December 27th, 2014

Watch out! Fake stamps can be sold online! warns the philatelists from around the world to buy stamps online. According to recent information a private issue of souvenir stamps on the MH17 crash in the 'Fakes and Reproductions' section on eBay is receiving a lukewarm response since they were first put on sale about five days ago.

The souvenir sheets headlined under 'UKRAINE MALAYSIA AIRLINES BOEING 777 CRASH SHEET OF 6 STAMPS' depicts images of a Boeing 777, and what is believed to be the site where it crashed including a missile launcher.

The seller clarified that this souvenir set is fake, and a quick check with the Ukrainian Philatelic and Numismatic Society in an email confirmed that these are not official Ukraine postal service issues.

They are believed to be labels or 'cinderellas' created by private individuals.

They added that all the stamps on eBay showing the Luhansk Peoples Republic and Donetsk Peoples Republic are also not Ukraine issues. "These stamps are issued by the occupiers of these Ukrainian provinces".

At press time, only one person has placed a bid of USD1.50 for the stamp sheet.

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