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Big Fake, Fantasy Skull Thinghy?!?!

Article about: by gooseandspoons are there laws against fakes? No, but there should be! Cheers, Ade.

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    Default Big Fake, Fantasy Skull Thinghy?!?!

    My latest find, well not my find but my dads friend found it in a skip, what he was doing in a skip I dont know but he found this and showed it to me. I've never seen anything like it before and I'm almost certain its a fake of something due to it not being that well made by the looks of things or possible and most likely a total fantasy item. Does anyone have any ideas on this item?

    Thanks

    Danny
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    Hi Danny, it is for an Imperial German Hussars busby.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Wow, never actually expected this to be a real item because looking at it first I thought it was Second World War, but I couldnt think what it was actually for and just assumed that it was fantasy because it does look a bit stupid in my opinion I've got it here if you need to better pics to possibly identify it as real or fake....

    Thanks again Ade

    Danny

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    Amazing what a google search turns up when you know what your looking for I can guess already that what I have is a fake the right eye looks like is hasnt actually been finished off correctly, I guess this is what one should actually look like?

    Thanks

    Danny
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    Hi Danny, that's the one.

    I will leave it to the WW1 lads to determine if it is original or not.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Wow, you got some traction on your thread. Looks somewhat like mine, and I asked much the same in:

    http://warrelics.eu/forum/imperial-g...r-uhlan-15199/


    Its now my avitar. Got any pics of the rear?

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    Heres some more pics It would be great if it turns out that I'm wrong about this potentially being a fake....well it wouldnt be the first time I've been wrong about whether somethings is genuine or not

    Thanks

    Danny
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    Sorry gentlemen, those skulls look indeed a bit like the ones for a busby of Leib Husaren Regt. Nr. 1 or Nr. 2, but I think they are reproductions.
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    Im not too sure about this one! I think what makes me wonder is the fact that firstly it was found in a skip and from the picture there appears to be damage to the left eye socket, why would someone fake this type has anyone ever seen a fake one before, i never have nor have i seen a film tv or series that shows this type, it could be a one off made by the owner of an original Husaren but it wouldnt have been cheap, it makes me wonder!!!

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    Hi Dave, I has seen fakes of these made and sold here in England since the 1970's. The were sold as fake along with British cap badges etc. I never really paid much attention to them at the time being outside of my interests. But I was hesitant to openly call the one shown first a fake, as I don't know enough about them to explain why it is a fake. I have no idea what an original looks like on the reverse etc.

    Cheers, Ade.

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