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Old 15-05-21, 05:45 PM
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Its been said a thousand times on this forum that its important to do your homework before buying and this listing proves that point perfectly. I just feel sorry for the 6 or 7 bidders who have fell for the story.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/274797623...IAAOSwolxgnuDg

I don't normally join in with the criticism of dealers and believe that even the best dealers (and collectors for that matter) make mistakes but when it comes to down and out fakes, they should always be exposed.

In this case, it appears that someone has gone to great lengths to make an item look like something it isn't.

So whats wrong with the Union Jack in this listing? The 5th Bn Y&L ceased to exist in 1936 when, like many Infantry TA Bn's, it became an anti aircraft unit 67th (The York & Lancaster Regiment) Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery.

A Union Jack made in 1942 couldn't possibly have belonged to the 5th Bn Y&L.

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Old 15-05-21, 05:50 PM
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Seller is spanmil a well known forger with a long history selling a very wide range of spurious militaria.
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Old 15-05-21, 06:00 PM
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I rather doubt if this particular could lie straight even when in bed.


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Its been said a thousand times on this forum that its important to do your homework before buying and this listing proves that point perfectly. I just feel sorry for the 6 or 7 bidders who have fell for the story.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/274797623...IAAOSwolxgnuDg

I don't normally join in with the criticism of dealers and believe that even the best dealers (and collectors for that matter) make mistakes but when it comes to down and out fakes, they should always be exposed.

In this case, it appears that someone has gone to great lengths to make an item look like something it isn't.

So whats wrong with the Union Jack in this listing? The 5th Bn Y&L ceased to exist in 1936 when, like many Infantry TA Bn's, it became an anti aircraft unit 67th (The York & Lancaster Regiment) Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery.

A Union Jack made in 1942 couldn't possibly have belonged to the 5th Bn Y&L.

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Old 15-05-21, 08:27 PM
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Old 15-05-21, 08:29 PM
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Looks like someone got a stencil kit for Christmas!
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I believe the dealer's has spelt his name incorrectly, surely it should be Spammil, not Spanmil.

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Old 16-05-21, 10:05 AM
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I think even without the knowledge that they ceased in 1936, the nice vibrant black would be a warning to anyone, that printing is supposed to be 75 years old!
People seem to forget things age -the white has signs of 'age' but the print is crisp
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Old 16-05-21, 01:47 PM
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Many years ago, an analyst for a financial company wrote a report on one of Robert Maxwell's companies. His conclusion was 'Can't Recommend A Purchase'.This might be a useful acronym for many sellers on various internet platforms, if of course it isn't libellous.
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