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Basement recovery part 2 Reptile Replicas?


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Resist_Hoarding

Part 2 of my Fathers basement I have 2 crocodile skulls and one turtle. I believe they are Replicas? but the teeth on the crocodile are Fossils? once again I believe these are out of Morocco in the 70s or 80s? Thank you 

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Please keep in mind, per our guidelines, we do not allow valuations or sales references (outside of the Sales forum).  ;)

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JohnJ

Sorry if the wording was poor. I am just trying to understand what I have.

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No problem.  Help should arrive soon.  You might upload some closeups that reveal surface texture.

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fossilcrazy

Whether they are Real, Composites or Fakes; I think they are excellent collectibles.

 

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LordTrilobite

The first one looks mostly real. It might have some slight tampering but I'm not seeing anything major. Only the matrix around it looks a little suspect around the back of the skull.

 

The second one looks horrible. Definitely a composite of croc and mosasaur parts. It looks like 10% of a croc skull was added on to, to make a "complete" skull. Only they used a bunch of random bone pieces as well as mosasaur teeth. If I had this I would carefully prep away the random stuff and see if there's any original material in it to see what's salvageable. But as is it's a horrid monstrosity imo.

 

The third one could go either way. The carapace and skull look real enough. But there is a darker area around the skull so I don't think the skull originally belongs to the carapace. But overall it looks okay.

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hi

the first 3 pictures are crocodile dyrosaurus its ypresian not too bad and real, the second picture

the pictures 4 to 6 is just a monster fake nothing real

the pictures 7 to 9 is turtle plastron and skull, the skull is perhaps repositioned on matrix , look couche 1 ypresian. not too bad and real.

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Resist_Hoarding

Thank you I appreciate you taking the time for the responses! One more quick possible silly question? when you say "real" you're refuring to the skull being a "real" copy of an original fossil and not an actual "real" fossil? 

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LordTrilobite

When I say real, I mean real fossil. A copy or cast is something different.

 

The nr. 1 and 3 are at least mostly authentic. Nr. 2 is made from some real fossil material. But it's a composite made from random pieces. So nr. 2 is fake in the sense that it is not actually a skull. It's a sculpture made from real bone fragments and real teeth.

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