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Medal Bar - Austrian Fake?
Old 05-05-2012, 06:47 PM   #1
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Hello all.

I purchased this medal bar from the estand about 6 months ago and a question has been raised about it.

Could this bar be the work of the famous 'Austrian Faker'?





























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Old 05-05-2012, 07:00 PM   #2
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Hi Matt

I saw this one on your other post and am also just as curious

Have you uv lighted the backside?

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Old 05-05-2012, 07:02 PM   #3
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Hi Matt

I saw this one on your other post and am also just as curious

Have you uv lighted the backside?

Thank you
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Hi Scott

No - I don't have a UV light. I will try and track one down this week.


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Old 05-05-2012, 07:33 PM   #4
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Matt

I do not know how easy things are in new Zealand but I bought mine from amazon for literally $4.00.

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Old 05-06-2012, 12:59 AM   #5
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the medals are good and the combination also.

but i do not like the jarn.
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Old 05-06-2012, 01:18 AM   #6
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I am no medal bar expert but to me this does not have the signs of the famous Austrain fakes.
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Old 05-06-2012, 05:45 AM   #7
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The reverse hardware and backing material look nothing like the Austrian faker's that I'm aware of.
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Old 05-06-2012, 06:15 AM   #8
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Here is an example of the faker's work. I will say that the stitching appears simular.
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Old 05-06-2012, 08:16 AM   #9
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I wish there was only the one faker.

This one came from a guy from middle Germany (Sachsen-Anhalt), who litterally never (at least from what I've seen within the last six years) has sold a real medal bar.

The awards - at least here - are good, of course.

You can check his sloppy bars here: http://feedback.ebay.de/ws/eBayISAPI...al=0&items=200
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Hi All,

Matt purchased this bar from myself in November last year and ive sent him a PM saying if hes not happy to return the bar to me and ill refund him fully.

IMO and there are no experts but this bar is good, i think a collector can tell by the look of the medals,ribbons,pin catch setup alone that it beres NO resemblance to the known Austrian faker? however as i said i will take it back in a heartbeat?

Also what is "Jarn",Sorry

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The "j" is pronounced like a "y" in German, so I'm guessing he means "yarn" or "thread."
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Matt purchased this bar from myself in November last year and ive sent him a PM saying if hes not happy to return the bar to me and ill refund him fully.



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IMO and there are no experts but this bar is good, i think a collector can tell by the look of the medals,ribbons,pin catch setup alone that it beres NO resemblance to the known Austrian faker? however as i said i will take it back in a heartbeat?
Maybe I got your post wrong, I'm not a Native speaker. As said, it's not from the Austria faker, but by another one. See my post above for details.
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yes yarn - faden in german
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So your saying its 100% bad yes??
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Old 05-08-2012, 04:00 PM   #15
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Hi guys.

I guess I'd like to come to a definitive answer on this too (if such a thing is possible).

Based on what we've seen do we think this is:
  • 100% good
  • 100% bad
  • or somewhere in between?


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