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Found 192 results

  1. Howdy. I was considering this fish, but I can't tell if it's "enhanced" or not. Also, since I'm new to collecting, how can you tell if there's paint present?
  2. Hello, Saw this posted the other day and its a bad fake, buyers beware.
  3. Are these guys real? Would be sweet if they were.
  4. So I was wondering if these are fake or real. Opinions from the experts? I am sure we have all seen these before on the auction site. Number one. Number two,
  5. I am definitely an amateur when it comes to collecting and need some advice: I recently purchased my first 'larger' Spinosaurus tooth from a small gem/fossil shop in Seattle. The owner told me that it had no repairs or restorations, and that it of course came from Morocco. I tested the tooth under a UV flashlight and there were no anomalies, but I just wanted some more experienced opinions. The enamel looks good- no apparent cracks or suspicious color variations, root still has some of the matrix on it, but the tip seems a little suspicious to me... maybe I'm just being paranoid, but I have read so much about fake fossils and just want to be sure! Let me know what you guys think- Thanks!
  6. I was considering getting this nice eurypterid fossil head. I know it's just the head, but the price is insanely low and I like the definition of the eyes. But for some reason the eyes feel a bit toooo perfect. The fossil is reportedly un-restored and is from Ukraine.
  7. I have the dream of one day getting a fossil keichousaurus. I've also heard that there's a ton of fakes out there. How can I be sure that I'm not spending $100 on a rock with paint?
  8. Just a quick note to be careful when buying Mosasaur skulls. I know that this particular specimen may look incredibly convincing, but read on. This is clearly one of the most impressive skulls ever to have come onto the market. Indeed, the seller believes it to be worth $6,500 and describes it as 'museum quality'. I immediately recognised that this must be a new species. A careful, scientific examination of the photographs revealed that this animal had incredibly wide eyes, and a bone structure entirely unknown to science. Obviously this is a very rare find, and I immediately took steps to remortgage my home to secure the purchase of this remarkable animal. However, I had gotten as far as drawing a life-restoration of this creature (below) to include with my scientific paper describing this new specimen, when I began to have my doubts. Artist's reconstruction Firstly, the fact that the skull was clearly cobbled together from lumps of modern bone, sand and glue began to ring alarm bells with me. I am very astute, and my trained senses told me that an animal would be unlikely to evolve in such a way. Secondly, the fact that the surfaces were all flat and appeared to be almost two-dimensional, and that the whole thing was clearly rubbish, clued me in that all was not as it seemed. I'm thankful that my superior fossil know-how prevented me from buying a dud. On the plus side, the verts look like they might be real marine reptile, as are the crowns of course, which makes the $200 starting bid a bit easier to swallow.
  9. Hello, New guy here, I was just curious what you guys thought about this claw fossil. Also, off topic, but what would be a good price for a spino claw fossil? Thanks in advance,
  10. Almost can't believe this... "Mastodon tooth"
  11. First up, the seller of this egg stated upfront this is a replica, so this isn't a scam warning. Here, we have an oviraptor egg that could fool even experienced collectors. It looks realistic because it's made out of real oviraptor eggshells. It's even covered with a coating of matrix. This is common practice; I've seen hadrosaur eggs are faked this way, with plaster mixed in to make the egg seem round and heavy. For reference, here's a real Oviraptor (Elongatoolithus sp.) that's been professionally prepped. Oviraptor eggs are commonly faked, so four ways to get a real one is: 1) Get a prepped one, preferably with matrix removed. The eggshell should be black 2) Avoid eggs that are perfect. Real eggs have cracks, and sometimes missing entire chunks of shells. 3) Get one without a matrix base. This isn't a sure-fire method, but I've noticed many fake oviraptor eggs have matrix bases, whereas I can't say the same of those free of matrix. Perhaps the fake eggs require a matrix base for support during their construction process. 4) Price. Again, this is arguable, but the real Oviraptor eggs I've seen often comes with price tag several times that of dubious ones. Having sent some eggs for prepping in the past, this is justified because the cost and time of prepping may cost more than the actual egg. Some scammers like to lure people in with bargain prices. Chinese eggs flood the market, and for many collectors, a dinosaur egg is a must-have. There are more fakes than there are real ones, so take extra care if you seek to buy one. As always, if you're unsure, post pictures here and we will try to help.
  12. I found this online for sale and I haven't seen anything like this. Does anyone know what type of dinosaur this is or if it is even real. It makes me suspicious what with all of the posts I've seen about fakes. It measures about 9 inches. The seller does say that the rock has been repaired.
  13. This is my first time posting on this site. I have the opportunity to purchase a potential Dromaeosaur type dinosaur fossil from the Yixian Formation of China. I know there are laws about exporting these types of fossils but the dealer assures me it has been in his possession for a long time. Also, I am willing to take the risk to own an incredible piece of history like this. However, I am not sure if the fossil is real. Based on what I have seen and read the fossil looks like the real deal but would like some other people's advice about it. It is described as a Dromaeosaur type dinosaur which is what the skeleton looks like but would like anyone else's opinion on whether it is authentic or not. Thanks for you help! -Ryan
  14. I picked this up for a few quid in a Spanish market from a Moroccan dealer, who usually sells good stuff, but I'm fairly certain it's a fake, it was too cheap, the colour's not quite right and i would say some of it has been carved and painted. It has a couple of bits of real Cambrian trilobite on the back and seems to have a bit of a Flexicalymene or the like glued on top to provide authenticity. What do you guys think?
  15. 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
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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!
  19. 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!
  20. 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?
  21. 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?
  22. 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.
  23. 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..
  24. 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
  25. 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
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