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Information and Reference of illegal stamps for Mali dating the year 2020

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A new U.P.U. circular for Mali has been presented on the U.P.U. website in 2019 that denounces all stamps and souvenir sheets that are on the market dating 2015 through 2019.
I stated this would happen when I created the 2019 page in February of 2019. Here is a copy of circular 147.

UPU Circular Number 147

Mali has now issued another circular in 2020 denouncing a souvenir sheet related to the new Covid-19 pandemic. Here is a copy of circular .

UPU Circular Number 94

It verifies one of the following two images are of illegal stamps produced for Mali. Please remember that the producers of these counterfeit illegal stamps 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!

The following illegal stamps can be found as imperforates sets as well. Some exist on fake First Day Covers too.
Most times now (2020) 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.


As of September 2020 Mali has not issue any new stamps. This is verified by no stamps being listed on the WNS system, Colnect Catalog, Stampworld.com site and every major catalog. Yet two stamp souvenir sheets dating 2020 of the same styles as the previous illegal stamps are coming onto the market. The user globalphila on eBay who is located in Spain was the first to offer them exclusively. This is hard evidence that the seller is either directly associated with counterfeit illegal stamp producers or is a producer himself. This seller needs to be investigated on an international level and stopped permanently.

When the new circular was issued this criminal immediately stopped selling the following set. He thinks he can get away with it but due to his selling it on eBay, data has been retained by eBay showing he has done it and thus can be found guilty by a simple request by the postal authorities in Mali to obtain that data. This can also be done by the numerous other countries this criminal has victimized over the years and is still doing at this very moment.

The circular only shows the image of one of the souvenir sheets of the set. Yes, there are two different souvenir sheets. It is obvious who produced them simply by the style used. They are the same style as some of the 2019 counterfeits produced by this criminal. Following are images of the illegal stamps I have found offered for Mali dating 2020. This page will be updated should more appear on the market. At this point nobody else has produced illegal stamps in the name of Mali most likely because these criminals know Mali is now on high alert.

These are definitely the globalphila producer/distributor counterfeit illegal stamps.

2020 Covid-19 Eradication 200th Anniversary of Florence Nightingale Souvenir Sheet of 2

These two images were kindly provided by the user on Delcampe named bisheng located in China. After scanning his sales he is now another proud bad dealer on the illegal stamp sellers page!

Mali 2020 Covid-19 Eradication 200th Anniversary of Florence Nightingale Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 2

2020 Covid-19 Eradication 200th Anniversary of Florence Nightingale Souvenir Sheet of 1

Mali 2020 Covid-19 Eradication 200th Anniversary of Florence Nightingale Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 1

This page is ongoing. As they appear....so shall we document it. Mali is "on watch".

References taken from:
U.P.U. Circular No. 147 and U.P.U. Circular No. 94
Major Stamp Catalogs
Internet Research

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