Interesting E-Bay items..

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  1. Medvedya

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    Interesting. I wonder if it comes with some kind of certificate of authenticity.
     
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    Yep, that's a Gibson girl kite. We have 2 of the Gibson girl radio kits at the museum. Oddly enough, one of them is missing the kite!
     
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    Oh well, there you go then! I don't know what the reserve is though! :D

    I'll keep trawling around and when I find unusual and interesting auctions I'll put them up in the is thread.
     
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    hmmm...
     

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    Dude....Have you seen the description of the item as well? :lol:

    That bidder couldnt have a more abt name...
     
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    Oh, I've heard of people who E-Bay the personal effects of WWII pilots and aircrew that have been found at a crash site - even scraps of uniform!

    As I'm sure you'll agree, such auctions are grotesque and no less than grave-robbing.

    This goes out to everyone - if you find an auction like that, report it to E-Bay staff, or tell an admin here.
     
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    Agreed, Med! Things like that should be returned to the next of kin, always.
     
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    I hate the ones that are selling medals! Bastards are selling their parents or grandparents medals because they're short of cash from all the crack they're probably doing...
     
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    Around here you see a lot of medals at flea markets. Usually it's militaria dealers with huge tables set up, asking outrageous prices for items of questionable authenticity. :rolleyes:
    Occasionally though, I do see someone trying to hawk their grandad's or grandmum's medals. If they feel that dispassionate about them, I wish to hell they'd donate them to a museum or something. There are true collectors out there who appreciate the relevance of such things, but when I see some punk kid wearing those things on their combat jacket that they picked up at the local surplus shop, because they think it looks cool, I just about snap! :confused:
     
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    I personally think that you should provide proper documentation to be able to purchase those medals. Those are earned, and should not be treated as fashion accessories.
     
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    I've heard the same about this - disgusting :evil:

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    What the? He says second world war and 1946 in the same description... Nice riffle, by the way. ;)
     
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    I know - it's just so seldom you see any deacks at all on e-bay nowardays.

    I always laugh when I see titles like

    LOOK!!!! Empty .303 Bren Gun magazine RARE!!!!!!

    woo hoo. :lol:
     
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    :lol: Rare, like in the brain cells of the seller? hehe
     
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    The other one which is a laugh is a hat, with a GDR badge clearly shown being passed off as WWII Hitler Nazi Third Reich RARE!!!!!!

    I reckon it would be the buyers brain that needs to go back for a refund! :lol:
     
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    Let the buyer beware... I guess if they are dumb enough to buy it, well, not much you can do.
     
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