Tiffany
Fakes
TIFFANY FAKES

 

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SELLER'S NAMES IN RED ITALICS ARE REPEAT OFFENDERS

"SIGNED TIFFANY AND GENUINE TIFFANY ARE NOT THE SAME THING"

"We are not the owners or experts on the items we sell; we
merely sell these items on behalf of the owner.
"
(From seller DAVID-555 who just listed an ash receiver that is only partially Tiffany Studios)
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2ALSATIANS

2ALSATIANS

GUARANTEE
Seller on the left guarantees both pieces to be genuine. Wonder how that works and what is that worth?


MUSICMANIFESTED

ANTIQUESTOYSCOLLECTIBLES

THE MADOFF OF EBAY & THE GOOSE GIRL PLATE
On the right is an old fake that has been profiled on Ebay several times and it is being offered by a seller who has listed other fakes before - DSKI.22461. These plates are made in Taiwan and sold by AA Importing in St Louis and at last check you could purchase one of them for $20.00 or two for $30.00. The hands and face are made of incolay which is Taiwanese for plastic but the seller tells you it is ivory. The big surprise is that the seller is asking $1800.00 for one. Hurry before they are all gone.
Shipping is free.
LISTING CHANGED FROM $1800 TO $99 AND IVORY GONE
JUNK AND GARBAGE
From seller REALITY-101 (is that a joke?) comes the 5 fakes listed below. All are ugly.

All 5 pieces were removed within 2 days of the listing.

HOW DID THAT HAPPEN?
The vase (?) on the left is listed again by seller JACKMSELL for the second time -see above - and it is a perfect example how you can take a $85.00 vase and list it for sale for $1750.00. On the right is a photo of the base showing the fake and fraudulent clockwise signature and the broken or unpolished pontil. The seller does not claim it to be Tiffany but instead, he says it is "signed Tiffany".

OUR VERY FIRST RECOMMENDATION - RLALIQUE.COM
Since opening this site several years ago we have never recommended a seller, dealer, auction house, appraiser or anyone else who is involved in the related business of selling Tiffany or items similar to Tiffany. We received an e mail from one of our supporters who attached a link that they thought would be of interest to us. It details the sale of a fake and fraudulently signed piece of Lalique and the connection is that this same seller has also been highlighted on our site. That is the main reason that we place the names of sellers of fake Tiffany in both our alphabetical list - SELLERS TO WATCH - and on the many pages which show the item and the sellers name underneath. It is our belief that many of the sellers of fake Tiffany have not a clue other than "if it is signed Tiffany, it must be real Tiffany". On the other hand, we see plenty of repeat seller of fake Tiffany and they know exactly what they are selling. We recommend RLALIQUE.COM if you have any questions about Lalique glass. They offer a free authentication service and they also show fakes currently listed on Ebay. See the page RLaliquePolice or just spend some time looking over their site.
For more information, copy and paste: http://rlalique.com/blog/?p=245


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DAMAGED OR REPAIRED TIFFANY
We have received several e mail about a vase offered by seller MAART55 which has been damaged and repaired, although very crudely. Glass damage cannot be made whole again but it can be ground down to remove or minimize some damage. Small chips, called flea bites, are often acceptable but large damage is never acceptable to collectors and the idea that you can turn it around in your cabinet so the damage cannot be seen is not a valid reason to purchase damaged Tiffany. This seller has sold a lot of Galle, Daum Nancy, Moser and Baccarat at prices only a novice collector would jump on because they appear too good to be true. If you are looking at a damaged piece of Tiffany glass and are wondering if it is genuine Tiffany, do not look here.
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IF AT FIRST YOU DO NOT SUCCEED, LIE LIE AGAIN

The fake and fraudulent signed vase has been relisted again for the 3rd or
4th time and the price has gone from a high of $3500 to the current listing
of $1300. The seller claims to be a "professional appraiser" (of what?)
and is a member of UACC, IADA, APIC, DGA and also a member of the Manuscript Society but he clearly states that he is "not an expert in art glass". There is no indication as to who those groups of which he claims membership
are. He points out the broken pontil - Tiffany liked the polished pontil - and
the photos show a clockwise signature while Tiffany liked a counter
clockwise signature. He also lists the maker as Tiffany & Company. On the positive side, the vase comes from a smoke free environment.



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FAKE TIFFANY AND FAKE LALIQUE
If you look above you will see where we recommended RLalique.Com as a site to visit when
you have questions regarding the validity of Lalique glass. This was a bold step for this site as we
have never endorsed anyone on our site. The point that needs to be made is that sellers of fake
Tiffany also sell other fakes as well. One noted Ebay seller - DOUNIAL - of Renaissance Antiques
is a seller to watch on our site and he recently made special notice on the RLalique.Com site.
To read the article, copy and paste the link at the bottom of this paragraph.
http://rlalique.com/blog/?p=245


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ALMOST-ANYTHING-NEW

GOTTA LOVE EBAY

A brand new seller to Ebay has listed the $10 Indian on the left for $700.00


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THE DOCTOR AND THE DEALER

The "iridescent blue scarab" pictured above left offered as provenance that it was purchased
"years ago at the New York Pier Show from a well known Tiffany dealer" and mentions the
"swirl on the bottom". Three days later after several revisions, a new listing appeared and this
time there is no mention of blue iridescent, where it came from or the swirl on the bottom but
there is a new revelation that states the seller is "a medical doctor in private practice and not a professional dealer". Seller offers Page 29 of Koch's book as proof but there is no scarab shown
in the book that matches his scarab. Seller offered to secure an evaluation from a well know and experienced Tiffany expert and promised we would receive a copy. We are holding our breath.

FLASH: Price started at $4000, has been reduced to $3000 then $2500 after less than 24 hours on Ebay.
Reduced yet again to $1800 and then to $1500. Now down to $1200 and we finally figured
out that the promised evaluation has most likely been delayed by the multitudes of Christmas mail.
Relisted again for $1000 this time and still no copy of the promised evaluation.
What's up with that Doc?
It's back again and now the price is $800 - from $4000 to $800 in 30 days.


BILLPEGG

THE FOO (FOOL) DOG IS EXPLAINED
On recent pages there are three (3) of these fakes shown from
three different sellers. The boat from China must have come in
and it has been good business for the sellers of these fakes. All appear to be selling with one last week for over $400 and the current listing already has a bid of $200. This is not just a copy
of something Tiffany did - it is a complete fabrication with a
fake and fraudulent signature on the base. A fantasy item.



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HE, SHE OR IT SAYS IT'S REAL
Lately we have see where sellers have offered the names of known and knowledgeable experts as proof that their Tiffany items are the real thing.
The vase on the left is a perfect example where the seller says a well known Tiffany expert says it is genuine. Above we saw the scarab offered by a
seller "who bought it at the Pier Show from a well know Tiffany dealer".
We asked for paperwork on the scarab and got none, we were told that it
was to be evaluated and we would see the results quickly. Still waiting.


MAKES SENSE TO US

"I purchased this at a local reputable auction house, they advertised
it as Tiffany and it came from an estate that collected Tiffany
and their competitors. I cannot personally guarantee authenticity
as I am not a Tiffany expert. I own one piece of Tiffany and
thought this was interesting enough to buy. Thanks for looking!"

 


SAMMYWOOF63


STONEYBOY6108

MORE JUNK FROM STONEYBOY6108
We mentioned before that our first recommendation
was to a similar site - RLALIQUE.COM. We said that
there are sellers who offer a fake and do not even know what they are doing and then there are sellers such as STONEYBOY6108 who make it a practice to offer all
kinds of fakes. This seller has been on the RLALIQUE site several times and has now decided to sell fake Tiffany. When you appear on both sites, you just do not care who you rob. Wonder what other fakes this seller has to offer.


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LOVENWIDE

MODIFIED OR ITEMS WITH MISSING PIECES WILL BE PLACED ON THIS
SITE UNLESS THERE IS FULL DISCLOSURE IN THE DESCRIPTION



MHEARN

GROSS DECEPTION
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The lamp on the left has a reproduction shade that has been placed on an altered ashtray base. The seller has carefully avoided showing where the base was drilled
for the cord, added a non-Tiffany cluster, non-Tiffany sockets, non-Tiffany shade ring and then wants to tell you
that it is Tiffany.


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RCFOR543


(SOLD FOR $1650)
RCFOR543
THE LETTER OPENER THAT NEVER WAS
Above is a "fanatasy" item and was most likely made by the same people who made all of those "fantasy" belt buckles in the late 1960s and early 1970s. This letter opener keeps showing up and has graced our pages at least 10 times. It is offered yet again and this time it is offered by RONBROWN who is proud to share his membership in the Certified Appraisers Guild of America - CAGA - with all of us. That alone should give you pause. Branch offices in Paris and London should be a clue.


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