I recently put an item on an auction site and as usual I included in the photograph of the item my gnomon for scale. Six inch long piece of holly with ebony 1″ squares.
This is not the item but it is the gnomon in question. As it happened a fellow purchased the item, sent me an email he was happy with what he got and told me to wrap the item and gnomon and ship it off.
I sent him an email explaining that the gnomon was not for sale that I include it in every photograph. He sent me a quote from my offering ‘…Gnomon 6″ with 1″ squares.’ I can see the misunderstanding and it is entirely my fault.
So everything is good now, but from now on I will include the gnomon disclaimer, “Gnomon 6″, 1″ squares, for scale only NFS”. My mistake.