I find it best to bite the bullet and buy from trusted dealers. May pay a little more now but in the long run it will save you more, plus once you star getting a good collection together you wont want the fakes in there. Trust me.
Here is an original (different rank) for comparison.
A real horror with gilt wire no less!Rotten tag,really poor shape to oak leaves.Looks like one of those chinese garbage pieces.Its a shame this hobby/investment hs sunk to the bottom of the cesspool!!