Having reported 1079edmund's activity (see two postings below) to eBay many times to no avail, I've tried a different tack. On Thursday I posted a 1p-start 'information-only listing' (260575303250). It appears beside the fake items (eg 160416306457) in the search lists. At the time of writing, eBay hasn't removed my listing which gives pointers about identifying fake over-painting on items of lustreware.
My thanks to the many people who have offered their support, through clicking on 'ask a question', many of whom I've never spoken to before. I don't know whether the listing will run until the end, but your comments send out a clear message to eBay.
1079edmund removed his plaque with fake anchors from eBay. A jug with a ship with orange/brown over-painted sails sold for £87, which is far less than it would have made if he'd just listed it without over-painting. There were no bids on this item in the last 5 days of the auction. A child's mug, currently at £51 comes up on Tuesday night. I'll keep you posted.
***The child's mug received no further bids. 1079edmund decided to remove the Mariner's Arms jug with a mixture of original and fake enamels.***
***Two buyers have left follow-up comments on eBay to say their items were over-painted. Another buyer of an over-painted item contacted me today. 1079edmund has no items listed at present.***
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