Last edited by Friedrich-Berthold; 05-15-2011 at 07:55 PM.
The recklessness and stupidy of people never ceases to amaze me , apart from the fact that the cap is fake there is no provable provenance that said cap was ever in the possesion of Hess , a few telegrams and the letters RH and someone perhaps with very little knowledge of the cap itself parted with 25,000 as a result of this flimsy and clearly false fairy story , unbelievable !!!!!
As the old saying goes " There's one born every minute "
The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )
1st July 1916
Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader
House Carles at the Battle of Hastings
It seem that the bigger the fraud, the easier it is to fool people.
My intention here wasn't to muckrake. Rather that I was baffled that it was allowed in the sale at all and then truly blown over that it had sold. I guess it's a human reaction to want to share bizzare news with other people and hear their reactions. I actualy placed some bids myself in the same auction as many items were fine originals with very reasonable reserve prices but I didn't manage to secure anything in the end.
We here try to add knowledge in addition to sounding the tocsin about the perils of collecting. The other site has no constructive role any more, in my dim view. It adds little value.
i believe they often use a well know nazi name t sell their fake items.
This seller has every kind of hat that you would ever want, all fake and IMO probably coming from the same source as the dodgy Hess example. These are not Janke reproductions ending up in the wrong hands of a few ebay sellers. This is wholesale fraud and it's quite astonishing!
I'd say that qualifies as a good muckrake!