If anyone is holding out hope that the ebay Confente might by a miracle be real, the following will cool your excitement. A friend of mine has a REAL Confente with the same exact serial number as the questionable one on ebay. Yes, there are two series of numbers, one with a zero and one without - and the numbers are from the same series. Oh, and the one my friend has jives with the build card and it was "approved" by the apropriate authorities.
Finally, when deciding what the value of this frame should be, ask yourself this question. "What would I pay framebuilder - perhaps someone like Andy Gilmore in Arizona, to build me a frame just like a Confente?"
Mike "no respect for those who don't come clean" Kone in Boulder CO