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DJIBOUTI ILLEGAL STAMPS
2005

Information and Reference of Illegal Stamps for Djibouti Created in 2005

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The following images are of illegal stamps produced for Djibouti. Please remember that the producers of these illegals are not only greedy, they are crude and sometimes disgusting which is the nature of these people.

To verify what stamps are real and legitimate for Djibouti visit the UPU WNS website and look at the Djibouti section.

The Universal Postal Union WNS website

Or use a respectable catalog like Scott or Stanley Gibbons. Do not listen to these dealers trying to convince you they are something other than illegal stamps.

In 2004 when Djibouti produced circular 226 they did not know that there were more illegal stamps that were being circulated than what they listed. This has occurred for many of the victim countries. To correct it I have researched them all using the major catalog listings and the WNS system as reference to what was officially issued.

Here we go!

Many of the following illegal stamps can be found as imperforates and as color proof sets as well. Some exist on fake First Day Covers too.
Most times now (2018) the souvenir sheet sets and sheetlet sets are sold individually. Many times the stamps have been removed from the sheetlets and souvenir sheets. All of these "tactics" are used to avoid detection by UPU circular descriptions and search terms.

Sellers that call these "private", "locals", "Cinderella's", "unauthorized" are deceiving you. They are illegal stamps produced by a stamp dealer that is bent on ripping you off! Some sellers state "we offer them because they are on the market". Well how about you use a different dealer because that seller is "on the market"? If the stamp societies, auction sites and all other venues kicked these sellers off of their sites then they would have to comply or lose their ability to sell anything.

The following images are free for the use of all to use to alert the public to them. If anyone wants to make a public list of users on eBay, Delcampe and elsewhere who are selling these issues....fine by me since the UPU, PWMO and others appear to have given up or have not been updated in years.

If you have purchased any of these stamps from a dealer or if that dealer offers them, you should avoid that dealer! You will only be supporting illegal stamp makers who are only ripping you off.

2005

In 2005 Djibouti officially issued 2 different stamp issues.
Apparent confusion in year of issue is noted.

Djibouti 2005 National Union of Women Scott 837
Scott catalog number for this issue is in the 2004 area. This stamp was issued on March 8, 2005 according to the WNS system. Djibouti 2005 National Union of Women Scott 837

Djibouti 2005 World Cup Soccer Championship (2006) Scott 844
Many times this issue is confused as to it being issued in 2005. It was issued June 8, 2005 according to the WNS system. Djibouti 2005 World Cup Soccer Championship (2006) Scott 844

Note how all the genuine stamp issues are of the same style and how the themes are about things within the country. Djibouti has always been a conservative stamp issuing entity since 1977.

Following are images of the illegal stamps I have found offered for Djibouti dating 2005. There may and probably are more. All of these I found in searches on eBay and Delcampe and all are illegal stamps made by producers bent on ripping you off!

I present them in alphabetical order of titles as there is no logical order for illegal stamps.

2005 Chess Grand Masters in Souvenir Sheets of 1

Djibouti 2005 Chess Grand Masters Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 1

2005 Disney Characters in Souvenir Sheet of 4

Djibouti 2005 Disney Characters Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2005 Elvis Presley Counterfeit Illegal Stamps

Recently found (2019) in users sales that try to avoid detection by not using country names in their online sales.

Djibouti 2005 Elvis Presley Counterfeit Illegal Stamps

2005 Elvis Presley in Souvenir Sheet of 1

It appears the four stamps shown above all came from souvenir sheets like this one. Any and all dating 2005 are fake.

Djibouti 2005 Elvis Presley Counterfeit Illegal Stamps Souvenir Sheet of 1

2005 Ferrari Formula I in Souvenir Sheet of 4

Djibouti 2005 Ferrari Formula I Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2005 Impressionists Great Painters in Souvenir Sheet of 4

Djibouti 2005 Impressionists Great Painters Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2005 John Lennon The Beatles in Souvenir Sheet of 4

Djibouti 2005 John Lennon The Beatles Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2005 Lighthouses Set of 4

These probably came from a souvenir sheet. Dealers break them from the sheet to conceal where they came from.

Djibouti 2005 Lighthouses Illegal Stamp Set of 4

2005 Lighthouses and Arctic Animals in Souvenir Sheet of 4

Djibouti 2005 Lighthouses and Arctic Animals Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2005 Locomotives in Souvenir Sheet of 4

Djibouti 2005 Locomotives Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2005 Motorcycles in Souvenir Sheet of 4

Djibouti 2005 Motorcycles Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2005 Olympic Games in Souvenir Sheet of 4

Djibouti 2005 Olympic Games Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2005 Pope John Paul in Sheetlets of 6

Djibouti 2005 Pope John Paul Illegal Stamp Sheetlets of 6

2005 Pope John Paul in Souvenir Sheetlet of 4

Djibouti 2005 Pope John Paul Illegal Stamp Sheetlet of 4

2005 Pope John Paul in Souvenir Sheets of 2

Djibouti 2005 Pope John Paul Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 2

2005 Pope John Paul in Souvenir Sheets of 1

Djibouti 2005 Pope John Paul Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 1

2005 Prehistoric Animals in Souvenir Sheets of 4

Djibouti 2005 Prehistoric Animals Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 4

2005 Centenary of Rotary International in Souvenir Sheets of 4 and 1

Djibouti 2005 Centenary of Rotary International Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 4 and 1

2005 Centenary of Rotary International Souvenir Sheets on Bogus First Day Covers

Djibouti 2005 Centenary of Rotary International Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets on Bogus First Day Covers

2005 Space Jules Verne in Souvenir Sheets of 1

Djibouti 2005 Space Jules Verne Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 1

The problem became worse in 2006.

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References taken from:
The WNS System
Major Stamp Catalogs
Internet Research

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