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 Author: J_Keter View Messages Posted By J_Keter
 Posted: Feb 14, 2020 16:14
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In Help, Johan_NL writes:
  Hi everyone,

I recently bought a few items from a few lots, all from the one seller, all advertised
as "New". I checked the contents briefly on arrival and it appeared to be OK.
But I haven't had the time to work with the items until tonight. I bought
a lot of 1x1 tiles with groove (3070), but noticed the colour seemed off and
somewhat matt. And then I realised that almost half of these tiles are not real
Lego, but some other imitation.

What am I to do now? I've just sent the seller a message to inform him of
my predicament. I will now also check all the other items from that order. This
order was placed about 4 weeks ago.

Hi!
Do you have word "Lego"on the bottom of tiles? If yes - 99.9% that these are
real lego parts.
What color of the parts?
Some lego parts of the same color have different shades, for example dark red
or pearl gold.
 Author: Johan_NL View Messages Posted By Johan_NL
 Posted: Feb 14, 2020 16:28
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In Help, J_Keter writes:
  In Help, Johan_NL writes:
  Hi everyone,

I recently bought a few items from a few lots, all from the one seller, all advertised
as "New". I checked the contents briefly on arrival and it appeared to be OK.
But I haven't had the time to work with the items until tonight. I bought
a lot of 1x1 tiles with groove (3070), but noticed the colour seemed off and
somewhat matt. And then I realised that almost half of these tiles are not real
Lego, but some other imitation.

What am I to do now? I've just sent the seller a message to inform him of
my predicament. I will now also check all the other items from that order. This
order was placed about 4 weeks ago.

Hi!
Do you have word "Lego"on the bottom of tiles? If yes - 99.9% that these are
real lego parts.
What color of the parts?
Some lego parts of the same color have different shades, for example dark red
or pearl gold.

Hi J_Keter,

The other half do have Lego on the bottom, and appears to be legit. I have 72
pieces that doesn't say Lego, but are either with no wording, or say "Pat.
pend" on two line, supposedly for "patent pending". Sure real Lego won't
have nothing or those wording on them?
 Author: J_Keter View Messages Posted By J_Keter
 Posted: Feb 14, 2020 16:30
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In Help, Johan_NL writes:
  In Help, J_Keter writes:
  In Help, Johan_NL writes:
  Hi everyone,

I recently bought a few items from a few lots, all from the one seller, all advertised
as "New". I checked the contents briefly on arrival and it appeared to be OK.
But I haven't had the time to work with the items until tonight. I bought
a lot of 1x1 tiles with groove (3070), but noticed the colour seemed off and
somewhat matt. And then I realised that almost half of these tiles are not real
Lego, but some other imitation.

What am I to do now? I've just sent the seller a message to inform him of
my predicament. I will now also check all the other items from that order. This
order was placed about 4 weeks ago.

Hi!
Do you have word "Lego"on the bottom of tiles? If yes - 99.9% that these are
real lego parts.
What color of the parts?
Some lego parts of the same color have different shades, for example dark red
or pearl gold.

Hi J_Keter,

The other half do have Lego on the bottom, and appears to be legit. I have 72
pieces that doesn't say Lego, but are either with no wording, or say "Pat.
pend" on two line, supposedly for "patent pending". Sure real Lego won't
have nothing or those wording on them?

Can you attach photo?
 Author: Johan_NL View Messages Posted By Johan_NL
 Posted: Feb 14, 2020 16:44
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In Help, J_Keter writes:
  In Help, Johan_NL writes:
  In Help, J_Keter writes:
  In Help, Johan_NL writes:
  Hi everyone,

I recently bought a few items from a few lots, all from the one seller, all advertised
as "New". I checked the contents briefly on arrival and it appeared to be OK.
But I haven't had the time to work with the items until tonight. I bought
a lot of 1x1 tiles with groove (3070), but noticed the colour seemed off and
somewhat matt. And then I realised that almost half of these tiles are not real
Lego, but some other imitation.

What am I to do now? I've just sent the seller a message to inform him of
my predicament. I will now also check all the other items from that order. This
order was placed about 4 weeks ago.

Hi!
Do you have word "Lego"on the bottom of tiles? If yes - 99.9% that these are
real lego parts.
What color of the parts?
Some lego parts of the same color have different shades, for example dark red
or pearl gold.

Hi J_Keter,

The other half do have Lego on the bottom, and appears to be legit. I have 72
pieces that doesn't say Lego, but are either with no wording, or say "Pat.
pend" on two line, supposedly for "patent pending". Sure real Lego won't
have nothing or those wording on them?

Can you attach photo?

Hard to focus with my phone camera. This is the back of the typical 1x1 black
tile I'm not sure is real Lego.
 
 Author: SezaR View Messages Posted By SezaR
 Posted: Feb 14, 2020 16:56
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In Help, Johan_NL writes:
  In Help, J_Keter writes:
  In Help, Johan_NL writes:
  In Help, J_Keter writes:
  In Help, Johan_NL writes:
  Hi everyone,

I recently bought a few items from a few lots, all from the one seller, all advertised
as "New". I checked the contents briefly on arrival and it appeared to be OK.
But I haven't had the time to work with the items until tonight. I bought
a lot of 1x1 tiles with groove (3070), but noticed the colour seemed off and
somewhat matt. And then I realised that almost half of these tiles are not real
Lego, but some other imitation.

What am I to do now? I've just sent the seller a message to inform him of
my predicament. I will now also check all the other items from that order. This
order was placed about 4 weeks ago.

Hi!
Do you have word "Lego"on the bottom of tiles? If yes - 99.9% that these are
real lego parts.
What color of the parts?
Some lego parts of the same color have different shades, for example dark red
or pearl gold.

Hi J_Keter,

The other half do have Lego on the bottom, and appears to be legit. I have 72
pieces that doesn't say Lego, but are either with no wording, or say "Pat.
pend" on two line, supposedly for "patent pending". Sure real Lego won't
have nothing or those wording on them?

Can you attach photo?

Hard to focus with my phone camera. This is the back of the typical 1x1 black
tile I'm not sure is real Lego.

They are origianl Lego from before 1975-6 (but most likely not new. It it hard
to find them in new condition)

https://www.bricklink.com/storeSplashText.asp?uID=306672&pageID=11609

https://bricks.stackexchange.com/questions/9029/why-are-pat-pending-bricks-rarer-and-treasured-more-than-patented-bricks/9031#9031
 Author: Johan_NL View Messages Posted By Johan_NL
 Posted: Feb 14, 2020 17:03
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In Help, SezaR writes:
  In Help, Johan_NL writes:
  In Help, J_Keter writes:
  In Help, Johan_NL writes:
  In Help, J_Keter writes:
  In Help, Johan_NL writes:
  Hi everyone,

I recently bought a few items from a few lots, all from the one seller, all advertised
as "New". I checked the contents briefly on arrival and it appeared to be OK.
But I haven't had the time to work with the items until tonight. I bought
a lot of 1x1 tiles with groove (3070), but noticed the colour seemed off and
somewhat matt. And then I realised that almost half of these tiles are not real
Lego, but some other imitation.

What am I to do now? I've just sent the seller a message to inform him of
my predicament. I will now also check all the other items from that order. This
order was placed about 4 weeks ago.

Hi!
Do you have word "Lego"on the bottom of tiles? If yes - 99.9% that these are
real lego parts.
What color of the parts?
Some lego parts of the same color have different shades, for example dark red
or pearl gold.

Hi J_Keter,

The other half do have Lego on the bottom, and appears to be legit. I have 72
pieces that doesn't say Lego, but are either with no wording, or say "Pat.
pend" on two line, supposedly for "patent pending". Sure real Lego won't
have nothing or those wording on them?

Can you attach photo?

Hard to focus with my phone camera. This is the back of the typical 1x1 black
tile I'm not sure is real Lego.

They are origianl Lego from before 1975-6 (but most likely not new. It it hard
to find them in new condition)

https://www.bricklink.com/storeSplashText.asp?uID=306672&pageID=11609

https://bricks.stackexchange.com/questions/9029/why-are-pat-pending-bricks-rarer-and-treasured-more-than-patented-bricks/9031#9031

Thank you so much for your replies. I've learned something today! Much relieved.
 Author: SylvainLS View Messages Posted By SylvainLS
 Posted: Feb 14, 2020 16:42
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In Help, Johan_NL writes:
  […]
The other half do have Lego on the bottom, and appears to be legit. I have 72
pieces that doesn't say Lego, but are either with no wording, or say "Pat.
pend" on two line, supposedly for "patent pending". Sure real Lego won't
have nothing or those wording on them?

Older LEGO parts don’t have a copyright symbol ©, don’t have the design ID (3070),
and sometimes have “pat. pend.” or a blur (when “pat. pend.” has been scratched
in the mould).

Also, newer and older colours don’t always match. Which is not surprising, as
already said, there’s even mismatches in new parts, often in the same set, and
TLG changed their colours and their plastics and their processes in their long
history.
 Author: Johan_NL View Messages Posted By Johan_NL
 Posted: Feb 14, 2020 16:47
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In Help, SylvainLS writes:
  In Help, Johan_NL writes:
  […]
The other half do have Lego on the bottom, and appears to be legit. I have 72
pieces that doesn't say Lego, but are either with no wording, or say "Pat.
pend" on two line, supposedly for "patent pending". Sure real Lego won't
have nothing or those wording on them?

Older LEGO parts don’t have a copyright symbol ©, don’t have the design ID (3070),
and sometimes have “pat. pend.” or a blur (when “pat. pend.” has been scratched
in the mould).

Also, newer and older colours don’t always match. Which is not surprising, as
already said, there’s even mismatches in new parts, often in the same set, and
TLG changed their colours and their plastics and their processes in their long
history.

Ok, that would be good news. I've just replied on another reply with a photo
(don't want to spam with another photo).