Searching for Collectibles
This new frame intended to hold a pair of mirrors is very similar to an antique opticians trade sign. The new frame is about 42 inches left to right. It is finished in a brass tone similar, at least in a photograph, to the appearance of antique metal. If seen online or reading a description alone, the piece might be mistaken for old.
Heres an unusual combination on a cardboard fan: Old Sleepy Eye on the front, Buster Brown and Old Sleepy Eye on the reverse. Of course, no old counterpart to this piece exists; it is a fantasy item created by the marketing department of a reproduction wholesaler.
New Coon Chicken Inn decorations are being applied to restaurant china with confusing back stamps. In some cases, the new decorations have been applied to genuinely old objects.
The Pattern 1935 German Army Dress Dagger is one of a series of German daggers from the World War II era. It was adopted May 1935 and ceased production May 1943. By war's end in 1945, these daggers were already being reproduced to sell to souvenir-hunting GI's.
Buyers of high performance cars made during the 1960s, 70 be warned. Hundreds of victims are discovering they have been victims of elaborate scams.
Plastic kitchen figures originally used by Aunt Jemima pancake mix as sales premiums have been reproduced in ceramic forms. The original plastic syrup was introduced in 1949; the other original pieces followed in the early 1950s. Originals were made throughout the 1950s until the early to mid-1960s.
New wood propellers resembling pre-1940 originals have been in the market for some time. Until now, all the new pieces have been made from a single piece of solid wood. Original wood propellers were almost always laminated from many pieces and layers of wood, not one single solid piece.
Yes...glub, glub, glub....theyre back. The plastic frogmen and submarine included as premiums in 1950s cereal boxes are being reproduced.
A new line of comic character toy flashlights imitates a highly collectible series of vintage originals. The new lights wholesale for less than one dollar each. Vintage lights with original boxes can sell for $250-$350.