Fakes, reproductions, replicas,
an investigative report, by Harry Ridgeway 


Fakes, reproductions, replicas,
"Identified" relics

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Relics theoretically identified to a particular soldier are included in this section


F1166   Civil War ID Badge 

"Up for auction is a very nice CS Civil War Id Badge. On the front of the tag reads CS J. Miller 27th Ala. See pictures. I am putting no reserve on it, so good luck in bidding. Please see my other auctions.This would be a great peice for your collection. Please email any questions to me b-4 bidding."

Source: ebay auction by budand3 8/6/06 "1862 CS Civil War Id Tag J. Miller 27TH ALA Item number: 220012315096"

Editor note:  Calling this piece of junk a "fake" would potentially confer too much status. 


F1209      Another ID fantasy
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"AUCTION IS FOR A SILVER CIVIL WAR CONFEDERATE CSA IDENTIFIED DOG TAG. THIS IS A SUPER NICE RARE OLD PIECE. IT HAS A HOLE IN IT TO WEAR AROUND THE NECK AS THE SOLDIER MORE THAN LIKLEY DID. IT IS A 1861 WALKING LIBERTY HALF.....IDENTIFIED TO A LT. WILLIAM M. FORREST. PLEASE EMAIL WITH ANY AND ALL QUESTIONS BEFORE BIDDING, ALL SALES ARE FINAL, US SHIPPING WILL BE $3.00"

Source: ebay auction by "vintage_comics_and_collectibles" 10/20/06 "SILVER CIVIL WAR CONFEDERATE CSA IDENTIFIED DOG TAG WALKING LIBERTY HALF..... LT. WILLIAM M. FORREST Item number: 250038772507"

Editor note:  This seller sells on ebay auction under "Private Auction".  It is highly doubtful this piece can be shown to be authentic.


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