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RUSSIAN FEDERATION COUNTERFEIT ILLEGAL STAMPS

Information and Reference of Russian Federation Provinces, Republics and Regions effected by counterfeit illegal stamps according to U.P.U. Circulars and other sources

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The Russian Federation counterfeit illegal stamps are being offered in many places. The main online auction venues being the main sources. eBay and Delcampe are working toward clearing out the sales and/or the main bad sellers of them. Sadly Hipstamps and ebid are doing virtually nothing to stop them and many of these what I call "rouge dealers" have infested their sites. Stamp buyers at this present time must be careful when buying stamps on these sites as there are thousands of the counterfeit illegal stamps being offered and sold. This page is meant to raise awareness and to educate both buyers and sellers as to the massive problem within the stamp market that has been caused by a very few dealers and stamp producers located worldwide that have flooded the market with these counterfeit stamps. They mainly target topical and memorabilia collectors but the average collectors and new collectors are also being victimized. The problem started in the early 1990's and is now almost three decades old. Millions of the counterfeits are out there if not billions now. Please help end it by not buying and/or selling them and avoiding the dealers that do. Only as a unified front can we reverse what these criminals have and are still doing. Awareness of who they are and what is real and what is not is key to destroying their criminal industry. That is the intent of my Illegal Stamps reference section which now ranks number one on all search engines.

You do not have to be a stamp collector nor expert to recognize the following imaged stamps as counterfeits. Therefore management of the venues and auction houses have no excuse not to eradicate the following provinces, republics and regional counterfeit illegal stamps from their venues themselves without relying on experts to report or moderate them. It is their responsibility to do so to retain any kind of trusted reputation from buyers. Allowing major dealers of them to remain as users and sellers on their sites only shows they are allowing them to continue to proliferate this junk for monetary gain. Therefore the management of sites that allow this is.....corrupt.

Courtesy of Maria Libera I present the following excerpts from her published Article published in the April 2016 issue of the Italian philatelic magazine Arte di Francobollo.

Internal provinces and regions of the Russian Federation

We can see there is a huge ongoing problem with counterfeit, yes counterfeit as stated by the Russian Federation, illegal stamps made in the names of the many Russian provinces and territories belonging to the Russian Federation. The listed names below are a compiling of these areas taken from the existing circulars published in the 2016 article.

According to the Philately Rough Trade article all of the older illegal stamps were produced for or by Clive Feigenbaum. We can see by the matching styles that they are indeed one and the same producer. We can see that these earlier 1990's counterfeit stamps are the beginnings of a long career in production of illegal stamps in the name of many countries that continues to this day and that much of the production is being carried on by the same family. A family that has mass produced so many illegal stamps and bogus labels to the point of complete saturation of the stamp market which has caused detrimental harm to both the victimized countries and to the stamp collecting community as a whole. That career should not be tolerated by anyone and that career needs to be ended in a permanent way....now!

UPDATE 2021

It has been revealed that a dossier has been found in the United States Postal Museum Archive that sheds more light on who the producer was and is of the Russian provinces and territories earlier counterfeit illegal stamps. The name revealed is indeed Mr. Juan Carlos Marino Montero president of Mayfair International Printing Company at the time. I discovered this dossier exists through online research. Firstly here is an image of that discovery.

Reference to dossier stored in the US National Postal Museum Archives on Juan Montero

For years this guy spewed lies about the Feigenbaum's being evil and how he would have nothing to do with them. In reality through emails obtained and preserved through his own words it is now proven that they were (and still are) working together. A biography on this guy not only proves he was the president of the printing company that produced the majority of earlier illegal stamps but was also president of Urch Harris (wholesale) limited which was owned by the Feigenbaum's. Here is a snapshot of part of that biography which is readily available in numerous locations on the internet.

Juan Carlos Marino Montero Biography Excerpt Showing he was president of Mayfair and of Urch harris

Because of the Covid-19 pandemic the museum was closed for over a year after I discovered the existence of the dossier. It was just sent to me in September 2021. The dossier did not have much in it that I already did not know except for an original document made for the Mali circular 165 which names him and his company as the producer of the counterfeit illegal stamps named in that circular. What the dossier does do is to connect the guy to the production of the illegal stamps in the name of Russian Federation provinces and territories, Mali, Niger, Morocco, Turkmenistan, Rwanda, Cyprus and the Ukraine. This is because the circulars and some of the original documents that were sent to make the circulars are all together and included in the dossier which as the title shown above implies and states "A French company has made illegal issue....".

It is quite obvious even though the counterfeit illegal stamps do not have the printer inscribed on them that this producer is indeed the one simply by comparing them. Same styles and subject matter give it away. The whole scam quite ingenious but at the same time quite simplistic. To this day the criminal producer and his buddies proliferate these counterfeits on the stamp market with minimal hindering. It is quite remarkable that they have been allowed to get away with this for over three decades now and that now millions of these counterfeits contaminate the stamp market in collections and dealers stocks all over the world.

END 2021 UPDATE

The examples shown below are only a small part of what has and is being produced in the names of the provinces and republics of the Russian Federation. There are many more. These just show you what to look for in styles and names. Avoid buying any of them and avoid dealers who sell them! They are ripping you off!

Counterfeit illegal stamps are not Cinderella stamps, local issues nor private issues. They cannot even be considered "labels". They are fake stamps in the name of real countries and provinces created by dealers intent on ripping off collectors into believing they had anything to do with the named country or province at all! They have no right to even exist at all and should be burned. Dealers intent on producing and selling them should not be allowed to exist as a stamp dealer either. It is time for all collectors and legitimate stamp dealers to unite and remove both these bogus stamps and their distributing factors (namely bad stamp dealers) from our societies, associations and stamp selling venues worldwide. They do not have the right to "sell what they want" as some of these criminal minded dealers have told me. In a legal sense, the victimized countries can take legal action on these dealers in their own country. It is time that they did.....

The following shows and proves the same producer created and distributed all of the earlier illegal stamps in the name of the internal provinces and regions of the Russian Federation. There is no doubt that they are counterfeit illegal stamps that were produced outside of these locations. There is no way that all of the provinces and regions would unite and have the same producer make all of their "stamps" at the same time using the same styles and fashions as the following images prove. The criminal that did this was a mastermind in the art of deceit and to this day there are thousands of victims of this one persons greed. It is time to end the charade and make the sales and attempted sales of these by anyone end. Counterfeit goods are illegal to sell according to any legitimate countries laws. These laws must be upheld in any country that a stamp dealer resides in who is selling or attempting to sell these counterfeit goods. Because there is proof of fraudulent postal usage of some of these illegal stamps, the repeated attempts by bad dealers and others to separate the terminology of what they really are to perceive them as not being counterfeit stamps, is not to be accepted any more. They indeed are....counterfeit stamps.

One interesting note and you have to consider this.....
Basically the majority if not all Russian stamps are printed and inscribed in Russian spelling. No Russian stamps are printed in English. Just look at the overprinted Russian stamps.....do they have any English spelling saying Russia?? It only shows arrogance and a superior minded attitude on the part of the British aka Argentinian counterfeiter and his buddies who in reality are criminals that have ripped off millions of collectors worldwide for almost three decades now! Let's break down their house of cards by exposing them and their counterfeit stamps and eradicating them all from the stamp market. It can be done if unification is created and major force is enacted against them. It has already begun......

Republic of Adygea

1992-6

Numerous counterfeit overprinted Russian stamps exist dating from 1992 to 2003. Numerous examples of counterfeit usage of them on letters and postcards exist.

Republic of Adygea 1992-6 Illegal Stamps

1996

Although undated on the fake stamps we found the fake First Day cover showing the "date of issue". The WWF should have gone after these people who produce tons of fake WWF related stamps long ago.

Republic of Adygea 1996 Snakes and Lizard WWF Illegal Stamps

The use of the name Adigey is noted on these early productions. All stamps with this name are counterfeit illegal stamps.

Republic of Adygea 1996 Mushrooms Illegal Stamps

1998

Republic of Adygea 1998 Mushrooms Illegal Stamps
Republic of Adygea 1998 Butterflies Illegal Stamps

2000

Republic of Adygea 2000 Bruce Willis, Birds of Prey and Dogs Illegal Stamps

2007

Republic of Adygea 2007 Mushrooms Illegal Stamps

2008

Republic of Adygea 2008 Birds of Prey WWF Illegal Stamps

2009

Republic of Adygea 2009 Cactus Flowers Illegal Stamps

2011

Republic of Adygea 2011 Owls Illegal Stamps

2016

Republic of Adygea 2016 Paintings Illegal Stamps

Altai Region

The counterfeit illegal stamps in the name of this region are also named Altaj or Altay. On the online auction venues they can be found under any of the three names.

1992-6

Numerous counterfeit overprinted Russian stamps exist dating from 1992 to 1996. Many more than shown here.

Altai Region 1992-6 Illegal Stamps

1996

Altai Region 1996 Monkeys WWF Illegal Stamps

Here are fake Altai 1996 Horses First Day Covers.

Altai Region 1996 Horses Illegal Stamps FDC

1997

Altai Region 1997 Minerals and Gem Stones Illegal Stamps

1998

Altai Region 1998 Year of the Tiger Illegal Stamps

1999

Altai Region 1999 Dogs and Dinosaurs Illegal Stamps

2000

In 2000 quite a few of these counterfeit illegal stamps were made. These are only some of them.

Altai Region 2000 Bruce Willis Illegal Stamps

Altai Region 2000 Dogs Illegal Stamps

It is stated by some that these counterfeit WWF illegal stamps were made in 2000. There is no date on them.

Altai Region 2000 Butterflies and Birds WWF Illegal Stamps

Here are fake Altai postcards with the topic being Marilyn Monroe. There are numerous others. All are counterfeit.

Altai Region 2000 Marilyn Monroe Illegal Stamps Postcards

2001

Again in 2001 quite a few of these counterfeit illegal stamps were made. These are only some of them.

Altai Region 2001 Popular TV Shows Illegal Stamps
Altai Region 2001 World Wrestling Federation Illegal Stamps
Altai Region 2001 Sports Hall of Fame Illegal Stamps
Altai Region 2001 Dogs Illegal Stamps

2002

Altai Region 2002 Tom Cruise Illegal Stamps

2006

Altai Region 2006 Rabbits Illegal Stamps

2007

Altai Region 2007 Dolphins and Skiing Illegal Stamps

2008

Altai Region 2008 Birds of Prey WWF Illegal Stamps

2009

Altai Region 2009 Cactus Illegal Stamps

2010

Altai Region 2010 Owls Illegal Stamps
Altai Region 2010 Napoleon Illegal Stamps

2011

Altai Region 2011 Trains and Locomotives Illegal Stamps

2016

Altai Region 2016 Paintings Illegal Stamps

Amurskaya Province

Most of these fake stamps in the name of Amurskaya do not have year dates. Some have been stated to be from the year I place under. Whatever year they were made does not matter. Any "stamp" made under this provinces name is a counterfeit illegal stamp.

1992-6

Amurskaya Province 1992-6 Illegal Stamps

1996

Amurskaya Province 1996 Butterflies WWF and Mushrooms Illegal Stamps

1997

Amurskaya Province 1997 Butterflies and Dogs Illegal Stamps

1998

Amurskaya Province 1998 Princess Diana, Cats and Whales Illegal Stamps

1999-2000

Amurskaya Province 1999-2000 Birds WWF, Animals, Butterflies and Racing Cars Illegal Stamps

2001

Amurskaya Province 2001 Tigers and The Sopranos Illegal Stamps

2002

Amurskaya Province 2002 Colin Firth Illegal Stamps

Russian Antarctica

I could not find anything on the internet other than the documenting that stamps using this name are illegal.

Republic of Bashkortostan

This next group of examples is interesting. We see that Feigenbaum had produced the earlier counterfeits and then stopped in 2002. But in 2018 new fakes appear. Go figure! Noting some of the fake stamps use the name Bashkiria. All stamps with these names past and present are counterfeit illegal stamps!

1992-6

Republic of Bashkortostan 1992-6 Illegal Stamps

1996

Republic of Bashkortostan 1996 Birds of Prey WWF Illegal Stamps

1997

Republic of Bashkortostan 1997 Princess Diana Illegal Stamps

1998

The counterfeit Montero/Feigenbaum machine starts really churning out this garbage in this year. Many of the following counterfeit illegal stamps can only be found on the Stampdile database and are exclusive to their little network which at present is run by Avion Stamps. Thus the poor quality images.
The first image is of the fake stamps sold pretty much exclusively on the Avion website and through their fake user accounts on Delcampe. The website in its entire form has been fully downloaded and retained as evidence and proof that what is stated here is truth and fact.

Republic of Bashkortostan 1998 WWF, Horses, Minerals and Soccer Illegal Stamps

This second image shows more dating from 1998 sold by various sellers on eBay and Delcampe.

Republic of Bashkortostan 1998 Space Astronauts, Butterflies and Motorcycles Illegal Stamps

1999

All but the butterflies sheet I could only find available on the Avion site.

Republic of Bashkortostan 1999 Butterflies, Spice Girls, Cinema Stars, Dogs and Dinosaurs Illegal Stamps

2000

Again except for pieces of the Cameron Diaz sheet I could only find the rest available on the Avion site.

Republic of Bashkortostan 2000 Cameron Diaz, Lucy Lawless, Horses and Jimi Hendrix Illegal Stamps
Republic of Bashkortostan 2000 Concorde, Sting, Cats, Golf and Classic Cars Illegal Stamps

2001

Here we have another huge batch of this junk still being produced by the same source.

Republic of Bashkortostan 2001 Dogs and Cats Illegal Stamps
Republic of Bashkortostan 2001 Tiger Woods and Babe Ruth Illegal Stamps
Republic of Bashkortostan 2001 Russell Crowe, Freddie Mercury, Famous Actors, Freedom Fighters, X-43A Aircraft and Ferrari Illegal Stamps

2002

Then suddenly it appears to have stopped according to what is on the market and on the Avion website. Probably because of the circulars coming out from the Russian Federation.

Republic of Bashkortostan 2002 Vin Diesel Illegal Stamps

2010

I could find only this fake stamp sheet offered showing us a long period of no activity.

Republic of Bashkortostan 2010 Transparent Fish, Anthropoda and Fungi Illegal Stamps

2017

Now it begins again. These obviously made by the Eastern European counterfeit producers.

Republic of Bashkortostan 2017 Soviet Armies and Degas Paintings Illegal Stamps

2018

These newer issues are being mainly offered by users p3718583218 and slava1 on Delcampe and p3718583219 and avraham79 on eBay. The users are located in Taiwan and Belarus and the USA and much of what they sell is counterfeit. The users accounts should be permanently removed. AVOID!

Republic of Bashkortostan 2018 Small Retro Cars and World Cup soccer Illegal Stamps
Republic of Bashkortostan 2018 Endangered Species Birds and Animals Illegal Stamps
Republic of Bashkortostan 2018 Sailing Ships Illegal Stamps

2019
Republic of Bashkortostan 2019 Butterflies Illegal Stamps
Republic of Bashkortostan 2019 Birds Illegal Stamps

Republic of Buriatia

A massive number of illegal stamps have been produced in the name of this republic for years. So many I can only show you a few examples for most years.

1992-6

Republic of Buriatia 1992-6 Illegal Stamps

1995

This is part of a set that appears to be the only set produced in this year in the name of Buriatia. Of course the whole set is available at the Avion website which again shows the progression of the massive illegal stamps produced in the name of Buriatia.

Republic of Buriatia 1995 Birds Illegal Stamps

1996

Republic of Buriatia 1996 Illegal Stamps

1997

Republic of Buriatia 1997 Illegal Stamps

1998

Republic of Buriatia 1998 Illegal Stamps

1999

Republic of Buriatia 1999 Illegal Stamps

2000

Republic of Buriatia 2000 Illegal Stamps

2001

Republic of Buriatia 2001 Illegal Stamps

2002

Republic of Buriatia 2002 Illegal Stamps

2003

Republic of Buriatia 2003 Illegal Stamps

2006

Republic of Buriatia 2006 Illegal Stamps

2010

Here again we see the distinct style change from the British styles to the Eastern European styles.

Republic of Buriatia 2010 Illegal Stamps

2011

Republic of Buriatia 2011 Illegal Stamps

Buriatia Illegal Stamp Postcards

Republic of Buriatia Illegal Stamp Postcards

Republic of Chuvashia

Again, the same pattern is followed by the same producer.

1995

Republic of Chuvashia 1995 Illegal Stamps

1997

Republic of Chuvashia 1997 Butterflies WWF Illegal Stamps

1998

Republic of Chuvashia 1998 Illegal Stamps

1999

Republic of Chuvashia 1999 Illegal Stamps

2000

Republic of Chuvashia 2000 Illegal Stamps

2001

Republic of Chuvashia 2001 Illegal Stamps

2003

Republic of Chuvashia 2003 Illegal Stamps

2006

Republic of Chuvashia 2006 Illegal Stamps

2009

Here again the change from the British styles to the Eastern European styles.

Republic of Chuvashia 2009 Illegal Stamps

2010

Republic of Chuvashia 2010 Illegal Stamps

2011

Republic of Chuvashia 2011 Illegal Stamps

2014

Republic of Chuvashia 2014 Illegal Stamps

2016

Republic of Chuvashia 2016 Illegal Stamps

Republic of Daghestan

Most English speaking spell the republics name Dagestan. A massive number of counterfeit illegal stamps have been produced for this republic. Here are examples to use as reference. There are many more in the name of Dagestan.

1995

Republic of Dagestan 1995 Illegal Stamps

1996

Republic of Dagestan 1996 Illegal Stamps

1997

Republic of Dagestan 1997 Illegal Stamps

1998

Republic of Dagestan 1998 Illegal Stamps (Part 1)
Republic of Dagestan 1998 Illegal Stamps (Part 2)

1999

Republic of Dagestan 1999 Illegal Stamps (Part 1)
Republic of Dagestan 1999 Illegal Stamps (Part 2)

2000

Republic of Dagestan 2000 Illegal Stamps

2001

Republic of Dagestan 2001 Illegal Stamps

2003

Republic of Dagestan 2003 Illegal Stamps

2005

Republic of Dagestan 2005 Illegal Stamps

2006

Republic of Dagestan 2006 Illegal Stamps

2007

Republic of Dagestan 2007 Illegal Stamps

2008

Republic of Dagestan 2008 Illegal Stamps

2009

Republic of Dagestan 2009 Illegal Stamps

2013

Republic of Dagestan 2013 Illegal Stamps

Autonomous Region of Evenkia

Not a lot of counterfeit illegal stamps were made for this area. The ones that were made are of course from the same producer. The later counterfeits made closer to Russia.

1996

Autonomous Region of Evenkia 1996 Illegal Stamps

1997


I note that apparently quite a few of these fake stamps were sold in the Asia Stamp Exhibition in 1997. Yes, the criminal stamp dealers got away with it.

Autonomous Region of Evenkia 1997 Illegal Stamps

1998

The year dating may be wrong on this one but because many of the WWF counterfeits were made in this same style in 1998, I place it here. Again, no year date on the fake stamps.

Autonomous Region of Evenkia 1998 Illegal Stamps

1999

Autonomous Region of Evenkia 1999 Illegal Stamps

2000

Autonomous Region of Evenkia 2000 Illegal Stamps

2010

Autonomous Region of Evenkia 2010 Illegal Stamps

2014

Autonomous Region of Evenkia 2014 Illegal Stamps

Franz Josef Land

I could only find Russian stamps with fake overprints made between 1993 to 1996. All considered counterfeit.

1993-6

Franz Josef Land 1993-6 Illegal Stamps

Ingushia

Both Ingushia and the Republic of Ingushetia are one and the same. The counterfeiters used both names.

Republic of Ingushetia

The following examples show the use of the two different names. Again, everything is counterfeit and should not be purchased by anyone. A remarkable number of counterfeit illegal stamps were made for this republic!

1993-6

There is a massive number of different overprinted Russian stamps in the name of this republic. Proof of counterfeit usage is plentiful. Dealers who sell these and the following are committing a crime according to the laws governing counterfeit goods no matter what country they reside in.

Republic of Ingushetia (Ingushia) 1993-6 Illegal Stamps

1996

Republic of Ingushetia (Ingushia) 1996 Illegal Stamps

1996 Fake First Day Cover

Here we have even a fake FDC made for this illegal Ingushetia WWF souvenir sheet.

Republic of Ingushetia (Ingushia) 1996 WWF Illegal Stamp First Day Cover

1997

Republic of Ingushetia (Ingushia) 1997 Illegal Stamps (Part 1)

Not only do these criminal counterfeit producers play upon the emotions of collectors by creating memorial topics, but they go as far as to make them think they are buying semi-postal stamps that are donating to charity organizations like the Red Cross. I can assure you the Red cross never saw a dime from the sale of these fake Princess Diana souvenir sheets!

Republic of Ingushetia (Ingushia) 1997 Illegal Stamps (Part 2)

1998

They even produce fake booklets as the bottom WWF Butterflies counterfeit illegal stamp souvenir sheet shows....

Republic of Ingushetia (Ingushia) 1998 Illegal Stamps

1999

Republic of Ingushetia (Ingushia) 1999 Illegal Stamps

2000

Republic of Ingushetia (Ingushia) 2000 Illegal Stamps

2001

Republic of Ingushetia (Ingushia) 2001 Illegal Stamps

2003

Republic of Ingushetia (Ingushia) 2003 Illegal Stamps

2010

As you can see by other provinces and areas the same producer made all of this style in 2010. A really boring producer in my book. Repeatedly producing birds and owls, Soccer for the year and of course Napoleon and de Gaulle fake stamps. No originality at all. Just a criminal with a small mind full of greed. The user who is more than likely the producer was kicked off Delcampe long ago. So lazy he could not even take time to correct images that cut off the side of the fake stamps. Ahh well, they are worthless pieces of garbage anyway so who really cares?

Republic of Ingushetia (Ingushia) 2010 Illegal Stamps

2016

Noting this is the same producer in recent years. Always the same topics. Consistent counterfeit garbage producer (and seller I might add) not worth dealing with in any regards.

Republic of Ingushetia (Ingushia) 2016 Illegal Stamps

Republic of Ichkeria

Noting this republic is also found using Ickeria or Ickeri as the name. I found very little offered in the names but note that one criminal has tried to put a large quantity of vehicle related counterfeit stamps dating 2019 up recently.

1993-6

Proof of counterfeit usage is plentiful mainly on fake postcards.

Republic of Ichkeria 1993-6 Illegal Stamps

2008

Republic of Ichkeria 2008 Illegal Stamps

2010

Republic of Ichkeria 2010 Illegal Stamps

2013

Republic of Ichkeria 2013 Illegal Stamps

2014

Republic of Ichkeria 2014 Illegal Stamps

2019

The same rat dealer on Delcampe located in the Ukraine is at it again this year. They are not "FANTAZY LABELS". They are counterfeit stamps. This user is offering many sales of counterfeit stamps. The user needs to be removed from Delcampe permanently...

Republic of Ichkeria 2019 Illegal Stamps

Jewish Autonomous Region

The counterfeit stamps for this region were all made in the early 1990's. I could find no "modern" fakes. They are not "local" by any means as they were overprinted by a criminal stamp dealer in Europe.

1993-6

Proof of counterfeit usage is plentiful mainly on fake registered covers. The cancels and everything are fake. There are many more Russian stamps with different overprints on them. These are just a few examples.

Jewish Autonomous Region 1993-6 Illegal Stamps

Jewish Republic

Unlike the Jewish Autonomous Region, the Jewish Republic has a flurry of fake counterfeit stamps ranging from 1992 almost to present day! Again I must stress these are only examples. There are tons more. Many found on the Avion (aka Stampdile) website. Pure evidence of a counterfeit stamp dealer.

1992-6

Jewish Republic 1992-6 Illegal Stamps

1996

Jewish Republic 1996 Butterflies Illegal Stamps

1997

Jewish Republic 1997 Illegal Stamps (Part 1)
Jewish Republic 1997 Illegal Stamps (Part 2)

1998

Jewish Republic 1998 Illegal Stamps

1999

Jewish Republic 1999 Illegal Stamps (Part 1)
Jewish Republic 1999 Illegal Stamps (Part 2)

2000

Jewish Republic 2000 Illegal Stamps

Production of counterfeit illegal stamps in the name of the Jewish Republic virtually stopped in 2001 until this new freak appears in 2016....

2016

There are a number of "sets" this counterfeiter made. These are only a couple examples. The styles are all the same. Avoid them and the user that sells them!

Jewish Republic 2016 Illegal Stamps

2017

Jewish Republic 2017 Illegal Stamps

Republic of Kabardo-Balkaria

Numerous counterfeit stamps found in searches for Kabardo, Kabardino, Balkaria, Balkar and Balkarie. The counterfeiters were busy with this one!

1992-6

Noting these all use the name Kabardino-Balkar. These are just a few examples. There are many more.

Kabardo-Balkaria 1992-6 Illegal Stamps

1996

Noting the counterfeiters even made fake First Day Covers for some of them.

Kabardo-Balkaria 1996 Illegal Stamps

1997

Noting the Princess Diana Memoriam could only be found on the Avion Stamps (aka Stampdile) website and being sold on Delcampe by the criminal counterpart JandRStamps who is a knowingly aiding and abetting dealer selling a banned users goods. namely the user rogerpo99 who was kicked off Delcampe long ago for selling these counterfeit stamps.
All evidence retained and recorded from both sites. So obvious.....

Kabardo-Balkaria 1997 Princess Diana Illegal Stamps

1998

Here again we have copyright infringement of the WWF logo. Used over and over again by these counterfeiters to sell their fake garbage.

Kabardo-Balkaria 1998 WWF Illegal Stamps

1999
Kabardo-Balkaria 1999 Illegal Stamps

Here are examples of Counterfeit Illegal Stamp Postcards made in 1999. There are many more. Don't buy them!

Kabardo-Balkaria 1999 Illegal Stamp Counterfeit Postcards

2000
Kabardo-Balkaria 2000 Illegal Stamps

2001
Kabardo-Balkaria 2001 Bob Dylan Illegal Stamps

2004
I have found the user chessfan offers tons of counterfeit illegal stamps. Does not even let you know they are fake stamps. I for one would not be a "fan" of such a dealer.

Kabardo-Balkaria 2004 Chess Illegal Stamps

2010

In later years we have our Eastern European counterfeiters starting anew. Really shoddy printings that look like they were made on a cheap home computer printer. If you see them....report them!

Kabardo-Balkaria 2010 Illegal Stamps

2016
Kabardo-Balkaria 2016 Illegal Stamps

Republic of Kalmykia

In the initial search for Kalmykia on eBay and Delcampe (September 2019), a large number of ongoing sales are running on both sites. Again a massive production of these counterfeit illegal stamps ranging from 1992 to present times have been produced and are distributed worldwide. These are just examples of a few of them so you can recognize the fakes and the spelling. All "stamps" inscribed with this republics name as if used for postage are counterfeit stamps and are illegal to sell to anyone! It is a criminal offense in any country to do so. All will soon be banned from sales (when found) on the auction venues and persistent sellers will be punished....severely.

1992-6

Republic of Kalmykia 1992-6 Illegal Stamps

1996

Republic of Kalmykia 1996 Illegal Stamps

1997

Republic of Kalmykia 1997 Illegal Stamps

1998

The counterfeit producer went all out in this year. Even producing booklets, fake First Day Covers and fake postcards. There are many more than just these.
Beware of all! Avoid them and the sellers that sell them!

Republic of Kalmykia 1998 Illegal Stamps (Part 1)
Republic of Kalmykia 1998 Illegal Stamps (Part 2)
Republic of Kalmykia 1998 Illegal Stamp Counterfeit Postcards

1999

Republic of Kalmykia 1999 Illegal Stamps

2000

Republic of Kalmykia 2000 Illegal Stamps

2001

Republic of Kalmykia 2001 Illegal Stamps

2002

Republic of Kalmykia 2002 Illegal Stamps

2003

Republic of Kalmykia 2003 Illegal Stamps

2005

Republic of Kalmykia 2005 Illegal Stamps

2006

Republic of Kalmykia 2006 Elvis Presley Illegal Stamps

2007

Republic of Kalmykia 2007 Illegal Stamps

2010

Republic of Kalmykia 2010 Illegal Stamps

2011

Republic of Kalmykia 2011 Illegal Stamps

2014

Republic of Kalmykia 2014 Illegal Stamps

2016

This rat producer and seller just won't quit! Leaving Delcampe frame showing who it is. Again, no "fan" here....
Offering many counterfeit stamp sets like this as the above are showing. They are not "Private issues" nor "Fantazy Labels". They are counterfeit stamps.
Therefore this user is a counterfeit stamp seller which is a criminal offense in all countries including the Ukraine. Ukraine police ought to raid this guy....

Republic of Kalmykia 2016 Illegal Stamps

2017

Republic of Kalmykia 2017 Illegal Stamps

Kamchatka Region

Production of counterfeit stamps was and is smaller for the Kamchatka Region as far as later years. Production by the British counterfeit stamp producer ended in what appears to be 2001 although several do appear to be made by that producer in later years namely 2006 and 2008. Probably because profits from the regions was poor. Still there are many being offered and sold on eBay and Delcampe along with rouge sellers that infest and are allowed to sell counterfeit illegal stamps rampantly on Hipstamps and ebid. On a search for this region on Hipstamps at present you will find around 60 of the 80 listings on the site are counterfeit stamps mostly sold by around four main rouge dealers. Shame on Hipstamps management for knowingly allowing these people to boldly contaminate their site with illegal stamps. Shows how desperate the site is for money. Buyer beware!
Should the management change their attitude and go after these people I will change this accordingly. At present as of September 2021....nothing has changed.

1992-6

I repeat these are only a few examples. There are tons of different ones on the market. All are counterfeit illegal stamps. Just don't buy them. They are meaningless and worthless trash.

Kamchatka Region 1992-6 Illegal Stamps

1996

First here are Minerals and Butterflies counterfeit illegal stamps. Note the Hong Kong Exposition overprint on the Minerals souvenir sheets. How many collectors were and are still being ripped off with the counterfeit stamps?

Kamchatka Region 1996 Butterflies and Minerals Illegal Stamps

I note the following Dogs set and the Panda souvenir sheet are listed by various unscrupulous dealers with varies years of issue. Some saying 1996, some saying 1998 and so forth. Here is proof of the year. It is....1996. I note the illegal copyright infringing usage of the Scouts and WWF logo's. There is nothing "Official" about the FDC's. Completely fake!

Kamchatka Region 1996 Dogs Illegal Stamps
Kamchatka Region 1996 Panda Bear Illegal Stamps

1998

Kamchatka Region 1998 Illegal Stamps

1999

Kamchatka Region 1999 Illegal Stamps (Part 1)
Kamchatka Region 1999 Illegal Stamps (Part 2)

2000

Kamchatka Region 2000 Illegal Stamps

2001

Kamchatka Region 2001 Illegal Stamps

2005

Kamchatka Region 2005 Illegal Stamps

2006

Kamchatka Region 2006 Illegal Stamps

2007

Kamchatka Region 2007 Illegal Stamps

2008

Kamchatka Region 2008 Illegal Stamps

2010

Kamchatka Region 2010 Illegal Stamps

2011

Kamchatka Region 2011 Illegal Stamps

2014

Kamchatka Region 2014 Illegal Stamps

Karachevo-Cherkessia

Also found in searches for Karachay, Karachaevo, Karatchaievo, Caratchaevo, Cherkesia and Tcherkessie. Not a lot of counterfeit stamps were produced for this region but still they exist.

1992-6

Karachevo-Cherkessia 1992-6 Illegal Stamps

1996

Dealers are dating this from anywhere between 1992 to 2000. Here is the proof it was made in 1996. And yes, still all fake, counterfeit and illegal!

Karachevo-Cherkessia 1996 Illegal Stamps

1997

Karachevo-Cherkessia 1997 Princess Diana Illegal Stamps

1998

Karachevo-Cherkessia 1998 WWF Illegal Stamps

1999

In this year the British criminal counterfeit producer made a number of sets and postcards.
Gleefully ripping off Stamp Exhibition visitors, Dinosaur stamp collectors, Train stamp collectors and Birds and Pigeon Stamp collectors.

Karachevo-Cherkessia 1999 Illegal Stamps
Gleefully ripping off Tiger collectors.

Karachevo-Cherkessia 1999 Tigers Illegal Stamps

Gleefully ripping off Cat collectors.

Karachevo-Cherkessia 1999 Cats Illegal Stamps

Gleefully ripping off Dog collectors.

Karachevo-Cherkessia 1999 Dogs Illegal Stamps

Gleefully ripping off postcard collectors with fake Titanic and Chess related counterfeits.

Karachevo-Cherkessia 1999 Titanic and Chess Illegal Stamp Postcards

Here is proof of counterfeit usage of one of the Titanic postcards. This is why all illegal stamps must be considered counterfeit goods. Any of them can be used in this way defrauding the postal administrations of any country. This counterfeit was mailed in 2009!! Years after it was produced.....

Karachevo-Cherkessia 1999 Titanic Illegal Stamp Postcard Fraudulently Used

2000

Karachevo-Cherkessia 2000 Illegal Stamps

2003

Karachevo-Cherkessia 2003 Illegal Stamps

2006

Karachevo-Cherkessia 2006 Illegal Stamps

2010

Karachevo-Cherkessia 2010 Illegal Stamps

Republic of Karelia

Here again we have a massive number of counterfeit stamps produced in the name of the Karelia Republic.

1992-6

Noting numerous "variations" of overprints on Russian stamps. One that is not connected by many is the use of the City name Petroskoi. It is the capital city within the Karelia Republic. Whole "series" with this name are made and promoted as the 1st issue, 2nd issue and so forth for this republic. Again, all of them are counterfeit illegal stamps produced by a British producer to rip you off! Do not listen to any stamp "dealer" trying to convince you they are authentic or genuine local issues in any regards.

Indeed, back in World War II Finland occupied the region and there are many Finnish stamps with these kind of overprints with the name Karjala (see Karjala section) on them. They are highly collectible. These are where the British counterfeit producer got his idea to make the overprinted Russian stamps. Thus these unscrupulous dealers are mixing the counterfeit sales in the searches for Karelia genuine local issues. Other than that, the two have nothing in common and the counterfeit overprinted Russian stamps should be weeded out of the searches forcefully. Noting there are not many counterfeits with the name Karelia, but there are a ton with the name Karjala (see Karjala section).

Republic of Karelia 1992-6 Illegal Stamps

1996

It is interesting to note that the same printer of these as shown by the color guide on the Formula I counterfeit block is the same printer used to make the unauthorized reprints of the Saint Vincent 1985 Elvis Presley stamp issues including the fake inverts at around the same time these were produced. All produced and distributed by Clive Feigenbaum and Juan Montero.

Republic of Karelia 1996 Illegal Stamps

1997

In this year many more counterfeit illegal stamps were produced in the name of Karelia. All are worthless and according to international law....illegal to sell. Yet these "dealers" continue to proliferate them to this day. Here are examples for 1997.

Republic of Karelia 1997 Illegal Stamps Part 1)
Republic of Karelia 1997 Illegal Stamps Part 2)
Republic of Karelia 1997 Illegal Stamps Part 3)

1998

The production of the counterfeits continued rampantly in 1998.

Republic of Karelia 1998 Illegal Stamps Part 1)
Republic of Karelia 1998 Illegal Stamps Part 2)
Republic of Karelia 1998 Illegal Stamps Part 3)

1999

Republic of Karelia 1999 Illegal Stamps

2000

Republic of Karelia 2000 Illegal Stamps

2001

Republic of Karelia 2001 Illegal Stamps

2002

In 2002 it is like the producer went insane creating all kinds of sheets of celebrities, rock stars and the pope! Also Millenium garbage all of it being counterfeit!

Republic of Karelia 2002 Illegal Stamps Part 1)
Republic of Karelia 2002 Illegal Stamps Part 2)
Republic of Karelia 2002 Illegal Stamps Part 3)

Most of these tiny images of what appear to be exclusively sold counterfeits were picked up from our friendly counterfeit stamp dealer....Avion Stamps.

Republic of Karelia 2002 Illegal Stamps Part 4)

2003

Republic of Karelia 2003 Illegal Stamps

2004

Of course! More Lord of the Rings counterfeit stamps. He must have made a killing on them! Except I only found them for sale on...you guessed it....the Avion website....

Republic of Karelia 2004 Lord of the Rings Two Towers Illegal Stamps

2010

Everything stopped it appears until 2010 when our shoddy Eastern Europe producer arrives on the market. Seems to be always the three same subjects in this year. Owls, Napoleon and the 2010 World Cup soccer themes. Here's an example. Always being sold by a good for nothing user on Delcampe......exclusively.....so obvious.

Republic of Karelia 2010 Illegal Stamps

2013

Republic of Karelia 2013 Illegal Stamps

2016

Republic of Karelia 2016 Illegal Stamps

Karjala

Another massive spewing of counterfeit stamps in the name of Karjala has and is circulating on the stamp market. Karjala is another name for Karelia and is therefore a little confusing for the stamp collector. It is the Finnish name for the republic. You will find the counterfeits named Karjala being sold in searches for either name. There were many more counterfeit overprinted Russian stamps made by the British producer in the name of Karjala than in the name of Karelia. He obviously enjoyed the confusion caused by the names and used it to his advantage to produce even more fake stamps.

1992-6

Noting there are many more different overprinted Russian stamps than what are shown here. All are counterfeit illegal stamps in the name of Karjala.

Karjala 1992-6 Illegal Stamps

1996

Again as before with the many other Russian provinces and republics our British counterfeit producer and distributors create illegal stamps in the same styles in the name of Karjala starting in 1996. It is one reason why they became a millionaires. A true nightmare for philately worldwide as you can see and it is still one to this day. All of the following illegal stamps in the name of Karjala are considered counterfeit by the Russian Federation and yet....they are doing nothing to stop the proliferation of them. Once again I point out that there are many more than what are imaged here. These are just examples for you to understand what to recognize and avoid.

Karjala 1996 Illegal Stamps

1997

Karjala 1997 Illegal Stamps (Part 1)
Karjala 1997 Illegal Stamps (Part 2)
Karjala 1997 Illegal Stamps (Part 3)

1998

Karjala 1998 Illegal Stamps (Part 1)
Karjala 1998 Illegal Stamps (Part 2)

1999

Karjala 1999 Illegal Stamps (Part 1)
Karjala 1999 Illegal Stamps (Part 2)

There are a dozen or more different fake postcards relating to chess like these that the counterfeit producer created in 1999. Don't buy them!

Karjala 1999 Chess Illegal Stamp Postcards

2000

Karjala 2000 Illegal Stamps

2001

Karjala 2001 Illegal Stamps

2002

Karjala 2002 Illegal Stamps

Then the British counterfeit producer seems to have stopped. Until 2005 when our Eastern Europe producer steps in. Don't let these criminal dealers try to convince you they are "Cinderella stamps" or labels or local issues. They are counterfeit stamps inscribed with a real republics name with a monetary value inscribed on them which makes them counterfeit stamps with intent to defraud the postal service and collectors.

2005

Karjala 2005 Illegal Stamps

2006

Karjala 2006 Illegal Stamps

2007

Karjala 2007 Illegal Stamps

2010

This is part of a huge set I found being sold on Delcampe in the past produced and sold by a producer in Spain. See some of my country reference sections to see more fake garbage produced by this criminal. This is just one image from it. It is still out there being circulated. Counterfeit!

Karjala 2010 Illegal Stamps

2011

Karjala 2011 Illegal Stamps

Republic of Khakasia

The counterfeit illegal stamps are mainly found under searches for Khakassia, Chakasia and Hakasia. The really bad cons try to hide using these wrong names.

1992-6

Noting there are many more different overprinted Russian stamps than what are shown here. All are counterfeit illegal stamps in the name of Khakasia, many inscribed Hakasia.

Republic of Khakasia 1992-6 Illegal Stamps

1997

It appears the British producer started out slow in producing counterfeit stamps in the name of Khakasia. Noting he always used the misspelled names to avoid detection. On the Avion Stamps website which uses the database made by the producer and distributor you will find all that are left in their stock under the name Chakasia.

Republic of Khakasia 1997 Princess Diana Illegal Stamps

1997-1998

Due to no date placed on these and no reference to them on the Avion site i am placing them in the years 1997 and 1998. The styles are common for that time. Perhaps someone out there has more detailed information as to when they were actually made. feel free to contact me if you do.

Republic of Khakasia 1997-1998 Illegal Stamps

1998

I could only find this one counterfeit sheet referenced as dating 1998 and yes, it is only available at the Avion site.

Republic of Khakasia 1998 Illegal Stamps

1999

I could only find this one counterfeit sheet referenced as dating 1999. It is being sold in several places and is the only referenced sheet dating 1999 on the Avion site.

Republic of Khakasia 1999 Butterflies Illegal Stamps

2000

In the year 2000 the British producer went all out producing a massive number of counterfeit illegal stamps in the name of the Republic of Khakasia. This is not all of them. Note the changing of the name from Hakasia to Khakassia.

Republic of Khakasia 2000 Illegal Stamps (Part 1)

Here we have a massive production of Norman Rockwell Scouting Paintings depicted on the counterfeit stamps. The producer going as far as to create fake First Day covers in sets of 11. Everything is fake including the cancels. Avoid them and the dealers who proliferate them!

Republic of Khakasia 2000 Illegal Stamps (Part 2)
Republic of Khakasia 2000 Illegal Stamps (Part 3)

2001

Republic of Khakasia 2001 Illegal Stamps (Part 1)
Republic of Khakasia 2001 Illegal Stamps (Part 2)

2003

It appears the producer "took a break" in 2002. Then another production of counterfeit stamps in 2003.

Republic of Khakasia 2003 Illegal Stamps (Part 1)
Republic of Khakasia 2003 Illegal Stamps (Part 2)

And then he stopped.....or maybe not?
A new producer appears.

2005
Republic of Khakasia 2005 Illegal Stamps

2007
Republic of Khakasia 2007 Illegal Stamps

2008

This looks like the British producers style yes? But as you can see below it the same style is used and they are definitely made by the Eastern European producers. Or is there collaboration between the two which is most likely the case.

Republic of Khakasia 2008 Illegal Stamps

2009

The Eastern European producer takes over.....

Republic of Khakasia 2009 Illegal Stamps

2011

And starts spewing out this counterfeit garbage!

Republic of Khakasia 2011 Illegal Stamps

2011

There are a number of other sheets like these this counterfeit producer made. Avoid them all!

Republic of Khakasia 2013 Illegal Stamps

Autonomous Region of Koriakia

1992-6

Noting there are many more different overprinted Russian stamps than what are shown here. Koriakia is not a republic. All are counterfeit illegal stamps in the name of Koriakia.

Autonomous Region of Koriakia 1992-6 Illegal Stamps

1998

The British producer appears to have ignored this region at first as I could only find counterfeit stamps for the year 1998 to start with available. We can see that the same pattern is being followed and he stops in 2003. Of course our Eastern European producer comes in 2010 with a slew of garbage and then he too seems to stop for this region. I note the user that offered the 2010 counterfeits was kicked off Delcampe. Good!

Autonomous Region of Koriakia 1998 Illegal Stamps (Part 1)
Autonomous Region of Koriakia 1998 Illegal Stamps (Part 2)

1999

Autonomous Region of Koriakia 1999 Illegal Stamps (Part 1)
Autonomous Region of Koriakia 1999 Illegal Stamps (Part 2)

2000

Autonomous Region of Koriakia 2000 Illegal Stamps

2001

Autonomous Region of Koriakia 2001 Illegal Stamps

2003

Autonomous Region of Koriakia 2003 Illegal Stamps

2010

Autonomous Region of Koriakia 2010 Illegal Stamps

Kolguev Island

Very little was produced by the British producer for Kolguev Island. Only a couple sets of counterfeit overprinted Russian stamps and one set of counterfeit Arctic Fauna stamps made in 1999. It appears nobody else has interest in producing counterfeit stamps for this island.

1992-6

Kolguev Island 1992-6 Illegal Stamps

1999

Kolguev Island 1999 Arctic Fauna Illegal Stamps

Komi Republic

And then we have the counterfeit illegal stamps produced in the name of the Komi Republic. A massive number of counterfeit stamps produced by the British producer through 2004 and a couple by the Eastern European producer dating 2010. There is a large number of these counterfeits being offered and sold on eBay and the other venues mainly being offered by the usual counterfeit illegal stamp dealers that plague the venues.
There are way too many to show all of them on this page. The examples show you the different varieties of printings and Russian lettering so you can recognize them and avoid them and the criminal dealers who sell them.

1992-6

Komi Republic 1992-6 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps

1996

It appears only these two counterfeit sets were created in 1996 in the name of the Komi Republic. I note that the one with the color guide is again proof that Juan Montero and Clive Feigenbaum (owner of Stampdile) were the ones behind all of this as the color guide is proof of printing by the same printer as was used to make the Saint Vincent unauthorized reprints of the 1985 Michael Jackson and Elvis Presley stamps including the fake inverts of the Elvis Presley stamps. A forensic analysis of the papers used, the gum and the inks would prove they and these counterfeit illegal stamps are all made by the same producer. A real blunder on their part for leaving this evidence.
Noting the Deer block is only available on the Avion website and is the only set noted to be made in 1996. The Avion Stamps website the only site left using the Feigenbaum database which is the road map to follow the history of the counterfeit illegal stamp production made by this producer and distributer. The database preserved as evidence and proof of the association between the two sites (Stampdile no longer online) and the two owners families has also been retained.

Komi Republic 1996 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps

1997

In 1997 production of counterfeit illegal stamps by this producer began on a massive scale. Following are examples. They are not all that were produced by any means. The examples are meant to show you the scale of the problem caused by the producer and his network of "friends" and to guide you in what to look for and recognize as counterfeit stamps so you can avoid them and the dealers who are trying to rip you off with them.

Komi Republic 1997 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps (Part 1)
Komi Republic 1997 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps (Part 2)

Here we have the fake Chess related sets. I note that dealers list these and many of the other counterfeit stamps under a variety of years because the year is not inscribed on many of the counterfeit stamps. This was part of the design to confuse dealers and collectors. At the bottom of this image is a fake First Day Cover verifying these to be made in 1997. The producer should have been arrested for using a false instrument (being the fake cancel) and producing the counterfeit stamps in the first place. It is too late now. Now we are in process of cleaning up his massive mess he left behind.

Komi Republic 1997 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps (Part 3)

1998

Komi Republic 1998 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps (Part 1)
Komi Republic 1998 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps (Part 2)
Komi Republic 1998 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps (Part 3)

1999

Komi Republic 1999 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps (Part 1)
Komi Republic 1999 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps (Part 2)
Komi Republic 1999 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps (Part 3)

1999 Komi Republic Counterfeit Postcards (Postal Stationary)

In 1999 the producer had a large number of counterfeit illegal stamp postcards made with the topics of Chess and Minerals. These are just a couple examples.

Komi Republic 1999 Counterfeit Illegal Stamp Postcards (Postal Stationary)

2000

In 2000 the producer began making numerous large sheets like these. Note the exact style as the Mayfair International sheets made in the name of many other victimized countries. They are indeed with no doubt made by Montero and crew.

Komi Republic 2000 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps (Part 1)
Komi Republic 2000 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps (Part 2)

2001

Komi Republic 2001 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps (Part 1)

These rat counterfeit illegal stamp producers and their counterfeit dealing buddies prey on everyone using topics like the 9/11 terrorist attack on the U.S. Twin Towers by producing them in the year of the tragedy for maximum sales.

Komi Republic 2001 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps (Part 2)
Komi Republic 2001 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps (Part 3)

2002

Komi Republic 2002 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps (Part 1)
Komi Republic 2002 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps (Part 2)

2003

Komi Republic 2003 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps (Part 1)
Komi Republic 2003 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps (Part 2)
Komi Republic 2003 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps (Part 3)

2004

This was the last year the British counterfeit producer made illegal stamps in the name of the Komi Republic.

Komi Republic 2004 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps (Part 1)
Komi Republic 2004 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps (Part 2)

Then in 2005 the Eastern European producer starts.

2005

Komi Republic 2005 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps

2007

Komi Republic 2007 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps

2010

Komi Republic 2010 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps

2016

Komi Republic 2016 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps

Kunashir Island

Kunashir Island is part of the Kuril Islands. Very little is found in regards to illegal stamps in the islands name. I could only find one set with the name in English stated to be made in 1998 and one souvenir sheet from a counterfeit Kuril Islands 1999 dog series with the name in Russian lettering.

1998

Kunashir Island 1998 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps

1999

The series is for the Kuril Islands and the souvenir sheets have names of various islands on them. This one has Kunashir on it.

Kunashir Island 1999 Dogs Counterfeit Illegal Stamps

Kuril islands

Numerous counterfeit Russian overprint stamps exist for the Kuril Islands. The British producer did not make as many counterfeit illegal stamps for the Kuril Islands although in 1999 he did make an extensive Dogs series.

1992-6

Kuril Islands 1992-6 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps

1996

Kuril Islands 1996 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps

1997

Kuril Islands 1997 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps

1998

Kuril Islands 1998 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps

1999

Here are examples of that counterfeit Dogs series I mentioned. There are a total of twenty of these souvenir sheets in the series. All are worthless.

Kuril Islands 1999 Dogs Counterfeit Illegal Stamps

Here are examples from a Presidents of the United States series and some others. There are five Presidents souvenir sheets. Again....worthless.
Note the color guides. Same printer.....same producer.

Kuril Islands 1999 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps

2000

Kuril Islands 2000 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps

2001

This was the last year the British counterfeit producer made illegal stamps in the name of the Kuril Islands.

Kuril Islands 2001 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps (Part 1)
Kuril Islands 2001 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps (Part 2)

I found only one sale of the Eastern European producers junk.

2008

Kuril Islands 2008 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps

Litke Islands

I could find very little for Litke Islands. Appears that only some recent counterfeit illegal stamps were produced in 2017. I could find nothing older under the search.

2017

Litke Islands 2017 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps

Mari-El Republic

Also found in search terms for Marij El.

1992-6

Mari-El Republic 1992-6 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps

1996

Mari-El Republic 1996 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps

1997

Mari-El Republic 1997 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps

1998

Mari-El Republic 1998 WWF Counterfeit Illegal Stamps

1999

It appears that in 1999 the British counterfeit stamp producer only had counterfeit Motorcycle related postcards made. Around 16 different ones made.

Mari-El Republic 1999 Motorcycles Counterfeit Illegal Stamp Postcards

2000

Mari-El Republic 2000 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps

2001

Mari-El Republic 2001 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps

2001 Postcard

It appears that in 2001 the British counterfeit stamp producer only printed one counterfeit Winston Churchill related postcard. The last counterfeit made in the name of Mari-El by this producer.

Mari-El Republic 2001 Winston Churchill Counterfeit Illegal Stamp Postcard

I found only one sale of the Eastern European producers junk for Mari-El Republic as well. It shows these criminals will and can produce more at any time.

2016

Mari-El Republic 2016 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps

Republic of Mordovia

Can be found hidden under searches for Moldavia or Moldova.
Production and distribution of counterfeit illegal stamps in the name of the Republic of Mordovia was enacted by the British producer and his goons on a massive scale through 2004.
Then in 2006 again the Eastern European producer started up. There are many more counterfeit illegal stamps using the name Mordovia than are shown here. All "stamps" using the name unless genuine Russian stamps that reference the republic or its culture are counterfeit and are illegal to sell in any country.
Criminal charges can and should be brought up against the main stamp dealers who have been selling them all these years.

1992-6

All overprinted Russian stamps that are like these are counterfeits.

Republic of Mordovia 1992-6 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps

1996

Any First Day Covers bearing these counterfeit stamps are worthless. The cancels being created by a criminal using false instruments.

Republic of Mordovia 1996 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps

1996 Booklets

Any Booklets bearing these counterfeit stamps are worthless. The criminal producer was obsessed with using the WWF logo using it on hundreds of counterfeit illegal stamps and souvenir sheets in the name of over 60 countries and 60 republics and territories. He was pure evil in the stamp world and made a fortune by ripping off now millions of collectors all over the world. His "buddies" and related still at it to this day in 2021.

Republic of Mordovia 1996 Counterfeit Illegal Stamp Booklets

1997

Republic of Mordovia 1997 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps (Part 1)
Republic of Mordovia 1997 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps (Part 2)

1998

Republic of Mordovia 1998 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps (Part 1)
Republic of Mordovia 1998 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps (Part 2)

1999

Republic of Mordovia 1999 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps (Part 1)
Republic of Mordovia 1999 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps (Part 2)
Republic of Mordovia 1999 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps (Part 3)
Republic of Mordovia 1999 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps (Part 4)
Republic of Mordovia 1999 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps (Part 5)

1999 Postcards

Numerous fake postcards in the name of the Republic of Mordovia were created in 1999. Here are examples. Also worthless and should be avoided.

Republic of Mordovia 1999 Counterfeit Illegal Stamp Postcards

2000

Republic of Mordovia 2000 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps (Part 1)
Republic of Mordovia 2000 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps (Part 2)

2001

Republic of Mordovia 2001 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps (Part 1)
Republic of Mordovia 2001 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps (Part 2)
Republic of Mordovia 2001 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps (Part 3)

2002

Republic of Mordovia 2002 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps

Here I found these counterfeit Xena the Warrior Princess stamp sheets being sold pretty much exclusively by Avion Stamps and the fake Xena First Day Covers (which there are more than shown) being what appears to be exclusively sold by user beyond_collectibles on eBay in the collectibles categories. This shows how far reaching these counterfeits have gone. They effect not only stamp collectors, but memorabilia collectors and many other types of collectors. Is the user stating they are illegal stamps? Absolutely not! May not know what they are which I doubt. This is the deceit that has ripped off millions of collectors and dealers over the years. This user states they are "rare". How does he/she know this? Do they know the counterfeit producer or distributer personally? If so they are associating with criminals. Counterfeit stamps are not "rare" and therefore this user is making false claims to sell their false products. Avoid!

Republic of Mordovia 2002 Counterfeit Xena Illegal Stamps

2003

Republic of Mordovia 2003 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps

Here the counterfeit producer made a bunch of Pope John Paul II illegal stamps. This producer was obsessed with him as well. Must have sold well....

Republic of Mordovia 2003 Counterfeit Pope John Paul II Illegal Stamps

2004

Finally he stopped after making these counterfeit Mordovia Harry Potter stamp sheets.

Republic of Mordovia 2004 Harry Potter Counterfeit Illegal Stamps

Then the Eastern European producer started.

2006

Republic of Mordovia 2006 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps

2007

Republic of Mordovia 2007 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps

2010

Republic of Mordovia 2010 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps

2011

Republic of Mordovia 2011 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps

2014

Republic of Mordovia 2014 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps

2016

Republic of Mordovia 2016 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps

New Land Island

It appears only one set of Russian stamps have counterfeit overprints on them and the British producer did not make anything else in the name of New Land Island.

1992-6

New Land Island 1992-6 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps

Republic of North Ossetia

Numerous counterfeit stamps have been produced in the name of North Ossetia as well. The British producer did not make as many as for some republics though. Here is what to be aware of.

1992-6

Here are examples of the counterfeit overprint stamps. There are others.

North Ossetia 1992-6 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps

1996

I could only find this one counterfeit block and fake First Day Cover for it for the year 1996. Only being sold on the Avion Stamps website.

North Ossetia 1996 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps

1997

Again, I could only find this Princess Diana counterfeit block and counterfeit Satellites souvenir sheet for the year 1997. Again, only being sold on the Avion Stamps website.

North Ossetia 1997 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps

1998

North Ossetia 1998 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps (Part 1)
North Ossetia 1998 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps (Part 2)

1999

North Ossetia 1999 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps (Part 1)
North Ossetia 1999 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps (Part 2)

1999 Postcards

Again the British producer creates another group of counterfeit postcards. This time in the name of North Ossetia. Here are examples.

North Ossetia 1999 Counterfeit Illegal Stamp Postcards

2000

I could only find these two counterfeit stamp sheets dating 2000. Again, only available on the Avion website.

North Ossetia 2000 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps

2001

It appears the British producer ended production of counterfeit stamps for this republic in 2001. Again, these last two sheets only available on the Avion website.

North Ossetia 2001 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps

And then of course the Eastern European took over.

2008

North Ossetia 2008 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps

2009

North Ossetia 2009 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps

2013

Found these on eBay being exclusively sold by user hmaraboss777. In viewing the users account I can see he/she is a counterfeit stamp dealer of the worst kind. Not even trying to say "fantazy label" like on Delcampe where this user has been kicked several times. One for the "chopping block". Your time is short buddy.... I will assure that now that I have found you.

North Ossetia 2013 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps

2014

And exclusively from our buddy on Delcampe fan_at2. Good for nothing dealer to avoid.

North Ossetia 2014 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps

Novosibirsk Islands

Very little produced for the Novosibirsk Islands. The concentration by the counterfeit producers was and is on the Sakha Yakutia Republic of which the Novosibirsk Islands are part of.

1992-6

Here are examples of the counterfeit overprint stamps. There may be others.

Novosibirsk Islands 1992-6 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps

1999

Only this one Dinosaurs souvenir sheet is listed on the Avion site and available on the internet. I could find no other counterfeit illegal stamps in the name of the islands. I wonder how many people got ripped off at the 1999 PHILEX Stamp convention in France that year with this counterfeit and how many have and are being ripped off with it to this day.

Novosibirsk Islands 1999 Dinosaurs Counterfeit Illegal Stamps

Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)

A huge number of counterfeit illegal stamps were produced in the name of Sakha Yakutia. Many different counterfeit overprint stamps from 1992-6 observed.
There are a number of variations for the name of this republic. Sakha Republic, Yakutia Republic, Yakutia-Sacha, Sacha-Yakutia, Sakha-Jakutia, Sacha Yakutia, Sacha Republic, Yakutia. The bottom line is that they are all counterfeit illegal stamps unless they are genuine Russian stamps without overprints that only reference the republic within the topic of the stamp(s). As far as that is concerned....there are none.

1992-6

Here are examples of the counterfeit overprint stamps. There are many others.

Republic of Sakha Yakutia 1992-6 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps (Part 1)
Republic of Sakha Yakutia 1992-6 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps (Part 2)

1996

Republic of Sakha Yakutia 1996 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps

1997

Republic of Sakha Yakutia 1997 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps (Part 1)
Republic of Sakha Yakutia 1997 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps (Part 2)
Republic of Sakha Yakutia 1997 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps (Part 3)
Republic of Sakha Yakutia 1997 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps (Part 4)

1998

Republic of Sakha Yakutia 1998 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps (Part 1)
Republic of Sakha Yakutia 1998 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps (Part 2)
Republic of Sakha Yakutia 1998 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps (Part 3)

1999

Republic of Sakha Yakutia 1999 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps

1999 Postcards

It appears the producer slowed production of counterfeit stamps in the name of Yakutia in this year. Possibly because of the concentration of counterfeit postcards produced. Here are a few examples from several larger sets. There are four Great People of the 20th Century cards and twelve Greenpeace cards.

Republic of Sakha Yakutia 1999 Counterfeit Illegal Stamp Postcards

2000

Republic of Sakha Yakutia 2000 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps (Part 1)
Republic of Sakha Yakutia 2000 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps (Part 2)

2001

Republic of Sakha Yakutia 2001 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps

2002

Republic of Sakha Yakutia 2002 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps

2003

Republic of Sakha Yakutia 2003 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps

2008

In 2008 the Spanish counterfeit producer who was and is heavily involved in some of the African countries tried to put his mitts into it with his usual counterfeit Olympic theme garbage. It appears the British producer made one more with his WWF obsession before leaving the scene in this year.

Republic of Sakha Yakutia 2008 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps

2009

Then the Eastern European producer took over.

Republic of Sakha Yakutia 2009 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps

2010

Republic of Sakha Yakutia 2010 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps

2011

Republic of Sakha Yakutia 2011 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps (Part 1)
Republic of Sakha Yakutia 2011 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps (Part 2)

2014

Republic of Sakha Yakutia 2014 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps

Sakhalin Region

Sakhalin or Sakhalin Island is the largest Island of the Russian Federation. Sometimes wrongly listed under Sakha Yakutia because of confusion with the Russian Cyrillic lettering "CAXA". Numerous counterfeit illegal stamps were produced in the name of Sakhalin from 1992 through 2016. There are genuine older Japanese stamps in the name of Sakhalin and genuine Russian postcards and mailings to and from this island.

1992-6

Here are examples of the counterfeit overprint stamps. There are many others.

Sakhalin 1992-6 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps

1996

Sakhalin 1996 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps

1997

Quite the production of counterfeit illegal stamps in the name of Sakhalin was done by the British producer in 1997. Even fake color proofs of one set are available.

Sakhalin 1997 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps

Here we have a counterfeit First Day Cover for the Chess set including use of a false instrument to produce counterfeit cancels. Totally worthless....

Sakhalin 1997 Chess Counterfeit Illegal Stamps and First Day Cover

Here we have the counterfeit 1997 Sakhalin Prehistoric Man set broken from one of the pane. Below it an image taken from the user noblespirit on eBay who is selling a set of progressive color proofs of the panes. The user is asking $97.50 for it! Price "was" $150.00!! The user states "An excellent addition to your collection or investment portfolio!" They are worthless counterfeits and therefore this statement by the user is misleading and false.
The problem with major "consignment" dealers like this is they do not check anything about the stamp consignments they receive. They will basically accept consignments from anyone and take their word for it that the stamps are genuine. These fake progressive color proofs are basically exclusively sold on the Avion Stamps website and are probably (95% certain) consigned by the owner or one of his criminal associates. There is nothing said in the sale about what these really are. Therefore the listing by noblespirit is fraudulent and should be removed. Counterfeit stamps are not allowed to be sold on eBay according to the eBay stamp policy. There are many cases of this user selling counterfeits and forgeries like these. A lot of proof and evidence is retained so the user cannot deny this fact nor fight me on it. This user is just being shown as an example. There are many of these kind of dealers and auction houses. When confronted their excuse is their volume and turnover is too large to inspect every sale. This "excuse" should not be tolerated and these people should be forced into inspecting everything they offer to the public because all they are doing is proliferating the sale and production of counterfeit stamps and forgeries by criminals bent on ripping you off! Therefore in my opinion, noblespirit is not so noble at all.

Sakhalin 1997 Prehistoric Man Counterfeit Illegal Stamps and Progressive Color Proofs

Here are a few more examples of the counterfeits made in 1997 in the name of Sakhalin.

Sakhalin 1997 More Counterfeit Illegal Stamps

1998

Sakhalin 1998 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps

1999

Sakhalin 1999 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps

2000

Sakhalin 2000 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps

2001

Sakhalin 2001 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps

2002

Sakhalin 2002 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps

It appears that the British producer again stopped in 2002 although there are connections with sales of counterfeits produced by the Spanish producer in 2009 and 2010 by associated distributors of the British producer.

2003

Sakhalin 2003 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps

I could find no other counterfeit stamps in the name of Sakhalin dating after 2003 until 2009. The user Newshop2012 (a prolific illegal stamp seller on Hipstamps) appears to have exclusive sales of these next counterfeits dating 2009 and 2010. It is interesting that this user uses the exact same images for some older counterfeits in the name of Sakhalin as the user rogerpo99 (Avion Stamps), thus a connection between the two accounts on Hipstamps and the Spanish producer of the 2009 and 2010 counterfeit illegal stamps.

2009

Noting there are many more of this style made in 2009. These are just a couple examples. Note the "Local Mail" inscription. There was and is no "local mail" in Sakhalin.

Sakhalin 2009 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps

2010

Noting again there are many more of this style made in 2010. These are just a few examples.

Sakhalin 2010 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps

In 2010 the Eastern European producer also started producing counterfeit stamps in the name of Sakhalin.

Sakhalin 2010 Eastern European Produced Counterfeit Illegal Stamps

2014

Sakhalin 2014 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps

2016

Sakhalin 2016 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps

Spitsbergen Island

It appears only some counterfeit overprinted Russian stamps were produced in the name of Spitsbergen Island back in 1995.

1995

Spitsbergen Island 1995 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps

Republic of Tatarstan

A huge number of counterfeit illegal stamps in the name of Tartarstan have been produced mainly by the British producer. In searches on the auction venues numerous sales of them are being offered.
This must be ended.

1992-6

Here are examples of the counterfeit overprint stamps in the name of the Tatarstan Republic. There are many others.

Republic of Tatarstan 1992-6 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps

1996

Here the British producer again creates counterfeit WWF related stamps with counterfeit First Day Covers.

Republic of Tatarstan 1996 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps

Also producing counterfeit WWF stamp booklets. Each booklet pane shown is in the same generic cover shown.

Republic of Tatarstan 1996 Counterfeit Illegal Stamp Booklets

Much more was produced than what follows. All years are for examples only and do not cover everything that was made.

1997

Republic of Tatarstan 1997 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps (Part 1)
Republic of Tatarstan 1997 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps (Part 2)
Republic of Tatarstan 1997 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps (Part 3)

1998

Republic of Tatarstan 1998 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps (Part 1)
Republic of Tatarstan 1998 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps (Part 2)
Republic of Tatarstan 1998 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps (Part 3)

1999

Republic of Tatarstan 1999 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps (Part 1)
Republic of Tatarstan 1999 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps (Part 2)
Republic of Tatarstan 1999 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps (Part 3)

2000

Republic of Tatarstan 2000 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps (Part 1)
Republic of Tatarstan 2000 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps (Part 2)

2001

Republic of Tatarstan 2001 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps (Part 1)
Republic of Tatarstan 2001 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps (Part 2)

2002

Republic of Tatarstan 2002 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps

2003

Republic of Tatarstan 2003 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps (Part 1)
Republic of Tatarstan 2003 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps (Part 2)

In 2003 the Eastern European producer starts.

Republic of Tatarstan 2003 Eastern Europe Produced Counterfeit Illegal Stamps

2004

Republic of Tatarstan 2004 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps

2006

Oddly enough the British producer made one more group of counterfeit illegal stamps before leaving the scene for Tatarstan. I note the style is the same as later productions (2018) of counterfeit stamps in the name of certain African countries. Yes the British producers are still at it strong!

Republic of Tatarstan 2006 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps

Eastern European Produced Counterfeit Illegal Stamps

Republic of Tatarstan 2006 Eastern European Produced Counterfeit Illegal Stamps

2007

Republic of Tatarstan 2007 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps

2009

Republic of Tatarstan 2009 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps

2010

Republic of Tatarstan 2010 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps

2013

Republic of Tatarstan 2013 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps

2016

Republic of Tatarstan 2016 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps

2017

Republic of Tatarstan 2017 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps

Republic of Tuva

Can be found in searches for Tuva and Touva. An atrocious number of counterfeit illegal stamps were produced by the British producer and later others. Defining them can be difficult for those who are not aware of the genuine stamps from Tannu-Tuva which also use Tuva and/or Touva in the inscriptions. The bottom line is that any "stamp" using the name Tuva or Touva that is of a modern nature is in jeopardy of being a counterfeit stamp. The last genuine issues listed in major catalogs for Tannu-Tuva were made in 1943.
In Russian Cyrillic lettering I have found the name saying Tuva or Tiva as well. What a scam!

1992-6

Here are examples of the counterfeit overprint stamps in the name of the Republic of Tuva. There are many others.

Republic of Tuva 1992-6 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps (Part 1)
Republic of Tuva 1992-6 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps (Part 2)

1994

On April 13, 1994 The government of Tuva contracted an Austrian company called Dvornikova and Snada to have sets of stamps printed. The contract ran through to 1996. The printers used to make the stamps were Wiener Staatsdruckerei in Austria and a number of sets were made in China PR. Tuva was trying to generate more revenue for the economy by restarting production and use of stamps. Tuva was under control by Russian since 1944 as they are to this day and therefore all mailings from there use Russian stamps. The Tuva government requested permission from the Russian authorities for allowance to continue to produce stamps and use their own mailing system as they had in the earlier years. They were denied the permission. During time of the negotiation with Russian authorities the stamps were printed and sent to Tuva in an official manner. Sadly, because of the denial, none were allowed to be used.

This in turn caused a "debacle" within the stamp market as to what these new stamps were. Because the British counterfeit producer was already creating illegal stamps in the name of Tuva and because Tuva had not issued out any more stamps since 1943, the stamp market was highly skeptical of the new stamps. Because the stamps were denied usage they can only be assigned the status of "Officially prepared but never issued" or as we mostly say "unissued stamps". Because of the existence of numerous official documents proving the official ordering and production of the stamps , they cannot be deemed illegal, cinderella nor local issues. A good catalog to use as reference to these is the Tuva 2000 Stamp Catalog written by Mr. Anders Backman who produced the catalog to clarify what is real in terms of the stamps of Tuva.

Here are a few examples of the stamps produced for the Tuva government.

Republic of Tuva 1994 Unissued Stamps

At the same time the British producer was making more overprinted Russian counterfeits and had begun producing full counterfeit stamps as well.

1995

In 1995 this one producer created a massive number of counterfeit stamps in the name of the Republic of Tuva in this year. This is at the same time that Tuva was having stamps made thus the debacle continued. Here is an example of the real "unissued" stamps.

Republic of Tuva 1995 Unissued Stamps

The British producer made an incredible number of counterfeit stamps in the name of the Republic of Tuva under a flurry of different topics. He had produced color proof sets, imperforates, perforation errors, deluxe souvenir sheets and fake first day covers.

Republic of Tuva 1995 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps (Part 1)

Here are more examples. Note the styles. The simplicity used to maximize cheap production while still attracting topical collectors all over the world.

Republic of Tuva 1995 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps (Part 2)

Finally, here are examples of the varieties and errors. The perforation errors are purposely made and are not rare. There is nothing "special" about any of these except that they were created by a con bent on ripping you off. Just don't buy this junk! It is worthless because it is counterfeit!

Republic of Tuva 1995 Counterfeit Illegal Stamp Varieties

1996

The onslaught continues. Another mass of counterfeits produced. Way too many to show here. Even fake "specimen" stamps. I can assure you none were sent to the UPU!

Republic of Tuva 1996 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps (Part 1)

Noting the "Preservation of the Environment" counterfeit was produced in 1996 and then overprinted in 1997.

Republic of Tuva 1996 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps (Part 2)
Republic of Tuva 1996 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps (Part 3)

1997

Republic of Tuva 1997 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps (Part 1)
Republic of Tuva 1997 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps (Part 2)

It was in 1997 that the counterfeit producer started changing the country name from Russian Cyrillic to English with "Tuva Republic".

Republic of Tuva 1997 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps (Part 3)

The first counterfeit postcard in the name of the Republic of Tuva was produced in 1997.

Republic of Tuva 1997 Counterfeit Illegal Stamp Postcard

1998

The Apollo souvenir sheet was created and overprinted in the same year.
Again I stress there are many more counterfeits that were produced in 1998 than this.

Republic of Tuva 1998 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps (Part 1)

The Teletubbies sheets have a history. Clive Feigenbaum and his son Jonathan who were directors of Stampdile at the time were found guilty of distribution of it and fined. The article read:
April 4, 2001 13:36: A company and two of its directors were fined £5,000 for
supplying 'Star Wars' and 'Teletubbies' stamps which breached trademarks' legislation.

Stampdile Ltd, based in Alexandra Avenue, Rayners Lane, was found guilty
and fined £2,000 at Harrow Magistrates Court last week. Directors Clive
Feigenbaum and Jonathan Feigenbaum were fined £1,500 each.

Clive Feigenbaum told the court they were established stamp dealers for 50 years
and blamed the publishers.

The company and the Feigenbaum's were also ordered to pay costs of £2,000.

So.....who were the publishers??? Well now we know don't we....

Republic of Tuva 1998 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps (Part 2)
Republic of Tuva 1998 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps (Part 3)

1999

In 1999 the British producer created a slew of dog related sheets. These are just a few. I note the use of the name "Touva" becomes prominent.

Republic of Tuva 1999 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps (Part 1)
Republic of Tuva 1999 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps (Part 2)
Republic of Tuva 1999 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps (Part 3)

In 1999 more counterfeit postcards in the name of the Republic of Tuva are produced with Insects and de Gaulle as topics.

Republic of Tuva 1999 Counterfeit Illegal Stamp Postcard

2000

In 2000 the British producer did a major production of Scouts related sheets. They were produced in metallic foil as well. The producers distributor well known for his gold foil bogus issues. No exception here....

Republic of Tuva 2000 Scouts Counterfeit Illegal Stamps (Part 1)
Republic of Tuva 2000 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps (Part 2)
Republic of Tuva 2000 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps (Part 3)

2001

In 2001 the British producer seemed to slow down productions. Note the color guide on several. Same printer.

Republic of Tuva 2001 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps (Part 1)

An interesting note. In 2009 the same images used on the "Greatest Stars" souvenir sheet were used in the massive illegal stamp production of the Ivory Coast "Famous People" set. This shows how the counterfeit producer re-uses images and has obviously retained all materials to reproduce the counterfeit stamps at will. None are rare by any means of the word.
Visit my reference section on Ivory Coast illegal stamps to learn more about where the images were taken from.

Republic of Tuva 2001 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps (Part 2)

2002

I could only find images from the Avion Stamps website and his associates for the 2002 counterfeit illegal stamps. Sorry for the bad images. It shows nobody wants this garbage from them.

Republic of Tuva 2002 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps

2003

Very few counterfeit illegal stamps produced from 2003 forward. Here I show you an example (top souvenir sheets) where the criminal producer obtained a stock of the 1995 Wild Birds unissued souvenir sheets and overprinted them with counterfeit overprints. This is surely an attempt by the criminals to cause more confusion and possibly to "piggy back" on the newly discovered at the time status of the unissued stamps and a possible retaliation by the cons against the Backman Tuvalu 2000 catalog which has verified the "real" stamps turning the tide on their counterfeit Tuva stamps. This of course leaving Feigenbaum and his buddy Montero out in the cold.

Republic of Tuva 2003 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps

2004

Republic of Tuva 2004 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps

2005

For 2005 I could only find this one sheet and it is not on the Avion website.

Republic of Tuva 2005 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps

2006

In 2006 the British producer made a few more counterfeit sets and stopped. The Eastern European goon starts.
Noting there is a larger number of the "Over the Hedge" counterfeit illegal stamps than shown here. Avoid!

Republic of Tuva 2006 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps

The Eastern European produced counterfeits dating 2006 and forward.

Republic of Tuva 2006 Eastern European Produced Counterfeit Illegal Stamps

2008

Republic of Tuva 2008 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps

2009

Republic of Tuva 2009 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps

2010

Republic of Tuva 2010 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps

2011

This is the last year I could find counterfeit stamps for in the name of the Republic of Tuva. Will there be more?

Republic of Tuva 2011 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps

Republic of Udmurtia

Yet another huge number of counterfeit illegal stamps were produced by the British producer and later others for the Republic of Udmurtia as well. Only Russian stamps that have the name within the topic of the Russian stamp or letters and postcards sent from there using un-overprinted Russian stamps are genuine. Any stamp that is inscribed with the name Udmurtia as if it were a local issue or to be used as postage is counterfeit.

1992-6

Here are examples of the counterfeit overprint stamps in the name of the Republic of Udmurtia. Again, there are many others.

Republic of Udmurtia 1992-6 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps

1996

Republic of Udmurtia 1996 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps

1997

Republic of Udmurtia 1997 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps

1998

Again, a massive number of counterfeit illegal stamps were produced in the name of Udmurtia in 1998-2003. These are only a few of them.

Republic of Udmurtia 1998 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps (Part 1)
Republic of Udmurtia 1998 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps (Part 2)
Republic of Udmurtia 1998 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps (Part 3)

1999

Republic of Udmurtia 1999 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps (Part 1)
Republic of Udmurtia 1999 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps (Part 2)
Republic of Udmurtia 1999 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps (Part 3)

Here are examples of counterfeit postcards produced in 1999 in the name of Udmurtia.

Republic of Udmurtia 1999 Counterfeit Illegal Stamp Postcards

2000

Republic of Udmurtia 2000 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps (Part 1)
Republic of Udmurtia 2000 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps (Part 2)
Republic of Udmurtia 2000 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps (Part 3)

2001

Republic of Udmurtia 2001 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps (Part 1)
Republic of Udmurtia 2001 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps (Part 2)

2002

Republic of Udmurtia 2002 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps

2003

Republic of Udmurtia 2003 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps

2004

Republic of Udmurtia 2004 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps

2005

Republic of Udmurtia 2005 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps

2006

The year 2006 is pretty much the end of the British producers career in producing counterfeit stamps in the name of Udmurtia. Noting this "style" being used on other recent illegal stamps in the name of other countries showing the British "family" is still up to no good.

Republic of Udmurtia 2006 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps

In 2007 the Eastern European producer(s) took over. The latest production being in 2016. This shows us that the producer is still a threat to this day.

2007

Republic of Udmurtia 2007 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps

2008

Republic of Udmurtia 2008 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps

2009

Republic of Udmurtia 2009 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps

2010

In 2010 our Spanish based producer tried to horn in producing a set of counterfeit insect related stamps in the name of Udmurtia having the bright idea to inscribe them with "LOCAL MAIL" to deceive collectors into thinking they are authentic. These being sold by the con dealer Newshop2012 on Hipstamps. Looks like a set of 8 exist of this junk.

Republic of Udmurtia 2010 Spanish Produced Counterfeit Illegal Stamps

The Eastern European producer continues.....

Republic of Udmurtia 2010 Eastern European Produced Counterfeit Illegal Stamps

2011

Republic of Udmurtia 2011 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps

2014

Republic of Udmurtia 2014 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps

2016

Republic of Udmurtia 2016 Counterfeit Illegal Stamps

As I state over and over again.....
Buyer AND dealer BEWARE! Please do the research BEFORE buying stamps. These criminals are fully bent on ripping you off any way they can! You can now see the harm caused by one person and his associated criminal dealers and what it has done to the stamp market. Saturating it with counterfeit stamps that have now been on the market for up to three decades and influencing other criminals to attempt to produce new counterfeit stamps to the present times.

It is time to eradicate them from the market and to eradicate the bad dealers that persist in trying to proliferate them. This page is designed so that anyone (stamp collector or not) can learn to recognize the counterfeit illegal stamps in the names of provinces, republics and regions that are within the Russian Federation and take action to have them removed. All auction venues, auction houses and anyone who deals in collectible postage stamps can use this page to detect, define and remove them and, if needed remove the bad sellers and dealers who persist in trying to sell them through their venues. You are free to use the images and information on this page to accomplish this goal. Do not allow any stamp dealer or collector to try to persuade you that the above defined "stamps" are anything other than
counterfeit illegal stamps!

References taken from:
U.P.U. IB Circulars
Article written by Maria Libera
Internet Research
Major Catalog references

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