Tiffany
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TIFFANY FAKES

 

PAGE 22
(August 4, 2013)

 


KAMILAISRAEL

JSCLIMBERS910

WHARTL2012

COLLECTIBLE2011

MACJOHN87

BALCONYARTANDANTIQUES

JMACFRY


HI*STYLE

HENN54

1MYWAY2
THE GOOSE GIRL PLATE MAKES ANOTHER APPEARANCE
We have profiled this piece of junk for about 7 years and it just seems to never go away. Above we laughed when AMBIANCEARTS11 in California offered it for $4800 - they are available for $20 each or 2 for $30 from AA Importing in St Louis. Now it is offered by 1MYWAY2 from New York at the greatly reduced price of $3800 - that's 126 of them from AA - and it is described as "early 1900s, hard to find, NYC estate, great investment" and we just wonder what the rest of the estate has to offer. Seller is a repeat offender which figures. Only on Ebay can this happen.

COWBOY659176RIZ
SIGNED TIFFANY DOES NOT MAKE THEM REAL TIFFANY
Cowboy from Arizona offers the lamps (?)/candlesticks (?) with a highly unusual, very rare and glued on Tiffany label and from his listing he states that he has "tenure" since 1989 with the Antique Appraisal Association of America. Impressed? Absolutely until we Google that name and cannot find them. We always buy our Tiffany lamps from 0 rated sellers and especially when you can buy a pair for $3000. Such a deal.
"Having been a certified appraiser since 1989 there is no way that I or anyone else can attest to the authenticity of a piece from a picture. I am not responsible for the opinion of ignorant people. I believe these pieces to be authentic. My tenure with the Antique Appraisal Association of America has an unblemished record."

ROBERTAMASON111

WHO ARE THESE BIDDERS?
And where are their brains? There were 16 bids placed on this "maybe" genuine Tiffany lamp with Tiffany shade. None of the photos show anyone, no matter their Tiffany experience, enough to absolutely determine whether it is genuine or not. No problem sayeth the genii - all 10 of them who placed 16 bids on the lamp running the total up to $5600. Surprise of surprises, the lamp was withdrawn from Ebay and all those that bid and those who had the foresight to ask for more and or better photos, received an e mail saying that the seller had a change of plans and had to run off to Spain on "an urgent business matter". No problem says the seller. You can still buy it but you will have to complete the purchase "off" Ebay and to accomplish this, the seller was nice enough to supply his e mail address explaining how to bypass the Ebay system by using the words AT and DOT in place of the normal symbols. How sweet of them. Those of you who were around when the "Atlanta Three" played this game are aware from the above stories how that ended - the Richard B Russell Federal Building and Courthouse, Courtroom 1907 in Atlanta. There are a lot of similarities such as the use of a name followed by numbers and most importantly, a 0 rating on Ebay.

THE ATLANTA THREE
Although we have moved off of Page 21, we will continue to keep you informed of all
the happenings regarding The Atlanta Three as more news becomes available.


ALEXUSPAIGE84
THE INDIANS ARE STILL COMING
On the left is a familiar piece of junk that just keeps coming up for sale. It is shown on Page 1 and probably on 10 other pages throughout this site. There are 6 of them - the Taiwan Indians - so named for their home, made in the 1990s and all have fake and fraudulent Tiffany signatures. Offered for $150 on Ebay but offered for $750 at TROCADERO.com in Hot Springs, Arkansas where they have been selling antiques for 40 years. Sure they have.


PRINCESSTAM2012 or
PRINCESSCOCO2013

A GREAT AND GOOD DEAL
The Foo or Fool dog shown just above to the right is for sale from Hong Kong and seller PRINCESSTAM2012 states in the listing of an offer to refund 200 percent of your purchase price if not authentic. In addition to being a fake, it is a lousy fake as can be seen by clicking on the photo and it is easy to see that it has a complete and total lack of quality. This piece of junk is shown many time on this site and several times just on this page. Wonder if the seller would take $500 for it. Hurry.
Seller immediately changed her name from PRINCESSTAM2012 to a new name - PRINCESSCOCO2013.


SPOONERS

LITTLEMARZ

BARLEYNECKUSA

BARLEYNECKUSA

2012MONIA76

LITTLEMARZ - ABOVE - IS BACK WITH MORE OF HIS UGLY AND FAKE TIFFANY
PIECES - SEE PAGE 21
FOR MORE OF HIS OFFERINGS
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RUN, DON'T WALK WHEN YOU SEE THESE TYPES OF COMMENTS
:
"GOOD CONDITION CONSIDERING IT'S AGE, HAS ALL THE NORMAL MANUFACTURING FLAWS FOR THAT
GLASS MAKING ERA, SUCH AS BUBBLES. HAS A REPAIR ON NECK VISIABLE INSIDE & OUTSIDE"
.
Seller:
CHERMAY777
OR
“There is a popped bubble at the base of the vase. Otherwise, no defects and no damage” and later
when relisted, "two 2" long internal cracks inside the glass of the vase".
Seller: AUCTIONS.BOTH.WAYS
OR
"There are couple of very tiny air bubbles, and a small air pocket following a stress ripple
(NOT a crack!), caused during firing process and sub sequential cooling procedure"
Seller: KWANIK1

BE VERY CAREFUL WHAT YOU PAY FOR DAMAGED TIFFANY


IRENE7908

NEIBAUM

71JEEPSTER

ARTUROOUI

MATITIAHU-2009
AUCTIONS.BOTH.WAYS
A vase placed on the site by seller AUCTION.BOTH.WAYS has been removed based on
additional opinions and we sincerely apologize for any inconvenience to the seller.


RIGHTON

DARLA78NY

CJMODZEL2012

DARLA78NY

KHLAUCTIONS

MLRA412

ACCURATE-SALES

LUPPINOANTIQUES

CLARK5142

HOMERJAYT

From HOMERJAYT (above far right): "some bubbles occurred during the crafting of it". Original listing
was closed and this fake was relisted with the following change:
"When Tiffany was first making glass vases...
he was experimenting with his leftover pieces of the lamp and window glass, (x marked pieces), he was throwing different batches of glass together to see what would happen. This sometimes resulted in the unintended
bubbles
in the glass which this vase exhibits."
We have italized in bold the important parts of the revised
listing.
The price was reduced by $150 when relisted.
Yes indeed, they are out there and selling on Ebay.



HVP1966

OUTERFINEART
The window shown on the left is listed on Ebay for $188,000 and shown in the listing is the following: "Provenance: This Window came out of a church in Florida. Has been restored by Jack Cushen to be in very good condition." That's all folks.

1KUL57

JAMIEGIRL1959
NAMES IN RED ITALICS ARE REPEAT SELLERS OF FAKE TIFFANY

ZOOSER2

TONYV1896

OLDIESANNEX

LOLLIGURL

WHEELBOY02

"FROM A REPUTABLE AUCTION HOUSE"
If that statement is part of your listing, it is not provenance and is nothing more that an failed attempt to validate your fake piece of Tiffany. If in fact it is a reputable auction house, you should not be ashamed to mention the name of the auction house. Many of these "reputable auction houses" are from the school of "if it is signed Tiffany, it must be Tiffany". There are many reputable auction houses and they most often have a name.


CALIFORNIA-REVIVAL

OUTERFINEART

THECHURCHGUY

KSPORTS

DRUMTAP

DISCOUNTIQUES

TOMSUEJ

BYOR


CNGOOS

JULIETJONESVINTAGE

FROM SELLER MGB327
"There is a small interior "bubble" near the opening, it was made with this "flaw".


ANNEB7707
TESTING THE WATERS?
On the left is Ebay listing 221311911773 offered by seller ANNEB7707. Look at the listing carefully and most collectors and sellers (especially one with a rating of over 7200) would know that the piece offered looks a lot like Tiffany's Venetian 1684 ashtray. Not signed and not numbered and obvious to us, it has not enticed any bids with 24 hours to go. Why you ask? It is described as "art deco", "Zodiac", "tray", "trinket dish", "paperclip desk box" and finally as "Tiffany style". The seller called it everything but a Venetian ashtray. Why you ask? Beats us but we are reminded of the story of a dealer who was asked to remove himself from the Atlanta City Show and then warned not to bring any Tiffany to the Miami Beach Show. We have heard that this dealer might have been involved in making Venetian copies and while we do not know if this is one, we warn you to be very cautious. Look carefully at the quality of the piece especially the workmanship of the detailing. The lack of any reference to it as a Venetian desk set piece makes one wonder. There are fake Venetian desk set pieces out there and this piece might just be one of them.

207JACEK

A TALE OF TWO SALES
On the left is an almost genuine Tiffany candelabra which sold 11-10-13 (1510839456110 to buyer 207JACEK. The actual sale price is unknown since it was listed for $4500 and sold at "best offer". What follows is the exact description from the listing: "Excellent condition, original patina on the base, all of the original glass was damaged, and all the glass on this piece is Not original, but has been professionally reblown and they did an Excellent job. The snuffer is a reproduction." It did languish on Ebay for a few weeks as it is difficult to sell something modified as this piece was. The exact same and identical candelabra was relisted (2513845076430) by 207JACEK with a Buy It Now price of $6500. What follows is the exact description from this new listing: "Glass intact and snuffer, Signed as pictured, Antique condition with green brown patina, Beautiful center piece. Please check my feedback for other Tiffany pieces sold and buy with confidence, guaranteed original." The listing also states that "no returns are excepted" whatever that means. By looking carefully at the two listings, especially the base photographs, it is easy to see that both pieces are the exact same. Just wait until the new buyer wakes up and sees what he paid $6500 for. Only on Ebay.


2-WHEELER

JERSEYJUNQUE

WINEGUYONE1982

WINEGUYONE1982
On the left is an enhanced photo of a fake that appears to have been purposely placed for sale where you could not see what a piece of junk it really is. A little lighting always helps. Nice try.


PG123
"AUTHENTIC" DOES NOT HAVE AN EXPIRATION DATE

2-WHEELER

AGETRON

PALS_FRIEND

JHENRY114

WWOLST12

PG123
The lamp shown on the left was originally reported to be a part of the fake lamps offered for sale by Red Baron auction house in Atlanta and we have been informed that this lamp is not a part of that group and we apologize for any confusion that might have caused. The lamps which were sold by the three individuals we refer to as The Atlanta Three, were gathered up by the FBI/DOJ and were to be liquidated. Saugerties Antiques Gallery has come up this example and they promise that there will be others. This listing has some very vague references - buzz words - always associated with fakes. such as "wealthy collector", "1.3 million dollars", "accurate forgeries", "real Tiffany glass", "some may be legitimate Tiffany Studios bases" but in reality they are just fake and fraudulently signed Tiffany lamps and seller offers no proof of any of the buzz words used. This is a major affront to every respectable Tiffany dealer throughout the world and everyone involved with this decision to put these fakes in play should be ashamed. In case you might be confused regarding the base on this particular lamp, yes it is a fake also but the listing is not clear about that. This lamp is offered by seller PG123 who has graced our pages before with other fake Tiffany offerings. We are pleased to make corrections to our original listing and hopefully we have set the record straight.

PEZHEADGIRL
VERY RARE

On the left is a very rare "Authentic Tiffany Reproduction" whatever that is
.

HARD2BEZ

JAYONAISE_941

ALLKINDSASTUF4U

DOUGLASMICHAELANTIQUES2010


TALIPES


WWOLST12

DAVIDDSDS

JAMCUPBOARD
NAMES IN RED ITALICS ARE REPEAT SELLERS OF FAKE TIFFANY

JANDJVINTAGE

YOUNGS08UN

OLEGSVETA71

SHERRYTNRED


DOUNIAL


CENTRALST


NEIMAN123


FORTY9CADDY


CSX3357


KAILUA-KOLLECTOR


AEM719
The fake on the left can be found at the top of this page on the far right when it was offered by seller MACJOHN87. Strange as it may seem, both of the sellers are from the very same state - Iowa. What are the chances of that. Amazing.
 

1997BLACKCORVETTE

AMERIKAY2
THIS EXPLAINS IT ALL
A experienced Tiffany collector wrote to seller NEIMAN123 - shown 2 lines above 2nd from left - and asked for a copy of the Gallery COA mentioned in the listing. The reply from the seller is as follows
:
"If authenticity is your biggest concern, you have definitely come to the right place. For as you can see from our 1700+, 100%, positive feedback rating, we only sell authentic artworks at the lowest prices online. Anyone with a cheap laptop could forge the documentation of another gallery, many of whom have gone out of business, thus we find it far more prudent and valuable to our clients by issuing our own COA. However, we do not post documentation prior to your purchase, which is guaranteed by eBay and PayPal, because that only leads to a propensity of the aforementioned counterfeit documentation. And, as previously mentioned, our reputation is without contestation". Signed NEIMAN123

A simple NO would have worked just as well. Stay away from it and especially him.
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PROJECTSANDPARTS

JEWELSINHAND


KIKOT

CHICAGOAUCTIONSOURCE

CHICAGOAUCTIONSOURCE

NEIMAN123
SMOKE AND MIRRORS
The lamps shown left and right are listed by seller NEIMAN123 who also has another lamp listed 4 rows up and another write-up 2 rows up - THIS EXPLAINS IT ALL. The current listings refer to both lamps as Tiffany which, if you are not aware, is totally incorrect. As with most Tiffany lamps, the shade is most often where the real money is and neither of his shades are Tiffany. The base on the left, although genuine, is a 423 base and not a 425 and the base on the right is an ashtray stand which has been converted to a lamp base. Both lamps come with a Gallery COA which is written by the seller so if you see the seller blowing smoke at you with the two new listings, think what his COA is worth. Read his listings very carefully.

NEIMAN123
"BUY IT NOW" OR "BEST OFFER"
A popular new way to sell on Ebay - List a fake piece of Tiffany with a grossly inflated price and list it as "Buy It Now" or as "Best Offer" and then hopefully someone will offer half price or less. When the offer is accepted, all that the buyer is getting is a fake with a still inflated price. See two examples immediately above. Pay attention
.

MIDCENTURYRESCUE

SHAWNHVOILS

SNOOTLE

FINEARTS29MV

THE ATLANTA THREE - THE $768,287 MISDEMEANOR
The story of how three individuals from Atlanta sold fake and fraudulently signed Tiffany Studio lamps has been detailed from start to finish. To read this interesting story you will need to click on HOME in the left margin and when the HOME page appears, click on THE ATLANTA THREE in the left margin. You must access THE ATLANTA THREE from our HOME page.

 


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