Updated on June 18th, 2010

 

Tony Helou - “Antoine Helou” -

& his friends

 

 

A dangerous ring of 3 Lebanese eBay sellers, [ tonyhelou, nobob55, & artistic_stamps ], offers & promotes fake & forgers of Ajman, Dubai, Sharjah, Fujeira, Ras al Khaima, and other Gulf and Arab items as so-called “DE LUXE SHEET”, “UNISSUED”, “UNADOPTED”, “NEVER SEEN”, “NEVER OFFERED”, “SPECIMEN”, “ESSAY” & or “PROOF”.

 

Each eBay username store includes beside the forged & faked items, some genuine stamps, and some of the username (as tonyhelou), gives the following statement in his description: “I am APS Member 185459 ready for any question and inquiry”, all this only to give a good impression to the buyers that the seller is an honest dealer. Reality is in fact that the three said usernames are – currently – the worst and most dangerous stamp dealers to our philately.

 

We will try in this page to give you more possible information on the [ forged, & faked ] stamps that offered by the three said names.

 

 

The following are some of the UAE forgeries that sold by eBay seller “tonyhelou”:-

 

 

Helou’s Title Description

Image

Helou’s Description

Comment’s

Sharjah 1968 Emir complet set with SPECIMEN

 

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Sharjah 1968 complete set Emir Postage and Air 14 values Plus Official and Taxe Due Also the high value of Air with SPECIMEN over print Mint Never Hinged .

 

The stamps are genuine but the “SPECIMEN” overprint is forged.

Yemen Unlisted Set listed in SHARJAH Imperf Rare MNH

 

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Yemen Unadopted and unlisted set of old and New cars set of 10 Imperforate printed on coated paper issued for SHARJAH and listed very fine and RARE .

 

Yemen faked stamps. The Sharjah 1971 set design were used to made this faked item. 

Ajman 1971 Exotic Birds Essay and Proof 2 large S/S

 

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Ajman 1971 Exotic Paper Japanese Paint set of 8  Know as ESSAY or PROOF printed on De luxe Shiny Cartoon paper 2 larges sheet each with :(1 with 2 x6 & 1 with 2x4 )  very Fine attractive and Extremely Rare.

The genuine set issued on April 12th, 1971. Only a set of 8 values, one miniature sheet, and 8 deluxe sheets were recorded issued on normal paper. The offered item is simply a forged stamps in a thick paper.

Ajman 1971 Exotic Bird Mi # 879-894 large Sheet Cartoon

 

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Ajman 1971 Exotic Birds Mi# 879-894 complete set of 16 values printed all together on one large sheet .Unlisted ,on Shiny cartoon paper very Fine attractive and Rare.

 

The genuine set issued on April 27th, 1971. Only a set of 16 stamps, and 16 deluxe sheets were recorded issued on normal paper. The offered item is simply a forged stamps in a thick paper.

Ajman 1971 Fish Mi 1312-1319 x4 in 1 Sheet Coated paper

 

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Ajman 1972 Tropical Fish Mi# 1312-1319 complete set of 8 values printed all together on one large sheet x 4 set  ,on COATED paper very Fine attractive and Rare.

 

The genuine set issued on January 20th, 1972. Only a set of 8 stamps was issued on normal paper. The offered item is simply a forged stamps in a thick paper & different color.

AJMAN 1972 FISH set of 8 DELUXE SHEET on PAPER

 

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AJMAN 1972 FISH set of 8 each on deluxe sheet MNH only 300 issued very Fine and RARE PRINTED ON DELUXE COATED PAPER.

 

 

The genuine set issued on January 20th, 1972. Only a set of 8 stamps was issued on normal paper. No deluxe sheet were recorded for this issue. The offered item is simply a forged deluxe sheets in a thick paper.

 

 

 

 

More links to UAE, GULF, & ARAB forged & faked stamps :-

 

- Tony Helou: Dubai Forged & Faked Scout Aerogrammes.

- Tony Helou: Yemen Forged & Faked Stamps & Aerogrammes.

- “nobob55”: Dubai Forged & Faked items.

- “nobob55”: Iraq Forged & Faked items.

- “nobob55”: Saudi Arabia Forged & Faked items.

 

 

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