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ILLEGAL STAMP SELLERS LISTS

Information and Reference of illegal stamp sellers according to U.P.U. Circulars

The following lists have user names of sellers who are online selling counterfeit illegal stamps. I created these lists because there appears to be no updating of the lists generated by the Philatelic Webmasters Organization since 2012. The problem is now extremely bad. Online sales on eBay, Delcampe, Amazon, ebid, and others have been completely ignored and there are thousands of lots of these illegal stamps being offered and sold to you, the collector without letting you know what they really are. Some sites are not enforcing their own stated policies in regards to these illegal stamps. Hopefully soon I will help to make changes that will permanently fix this problem.

According to the UPU, "an illegal stamp is one that carries the name of a legitimate country or territory, but was not produced or printed by the postal administration of that country, and is not valid for postage anywhere in the world."

Many of these sellers use deceptive wording to avoid detection. They call them "Private Issue", "Cinderella", "Locals" or "Labels". They are none of these. Some avoid putting the year of issue. Some won't even use the countries name in their listings. The lists below are not complete by any means. The names listed are those who came up on simple searches showing just how big the problem is now.

Illegal Stamps are created and produced by stamp dealers and others that have had nothing to do with the country named on the stamp and were never authorized by the postal system of that country to produce them! You might as well get a magazine and cut out the pretty pictures and stick those in your album and write a country name and value on them with a pen. That is what they are worth!

Illegal stamps are counterfeit goods and as far as I and many others are concerned they should not be sold. Period! In reality by allowing them access to collectors in any form at all is showing disrespect to the country that has been plagued with them, the U.P.U. and most of all to the stamp collecting community as a whole. Some of the illegal stamps are crude or pornographic in nature, yet some sellers post them outside of the adult only categories! Online sites are only helping and enabling the criminals who create them and are therefore more at fault than the criminals that produce and sell them simply because they will not enforce their own stated standards and rules. Hopefully in time we can change this.

The sellers listed here will be deleted from the list only when the owners/publishers will give concrete proof that they have changed their policies in the domain of selling illegal stamps online. The same goes for the sites that host them.

These lists were generated by simple searches for victim countries like "Benin" or "Congo" or "Ivory" or Ivoire" in the "Stamps" category and using the U.P.U. Circulars and other resources to compare with lots being sold online. These same dealers are selling illegal stamps in many country names. This is an ongoing battle that they do not realize they are going to lose in the end. Some of these dealers are the biggest on the sites. If you want to help stop the sales of illegal stamps then as a buyer, let them know you know they sell illegal stamps and are therefore untrustworthy and that you will not be buying anything from them until they stop selling all of them. Let the sites know that you are offended by them and may deter from buying anything on their site because they allow such practices to be done until they enact ways to either stop the sales permanently and force the sellers to stop or remove them permanently.

UPDATE 2020

After completing various new country sections numerous prominent sellers of illegal stamps on eBay for those countries have come up on the searches. They have been added as they are found. Also noting quite a few have been removed from Delcampe and a number from eBay which is a good start. All on these lists are being watched and are targets. You do not want to be listed here.

Auction sites that host these sellers on this list should go through every one of their listings and either delete their listings if they contain illegal stamps or force the really bad dealers out completely as they will never stop. Large volume sellers of illegal stamps need to be removed no matter how "big" they think they are. Some avoid detection by not using country names and so forth to avoid detection. Noting several of these sellers are appearing on more than one site. As explained above it is a simple task to find them. It took me one hour to generate the eBay list using Benin as a search term back in 2016. There are many others that can be found using topical terms and other means. These are generated from the U.S. site. There are sellers that will not show there if they do not offer worldwide shipping. Therefore other country sites have some users not listed here.

It is recommended not to buy anything from these sellers because they sell illegal stamps. Whether they know they are counterfeit stamps or do not know, either way makes them sellers who are not to be trusted in regards to selling postage stamps of any kind. There are many more sellers out there that are not on these lists that you can buy real stamps from. Many of these dealers who sell illegal stamps mixed with real stamps are only selling "junk" stamps or abusive topical stamps made by rouge stamp agents. Many overprice anything real that they are selling. Do the research! Avoid being ripped off!

EBAY SELLERS OF ILLEGAL STAMPS

Ebay is working to try to curb sales of illegal stamps. There is still much work to do though in weeding out the criminal sellers. Many of these sellers are still dealing the illegal stamps on other sites. Some continue to list the same exact illegal stamps that have been closed on eBay and Delcampe on Hipstamps and eBid using the same exact images and descriptions. They now have no excuse for offering them anywhere. So far as of 2021, none have even attempted to get their name off these lists. This is because they are corrupt and dishonest dealers of which many have been ripping off collectors for decades. If they are listed here the proof that they are selling more than a couple counterfeit illegal stamps has been found and it is best to avoid dealing with them.

1cheshire

2012eric69

4isc

alexunitrad

andosm

antverpiastamps

artcraft_sarkar.books

artografie

artshop.2012

artuma103

asrm10

balzac1960

barriemh aka rogerpo99 (new account)

bearddo

berndjosef61

bibershtain

brozius

brumstamp

bruner1961

c.andy11

caceresstamps8

cardswithstamps

city-collectables aka stampsinternational2010

cjmce3

cool-mag

cricketstamps

crystal31885

customimpressions

dalwyn

ddodo

dfs7162

eren3049

euroisfilsa

euroisfil.sa

europolstamps

fkhobby

flashharry80

globalphila

herrickstamp

hmaraboss777

haravgian

ikey-center

jcrichton0_0

jicarilla02

jmsalescc2016

johan-martijn

jypedav

kadinenz

kaziuw1

kilowareman

kir30kirill (no longer a registered user as of November 2019....good!)

kleo53 (no longer a registered user as of October 2019....good!)

kvant13

ladystamps87

lbphilatel

lisi47

malgobuc_79

mapka666

marazzip

marion5408

marlen-stamps

matthijs_philatelie

mekki.m

minifi-51

mjaffe

montecinos.philately

mst58.cl

norita20132013

northstaffsstamps

openbinders

oroaust

p3718583219

pdcollectables2010

philately-2018

philatelieetnumismatiquefr

philatelyandnumismatics

philindia01

philozero

plonto123

pontus4555

postcardsworld

prasantapaul2014

remala2005

rfeldmanncim

rocksnstamps

rogerpo99

russian_federation (no longer a registered user....good!)

scindedawk

snowflower2008

spectre-stamps (no longer a registered user as of October 2019....good!)

stamp4all

stampbank_of_london

stamps2buy

stampsinternational2010

stampsworldagency67

sundaystar

taler55

thematicpostalstamps

thestampbridge

tomstampshop

topic-stamps

topni_76 (This is Topnimarka.com starting up again in 2021. Avoid at all costs! Will be removed soon.)

tradercanada

vandalo2009

vuurkeel

wonderful_stamps

DELCAMPE SELLERS OF ILLEGAL STAMPS

Delcampe has done some excellent work in rooting out these criminals. Some continue to come back using new accounts. It is a constant battle.
Don't let these dealers fool you. They are counterfeit illegal stamps....period! Avoid them! This list is being added to as ongoing research is exposing other dealers who sell counterfeit illegal stamps in the name of other countries. If they are found to be a dealer intent on ripping you off....they are posted on this page. You may recognize some of the users who have been removed. Perhaps even knowing their personal websites. Avoid anything they sell anywhere. In the future you will be glad you did.

267

3rosas

8giz

aadje57

acr4preston

ale12 (account closed....good!)

all_for_collectors

alfa_hobby

animskog

artshop1973 (account closed....good!)

azede

atmospheric (aka kicked off rogerpo99)

baifeiyun1

beny

bigbird1011golf

bisheng

blocfan

boschuyl

brauni2

briemark

cfeldmann1946 (account closed....good!)

cmmj

collect4all (account closed....good!)

concepcion

costy007

darabanth_auctions
daveanddeb (account closed....good!)

didiphil

dimonkaras (account closed....good!)

dinomin (account closed....good!)

elcondor (account closed....good!)

escc

europost-stamps

fan_at2

filmag

fish

ganges1948

garysstamps

gazmito

geophila_lionel

goingtopost

goldfiscer (account closed....good!)

greatphilatelics

gwerid

hugoapdmello

isabeldelatour1949 (account closed....good! Sadly this rat is still out there on Hipstamps and such. The name is Montero. Beware!)

JandR_Stamps
(Selling thematics4u aka rogerpo99 stock on consignment. We have the admission of it as proof. Offering many more of the bogus labels than thematics4u is.
Easy to tell they are using the same images and descriptions. Both breaking Delcampe policies.
One not allowed to return so using different user name to "get in". The other selling the first ones bogus material he was banned from Delcampe years ago for.
Both having "new" websites offering massive numbers of the counterfeits. Real fine pair here to avoid on Delcampe and the internet!)

janek (account closed....good!)

janie5469

jarino

jauniuss

jerome29 (account closed....good!)

jesuszamorasm

jrstamps50 (account closed....good!)

kiebitz

kilas

laska13

leperedup (account closed....good!)

lteo

luisgrilo2008

maggui (account closed....good! Except now the clown is 267)

mapka

member389845

mlmotieven

monisk123 (account closed....good!)

motievenshop (account closed....good!)

nesa50

new_stamps

newwavecollectibles

neussal

niki_lauda (account closed....good!)

niork57

nunpleb

nwasn

outletstamps

p3718583218 (account closed....good!)

Parkin77

patt56550

paug6361

phila992

philindia01

polarpost

postcardsworld

postlynx

posty

primarystamps

princestamps

rarecovers

raul7

rm01

run83

schaken

scindedawk

senan (account closed....good!)

sensieboyke

sila2 (account closed....good!)

siorarosa

slava1 (account closed....good!)

spectre-stamps (account closed....good!)

spstamps

stephanie89 (account closed....good!)

thematics4u
(user is ex rogerpo99 aka Avion Stamps kicked from Delcampe years ago. Still "lurking" and putting counterfeits and bogus labels on.
See JandR_Stamps for more insight.)

thematicstamps2014 (account closed....good!)

titophe0513

tomstampshop

topicalshk (account closed....good!)

ttomauto

tvvt

vink1946

w4stamps ( he is eren3049 on eBay. Beat down to virtually nothing for sale on Delcampe.)

wakko15 (account closed....good!)

zegelen

HIPSTAMP SELLERS OF COUNTERFEIT ILLEGAL STAMPS

HipStamps continues to host numerous illegal stamp dealers. They continue to knowingly allow it as of 2021.
Some of these major sellers of them are moving into the site just recently Hipstamps management!! Apparently the management is more concerned about making profits than fixing the problem and removing known counterfeit stamp selling dealers!

2cheshire

4StampSales

albumguy

alexunitrad

artstamps (aka isabeldelatour who is Juan Montero. Was called Artstamps-Isabeldelatour, now is Artstamps Ltd Stamp Dealer)

Bentley1Stamp

City-Collectables

CrichtonsCache

europost-stamps

ganges1948

Herrickstamps

mapka

marlen-stamps

member389845

mjaffe

nairam

Newshop2012 (uses matched images as rogerpo99 uses. Therefore either IS rogerpo99 or associate.)

NorthStaffsStamps

philindia01

rtcollection

rogerpo99

scindedawk

spectre-stamps

stampsinternational

Tematika

W4Stamps

zilas (account closed....good!)

EBID SELLERS OF COUNTERFEIT ILLEGAL STAMPS

eBid is hosting approximately 1,700 illegal stamp lots just for Benin alone on your site as of August 2020!
The majority being offered by just one user! Several new illegal stamp dealers have moved in. Is this worth your sites reputation???

Gwerid

isabeldelatour

philindia01

Rosmeri

rogerpo99

Stampsonhand

AMAZON SELLERS OF ILLEGAL STAMPS

Amazon is hosting approximately 200 illegal stamp lots just for Benin alone on your site as of October 2016! Have not checked back yet on them. Probably more are now there.
The majority being offered by just one user! Is it worth your sites reputation??? Look in your Toys and Games section...that is where he is "hiding".

Fulton DS

La Poste du Bénin

modlowarvai

Stamps by Stampbank

Stampbank

BONANZA SELLERS OF ILLEGAL STAMPS

Bonanza is doing good! Still found one really bad seller of illegal stamps though. Possibly a couple since this research was done.

Montecinos_Philately

Feel free to alert us if you find other bad sellers of illegal stamps on the sites. We will have a look and if verified the user is blatantly selling illegal stamps, the user name will be added to these lists.

References taken from:
U.P.U. IB Circulars
Major stamp resources
Internet Research

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