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FAKE "LUDLOW LONDON" MARKED OFFICER"S SERVICE EMBLEM


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#1 bobgee

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Posted 05 May 2011 - 10:13 AM

Was just offerred this piece through a collector/dealer friend who had gotten it on consignment from another collector/dealer. Upon viewing it in hand it is an obvious fake. I had never seen or heard that "Ludlow-London" produced any type of USMC insignia in any era. No other USMC emblem collector I have contacted has either, so I was excited and curious.

The "logo" is lightly stamped with a die, which does not even come close to Ludlow's known mark. They produced U.S. aviation wings & other insignia during WWII. The placement and fouling of the anchor rope appears to have been done by someone under the influence. The characteristics of the piece, i.e., the globe, L&L lines and the anchor itself, speak for themselves. Coloring is nice and the bird not bad. Continents appears to be a thin separately applied piece. Enough to fool a novice at the right price. This particular bird is going back to its nest so it may be flying elsewhere. Pass the word! Semper Fi......Bobgee


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Edited by teufelhunde.ret, 15 October 2011 - 08:14 AM.


#2 teufelhunde.ret

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Posted 05 May 2011 - 10:53 AM

It is remarkably similar to the junk fantasy emblems the creators over at "usnusa" of ebay fame, were selling 4-5 years ago. Perhaps his latest creation, I wonder if someone else decided to upgrade its desirability by adding a unique hallmark and unload it :think: In any case this was intentionally created to deceive!

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Posted 05 May 2011 - 12:22 PM

I have also seen this fake in dress version marked "FIRMIN, LONDON".

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Posted 05 May 2011 - 01:39 PM

the lat/long lines are a dead giveaway!

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 09:37 AM

... truly hope no one here is bidding on this phony?

Bids are already at 192.

http://www.ebay.com/...984.m1438.l2649

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 11:27 AM

Fellow forum members:

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