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Skythings
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posted 11-05-2017 06:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Skythings   Click Here to Email Skythings     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just noticed these questionable Apollo 14 Lucite displays on eBay from China. Both from China for under $35. No details. Noticed the same ones a couple weeks back with a limited number of seven. Buyer beware.

davidcwagner
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posted 11-05-2017 06:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for davidcwagner   Click Here to Email davidcwagner     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
He has many such fake listings. I reported each item to eBay.

eems
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posted 11-05-2017 09:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for eems   Click Here to Email eems     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I noticed quite a few listings tonight that looked like reposts of old sales including description details. All sub $30 BIN, from China, and with a 0 rating and just one item for sale each.

Skythings
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posted 11-06-2017 06:05 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Skythings   Click Here to Email Skythings     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Looks like they have been removed. Good to see eBay responding.

rgarner
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posted 11-06-2017 09:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for rgarner   Click Here to Email rgarner     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Did you manage to get a picture at all? Would be good for reference sake.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 11-06-2017 11:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
These aren't images from the auction, but show the style of the acrylic displays that were pictured.

The auction was fraudulent, but the Apollo 14 Kapton acrylics pictured were from a small set of privately-produced displays by Michael Key and Jeff Hoppert. The Kapton (and an associated set of panel plugs) were obtained via Heritage Auctions and then subsequently embedded.

There were seven Kapton displays and five plug displays, all of which have been sold. Key and Hoppert had no connection to the eBay seller.

spaced out
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posted 11-06-2017 12:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaced out   Click Here to Email spaced out     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here's a few sold items from the last day or two that are not yet removed from eBay's history (at the time of posting):
  • Apollo 14 flown heatshield plug lucite sold at $30.21 Nov 6: 122794881966
  • STS-1 flown US flag presentation sold at $16.50 Nov 5: 263300213392
  • Apollo 14 flown kapton foil lucite sold at $17.37 Nov 5: 263300096223
The seller is just copying other listings then putting them at ridiculous low buy-it-now prices to be snapped-up by bargain hunters.

fredtrav
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posted 11-06-2017 12:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for fredtrav   Click Here to Email fredtrav     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Appears they have now moved to autographs. Nice Apollo 1 signed by all three for only $24.81 (263300241583). Personally signed for his sister. Reported.

denali414
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posted 11-15-2017 08:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for denali414   Click Here to Email denali414     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just found two more listings and reported to eBay — they sure are busy making new ids. Guess the holiday season. Beware! Two brand new ids: 1 | 2.

neo1022
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posted 11-22-2017 01:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for neo1022   Click Here to Email neo1022     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This is out of control. Last week I saw a Chinese seller (perhaps the same one?) relisting a framed presentation featuring a vintage small signed B&W photo of von Braun. It had sold at a very nice price the week before, and then, viola, identical item relisted (with original listing photos) but now shipping from China.

Caveat emptor...

mode1charlie
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posted 11-22-2017 02:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mode1charlie   Click Here to Email mode1charlie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yep - I've seen then too. I suspect it's one seller, and yes, he's out of control. I've reported every such item I've seen to eBay.

Lunar rock nut
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posted 11-24-2017 07:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lunar rock nut   Click Here to Email Lunar rock nut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Apollo 14 Lucites are still popping up, this morning in my email notifications for eBay searches there was one with a buy it now of $20.00. As fast as he lists them eBay takes them down.

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