Tuesday, 19 November 2013

* WARNING* FAKE items on eBay

I’ve been in two minds about posting this, but I decided to do so as a warning to other to sometimes be wary of what you see for sale on eBay.

The two items I’m highlighting appeared this week, and raised some eyebrows on a number of forums and social media sites.
They are so obviously wrong to not take in the savvy costume fan, are named such and come with apparent verifying documentation to possibly take in the less observant buyer.

Anyway, I leave you to judge their authenticity for yourself, but for what it’s worth I have my own opinions.

MATT SMITH
SCREEN USED TWEED JACKET

DOCTOR WHO

MATT SMITHS SCREEN USED

SERIES 5 TWEED JACKET

FRAMED AND IN A DISPLAY CASE

COMES WITH ORIGINAL BBC WARDROBE TAG AND COA

FEEL FREE TO ASK ANY QUESTIONS

The tag is a pointless fake and the certificate of authenticity apparently related to the BBC Wardrobe department - which has not existed for decades. 


These days individual production by production wardrobe departments exist to service their needs, closing when a series finishes. There is no one single store for costumes.


DAVID TENNANT
SCREEN USED SUIT
DOCTOR WHO

DAVID TENNANTS SCREEN USED

SERIES 3 SUIT

INCLUDES JACKET, TROUSERS, SHIRT, TIE, AND CONVERSE SHOES

ALL FRAMED AND IN DISPLAY CASES

COMES WITH ORIGINAL BBC WARDROBE TAGS AND COA

FEEL FREE TO ASK ANY QUESTIONS

This lot is laughable.
The blue suit is a fine pinstriped navy suit, looking like something from M&S. It is totally the wrong colour, wrong fabric, wrong pinstripes and spacing. Just WRONG!


ANY Tenth Doctor fan will know the converses worn with the blue suit were burgundy, not red as these are.

The tie looks to be one of the latest Magnoli ties sold for $60.

Again another worthless certificate is provided.

6 comments:

  1. Hehe, looks like ebay has removed both these listings. ;D

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  2. Well said Steve. I wasn't sure about the alledged Matt Smith jacket but thought the Tennant suit lot looked completely wrong even in the samll pic, so couldn't possibly be legitimate. It's nice to have some extra info on the certificates.These lots seem to have been taken down now too...

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  3. The matt Smith one looks quite good though doesn't it

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    1. It's good from afar - but far from good.

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  4. apparently he had 7 buyers lined up! lol

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    1. The seller might call them buyers - but since it's a scam, I'd call them victims.

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