Hey, I have an idea -- I’m going to sell stamps on Ebay!
No, I am tired of drawing my own illustrations -- what are you kidding? That’s too much work!! I have this drawer full of Magnolia stamps, so I’m gonna stamp, stamp. stamp, stamp, stamp . . . on paper (wow, this is so easy!!) and now I’m going to sell them on Ebay and make some money selling them!
Wow, what an easy job I have!
Okay, just kidding -- you don’t have to imagine it, because here it is, a whole list of stolen images being sold to stampers who either don’t know they’re committing theft -- or simply don’t care:
This instance is from the Netherlands’ version of Ebay, (actually, Marktplaats was the first place I found my prints of my images being sold as “stempeldrukjes” a year ago, but the seller did take them down when I confronted her.) I have also dealt with people trying to sell my images on Ebay UK, so don't think I'd pick on any country -- some of my longest, most dedicated friends are from the Netherlands.
Kind of sad that "stempledrukjes is the first Dutch word I learned.
There’s even a category for this on Marktplaats! PLEASE -- this is wrong!! I can’t fight for all these stamp companies (at a glance I see Magnolia, Greeting Farm, Penny Black . . .)
Thank you to a fan from the Netherlands who alerted me to this. If you know the stamp companies whose work is being sold illegally here, please drop them a line and let them know. (And leaving some “pointed but polite” feedback for these thieves on Marktplaats if you speak Dutch would be most appreciated.) There are also buttons to report illegal sales on all these sites.
Please do NOT buy printed images or CDs containing stolen stamps, and spread the word that this is not okay.