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Archive through May 22, 2002Chevalier25 5-22-02  9:28 am
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Robertsmith
Posted on Friday, May 24, 2002 - 11:15 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Nah, he'll just take it some antique auction and pawn it off on someone who thinks it's real. Probably see it on Antiques Roadshow real soon...
Perruche_Verte
Posted on Friday, May 24, 2002 - 10:54 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

"The seller ended this listing early because the item is no longer available for sale."

Gosh, I wonder what happened to it. Think he decided to crack it open and enjoy it himself? ;-)
Wolfgang
Posted on Friday, May 24, 2002 - 8:39 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Ok, now that it's over, if someone from this forum bought it, it would be interesting to know why. If there's an historical fact I'm missing please contact me via email and explain and I promess not to tell a word if you wish so.

I'm really curious from an historical point of view.

But I'll be surprised...
Chevalier
Posted on Friday, May 24, 2002 - 7:51 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

The End.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2105635035
Admin
Posted on Thursday, May 23, 2002 - 10:36 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

doh. sorry, I had just woken up ...

can I read? noooo!
Robertsmith
Posted on Thursday, May 23, 2002 - 9:53 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

I agree with wolfgang. The Frenchman pic and the auction pic are identical. You can call me Bob, though.
Or sugarnipples.
Wolfgang
Posted on Thursday, May 23, 2002 - 9:52 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

I don't see any difference between what's on ebay and what's on Frenchman's site...Am I blind ?
Larsbogart
Posted on Thursday, May 23, 2002 - 9:39 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Gathering mob...
Admin
Posted on Thursday, May 23, 2002 - 9:38 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

nono!

the seller doctored it
Wolfgang
Posted on Thursday, May 23, 2002 - 9:34 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

You mean Frenchman's pic is a fake too ?
Admin
Posted on Thursday, May 23, 2002 - 9:33 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Bob, can I call you Bob?

the duval label was photoshoped in to that pic. it's quackery.
Wolfgang
Posted on Thursday, May 23, 2002 - 9:27 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Bidders have been notified and all future bidders will. I would have mind my own business if the seller had not been so harsh in the last email he just sent me but now fuck it, let's burn the liar.

What a wannabe cheater ! Did he really tought I would bid hundreds of dollars without asking questions ?

And yes, don't tell my girlfriend but I would have found the necessary funds to get my hands on such a vintage bottle.
Robertsmith
Posted on Thursday, May 23, 2002 - 9:12 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

I think we should put the seller in water and see if he floats. If so, WITCH I say!!!!
Robertsmith
Posted on Thursday, May 23, 2002 - 9:01 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Funny though, the vintage pic does not have the "72" winged label on the neck of the bottle like the pic on the auction. Maybe the vintage photo is a bottle of some home brew or lesser known brand that had a label that looked like Duval.
Robertsmith
Posted on Thursday, May 23, 2002 - 8:57 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

So here's a question Frenchman, why does the vintage photo show a bottle which looks a lot like the one this guy is selling? It really looks like a Duval label on a cusenier bottle on that vintage pic. I believe it's a fake too, but the similarity between that vintage photo bottle and the sellers is weird. The most suspicious thing about it is if you look closely at the auction picture, the label looks very new, and it also has wrinkles in the paper as if it was applied rather sloppily.
Larsbogart
Posted on Thursday, May 23, 2002 - 8:56 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Is an angry mob forming?
Frenchman
Posted on Thursday, May 23, 2002 - 8:46 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

This is a FAKE and i am very angry to see the seller uses one picture of my own web site to "guarantee" his fake bottle (without my agreement).
You have to know that Fritz Duval never worked for Cusenier and that a french antique dealer has a very important lot of genuine Fritz Duval labels available.....
This bottle is only a Pastis bottle Cusenier with Fritz Duval labels !
Wolfgang
Posted on Thursday, May 23, 2002 - 6:48 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Chev:

"I've just found out the Cusenier and Dubied (Duval) were not associated. "

How and where did you found out ?
Wolfgang
Posted on Thursday, May 23, 2002 - 6:41 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

It's now the time to find back where I put Mme Delahayes's email...somewhere with all those postcards and trip souvenir...


Wolf-confused.
Wolfgang
Posted on Thursday, May 23, 2002 - 6:15 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

http://www.frenchmanltd.com/final/catalogue.htm

whatthefuck

This is on frenchman's site.

Please explain.
Absinthedrinker
Posted on Wednesday, May 22, 2002 - 10:52 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

It seems to be a ringer, I have a pretty clear picture of an Oxygénée bottle on my site http://www.absintheoriginals.com/page7.html where you can see the red embossed seal and it indicates that this bottle is some other liqueur than absinthe. What surprises me is the crassness of the fake, mixing up a label from one source with a bottle from another.
Wolfgang
Posted on Wednesday, May 22, 2002 - 10:42 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

a bit less...
Chevalier
Posted on Wednesday, May 22, 2002 - 10:39 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

The seller says: "Shipping only via FEDEX or UPS with $1000 insurance."

So it's fair to conclude that the reserve is at least $1000.
Wolfgang
Posted on Wednesday, May 22, 2002 - 10:34 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Well I would pay 50$ for the bottle and label and to satisfy my curiosity about what`s in the bottle ;) but the reserve is much higher... LOL
Chevalier
Posted on Wednesday, May 22, 2002 - 10:29 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

The seller is playing dumb.

"Cusenier, Courvoisier ... what's the difference?"

Give me a break!

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