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1870 ek

Article about: The cross posted by Terry is an easy one to spot. The crown is way to small. That's why this style has been known for years as the "small crown fake" Another easy tell is the reall

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    Hello Guys what to do think to this EK??? I dont much about these but to me it looks pretty real!!! "could be wrong" probably am!!!..Adealer is selling it for around 800, is that about right? Thanks for your answers gent Im not really looking at buying more to do with educating myself!!! mind saying that if its a good1 I might just eat beans on toast again for another month Cheers Terry.Click image for larger version. 

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    Sorry to say but it;s a fake.
    Which dealer is selling it?
    gregM
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    For eight hundred quid Terry, you can buy a real one!

    I agree with Greg, a fake and not a particularly good one either - it's the wrong shape to start with.

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    Cheers guys thanks for the info, I wont disclose the dealers details as I think he might be making a genuine mistake.... But thanks I would presume a real 1 would around the same price? I havent seen any others for sale mind!! Are they common? Thanks guys I will inform the dealer see what he has to say!!!! ...Cheers Terry.

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    I'm curious. How is it the wrong shape?

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    Here's mine for comparison...
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    I can't tell any difference(s).

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    Quote by NickM View Post
    I can't tell any difference(s).
    yours got bent or bad angle photo...ck the edge for a seam of 2 parts

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    Should be three-piece construction, the detail in the oakleaves on the reverse is terrible compared to the original, and the "arms" of the cross simply do not have the proper curvature...It's a fake at first glance for someone who is familiar with EKs. So glad you didn't get robbed on this one...!

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    Quote by NickM View Post
    I'm curious. How is it the wrong shape?
    The shape and curvature of the arms is more akin to a chunkier Third Reich cross, not the more elegant and slimmer 'Schinkel' shape crosses of the Imperial era.

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