Vinyl Cape Jawa...or is it?

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Vinyl Cape Jawa...or is it?

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Just before the old forum died I was asked to post some pics of my "possible" VC Jawa.

So here it is!

The cape has the scratchy "zippy" sound but the colour is a bit off to me, unless its the Australian variation, which would be nice.

It only cost me £12 so I dont mind either way, but would love a bargain!

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it certainly doesn't look like a chopped down ben coat. i haven't seen enough repro's to know how close they are these days, but i certainly wouldn't bet against yours being genuine.

perhaps consider sending it to AFA? it's only about $20 down the drain if they won't grade it, and at least you'll know.
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I bought it a fair few years ago back when repro capes were not so prevalent.

I would love it to be real.

Bargain of the century then surely? :lol:

It looks very similar to the one on the right which is the Toltoys one

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how about we all chip in to get it graded and share the profit. ;)

on a serious note, how much more is a genuine australian one worth? i don't remember ever seeing one for sale.
and there's that infamous ESB carded one that like yours nobody is willing to verify.
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Aaarrrggghhh I wish someone would be able to help me with it!
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The best way to know is to borrow a camera with a good macro lense and get a picture of the texture of the cape and post it.
This can only lead me down a dark path....... Again. Lol
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Afraid I dont know anyone with one of those!

My phone will go in pretty close though!

Will have a go over the weekend, its pain the get the cases down off the wall!

It does have a texture to it though, a "criss-cross" pattern, that you can feel and hear when rubbing your nail over the top of it!
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So I post some pics of the texture of the cape tomorrow will you guys be able to give me some kind of guess as to its authenticity?
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difficult to say, it might have all the characteristics of a real one, but the only way you'll know for sure is sending it in to AFA.
just bite the bullet if you are so desperate to know, it doesn't cost THAT much ;)
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but it does seem to take THAT long!
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very true! :lol:

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I am sure, i might be wrong of course, that you have to pay the AFA to get this authenticated so will cost more thas $20 to get graded.
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Post by craignwo4life »

It's fake.

The chances of you having come across a Toltoys one by accident are millions to one as they were only ever released in Australia and very few collectors have one, probably not even Sith Smith. :lol:

The last one I saw for sale on ebay was about a year ago which sold for around £180. I was tempted to buy it as I thought that was really cheap but I don't know enough about the variant to be certain it was 100% authentic. :cry:
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Hey Craig!

Slow down! Dont upset me! :cry:

Will try and post some pics over the weekend of the texture of the two sides of the cape!
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The markings on the leg are:

G.M.F. G.I. 1977 and then Hong Kong as the COO

Any idea what the GMF GI stands for?
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