Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Not So Genuine Postmark!

Benin Postmarks

I am always on the lookout for dragon stamps with genuine postmarks. With some issues, such as Benin Year of the Dragon 2000, this is impossible as the stamps weren't made for postage. So you can imagine my surprise when I came across a photo of a Benin 2000 Year of the Dragon stamp that was actually postmarked!!

   But then reality set in. Pause for a big sigh! The postmarks were added as part of the printing process. Massive bummer.
   Once the disappointment had subsided, I realised that these stamps were worth having despite the fact that the postmarks were fake.

   A closer look at a couple of the postmarks reveal that they are supposedly from Cotonou, the economic capital of Benin. Fake - yes. But still interesting, and a fine addition to any Dragon collection...

1 comment:

  1. Do you meant the stamps are CTO Cancelled to Order?Such stamps exist in high volume.