This subject is so disgusting I hate to keep bringing it up, but my conscience tells me to stay at it. I know what goes around, comes around, so I'll try to keep this educational rather than personal.
I've reported before that Larry, ebay seller - mcckoy4u2, buys plain everyday pieces of pottery on ebay. Then a while later sells the same piece , BUT redecorated as a rare hard to find piece. Again here is proof.
He bought this piece of McCoy pottery, below left, on Ebay auction #200307970128 He is now selling this HTF piece of McCoy with a different (rare) colored flower, below right, on auction #330315070487
Obviously these pictures were taken in totally different lighting. Looks like two different vase bottoms, huh. Until you really LOOK. Every piece of pottery has unique "fingerprints", making them identifiable individuals. Need a few clues to connect the dots? See below -
The colors differ due the way the photographs were taken, flash vs poor natural lighting. Poor lighting and focus are tools of the crook's trade. This ain't rocket science!
It's a real shame Ebay doesn't have any interest in this sort of thing. It puts them in the same category, Crooks helping Crooks !
Friends, all I can say to those of you who haven't - Open your eyes !
If you have bought pottery from this guy, I would like to hear from you.
Oh, the other reason for this post -
Another Larry creation, copied right from Pam's book. See auction
Item number: 330315052397 Check out the weasel return guarantee in the discription. This guy is a pro.