The official 'dodgy fossil for sale' thread

Discussion in 'Cephalopod Fossils' started by Phil, Aug 20, 2005.

  1. Phil

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    Apologies for the lack of fossil cephalopod news everyone. This isn't due to lack of trying to find it, there just doesn't seem to be much happening out there at the moment. As soon as something happens we'll be there.

    In the meantime, it might be fun if we posted images or links to.....er....'dodgy' fossils for sale.

    How about these ever so convincing dragonflies for example: :wink:

    Right-oh and Yep, I'm convinced this is genuine too
     
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    well naturally theyre legit, because theres never been any dishonesty about fossils coming out of china......

    :roll:

    to the untrained eye (me) at least the second one doesnt look like a grade school art project....
     
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    Do people really fall for that crap???? :roll:

    Whoa.
     
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    But it's so convincing! Gee, and here I was going to order one, too...
     
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    Hey, I'll bet I could make those.

    Well, they're really pretty....that might be a good enough reason. What are they made of, polymer clay?
     
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    2nd one looks like they had never actually seen a real dragonfly before LOL
     
  7. Phil

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    hey Phil what would a real one cost?
     
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    Phil,

    Wasn't "Infrequent Dragonfly" the sequel to "The Constant Gardener?"

    Sorry,
    Clem
     
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    infrequent dragonfly is the last Kevin Costner movie.
     
  11. Phil

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    Not exactly sure there, bigGdelta, but I would have thought at least $1000 dollars, and maybe a lot more.

    Buy two, get one free! :smile:
     
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    Thanks very much for that link, Ob. I've often wondered how exactly those endless fake e-Bay Keichousaurs were made. And now I know.

    It's easy to say that 'there's one born every minute', but some of those fakes are really convincing.

    Oh bum, now I'm going to have to have a good look through my trilobite collection as that site has made me feel quite paranoid about some of my specimens.

    Well, actually I might wait until 2006 to do that.
     
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    Definitely mammalian, strong bovine impression (see attached) with horns stuck on and a bit of mud for good measure. You have to love the muddy dog skulls by this fellar: "rare large dinosaur skull"... whahaha!!!

    PS: Added chousingha skull for comparison, I don't think they grow horns to the size of the so called four horned dino as pictured in the previous post...
     
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  17. OB

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    Must call the AMNH!!!! This is amazing!!!!!!!!

    This does crack me up, however...

    "I am an honest fossil collector ,collecting fossils from the local countrysides of GanSu,LiaoNing,HeNan,GuiZhou within China.I love all kinds of fossils,but I am not an expert,may unable to answer some professional questions.Thanks for understanding. Please note that your email always is appreciated,a satisfied experience is the most important thing for both of us!

    FAIRLY TRANSACTION, NO CHEAT PLEASE BID NOW!!!"

    http://cgi.ebay.com/3-Skeleton-Rept...632520069QQcategoryZ15915QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

    Who says you need a pelvis in the Triassic? That's like soooooo Permian :smile:

    It gets better still
     
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    I'm gonna start digging up pets & make some cash ! 8-) KERCHING !

    Keef
     
  19. Phil

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    Good lord, whatever next, a basilisk in an egg, a freeze dried Mongolian Death Worm or a Fijian mermaid?. I believe I've seen the same Chinese dealer before on a couple of internet sites and he's been deleted from at least two for allegedly selling rubbish. He never answers queries on how he has obtained permits to export from China when questioned. Funny that.

    (Of course this may be a different dealer selling very similar items, not to cast untoward aspersions, if you catch my drift).
     
  20. Phil

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    You know, that's so hopeless, I'm almost tempted to buy it.
     

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