When items are posted in “auctions” I presume someone has verified that they are real.
There is no practical way for us to verify the originality of every item listed on eBay that is shown on the Oldgas.com Ebay Status
page. We try to configure what links are shown to filter out many of the repro fakes, but shady sellers are clever enough to game the system to get around those filters by misrepresentation.
The policy of eBay
will allow you to get a refund on items paid with Paypal that are misrepresented. Do research first. Post a question on our "Online Auctions, eBay Petroliana" section asking about the originality of a specific item up for auction.
You can also rely on paid experts, such as Scott Benjamin of Petroleum Collectibles Magazine:https://pcmpublishing.com/services.html
And Dave and Joe at The Authentication Company:https://www.matthewstac.com/home/