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Author Topic: Signatures on paperweights - historical question  (Read 4878 times)

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Offline Wuff

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Re: Signatures on paperweights - historical question
« Reply #10 on: June 03, 2011, 04:52:13 PM »
... perhaps, they don't really want to understand ...

Quite correct, unfortunately: there are only two issues of interest for ebay - the sellers' fees, and not getting sued for allowing forgeries to be sold via ebay. As nobody in the paperweight business is willing to sue them, the only point left are sellers' fees! As long as they get their money, they don't care.
I still occasionally report a fraud - resulting in the standard response that "appropriate action" will be taken (they obviously consider nothing as appropriate), but I cannot be informed about the outcome, as the fraudsters (well - they don't use that word) privacy needs to be protected.
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Offline Rainbo Culpepper

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Re: Signatures on paperweights - historical question
« Reply #11 on: June 03, 2011, 05:05:05 PM »
We have a similar problem in the marbles category.  There is someone who has been making "rare" old boxes from long closed marble companies.  He copies their labels and stains his new paper boxes to make them look older. 

I think he mostly takes advantage of new people but serious collectors have fallen for it.  eBay doesn't care.  Akro Agate for example closed in 1951.  They're not going to litigate.

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