653-Ebay jbeerd carplatespro Cocos Keeling Abu Dhabi Queensland taxi fake replica number license plates

In October 2017 and February 2018 Ebay seller carplatespro and jbeerd (both the same person) from Moscow in Russia was trying to sell these replica Abu Dhabi logo, Queensland taxi and Cocos (Keeling) Islands plates. He does not say how many copies of each he has but he usually has many of each.

Do you really want in your collection a fake plate that is not only wrong but that many other people also have? Why not just make a drawing of the plate on a piece of cardboard of have a picture printed on card from the www of a real plate and put that in your collection. Much cheaper and better than a fake plate.

As usual with replicas, none of his plates is correct. The Abu Dhabi plates have the emirate logo, name and the printing in the middle wrong. The Queensland taxi plate has the border wrong, the holes are wrong and it should be made of steel. The Cocos (Keeling) Islands plates should have mounting holes.

The big problem is going to come later when some of these plates get into the market. From a photo during a sale or trade it could be 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, especially poor quality ones like this seller makes.