Fw: [meteorite-list] Re: spec specs
From: capricorn89 <capricorn89_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 09:42:02 2004
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From: capricorn89 <capricorn89_at_earthlink.net>
To: ari machiz <a_machiz_at_yahoo.com>
Sent: Sunday, January 21, 2001 2:32 PM
Subject: Re: [meteorite-list] Re: spec specs
> Re: authentication problems.
> I have offered very few unclassified NWA meteorites for sale (eBay or
> website). Those that I have, are interesting and have unusual interest.
> do not offer any bulk reject material). Those that I have offered are
> not only with a certificate of authenticity describing exactly what the
> buyer has, but also with an original signature, with my embossed seal over
> it. In addition, the specimen is described, with an archive picture, on a
> (hopefully) permanent archive website which can be accessed from a link at
> the bottom of my homepage at www.meteorite1.com
> I suppose when the list gets larger or older, a hard copy should be
> just for a backup documentation. Anyone purchasing one of these can go to
> the description and picture of the specimen at anytime, and from any place
> in the world. (I suppose nothing is foolproof unless you find the
> yourself, but we can at least come close.) Thus, anyone buying one of
> and wanting to resell, can document a trail from the original seller.
> Ron Hartman
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: ari machiz <a_machiz_at_yahoo.com>
> To: <mlblood_at_home.com>
> Cc: <meteorite-list_at_meteoritecentral.com>
> Sent: Sunday, January 21, 2001 1:32 PM
> Subject: [meteorite-list] Re: spec specs
> > Michael,
> > Thanks for the reply. You are right, of course, about
> > ones ability to reproduce a certificate of
> > authenticity. the signature as well I suppose. What
> > about a photo though.
> > If you (in general) can't provide a photo of a spec,
> > then I in specific might not buy it from you (in
> > general).
> > I make this point as much for the meteorite collecting
> > community as a whole. I want to contribute to the list
> > and any association that might pop up, and my
> > contributions would simply lean towards that which is
> > important to me. I see the "For real seal" as a good
> > idea that is easily right clicked. Even more easily
> > copied than a certificate.
> > Look at the specs available on eBay. Some appear to
> > have been photographed through a microscope. Maybe
> > not, but the specs sure are small. I mean sma-all!
> > There is your picture. Now if I want to sell it, all I
> > have to do is show the buyer the same view, but if I
> > can do that, he doesn't have to trust me. As much.
> > The certificate may not be the answer. That is why I
> > am probing the list. What is wrong with the photo idea
> > if I am willing to pay a premium? That is, How might
> > it not serve the intended purpose?
> > Sincerly,
> > Ari
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