Truth in Advertising
Do you ever read the item description on an Ebay item and just know that the seller is lying? On at least two different occasions I have sold an item on Ebay only to see that same item show up some time later with a "provenance" that is BS. The latest one is included in a Harper Lee item currently on Ebay. The item is listed as "Harper Lee Signed To Kill a Mockingbird Hardcover Book w/PHOTO plus Personal Note". The book is authentically signed and the photo and personal note are reprints just as the seller has described.
The BS is in the description of the personal note. The seller's description of the note reads "A copy/reproduction of a hand written note from Harper Lee to my aunt." That particular "hand written note" is a postcard that I received from Ms. Lee and sold at a later date. I have included one of the seller's photos as well as a scan of the postcard that I made when I still owned it. The seller is "global-photo-archive".