More on the Harrison Campaign Historical Flask Scam


More on the Harrison Campaign Historical Flask Scam

28 August 2013

ScamCautionFerd, saw your posting on Peachridge on scams. Thought you’d like to see my version of the Harrison campaign flask, this from late July. I had a ‘wanted’ posting on Craigslist that this guy responded to. This was actually the 2nd time around that I had gotten targeted, the first time was a month prior in June when it came from Velma’s email, but I knew something was up right away then, just too good to be true. I mean why contact me from Kentucky when I’m in New York State?. She wanted $1,000 then, if I’d just send a check. Oh how tempting…but I just ignored it.

Then late July, I get another, same pictures, but this one from this Poorman Collectibles. This is the first of the emails we exchanged over the next day. I knew for sure then, so I tried to call them out a little but they wouldn’t bite. Better deal this time, I could have had the bottle for $800 bucks! Lucky me!

Mike Stephano

—–Original Message—–
From: poorman collectibles <>
To: phbpg-3884641891 <> Sent: Sat, Jul 27, 2013 2:47 pm
Subject: flask

hello, i was wondering if you would be interested in this flask?

—–Original Message—–
From: Happy Collectibles <>
To: mjsantique <>
Sent: Mon, Jul 1, 2013 4:38 pm
Subject: flask

hello i have this campaign flask for sale if interested? thanks

Apple-Touch-IconAMore on the same flask being scammed: Read: “there’s a customer born every minute” – William Henry Harrison Flask Scam

More: The latest bottle Scams with Velma Craft or Anicia Benson or Reginald Offutt etc.






About Ferdinand Meyer V

Ferdinand Meyer V is a native of Baltimore, Maryland and has a BFA in Fine Art and Graphic Design from the Kansas City Art Institute and School of Design. Ferdinand is the founding Principal of FMG Design, a nationally recognized design consultation firm. Ferdinand is a passionate collector of American historical glass specializing in bitters bottles, color runs and related classic figural bottles. He is married to Elizabeth Jane Meyer and lives in Houston, Texas with their daughter and three wonderful grandchildren. The Meyers are also very involved in Quarter Horses, antiques and early United States postage stamps. Ferdinand is the past 6-year President of the Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors and is one of the founding members of the FOHBC Virtual Museum.
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