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Old 10-08-18, 09:48 PM
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Default Fake Tank Corps splinter masks...

This has started to annoy me I have Noted a lot of fake Tank Corps splinter masks being sold on eBay and on sadly on dealer sites as genuine....just spotted another fake with a large price tag....
The give away is the nose piece which is either to flared and projected out or just to flat ...they never seem to get it correct .the rear lining is always wrong , it should be pale chamois ..fakes tend to have darker material to the rear ...Stitching should be thick ...off white,pale brown.
If anyone is planning to spend silly money on one please do your research first , handle the genuine article first,so you can easily spot the fake from the genuine article ...saves wasting a lot of money ..
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Old 10-08-18, 09:57 PM
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Ta, I'd noticed these turning up but have never examined an original (not that I can afford good or bad).
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Old 10-08-18, 10:21 PM
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One has just appeared on a well known dealerís site
Anyway I donít think itís a deliberate act, itís genuine lack of knowledge

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Old 11-08-18, 08:50 AM
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Yes Jack...spotted that ...hence the post.
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Old 12-08-18, 11:25 AM
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Is this one fake too?
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ORIGINAL-...AAAOSwmINbZvj7
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Old 12-08-18, 11:29 AM
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.....personally I don't like it...
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Old 12-08-18, 12:33 PM
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Look at the SAS beret same seller Iíll say no more.
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Old 12-08-18, 04:55 PM
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Default Tank mask.

Just look who the seller is...ÖÖÖÖ...
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Old 12-08-18, 07:49 PM
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These things should be as common as hens' teeth in the fast lane of the M1
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Old 12-08-18, 08:56 PM
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Here is a working link:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_n..._dmd=1&_ipg=50
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Old 13-08-18, 10:23 AM
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And another couple or three. The first one I put up is now £888. with 35 bids.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ww1-Briti...item4424ed076f
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/WWI-1917-...item1ee6a9e2bb
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/WW1-Tank-....c100005.m1851
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Old 31-08-18, 10:58 PM
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Thanks guys. Very useful information.
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Old 20-10-18, 03:03 PM
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Default splinter masks

they are turning up at provincial auction houses all around the country as are WW1 aerial darts of all shapes & sizes. Clearly someone is touring the country handing these things to the auction houses in the hope that collectors will assume that if its from a provincial auction, it probably comes from a house clearance and is therefore original. At least Dug Up have the decency to say they are museum quality repros.
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Old 22-10-18, 08:37 PM
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And now WW1 Tankers helmets start to proliferate!
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Please....NOT 'TANKERS'........'Tankies if you must......
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