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A-Snake

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Fake pins - Buyer beware
« on: May 26, 2020, 11:59:10 AM »
For those that may not know, the pins in this Ebay ad never existed in the 1965 to 1967 time frame. There was one produced for Cobras in 1965 but it isn't this one ;)

https://www.ebay.com/itm/A-SET-OF-1965-1967-SHELBY-COBRA-AMERICAN-GT350-GT500-WORLD-CHAMPION-BADGES/174295717664?hash=item2894d59720:g:1rAAAOSwozpezN13

Bob Gaines

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Re: Fake pins - Buyer beware
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2020, 12:34:29 PM »
For those that may not know, the pins in this Ebay ad never existed in the 1965 to 1967 time frame. There was one produced for Cobras in 1965 but it isn't this one ;)

https://www.ebay.com/itm/A-SET-OF-1965-1967-SHELBY-COBRA-AMERICAN-GT350-GT500-WORLD-CHAMPION-BADGES/174295717664?hash=item2894d59720:g:1rAAAOSwozpezN13
The genuine pins have a mfg name makers mark screen onto the end of the tab.The ones in the ebay ad are part of a large purchase of left over repro pins (Valley Ford parts) a couple years ago on ebay . The seller made up a nice display board to help showcase the pins. I think he says just enough to hope people think that they may be legitimate.   
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Re: Fake pins - Buyer beware
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2020, 12:53:19 PM »
pookie groupie?

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Re: Fake pins - Buyer beware
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2020, 01:00:29 PM »
pookie groupie?

Nah, if he was he would have done the display board with a sharpie. Probably bought them from pookie and just trying to get some of his money back.
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Re: Fake pins - Buyer beware
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2020, 01:35:23 PM »

The genuine pins have a mfg name makers mark screen onto the end of the tab.The ones in the ebay ad are part of a large purchase of left over repro pins (Valley Ford parts) a couple years ago on ebay . The seller made up a nice display board to help showcase the pins. I think he says just enough to hope people think that they may be legitimate.

To add to Bob's description, the original 1965 Cobra pin has a different shaped hole in the tab and the whole curvature of the pin is different.

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Re: Fake pins - Buyer beware
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2020, 04:21:59 PM »
This is my friend Mark B.  He has been a stand up guy in all my other transactions.  I'm sure he believes they are real, I will "enlighten him" as to the situation.
A lot of folks are fooled by these pins, I sure was before Bob set me straight on them. 
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Re: Fake pins - Buyer beware
« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2020, 09:55:41 PM »
He has already removed the listing as incorrect.  Certainly not Pookie.

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Re: Fake pins - Buyer beware
« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2020, 10:47:41 PM »
I hope the pins are not some he acquired unknowingly from the Pookie Monster. 8)

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« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2020, 11:32:46 PM »
I hope the pins are not some he acquired unknowingly from the Pookie Monster. 8)
That guy bought like a huge amount from a ebay auction sometime back . He will be selling them for some time .At one point before he made his poster board presentation he was selling the set for like 50.00. Or maybe he sold the hoard to another and he did the presentation board. I didn't pay too much attention with ebay names in this case because they were repro trinkets.
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Re: Fake pins - Buyer beware
« Reply #9 on: May 28, 2020, 09:33:32 PM »
Too late hear I guess I'm a victim ,but mine have actual  rust on the back so they must be real & old  right lol ,as you can see i'm a sucker for eBay Ford trinkets & still like the pins.
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Re: Fake pins - Buyer beware
« Reply #10 on: May 28, 2020, 09:36:48 PM »
Too late hear I guess I'm a victim ,but mine have actual  rust on the back so they must be real & old  right lol ,I'm a sucker for eBay Ford trinkets
Yes that is a repro .Valley Ford Parts who was the one who had them made did them 25 or 30 years ago. They sold there remain stock a couple years ago and I assume the ebay seller has a bunch more.
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