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Antique trader guide to fakes & reproductions
Chervenka, Mark.
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Publication Information:
Iola, WI : Antique Trader Books, [2001]

Physical Description:
304 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Glass -- China & porcelain -- Scientific instruments -- Art pottery -- Black memorabilia -- Bronze -- Furniture -- Digital fakes -- Lamps and lighting -- Napkin rings -- Silver -- Toys.
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Hamburg Library N8790 .C5 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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With the popularity of antiques and collectibles has come an inevitable flood of fakes. "Antique Trader Guide to Fakes and Reproductions" is a comprehensive guide to the most dangerous frauds in the collecting market today, and it offers a proven identification system along with a detailed explanation of how to tell the authentic from the fake. Illustrations.

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Library Journal Review

As fake antiques become increasingly prevalent and sophisticated, it is important to know how to separate the authentic pieces from the reproductions. This guide provides side-by-side pictorial comparisons as well as sound advice on how to identify fakes. The publisher of Antique & Collectors Reproduction News here covers the most commonly reproduced items, devoting entire chapters to such topics as pottery, dishes, toys, African American memorabilia, and silver. Wondering if you have a real Roseville vase? The author describes how to check the mark on the bottom and notes that if the inside of the vase is not completely glazed, it's not the real thing. You can also use a black light to see if an image is a digitized fake (new paper fluoresces). The array of examples is impressive, but the author reminds readers that it is impossible to document every possible fake. Other guides to fakes have been published, such as The Complete Guide to Fakes and Forgeries (1988), but these guides are old and the techniques of forgers have become more sophisticated. This new volume is highly recommended for public libraries with a patron interest in antiques and collectibles. Jennifer Mayer, Univ. of Wyoming Libs., Laramie (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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