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Old 12-22-2018, 03:47 PM   #1
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Default Beware of Ebay seller

Here is another Ebay seller peddling crap art flags and fake sword parts, mixed in with a few real things to confuse everyone. The sellers ebay ID is: thesamuraimonkey42. He sells a lot of fake flags for a low starting price, like .99 and lets the bidders decide on value. They are fake and sold as original flags. He also sells real flags, which he prices soo high, they wont sell, They are there to help confuse the buyer. His real flags are nothing special, and he has them starting at $300-$500 range. If you study his flags you will see a Very obvious post war "tell", that are on all his art flags he is selling. Compare them to real flags and you will see what I am talking about. Its not the fact that they are all done in the same hand, and poorly at that, its something else.....super obvious, when you know what to look for. Can you tell what it is? If you think you know, PM me. If you don't know I will tell you, after you make a guess. He also makes up sword parts that are hideous.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Ori...wAAOSwuQhcGbdT


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Old 12-22-2018, 03:50 PM   #2
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Old 12-22-2018, 03:54 PM   #3
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Can you tell whats different about these fake flags? All 6 above, compared to a couple real ones shown below? remember, its not the bad writing all in the same hand! That's much too obvious!

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Obviously “penned” by a Westerner. Whoever it was, he put in a lot of effort.
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Old 12-22-2018, 05:33 PM   #5
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PM sent.

Nifty artwork though isn’t it!
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Old 12-22-2018, 06:13 PM   #6
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Thanks for the heads up about this guy. I see the "tell".
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Old 04-16-2019, 09:19 PM   #7
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Can you tell whats different about these fake flags? All 6 above, compared to a couple real ones shown below? remember, its not the bad writing all in the same hand! That's much too obvious!

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The most of period flag's string tab is on the right,besides Japanes write from right to left ,also because when the flag hang on the rifle the name will be on top .Have your name face/close to the ground is bad luck.
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Old 12-24-2018, 11:10 PM   #8
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If anyone here collects swords, here's a link to the NMB where i exposed this clown with type 95 NCO swords

http://www.militaria.co.za/nmb/topic...t-again/page-3

It seems to me, that he does business with the monkey you mention here.
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Old 01-02-2019, 02:44 PM   #9
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Here is his latest creation. He is really polluting the market now! He is the new Cupman.
Maybe he read my post here, as this flag seems to be correctly oriented. Also, has an anchor, just in case you didn't know its a navy flag...Lol

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Old 01-02-2019, 08:43 PM   #10
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The navy flag closes in an hour or so, up to $269 so far.

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Old 01-02-2019, 10:13 PM   #11
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$385...

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Old 01-05-2019, 01:23 PM   #12
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Another signed rayed flag. Looks like he took a bad conditioned flag that was all moth eaten and added some kanji and some fake burn holes, now its a signed flag with a lot of battle damage!

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Bad Monkey.....at it again
Old 01-22-2019, 01:01 AM   #13
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Default Bad Monkey.....at it again

Here is a nother bad flag from the monkey! Rayed signed flags are ultra rare, but not for the monkey, he is making stacks of them!

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Old 01-29-2019, 10:44 AM   #14
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Default Bad Monkey fake flags

More Fake flags from "thesamuraimonkey42" on Ebay, Bad Monkey...Bad Monkey!
I think he is pulling images and ideas from Mike B's book. I have seen this image before. Bad Monkey!

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Old 01-29-2019, 09:22 PM   #15
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You have to admit though, that is a pretty good bearded Homer Simpson.


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