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19" Crappie Replicas on EBAY??

Discussion in 'Fish Taxidermy' started by slabbandit, Mar 12, 2017.

  1. slabbandit

    slabbandit Active Member

    Was wondering whose replicas the guy on Ebay is using. He says they are 19" and represent a 4lb 12oz crappie. I'm interested in trying one and was wondering if anyone recognizes whose replica it is.
     
  2. Kerby Ross

    Kerby Ross KSU - Class of '83; U.S. Army - Infantry (83-92)

    Does he ............

    Do you have a link? Did he have a picture?

    :)

    Kerby...
     

  3. Perca

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    http://www.ebay.com/itm/TAXIDERMY-FISH-HUGE-BLACK-CRAPPIE-19-/232196933197?hash=item361004064d:g:eek:PcAAOSw2xRYb7nf
     
  4. jim tucker

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    Archie Phillips.
     
  5. den007

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    Not sure about Archioe........most of his big ones are left facing, and surely done't have clear fins.
     
  6. jim tucker

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    Actually Archie has had clear fins since at least 2007 with "finished" seams and mouths. You may be right about it not being his but whoever molded it studied with him
     
  7. den007

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    I have seen some of Archie's signature series, and did notice the 19 inch fish in the lineup. Since they do not show it, hard to tell. I do agree the "style" is the same. Even if it did not come with clear fins, looks like the ones used could have been retro-fitted.I am curious as to how many folks successfully buy inexpensive replicas, or mold some of their own, and make a decent buck on eBay. Something to think about!
     
  8. 1fish2fish

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    Not an AP signature series
     
  9. jim tucker

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    Thing throwing me is those pieces and vents look just like his.
     
  10. 1fish2fish

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    Not saying it's not an AP, likely is. But it isn't his signature series. They distinguish themselves if you've seen one. You needn't look beyond the primary fins to tell, they look tooled. Here's the flyer:

    http://img.archiephillips.com/data/Signature2013.pdf
     
  11. 1fish2fish

    1fish2fish Well-Known Member

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    You're funny 2...
     
  12. Jimmy Lawrence

    Jimmy Lawrence Well-Known Member

    Lmao! That's hilarious. That bass on your link is an old Archie for sure. It was the first thing I did in taxidermy school in 2005. Smh....
     
  13. Perca

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  14. Steven Klee

    Steven Klee Steven Klee Studios

    Pretty sure the 17" crappie at the bottom is from starfish. At least the head sure looks like every one I've ever seen from there. I've restored a few for customers in the past.
     
  15. jim tucker

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    Yep and several of those bluegill are AP. I have one of them hanging in my showroom.
     
  16. Jimmy Lawrence

    Jimmy Lawrence Well-Known Member

    Dude.... I honestly don't know why you're lying. But whatever gets you through the day.
     
  17. EA

    EA Well-Known Member

    Sweet!
    What's mine say?
     
  18. Ron Kelly

    Ron Kelly Active Member

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    You may have molded them, but, if you are saying that all those are from your molds then you copied them illegally. Just saying.
     
  19. Timjo

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    Hmm, something fishy here and still on post # 2
     
  20. Ron Kelly

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    Nope, don't need to copy anything. Have tons of my own. GOOD ones. I did say IF and I apologize for ruffling your feathers. That big fish sold by AP is copied though. Off of one of mine , by the way, years ago. As well as many others.