There has been a large number of UVF armbands (mostly Belfast) appearing on ebay over the past six months. All appear to be mint, unissued and "recently discovered". Any collector of Irish historical related items who either owns ORIGINAL UVF armbands or has seen them at local fairs knows only too well that these are being currently being made in India using webbing produced on machinery that made British army webbing during the Great War of 1914 -18.
It is sad when you see some young collector being tricked into believing such items are original. Believe me, there are no silent hords of such items being recently discovered. If you require such items, buy only from a respected collector or dealer.
Interesting that the odd dealer in these "fake" armbands contacts me asking me to delete this review ! you can make your own mind up as to why ;-)
THOSE SELLING COPIES, SHOULD SAY THEY ARE COPIES.
UVF ARMBAND BELFAST
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20 May 2010
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