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Re: eBay Theif - Using us for Profit
« Reply #30 on: September 03, 2006, 11:25:42 PM »
They're at it again! I saw a photo I posted available now. Apparantly it's from an old postcard - the quality of which was not good. Considering it's actually a digital photo of a photocopy that is hardly surprising! Why anyone would think the IF's private photos were postcards is beyond me. A formal shotr maybe, but private pics?!

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Re: eBay Theif - Using us for Profit
« Reply #31 on: September 04, 2006, 12:12:23 AM »
I know it is an awful thing to even think, but please be careful in posting any type of pictures, including your children's pictures.

There are the very low life using the children's head shots to place on other than positive internet sites.

Be careful, these monsters stop at nothing !

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Re: eBay Theif - Using us for Profit
« Reply #32 on: September 04, 2006, 11:21:40 AM »
Why anyone would think the IF's private photos were postcards is beyond me. A formal shotr maybe, but private pics?!

Not that I'm defending them AT ALL (since, if it's the sellers we've discussed before, they almost certainly they took them from Beinicke or some site) but many informal shots were released to magazines of the day. I have quite a good number of them from places such as the Illustrated London News and Munsey's magazine (which really liked to cover the Imperial family). Even many photos that Queen Alexandra took, and not just of the IF, were released to such publications. I think I read once that there was a private photographer who accompanied the IF on their travels, etc... and took many casual shots that were released to the public. Also a good number of postcards of more informal shots were released in the 1920s by various pro-monarchy groups. They aren't as good quality as postcards put out by Rotary or Beagles but they were issued back then.
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Re: eBay Theif - Using us for Profit
« Reply #33 on: September 23, 2006, 10:10:19 PM »
The fool stealing the photos from this site just made a hilarious mistake! He put this one up, saying it was Aleksey. It's actually a photoshop of Aleksey's head on someone else's body. If nothing else, at least we got a good laugh from this one!


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Re: eBay Theif - Using us for Profit
« Reply #34 on: September 23, 2006, 10:44:37 PM »
And to think, people are bidding on it!!! Two bids already.

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Re: eBay Theif - Using us for Profit
« Reply #35 on: September 23, 2006, 10:55:00 PM »
LOL!
That's funny. Thanks for the late-night laugh.  :D

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Re: eBay Theif - Using us for Profit
« Reply #36 on: September 24, 2006, 01:46:55 AM »
LOL!
That's funny. Thanks for the late-night laugh.  :D

It is so obvious that the photograph is a montage. The body is disproportionate to the head.

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Re: eBay Theif - Using us for Profit
« Reply #37 on: September 24, 2006, 07:21:04 AM »
Ah -- Justice!  ;D
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Re: eBay Theif - Using us for Profit
« Reply #38 on: September 24, 2006, 09:11:35 AM »
Maybe someone should notify the 2 bidders--they could withdraw their bids and maybe that would cause some shame for snatching photos. Or not.
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Re: eBay Theif - Using us for Profit
« Reply #39 on: September 27, 2006, 10:19:30 PM »
The fool stealing the photos from this site just made a hilarious mistake! He put this one up, saying it was Aleksey. It's actually a photoshop of Aleksey's head on someone else's body. If nothing else, at least we got a good laugh from this one!



Who made that picture? It looks like something from the Exorcist -like not only is his head too small but it looks backwards. I can't believe that people are trolling this site, stealing pictures to sell. Has anyone heard back from Ebay? They're probably too busy with all the half eaten Justin Timberlake french toasts and Britney Spears pregnancy tests to do anything about this.

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Re: eBay Theif - Using us for Profit
« Reply #40 on: October 01, 2006, 10:35:49 PM »
Sorry if anyone misunderstood the posting I put here earlier today--the impression was that it was a link to something I was selling but it wasn't. One of the egregious offenders we've mentioned here previously is selling a set of images (all of which I've seen here and a couple only here) to 'commemorate' the recent reburial of Empress Marie. It is completely obnoxious, especially as they have a starting price of $65 for the 'set'.  :P
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Re: eBay Theif - Using us for Profit
« Reply #41 on: November 10, 2006, 06:36:54 PM »
I am so angry right now!  >:(

That repeat offender, smw1966, has posted that fabulous photo of Serge, Ella, Ernie and GD Ludwig for sale. I knew as soon as I saw the wonderful photos that svetabel was good enough to share with us, that she or lacrimae would pounce and put them up for sale.

I've e-mail ebay and the seller--I'm sure there'll be a response to neither. I think we should deluge both of them with complaints. I don't even like to put my photos up anymore--at least without a big mark on them.
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Re: eBay Theif - Using us for Profit
« Reply #42 on: November 11, 2006, 12:19:06 PM »
Oh how terrible!! That photo you mention sounds lovely too, would love to have seen it.
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Re: eBay Theif - Using us for Profit
« Reply #43 on: November 11, 2006, 01:02:24 PM »
You can see it (with the seller's own watermark, how nervy  >:( ) on the ebay site. I'm leaving it up to Svetabel what she wants to do about reposting the photo. I've put a mark on mine the last while when I post--if anyone wants help putting a mark like Alexander Palace Forum on a photo, feel free to ask.
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Re: eBay Theif - Using us for Profit
« Reply #44 on: November 11, 2006, 01:31:10 PM »
Indeed. This was the reason this thread was started.
I have found that reporting them gets nowhere, as a fellow AP member and I went to great lengths at some point earlier this year and got nothing.
It is sad now that we cannot share images between each other without having to watermark them. *le sigh*