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28th January 2006
From the same seller as several other fakes, these two...at the same time!!
Made in Eastern Europe.................last month?
4th March 2006
Remember the galley brooches from page one?
Advertised as being rare.
Yet more from the same sellers.
And yet another lion....
7th March 2006
Twin horses http://tinyurl.com/kll73
Twin broochs http://tinyurl.com/z68mz
Sold or for sale by the same disreputable dealer selling fake galleys,lions etc...etc as well as industrial fake Roman coins and artifacts from Serdica. More to come.
13th March 2006
These fake brooches as above generally have an even dark grey or almost black patination hich does not look real.
What about this one though?
And a really close up view too....
Which the sellers of fake seldom risk
I will show the "answer" in a week or two!
26th march 2006
The image is of "after".
And the image I have posted below is "before" !
9th November 06
10th March 2006
And yet another!
One would think that inexperienced buyers would notice how many identical pieces were on eBay!
This seller often makes his pics very dark.
The close up is the pic lightened and with reduced gamma.
Then you can see the qualityof the surface.
In case you have not noticed, there are many further examples of this fake on this page.
4th April 2006
A new type of galley.
26th April 06
Say, now HERE's a handsome piece. Haven't seen anything like it. This week, that is.
6th July 06
Another from the same seller.
One would have thought that a sufficient number had appeared on eBay for potential buyers to have become suspicious.
26th August 06
Here are a few more of this sub-type fake from the same group of eBay sellers.
But look what I have found.
A genuine example!
But they are rare and they are small.
See here for this rare type of Roman boat brooch
26th August 06
Before finally closing this particular issue, something to cause consternation.
This offered at $1200 by an entirely reliable dealer.
And more recently, in 2014.
These rather seemed to disappear from the market for a few years but are now once again appearing. And another supposedly silver one (see the other on page 1 of this section) which looks wonderfully new.
By the middle of 2011 these were back in supply, on eBay, the exact same fakes, but now appearing as "replicas" or "reproductions".
A lot of new collectors have been stung!
The same factory in the Balkans which made the fakes previously widely sold are now making these as well, but no longer trying to ass them off as genuine.
Next page about>> forgeries of Roman brooches
A new variant of the fake galley brooch.>>>>
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