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Old 11-24-2018, 11:23 AM
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I'm no expert, but this Germany seller has had these going now for awhile and seems to have a never ending supply.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1911-World-...0&LH_Auction=1


https://www.ebay.com/itm/1915-World-...9u4U:rk:1:pf:0

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1929-Chicag...p2047675.l2557

So just a matter a time before they make it across the pond and pollute the hobby.
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Old 11-24-2018, 11:28 AM
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Old 11-24-2018, 11:35 AM
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I know almost nothing about pins but if those are fake (and I believe you, Paul) then that really bites. Collectors will get fooled by these.
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Old 11-24-2018, 11:59 AM
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Paul is correct he has been selling them for years . Aged to look old. He had started with I believe 1962 Giants pins back about 6-7 years ago.. And many were sold ,have now filtered down over the years thru ebay. Much worse than Pinzsplus on ebay as these look good and have a lot of correct sizing...
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Old 11-26-2018, 08:47 AM
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If I collected pins I would be very unhappy with sellers selling those phonies. Hopefully Karma takes care of them...

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Paul is correct he has been selling them for years . Aged to look old. He had started with I believe 1962 Giants pins back about 6-7 years ago.. And many were sold ,have now filtered down over the years thru ebay. Much worse than Pinzsplus on ebay as these look good and have a lot of correct sizing...
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If any potential buyer does any research at all (or even just google for images of the pins), they will clearly see these barely resemble the real deal. Only fools will think these are genuine.

I have contacted ebay about these as well as contacted the seller yet nothing has been done. I have sent ebay pics of the genuine pins as well as these knock-offs and cannot get them to either clearly mark them as reproductions and/or get them eliminated from ebay altogether.
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Old 11-29-2018, 05:16 PM
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The top pin: 1911 Philadelphia Athletics WS Press Pin - First WS Press Pin Ever Issued. Sold for over $53K in 2013. Buying this pin at $80 is a "real bargain"

https://www.robertedwardauctions.com...t-ever-issued/
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I'm glad you posted about these Shoeless and that you contacted ebay Wrapperguy. I saw them recently too - and had this exchange with the seller.


ME1: Das sind wundervolle alte Stifte! Wie lässt du aussehen?sie aussehen?
aussehen??Kannst du einen für 1939 Cincinnati Reds machen? Vielen Dank

harsenm_nn:1: You can write in english, I am afraid I don´t understand the translation

ME2: haha okay. I will. I say these are wonderful pins. They look old - can you make one for the 1939 Cincinnati Reds? thank you.

harsenm_nn2: What do you mean; I don´t make pins, I trade them

ME3: But aren't these made to look old? I assume you make them as they arent the actual pins that were issued for the games.


harsenm_nn3: no, they are not made to look old bud...

END OF EXCHANGE

When I did a google search for the image on his ebay profile I seem to get a stock photo of sorts....

https://www.google.com/search?tbs=sb...aSI4B5NWc7lF1g


I'm not sure why if he thinks they are real, he is so happy selling them for thousands less than they are worth. Sigh.
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