Wednesday 4 May 2022

2074. ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฏ Post Fiji Issues Warning About Fake Ukraine And Gandhi Stamps. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ


๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฏ Post Fiji has issued a warning about what it calls “fake Fiji postage stamps” on its philatelic website. The items in question were featured in Blog 2068 where I questioned the legitimacy of the products and voiced the opinion that these were items prepared using ‘personalised’ stamps. Post Fiji clearly states, “We wish to make clear to customers that these stamp sheets are not genuine and not released officially by Post Fiji. These postage stamps have no postal value and customers purchasing them do so at their own risk”. 

  As previously reported the sheets each have a highly popular theme - one of Support for Ukraine and the other on Mahatma Gandhi. Similar items are also on sale on internet auction sites with the names of Dominica, Grenada Carriacou And Petite Martinique, Guyana and Ghana printed on them and Post Fiji’s announcement that the items with Fiji’s name printed on them are ‘fake’ would strongly suggest that the products with the other territories’ names on them are also bogus.

  Advice to collectors - AVOID!

New issues.

๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Falkland Islands postal service -

2 June 2022 - 70th anniversary of the first direct airmail flight to the Falkland Islands - 2 stamps. Designed by Andrew Robinson and lithographed by Cartor. Production coordinated by Creative Direction. Perforated 13.5. Rating:- *****. Thanks to Juliet Warner of Pobjoy Stamps for information about this issue.

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ India Post

1 May 2022 - Centenary of Delhi University - 1 stamp. Rating:- ***.


  1. I wondered about the Fiji issues as I had never heard of Fiji Personalised stamps before (although they did apparently issue some in 2014 and 2015 according to the Post Fiji website).

  2. The Ukraine themed "personalized" sheets are sold by Stamperija on their website. They ordered them from IGPC?
    These "personalized" sheets are a new problem in the world of philately. There are a few stamp sellers (the Franklin Mint type) who design these stamps themselves, order them from IGPC and sell them as "official" issues...