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Offline NorthernMan

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Is this a fake ?
« on: January 11, 2011, 02:14:33 PM »
 I noticed another thread on a candlestick possibly being fake. When i saw this one i thought it was the real deal until i noticed the location. Asia is the home of the cheap reproductions. Any views on this one.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Strowger-11digit-Potbelly-Antique-Candlestick-Telephone-/220723700037?pt=Vintage_Electronics_R2&hash=item3364286145

Offline Kenny C

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Re: Is this a fake ?
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2011, 02:15:48 PM »
This is the real deal. Someone will give the history In a few minutes ;)
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Online Doug Rose

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Re: Is this a fake ?
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2011, 02:21:26 PM »
This is the real deal. Someone will give the history In a few minutes ;)
This looks real to me. I have a fake that looks great and held 750 ML of fine Bourbon!....Doug
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Offline HarrySmith

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Re: Is this a fake ?
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2011, 03:03:35 PM »
I agree, a very rare phone for the first sale and in Korea. I am willing to bet if we searched around for pictures of Strowger sticks we would find the same ones posted somewhere.
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Re: Is this a fake ?
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2011, 04:26:53 PM »
This doesn't smell good at all. Very odd his last auctions were to good to be trues and 2 different AE's sold but had the same photos. Wouldn't touch it with your ten foot pole.