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SOMALIA ILLEGAL STAMPS
2005

Information and Reference of Counterfeit Illegal Stamps in the name of Somalia Dating 2005

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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.

2005

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 2005 the producer decreases the levels of production of the counterfeits dramatically.

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"

2005 Cats Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

Somalia 2005 Cats Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2005 Dinosaurs Prehistoric World Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 9

Somalia 2005 Dinosaurs Prehistoric World Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 9

2005 Dinosaurs Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

Somalia 2005 Dinosaurs Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2005 Dinosaurs Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 1

Somalia 2005 Dinosaurs Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 1 (Part 1)
Somalia 2005 Dinosaurs Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 1 (Part 2)

2005 Dinosaurs Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 1 on Fake First Day Covers

Note the "new" cancel device they used. They must have dropped the I.P.Z.S. cancel like a hot potato! See the 2004 page that describes what happened.

Somalia 2005 Dinosaurs Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 1 on Fake First Day Covers (Part 1)
Somalia 2005 Dinosaurs Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 1 on Fake First Day Covers (Part 2)

2005 Domestic Animals Cats and Dogs Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 9

Somalia 2005 Domestic Animals Cats and Dogs Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 9

2005 Elvis Presley Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 2

Somalia 2005 Elvis Presley Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 2

2005 Fire Trucks Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 2

Somalia 2005 Fire Trucks Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 2

2005 Flora and Fauna Pandas and Orchids Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

Somalia 2005 Flora and Fauna Pandas and Orchids Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2005 James Bond Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

Somalia 2005 James Bond Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2005 Mars Rover Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

Somalia 2005 Mars Rover Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2005 Penguins Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

Somalia 2005 Penguins Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2005 Pink Floyd Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 2

Somalia 2005 Pink Floyd Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 2

2005 The Beatles Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 2

Somalia 2005 The Beatles Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 2

2005 Trains Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

Somalia 2005 Trains Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

2005 Vintage Trains Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 2

Somalia 2005 Vintage Trains Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 2

2005 Wild Cats Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

Somalia 2005 Wild Cats Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 4

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.

2005 Elvis Presley Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 8

Somalia 2005 Elvis Presley Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 8

2005 Erotic Art Egon Schiele and Pierre-Auguste Renoir Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 8

Somalia 2005 Erotic Art Egon Schiele and Pierre-Auguste Renoir Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 8

2005 Erotic Art Gustav Klimt and Amedeo Modigliani Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 8

Somalia 2005 Erotic Art Gustav Klimt and Amedeo Modigliani Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 8

2005 Erotic Art Paul Gauguin and Francois Boucher Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 8

Somalia 2005 Erotic Art Paul Gauguin and Francois Boucher Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 8

2005 Erotic Art Peter Paul Rubens and Rembrandt Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 8

Somalia 2005 Erotic Art Peter Paul Rubens and Rembrandt Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 8

2005 Erotic Art Sandro Botticelli and Titian Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 8

Somalia 2005 Erotic Art Sandro Botticelli and Titian Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 8

2005 James Bond Dr. No Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 8

Somalia 2005 James Bond Dr. No Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 8

2005 James Bond From Russia with Love Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 8

Somalia 2005 James Bond From Russia with Love Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 8

2005 James Bond You Only Live Twice Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 8

Somalia 2005 James Bond You Only Live Twice Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 8

2005 John Lennon Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 8

Somalia 2005 John Lennon Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 8

2005 Paintings by Mary Cassatt Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 8

Somalia 2005 Paintings by Mary Cassatt Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 8

2005 Pope John Paul II Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 6

Somalia 2005 Pope John Paul II Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 6 (Part 1)
Somalia 2005 Pope John Paul II Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 6 (Part 2)
Somalia 2005 Pope John Paul II Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 6 (Part 3)

2005 Pope John Paul II Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 4

Somalia 2005 Pope John Paul II Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 4

2005 Pope John Paul II Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 1

Somalia 2005 Pope John Paul II Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheets of 1

2005 The Beatles Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 8

Somalia 2005 The Beatles Illegal Stamp Souvenir Sheet of 8

In 2006 the British producer continued production of counterfeit illegal stamps in the name of Somalia at around this same level.

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

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