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Spot the Difference?
« on: May 01, 2007, 11:11:00 PM »
Ebay at it's best again. I'm sure we spotted this green Bricklayer not long ago and thought it looked a little odd:



http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=260086420388



especially as the is better known for selling fake designer clothes! But while trawling today look what popped up:



http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/WHITEFRIARS-DRUNKEN-BRICKLAYER-VASE-GREEN_W0QQitemZ260113716433QQihZ016QQcategoryZ64877QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem



Same seller, same price, same photos - everything! Here's one I won't be bidding on that's for sure!

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« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2007, 12:05:47 AM »
And it has now sold!  Surely if these are reproductions (fakes) the seller should be investigated? What can be done? Emmi

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« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2007, 12:50:24 AM »
I'd be surprised if this vase ever reaches the buyer, judging by some of the feedback I have a feeling that it may get 'lost in the post'. Looks to me like the guy has just posted up the same vase again, not a new one. And why would you accept ?267 so quickly after listing it when you know that the last one sold for nearly ?300? Dodgy seller all over.



Is whitefriarskt a poster here or on .org, maybe we could ask them if the vase they bought is 'special' in a bad way?

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« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2007, 08:38:23 AM »
This is why collectors need to participate or at at least read the forums here or on .org. Quite frankly, given the sellers feedback you wpuld need to be a complete idiot to buy from them. It is very poor and dodgy!



Vidfletch :roll:  :roll:  :roll:

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« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2007, 01:54:39 PM »
Could this be another "Odd" drunken bricklayer? The colour looks too dark/deep a blue, more like the Deep Blue of the optic ribs than Kingfisher.



http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=300107620691



How do you do those links? couldn't get it to review OK.

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« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2007, 03:19:10 PM »
I have added the link for you! This Bricklayer looks like one of the Blue reproductions to me. I don't think it's just the photo.



Vidfletch :D

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« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2007, 03:25:04 PM »
Do you think this is one of the Jonathan Anderson ones, or even worse another copier is out there? Emmi

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« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2007, 03:48:06 PM »
Hi,

 Who ever is blowing them is getting too much glass at the base.....

 Regards Patrick

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« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2007, 03:50:24 PM »
I just asked the seller if it was Royal Blue or Kingfisher Blue. They said they were told it was Kingfisher Blue but they don't know much about it.



Vidfletch :D

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« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2007, 03:57:54 PM »
Funny how he doesn't know much about it except to put a BIN price of ?350 on it!!  It does not look Kingfisher to me and doesn't look right at all to me.Emmi

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« Reply #10 on: May 02, 2007, 04:47:54 PM »
BIN or Best Offer, let's all offer them a fiver individually!



Thanks for link David

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« Reply #11 on: May 02, 2007, 09:12:24 PM »
Too late! Somebody used Buy It Now!



I have a folder on my PC for all these Dodgy Bricklayers. I just realised that this is the 3rd time this photo for the blue one has been used in an auction!



Vidfletch :D

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« Reply #12 on: May 02, 2007, 09:39:25 PM »
Have just gone through all the bricklayer listings ( now don't know what's real and what is not) but a high percentage of them are in the West Country, Bristol, Devon, Dorset....just an observation!  Emmi

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« Reply #13 on: May 02, 2007, 09:39:36 PM »
Funny thing is if you look at the dimple pattern for each of these 'odd' ones, they are exactly the same, which is odd as there are a fair number of different mould patterns out there - what are the chances eh, unless someone is churning out loads of fakes. I think this is the start, it'll get worse as long as people are willing to pay hundreds of pounds without doing some research (like visiting this fine site!)