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caldigger

I don't know what you mean, the resin it's made from looks real enough.:P

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LordTrilobite

Good thread. A nice display piece, but definitely a cast or sculpture.

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Troodon

Thanks for posting.  Wonder if the seller know what he really has.  The other fact is that the area in AZ he claims it's was discovered has no Cretaceous exposures and to make matters worse is that he claims it was ID by the  Paleontology Department of ASU. 

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caldigger
20 minutes ago, Troodon said:

 to make matters worse is that he claims it was ID by the  Paleontology Department of ASU. 

Seems like a lot of that type of IDing going on lately. Was it the janitor at ASU?

 

***Not that there's anything wrong with janitorial work, Lord knows I've done plenty of it in my life.***

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Bone guy

Funny, I saw this a few days ago and thought it was real because the price was so high. Sad to see someone is going to get a plastic toy for $450+ :( 

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WhodamanHD
2 hours ago, Troodon said:

Paleontology Department of ASU. 

From what I know of their paleontology department, I’m 90% he is either lying or contorting the truth.

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Macrophyseter

 

2 hours ago, Bone guy said:

Funny, I saw this a few days ago and thought it was real because the price was so high. Sad to see someone is going to get a plastic toy for $450+ :( 

I second you. I just assumed that the claw may have been heavily eroded, and I didn't take a closer look in it before this post. Now for some reason even the rock looks fake.

 

3 hours ago, caldigger said:

Seems like a lot of that type of IDing going on lately. Was it the janitor at ASU?

:rofl:

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Macrophyseter

Welp, the seller is going to pull the item off the list soon. Apparently, he said that he also realized that this turned out to be a fake, and that he got scammed by the person who sold this to him before. Poor guy.

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Troodon

 

Interesting, poor guy yes but caveat emptor.   Unfortunately it happens every day, why we have to be diligent in purchasing fossils. 

 

How many example of misidentified material do we have to see before collectors get the message not to trust what is listed by anyone.

 

Why its also necessary to be forthright in telling fellow collectors what they have so that the incorrect ID is not propagated.  Not easy but necessary.

 

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LordTrilobite

That's sad indeed that the seller got scammed. But good on the seller for pulling it from the auction.

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SULLY

You have to give the guy props for being a stand up guy. He could have just as easily let the auction go and sold it to someone that doesn’t know any better 

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-Andy-

Thank you for posting this Henry.

 

I am glad the seller pulled the auction out. Hope he got a refund.

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