage stamps marked
"O’ZBEKISTON". These stamps, whose value is marked in Uzbekistan sums, have
not been issued by the postal administration of Uzbekistan.
"Our administration wishes to make the postal administrations of Union member
countries, the philatelic community and collectors aware of the emergence of these
counterfeit postage stamps, and urges them not to accept these stamps as postal
prepayment or purchase them.
"The postal administration of the Republic of Uzbekistan also asks the postal
administrations of Union member countries to inform their philatelic partners of the
existence and circulation of these counterfeit stamps and exercise vigilance.
"A list of the counterfeit postage stamps is annexed."

Yours faithfully,

K J S McKEOWN
Director of Markets

The circular goes on to describe counterfeit illegal stamp sets inscribed with their country name O’ZBEKISTON.

The Universal Postal Union published another Circular on March 2, 2009 denouncing illegal stamps at the request of the Postal Administration for Uzbekistan. This Circular was again validated by K. J. S. McKeown, Director of Markets of the UPU Secretariat. The circular is number 61. You can view it in the linked file below:

UPU Circular Number 61

The second circular describes counterfeit sets made in the name of Uzbekistan inscribed O’ZBEKISTON and counterfeit sets made in the name of the Republic of Karakalpakistan which are inscribed KARAKALPAKIA, Republic KARAKALPAKIA or KARAKALPAKISTON. The Republic of Karakalpakistan is part of the Republic of Uzbekistan. It does not issue its own postage stamps and has never had authority to have any made ever! No local issues either for those looking to try to convince us any of the following illegal stamps have any sort of legitimate value at all.

This research was difficult to complete namely because of the different country names used by the counterfeiters. The counterfeiters once again are the British producer and his buddies. A few later sets were made by the Eastern European counterfeiters but for the most part it was all done by the British producer. It is quite simple to know this by simply comparing them with all the other counterfeits these clowns made. Yes, the Feigenbaum/Montero bunch. Documented by numerous reports from various countries and sales by the connected group of illegal stamp dealers who have sold and continue to sell these counterfeits to this day, virtually three decades later! They and this needs to be ended....permanently!

Uzbekistan caught onto this late in the game. They did not know nor realize that these clowns were producing counterfeits in the name of Uzbekistan and the Republic of Karakalpakistan since 1991! They started by producing fake overprints in the name of both republics on Russian stamps. What really causes confusion for collectors of this country is that Uzbekistan did have some of the same Russian stamps overprinted!

Uzbekistan was under Russian control until December 1991 when they gained independence. In May of 1992 they issued their first independent postage stamps. Before that they used stamps of the Soviet Union. In 1993 and 1995 Uzbekistan indeed had Soviet stamps overprinted as supplies of the new Uzbeki stamps ran low. The British counterfeiters must have jumped for joy when this happened as it did and still does cause confusion as to what are real and what are counterfeit. These earlier overprint counterfeits have never actually been recognized by collectors because they were made in the name of an independent republic that does not belong to the Russian Federation and were therefore not listed in the numerous Russian Federation circulars of which all of those have been directly connected to Feigenbaum and Montero via numerous countries, dealers and the dossier I found in the National Postal Archives.

These counterfeit illegal stamps, yes counterfeit as noted in the circulars, are everywhere now. They are in collections and dealer stocks all over the world. They are still to this day being proliferated by the same criminals who were involved in the production and proliferation of them them when they were first produced! Anyone selling them should be shunned because either they are selling them with full intent to rip you off or they lack the knowledge because of being too lazy or ignorant to do the research to find out what they are. They are obviously not listed in the major catalogs which is the first and most simple way to know there is something wrong with them. Anyone who is selling them that cannot take the time to do this first check is a bogus seller in my book and is not a seller to be trusted by any means of the word.

I have traced the counterfeits back to 1991 and do believe them to be the first.

To find out what stamps are real and legitimate for Uzbekistan you can first go to their own website and view their catalog of stamps which shows you what was issued from beginning to present time.

The Uzbekistan Post Catalog of Stamps

You can visit the UPU WNS website and look at the Uzbekistan section. Sadly it appears Uzbekistan has not updated there since 2012.

The Universal Postal Union WNS website

I have found the Colnet online catalog to be very helpful as well.

The Colnet Online Catalog for Uzbekistan

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. I note that there are conflicts as to the actual year of issue. My pages base on the year given by the closest associates and the producer of them. Colnet is based on collector and dealer input which is obviously wrong in some cases. The spelling of the title is wrong also as it should be "Karakalpakistan" and not "Karakalpakstan"

The Colnet Online Catalog Illegal Stamp Section for Uzbekistan: Karakalpakstan

The Colnet Online Catalog Illegal Stamp Section for Uzbekistan

I have also found the Stampworld online catalog to be very useful as well.

The Stampworld Online Catalog for Uzbekistan

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 counterfeit illegal stamps.

Here we go!

1991

The first set of counterfeits were made in the name of the Republic of Karakalpakistan in 1991. This set is confirmed by the sales currently running in 2021 by Montero as artstamps on Hipstamps (Sale documented and preserved). I personally believe they were made in 1992 as the 2k Russian stamp is a 1991 issue making it really a new issue from Russia at the time thus "not cheap" to get until after the break up at the end of 1991. Please remember that illegal stamp dealers are some of the biggest liars on the internet and I am quite sure this is no exception.

1991 KARAKALPAKIA Antelope with WWF Logo Overprints on Russia Definitives Counterfeit Illegal Stamps

KARAKALPAKIA 1991 Antelope with WWF Logo Overprints on Russia Definitives Counterfeit Illegal Stamps

1992

In 1992 the criminal producer and his cronies attacked the stamp market producing thousands of Russian stamps with counterfeit overprints in the names of numerous Russian republics and territories. At this time the ghouls did not discern which were independent republics and which were not thus the creation of the following illegal stamps were made. Some of the main criminals who are still disbursing these do not state the year of issue on their crooked sales. Other dealers do though.

1992 Uzbekistan Chess Board and Chess Players Overprints on Russia Definitives Counterfeit Illegal Stamps

Here the criminals were exceptionally bold in producing a set using Uzbekistan's actual country name on the counterfeits.

Uzbekistan 1992 Chess Board and Chess Players Overprints on Russia Definitives Counterfeit Illegal Stamps

1992 Uzbekistan Chess Board and Chess Players Overprints on Russia Definitives Counterfeit Illegal Stamps Large Example

Uzbekistan 1992 Chess Board and Chess Players Overprints on Russia Definitives Counterfeit Illegal Stamps Large Example

Certain cons are trying to push other overprinted Russian stamps as real as well. We can tell they are counterfeit simply by seeing who is selling them. Notorious illegal stamp dealers and virtually nobody else. According to all the major stamp catalogs and other online sources there were no stamps overprinted for Uzbekistan in 1992. Yet we have certain clowns like this member389845, nika777 and polarpost pushing them. Most certainly they are not shown on the Uzbekistan Post nor in any legitimate major catalog. Until it is proven that these overprints are real (which it will not be happening) they are considered counterfeit and illegal.

1992 Uzbekistan KOP YZBEKISTAN Overprints on Russia Definitives Counterfeit Illegal Stamps

Uzbekistan 1992 KOP YZBEKISTAN Overprints on Russia Definitives Counterfeit Illegal Stamps

1992 Uzbekistan Fake .0 Value Overprints on Russia Definitives Counterfeit Illegal Stamps Sold by member389845

These particular counterfeits (one recorded as sold) are being offered exclusively by this member389845 on Delcampe. I have watched this clown for years. Goes into stamp forums and argues constantly, trying to convince legitimacy or rights to sell counterfeit stamps. You can look at this ghouls sales on Delcampe and see that this is the type of seller who needs to be removed from selling anything....period!

Many times this charlatan uses garbage images (just like some of the other counterfeit illegal stamp dealers) to hide from detection and hide details of this garbage. In these times (2021) if a seller of stamps cannot provide a good image of the products they are selling, they should be avoided just for the fact that they are either too lazy to make a good image or they are trying to hide something which in most cases the latter is the case. I try to "enhance" these to achieve more clarity as, like I said, this dealer is exclusive in selling them. One thing that is very nice about Delcampe is they show who the seller is on the frames around the images provided by the sellers thus "locking in" who the seller is. Some of the bad sellers try to route around the feature though. Sometimes...you can see the lazy reuse of a sellers past images under a different user name (usually one that was kicked off) showing us the present seller is the same seller who was kicked off for
selling counterfeit illegal stamps!

Uzbekistan 1992 Fake .0 Value Overprints on Russia Definitives Counterfeit Illegal Stamps Sold by member389845

KARAKALPAKIA 1992 Counterfeit Overprints

Apparently in 1992 the British counterfeit producer and his buddies made several other overprinted sets in the name of the Republic of Karakalpakistan. Again, the main dealers involved are not stating what year they were made. All evidence points to this year as in other dealer statements and the timing of appearance.

Like the circular states, the Republic of Karakalpakistan does not issue postage stamps and this means they never have! Therefore anything in the way of postage stamps and postal cancels is counterfeit.

1992 KARAKALPAKIA Camels and WWF Logo Overprints on Russia Definitives Counterfeit Illegal Stamps

These are being sold by the illegal stamp dealer bentley1stamps on Hipstamps claiming they are 1986 issues. Are you going to believe a verminous illegal stamp peddling dealer or the fact these kind of counterfeits did not appear on the market until 1991 forward? This is just a "tactic" to defer away from the massive bulk of trash counterfeits this guys buddies made. Yes, buddies as in the connection is obvious with what the guy has been selling along side of artstamps on the same site. I would avoid Hipstamps like the plague until they clean house of these counterfeit selling dealers! Don't take my word for it, just go there and look!

KARAKALPAKIA 1992 Camels and WWF Logo Overprints on Russia Definitives Counterfeit Illegal Stamps

1992 KARAKALPAKIA Cats Overprints on Russia Definitives Counterfeit Illegal Stamps

KARAKALPAKIA 1992 Cats Overprints on Russia Definitives Counterfeit Illegal Stamps

1992 KARAKALPAKIA Fish and WWF Logo Overprints on Russia Definitives Counterfeit Illegal Stamps

KARAKALPAKIA 1992 Fish and WWF Logo Overprints on Russia Definitives Counterfeit Illegal Stamps

1992 KARAKALPAKIA Insects Scorpions Overprints on Russia Definitives Counterfeit Illegal Stamps

KARAKALPAKIA 1992 Insects Scorpions Overprints on Russia Definitives Counterfeit Illegal Stamps

1992 KARAKALPAKIA Snakes and Turtles Overprints on Russia Definitives Counterfeit Illegal Stamps

KARAKALPAKIA 1992 Snakes and Turtles Overprints on Russia Definitives Counterfeit Illegal Stamps

Here we have a postcard showing counterfeit usage of these 1992 butterflies with WWF logo overprint stamps and a KARAKALPAKISTON spelled KARAKALPASTON 1996 Lizards counterfeit stamp. It is postmarked with a fake Karakalpakistan cancel dating 1996. Instead of proving legitimacy of the stamps it proves counterfeit usage of them years after they were made.

Noting that in 1996 numerous usages of counterfeit stamps in the name of the Republic of Karakalpakistan were made and sent through the postal system thus enforcing the status that they are counterfeit stamps.

1992 KARAKALPAKIA Butterflies and WWF Logo Overprints on Russia Definitives Counterfeit Illegal Stamps Used on Postcard

KARAKALPAKIA 1992 Butterflies and WWF Logo Overprints on Russia Definitives Counterfeit Illegal Stamps Used on Postcard

1992 KARAKALPAKIA Overprints on Russia 1985 Endangered Wildlife Counterfeit Illegal Stamps

These were being sold by the kicked off account user Daveanddeb on Delcampe who claimed they are 1992 issues. Are they?

KARAKALPAKIA 1992 Overprints on Russia 1985 Endangered Wildlife Counterfeit Illegal Stamps

Are there more? You bet! The postcard shows us that as I could not find the butterflies counterfeits anywhere for sale. These kinds of overprinted stamps keep popping up everywhere. Dealers that have them "lay low" for years and then suddenly will put some up as if they are something rare or unique and will rip off a collector or a number of collectors and then "disappear" only to reappear as a different user selling them somewhere else. They are just like a virus.....

1993

In 1993 Uzbekistan actually did overprint one set made from the Russian definitive issues that date between 1976 and 1992. Here is an image of the complete set according to Scott catalog numbers which are No. 15-29. There are numerous varieties as in inverts, different colors and so forth that I am not showing. This is just the basic set in a clear image format that I must say you cannot even find on the online catalogs! Let alone any sellers. I could not find one seller offering the complete set intact. All are selling pieces and incomplete sets and many are selling them at overinflated prices. So again I stress, do your research before buying them. You will be glad you did!

1993 Uzbekistan Genuine Overprints on Russia Definitive Stamps
Scott Catalog Numbers 15-29

Uzbekistan 1993 Genuine Overprints on Russia Definitives Stamp Set

Scott catalog also notes that Scott number 18 exists as an imperforate also. Here is an image of it.

1993 Uzbekistan Genuine Overprint on Russia Imperforate Definitive Stamp
Scott Catalog Noted

Uzbekistan 1993 Genuine Overprint on Russia Imperforate Definitive Stamp Scott Noted

These are the only overprinted stamps that are genuine as shown in the online and offline catalogs and on the Uzbekistan Post website. Anything else with overprints claimed to be from 1993 (other than varieties of the above stamps) is fake and/or counterfeit. Most certainly, some of the inverts and such of this set are forgeries and therefore you must be prepared to get them authenticated.

Uzbekistan did make another smaller set of Russian definitives with overprints in 1995. That year was not effected by the illegal stamp producer.

I only found this one set in the name of the Republic of Karakalpakistan stated to be a 1993 overprint set. Are there others? Most likely there are so beware!

1993 KARAKALPAKIA Overprints on Russia Definitives Counterfeit Illegal Stamps

KARAKALPAKIA 1993 Overprints on Russia Definitives Counterfeit Illegal Stamps

1994

According to the Colnet Cinderella section on these this set was made in 1994.

1994 KARAKALPAKIA Snails Overprints on Russia Definitives Counterfeit Illegal Stamps

KARAKALPAKIA 1994 Snails Overprints on Russia Definitives Counterfeit Illegal Stamps

It all seemed to stop as far as counterfeit illegal stamps being made in the name of Uzbekistan and the Republic of Karakalpakistan. The British producer and his group were gleefully making tons of counterfeits in the name of other countries and perhaps were not making quite the profits they wanted from this country.

That all changed in 1996......

View Next Page here!

References taken from:
U.P.U. Circular No. 70 and 61
Major Stamp Catalogs
Internet Research

All Content Copyright © 2021 Golowe's Collector Stamps, All Rights Reserved

Visit Illegal Stamps Intoduction

Collecting real stamps is fun!

Valid XHTML 1.0 Transitional

Valid CSS!

UPDATED LAST ON: 19-Oct-2021 08:06 AM