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Telephone Talk => Auction Talk => Topic started by: Sargeguy on December 21, 2014, 02:27:32 PM

Title: Fake Telco Employee Badges
Post by: Sargeguy on December 21, 2014, 02:27:32 PM
A few replica badges have shown up on eBay this week, I am posting here because people are bidding $$$ for them.  Most contain obvious red flags such as "Telegraph & Telephone" or "The Bell Telephone System" and the modern clasp.  They are all from the same seller, A few replica badges have shown up on eBay this week, I am posting here because people are bidding $$$ for them.  Most contain obvious red flags such as "Telegraph & Telephone" or "The Bell Telephone System" and the modern clasp.  They are all from the same seller, toeachhisown-treasures:

The Delaware & Atlantic Telegraph & Telephone

The Diamond State/Bell Telephone System Employee Badge

The Bell Telephone Company of PA

The Bell Telephone Company of Nevada

The Sunset Telephone Company (http://www.ebay.com/sch/toeachhisown-treasures/m.html?item=121520822111&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2562)
Title: Re: Fake Telco Employee Badges
Post by: tallguy58 on December 22, 2014, 12:34:29 PM
Please enlighten us as to how they're fake.

I'd be interested to see comparison photos.
Title: Re: Fake Telco Employee Badges
Post by: rdelius on December 22, 2014, 06:32:38 PM
Posting the links will be useless after Ebay purges older listings. Photos with the Ebay information would be better
Title: Re: Fake Telco Employee Badges
Post by: Sargeguy on December 22, 2014, 06:38:00 PM
The intent was to alert people not to bid on fake items.  There is a topic that includes thes badges in the Signs and Ephemera section