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indominus rex

I saw these items on our favorite auction site and I warned my friend about them. Thanks for sharing this Information, sometimes we believe things too easily.

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Troodon
9 minutes ago, indominus rex said:

I saw these items on our favorite auction site and I warned my friend about them. Thanks for sharing this Information, sometimes we believe things too easily.

Very true and like I've said many times before we should not rely on what is listed from anyone, trusted seller or not.  We need to educate ourselves or seek advice to be sure it's accurate.    On these listings just because the identification may be off the items offered are still nice and worthy of any collection.  Now you have a better idea what is being offered.

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indominus rex
10 minutes ago, Troodon said:

Very true and like I've said many times before we should not rely on what is listed from anyone, trusted seller or not.  We need to educate ourselves or seek advice to be sure it's accurate.    On these listings just because the identification may be off the items offered are still nice and worthy of any collection.  Now you have a better idea what is being offered.

Well said, well said:goodjob:

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thelivingdead531

I just looked at all of their listings, I’m glad you posted this. I was thinking of getting something from them. If I still decide to I’ll be sure to ask about it here. Thanks for the heads up!

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Haravex

Correct me if I am wrong in saying this and obviously not naming names but isn't this seller an expert in vertebrae paleontology?

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Troodon
7 minutes ago, Haravex said:

Correct me if I am wrong in saying this and obviously not naming names but isn't this seller an expert in vertebrae paleontology?

have no idea who he is but if this is an indication of his knowledge I would wonder what type of expert he is.

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Haravex

I quote this from the sellers website "I have a strong academic background in Paleontology and Geology from the University of ******** and the university of *************"

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Troodon
3 minutes ago, Haravex said:

I quote this from the sellers website "I have a strong academic background in Paleontology and Geology from the University of ******** and the university of *************"

Did not see that, interesting,  oh well the proof of his knowledge is in his listings...

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LordTrilobite

Apparently he's a geologist. The listings often include quite good location information too. The seller seems nice enough and has responded well in the past to feedback on identification.

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Seguidora-de-Isis

Several times, now and also in the past, this seller has already demonstrated that he does not understand if the bones are really associated or not, if they are of theropod caudal or if they are of crocodiles, if they are bones of a Spinosaurid or of any other type of theropod dinosaur , I've also noticed that he understands absolutely nothing about pterosaurs. This seller may even have a solid academic background in paleontology, but what's upsetting him is the fossils, which makes him a good geologist! :blink:

 

Nevertheless, they are wonderful fossils that can beautify the best place on the shelf, but as you said, we should educate ourselves, and try to understand what we are buying.

 

Once again thank you for sharing your knowledge my eternal friend Troodon!

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Flx

I bought some items from this seller in the past. He is a nice person and as far as I know he has a background in geology (not paleontology!).
Often, I disagree with the IDs he is giving to the fossils he sells. Some of them have been repaired with a glue-sand mixture that cannot be removed chemically/mechanically without damaging the fossil. On the positive side, all fossils I bought were authentic in the sense that there were no fakes or frankenbones.
 

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JohnBrewer
On 10/02/2018 at 9:51 PM, Haravex said:

Correct me if I am wrong in saying this and obviously not naming names but isn't this seller an expert in vertebrae paleontology?

Errrr yes ;) supposedly so. Having said that I’ve had a couple of good things from him including my pathological Carch which was mis-described. 

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JohnBrewer
On 10/02/2018 at 10:27 PM, LordTrilobite said:

Apparently he's a geologist. The listings often include quite good location information too. The seller seems nice enough and has responded well in the past to feedback on identification.

I agree. He’s a pleasant guy. 

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Seguidora-de-Isis
On 10/02/2018 at 12:17 PM, Troodon said:

Listed as the finest quality Pterosaur claw.   Its missing the proximal ( back ) end, oops there goes finest quality and it's not Pterosaur.   We've discussed this morphology of claw before with the ventral lip on the tip and are uncertain of a diagnoses.   There is some evidence it could be theropod but?. 

 

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Even if there is complete doubt, even if the ventral lip is missing in this claw, the auction on our preferred auction site ended at US $222,50 :blink:!

 

And here's a buyer happy, that does not have, and  probably never have a clue what got purchase! :wacko:

 

To this day, in my entire life, the only genuine pterosaur claw I have ever seen, which was discovered in Kem Kem, was this:

 

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The rest of the claws that are supposed to be Pterosaurs of Kem Kem, which are very commonly sold all over the internet, lacking the ventral lip, are just fairy tales, nothing more! Oops there goes finest quality!

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Troodon

Not surprised the lure of a pterosaur claw in your collection is pretty cool.   It would be one thing if the claw was least complete but its missing the entrie back end, its a shame someone bought it for that price.

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Flx

Actually, all the material above has been sold for pretty high prices. Probably ppl are still in the fossil buying mood after the Tucson show... ^_^

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Meatasaurus93

I'm familiar with the seller. I have picked up a few nice specimens from him. His auctions are a mixed bag, imo. I've seen a lot of nice/legit specimens but some questionable ones as well. My rule of thumb is one red flag is one too many. If you don't feel confident about the fossil you're purchasing, you shouldn't be purchasing it.

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msantix

Thanks Troodon for the informative posts, i was considering bidding on a few of them before i saw this thread :).

 

 

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amon81
On 13/2/2018 at 11:13 PM, Meatasaurus93 said:

I'm familiar with the seller. I have picked up a few nice specimens from him. His auctions are a mixed bag, imo. I've seen a lot of nice/legit specimens but some questionable ones as well. My rule of thumb is one red flag is one too many. If you don't feel confident about the fossil you're purchasing, you shouldn't be purchasing it.

Hi could you help me to find this seller? Thanks

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JohnBrewer
12 hours ago, amon81 said:

Hi could you help me to find this seller? Thanks

You have a message. :)

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Seguidora-de-Isis
16 hours ago, amon81 said:

Hi could you help me to find this seller? Thanks

 

If you wish my friend @amon81, I have here with me the seller's Facebook. He is a wonderful person and very accessible!

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amon81
12 hours ago, JohnBrewer said:

You have a message. :)

Thanks

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