Disappointments abound with copies
Re: Are copyists helping or harming the antique collectible beads market? -- Frederick II Post Reply Edit Forum Where am I?
Posted by: Rosanna Post Reply
03/14/2017, 17:41:33

I have never heard anyone say, "Oh look at the marvelous copy ( or copies) I just bought for my collection!"

More often I hear the following:

From experienced collectors: "Crap, this is a copy!"

From inexperienced collectors: "Crap, this is a copy?"

From buyers who might some day become collectors: "Crap, how do I tell the difference between between the originals and new copies?"

So maybe the copies are not ENTIRELY crap, but personally I would prefer that I not have to spend time & money buying and studying them so I can be sure not to buy them in the future.

In my experience, hardly any copies are sold as copies. That really is the crux of the issue.



Modified by Rosanna at Sat, Mar 18, 2017, 06:46:02

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