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To send a shiver up collectors of Militaria...

Discussion in 'Militaria' started by von Poop, May 8, 2014.

  1. formerjughead

    formerjughead The Cooler King

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    Fred: the items that VP originally linked to were stamps used for making counterfeit militaria. There are several, of us, who frequent this forum who collect militaria; these stamps are repulsive.
     
  2. Smiley 2.0

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    (Shudder a little) unbelievable :blasted:
     
  3. Incessant

    Incessant New Member

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    postings like this make me think its a losing battle to try and collect authentic pieces.
     
  4. lwd

    lwd Ace

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    A friend of mine collects old coins. Collectors were suppose to destroy counterfits when they found them. The problem he had with that was what happens when say you come up with a 10th century counterfit of a 4 th century coin. Even the counter fit has historical value.

    The moral of the above seems to me to be don't collect(or at least don't invest serious money) if you aren't either knowledgeable or have knowledgeable friends.
     
  5. 37patt

    37patt New Member

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    Unfortunately most of this unwanted stuff does not end up in a drawer, it gets tossed into the garbage and is gone forever.

    I would much rather the family sold it, as a collector will actually care for it.

    I recently received a medal set to a Canadian with WWII, Korean War and UN service and those medals were destined for the garbage until rescued.
     
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  6. von Poop

    von Poop Waspish WW2|ORG Editor

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  7. Skipper

    Skipper Kommodore

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    This is so badly cast and writtien that even a beginner would sport this joke. The spelling is typical of a kid who can't write anything but cyrrillic.The Geman doesn't even make sense.
     
  8. CAC

    CAC Ace of Spades

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    I can see everyone's point, perhaps there is no right answer here - But this makes me think of porn...huh? Yes porn...Porn is all about the viewer, the fantasy is in the mind of the beholder - a 21year old pretending to be just turned 18 for example - if the viewer believes the girl is just turned 18, the fantasy works - Likewise if you "Believe" you have an authentic weapon of WW2 (and its not) is your enjoyment any less? No its not.
    If you buy to sell on, this may be a different story, but if you're buying for pleasure, what difference does it really make?
     
  9. Skipper

    Skipper Kommodore

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    I don't see any connexion with preserving historical relics, paying a tribute to those who fought for our liberty by keeping their memories alive. I'd agree if you talk about fakes (trash) , but certainly not if you are talking about heritage.
     
  10. KJ Jr

    KJ Jr Well-Known Member Patron  

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    I understand what you are saying. However, why on earth would you collect memorabilia if you doubted it's authenticity. The historical signifance, IMHO, is the entire reason one would collect and why they may be coveted or displayed.
     
  11. CAC

    CAC Ace of Spades

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    I wouldn't buy if I doubted its authenticity either...I'm talking about if you believe the weapon is legit, don't sweat it too much if your never going to sell it...I wonder how many fake diamond rings still make most women sigh...
     
  12. KJ Jr

    KJ Jr Well-Known Member Patron  

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    I gotcha
     
  13. Skipper

    Skipper Kommodore

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    Re-enactors buy fakes.
     
  14. KJ Jr

    KJ Jr Well-Known Member Patron  

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    Good point
     

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