The very first thing that any Royal Doulton collector needs to be aware of, is that the company also releases seconds. This can make it difficult for some collectors to determine if a piece is a genuine Royal Doulton or a cleverly produced replica. To help alleviate some of the confusion that Royal Doulton seconds can create, this article will be covering the types of markings that could indicate if a piece is a genuine piece or not. What is a Royal Doulton Second? As a brand … [Read more...]
Hummel Mother’s Day Plates
The Hummel name carries a lot of weight in the antiquing and collectors world when it comes to high-quality pieces. This is why you'll often find many products being mislabeled as being an authentic Hummel collectible. Regrettably, this also applies to the "Hummel Mother's Day Plate Series". Did Goebel Ever Release a Hummel Mother's Day Plate? All Hummel collectibles that have been released, were produced by the Goebel company, who used the artwork of Sister Maria Innocentia Hummel as … [Read more...]
How to Tell If a Swarovski Crystal Collectible is Real or Fake?
As one of the worlds leading brands of high-quality crystal products, Swarovski has acquired its fair share of copy cats and imitators. This can make it hard for people to distinguish the difference between a genuine Swarovski, and a deliberate, or misleading imposter. … [Read more...]
How to Tell If My Hummel is a Fake, Forgery, or Reproduction
Like with so many other successful brands in this world, M.I. Hummel has had its fair share of copycats and forgeries. If you have stumbled upon such a fake, don't despair. That little Hummel piece may actually still be worth something. Read on for information on how to spot a fake or a forgery. Some counterfeits may actually be sought after by enthusiastic collectors. After all they say "Imitation is the greatest form of flattery". … [Read more...]