lasttrueprinceofwales Using Copied 1911 and 1912 Sovereign Images on eBay

lasttrueprinceofwales from Cromarty United Kingdom stole our 1911 and 1912 Sovereign Images photograph to use on eBay, without our permission, to try to sell his own. It is totally dishonest. Image theft is endemic on eBay, and most sellers appear not to care whether their buyers are deceived.

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When we wrote this page, this eBay member’s feedback was 517 with 100% Positive Feedback according to eBay.

eBay Copyright Thieves

Many eBay vendors use our coin photographs to sell inferior quality coins on eBay. These eBay members are dishonest and should be avoided.
We believe eBay profits from IP rights infringements (copyright theft), and does so knowingly, only removing infringing items reluctantly, if at all.

What’s Wrong?

We invest a great deal of time, effort, and cost into creating some of the best photographic coin and gold bar images on the internet. We strongly object when lazy and dishonest people decide to use them without a by your leave or thanks, doing so in competition with us. It is always possible, even likely, that sellers who steal photographs do not own a similar item, and have the intention to totally defraud potential buyers.

Copyright theft is dishonest. We recommend you avoid doing business with dishonest dealers. The vendor is not only cheating us by stealing our copyright images, he is fraudulently or ignorantly misleading and deceiving all potential buyers. Gaining pecuniary advantage by deception is the definition of fraud.

Sample Listing

1911 and 1912 Gold Sovereigns

George V aceeded to the throne on May 6th 1910, on the death of his father Edward VII, all British coins dated 1910 continued to use Edward’s portrait, and 1911 was the first year in which coins were issued with George’s portrait. 1911 was also his coronation year.

I have one 1911 and one 1912 gold sovereign to sell. Both are London Mint.

The price is for both sovereigns as I hope to sell them together, but I will consider selling them individually as well.


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Item Number:
10th August 2015
Gold Sovereigns – George V – 1911 and 1912

The seller was asking for a starting price of £295.00.

Even before eBay’s greedy 10% selling fees, and possible PayPal charges, the seller would almost certainly have been much better off selling the coins to us, instead of stealing our photographs.

The seller is using a photograph of a high quality uncirculated coin in order to sell his own circulated version, this is dishonest and we imagine there will be a disappointed buyer, if this coin sells.




Cromarty, United Kingdom
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