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Old 02-12-19, 11:54 AM
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Default Be aware Fiber glass military Gorgets

Having just been screwed over on a very very well done fiber glass gorget ,I thought I would make others aware .
They are mounted on wood plaque ,which limits your inspection of the item ,the only real way to tell is with a metal detector. They are very well aged ,
Be forewarned.

I have destroyed mine with a hammer so no one else gets caught out with it , in the trash it's gone.
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Old 02-12-19, 11:58 AM
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Darn - no way of returning the thing for refund, presumably?
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Old 02-12-19, 12:04 PM
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Sadly to late , lesson learnt , just shows even after collecting for forty odd years you can still get caught out by a duff one !!!
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Old 02-12-19, 12:08 PM
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Wow,
That photo looks convincing

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Who sold you it ?
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Old 02-12-19, 12:37 PM
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That would fool anyone by looking at it.

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Old 02-12-19, 12:51 PM
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...at antiques fair.
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Old 02-12-19, 01:22 PM
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A picture of the broken down item and its construction both front and back would be helpful just so you know how it's made.
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Thank you for the warning first time I have seen one,
Fake Death plaques are prolific what next.

These items are made to deceive sorry you had the misfortune to walk into one
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Old 02-12-19, 03:51 PM
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AU, i don't know about getting your money back, but that surely it is a criminal offence, to knowingly sell something that it is not. Regards Mark
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AU, i don't know about getting your money back, but that surely it is a criminal offence, to knowingly sell something that it is not. Regards Mark
I heard Labour are going to devote more police resources to the fake gorget market, should they get in
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Old 02-12-19, 04:59 PM
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Trading Standards not Police. Guilty knowledge by the seller, difficult to prove.

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Old 02-12-19, 05:40 PM
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I heard Labour are going to devote more police resources to the fake gorget market, should they get in
And free militaria for all!
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And free militaria for all!
Hasn't Boris made this promise already?...
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I suppose it would depend upon how it was sold, was it sold as original, or, was it merely sold as seen for a small asking price, it is clearly not an antique.
The fact it is mounted like that is rather odd and not really something that I would expect to see and the first thing I would have looked at, before handling it, would be how it was attached.


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