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Another Fake Dunhill on eBay

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  • Started 2 years ago by samcoffeeman
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  1. samcoffeeman

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    Here is an example of a fake Dunhill that comes up on eBay from time to time. I contacted the seller but they disregarded my concern. I then reported the item to eBay in regards to its authenticity.

    Fake Dunhill listing

    Posted 2 years ago #
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    Thanks for posting and thanks for reporting. It sure helps protect us new guys getting in to the collection side of the hobby.

    Making Pipe Smoking Great Again!
    Posted 2 years ago #
  3. mayfair70

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    OK. I'm still learning. So it is fake because...
    1. inferior briar
    2. name stamp isn't from patent era
    3. patent is wrong font and location
    Am I correct or are any of these wrong? Or did I miss something else? This is fun.

    The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you’ve got it made. -Groucho Marx
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    Posted 2 years ago #
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    2. name stamp isn't from patent era
    3. patent is wrong font and location
    Am I correct or are any of these wrong? Or did I miss something else? This is fun.

    Yes, and yes.

    Dave
    Duke Street Irregular
    Posted 2 years ago #
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    I don't know much about Dunhill. But there should also be a "Made in England" as well as a year, right?

    Posted 2 years ago #
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    Thanks Dmcmtk !

    Posted 2 years ago #
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    People are so shady...

    Posted 2 years ago #
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    Someone needs to start a Pipe Comedy Channel for stuff like that.

    Maybe better... and seriously... how about a separate board here on PM? People could use it as a learning reference---all the bullshit would be in one place---and foot-dragging sellers would have some incentive to get with the program.

    Dogs live such short lives... and spend most it waiting for us to come home
    Posted 2 years ago #
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    Hard to see much cash return on this lame forgery. Painting white spots on basket pipes.

    Posted 2 years ago #
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    Return on time seems a bad wonderment

    Posted 2 years ago #
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    I can't fathom how any money can be made AFTER you get the dies, the pipe and any labor for the forgery.

    Ubi Ignis Est?
    Posted 2 years ago #
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    Here's a Dunhill of mine that must have accidentally had "Willard" stamped on the shank =)

    Actually this pipe was made before Dunhill sued Willard to move the spot from the top to the side.

    The pipe is an instrument of civilization.
    Posted 2 years ago #
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    I emailed the seller, explained that it's a fake and requested the pipe be removed. He thanked me and removed it.

    Sam, thanks for getting the ball rolling. I think the seller had multiple requests to close the sale.

    Posted 2 years ago #
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    Puts up a fake, resists pulling the fake when it becomes clear it's a fake, has over 5,000 deals and 100% approval rating. This is another example regarding why eBay ratings are crap.

    It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt. - Mark Twain

    It is pointless to argue with a fanatic since a dim bulb can't be converted into a searchlight. - Jesse Silver
    Posted 2 years ago #
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    I just received this reply from the seller.

    "You know I always consider the opinions of others and I did from yourself and others and removed this pipe. Today I took it to a long time pipe dealer and maker who has had a retail shop in town for many years. He looked at the pipe and said will you take $40 for it and I said yes. He was told what I had been told and he said he had no problem reselling it. Just thought you would like to here [sic] other opinions."

    Posted 2 years ago #
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    For anyone needing a good laugh,..check this listing and description!

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/292048355855

    On a pipe adventure
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    Posted 2 years ago #
  17. ashdigger

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    Wow, That's a White Wale for sure an Exclusive Elusive WalShellRoot.

    Please let me be the only bidder. Please.

    Posted 2 years ago #
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    For anyone needing a good laugh,..check this listing and description!

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/292048355855

    That's hilarious!

    "Dunhill rare shell root walnut briar rarest old vintage pre 1920 straight pipe"?

    The only word in that description that isn't a lie is "pipe". It's not even straight!

    Posted 2 years ago #
  19. lightmybriar

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    Hahahahaha

    Posted 2 years ago #
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    Posted 2 years ago #

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