Discussion in 'Pre-Flintlock' started by rickystl, Nov 17, 2018.
UPDATE. Well, the Auction is tomorrow, and there is already a bid posted for $3,600.00 !!
I contacted the Auction House and they appear to have sent out a warning that this item is a reproduction. Antique dealers are not usually all that knowledgeable about firearms but they usually make an effort to avoid fraudulent advertising. If this is sold to a collector it will soon be recognized for what it is and the dealer's reputation will suffer.
Very good, Curator. You have done all you can do.
YES, that's all we can do. That's at least two of us that have warned them. In this case, there's a good chance the Seller doesn't even realize it (?)
I wonder where MVTC found the original to copy from to begin with ? Maybe I should ask him ?
We'll see what happens tomorrow.
Now it's at $6,500.00 !!!!
Well, it sold for $6,500.00 plus Buyer's Premium which will probably add about another 24%. WOW!!
Here is what a collector friend mentioned:
"If that happens and the buyer requests a refund, they better honor it. If it comes to a legal fight, and buyer subpoenas the auctioneer's records, they will have a hard time prevailing if two disinterested parties had previously panned it as a fake."
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