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    Hey folks, any comments on this one? I am not to in tune with salty valuations on these...
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    It's a Souval but that rust looks very fresh. I had to look twice to make sure it wasn't a fake with artificial ageing.

    Even now I'm not convinced the rust hasn't been added to give the impression of age despite the fact there is no need. Either way I am very suspicious of it.

    As far as value goes I wouldn't pay very much. EK1s are common and can be found in better condition. Maybe $100 - $150 to give a very broad estimate taking into consideration the suspicious condition.

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    Not one I would have in my collection because of the reasons Adrian states

    Nick
    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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    this thing could have been stored somewhere where it was recently (or not so recently but chronically) exposed to heavy moisture or water.

    still, i view this cross as Adrian does.

    i looked at it yesterday and was distracted from providing comment, but on first seeing it my impression was exactly as Adrian's: i had to really look at it closer than i'd normally feel necessary because of that rust.

    i just don't think it's a desirable feature of this cross.

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    Because I have classic symptoms of a horder, the seller will let it go for $75. Any other opinions about originality?

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    Bright orange rust=new rust. And it's a Souval....a double whammy. No thanks!
    William

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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    I probably should abstain from acquiring it. It is from the south of the US where the Katrina kicked the door in. Thanks for the advice.

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    That would probably explain the rust.......

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    Even so, this cross-whether it actually Is genuine or not-has basically been ruined, and as such, I, personally, would pass on it altogether.
    William

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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