In which I complain about buying faked Mithrils

MMP Mithril in Middle-Earth The Prancing Pony In which I complain about buying faked Mithrils

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  • #353
    Gavin
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    Well, the photo was blurry, which may or may not have been a clue.

    I knew some of them were missing parts, which for me is rarely a problem.

    But in the flesh – or metal – these are really bad fakes. Some look salvageable. Some look like casts of conversions – an M21 now with a bow. Not a bad job. alas the bow broke in transit. Others are going to need work to make them worthwhile and about three look like they will go into the metal pan.

    All in all, quite disappointed.

    #4335
    Gavin
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    Well, the photo was blurry, which may or may not have been a clue.

    I knew some of them were missing parts, which for me is rarely a problem.

    But in the flesh – or metal – these are really bad fakes. Some look salvageable. Some look like casts of conversions – an M21 now with a bow. Not a bad job. alas the bow broke in transit. Others are going to need work to make them worthwhile and about three look like they will go into the metal pan.

    All in all, quite disappointed.

    #4337
    Theobald
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    What is it you’re talking about, Gavin?

    #4338
    Gavin
    Participant

    This auction here:
    http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&item=170294826729
    Or:
    170294826729
    I’m leaning towards giving him the benefit of the doubt. He may have merely sold them on.

    But they are definitely fakes.

    Gavin

    #4383
    Barliman
    Participant

    It’s generous to give him the ‘benefit of the doubt’, though he may not have known any better, and may have thought that all Mithrils were naff. If he was a legit collector, on the other hand, he would have known they were fakes from the outset. As the old adage goes, caveat emptor.

    #4386
    Gavin
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    He’s not getting feedback, one way or another.

    Whatever metal the fakes are cast from is really brittle and they break if you look at them crossways. Methinks they may all just end up in the melting pot.

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