Tiffany
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TIFFANY FAKES

 

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(REVISED AUGUST 2011)

SELLERS NAMES IN RED ITALICS ARE REPEAT OFFENDERS

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YABA1957

JAMESBRYANSHODIN

LINROSS27

PINTOPONY_66

AN EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITY AWAITS
The 4 items shown below have been offered before and have graced our pages both as individual and as a group. Hurry and get your bids in and be sure and read the wonderful feedback associated with this seller.

CASTILLOAUCTIONS

GOOD NEWS FROM EBAY

Ebay has instituted a new policy that requires all sellers to have in place some form of electronic payment or their listings will not appear. It does not have to be PayPal but almost everybody knows that PayPal is owned by Ebay. On the downside, sellers now have another fee to contend with. Many thousands of dollars would have been saved had this policy been in effect when the scammers operating out of Atlanta were selling their fake Tiffany lamps to the unsuspected all over the world. These sellers would just open an account with a fake address and a fake phone number and do business. This site has long begged and pleaded for some type of verification before Ebay lets them sell but the desire to improve their stock price was in the way. Internet fraud continues to be one of the highest and most frequent forms of fraud and Ebay leads the way. Their stock price is in the toilet, listings are down and sales are down. How long did they think they could do nothing and the money would just keep rolling in? Buyers need to still remain vigilant, look for the guarantee in the listing and know what you are buying. We will continue to help.

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RTCOLLECT


RIVIERE, NOT TIFFANY


The bookrack and the box shown are identified as Tiffany Studios although one is marked as Riviere and the other is unmarked. A common mistake but there is a difference in value. Be careful.

RTCOLLECT

WILMACSAMEGO

BJWIDLEY

ANTIQUES-TO-ANTIQUITIES

GLASSANDBUDMAN

1959

RACH7ELE

LUIS11890

SHANTI939

WHAT DOES THE LISTING SAY?
Does it say in very plain language the the item is guaranteed to be genuine
Tiffany or does it say that it is signed Tiffany? There is a difference. A buyer recently sent us the following: "I noticed a piece of glass that I bought on Ebay several weeks ago was on your site and I flipped. I had the piece evaluated at the museum here and they said it was a fake also. When I notified the seller, he said the listing clearly states that it is signed Tiffany and it was and no return is possible". The other part of the story is that the buyer paid only $88 for a 12 inch vase. Sounds like a bargain to us. What's the complaint?

DIANAAA3

The site received an e mail from the seller of the window on the left who stated that we were wrong to call his window a fake. For an argument, he states that "this was bought at an auction in the 60s and has been in my family ever since", and then "I also had crisites (maybe he means Christie's, maybe not) look at this item" and finally, "like I said I had the peice (piece?) looked at". These statements are reckless, mean nothing and are an insult to anyone's intelligence. Why no guarantee? This needs documentation and the "sale is final" policy does not leave any recourse to the buyer.

SUNSHINE6886

SQUAREBIZ99

QUBEN1-6

UBRINGITWESELLIT860

DIANAAA3

THE WINDOW RETURNS
This window is profiled above and was sold a few days ago for $760 but has been relisted because the seller says it did not meet reserve although there was no reserve. The new listing also states that it is "sold as is and sale is final". Wonder why he is still using his girlfriend's account as stated in his first listing.
FLASH - EBAY REMOVED THE NEW LISTING

JACK_N_LU

ESTATECLEARENCE

AMERICANMEMORIES

SHEILATOZ

MIDDLEMANBROKERS

LIKE A BAD PENNY
The listing states that it "looks to me to be 100% original" and the seller "showed it to a few of his friends who agreed". Fishing buddies from the 'hood? The listing also says "not 100% sure of the authenticity", "sold as is", "no history, guarantee, provenance or paperwork with regard to its authenticity". A prudent person would think the seller would want to get the most return on their investment by having it evaluated by an expert. Wonder why this seller does not do that? We think we know that answer.

MARLENE61364

 

951MIKE79

BIGBADLLOYD

MARCOPOLO-ANTIQUES

ILIKEHOTRAINS
A new player in the game of fake Tiffany is offering these 4 fakes and the seller "is not sure if they are Tiffany" but he is offering the perfume bottles for $35 and the vases for $75. That's a clue. At least he is selling his junk for less than $100. Wholesale cost is $16 which includes the fake signature.

VINTAGESALE$

IF YOU WAIT LONG ENOUGH....
One of our readers alerted us to this offering. It is a nautilus shell that are found for sale in Florida, Mexico and the Caribbean and anywhere else where shells are sold, usually in the $50 - $60 range. This seller is offering one for $400 (relisted for $200) saying that it is a Tiffany made shell. Since it does not have a mounting hole, it did not come off a Tiffany nautilus lamp. The shells used in Tiffany's nautilus lamps are natural shells, so where do you think this came from? The seller believes this is Tiffany glass. Check the seller's feedback

RONPOTS

CHECK THESE OUT
» » » » » » »
This seller - GLENNYMAY -
has 2 inkwells currently on Ebay and although they are both clearly marked as Tiffany & Company (suspicious), he calls them as Tiffany Studios.

MACKEMS1

KATCO99

MORETHANJUSTGLASS

UPATTHEBRASSSHOP

ANTIQUEREVIVALONE

LOVINLIFE3KIDS

JUNK AND GARBAGE
The provenance is that it came out of a "New York estate" and it comes with a "certifying letter from Sotheby's" but the letter is unsigned. A reproduction scarab sitting on some kind of base where the major attraction is a rusty nut and washer. We were not aware that Tiffany worked in the rust medium. Cannot get the light to work so might as well sell it. One thing is very certain - there will be no return - and the listing says it twice.

 

RLAYNE922

ZZAC

SUNNYJKW

RIGHTCLICKUSA

MULEACT

WHAT IS GOING ON HERE?
On the left is a photo of a vase, not made by Tiffany, with a fake and fraudulent signature and on the right is a paper label that also was not made by Tiffany but attached to the bottom of the same vase. This piece was listed several days ago as TIFFANY STUDIOS L C TIFFANY FAVRILE GLASS VASE but was revised to be a VINTAGE TIFFANY FAVRILE GLASS VASE COPY QUALITY FAKE with the same Ebay number. The listing says it is a "fake Tiffany Favrile glass vase with the original paper label". How is that possible? Then it was removed and relisted again as TIFFANY STUDIOS L C TIFFANY FAVRILE GLASS VASE. While there is no question as to the vase being a fake, there are questions about these labels and how they seem to show up with such great frequency. Tiffany collectors know that these labels were used by Tiffany for a while but it would be very difficult for them to have lasted for 100 years, just as any other piece of paper would not last. They are very rarely seen in auctions by such houses as Sotheby's, James Julia, Christie's, Rago Craftsman and other auction houses who pride themselves on calling it what it really is. Seller MULEACT, just like the other sellers who sell this junk know exactly what they are doing, and that is selling fakes hoping to get more than the $15.00 they paid for these fakes.

MULEACT

DSKI.22461

 

GATORS_ODDS_N_ENDS

JCZIMMER420

GLDMAN

RUNDZED

BEACHANTIQUES0

TAHOESANDY007

 

TIGGENIUS

 

LENA.ART

1BESTPRODUCTS

 

 

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