And I wasn't paying a ton of attention as I was watching some of the group lots. And then it happened! I looked up at my screen to see a, long sought after, man faced bull, in pretty rough shape, and a Valerian going for 2 Euros without any bids!!! I quickly threw my hat in the ring, surprised that this wasn't on my watch list. Probably had just assumed the thing would go for more than what it was worth to me. Once I hurriedly put my bid in, I started looking at the Valerian, thinking, "this guy sure looks soapy" (or some refer to it as mushy). Quickly my eyes dart down to the description to see, "LOTTI - Falsi (da studio, moderni, ecc.) Napoli nomos e Valeriano I antoniniano MB÷BB". Now, I don't speak Italian. But I realized pretty quickly that I had made a bonehead mistake, fortunately an inexpensive boneheaded mistake, and bid on and won 2 modern forgeries for 3 euros. It's a trend that I have been seeing in auctions lately. I really wish they wouldn't peddle these things at all. I would rather have a space in my collection than to fill a spot with these. Off to, what someone around here refers to as their "Black Cabinet", or my page of shame/phonies (fortunately it isn't a full page). Since I already had won several excellent (to me) coins I didn't feel so bad, but thought I would share so my CT pals could learn from my mistakes. Takeaways and things I already knew but ignored: 1-Don't bid on anything you haven't scouted ahead of time B-If it seems to good to be true, it IS! 3-Don't be a rube And D-Here are what a couple of fakes look like. The Valerian is just so obvious, I really am embarrassed to share this here, but if it will help teach then I'll show the . So please, post any hard earned lessons, fakes, forgeries or anything that you may want to commiserate about!