Well this follows on from another members observation on a 20back SW Vader MOC that was for sale here on the boards by one member as an ungraded piece with visible sticker damage which has now
been graded by AFA and is in the collection of another member. Low and behold the MOC now has a sticker covering the damage mentioned..
I guess I won't be alone in saying that for whatever reason that new sticker has been placed over the damage, it was wrong.
Actually I feel very strongly about this subject because I once bought a MOC on ebay that I had in my collection for over a year that had a couple of price stickers on it, one day I decided to remove them and under the stickers I revealed a huge tear of litho that completely ruined the look and the value of the card once it was visible, there was no residue or litho on either of the two stickers I removed
so it was quite obvious it was a damage cover up.
Now..this is where it gets tough and your opinions are needed, going back to the Vader- the member who now owns the figure has shown it off in the limelight section and until this came to light has not done any dodgy dealings
whatsoever as far as I or others who are aware of this situation are aware of. By all accounts he is a general "nice bloke"..so should he be outed? Contacted first and given a chance to explain?Another respected member here has even gone as far as to state that in his opinion the sticker is not even "vintage" as in it wasn't transferred and is in fact a reproduction. This stuff is worrying to say the least.
He may even chime in on this thread but I thought it best to get some opinions and replies before the pitch forks came out..
Oh and..I have compared and checked this story out since yesterday- it IS the same Vader - extra details/some kind of timeline: Ungraded Vader sold here in April, Vader then graded in July with the sticker covering the damage and finally limelighted here in September.
I am all for forgiving one slip up/bad move but before people are forgiven they have to admit what they did was wrong first so..here goes nothing- if you are reading and you know it's you I am referring to please let us know what has happened!