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Offline Scott

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Naval Board
« on: October 02, 2005, 09:10:29 PM »
Any opinions on this?


Offline Vladik

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Re: Naval Board
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2005, 08:31:54 AM »
We should obviously wait for Patrokl, but the stitching is original and the silver cypher has the metal circles incorporated in it, as Patrokl had mentioned, so I believe it's original, can you also post the back, and to Patrokl, or Scott what's the ID on it, thanks in advance guys.

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Re: Naval Board
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2006, 09:52:59 AM »
It is questionable. The shoulder board is very well done. However, actual physical inspection of the piece is required. Reason being is that the shoulder board looks to be an authentic Generals pagoni. It has wear to the gilting. However, the fake artist will cut the stiching peeling back the braid, sew in the extreamely rare cyphers, and re-stitch the braid back to the board using the original holes. A couple of questions come to mind. The cyphers do not share the same tarnish and wear as the base braid. The cyphers would be the first to show wear as they are more exposed being raised from the base material. Second, this board is for a full Admiral, Aide-de-Camp in the Imperial Suite of Alexander II. Imperial Suite shoulder boards were distinguised with the addition of an outer white piping which is lacking on this piece. This board is very well done and futher physical observation is needed to determine if it is genuine. Also, check the mil thickness of the bobin thread used going back through the holes of the base bullion braid. If it is thick like todays current sewing thread, then it is questionable.