MY MORNING RANT... Well, what do you do when you're a serious collector with a sizeable investment in a major gathering of antique/vintage sample canoes, and up pops on eBay something which is clearly a fake, and misleadingly advertised (one could even say fraudulently offered) as an Old Town salesman's sample from the 1920's? Here is the listing: http://www.ebay.com/…/Old-Town-Canoe-Co-Maine-…/371732040117? .... Now, I'm not only interested in my own collection; I also believe in helping others, in disseminating reliable information, in helping to prevent scams which lessen the fun for all of us, as well as destroying the value of the real thing. Here is an eBay vendor clearly suggesting, in my view, that he/she has for sale an Old Town sample canoe from the 1920's. I'm shocked because I know it's not right; the size is wrong; it is not properly nor very well made; the brand name along the sides and the logo at the bow is completely made up (an illegal infringement of a protected copyright). Clearly, this seller is either ignorant, or even blatantly trying to deceive. I take the charitable view and write a private message pointing out the errors and offering more info in what I hope is a helpful manner. The objective is both to correctly inform, as well as to persuade the offending listing is best taken down. I get a snarky reply, asking "what my problem is?", and telling me the piece was "never made by Old Town" and is merely "a piece of folk art". Really? That's not the impression I got from the eBay listing; nowhere is this described as "folk art", nor does it say "not really an authentic Old Town sample". In other words, get lost, bud; I'll sell what I want and call it whatever I like. OK, So, in return, I will advise everyone I know that you, "rein18", eBay seller located in Oak Point, NB, lack the ethics I (and many others) expect from dealers. You obviously have more interest in taking in dollars than in handing out reliable service and goods. Call it 'folk art' if you like. Excuse your greed with whatever flimsy story you now seem to concoct. Bottom line: your listing should be changed or withdrawn. In no way is this an Old Town salesman's sample canoe from the 1920's. To describe it as you have is fraudulent and misleading, And, yes, I'm calling you out, and will be doing the same in every other venue that I can. Clean up your act.