Fooled by a Fake?
Have you ever been fooled into purchasing a reproduction antique or collectible? Tell others about your experience here.
How Can I Tell if an Object is a Reproduction?
Distinguishing antiques from reproductions takes practice, but you can learn to tell genuine antiques from newer reproductions with patience and study.
Roseville Pottery Reproductions - Identifying Roseville Repros
Roseville Pottery reproductions are fairly commonplace nowadays, but it's easy for the new antiques dealer or novice collector to be fooled by them. Learn to identify Roseville reproductions comparing old and new pieces.
Testing Antiques with a Black Light
Testing antiques and collectibles with a black light can help with dating and authenticating, two problem areas for beginning antiquers.
Websites Selling Antique Reproductions
There are many new items being being produced and sold as reproductions. But what happens when those items end up in a flea market being resold as antiques?
Examples of fake and altered lamps bearing the Aladdin name.
American Art Pottery Fakes
From the American Art Pottery Association, a page filled with links to fakes and forgery examples from Rookwood, Weller and other popular potters.
Carnival Glass Fakes
A pictoral guide to carnival glass patterns and pieces that have been reproduced or faked.
Country House Antique Reproductions
Shopping through reproductions catalogs can be useful in learning more about what's hitting the market and how to identify them. Take a look at this catalog for lots of reproduction holiday collectibles and other Americana.
Detecting Faberge Fakes
Faberge pieces are rare finds, and also expensive. Don't make a costly mistake buying a fake piece represented as the real deal.
A good selection of Eisenberg vintage costume jewelry reproduction examples, along with a few copies designed to resemble pieces from other manufacturers. Some are shown side by side to illustrate old from new.
George Ohr Pottery
A good pictoral reference for learning to recognize pottery fakes purportedly made by George Ohr.
Historic Photos: Real vs. Fake
Learning to distinguish real historic photos from fakes meant to deceive can keep you from making costly buying mistakes. Learn what to look for with this "Antiques Roadshow" article.
Jadite Reproduction Alert
A useful listing showing photographs of known reproduction jadite glass pieces.
Nippon Collectors' - Reproduction Alert!
An illustrated guide to items being reproduced with an authentic Nippon mark.
Real or Repro?
From RubyLane.com, this site lists an array of reproduction antiques and collectibles to aid identifying fakes.
Roseville Genuine and Fake Marks
A great reference that shows both genuine and known fake Roseville marks for comparison.
R.S. Prussia Fakes and Reproductions
Examples of R.S. Prussia reproductions along with some thoughts on the subject.
A page detailing just a few of the many blue and white stoneware reproductions currently on the market.
Vaseline Glass Reproductions
Information on identifying vaseline glass and vaseline glass reproductions.