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Hey, no more fakes out there on the market, or why has this thread been sleeping for more than a year?!

:violent:

Well, I found a new guy with thirteen eBay auctions, each with several ribbon bars, many very big ones, up to about 12 awards - in each lot. I looked closely but found NOT EVEN ONE bar that I like in all this stuff. The seller is new and is name is "apriori030", please have a look:

http://shop.ebay.de/merchant/apriori030

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I don't think I have seen his style before. His trademarks seem to be too long bars, wrong catch, combination issues of course. BTW, he does not guarantee authenticity of the bars themselves, just of the devices and ribbons...

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The amount of junk being sold on ebay is beyond belief. And epier is even worse. Still, every now and then a nice and real item pops up. This medal bar was listed on ebay in late 2007. Of course, the ebay police pulled it from the auction, but fortunately I was still able to buy it from the seller.

Best regards,

Tom

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right Sascha...................... 100% all fakes :speechless1::violent::angry:

And he sold exactly none of his lots. NONE, not one single...

:cheers: :cheers: :cheers:

You might e-mail him, maybe you get them now for 85,- euro each. ;)

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Thread up with this great bar. Sold some weeks ago and so not "this week's", but still...

"almost certainly a General or Field Marshall!"

I wonder which Wehrmachts-General had a RAO3SX on statutory ribbon... and with silver swords! :sleep:

One more that came from Ohio, I'd guess.

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Bad! Really bad!banger.gifbanger.gif

But a new style of fakes, it seems to me. Some old parts apparently - and no hand-snipped Ohio catch.

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And combinations (mostly) that common you don't take a closer look...

These are the really dangerous fakes! Not huge, nonsense Frankenstein monsters. :speechless:

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http://cgi.ebay.de/grose-11-Ordensspange-Sachsen-Coburg-Preusen-Turkei-EK-/250640290321?cmd=ViewItem&pt=Militaria&hash=item3a5b535211

One more... used to be offered by our Vienna favourite seller. Now this seller's 2nd ribbon bar does not look any better... (but is not from the Vienna guy).

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I agree - very dangerous for someone with not enough experience. This guy overdid it, though:

- Saxons ribbons first: ok we are clever -- but Thuringian awards second: NOOO

- no back shown

- wrong device on Austrian ribbon

- and what should make EVERYONE suspicious: EK device AND swords on EK ribbon!speechless.gifspeechless.gif

But still dangerous, yes!

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http://cgi.ebay.de/g...=item3a5b535211

One more... used to be offered by our Vienna favourite seller. Now this seller's 2nd ribbon bar does not look any better... (but is not from the Vienna guy).

... and yet it sold for 108 €! :banger::shame:

This one is stinky for me too:

http://cgi.ebay.de/kleine-Ordensspange-2-Ehrennadeln-/180514875995?cmd=ViewItem&pt=Militaria&hash=item2a07866a5b

sloppy stitching, off-centered and different swords, too-new looking... what do you think?

Regards, Valter

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sloppy stitching, off-centered and different swords, too-new looking... what do you think?

Mhh, I'm not sure but tend to like it.

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This one is stinky for me too:

http://cgi.ebay.de/kleine-Ordensspange-2-Ehrennadeln-/180514875995?cmd=ViewItem&pt=Militaria&hash=item2a07866a5b

sloppy stitching, off-centered and different swords, too-new looking... what do you think?

Regards, Valter

It looks ok to me. I have seen ribbon bars with 2 different type sword devices. Perhaps the camera flash caught the swords making them look "new"? :P In any event i think it looks good.

Matt

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It looks ok to me. I have seen ribbon bars with 2 different type sword devices. Perhaps the camera flash caught the swords making them look "new"? :P In any event i think it looks good.

Matt

Also looks good in my eyes.

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Also looks good in my eyes.

Uuups, it seems I got over-paranoid with all these fakes. I need to learn more. :whistle: Good news anyway and thank you for your replies!

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