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  1. true or false?

    in German: Write-protected,so no outtakes! Acanthopyge,Selenopeltis,Acadoparadoxides,Cambropallas St. Petersburg trilobites seem to be subject to this blight as well Nice example: Dysplanus glued to an earlier Aseri-stage matrix!.Why?That matrix looked better,thus enabling the dealer to up the price! other: Paralejurus without terrace lines Tutorial_zum_ErkeTrilfakehungen.pdf
  2. Hello, as my first post I like to hear your opinions about my purchase of theese 3 hadrosaur egg. Thanks. I don`t have better Pictures at the moment but they will be delivered soon.
  3. Keichousaur questions crop up with regularity in this section of the forum. Perhaps those in the know could highlight the good, bad and ugly, pitfalls, legalities and what to look for when buying these gorgeous creatures. Maybe make a sticky thread if it warrants it? Just a thought.
  4. Hi guys! We just got some new Keichousaurs, but I'm afraid some of them may be fake. Their just to perfect, and what are the odds that they all died in roughly the same position? Any help would be much appreciated!
  5. Ooh, look at this Keichousaurus, perfect legs, beautiful skull, straight tail... THIS IS MINE! Muhaha... PS. Just kidding..... This is so fake, it's funny!
  6. This elrathria kingii was bought last winter in Okinawa. This is a pretty weird case because when I flipped it over, there seemed to be some weird markings. Furthermore, the trilobite did not seem to be casted from the outside, there is some cracking and no air bubbles visible. Also, there were quite a few for sale, and none looked the same. Plus, this species is so common, there shouldn't be any economic value in faking it. Any help is appreciated. See what I mean?
  7. what is jade ammonite? im hesiting if buying one,but i do not want a fake fossile. also,haw can i tell if it real only by the pic online?
  8. We've all laughed before at the nodules/concretions sold as eggs on popular auction sites, either by the ignorant or deceitful. However, most of the things I've seen advertised previously have been at least moderately egg-shaped. Not so with these stunning examples, which tend more towards being rock-shaped. I can only imagine how valuable these ordinary rocks - the exceptional colour and beauty of which are plain to see - were to the native Americans. I think it is a reasonable conjecture that they kept their favourite ordinary rocks in some sort of display cabinet, or possibly locked away in some kind of safe, to negate the risk of theft. I can now only marvel that these beautiful ordinary rocks have survived intact, and were not made into grinding stones, carved into bows and arrows, thrown at buffalo, or used to prop up tables on uneven surfaces.
  9. As the title says.. Just saw this for 400 on our favorite auction site as 100% authentic. One can clearly see its plaster and you can see the work marks..
  10. Hey all, I came across this thing and wanted Your opinions on whether it is a fake or real fossil. Please let Me know what You think. Thanks, Ynot
  11. Hello community. I would like to buy a Keichousaurus for a long time and I have now discovered an interesting offer. Unfortunately, I do not know if it is a fake, or whether it is a real fossil. Can you look at the pictures and give your opinion. That would really help me. Many Thanks
  12. Hi! Below I have some pictures of dinosaur eggs. Picture 1 is stated as a dendroolithus egg. Picture 2, 3, 4 and 5 are stated as "Hadrosaur" eggs. Picture 6 is stated as a segnosaur egg. Picture 7, 8 and 9 are stated as "Raptor" eggs. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 The price ranges from a few hundred dollars up to $2,500. And my questions are, how much is a dinosaur egg really worth, depending on the quality and species? And when is this kind of deals "to good to be truth"? How common are real dinosaur eggs? What can you do to avoid getting scammed? I might be interested in buying a dinosaur egg, and since there is so many fake ones out there it is good to be aware of as many signs as possible, that might indicate a "to good to be truth" or a "fake" deal.
  13. Hi, I'm about to purchase this Dyrosaurus fossil from a seller but just wanted to make sure it's not a cast or fake. He said a few of the teeth were reinserted after they came loose but that's about it. It's originally found in Morroco, and he's had it over a year in storage. It's about 5 feet across diagonally. Here's some more pics It looks real to me but I'm not an expert so I want to make sure first.
  14. So I may or may not get killed for my recent purchase, I jumped at it when I received a offer and now I'm freaking out a bit. Could you please help confirm that this indeed real and then possibly I'll be out of hot water. Thanks!!!
  15. Hi, I'm a beginner with fossils and recently purchased a Knightia fossil for 50 New Zealand dollars. When I got home I took a look and noticed it appeared painted. I've researched and apparently people often paint over to enhance it and make it look better. The question is, is it fake? I don't mind if it's painted over for looks but I will be disappointed if it's completely fake. Has to be painted, now I'm just wondering whether it's a genuine fossil or not
  16. Just spotted this beauty on a well known auction website. Looks like you could crack it into a pan and have a lovely fried egg sandwich, doesn't it? It had bids, up to a reasonable sum of money (a lot of money, considering that it's just a rock). I messaged the seller to tell him it was just a rock. He replied 'I've had 2 collectors look at it since I listed it, it is a fossilized egg'. Fair enough. I know better than to argue with two collectors. He did, however, close the auction immediately after my email, despite his reply. Part of me hopes a greedy collector nabbed it with a cash offer.
  17. Well my wonderful and well intentioned girlfriend wanted to purchase me a fossil and just sent me a link to a eBay listing. The seller is located in the states but specifies the "fossil" is from China. It seems fake to me but I would much appreciate some feedback as to not make her feel bad by fighting for a return. Thanks!
  18. Here is a new one - Although the seller does state in the description that they are sculptures, they are being sold under fossils, and there is no mention of the fact in the title, which advertises it as "dinosaur fossil" Combined with the ridiculous prices, it seems a bit shady to me. Most people will easily be able to recognize this for what it is, but, I am disturbed by the lack of info in the title. I hope no one is naive enough to pay the price. Buyer beware.
  19. Shark teeth

    I bought the big one at a car boot this morning and the small one off eBay, the small ones description on eBay said it was real but the fact it's only yellowish I just aren't sure now, and if you could tell me what shark you think these are from it would be great and a UK site where I could get genuine ones from
  20. This is my first post ... patience please. I collect amber with insects under normal circumstances. I have inherited a box of different fossil teeth from a relative. I am told the pieces are from Morocco he brought back in the early 70's. The more I read and research online, the more I hear "fake Moroccan fossils". I have no idea but would like to confirm either way. I have followed several threads on this site researching this. If these are real, how is quality determined? Do I need to clean them up or will I damage them? I find a tremendous range in pricing online. I collect amber and know how to value quality but this is a different thing to me. I assume I need to get past the "fake" issue first. I can see what I think is repair (maybe glue or epoxy) on some of the teeth from being broken but not sure. There are quite a few pieces. Any help would be appreciated thanks B
  21. There are a lot of Asaphus kowalewskiis on a particular auction site, that range in price from 100-300 dollars. Are these legitimate? They all come from Russia, Finland, Estonia, and that region. I know there's always some restoration to the shell, but are they ever faked outright? Example attached
  22. Hello, I was browsing through our favorite auction site, when I stumbled upon an offer for a Stegosaurus rib fragment. The price was quite low, especially compared to offers from other sellers. I generally don't trust online auctions, so I wanted to make sure what I was buying was really a Stegosaurus rib fragment. If you find that this rib belongs to another dinosaur, please tell me. Could you help me? I know the pic isn't of great quality, and I don't know if a way of getting a better photo.
  23. Hi all, I just got back from a Gem and Mineral show. I got some great trilobites, in particular this one. But now I am concerned it is a fake. I paid $40 and it seems too good to be true, but I don't know much. The trilobite itself is about 5 inches or 14 cm long. Any thoughts?
  24. I recently brought these teeth from a website (they deal with fossils) and was assured they are 100% real. I am newbie to this so I would just like some assurance that these are in fact real or fakes. Any comments would be much appreciated. The biggest one is about 2 1/5 inches. Location: Kem Kem, Morocco Age: 65-95 million years Thanks!
  25. Greetings Fossil enthusiasts- My sister brought me a wonderful gift when she got home yesterday. It will always keep its sentimental value to me, but I'm curious if this fossil is real or fake? I've been looking up and down all over the internet and I have no clear cut answer so I'm hoping one of you can help me. I have a hunch it is a fake of some sort- but it's still neat nonetheless. I appreciate any and all feedback. Thank you, and have a wonderful day friends. Pictured is the specimen flipped to show both sides.
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