Superman Costumes in the Marketplace Archive: October 2009

October 23, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 


This article continues coverage of Superman costumes and costume components offered for sale publicly in the marketplace attributed to use in the Superman films of the 70s-80s starring Christopher Reeve and characterized as “original” and “authentic”. Read more

New “Global Antiques” Hollywood Memorabilia Dealer on eBay (Michael Jackson, Star Wars, Wizard of Oz)

August 7, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 


eBay dealer “moniemon92″ – with an account created in 2007 but with no recorded transactions until a few weeks ago – has listed a number of items for sale with “Global Antiques” certificates of authenticity.  These auction offerings are dominated by listings of items owned/autographed by the recently deceased Michael Jackson.  Read more

“Costume Junkie” Returns “Super Hollywood” Superman Costume To Marketplace on eBay

May 25, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 


One of the costumes archived in the very first of over 100 Superman costume-related articles, more than a year ago, was a “Super Hollywood” costume offered for sale on eBay by Edward Pugia (AKA “Costume Junkie”).  This costume was again listed for sale via the “costumejunkie” account on eBay this weekend. Read more

Armando Alvarez’s Super Hollywood “super38” eBay Account NARU Status (Not A Registered User)

May 9, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 


Armando Alvarez’s (AKA “Super Hollywood) “super38″ eBay Power Seller account has been changed to the eBay status of “No Longer A Registered User” / “Not A Registered User” (NARU). Read more

“Global Antiques” & “Auction Depot LA” Update: Victim Secures $18,000 Settlement & Deferred Judgment Following Lawsuit

April 18, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 


One of the lead investigations conducted last year involved “original” memorabilia offered for sale with certificates of authenticity from “Global Antiques”, signed by Greg Jones.  Pieces were sold on eBay via  “Auction Depot LA” and “Auction Shop USA”.  These accounts were suspended by eBay, and one of the collectors who purchased a number of items from these companies/individuals filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court.  Read more

Anthony Shkutnick’s *stoneark* eBay Account NARU (Not A Registered User) Suspended Status

January 14, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 


Today, Anthony Shkutnick’s *stoneark* eBay account (AKA stonark, AKA Corner Collectibles, AKA Cornner Collectibles) was changed to a suspended or “NARU” status (Not A Registered User – or – No Longer A Registered User).  This dealer has been the focus of an ongoing investigation into the provenance of items offered for sale to the public that were “guaranteed authentic” wardrobe and other personal items attributed to various classic Hollywood stars and other celebrities. Read more

eBay “NARU” Status: Irrelevant? Meaningless? Temporary?

September 9, 2008 by · 1 Comment 

I’ve noticed more and more of late that eBay users will have their accounts converted to “NARU”, or “No Longer A Registered User” (also “Not a Registered User”) status by eBay, and then later the accounts appear reactivated.  Read more

AntiqueWeek Feature on “Global Antiques”

August 9, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

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 – “Sales of bogus movie props lead to suspensions on eBay” – also archived below: Read more

eBay’s “puttieface”, “votehillary” No Longer a Registered User

July 29, 2008 by · 1 Comment 

The eBay seller “puttieface”, who changed his username to “votehillary” following my December 2007 article (see eBay’s puttieface & Entertainment Movie Props and …”votehillary” Update) has had his account suspended on eBay, showing a status of “No longer a registered user” and “Not a registered user”.  Read more

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

July 25, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

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” – and laments the “good old days”. Read more

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