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FAKE Yugoslav Volunteers in Spain 1936-1956 Medal


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I've seen couple of pieces like that on ebay, one got sold just couple of days ago.

Seller didn't bother to mention that the medal is not original, at least I haven't noticed.

Much better fakes appeared couple of years ago...

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Here are couple of photos of those better looking fakes I mentioned above, they are from one Slovenian forum.

http://gmic.co.uk/uploads/monthly_07_2014/post-7937-0-21954900-1406402069.jpghttp://gmic.co.uk/uploads/monthly_07_2014/post-7937-0-42801800-1406402079.jpg

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According to some information available online 500! of these were made in Slovenian factory Heledis (previously known as Aurea Celje).

This was first brought to light in 2010 so these information are not really fresh... Anyway many thanks to our fellow collector from Slovenia who reveled this scam and posted images of fakes!

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Yes, I noticed the fake popping up on ebay, too... I didn't realise it went sold, but I think the seller had to offer it several times before finding the right fool. :( If I'm not wrong, the seller was listed as from Spain...

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Yes, I noticed the fake popping up on ebay, too... I didn't realise it went sold, but I think the seller had to offer it several times before finding the right fool. :( If I'm not wrong, the seller was listed as from Spain...

You are correct, the seller is from Spain, actually I noticed two sellers from Spain with those fakes using even the same photos.

They sold at least 4 pieces so far, prices ranging from 69$ to 200$.

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You are correct, the seller is from Spain, actually I noticed two sellers from Spain with those fakes using even the same photos.

They sold at least 4 pieces so far, prices ranging from 69$ to 200$.

If they actually sold them... they might as well have been the same person trying to push the price high until he/they managed so. ;)

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If they actually sold them... they might as well have been the same person trying to push the price high until he/they managed so. ;)

Could be, who knows, one can never be sure with online auctions :whistle:

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Photo of original piece from Bjeloš collection found online.

I forgot to mention that they are offered as "ROMANIA 20TH ANNIVERSARY CIVIL WAR IN SPAIN". Pretty obvious fakes...

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Couple of images of original piece that recently got sold on ebay.

http://gmic.co.uk/uploads/monthly_08_2014/post-7937-0-36202900-1408544181.jpghttp://gmic.co.uk/uploads/monthly_08_2014/post-7937-0-91406100-1408544192.jpg

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Much better quality. More details.

http://gmic.co.uk/uploads/monthly_08_2014/post-7937-0-82216300-1408544281.jpghttp://gmic.co.uk/uploads/monthly_08_2014/post-7937-0-18671900-1408544295.jpg

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