In April 2018 Ebay seller jbeerd (aka carplatespro) from Moscow in Russia was trying to sell these replica Koror, Fiji and Turks and Caicos plates. He usually has up to10 copies of each plate with the same numbers. They were all made from photos of genuine plates that were for sale on Ebay.
The Koror plate has the sticker boxes missing, the slots and printed words are in the wrong places and the ink colour is wrong.
The Fiji plate has the wrong number of holes.
The Turks and Caicos plate is on the wrong blank
Do you really want in your collection a fake plate that is not only obviously wrong but that many other people also have? You can’t even boast about your latest plate to other collectors since they will laugh at you for wasting so much money on rubbish when they see what you bought.
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 to someone without the correct knowledge. It just proves that any plate you bid on or trade for MUST be checked VERY carefully against the huge number of photos of genuine plates available on the www.
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 such poor quality ones like this seller makes.