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TOP TEN ant1quity / Re: ant1quity
« Last post by Kelly123 on May 01, 2021, 05:06:49 PM »
On an on he goes, with really badly made fakes of all types.

But as he says:


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TOP TEN antiquiti / Re: antiquiti aca mikes-artefacts
« Last post by SimonX on April 21, 2021, 09:49:40 AM »
I just fell victim to antiquiti and found this forum after the fact  >:(   I am guessing this is a complete fake judging by his infamous track record....I went by his ebay reviews which are surprisingly positive.  I should have done my due diligence.

The only reason I thought this could be real is it is unlike any Ubaid figurine I have seen.  So it's not a replica of something existing.  He got me for $1000. I am hoping to return and file a complaint.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/EXTREMELY-RARE-ANCIENT-NEAR-EASTERN-UBAIDIAN-CULTURE-TERRACOTTA-LIZARDMAN-STATUE-/154355943564?nma=true&si=INKb3vtgsiC306u4NSoiGVwVLF4%253D&orig_cvip=true&nordt=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557

Is there any chance this could be real?  Or is that a pipe dream.  Thanks guys


Hello,

I dont know why you say "it is unlike any Ubaid figurine I have seen" as to my eyes it is either genuine or an excellent copy.
But what chance this outrageous seller of fakes would be selling a genuine one???!!
VERY unlikely I think.
I would never buy something like this without a thermoluminescence test. But Mr Davies isnot going to give you the opportunity to do this with an option to return it if it fails testing.
He will claim it is genuine of course. But he knows absolutely nothing about ancient artefacts!
This man should be investigated. The police should call on him. He has ripped off thousands and thousands of gullible eBayers.
Simon.




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TOP TEN antiquiti / Re: antiquiti aca mikes-artefacts
« Last post by anunnaki333 on April 20, 2021, 05:32:14 PM »
I just fell victim to antiquiti and found this forum after the fact  >:(   I am guessing this is a complete fake judging by his infamous track record....I went by his ebay reviews which are surprisingly positive.  I should have done my due diligence.

The only reason I thought this could be real is it is unlike any Ubaid figurine I have seen.  So it's not a replica of something existing.  He got me for $1000. I am hoping to return and file a complaint.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/EXTREMELY-RARE-ANCIENT-NEAR-EASTERN-UBAIDIAN-CULTURE-TERRACOTTA-LIZARDMAN-STATUE-/154355943564?nma=true&si=INKb3vtgsiC306u4NSoiGVwVLF4%253D&orig_cvip=true&nordt=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557

Is there any chance this could be real?  Or is that a pipe dream.  Thanks guys
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TOP TEN antiquiti / Re: antiquiti aca mikes-artefacts
« Last post by nostradamus on April 16, 2021, 10:20:58 AM »
Probably the most prolific seller of fake on the antiquities section on eBay EVER!!
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TOP TEN ant1quity / Re: ant1quity
« Last post by nostradamus on April 16, 2021, 10:18:31 AM »
Another one!!
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The sort of information available here / Re: A preview : Artemission
« Last post by Archaic on March 18, 2021, 11:20:22 AM »
Many collectors will be surprised and very disappointed to discover this seller's true reputation.
(Mr Antoine Karawani who owns Artemission , a dealership in London UK)

Some information here


http://ancient-heritage.blogspot.com/2015/10/there-is-no-evidence-that-these.html



and then see here


http://ancient-heritage.blogspot.com/2015/02/now-thats-what-i-call-mark-up.html


Also



http://ancient-heritage.blogspot.com/2015/02/now-thats-what-i-call-mark-up.html




There is unfortunately much more but you need to register to see all that is here on this forum.

http://ancientartifakes.net/smf/index.php/topic,822.0.html


This message copied from Artemission thread today.


This incontravertible evidence of Mr Karawani's longstanding and extensive fraudulent behaviour is really quite disturbing.
One sort of accepts that there will be petty criminals selling fakes on eBay, but tbey are just as likely to sell rip-off fake
high label clothing or cheap replica top market wrist watches as sell antiquities. They know nothing about ancient artifacts and are simply opportunistic thieves. But Mr Karawani holds himself out as a respectable and informed person dedicated for nearly half a century to the conservation and private ownership of ancient artifacts. And yet he turns out ot be either grossly incompetent, reckless with attribution, or worse still, simpy a deceiving fraud.  This is really quite some revelation to someone who has acquired pieces from him over a lengthy period of time. Although I dont believe anything I have acquired from  him is a fake I still I feel cheated. One wonders if his wife Patricia is aware of this. She has been so helpful and friendly towards me for several decades. I feel confused and angry and extremely disappointed.
G.

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FAKE-RING-data base / Re: Fake rings?
« Last post by oldthings on February 17, 2021, 08:58:26 PM »
Can't you say where they are being offered for sale?
We shouldn't be protecting sellers of fakes!
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FAKE-RING-data base / Re: Fake rings?
« Last post by privatehobby_no4 on February 17, 2021, 06:44:25 PM »
Thank you very much for your postings and help!
These 2 rings are currently on sale online as greek BCE rings, the first one in an online auction. I do not want to hurt anyone so I will not reveal any further information but they are one sale.
Once again many thanks and take care!
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FAKE-RING-data base / Re: Fake rings?
« Last post by gaius asinius on February 17, 2021, 04:22:18 PM »
Only two, correct. My home monitor enlongated the pictures somewhat & made the 2nd one look rounder (!!!). Here at work it's pretty evident that ain't the case.
Thanks
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FAKE-RING-data base / Re: Fake rings?
« Last post by Archaic on February 17, 2021, 03:24:53 PM »
Only two rings here aren't there?
Brad
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