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FJP Auctions will be having a catalog sale on August 18th and I was curious about members' experiences with them on imperial period orders and decorations.

Never having dealt with them, I looked up some information on the internet. It seems they have operated out of several mailing addresses and phone numbers, several being cell phones. Locations listed are Hilton Head, Chicago, Virginia, and a post office box in California.

Their current online catalog seems impressive, though. Would love to buy from them if their catalog descriptions can be relied upon to be accurate and if their business track record is solid.

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Posted · Hidden by Triadoro, August 17, 2011 - No reason given
Hidden by Triadoro, August 17, 2011 - No reason given

Here is a medal bar FJP will be featuring in its August 18th sale. The ribbons look like they are in pristine condition. If I am not mistaken, the infamous 1870 Prussian medal bar which was so hotly discussed in this forum was also sold a decade ago by FJP.

http://flipflashpages.uniflip.com/2/41450/75548/pub/

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I agree with Eric!

They have been around for a long time, and are highly reccomended. They are not as well known, and I get some screamer bargains from them every auction. Give them a call if you have any questions, they are easy to talk to. I've bought several WW1 Purple Hearts from them, and been thrilled with each

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I've known Jeff Floyd since the '70's, and have had nothing but positive experiences with his company. They are competent, careful and highly professional. A great many of the items in my collection have come from them.

Jeff is also a good source of information and advice, and is a member of this forum.

Hugh

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I've known Jeff Floyd since the '70's, and have had nothing but positive experiences with his company. They are competent, careful and highly professional. A great many of the items in my collection have come from them.

Jeff is also a good source of information and advice, and is a member of this forum.

Hugh

Roger that. I will recommend him. Like Hugh, I've known Jeff Floyd for a long time, but it only goes back to the 80's. I have had MANY dealings with him over the years and ALL of them were positive.

Ask him any questions you like.

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I've known Jeff Floyd since the '70's, and have had nothing but positive experiences with his company. They are competent, careful and highly professional. A great many of the items in my collection have come from them.

Jeff is also a good source of information and advice, and is a member of this forum.

Hugh

My sentiments exactly you cannot do better.

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My sentiments exactly you cannot do better.

I have bought several Items from FJP and have always been happy with the service. My only complaint is they don't get enough of the stuff I collect but I fully recommend them.

Paul

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Thanks to all who shared their sentiments about FJP Auctions! Sounds like a terrific guy!

I asked about FJP because one very costly imperial medal bar he featured in a past auction has been the subject of HOT debate and controversy in this forum. (See "Imperial German Non Combatant Officer's Medal Bar" posted by misiu in July 2011.)

This medal bar, however, was first discussed in this forum by then-owner of the medal bar, Paul L Murphy back in 2006. (See: "1870 Non Combatant Officer's Medal Bar" posted in August 2006.)

It sounds to me like this medal bar will go on into eternity with controversy surrounding it.

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Hello again:

I used to know the collector who submitted this item to FJP for auction many years ago and will not name him as I did not obtain his permission to do so. At the time, forums such as this were not available to gain knowledge about items. One was only able to meet other collectors at shows. I do know that this collector did not ever have any concerns regarding the piece based upon his collecting experience.

I defend FJP 100% (not that they need my endorsement) as they would never knowingly sell something that is questionable. Jeff Floyd is an upstanding man that I have full faith in. He is the reason that I started collecting such items. An auctioneer or dealer cannot be a specialist in everything that they encounter. After 23 years of collecting, I am still learning something new every day.

The particular collector.who sold the group through FJP Auctions obtained the group from Gordon Arnold many years prior.

As previously stated, the piece was featured in an Ernst Blass advertisement in the 1970's. Knowing now what we know about the activities of Mr. Blass, and the fact that he is now deceased, allows me to comment on the belief that he was probably involved in the manufacture and/or sale of items that were forgeries meant to deceive collectors. I have no direct knowledge of this however. It is sort of like knowing that Stalin wasn't a nice guy (I haven't experienced it firsthand, but I believe it to be so).

The provenance of pieces is essential to the modern collector and in this particular case, we have a provenance back to the 1970's, but the trail grows cold there.

Best regards

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