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1914 EKII: real or fake?

Article about: by VAMPIRE V12 it gets harder to get a genuine on as i was going to treat myself but id rather save my money than buy a fake There are all sorts of good original Eks on ebay. You can always

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    Default 1914 EKII: real or fake?

    Hey guys been a long time since I been on here so forgive me if I've put this in the wrong section.


    I've spotted these on eBay for 31 and I was just wondering if they are real or fakes? Cheers guys

    German1914 Iron Cross 2nd class | eBay
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    Moved to the correct forum, title amended and pictures added.

    Cheers, Ade.
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    Thank you ade! much appriciated

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    Wow, interesting photos.
    After looking at them for a while,
    I have some concerns. Maybe it's just the lighting,
    but all of the frames have the same color tone.
    None have heavy patina and none appear polished.
    The all look the same.----So then I tried comparing
    details which was hard because of the crappy pics but
    one thing stuck out on one of the pictures.

    At least in one of the pictures, all of the cores look alike.
    You can see from the very skinny "W"s.

    Kind of makes me wonder if we have a new batch of
    fakes hitting the market.----And this seller DOES sell a lot
    of fakes.
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    gregM
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    I was addicted to the "Hokey-Pokey" but I've turned
    myself around.

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    well i wouldn't be surprised if they are fakes as it is the 100th anniversary of when ww1 is starting this year

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    I think Greg is spot on, they all look the same !

    Lets remember this type, it gets harder to spot, when they spread out :-/

    Mfg
    Marc
    Wir kapitulieren niemals !

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    I am glad Greg has commented on these. This is not my subject matter, but I did not like them at all. Now having looked at who the seller is, I would AVOID these like the plague!

    Cheers, Ade.
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    The nuts are working overtime so everyone can have a piece of the WWI centennial. They do look bad.

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    it gets harder to get a genuine on as i was going to treat myself but id rather save my money than buy a fake

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    Just to be clear. I only pointed out my concerns.
    If I had the money, I would buy one for myself
    just to see it in hand but sadly, I don't.

    As Ade says, This guy does sell a bunch of fakes.
    gregM
    Live to ride -- Ride to live

    I was addicted to the "Hokey-Pokey" but I've turned
    myself around.

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