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Old 30th December 2019, 12:13
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Caveat emptor

This photo is currently for sale on eBay

by seller 1402black.

The same seller offered similar prints of this photo in the past using the names contra72 & lunalisa1. Buyer beware!
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Old 4th January 2020, 01:00
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And sold for a ridiculous 203,77 €. "Congratulations" to the buyer
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Old 8th January 2020, 13:50
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Re: Caveat emptor

Thank you, Rudi, for pointing out this not so rare situation.
I also bid on this particular photo, of yourse not that insane amount of money.
Please, Rudi (and anyone else), if you will spot other similar incidents, inform us before the auction closes.
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Old 9th January 2020, 12:10
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Hi Dénes,
I posted the initial warning Dec 30th. The auction ended Jan 3rd. So it was posted before the auction closed.

No doubt more prints of this photo will appear on eBay in the future, offered by the same seller but under a different eBay nickname. I will post them and similar ones from other sellers.
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Old 20th July 2020, 09:55
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I wonder how many copies of this photo the seller has. I think this must be the 10th time he's selling this photo as "original"!
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Old 25th July 2020, 00:15
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Re: Caveat emptor

A few observations. There are many buyers who are unaware of this site. And the photo is worth whatever someone is willing to pay. Buyers who do not know just do not know. If they have no idea then they just do what they want. So it is not ridiculous - to them.



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Old 12th December 2020, 00:23
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And again:

https://www.ebay.de/itm/Flugzeug-Hei...n/353311051164

This time the description says it's an "Erinnerungsfoto" (Remenbrance photo). Makes a nice change from "Beleg Foto" or "photo from Russian archives".
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Old 28th January 2021, 11:12
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For those who missed it: apparently Bethge/lehesten got caught with his pants down:

https://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/for...e#post12054242

sold by seller 100yearsofhistory



Bought by betghe/lehesten and (apparently after some modification) put up for sale again:

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Old 8th February 2021, 12:04
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Giels appears to be a new and so far reliable seller but I have lost count how many times this photo has appeared on eBay from various sellers:


https://www.ebay.de/itm/Orig-Foto-Me...oAAOSwULZgIEHD
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Old 5th April 2021, 11:51
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Unbelievable that anyone will pay over 400 Euros for this:


https://www.ebay.com/itm/393217893193

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