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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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TOP TEN antiquiti / Re: Some matching items between Antiquiti and Thai shops
« Last post by oldthings on October 10, 2021, 11:31:31 AM »
Some saved screenshots from Lodewiyk's first message
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TOP TEN antiquiti / Re: Some matching items between Antiquiti and Thai shops
« Last post by Jerry F on October 09, 2021, 09:22:30 PM »
Hi,

Amazing that Mr Davies manages to sell such rubbish and also manages to get eBay to remove the negative feedback comments!

That axe head is sold by many sellers of fakes. It is a copy of a famous piece in the Met Museum.
https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/329076

Jerry
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TOP TEN antiquiti / Some matching items between Antiquiti and Thai shops
« Last post by L on October 09, 2021, 08:16:42 PM »
I tried replying to the Antiquiti topic but I can not, it is locked, if you want to move this post please feel free, thank you!

The shop "Antiquiti" has been discussed on this board. From what I can gather from those messages it's one of the longest lasting shops selling fakes. Over 15.000+ references, crazy. Never dealt with them and never will, so I can not share any experiences.

https://www.ebay.ca/str/antiquitishop?rt=nc&_bkw=indus

I'm still working on seeing what's possible by simply searching for images. By accident ran into this seller. Turns out there's quiet a few matches with Thai shops. ....all shops that were mentioned in another post on this board. These  "artefacts" that are similar to the Thai ones are more widespread than I thought.

First link of every set of 2 is to the Antiquiti auction, second to a Thai Ebay shop
https://www.ebay.ca/itm/154628378045?hash=item240091cdbd:g:sxQAAOSwMEBhUboW
https://www.ebay.com/itm/184294929325?hash=item2ae8d573ad:g:S3UAAOSwodFewC3G

https://www.ebay.ca/itm/154631035474?hash=item2400ba5a52:g:LC0AAOSwA41hVDwu
https://www.ebay.com/itm/184292260249?hash=item2ae8acb999:g:6HAAAOSw0V1evXpR

https://www.ebay.ca/itm/154629829287?hash=item2400a7f2a7:g:ezAAAOSwP3lhUw5U
https://www.ebay.com/itm/184874031791?hash=item2b0b59daaf:g:tbAAAOSwGr1gvQwN

https://www.ebay.ca/itm/154631047900?hash=item2400ba8adc:g:E7UAAOSw2GRhVD9D
https://www.ebay.com/itm/124785356686?hash=item1d0dc96f8e:g:HncAAOSw8~lg1Li8

and 2 by Antiquiti
https://www.ebay.ca/itm/154629649307?hash=item2400a5339b:g:TlsAAOSwwlFhUu41
https://www.ebay.ca/itm/154628383834?hash=item240091e45a:g:nFcAAOSwqoJhUbsV
And the Thai one
https://www.ebay.com/itm/154310303216?hash=item23ed9c5df0:g:W4UAAOSwwlNf8G46

Did screenshot them all, just no time to edit them, I 'll add them if by some chance the links/pages to the auctions disappear.
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