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Kittenmittens

Hello, recently purchased a bear paw from an online store. It was advertised as 20% restored from an old collection. The paw seems coated or painted with something and I am trying to figure out what it is. There are a few chips where it is yellow tanish underneath the "coating". Last picture is theirs and the rest I took. Thanks for the help in advance.

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Xiphactinus

Are you sure it's not a cast?

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Bobby Rico

I am really sorry but it looks like a replica to me.  :(

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Kittenmittens

I guess the first question should have been is it real? I sent an email asking what the coating was and they sent back a reply saying-I'm not 100% sure what our Mother company used to stabilize the bones. I have to wait till get an answer. Should I just try to get a refund and send it back?

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Darktooth

No it is not real bones. Yes I would try to get your money back. If you can.:(

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Raggedy Man

The "fusion" of the "bones" isn't right. Im with the rest in saying its a replication. 

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Bobby Rico
41 minutes ago, Kittenmittens said:

Should I just try to get a refund and send it back?

Yes definitely and if you payed with paypal you can contact them too. They can retrieve your money. 

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Bobby Rico

I hope you don’t mind me saying this but some companies make me really angry. They have stated it has 20% restoration and they don’t know what the bones are stabilised with. To me this means they knew it was cast . I have started helping a lady on on our favourite auction site with some IDs and info. She has been selling some of her late husbands ammonites as replicas . I email her and said why do you think it is a replica , she said because she has knowledge of fossils and did not won’t to mislead anyone , just safer to say it is a replica. I wish everyone was like her.  I really hope you get your money back and remember try before you buy. Post here first and get some sound advice. Good luck Bobby 

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Kittenmittens

Thank you everyone, seller said ship it back and she will refund. I'll definitely post before purchase from now on.

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