World of Coins

Adjacent hobbies => Collecting banknotes => Topic started by: numizmatica on May 12, 2016, 05:52:38 AM

Title: Beware: Forged George VI 1000 Rupee note on Ebay
Post by: numizmatica on May 12, 2016, 05:52:38 AM

Just saw this item on ebay
http://www.ebay.com/itm/311608485767


You can see that the note listed on ebay does not have any hole.
The same note was sold as a note with a big hole in another auction website. I am attaching the picture from the auction website and ebay with this thread for comparison

Buyers beware of this fraud. Name of ebay seller is Confucians and is from Hong Kong
Title: Re: Beware: Forged George VI 1000 Rupee note on Ebay
Post by: Figleaf on May 12, 2016, 06:14:54 AM
I recently saw an article on a Hong Kong (or was it Singapore?) company that claimed it could repair damage to banknotes invisibly, take out fold and creases etc.

Peter
Title: Re: Beware: Forged George VI 1000 Rupee note on Ebay
Post by: dheer on May 12, 2016, 10:00:29 AM
Good one, thanks for the info
Title: Re: Beware: Forged George VI 1000 Rupee note on Ebay
Post by: numizmatica on May 12, 2016, 10:33:11 AM
@figleaf This one seems to be more than removing the folds and creases. This one seems to have added extra material to cover the holes AND drawing/painting to sync with the surrounding artwork on the currency.  Amazing!!