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Discussion in 'Personal Promotion' started by Tidgy's Dad, Jul 14, 2015.

  1. CarolM

    CarolM Well-Known Member

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    Yay.
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    More than 45 years of experience!
    It's sometimes extremely difficult, some fakes are expertly done, others are easy to spot, one would have to examine them personally to be sure, but I've seen plenty of fakes very like these turtles and Chinese law prohibits the export of real ones, but not fakes!
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    People always have spoil a good thing by being dishonest.
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    There are many hundreds of horses here, they plus donkeys and mules do most of the goods transportation in the medina. They are kept in the house gardens or courtyards or in green areas on the edge of the city, but i don't have quite enough room.
    They're nice animals, i'm very fond of horses. :)
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    @bambam I keep seeing a glimpse of a post of something about more rocks. Yet I can't find it. Am I missing something.
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    Oh, no it isn't ! ;)
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    For a decoration, yup, a fortune.
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    Moozillion Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    Here are photos of my turtle "fossil," Adam. I bought it when i was working in New Zealand just over 20 years ago.
    It weighs 9.5 lb (4.3 kg?), is 10 inches/25 cm long and 9 inches/23 cm wide at the widest point. The black "scutes" on top are a little crumbly, and when I pick it up today, I heard a slight creaking sound under one of the black "scutes." I've read that counterfeiters will attach alligator parts to the fossils to try and make them look real, and have always wondered about the scutes. @Tidgy's Dad

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    I have had to shovel three pickup truck loads of rock gravel into our driveway. I complained alot...
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    Yup!
    Rather beautiful, too. :<3:
    And not crowded, either.
    Glad that you did!
    Most appreciated.
    Thanks for posting. :)
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    I know to your experience, great wise one.
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    There's a market for this stuff, most people can't tell the difference, real ones are very rare so it's not surprising, sadly.
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    Great (beach) pictures - I’ll need to do some Google Earth looks there. So, where’s a good name/location/beach name to zoom in on? Xmas lights still up? Interesting Water Crisis banners too. Tks for sharing.
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    Google Milnerton beach. We weren't sure if the lights would still be up. But they were although it looks like they used the opportunity to use the lights for some drought advertising.
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    There is always a market for scams it seems. Nothing is sacred anymore. So sad
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    My gut-instinct and experience say to me that this is real, though i cannot be certain without examining it.
    If so it is extremely rare and valuable. :):tort:
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    Well I thought that you guys needed some warm pictures to tide you over during your winter months. Well at least those of you experiencing very cold weather. Sorry Adam that probably does not include you however I am sure you can enjoy the beach part.
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    Lol. I hurt just thinking about all that hard work. Sounds like you need a nice long massage.
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    Yes. I only saw after I posted that your comment about it being fake.
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    How do I find someone who can look at it and decide for me? We have a large university not that far from us- would a professor of paleontology be able to tell me?
    I am mostly interested in finding a new home for it, whether sold to an individual or donated to a university.

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