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eBay is beginning to take action at long last! / Re: Real or fake objects?
« Last post by gaius asinius on December 12, 2021, 04:06:00 PM »
Paul is Alan's brother???!!! How do you like them apples!!!!!!!
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eBay is beginning to take action at long last! / Re: Real or fake objects?
« Last post by Jerry F on December 12, 2021, 03:56:22 PM »
yorkantiquities
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York Antiquities
Paul Hardcastle
134 Beckfield Lane,
Acomb
York
North Yorkshire
Y0265QT
United Kingdom


Younger brother of Alan Hardcastle
 
https://ancientartifakes.net/smf/index.php/topic,1212.msg5145.html#msg5145


https://ancientartifakes.net/smf/index.php/topic,1185.msg4950.html#msg4950




Both have been claiming for a very long time to be selling their father's collection amongst other things, notable badly made fakes. Though Alan has been the major culprit in this. Need to ask if fraud runs in families


Paul Barford discusses him also:


http://paul-barford.blogspot.com/search?q=hardcastle


Jerry.
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FAKE-RING-data base / Re: Understanding the history of my ring.
« Last post by gaius asinius on December 12, 2021, 03:45:21 PM »
Lars it may well be from England, contain some silver and feature a Greco-Roman god on the bezel - whatever. But it is certainly not Roman. The octagonal bezel of stepped design indicates a likely origin roughly between the 15th and 18th century. Hard to be certain from a photograph because this design remained in circulation for centuries in Europe. A number of stylistically similar examples are featured in the 'Ralph Harari Collection of Finger Rings" by John Boardman & Diana Scarisbrick. The greenish patina on the underside betrays a predominantly copper alloy. Classical gods/goddesses never went out of fashion, and continued to appear throughout the late medieval, Renaissance and "Neoclassical periods.

Gaius
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eBay is beginning to take action at long last! / Re: Real or fake objects?
« Last post by gaius asinius on December 12, 2021, 03:31:53 PM »
Trusting in online descriptions & attributions is a sure recipe for disappointment. York Antiquities at least offers up a lot of genuine finds & not phony junk crafted the other day in their cousin's workshop. Superlatives in these description are mere window dressing - all fluff and no substance. "Very rare" "extremely rare" and "one of a kind" are likewise all meaningless statements included to ensnare the consumer. Caveat emptor.

Gaius
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eBay is beginning to take action at long last! / Re: Real or fake objects?
« Last post by Kelly123 on December 12, 2021, 02:26:58 PM »
I agree . Looks like mostly  scattered uninteresting  fragmentary  pieces  found by metal detecting talked up to great heights and some silly asking prices! . Very little of any real interest and one has no idea if the provenance stories are true or not.
Kelly.
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eBay is beginning to take action at long last! / Re: Real or fake objects?
« Last post by Archaic on December 12, 2021, 02:24:16 PM »
Breathless hyperbole and almost manic positive spin  in his selling technique but  what he offers is essentially overpriced junk!!  Broken bits and pieces, all genuine, with a "story" (but is it true?)
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FAKE-RING-data base / Understanding the history of my ring.
« Last post by Lars on December 12, 2021, 09:13:29 AM »
https://imgur.com/a/Y8bzL6L

I bought this ring for 50 from a Dutch seller who bought it at a 'archaeological-find-sell' (my best translate from Dutch) in Delft.
He claims its origins are:

Dug up in England

Made from Billion (alloy)

From the 1st to 4th century A.D.

Has a inprint of the god Mars

Do you guys think the statements above are legit? And could you tell me someting about this piece?

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eBay is beginning to take action at long last! / Real or fake objects?
« Last post by Alan Botter on December 12, 2021, 01:51:44 AM »
Hello I am a history buff, but to read, I don't know how to recognize fake historical objects. A site appeared on ebay that sells antiques from all eras. There are terms like "very rare",
"splendid", the story that the collection was of the dead father etc ... that make me doubt and also the variety of objects seems suspicious to me. Can anyone tell me if they sell real or fake items?https://ebay.it/usr/yorkantiquities
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TOP TEN antiquiti / Re: Some matching items between Antiquiti and Thai shops
« Last post by gaius asinius on October 10, 2021, 02:28:39 PM »
Remarkable how that Davies dude manages to survive and flourish in the fake antiquities racket. Money talks!

Gauis
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