Fantasy, repro or counterfeit EGA's
Posted 19 October 2011 - 07:48 AM
Posted 19 October 2011 - 03:23 PM
Lastly the sellers use of dates in his photo...they are a strange mix of Marine involvement in China dates...getting some right but leaving others out ...also noted the mythical green diamond the seller has included.
Edited by Dirk, 19 October 2011 - 03:32 PM.
Posted 22 October 2011 - 05:13 AM
This is a museum quality reproduction of a US Marine Corp Enlisted EGA set made in sterling silver with a heavy 24kt gold plate. WWI insignia is very hard to find. Here is an excellent example of one of this insignia, with sterling hallmark, that is affordable until a real one comes along.
Posted 23 October 2011 - 09:50 AM
Great post (above) on NCHS (George Peterson's) junk. He also has a new WW1 repo hat device.
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What bugs me, is he doesnt mark them as repo, and they get picked up by novices as the real deal, or picked up by those that age them and re-sell them as "well worn" or "old". He has claimed to me that he makes them with just enough low quality that anyone can tell they are fake. I do not agree. These are marked with maker's marks and "sterling", etc. I know he has them made in some foreign country's sweat shop.
I dont think anyone has posted clear pics of his product. Here are his WW2 NS Meyers. They have melted looking details and poor craftsmanship. The silver portions also give a "frosty" looking appearance. The officer gooney bird hat device that is on E-bay this week resembles the NCHS product.
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These new additions are a continuation of a breed of fakes that all EGA collectors need to know about.
Maybe an administrator can start a thread on just NCHS's fakes??
Edited by Brig, 12 May 2014 - 05:37 PM.
Posted 23 October 2011 - 02:54 PM
Posted 25 October 2011 - 05:02 AM
Posted 11 November 2011 - 05:24 AM
Posted 06 December 2011 - 08:47 PM
Edited by skipproo1, 06 December 2011 - 09:09 PM.
Posted 06 December 2011 - 09:01 PM
I'm lost now ?? :think:
Posted 06 December 2011 - 09:08 PM
It's not USMC, I've looked on the web and don't find anything like it. It's rather cheaply made and not old enough to be an antique pin from colonial days.
I'm lost now ?? :think:
Yes I ran with the same problem, even in the colonial days you see them with an anchor. I searched the net up and down. Have no idea.
Posted 07 December 2011 - 12:00 AM
Posted 12 June 2012 - 11:29 AM
I emailed the seller
Edited by Brig, 12 June 2012 - 01:22 PM.
Posted 12 June 2012 - 03:28 PM
Posted 16 January 2013 - 10:26 AM
Posted 21 December 2013 - 10:36 AM
Images could be better, but looks like a legit pair that were highly polished/shined
Posted 21 December 2013 - 12:17 PM
Posted 21 December 2013 - 12:27 PM
Here are reproduction EGAs.....note the slag descending from the anchor shaft. Also note the style of c catch which is identical to the pair on eBay. Here are a set of legits from one of my uniforms. Notice the style of c catch on these. Compare it with the catch on the eBay and repro website above. Cheers, Bill
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