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THIS TIFFANY REFERENCE:
TO VIEW THE MOST CURRENT
AFTER AN 8 YEAR BATTLE,
THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE AND
To use this site, click on one of the categories on the left which
best suits your interest. Any pictures on the site can be enlarged by
clicking on the picture. This HOME page will try to show how you
can be a smart shopper and avoid the pitfalls of internet buying
and in particular, to stop you from buying a fake from the many
sellers who make their living this way.
will show you an exact picture of the items.
TIFFANYFAKES.COM is dedicated to stopping the sale of fake,
fraudulently signed and questionable Tiffany Studios pieces being
sold on internet auction sites. In addition, we will show items that
although are genuine Tiffany Studios, they have been altered or
modified which does adversely affect the value of the item if the
alteration or modification is not disclosed in the listing. We believe
the seller's responsibility is to be truthful. The reason is to protect
the many dealers and collectors of real Tiffany Studio items that
suffer every time a fake is sold or shown. This site will show with
pictures and articles, those items that are fakes and the sellers of
them will be identified and placed on our
SELLERS TO WATCH page.
CURRENT FAKES ON EBAY will be shown and will remain
even after the sale has been completed.
COMMENTS AND QUESTIONS is your chance to tell your
opinion, make a comment or ask a question.
have been requests for the best source of information regarding the
For the least advanced collector
we suggest Louis C. Tiffany's Glass - Bronzes - Lamps
For a very long time, the
very best reference book has beenTiffany At Auction
A recent addition to Tiffany
reference books is a book by William R Holland
If you are having any problems
finding these reference books, let us know and
It is still difficult and
the best and the safest way is to deal with one of the
There are a few real basic rules that could save you a lot of money when buying
Tiffany on Ebay. Read them carefully.
1. Never buy unless there
is an absolute guarantee in the listing that the item
2. Always be sure and see
the bottom or base of the item. Most pieces will be
3. The most expensive frauds are committed by sellers with vague addresses -
Southeast US, Tiger Country, Home of the Brave, South of the Border
and our all time favorite Route 66.
4. Always read their feedback and when they have none, shut you checkbook.
Feedback can be gained by buying a lot of cheap junk to make a higher number
and by reading their feedback closely, you will see what they are about.
5. Check their past sales looking for sale of high end pieces and when it is
not there, be careful about who you are dealing with.
6. Provenance is important but it is not the story - "the owner says it is Tiffany"
is not provenance.
7. Be very careful when you see Tiffany offered by a "selling service" because
they will not stand behind the product and when you pay, the money is gone.
Remember that the items posted on this site are the opinions of several advisors
to the site. If it were easy to tell the real from the fake, this site would not be
necessary and you should use your own judgment regarding the items shown
on the site. There is no secret agenda, no maliciousness is intended and we
have no financial interest in the outcome of any auction or sale.
Particular attention should be given to glass items as they are the most difficult
to determine good from bad and we suggest if you are contemplating a
purchase, you should consult someone with broad Tiffany experience.
We will immediately correct any mistakes brought to our attention
but it must be from a recognized authority. The major auction houses,
the recognized experts and the common person have all made mistakes and
we share that distinction with them.
If there is anything on the site that offends you, do not visit the site.
There might be a fake Tiffany
belt buckle shown on some of the
TIFFANY & COMPANY
At no time must Tiffany Studios
be confused with Tiffany
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