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Bon’s Death Certificate?

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AccaDacca fan Andrew emailed to alert me that Bon’s death certificate is going on sale. The e-bay ad says:

THIS IS A GENUINE COPY OF BON SCOTT`S DEATH CERTIFICATE.
UNIQUE ITEM INDEED.
NO RESERVE AUCTION.
WINNER TO PAY POSTAGE.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS NOT A PHOTOCOPY.
THIS IS THE REAL DEAL,GENUINE LEGITIMATE WATERMARKED ORIGINAL.
CERTIFIED to be a true copy of an entry in the certified copy of register of Births,Still-births or Deaths in the District above
mentioned. Given at the GENERAL REGISTER OFFICE, under the Seal of the said Office.
Please note there are offences relating to falsifying or altering a certificate and using or possessing a false certificate.
Thankyou.
Kindly note that this is NOT A FALSE CERTIFICATE.
I have had several offers already on this item through e-mails, i will only sell this item via the auction, thanks.
All e-mails will be answered.

All the details, as far as I can tell, seem right. But is it REALLY real? (And what is a “genuine copy” when it is also described as an “original”?)

I’d be curious to know how this precious item came to be on the open market. Who would have had it before? Who would want to get rid of it? Shouldn’t a certificate like this be in the possession of Bon’s family? Any ideas?