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DJIBOUTI ILLEGAL STAMPS
2008

Information and Reference of Illegal Stamps for Djibouti Created in 2008

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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.

2008

In 2008 Djibouti officially issued 2 different stamp issues.

Djibouti 2008 Centenary of the Indo-Suez Red Sea Bank Michel 812
This stamp was issued on October 19, 2008 according to the WNS system. It was issued as singles and in souvenir sheets of two.
Djibouti 2008 Centenary of the Indo-Suez Red Sea Bank Michel 812
2008 Centenary of the Indo-Suez Red Sea Bank Souvenir Sheet Michel Block 163
Djibouti 2008 Centenary of the Indo-Suez Red Sea Bank Souvenir Sheet Michel Block 163

Djibouti 2008 Centenary of the Chamber of Commerce Michel 813
This stamp was issued on November 7, 2008 according to the WNS system. It was issued as singles and in souvenir sheets of two.
Djibouti 2008 Centenary of the Chamber of Commerce Michel 813
2008 Centenary of the Chamber of Commerce Souvenir Sheet Michel Block 164
Djibouti 2008 Centenary of the Chamber of Commerce Souvenir Sheet Michel Block 164

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 2008. 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!

In 2008 the illegal stamp producers began to evolve into more sophisticated styles. The topics still basically the same. Many still "mimic" the officially issued souvenir sheets. A new "competitor" with traces to Spain appeared at this time.

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

2008 Birds and Orchids in Souvenir Sheets of 2

Djibouti 2008 Birds and Orchids Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 2

2008 Bonzai Trees and Owls in Souvenir Sheets of 2

Djibouti 2008 Bonzai Trees and Owls Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 2

2008 Butterflies in Souvenir Sheets of 4

Djibouti 2008 Butterflies Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 4

2008 Butterflies and Minerals in Souvenir Sheets of 2

Djibouti 2008 Butterflies and Minerals Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 2

2008 Cats in Sheetlet of 9

Djibouti 2008 Cats Illegal Stamp Sheetlet of 9

2008 Cats in Souvenir Sheets of 4

Djibouti 2008 Cats Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 4

2008 Chess in Souvenir Sheets of 2

Djibouti 2008 Chess Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 2

2008 Dinosaurs in Souvenir Sheet of 4

Djibouti 2008 Dinosaurs Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2008 Dogs in Souvenir Sheets of 4

Djibouti 2008 Dogs Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 4

2008 Fire Engines in Souvenir Sheets of 2

Djibouti 2008 Fire Engines Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 2

2008 Lighthouses and Whales in Souvenir Sheets of 2

Djibouti 2008 Lighthouses and Whales Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 2

2008 Steam Locomotives in Souvenir Sheets of 2

Djibouti 2008 Steam Locomotives Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 2

2008 Nobel Prize Winners in Sheetlet of 9

Sold often as single stamps perforated and imperforate.

Djibouti 2008 Nobel Prize Winners Illegal Stamp Sheetlet of 9

A new illegal stamp producer appears on the market in this year. This producer developed not only fake sheetlets but added fake deluxe souvenir sheets as well. None of them are legitimate in any regards. Illegally taking Disney images and illegally using the Olympic rings logo. Noting these seem to be produced in Spain.

Sorry some of the images of the sheetlets are so small (taken from Hipstamps website). Apparently Hipstamps has no regard as to what they allow to be sold on their site. Therefore...not to be trusted.

2008 Olympics Disney Bambi in Sheetlet of 9

Sold often as single stamps perforated and imperforate.

Djibouti 2008 Olympics Disney Bambi Illegal Stamp Sheetlet of 9

2008 Olympics Disney Bambi in Deluxe Souvenir Sheets of 1

Djibouti 2008 Olympics Disney Bambi Illegal Stamp Deluxe Souvenir Sheets of 1

2008 Olympics Disney Beauty and the Beast in Sheetlet of 9

Sold often as single stamps perforated and imperforate.

Djibouti 2008 Olympics Disney Beauty and the Beast Illegal Stamp Sheetlet of 9

2008 Olympics Disney Beauty and the Beast in Deluxe Souvenir Sheets of 1

Djibouti 2008 Olympics Disney Beauty and the Beast Illegal Stamp Deluxe Souvenir Sheets of 1

2008 Olympics Disney Cinderella in Sheetlet of 9

Sold often as single stamps perforated and imperforate.

Djibouti 2008 Olympics Disney Cinderella Illegal Stamp Sheetlet of 9

2008 Olympics Disney Cinderella in Deluxe Souvenir Sheets of 1

Djibouti 2008 Olympics Cinderella Illegal Stamp Deluxe Souvenir Sheets of 1

2008 Olympics Disney Lion King in Sheetlet of 9

Sold often as single stamps perforated and imperforate.

Djibouti 2008 Olympics Disney Lion King Illegal Stamp Sheetlet of 9

2008 Olympics Disney Lion King in Deluxe Souvenir Sheets of 1

Djibouti 2008 Olympics Lion King Illegal Stamp Deluxe Souvenir Sheets of 1

2008 Olympics Disney The Little Mermaid in Sheetlet of 9

Sold often as single stamps perforated and imperforate.

Djibouti 2008 Olympics Disney The Little Mermaid Illegal Stamp Sheetlet of 9

2008 Olympics Disney The Little Mermaid in Deluxe Souvenir Sheets of 1

Djibouti 2008 Olympics The Little Mermaid Illegal Stamp Deluxe Souvenir Sheets of 1

2008 Olympics Disney Peter Pan in Sheetlet of 9

Sold often as single stamps perforated and imperforate.

Djibouti 2008 Olympics Disney Peter Pan Illegal Stamp Sheetlet of 9

2008 Olympics Disney Peter Pan in Deluxe Souvenir Sheets of 1

Djibouti 2008 Olympics Peter Pan Illegal Stamp Deluxe Souvenir Sheets of 1

2008 Olympics Disney Sleeping Beauty in Sheetlet of 9

Sold often as single stamps perforated and imperforate.

Djibouti 2008 Olympics Disney Sleeping Beauty Illegal Stamp Sheetlet of 9

2008 Olympics Disney Sleeping Beauty in Deluxe Souvenir Sheets of 1

Djibouti 2008 Olympics Sleeping Beauty Illegal Stamp Deluxe Souvenir Sheets of 1

2008 Olympics Disney Snow White in Sheetlet of 9

Sold often as single stamps perforated and imperforate.

Djibouti 2008 Olympics Disney Snow White Illegal Stamp Sheetlet of 9

2008 Olympics Disney Snow White in Deluxe Souvenir Sheets of 1

Djibouti 2008 Olympics Snow White Illegal Stamp Deluxe Souvenir Sheets of 1

2008 The World of Sports with Mickey Mouse in Souvenir Sheets of 2

Djibouti 2008 The World of Sports with Mickey Mouse Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 2

The problem continues in 2009.

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

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