AntiqueWeek Feature on “Global Antiques”

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The latest edition of AntiqueWeek includes a front page feature by Eric C. Rodenberg on the Global Antiques props sold on eBay by Auction Depot LA, Auction Shop USA, and Historic Souvenirs.  Per their website, AntiqueWeek has "the largest paid circulation of any antiques and collectibles newspaper in the United States".  The full story can be read online at antiqueweek.com - … [Read more...]

More From the Los Angeles Times: “Scammers Exploit Online Trust Factor”

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David Colker of the Los Angeles Times has written a follow-up story to Harriet Ryan's piece published on the front page Wednesday (see Los Angeles Times Feature on Global Antiques, Thoughts on Los Angeles Times "Global Antiques" Feature).  The new article, "Scammers exploit online trust factor", opens quoting the core value that eBay was founded on - "people are basically good" … [Read more...]

Thoughts on Los Angeles Times “Global Antiques” Feature

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I wanted to share some thoughts and reactions to this week's feature in the Los Angeles Times about the "Global Antiques" auctions on eBay.  Overall, I am very pleased to see the issue presented to a huge audience, and I think the reporter, Ms. Ryan, did an excellent job of giving voice and perspective to a wide array of principals and relevant third parties.  My interest is to … [Read more...]

Los Angeles Times Feature on “Global Antiques”

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Tomorrow's edition of the Los Angeles Times includes a feature by Harriet Ryan on the Global Antiques props sold on eBay by Auction Depot LA, Auction Shop USA, and Historic Souvenirs.  The full story can be read online at latimes.com - "Internet citizen posses investigate some sellers" - also archived below: … [Read more...]

“Global Antiques” Update from Deb

Deb posted a "Reader Comment" today with an update on her issues with "Global Antiques": … [Read more...]

“Auction Depot LA”, “Auction Shop USA”: “Not a Registered User” (NARU) Status on eBay

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Today, the status of the the following accounts for sellers associated with the sale of "authentic" and "original" entertainment and historical memorabilia authenticated by "Global Antiques" on eBay show a "NARU" ("Not a Registered User" & "No Longer a Registered User", depending on the page) status: … [Read more...]

“Historic Souvenirs” Cancels “Global Antiques” eBay Auctions; “Auction Depot LA” Update

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All but two of the eBay auction items listed by new eBay seller "Historic Souvenirs" (historicsouvenirs) - more than 50 in total - have been canceled by the seller. Though "Private Listings", many showed bidding activity, and several were scheduled to end today. Most all of these items, with Certificates of Authenticity from "Global Antiques", were canceled. More, the … [Read more...]

“Global Antiques” Culver City Map: eBay Seller Storefronts, “Big Lots!”, “T.J. Maxx”

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This article serves to analyze public information and ask further questions about original prop authenticator "Global Antiques", its eBay selling accounts/agents "Auction Depot LA" (auctiondepotla1), "Auction Shop USA" (auctionshopusa), and "Historic Souvenirs" (historicsouvenirs). Also, determining the locations of retail stores in which items matching "original film props" … [Read more...]