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Troodon

I could post all day with all the fakes found online.

 

I laughed with I saw this one it's a REAL Dendroaspis polylepis and it's been posted by others.  

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dsalles

My favorite fossil: a real and genuine Anchaeornis

 

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A real steal for less than 200 US$.

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WhodamanHD

Take a look at this Triassic best Keichousaurus genuine real reptile Fossil!

yours for only 169 U.S. Dollars!

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doushantuo

"All of them look pretty convincing to me."

The erstwhile mayor of Gullible(Illin.) at the " Fossil Trade Show" in Cashfloe(Tx).

Standout crowdpleaser that day :

"Darwinius holding a Straight Flush" from Intrepid Pandemonium,Inc(Mumbay)

 

 

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Herb

 I will take 2 of everything

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Coco

It is the first time I can se a fossil standing on its legs...

 

Coco

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danthefossilman

There is noting like a "perfect" looking fossil. Wish I could find some, especially those do not require prep.

 

Got to love the Moroccans, Chinese and Madagascarians (spelling?). They can work in unsightly conditions with primitive tools and still produce perfect looking fake fossils.

 

My favorite of course are trilobites from Morocco, perfectly spaced, upright, no broken or disconnected parts, perfect color and symmetry. My candidate:

 

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danthefossilman

Mystery solved! I drew this in the 3rd grade. The Chinese must have got a hold of my drawing and reproduced it.

 

 

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Uncle Siphuncle

I could win this with my own prep work!

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JohnBrewer

Oh dear.... Gotta love the snake, so far that gets my vote. 

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Fruitbat

The Dendroaspis has GOT to be real!  LOOK!  Even the TONGUE is preserved! :rofl:

 

-Joe

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danthefossilman

Didn't Native Americans suggest we beware of those "who speak with a forked tongue?" Perhaps that includes fossils?

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Seguidora-de-Isis
9 hours ago, danthefossilman said:

Didn't Native Americans suggest we beware of those "who speak with a forked tongue?" Perhaps that includes fossils?

 

I've seen epoxy mass modeled with Spinosaurus teeth to form a fake jaw being sold by American sellers ... I've seen several types of common rocks being sold as legitimate dinosaur eggs by American sellers ... I've seen teeth Fossils of various species of dinosaurs being sold as if they were legitimate teeth of Tyrannosaurus. I have seen everything you can imagine of fakes fossil on American soil ... Just as I myself have already bought from honest Moroccan and Chinese fossil sellers authentic and proud of my collection today ... So any country, any people can have forked tongue! So we must become specialists in what we collect, because every potential purchase raises a red flag. It is not a people, a nation or a language!

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Kane

You make an excellent point, @Seguidora-de-Isis: dishonesty knows no borders, and the same can be said about those with integrity who sell legitimate specimens. 

 

I wanted to take this opportunity to give credit where it is due, while also providing a gentle reminder for those who may contribute to this thread. You've all observed proper forum rules in not mentioning sellers by name, or in providing links to auction listings that would identify sellers. In providing pictures only, this certainly keeps our forum free of any potential legal hassles, so our thanks for keeping this "in bounds" ;) It is so very tempting to publicly shame the fakers, but you've all shown remarkable restraint. Back pats all around. :) 

 

And here is what I found: a "real" Jurassic pterosaur - caw! caw!

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fossilized6s

Absolutely love the snake! Fossil folk art. 

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Ptychodus04
On 6/13/2017 at 8:24 AM, Kane said:

You make an excellent point, @Seguidora-de-Isis: dishonesty knows no borders, and the same can be said about those with integrity who sell legitimate specimens. 

 

I wanted to take this opportunity to give credit where it is due, while also providing a gentle reminder for those who may contribute to this thread. You've all observed proper forum rules in not mentioning sellers by name, or in providing links to auction listings that would identify sellers. In providing pictures only, this certainly keeps our forum free of any potential legal hassles, so our thanks for keeping this "in bounds" ;) It is so very tempting to publicly shame the fakers, but you've all shown remarkable restraint. Back pats all around. :) 

 

And here is what I found: a "real" Jurassic pterosaur - caw! caw!

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Also, there are many sellers who actually believe what they are selling is legitimate. Often, we (Homo sapiens sapiens) are thoroughly unwilling to admit that we made a mistake by buying badly or are unwilling to do the proper amount of research to ensure a legitimate sale/purchase. We don't like to be wrong and our ego gets in the way.

 

Once as an early collector, I found what I swore was a fossil turtle. I just knew it had to be. Fortunately, I sent photos to an expert (pre TFF) and I wasn't arrogant enough to dismiss his identification of the specimen as a suggestively shaped concretion. An open mind saves from lots of embarrassment in the future.

 

I applaud the membership here along with @Kane for the lightheartedness of this thread as well as the discretion shown. Now, I'm off the make some fake trilobites... :muahaha::rofl:

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WhodamanHD

The snake was recently sold, but luckily the seller has posted another! Get this is starting at .99 cents! Get your own Cretaceous black mamba!

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Kane

@WhodamanHD Ha ha! This is even worse than the previous one, and I didn't think it was possible! :rofl:

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WhodamanHD
1 minute ago, Kane said:

@WhodamanHD Ha ha! This is even worse than the previous one, and I didn't think it was possible! :rofl:

Yeah, I shot him a message to see if he knew it was fake, his reply was that the person he bought it from told him how to describe it, but I don't buy that as much as I would buy his snake.

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Kane

Well, here's another "great snake":

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WhodamanHD
4 minutes ago, Kane said:

Well, here's another "great snake":

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Ahh! There multiplying!

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-Andy-

Not one of your usual ugly fakes. Posting this as the "worst fake" because of how easily it fools buyers.

 

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