Anone familiar with this dealer?

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  1. cplradar

    cplradar Talmud Chuchum

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  3. Evan Saltis

    Evan Saltis College Dorm Collector Supporter

    Yes, but he has been accused of artificial patinas in the past with his coins.
  4. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    This. I've bought from him once before, and got a decent coin for the money, but as mentioned, he and another dealer were exposed as artificial patinators (wow, what a term, huh?).

    Here's the main thread about it, in which @Bob L. used some of the finest satirical snarkasm I've seen deployed on these forums.

    I used to watchlist a lot of his stuff, because I am admittedly a sucker for sandy patinas. I haven't heard of any issue with him selling fake coins. Just fake patinas.
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  5. cplradar

    cplradar Talmud Chuchum

    wow - it seems impossible in the hobby to get around different huskery. I just brought two coins from him. I hope it wasn't a mistake.


  6. cplradar

    cplradar Talmud Chuchum

    This bottom one, especially , is obviously a problem in context of the other thread. When I looked at it, I thought, what is a dessert patina? I was impressed with the incscription, though, and it was inexpensive, so I bit, like a fish being lured by a worm on a hook.
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  7. Evan Saltis

    Evan Saltis College Dorm Collector Supporter

    These patinas appear to be applied to hide some corrosion, which is my fear. I had two prutah, and one was pretty suspicious. Got rid of it before it dissolved into nothing.
  8. Black Friar

    Black Friar Well-Known Member

    I have purchased five Arab/Byz coins from him including two Pseudo Damascus die pairs; Goodwin published in 2011, plate 93 as Kalb Tribe, Erbid Hord,, Cat 2. I've looked at thousands of Arab/Byz since I started collecting AB's in the 80's when
    they first caught my eye as "wierd" Byzantines. Mine match perfectly with the Erbid hoard coins. Sorry, the pic hasn't been processed yet. I can't see any evidence of "fixing" on any of the coins I have purchased from him. I have no problem with ordering from him. Shipping and communications have been very good.
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  9. Evan Saltis

    Evan Saltis College Dorm Collector Supporter

    Yes, I do agree that the shipping and communication was nice :)
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