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2015

Information and Reference of illegal stamps for Mali according to U.P.U. Circular 79

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The Universal Postal Union published Circular No. 79 on May 25, 2015 denouncing illegal stamps at the request of the Postal Administration for Mali. This Circular was validated by Murray Buchanan, Director of Regulation, Economics and Markets 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 79

The circular describes a set that was officially issued and denounces all others dating 2015. I note that the issue announced as an official issue in the circular is not listed in the WNS system. It is listed on the Colnect Catalog. Why are they not on the WNS system?

A new circular has been issued in 2019 confirming all stamps dating 2015 through 2019 other than the 2015 ECOWAS stamp are illegal stamps. Here is the circular which can be found and confirmed on the UPU website.

UPU Circular Number 147

It therefore verifies 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.

2015

In 2015 the production of counterfeit illegal stamps in the name of Mali continues unhindered.

In 2015 Mali officially issue 5 stamps according to the circular. The WNS system does show this. The Colnect Online Catalog show this and one other issue, making the count of official issues 6, of which the 6th stamp was issued after the circular was created.

Mali 2015 The Manuscripts of Timbuktu
Issued January 2015 Printer is Phil@poste
Mali 2015 The Manuscripts of Timbuktu

Mali 2015 40th Anniversary of Economic Community of West Africa
Issued 2015 Printer is Unknown
Mali 2015 40th Anniversary of Economic Community of West Africa

It is therefore a fact that any stamp dating 2015 (other than the above stamp issues) in the name of Mali is a counterfeit illegal stamp!

Following are images of the illegal stamps I have found offered for Mali dating 2015. 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.

2015 Bats Souvenir Sheet of 4

Mali 2015 Bats Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2015 Bats Souvenir Sheet of 1

Mali 2015 Bats Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 1

2015 Butterflies Souvenir Sheet of 3

Mali 2015 Butterflies Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 3

2015 Butterflies Souvenir Sheet of 1

Mali 2015 Butterflies Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 1

2015 Concorde Souvenir Sheet of 4

Mali 2015 Concorde Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2015 Dinosaurs Souvenir Sheet of 3

Mali 2015 Dinosaurs Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 3

2015 Dinosaurs Souvenir Sheet of 1

Mali 2015 Dinosaurs Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 1

2015 Ingrid Bergman Souvenir Sheet of 3

Mali 2015 Ingrid Bergman Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 3

2015 Ingrid Bergman Souvenir Sheet of 1

Mali 2015 Ingrid Bergman Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 1

2015 Lighthouses Souvenir Sheet of 3

Mali 2015 Lighthouses Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 3

2015 Lighthouses Souvenir Sheet of 1

Mali 2015 Lighthouses Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 1

2015 Military Leaders and Battles Souvenir Sheets of 4

The one illegal stamp souvenir sheet on cover they show an image of in circular 79 is in this set.

Mali 2015 Military Leaders and Battles Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 4 (Part 1)
Mali 2015 Military Leaders and Battles Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 4 (Part 2)
Mali 2015 Military Leaders and Battles Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 4 (Part 3)
Mali 2015 Military Leaders and Battles Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 4 (Part 4)

2015 Mushrooms Toxic Souvenir Sheet of 4

Mali 2015 Mushrooms Toxic Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2015 Mushrooms Toxic Souvenir Sheet of 1

Mali 2015 Mushrooms Toxic Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 1

2015 Napoleon Waterloo Souvenir Sheet of 4

Mali 2015 Napoleon Waterloo Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2015 Napoleon Waterloo Souvenir Sheet of 1

Mali 2015 Napoleon Waterloo Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 1

2015 Nobel Prize Souvenir Sheets of 1

Mali 2015 Nobel Prize Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 1 (Part 1)
Mali 2015 Nobel Prize Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 1 (Part 2)
Mali 2015 Nobel Prize Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 1 (Part 3)

2015 Owls Souvenir Sheet of 3

Mali 2015 Owls Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 3

2015 Owls Souvenir Sheet of 1

Mali 2015 Owls Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 1

2015 Pandas Souvenir Sheet of 3

Mali 2015 Pandas Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 3

2015 Pandas Souvenir Sheet of 1

Mali 2015 Pandas Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 1

2015 Penguins Souvenir Sheet of 3

Mali 2015 Penguins Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 3

2015 Penguins Souvenir Sheet of 1

Mali 2015 Penguins Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 1

2015 Russell-Einstein Manifesto Souvenir Sheet of 3

Mali 2015 Russell-Einstein Manifesto Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 3

2015 Russell-Einstein Manifesto Souvenir Sheet of 1

Mali 2015 Russell-Einstein Manifesto Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 1

2015 Sea Birds Souvenir Sheet of 4

Mali 2015 Sea Birds Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2015 Sea Birds Souvenir Sheet of 1

Mali 2015 Sea Birds Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 1

2015 Soccer Lev Yachine Souvenir Sheet of 4

Mali 2015 Soccer Lev Yachine Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2015 Soccer Lev Yachine Souvenir Sheet of 1

Mali 2015 Soccer Lev Yachine Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 1

2015 Soccer Stars Souvenir Sheet of 3

Mali 2015 Soccer Stars Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 3

2015 Soccer Stars Souvenir Sheet of 1

Mali 2015 Soccer Stars Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 1

2015 Space Apollo-Soyuz Souvenir Sheet of 4

Mali 2015 Space Apollo-Soyuz Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2015 Space Apollo-Soyuz Souvenir Sheet of 1

Mali 2015 Space Apollo-Soyuz Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 1

2015 Space ELDO-ESRO Souvenir Sheet of 4

Mali 2015 Space ELDO-ESRO Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 4 (Part 1)
Mali 2015 Space ELDO-ESRO Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 4 (Part 2)

2015 Space Mars Orbiter Souvenir Sheet of 4

Mali 2015 Space Mars Orbiter Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2015 Space Mars Orbiter Souvenir Sheet of 1

Mali 2015 Space Mars Orbiter Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 1

2015 Space Mars Probe Souvenir Sheet of 4

Mali 2015 Space Mars Probe Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2015 Space Mars Probe Souvenir Sheet of 1

Mali 2015 Space Mars Probe Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 1

2015 Space Pioneer Animals Souvenir Sheet of 4

Mali 2015 Space Pioneer Animals Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2015 Space Pioneer Animals Souvenir Sheet of 1

Mali 2015 Space Pioneer Animals Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 1

2015 Space Viking I Souvenir Sheet of 4

Mali 2015 Space Viking I Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2015 Space Viking I Souvenir Sheet of 1

Mali 2015 Space Viking I Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 1

2015 Spiders Souvenir Sheet of 4

Mali 2015 Spiders Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2015 Spiders Souvenir Sheet of 1

Mali 2015 Spiders Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 1

2015 Tennis Souvenir Sheet of 4

Mali 2015 Tennis Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2015 Tennis Souvenir Sheet of 1

Mali 2015 Tennis Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 1

2015 Winston Churchill Souvenir Sheet of 4

Mali 2015 Winston Churchill Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2015 Winston Churchill Souvenir Sheet of 1

Mali 2015 Winston Churchill Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 1

2015 World War I Centenary Souvenir Sheet of 4

Mali 2015 World War I Centenary Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2015 World War I Centenary Souvenir Sheet of 1

Mali 2015 World War I Centenary Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 1

2015 Yalta Conference Souvenir Sheet of 4

Mali 2015 Yalta Conference Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2015 Yalta Conference Souvenir Sheet of 1

Mali 2015 Yalta Conference Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 1

2015 Year of the Monkey Souvenir Sheet of 4

Mali 2015 Year of the Monkey Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2015 Year of the Monkey Souvenir Sheet of 1

Mali 2015 Year of the Monkey Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 1

2015 Zeppelins Souvenir Sheet of 4

Mali 2015 Zeppelins Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2015 Zeppelins Souvenir Sheet of 1

Mali 2015 Zeppelins Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 1

In 2016 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. 79 and U.P.U. Circular No. 147
Major Stamp Catalogs
Internet Research

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