I personally know this man, he is far from being any crook or a liar. This is not his forte and any unsuspecting dealer could have bought this and believed it to be real. This is probably one of the best reproduction pieces I have seen, I would have bought it thinking it was real. Lucky for someone he did the honest thing and took it down. I find your ASSumption to be down right rude.... better to educate than assassinate.