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Topic: Moon cassette on eBay – question

This topic contains 7 replies, has 669 voices, and was last updated by Profile photo of manillascissor manillascissor 4 years, 2 months ago.

On manillascissor wrote:

Hello,

I was very excited this evening to find a copy of the Moon demo on eBay.

However, I have a niggling feeling about how genuine it is. If anyone cares to check it out:

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/SMASHING-PUM … 4173aaf021

And compare it, particularly the photo of the ‘B’ side to the photo from this website:

http://spfreaks.com/default.aspx?page=IMGVIEW&item=3737

My suspicion (and I stress, it is only a suspicion) is that the eBay one has essentially copied the label from the SPFreaks photo. The writing and layout, in my opinion, is too similar to the SPFreaks photo, yet not different enough to look like another handwritten example. Also, it has that, slow, pressed-down pen look about it to me.

Also the tape looks extremely similar, but slightly different (e.g. the little bubble/dot that is just below the window in the centre of the cassette shell on the SPFreaks photo is clearly within the window itself on the eBay one — I would imagine that if the same tapes are used for the same batch they would be identical in that respect)

I’d be very interested to know what others think….

I’m not out to besmirch this seller. I hope it is genuine. The J-card, etc looks very good to me. But ultimately it would be the handwriting that would be the hardest to fake, if indeed that’s what’s happened.

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On Arthur wrote:

It is my firm believe that it is fake, Woody. I think you can trust your initial guts feelings. Next to that, check the feedback of this seller… He is known for selling fake tapes. I discussed this Moon tape auction with a few friends outside this forum, and I send them this pic. SPfreaks tape on top, eBay tape bottom. Judge for yourself…

Billy Corgan, December 2, 2008 : "Not everyone understands our death trip. But you do. And that's what matters."
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On Woody_B_Myst wrote:

Thanks a lot Arthur. I appreciate your reply.

Very disappointing.

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On Arthur wrote:

Very disappointing.[/quote:ee0thz8w]
Yeah, absolutely. My doubts started with the j-card however. It looks like it was recently printed at a print shop. But after I zoomed in on the handwriting, I exploded. The sticker hasn’t even aged! This seller should be reported to eBay.

Billy Corgan, December 2, 2008 : "Not everyone understands our death trip. But you do. And that's what matters."
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On manillascissor wrote:
Very disappointing.[/quote:12bwzl62]
Yeah, absolutely. My doubts started with the j-card however. It looks like it was recently printed at a print shop. But after I zoomed in on the handwriting, I exploded. The sticker hasn’t even aged! This seller should be reported to eBay.[/quote:12bwzl62]

already been done. but, as always, nothing will happen. kudos to woody for his keen eye

in my time of dying
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On Cool As Ice Cream wrote:

yes, well spotted.

isn’t the pink on the j-card supposed to have been coloured in by hand, with a marker? (on one of the copies on spfreaks.com, this side of the j-card is just white.)

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Keymaster
On manillascissor wrote:

sold for $39. laughable.

in my time of dying
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On manillascissor wrote:

yes, well spotted.

isn’t the pink on the j-card supposed to have been coloured in by hand, with a marker? (on one of the copies on spfreaks.com, this side of the j-card is just white.)[/quote:1rlbpk5z]

who knows man. i sure don’t.

in my time of dying

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