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Old 08-10-2018, 09:32 AM   #1
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Default FJ Gasmask bag on ebay

Hello everyone,

I saw that gasmask + FJ bag on eBay : https://m.ebay.de/itm/Gasmaske-Beute...33e4%7Ciid%3A1
I am thinking this is a copy but I would like your opinion.

If it is a copy, do you know who is the maker ? It looks pretty cool.

Sorry for the possible bidders.
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Old 08-10-2018, 10:25 AM   #2
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Hi,

Yes repro. Don't bid on that crap ....

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Old 08-10-2018, 11:36 AM   #3
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Looks like the fakers have been doing their homework. 10 out of 10 for effort.
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Old 08-10-2018, 12:05 PM   #4
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Yes, the fakers are doing their homework. Too bad most collectors are not.

Imagine how many solid collectors we would have if folks did their homework, didn't waste their money on fakes, and then dropped from the hobby because they got ripped off.
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Old 08-10-2018, 12:21 PM   #5
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Thanks. I didn't want to bid on it. When I doubt, I don't buy.

But this fake after few years in a barn could be a trap for some collectors.
The worst it's that guys are happy to buy that kind of fakes, convinced they made a good deal... few days ago a guy paid 2k€ for a fake m38...
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Old 08-10-2018, 02:23 PM   #6
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Willi, how some collectors can do their homework if original bags sell for thousands $$$ ? Mostly they can't study items in hands because of crazy prices, they only can search different forums with tons of fake items provided as originals...there is only this section with qualify fj collectors among many other war forums ...not each collector can find it and get right opinion. This is good for fakers , some of them works as miliraria dealers and know items well.. this is bad.
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The recent slew of quality books for FJ collectors has been a double edged sword. The high resolution photos are nice for experienced collectors to look at, and they give the novice collector a better idea what to look for, even if they can't entirely replace that important "hands on " experience mentioned already. However, the down side is of course that fakers read the same books. For years some have tried to conceal the finer details of rare items ( like helmet covers ) to prevent fakers from improving their wares, but the new books have "spilled the beans " as we say in my country. The arms race between collectors and fakers has moved up a gear.
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Agree with this totally..
...and also some books can fool novice collectors because show the same which "advanced fakers'' already use on their items..for example correct or very close to original buttons, zippers, threads etc...these books more valuable for advanced collectors who can enjoy original items printed there.. almost impossible study well items by internet or books...

Of course, the best way buy from well reputable dealers and here we going back to the thousands of $$$$ /// dead end
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Sergey and Steve, I agree with you both on all points. We all want an original item at a good price; should be the goal of every logical thinking collector. While few dealers even have the knowledge themselves, it does come down to buying from the best dealers, and that will cost you. The ONLY other option is to know what you are doing.

While books and most forums are indeed a double edged sword, we are here to help.

But then, as we just had with the MP40 bag discussion, there are always some who are just waaay too smart to help.
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