RMS Carpathia Tea Set


I have reported it but they don't appear to have done anything. Interestingly there are 2 other Ebay profiles in the same town as him also selling these fakes....
 
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Ebay is funny like that. I had a genuine, embossed, white star line fruit bowl made by the Goldsmiths and Silversmiths company and e-bay pulled it. They wanted it listed in the furniture category. The silver plated fruit bowl was genuine and had bids on it when it was taken down. I ended up selling it off of e-bay to a dealer who confirmed it was indeed genuine. I was on the phone for about an hour with the folks at e-bay and they wouldn't budge on the listing as their "experts had decided".
 
Ebay is funny like that. I had a genuine, embossed, white star line fruit bowl made by the Goldsmiths and Silversmiths company and e-bay pulled it. They wanted it listed in the furniture category. The silver plated fruit bowl was genuine and had bids on it when it was taken down. I ended up selling it off of e-bay to a dealer who confirmed it was indeed genuine. I was on the phone for about an hour with the folks at e-bay and they wouldn't budge on the listing as their "experts had decided".
Oh dear....words really do fail me about this listing. And it's had a bid! :eek:

White Star Line RMS CARPATHIA Silver plated tea set titanic interest | eBay
I posted a listing on another forum about this and you can CLEARLY see how old these items are !! i am happy to have purchased two of them and having received both items the age is something that can’t be denied!! They are genuine memorabilia, exactly as listed!! The guy even refunded me £2.30 postage and has great feedback!! Enough said!! I started collecting in the 1970s. I started with an ebony carved piece from the Olympic. Still got it !!! Been offered £150 but will never sell
 
I posted a listing on another forum about this and you can CLEARLY see how old these items are !! i am happy to have purchased two of them and having received both items the age is something that can’t be denied!! They are genuine memorabilia, exactly as listed!!

They might be old but they are neither White Star Line nor from Olympic or Carpathia (which belonged to the Cunard Line). The seller is a swindler, quite simple. Putting a WSL Flag on every silverware and then try to sell them as such.
 
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Rob Lawes

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Having a closer look at some of the items previously on offer, I've looked up a couple of the manufacturers marks and date stamps.

Quite why White Star felt the need to commission the purchase of silver plated items for the Olympic in 1916 when she was serving as a troop ship and had been stripped of all of her peace time fittings is anyone's guess??

Here's a handy guide for those who wish to purchase the real items:

White Star Line silver plate, a brief buying guide. Advice for collectors old & new.
 
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They might be old but they are neither White Star Line nor from Olympic or Carpathia (which belonged to the Cunard Line). The seller is a swindler, quite simple. Putting a WSL Flag on every silverware and then try to sell them as such.
You must realise what you are saying !!! Which clearly you don’t !! The seller could be ANYONE !!! How can you call them a swindler ?? Especially when the items are clearly VERY VERY OLD!!! Are you implying the person is like a hundred years old or something?? True age is clear on an item and cannot be faked !! I’m perfectly happy with my purchases as are eBay and everyone else that’s bought them. Just read the feedback !! Souvenirs have been around for centuries. Money was scarce in war time aswel !! Have you seen some of the memorabilia from WSL. There’s loads on eBay !! Are you saying it’s all fake ?? All due respects to your opinions but there a bit strong
 
You must realise what you are saying !!! Which clearly you don’t !! The seller could be ANYONE !!! How can you call them a swindler ?? Especially when the items are clearly VERY VERY OLD!!! Are you implying the person is like a hundred years old or something?? True age is clear on an item and cannot be faked !! I’m perfectly happy with my purchases as are eBay and everyone else that’s bought them. Just read the feedback !! Souvenirs have been around for centuries. Money was scarce in war time aswel !! Have you seen some of the memorabilia from WSL. There’s loads on eBay !! Are you saying it’s all fake ?? All due respects to your opinions but there a bit strong

They are fakes because they are NOT original White Star Line silverware. What is the problem to understand that? The seller add the WSL flag on everything selling them as WSL silverware from Olympic and Carpathia (which even did not belonged to the White Star Line it was a Cunard Liner!). So what do you call that?! The seller is a liar and swindler quite simple. If you can not separate original WSL silverware from the "faked" ones, your problem. But don't start to discuss such matters with WSL collectors and people who know the difference.
And as I stated above, the silverware might be really old but it is not from the White Star Line.
 
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To support Ioannis, none of the items listed on e-bay by the seller in question are listed as souvenirs or memorabilia. They are all listed as White Star Line RMS Olympic. This implies they are genuine, Olympic used items.

As has been posted and shown in the collectors article, none of those items conform to the format used by White Star or the items manufacturer.

Finally, as has already been said, even my 7 year old son knows that RMS Carpathia was a Cunard liner. To think someone paid £111 for that is shocking.

A quick search on e-bay shows you can purchase tea sets of the same vintage and better quality (without the added White Star name of course) on a buy it now for less than half that.
 
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It makes me so angry that this tat is still be peddled as genuine. All these fraudsters are doing are buying tatty bits of silver pieces from thrift stores or car boots and then faking the White Star flag. Yes the actually items maybe (loosly) of the period but that's where any authenticity ends. I suppose all we can do is highlight these fakes and then leave it up to people to bid as they see fit. The old saying " A fool and their money are easily parted" comes to mind
 
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This is utterly ridiculous !! Firstly it is listed as memorabilia!! It doesn’t even have to be made for a white star line ship which it could have been anyway . None of us were around back then to say . Thing is people on here are accusing the seller of faking it himself/herself !! How the hell do you know that ?? Your not stating facts just opinions!! That’s shocking !! The engraving has NATURAL age!! I have bought 2 pieces!! If he did it himself it must have been way back in the last century!! You people are making accusations that are UTTERLY ridiculous.
1) listing says memorabilia!!!
2) age is clear as Crystal !!!
3) how much stuff is out there that’s not made specifically for white star line ??? Answer.. LOADS!!!
4) we don’t even really know that it wast made specifically for white star line!! I saw pieces like this BACK IN THE 1970s!!! So that definitely shows that it’s not the fakes you say!!
Problem is you lot don’t really know anything other than what you see on eBay ! It’s not on eBay so it doesn’t exist right ?? WRONG!!
They found songs by Elvis Presley after he died for God’s sake !!! Get real you lot
Anyone with any sense would not make these accusations!! And I’ve already sold one of my pieces for more than I paid to a collector from SA
 
I meant to put google ! Also I must add that I did take both my pieces to auction. After I saw your posts and they were verified as genuine then so that’s good enough for me !! That’s just their opinion but it’s a fairly educated one
 
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