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MALI ILLEGAL STAMPS
2012

Information and Reference of illegal stamps for Mali according to U.P.U. Circular 72

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The Universal Postal Union published Circular No. 72 on May 5, 2014 denouncing illegal stamps at the request of the Postal Administration for Mali. This Circular was validated by Ms. Juliana Nel, Director of Markets Development of the UPU Secretariat, who was the senior officer at that time overseeing philatelic issues. Here is a .pdf file of the circular.

UPU Circular Number 72

The circular describes all the sets that were officially issued and denounces all others. The issues described are all dated between 2002 and 2014. I note that several of the issues announced as official issues in the circular are not listed in the WNS system nor on the Colnect Catalog. Why?

The following images are of illegal stamps produced for Mali. 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 find out what stamps are real and legitimate for Mali visit the UPU WNS website and look at the Mali section.

The Universal Postal Union WNS website

I have found the Colnect online catalog to be helpful as well although there are "conflicts" between what is listed there and what is on the WNS system.

The Colnect Online Catalog for Mali

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.

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 (2019) 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.

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.

2012

In 2012 the production of counterfeit illegal stamps in the name of Mali continues.

In 2012 Mali did not officially issue any stamps according to the circular nor the WNS system. I have gained reliable information that agrees that Mali did not issue any stamps in 2012 as well. We have a problem though.

According to the Colnect Online Catalog and other sources one souvenir sheet has been listed by Michel Catalogs as issued. I am in process of getting confirmation one way or the other from the Mali postal Authorities on this souvenir sheet.

At this point it is almost 95% certain that this souvenir sheet that has been listed by Michel is a counterfeit illegal stamp. The reason why? Because it matches exactly in style with illegal stamps created between 2010 through the present day!

I will update this once I have official determination on this souvenir sheet. This will happen as I am relentless in finding the truth.

Mali 2012 President Dioncounda Traore Michel BLK136
Issued? 2012 Printer is Unknown
Mali 2012 President Dioncounda Traore

It is therefore a fact that any stamp dating 2012 (other than the souvenir sheet shown above) in the name of Mali is a counterfeit illegal stamp!

Following are images of the illegal stamps I have found offered for Mali dating 2012. 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.

2012 Bears Souvenir Sheet of 4

Mali 2012 Bears Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2012 Bears Souvenir Sheet of 1

Look familiar?

Mali 2012 Bears Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 1

2012 Big Cats Souvenir Sheet of 4

Mali 2012 Big Cats Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2012 Big Cats Souvenir Sheet of 1

Mali 2012 Big Cats Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 1

2012 Birds Souvenir Sheet of 4

Mali 2012 Birds Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2012 Birds Souvenir Sheet of 1

Mali 2012 Birds Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 1

2012 Butterflies Souvenir Sheet of 4

Mali 2012 Butterflies Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2012 Butterflies Souvenir Sheet of 1

Mali 2012 Butterflies Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 1

2012 Chinese Generals Souvenir Sheets of 2

Mali 2012 Chinese Generals Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 2

2012 Composers Souvenir Sheets of 1

Mali 2012 Composers Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 1

2012 Concorde Souvenir Sheet of 2

Mali 2012 Concorde Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 2

2012 Fish Souvenir Sheet of 4

Mali 2012 Fish Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2012 Fish Souvenir Sheet of 1

Mali 2012 Fish Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 1

2012 Formula I Souvenir Sheet of 2

Mali 2012 Formula I Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 2

2012 Frogs Souvenir Sheet of 4

Mali 2012 Frogs Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2012 Frogs Souvenir Sheet of 1

Mali 2012 Frogs Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 1

2012 Isaac Newton Souvenir Sheet of 2

Mali 2012 Isaac Newton Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 2

2012 Lizards Souvenir Sheet of 4

Mali 2012 Lizards Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2012 Lizards Souvenir Sheet of 1

Mali 2012 Lizards Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 1

2012 Military Jets Souvenir Sheet of 2

Mali 2012 Military Jets Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 2

2012 Monkeys Souvenir Sheet of 4

Mali 2012 Monkeys Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2012 Monkeys Souvenir Sheet of 1

Mali 2012 Monkeys Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 1

2012 Motorcycles Harley Suzuki Souvenir Sheet of 2

Mali 2012 Motorcycles Harley Suzuki Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 2

2012 Nobel Prize Souvenir Sheets of 1

Mali 2012 Nobel Prize Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 1 (Part 1)
Mali 2012 Nobel Prize Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 1 (Part 2)

2012 Olympic Hopefuls Souvenir Sheets of 2

Mali 2012 Olympic Hopefuls Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 2

2012 Olympic Hopefuls Souvenir Sheet of 2 on Fake First Day Cover

Mali 2012 Olympic Hopefuls Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 2 on Fake First Day Cover

2012 Olympics Chinese Athletes Souvenir Sheets of 2

Mali 2012 Olympics Chinese Athletes Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 2

2012 Pope John Paul II Souvenir Sheets of 4

Mali 2012 Pope John Paul II Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 4

2012 Snakes Serpents Souvenir Sheet of 4

Mali 2012 Snakes Serpents Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2012 Snakes Serpents Souvenir Sheet of 1

Mali 2012 Snakes Serpents Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 1

2012 Soccer Champions Souvenir Sheets of 2

Mali 2012 Soccer Champions Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 2 (Part 1)
Mali 2012 Soccer Champions Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 2 (Part 2)

2012 Soccer Champions Souvenir Sheet of 2 on Fake First Day Cover

Mali 2012 Soccer Champions Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 2 on Fake First Day Cover
2012 Space Comets Concorde Humans in Space Souvenir Sheets of 4

Mali 2012 Space Comets Concorde Humans in Space Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 4

2012 Space Neil Armstrong Souvenir Sheet of 2

Mali 2012 Space Neil Armstrong Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 2

2012 Space Vostok 3 and 4 Souvenir Sheet of 2

Mali 2012 Space Vostok 3 and 4 Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 2

2012 Trains High Speed Souvenir Sheet of 2

Mali 2012 Trains High Speed Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 2

2012 Turtles Souvenir Sheet of 4

Mali 2012 Turtles Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2012 Turtles Souvenir Sheet of 1

Mali 2012 Turtles Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 1

2012 World War II Allied Leaders Souvenir Sheets of 2

Mali 2012 World War II Allied Leaders Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 2

2012 Year of the Dragon Souvenir Sheet of 1

Mali 2012 Year of the Dragon Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 1

2012 Year of the Snake Souvenir Sheet of 4

Mali 2012 Year of the Snake Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2012 Year of the Snake Souvenir Sheet of 1

Mali 2012 Year of the Snake Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 1

2012 Zoologists Souvenir Sheets of 2

Mali 2012 Zoologists Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 2

In 2013 the production of illegal stamps in the name of Mali continues at the same pace.

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References taken from:
U.P.U. Circular No. 72
Major Stamp Catalogs
Internet Research

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