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SOMALIA ILLEGAL STAMPS
2004

Information and Reference of Counterfeit Illegal Stamps in the name of Somalia Dating 2004

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On October 17, 2005 the postal administration for Somalia by request to K.J.S. McKeown (Director of Markets Development for the U.P.U.) posted to the Universal Postal Union a circular defining all official stamps recognized and issued between 1991 through 1999. The circular is number 328. Here is a .pdf file of the circular.

UPU Circular Number 328

The circular shows all issues that Somalia authorized during those years. There is a lot of confusion as to what stamps are genuine and what were not authorized by the Somalia postal administration. Catalogs conflict on all levels. Dealers conflict on all levels as well. This is because of the complete breakdown of the government and postal system in Somalia. See my introduction page for more information on the history.

Let us begin!

At the end of 2003 I.P.Z.S. ended production of the unauthorized stamps in the name of Somalia. From this point forward any stamp dating 2004 or newer inscribed Somalia in any form is a COUNTERFEIT ILLEGAL STAMP!

Online research shows that the first counterfeit illegal stamps in the name of Somalia were produced in 1997. Although Somalia is a member of the Universal Postal Union, up to this time (April 2020) they have never formally posted a UPU circular denouncing any of them. We are working toward having this done soon.

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

I have found the Colnect online catalog to be helpful in defining genuine stamps. Sadly, they list the unauthorized I.P.Z.S. stamps from 2000 through 2002 as well. Simply because they are going by compromised catalogs rather than what is real. Nothing is listed after 2002.

The Colnect Online Catalog for Somalia Stamps

I have found the Colnect online catalog Cinderella category to be a little helpful but they really have a long way to go. Placing counterfeit illegal stamps in their Cinderella category is their first mistake. Illegal stamps are not Cinderella stamps. Also there are many more counterfeits than shown there.

The Colnect Online Catalog for Somalia Counterfeit Illegal Stamps

I have found the Stampworld online catalog to be helpful in defining genuine stamps as well. Sadly, they list the unauthorized I.P.Z.S. stamps from 2000 through 2002 as well. Again, simply because they are going by compromised catalogs rather than what is real. Nothing is listed after 2002.

The Stampworld Online Catalog for Somalia Stamps

You will find the styles and designs of the following illegal stamps the same as other illegal stamps produced in the name of other countries.

Here we go!

All of the following illegal stamps can be found as imperforates. Many are found as color proofs and many fake First Day Covers have been produced as well.
Many times now (2020) the souvenir sheet sets are separated and are sold individually. Many times the stamps have been removed from the souvenir sheets. All of these "tactics" are used to avoid detection by UPU circular descriptions and/or experts like myself.

Sellers that call these "private", "locals", "Cinderella's", "unauthorized" are deceiving you. They are counterfeit 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.

2004

More than likely not every counterfeit illegal stamp dating in this year is shown here. Different ones keep "popping up" on the auction venues all the time. Just today in re-checking the auction venues as I create this page, I found another one not filed that is up for sale on eBay. Should you see a counterfeit not listed here, feel free to contact and we can add it to the page.

The first sets produced in the name of Somalia were created by the British counterfeit producer I reference on many pages for many countries. This producer was heavily into producing counterfeits in the name of many countries starting in the early 1990"s. This counterfeit producer was in control of all Somalia illegal stamps until 2008.

In 2004 the producer continues levels of production of the counterfeits at around the same level as in 2003.

In 1998 the British counterfeit producer made a major change. He began producing two different "types" of Somalia counterfeit illegal stamps. The "original" type inscribed "SOMALI REPUBLIC" and the new "type" inscribed simply "SOMALIA". I list them in separate categories as some of them use the same topics.

In 2002 the producer introduces a third type inscribed "REPUBLIC OF SOMALIA" creating yet more confusion. I list this type with the "Somali Republic" type. Some of the images I acquired are really small and "bad" because they are generally "exclusively" offered only on the Avion Stamp (ex Stampdile) website. The images made around two decades ago and never improved.

Counterfeit Illegal Stamps Inscribed "SOMALI REPUBLIC" or "REPUBLIC OF SOMALIA"

2004 Butterflies and Trees Flora and Fauna Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 1

Somalia 2004 Butterflies and Trees Flora and Fauna Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 1

2004 Classic Cars Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 1

Somalia 2004 Classic Cars Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 1

2004 Concorde Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

Somalia 2004 Concorde Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2004 Dinosaurs Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

Somalia 2004 Dinosaurs Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2004 Elvis Presley Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 1

Somalia 2004 Elvis Presley Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 1

2004 Famous People Albert Einstein Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 1

Somalia 2004 Famous People Albert Einstein Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 1

2004 Famous People Pope John Paul II Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 1

Somalia 2004 Famous People Pope John Paul II Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 1

2004 Famous People Walt Disney Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 1

Somalia 2004 Famous People Walt Disney Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 1

2004 Famous People Winston Churchill Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 1

Somalia 2004 Famous People Winston Churchill Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 1

2004 Fire Engines Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 6

Somalia 2004 Fire Engines Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 6

2004 Lighthouses Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

Somalia 2004 Lighthouses Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2004 Lord of the Rings Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 1

Somalia 2004 Lord of the Rings Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 1

In 2004 the British counterfeit producer continues producing his "series" of "75th Birthday of Mickey Mouse" illegal stamps. The sales of them must have been extensive for him to take it this far!

2004 75th Birthday of Mickey Mouse Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 1

Somalia 2004 75th Birthday of Mickey Mouse Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 1 (Part 1)
Somalia 2004 75th Birthday of Mickey Mouse Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 1 (Part 2)
Somalia 2004 75th Birthday of Mickey Mouse Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 1 (Part 3)
Somalia 2004 75th Birthday of Mickey Mouse Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 1 (Part 4)
Somalia 2004 75th Birthday of Mickey Mouse Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 1 (Part 5)
Somalia 2004 75th Birthday of Mickey Mouse Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 1 (Part 6)
Somalia 2004 75th Birthday of Mickey Mouse Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 1 (Part 7)
Somalia 2004 75th Birthday of Mickey Mouse Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 1 (Part 8)
Somalia 2004 75th Birthday of Mickey Mouse Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 1 (Part 9)
Somalia 2004 75th Birthday of Mickey Mouse Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 1 (Part 10)

2004 75th Birthday of Mickey Mouse with Walt Disney Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 2

Somalia 2004 75th Birthday of Mickey Mouse with Walt Disney Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 2

2004 Owls Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 6

Somalia 2004 Owls Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 6

2004 Princess Diana and Pope John Paul II Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 6

Somalia 2004 Princess Diana and Pope John Paul II Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 6

2004 Steam Locomotives Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

Somalia 2004 Steam Locomotives Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2004 Walt Disney and Jules Verne Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 6

Somalia 2004 Walt Disney and Jules Verne Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 6

Counterfeit Illegal Stamps Inscribed "SOMALIA"

As stated in the beginning of this page the British counterfeit producer began creating this style of counterfeit illegal stamps in 1998.

2004 Animals Peter Scott WWF Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

Somalia 2004 Animals Peter Scott WWF Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2004 Anita Mui Yim-Fong Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 6

Somalia 2004 Anita Mui Yim-Fong Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 6

2004 Birds of Paradise Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

Somalia 2004 Birds of Paradise Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2004 Birds of Prey Raptors Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

Somalia 2004 Birds of Prey Raptors Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2004 Butterflies Mushrooms Orchids Flora and Fauna Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 6

Somalia 2004 Butterflies Mushrooms Orchids Flora and Fauna Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 6

2004 Carmen Electra Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

Somalia 2004 Carmen Electra Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2004 Chinese Trains Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 6

Somalia 2004 Chinese Trains Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 6

2004 Dinosaurs and Minerals Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

Somalia 2004 Dinosaurs and Minerals Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2004 Dracula Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 6

Somalia 2004 Dracula Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 6

2004 Elizabeth Taylor Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

Somalia 2004 Elizabeth Taylor Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2004 Eminem and 50 Cent Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 6

Somalia 2004 Eminem and 50 Cent Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 6

2004 Explorers of the Antarctic Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 6

Somalia 2004 Explorers of the Antarctic Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 6

2004 Explorers of the Antarctic Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 6 on Fake First Day Cover

Somalia 2004 Explorers of the Antarctic Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 6 on Fake First Day Cover

2004 Frank Sinatra My Way Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

Somalia 2004 Frank Sinatra My Way Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2004 Hong Kong Stamp Expo Year of the Monkey Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

Somalia 2004 Hong Kong Stamp Expo Year of the Monkey Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2004 Insects Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

Somalia 2004 Insects Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2004 Jackie Chan Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

Somalia 2004 Jackie Chan Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2004 James Bond (Large Format) Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

Somalia 2004 James Bond (Large Format) Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2004 James Bond (Small Format) Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

Somalia 2004 James Bond (Small Format) Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2004 Japanese Trains Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

Somalia 2004 Japanese Trains Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2004 Lighthouses Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

Somalia 2004 Lighthouses Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2004 Manta Rays Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

Somalia 2004 Manta Rays Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2004 Marilyn Monroe Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 4

Somalia 2004 Marilyn Monroe Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 4 (Part 1)
Somalia 2004 Marilyn Monroe Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 4 (Part 2)

2004 Mars Exploration Rover Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 6

Somalia 2004 Mars Exploration Rover Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 6

2004 Meerkats Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

Somalia 2004 Meerkats Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2004 Miho Nakayama Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 6

Somalia 2004 Miho Nakayama Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 6

2004 Monkeys Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

Somalia 2004 Monkeys Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2004 Orchids Exotic Flora Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

Somalia 2004 Orchids Exotic Flora Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

Here we have a massive group of counterfeit illegal stamps of paintings. These being sold individually everywhere. Avoid!

2004 Paintings by Alfred Brunel de Neuville of Cats Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

Somalia 2004 Paintings by Alfred Brunel de Neuville of Cats Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2004 Paintings by Alfonse Mucha Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 4

Somalia 2004 Paintings by Alfonse Mucha Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 4

2004 Paintings by Anders Zorn Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

Somalia 2004 Paintings by Anders Zorn Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2004 Paintings by Antonio de Correggio Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

Somalia 2004 Paintings by Antonio de Correggio Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2004 Paintings by Arkadi Rusin Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

Somalia 2004 Paintings by Arkadi Rusin Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2004 Paintings by Arnold Bucklin Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

Somalia 2004 Paintings by Arnold Bucklin Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2004 Paintings by Caravaggio Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

Somalia 2004 Paintings by Caravaggio Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2004 Paintings by Domenichino Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

Somalia 2004 Paintings by Domenichino Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2004 Paintings by Earl MacPherson Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

Somalia 2004 Paintings by Earl MacPherson Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2004 Paintings by Edward Poynter Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

Somalia 2004 Paintings by Edward Poynter Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2004 Paintings by Felix Vallotton Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

Somalia 2004 Paintings by Felix Vallotton Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2004 Paintings by Francois Boucher Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

Somalia 2004 Paintings by Francois Boucher Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2004 Paintings by George Apperley Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 6

Somalia 2004 Paintings by George Apperley Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 6

2004 Paintings by George Apperley Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

Somalia 2004 Paintings by George Apperley Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2004 Paintings by Giovanni Boldini Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 6

Somalia 2004 Paintings by Giovanni Boldini Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 6

2004 Paintings by Guido Reni Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

Somalia 2004 Paintings by Guido Reni Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2004 Paintings by Hans Zatzka Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

Somalia 2004 Paintings by Hans Zatzka Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2004 Paintings by Henri-Pierre Picou Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

Somalia 2004 Paintings by Henri-Pierre Picou Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2004 Paintings by Herbert Draper Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

Somalia 2004 Paintings by Herbert Draper Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2004 Paintings by Hieronymous Bosch Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

Somalia 2004 Paintings by Hieronymous Bosch Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2004 Paintings by Jean Leon Gerome Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

Somalia 2004 Paintings by Jean Leon Gerome Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2004 Paintings by John Waterhouse Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

Somalia 2004 Paintings by John Waterhouse Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2004 Paintings by John William Godward Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

Somalia 2004 Paintings by John William Godward Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2004 Paintings by Jules Joseph Lefebvre Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

Somalia 2004 Paintings by Jules Joseph Lefebvre Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2004 Paintings of the Mona Lisa Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

Somalia 2004 Paintings of the Mona Lisa Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2004 Paintings by Oskar Martin Amorbach Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

Somalia 2004 Paintings by Oskar Martin Amorbach Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2004 Paintings by Palma Vecchio Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

Somalia 2004 Paintings by Palma Vecchio Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2004 Paintings by Peter Paul Rubens Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 6

Somalia 2004 Paintings by Peter Paul Rubens Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 6

2004 Paintings by Rene Magritte Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

Somalia 2004 Paintings by Rene Magritte Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2004 Paintings by Salvador Dali Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

Somalia 2004 Paintings by Salvador Dali Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2004 Paintings by Titian Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

Somalia 2004 Paintings by Titian Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2004 Paintings by William Etty Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

Somalia 2004 Paintings by William Etty Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2004 Puppies Dogs Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

Somalia 2004 Puppies Dogs Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2004 Rena Tanaka Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 6

Somalia 2004 Rena Tanaka Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 6

2004 Rowland Hill Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

Somalia 2004 Rowland Hill Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2004 Rugby World Cup Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

Somalia 2004 Rugby World Cup Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2004 Sculptures by Antonio Canova Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

Somalia 2004 Sculptures by Antonio Canova Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2004 Sculptures by Gianlorenzo Bernini Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

Somalia 2004 Sculptures by Gianlorenzo Bernini Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2004 Soccer Football Euro Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

Somalia 2004 Soccer Football Euro Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

Of course there has to be more Lollini produced counterfeits! A real fine member of the IPDA (Internet Philatelic Dealers Association). It is because of members like this that the IPDA will never become anything other than a haven for counterfeit stamp dealers to use since they cannot be members of any real associations. Unless the IPDA conforms to their own rules, how is anyone going to trust any of their members when they allow counterfeit illegal stamp dealers to run their show? I was a member there and dropped out because I cannot be party to it nor associate myself with these kind of people. The board knows of it and refuses to take action against it. From what I see it is because they are more worried about keeping members and increasing their numbers than they are about who those members are.

2004 Space Dutch Space Technology Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

Somalia 2004 Space Dutch Space Technology Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2004 Space Dutch Space Technology Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 1

Somalia 2004 Space Dutch Space Technology Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 1

2004 Trains Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 6

Somalia 2004 Trains Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 6

2004 Turtles Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 6

Somalia 2004 Turtles Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 6

2004 Valentines Day Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 6

Somalia 2004 Valentines Day Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 6

2004 Valentines Day Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

Somalia 2004 Valentines Day Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2004 World Cup Soccer in 2006 Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

Somalia 2004 World Cup Soccer in 2006 Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2004 World War II D-day and Liberation of France Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

Somalia 2004 World War II D-day and Liberation of France Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2004 Year of the Monkey Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

Somalia 2004 Year of the Monkey Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

In 2005 the British producer made a large decrease in production of counterfeit illegal stamps in the name of Somalia. Most likely because people were getting wise to it. Also it is in 2005 that Somalia issued the UPU circular.

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References taken from:
UPU Circular 328
Major Stamp Catalogs
Internet Research

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