In May 2018 Ebay seller jbeerd (aka carplatespro) from Moscow in Russia was trying to sell these replica Bahrain export, Qatar export and Kuwait 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 big problem with these plates is that the quality of his die blocks is really bad. Genuine Arabic dies have each letter very distinct and beautifully made whereas this rubbish of his has the letters all running together. The Kuwait plates should not have pre-made holes. His letter O die is very, very poor.
Genuine plates are not that difficult to get and usually much cheaper than his rubbish.
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. You are always welcome to send me and email through this site to ask if a plate is genuine.
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.