Australia seems to have a number of bad dealers..every single dealer i have dealt with in Australia has tried to sell fakes as originals..and it pisses me off..if you are asking people to trust your opinion with items worth thousands of dollars you owe them the respect to do your research to weed out the fakes and not pass them on to hard working collectors
greimers ..the guy running it ,according to Facebook pics looks way too young to be a Vietnam vet...and after reading the Facebook page it appears he got all his SS gear from a collector in the US..he had another SS visor that he got from the same guy but has since sold it ...My point is,where does the responsibility lie for selling fakes..i understand even the best can be fooled,but if this is your business you should know..everyone ive met on here has been able to pinpoint issues with items straight away..this is the sold cap
IMPORTANT NOTICE ;
WE REGRET THE NECESSITY TO INFORM OUR MANY CUSTOMERS THAT WE ARE IN NO WAY AFFILIATED WITH JBMILITARIA OR JB MILITARY ANTIQUES ALSO OF PERTH. IT IS UNFORTUNATE THAT HAVING TRADED IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA FOR OVER 35 YEARS WE NOW FIND THE NEED TO POST THIS ADVICE.
Then again wasn't it Charles Caleb Colton who said
"Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery."
This is posted on John Burridge Military Antiques
Why you would try and trade off a decorated Vietnam vet is beyond me
Here is a larger pic from his Facebook page of the SS artillery--he describes it as a "walk in".
Another give-away that this is bad is that this is the mid- to late-war Schellenberg logo.
NEC SOLI CEDIT
This is the "colored pipes" story in its ten thousandth re telling. All too droll and all too mind numbing.
Don't collect SS material if you have not prepared yourself with the required knowledge and sought the mutual aid and done the self help.
Otherwise, such a thing is merely an invitation to madness and despair.
Last edited by Friedrich-Berthold; 10-09-2013 at 08:48 PM.