A neighbour stopped by one day to tell me about a recent experience selling his coach. An agent conducted the negotiations between him and the buyer and arranged for a flatbed (low loader) to come pick up the coach. Being the smart guy he is, my neighbor wouldn't part with the coach until he either had cash in his hand or until a check cleared. When the cashier's check was deposited, the bank immediately said it wouldn't clear. I'm not sure if that meant it was counterfeit or not. My neighbor contacted the local FBI office and, although they were sympathetic, they said "you're one of a thousand". Personally, I'd have questioned the use of an overseas (UK) agent acting for a North American buyer of something being sold in the U.S. But, until the check bounced, my neighbor apparently didn't suspect anything. So, be sure you have the money before you part with your treasured possession.