EBAY auction: Pre WW1 era USMC Marine Officers Bell Crown Visor Hat AKA: Barracks Cover for the Blues
Posted 02 February 2008 - 11:52 PM
Posted 03 February 2008 - 12:02 AM
All I can say is, WOW! Like I said, he is desperate. He was probably trying to pay legal fees with his last bid of fraud. I never wanted to be the guy to burst his bubble about his "Dan Daly" cap, he was so proud of that fake thing. Anyone remember his claims about that cap?
Is ADMIN going to start doing yahoo searches on everyone's name? Bob, if you find anything on me, I swear there must be someone else by the same name who collects militaria and who is a Marine! It wasn't me.
Actually we do a google search for every new request for membership but that only keeps out the obvious freaks.
I don't want anyone on this forum to be shy about being a critic of any militaria posted here or elsewhere. When the criticism is about the things and not the collectors, it does the hobby a lot of good and helps weed out the fakers earlier in the game.
That "Daly" cap shows up here: http://www.usmilitar...d...post&p=6689 - I labeled it as a fake tonight but any additional comments would be welcome there He first posted it here: http://www.usmilitar...?showtopic=3011
In that same thread he has some of the old SAW campaign hats and I assume those are bogus. He just sold one on ebay for a lot of money and of course the listing said he knew nothing about militaria from that era.
We now have to go back through all 547 of his posts and start to edit or weed out the fake stuff - I'm already tired just thinking about it.
Posted 03 February 2008 - 12:07 AM
Andrea VanValkenburg (of the Press Republican) will have quite another story to tell, who wants to send her this link to the thread?
Earlier tonight I sent her, the museum director and ebay's fraud section a very long summary of what have learned as well as links to this thread. It had been a fun Saturday http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/crying.gif
Posted 03 February 2008 - 12:37 AM
I hate to keep jumping on a guy when he is down but I found this interesting. The first pic is of a suitcase DD1900 posted on his Dan Daly cap thread. The second is his canteen that was on E-bay as of today. Anyone recognize the similar stencils?
I wonder how long the shenanigans went on?
Posted 03 February 2008 - 01:30 AM
Posted 03 February 2008 - 02:04 AM
Once again, it appears that you are trying to rationalize your mistakes because ONCE AGAIN, you got caught. You show a clear pattern of posting fake USMC items, (most all you posted is laughable to true USMC collectors) you scammed the museum (dude....you plead guilty....you couldn't help yourself around all the "cool" stuff) and then you tried to fence your humped up items through a friend. The only person who needs to make an apology is you for dragging someone else into your tangled web of deception. Don't be mad at the guys on the forum, all they did was bring it to light.
I never use the little face things but this deserves one. http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/thumbdown.gif
Posted 03 February 2008 - 02:58 AM
This guy was pulling another con, and he got caught. The story is convenient, and it makes no sense when you look at all of the evidence. I spoke (nicely) to the person on the other end of the "germannpinkk" E-bay handle. Whoever it was, spoke as if they acquired the hat. There was no "It's not mine. I'm selling it for a friend. I don't know. I will get back to you." The hat and other pieces were listed with full intent to defraud, until he got caught. This guy has become entangled in his own lies and can't keep them all straight.
"I was going to give the money to the museum" and "they were mistakenly listed in the original category" sounds like the same BS. His regret only stems from being caught. He needs to tell his sorry excuse to his probation officer.
Posted 03 February 2008 - 03:14 PM
Here is additional information about that canteen:
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