512-Ebay jbeerd Tennessee replica fake number license plates

In October 2016 Ebay seller jbeerd from Moscow in Russia was trying to sell these Tennessee 1916 replica plates. He is selling them as replicas (which is good) but the colour is probably wrong as they should be black on a darker cream colour and these look very pale.

The problem is going to come later when some of these plates get into the market or crooks try to distress them and claim they are genuine. From a photo during a sale or trade it will be very difficult to tell if the plate or plates are genuine or not.

This just makes everything difficult for everyone. Reproductions are very bad for the hobby and if you care about the future of the hobby, it is better you do not buy reproductions.