This is FRAUD - pure and simple.
And knowing fraud.
Michael Hudson and Co have been flogging this created for collector this junk on ebay for years now. Selling worthless cr*p like this by the 1000s of pieces I feel sure.
He is a member of APTA and last time I heard their answer as to why he had not yet been expelled, that answer was "The collectors sadly do not complain to us, and hence we can't take action"
There are other threads here on his fakery along similar lines, with photos.
Over to the collectors. Add some ebay lot numbers here and maybe at last some action may occur.
Complain to ebay on that portal they have where fakes and forgeries need to be marked as such.
All done on his home ink jet printer it seems.
Last year we highlighted him placing central CTO mini sheets of Chad or somewhere (wholesale 10c a ton type items) on covers he created with a train design or whatever, and called them FDC, and got $10 each or so for them.
All of this breaches about three of the APTA 'Code Of Ethics' they regularly tell collectors all members allegedly adhere to.
Do a search here on his user name and you'll be amazed.