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Political Campaign Buttons

Most of the mass produced reproduction buttons in the market today were originally used in advertising campaigns not political campaigns.The nostalgic appeal of political buttons prompted AMOCO gasoline,Borax cleaning powder, Kleenex and other companies to promote reproduction buttons in national salespromotions like the two shown above.

Aladdin Lamp Shades and Accessories

Most people associate the name Aladdin with only glass lamps. This may explain why many of us know of reproduction Aladdin lamps but may not know about reproduction Aladdin accessories. This article will discuss some of the less well known Aladdin reproductions including advertising pieces and glass and paper shades.

German Army Dress Daggers

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.

New Frame Resembles Trade Sign

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.

Old Sleepy Eye Flour, Buster Brown Advertising Fan

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.

Coon Chicken Inn Items

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.

Muscle Cars of 1960s and 70s Have Been Faked

Buyers of high performance cars made during the 1960s, 70 be warned. Hundreds of victims are discovering they have been victims of elaborate scams.

Black Figure Kitchen Items Reproduced

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.