Authenticate This LOUIS VUITTON - Read 1st Post BEFORE POSTING!

Addy

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The Moderators for this thread are Lee and Addy. Please do NOT PM them to request an authentication. Please post in this thread.

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1. Do a SEARCH and check if the item has been reviewed by one of the senior authenticators before posting a request. Searches can be done via the seller name or by auction/listing number - add * to the beginning and end of the number (eg. *12345678*).

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Format to use for an auction item:

Item Name:
Item Number:
Seller ID:
Link: (please make sure link works after you post) Don't post mobile web link.

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Item Name (if you know it):
Link: (please make sure link works after you post)
Photos: (attach using the paperclip at the top of the message box or upload to photobucket.com and post the links)

We will not authenticate for those who post photos only and cannot provide link to online auction/sale.

3. All requests must have clear photos (either in listing and/or provided by member requesting the authentication). This will help expedite authentications. Please ask the seller/use the macro setting on your digi (little flower). If you cannot see the details yourself, neither can we.

At minimum, pics MUST include:
- all exterior
- interior
- LV heat stamp
- date code
- engraving on hardware (ie. zipper pull, lock, rivet, pushlock, screws, etc)

If the listing or your request does not have the required pics, it will NOT be reviewed. That means if you have not received a response, please check your original posting to ensure all information and pics are present.

Check out this thread! If you're using Photobucket, don't post mobile photobucket links, pics are too small, post links.

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dsotlouv

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Jun 17, 2022
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Thank you so much! ♥️ Will do! Have a great evening
Hello there! I just received the bag and wanted to share the additional photos of the zipper. I also wanted to add that it has kind of a smokey scent. Not sure if this is common for a vintage LV, or if it’s just from storage, or the previous owner possibly being a smoker but wanted to share. Thanks again!

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lovlouisvuitton

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Aug 16, 2012
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Dear Authenticators, would you kindly take a look at this item and share your thoughts on whether or not it is a true LV based on these photos? The seller is not able to send more pictures of the bag due to storage location. Full zipper picture is missing. Hope I got all the info right! Thanks so much!
Item name: Louis Vuitton LV Tote Bucket GM Browns Monogram 2109953
Item #: 275385758847
Seller ID: Japan_monoshare
Link: https://www.ebay.com/itm/275385758847

No red flags - But if you decide to purchase, please post your own required pic of inner pocket zipper pull engraving. :ty:

Thank you so much! ♥️ Will do! Have a great evening
Hello there! I just received the bag and wanted to share the additional photos of the zipper. I also wanted to add that it has kind of a smokey scent. Not sure if this is common for a vintage LV, or if it’s just from storage, or the previous owner possibly being a smoker but wanted to share. Thanks again!

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Next time PLEASE Quote or Re post your original request with extra required pics. I no longer sift back through posts to avoid errors! Thanks!

No red flags.
 

lovlouisvuitton

Yothu Yindi: ~Treaty~
Authenticator
Aug 16, 2012
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Any help would be appreciated

Hi! :smile:

I'm Sorry, but I cannot help you. The Forum Rules for this Thread at the top of every page is clear. Per Forum Rules:

We will not authenticate for those who post photos only and cannot provide link to online auction/sale. We require a Valid Link to Sale/Auction to authenticate. We also do not authenticate Private items (No Link). Nor do we authenticate items from any social media sites. Do you have a Valid Link to Sale/Auction? Required Format is also required and the authentication Format guidelines are at the top of every page of this Thread.
If not, Please use a paid third party authentication service for a fee. Simply Google paid services. I strongly recommend you do so. Also, Please Do Not upload pictures onto any other Thread until you have confirmation of Authenticity. Thank you for understanding and Good Luck! :smile:

ETA:
We are also volunteers and only help when we have the time, we are not on here 24/7 and have lives outside this Forum which takes precedence helping with authentications. Also, clearly stated in the Forum Rules at the top of every page on this Thread.

Forum Rule # 5.

5. Please wait at least 24 hours before bumping your request. Search by seller or item # to ensure that it has not been reviewed (see rule 1). If the auction is ending soon, you may say so in your comments. Remember, we are just like you, and get on tPF when we have time so please be patient.
 

lovlouisvuitton

Yothu Yindi: ~Treaty~
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Aug 16, 2012
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Hi! Can you please help Authenticate?
Item Name: Louis Vuitton sofia coppola PM in cobalt
Item Number: 154911980430
Seller ID: jkc_2013
Link: https://www.ebay.com/itm/1549119804...xHJqU9iRgy&var=&widget_ver=artemis&media=COPY

I'm Sorry! But Listing pictures are woefully inadequate and Missing ALL required pictures needed to authenticate except for Two. Insufficient pictures to give any sort of opinion either way. Pictures need to be taken in Natural Lighting, UP Close, Straight on Without Flash/Glare. Please Read Required pics carefully. Thank you! :smile:

Please Read------> https://forum.purseblog.com/threads/required-pics-for-lv-authentication.649743/
 

lovlouisvuitton

Yothu Yindi: ~Treaty~
Authenticator
Aug 16, 2012
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201,677

Sorry Link is now correct

Missing sellers name: Phoenix Logistik&Spedition GmbH
Missing: Ad ID: 2175962843

I'm Sorry! But Listing pictures are woefully inadequate including the pics you uploaded - Missing ALL required pictures needed to authenticate except for Two. Insufficient pictures to give any sort of opinion either way. Pictures need to be taken in Natural Lighting, UP Close, Straight on Without Flash/Glare. Please Read Required pics carefully. Thank you! :smile:

Please Read------> https://forum.purseblog.com/threads/required-pics-for-lv-authentication.649743/


ETA: Next time PLEASE use correct Format when submitting a request. The guidelines are at the top of every page on this Thread. Otherwise I will SKIP/IGNORE your request as clearly stated in my Signature # 1. Thanks! :smile:
 
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