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TIFFANY FAKES

 

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SIGNED TIFFANY DOES NOT MAKE IT GENUINE TIFFANY

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SELLERS NAMES IN RED ITALICS ARE REPEAT OFFENDERS


GODDESSDELIGHTS

JACKMSELL
JACKMSELL
The seller on the left is a frequesnt contributor to this site with his fake Tiffany pieces as shown on the left. This should make everyone curious about his other offerings. He offers this piece signed as FAVRILLE.

CBUTTA01

IJAMAR
SELLER NAMES IN RED ITALICS ARE REPEAT OFFENDERS


LITURGY


DANANG68

OLEGSVETA71

JACKMSELL

CASINOWORKERCT

MCLASS111

DRF340



KILOWATTCAT

TPMACREST123

POTATOWATER123

NARUKO RETURNS WITH YET ANOTHER FAKE
Read about this seller on Pages 17 and 18 before you even think about making a purchase from him. If still unconvinced check out his feedback on 4/99, 5/99/ 10/99, 12/99, 5/01,1/02, 2/02, 3/02, 5/02, 2/03, 4/03, 4/04, 3/05, 9/06, 2/07 and all of those negatives reflect on his selling of fakes, his refusal to accept returns and the like. Stay away from this seller.


NARUKO

SELL ONE FAKE, SELL ANOTHER FAKE
We received an e mail from someone who happened to question a non Tiffany item listed on Ebay and was not getting satisfactory answers from the seller. The buyer decided to look at our SELLERS TO WATCH section (left margin) and there was the seller's name. Some sellers make mistakes and some sellers just like to sell fakes no matter whose fakes they offer. Seller's names in red italics are repeat offenders and should be avoided. Notice that seller JACKMSELL is shown twice on this page with the same fake. It has been listed again for the third time and that seller continues to refer to it as Favrille. whatever that is. The piece is signed as Favrille - Tiffany made Favrile, not Favrille.
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PSSTS, WANNA BUY A TIFFANY WINDOW - CHAPTER 2

On Page 17 you were advised about a dealer offering fake Tiffany windows and operating out of Universe Antiques in Manhattan and many of these fakes were offered on Ebay with the assistance of a Ebay seller in New York state named NARUKO - Gary Braverman. See the very recent article about Braverman above and also above see where he currently has listed for sale another fake Tiffany window. According to the Maine Antique Digest - Manhattan dealer Jack Shaoul sold a window he said was Tiffany for $950,000 to another dealer who in turn sold it to the principles of the Minnesota Marine Museum of Art for 1.3 million dollars. The window was able to be traced to the real maker - Joseph MacKay and the fun started. The museum hired their experts and the judge accepted their word that the window was indeed a fake or at least was a fake Tiffany. The MAD article states that this particular window was in the custody of the FBI from 1992 to 1996 as evidence in another fraud case in which Shaoul served 40 months in a federal prison for a conviction of "mis-attribution of art" works along with 11 counts of mail fraud, perjury and attempting to suborn perjury. The judge sanctioned him as "FRAUD".

The window on the right can be returned at buyers expense if found to be not genuine and the buyer would then receive a store credit. Bet you would want one of those after reading this sellers feedback. The window on the left also offered by NARUKO who says it can be seen in Lower Manhattan and it is a good bet that it can be seen at Universe Antiques which by chance happens to be in Lower Manhattan. By another unbelievable coincidence, Universe Antiques is owned by the very same Jack Shaoul who was sanctioned by the judge in the above mentioned case for fraud just a few weeks ago. Very, very interesting.

IF IT IS SIGNED TIFFANY, IT MUST BE TIFFANY



BARLEYNECKUSA

5561111

BROWSEHOWZ

NADINEKRAKOV

MOTHERGOOSE43
THE REAL, THE FAKE, THE FRAUD - JANUARY 18, 2012

Within the last week Ebay seller KUTRINA87 offered a genuine counterbalanced lamp with a genuine Tiffany shade that sold almost immediately for $5000. The problem was not the lamp but the ownership. The seller stole the photos and the description from the web site of HollandArts.Com. Holland is the author of books on Icart and recently authored the book TIFFANY DESK SETS. The ad was canceled but Ebay in their infinite wisdom, allowed the seller to stay. KUTRINA87 repaid that favor by then listing a fake and fraudulently signed hanging Fruit shade and it sold for $460. The listing was closed but the seller returned to list the shade again and it shows sold, this time for $3550. Who are the buyers of these fakes and what is their motivation? Seller KUTRINA87 has a feedback score of 4 which would make any prudent person want to check that. Of the 4 positive feedback, strange as it may seem, all were issued on the very same day, January 18, 2011, all concern cosmetics and all total less than $300. How was this accomplished? UPDATE: We have received information that KUTRINA87 downloaded the photos of the hanging lamp from Dr Grotepass Studios in Germany and by checking that site, the exact photos can be seen there. We have discovered the answer to the question above of who is bidding on the fake fruit shade. An e mail from Ray - Ebay name MYGUY58 - told us that we are wrong about the shade being a fake because he saw this exact shade in a reference book. He needs to open a dictionary and look up the word "reproduction". When he found the real source of the shade, he was upset became he had plans to make some money reselling the shade. He was the $3550 bidder. It is a mystery how someone could be so stupid but fakes sell everyday on Ebay.


BERNADETTE1954

AUCTIONTRADERJIM54


1CRAZECOLLECTOR

HUNTERHOOD

MFTWRESTLER

WHAT WERE THESE IDIOTS THINKING?

From the Department of Justice (DOJ) for the Middle District of Georgia comes news that charges have finally been filed against ALLAN BAITCHER, JAMES HOLLOWAY and JACQUELINE FOWLER regarding the sale of fake and fraudulently signed Tiffany Studios lamps. The DOJ says the "main charge is categorized as OTHER CRIMINAL PROSECUTIONS", whatever that means. TiffanyFakes.Com has followed this case for over 4 years and we were pleased to furnish the Atlanta FBI with the paperwork and the names of most of the people who were scammed. We began to see and discuss this pattern on Page 2 of our site and it continued until Page 10 all the while profiling the 20 plus different names used by the defendants to scam buyers out of money for these fake lamps. The pattern was to list a fake lamp using a fake name which Ebay allowed to happen as there were no measures in place to verify their registration as an Ebay seller. Bids were received and with the help of shills hidden by another of Ebay's habit of letting sellers hide the bidder's names behind PRIVATE. You could not tell the bidders from the shills. BAITCHER are shown as an auctioneer registered with the Georgia Auctioneers Commission. The embarrassment, the probability that BAITCHER may lose his auction license, legal bills and other problems face all of them, the least of which will be more damage to their reputations. This fate awaits anyone who has a desire to deal in fake and fraudulently signed pieces of art. Learn from their example.


WENDYINTHEWIND

JV.RETROS

52049THEQUEEN

SKIYALATER4FUN

MORE ABOUT THE IDIOTS FROM ATLANTA
We have information that the defendants have been charged (not arrested as stated before) as follows:
BAITCHER - 1 count of Attempt and Conspiracy Fraud
3 counts of Fraud by Wire, Radio or TV
FOWLER - 1 count of Attempt and Conspiracy Fraud
6 counts of Fraud by Wire, Radio or TV
HOLLOWAY - No information available at this time.
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THE CHECK IS IN THE MAIL AND OTHER STORIES.....
"It is signed Tiffany but it is hard to photograph".


KPSTREET1

THE_INTERNET_AUCTIONEER1

STAHLGUY

PINEDRIVE

ENJOIJAMS

ADAMMTG

ADAMMTG

RON2783

RON2783

BDK25272

CAN YOU TELL THE DIFFERENCE?
Appropriate for April Fool's Day comes the story of a lamp. This is real provenance but very brief. The lamp on the left was consigned for sale on Live Auctioneers (they do thousands of auctions a year, selling millions of lots, representing 800 auction houses) by Time and Again Auction Gallery on December 1, 2011 (told you it was brief) and it sold for $25.00. The lamp on the right has been offered for sale on Ebay with at least three different prices - $12,500.00, $7,500.00 and currently is offered for $8,250.00. For anyone vision impaired, it is the same lamp and the same lamp photo. Who else but NARUKO would attempt this? You can read about him all throughout the pages of TIFFANYFAKES.COM especially on this page. Gary Braverman thinks everybody is stupid. This piece of junk has been removed. Sold? Not a chance.

WE HAVE RECEIVED SEVERAL E MAILS ASKING HOW TO FIND THE LAMP SHOWN ABOVE. Easy, just follow these steps: Type in LIVEAUCTIONEERS.COM/SEARCH, then click on SOLD, type in TIFFANY LAMP, hit search, on the far right click on 1-99 (that's $s) under HAMMER PRICE, next page click on 10-29 under HAMMER PRICE and this will bring up 30 Tiffany lamps thst sold for less then $29. The second page, top left will show the lamp just as we have shown above left.

This piece has been relisted and this time it is listed for $4950 - probably means $49.50 - and the shipping charge is $175.00. New price is now $5800 - probably means $58.00 which is more than double what he paid. Nice profit.

ATTRIBUTED TO ....
What does that mean? It means absolutely nothing unless there is a name attached to the attribution and that person is recognized as an expert in that field. My brother-in-law, the mailman or a dealer in New York recently sanctioned by a New York judge as a being a "FRAUD" are not candidates for a Tiffany attribution. Use common sense when buying Tiffany from anyone anywhere.


DEN1256

JACKMSELL


PAMELALEBB

THESAPPHIREGALLERY

JT32958


AJSLIM1431
BE CAREFUL
The lamp on the left has graced our pages before and now it appears to have a new owner, maybe. It is now listed by seller AJSLIM1431 and the first thing you must do is to check his feedback. There have been a lot of sellers offering Tiffany for sale that they neither own nor have in their possession. It appears this seller might be involved in that. Additionally this seller has 4 photos of the base signature and all of them are blurred and although the seller says it is signed on the rim, that photo is not to be found. See Page 20 and notice the same table and curtains. Be careful.

NEWS ABOUT THE IDIOTS IN ATLANTA
Court documents filed in the case of FOWLER, HOLLOWAY and licensed auctioneer BAITCHER show that the Department of Justice has submitted to the court as follows:
"The United States has retained Arlie Sulka as it's expert in this case. Ms. Sulka is the owner of the internationally famous Lillian Nassau LLC gallery in New York. She is a recognized specialist and dealer in late 19th and early 20th century decorative arts, particularly the work of Louis Comfort Tiffany and Tiffany Studios. On March 12, 2012, Ms. Sulka physically examined 15 lamps at the FBI office in Atlanta. She found that all 15 lamps are obvious fakes. She is preparing her report while the United States is making arrangements to bring to Atlanta the rest of the lamps involved in this case." You can put the fork in these three, they are done. TiffanyFakes.Com reported on this scam in 2007 and it is a reminder that selling fakes of any kind is not a profession that is neither long lasting nor profitable.


LKJE

BESTSELLERS360

ANYTHING_POOLS

KILOWATTCAT

E_BAY_BOYS

THE HEIGHT OF STUPIDITY
Seller KILOWATTCAT, a frequent seller of fake and fraudulently signed Tiffany has again listed for sale a tired old fake (see above) that we have shown on Page 20 and this time the seller has listed it twice at the same time. One listing has it for sale for $15,000 and a totally separate listing has it for $19,000. The seller decided to have it evaluated by one of the more notable Tiffany specialist in the country and that specialist told him that it was not the works of Tiffany or in the seller's words the evaluation said "inconsistent in shape, color and design" of Tiffany designs, "signature is spurious", "modern reproduction with a value of $150". You bought and paid for an appraisal, why not use it?
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MORE ABOUT THE IDIOTS FROM ATLANTA
Cut and paste the link below and you will see where they have made the news again.
http://www.examiner.com/article/three-atlanta-residents-indicted-for-selling-fake-tiffany-lamps


SAC434
THINK YOU HAVE SEEN AND READ EVERYTHING?
From the listing: "It is a beautiful example of Tiffany's pastel glass line...piece was produced with an imperfection in the yellow coloring probably caused by the trapped bubble in the center...piece would never have been passed by Tiffany and the Tiffany signature would never have been affixed". Here is the best part- "it was probably ordered destroyed and the artisian smuggled it home instead... someone has taken a Dremel tool and signed the piece LCT Favrille with two L's... There is no doubt that the piece is authentically Tiffany...but the signature is an idiot's forgery! The signature is not that deep and could probably be polished off with very little effort." Those are the words of the seller.
Ebay listing 330722952240

     


DECORARTS7

DUTCHPEDDLER

PASQUALEPRINCE

BARLEYNECKUSA

NARUKO

RARITIESAGAIN

JGBEAU

MONTREAL AUCTION HOUSE

SCOTTROSE3865

THESTELLARCELLAR
WHAT ARE YOU SAYING?
We show and have shown before a lamp which is again offered by seller BARLEYNECKUSA and this time they have clarified the listing so all can fully understand what is being sold. First off is the listing title:
---Vintage signed Tiffany Bronzed Arts & Crafts Lamp Base---
Then we go to the listing and it is described as follows: "This is a vintage signed Tiffany bronzed arts & crafts lamp base. It is not an antique authentic Tiffany Lamp Base, but a later copy which you dont see that often." All those words could be replaced by just saying IT IS A FAKE.


YOURLIFETIME1

EXCELCS38

SUNNYJKW

IBOUGHTIT

TAPLAC

ARROGANCE IS BLISS
We received a copy of an e mail sent by BAITCHER (licensed auctioneer in Georgia) who is
currently charged with the sale of fake and fraudulently signed Tiffany lamps and is charged by
no less than the Department of Justice in Atlanta - see the stories above. The e mail was
sent to the person who reported the news of the arrest of this group in a publication called
EXAMINER.COM. The e mail states that BAITCHER has forwarded the EXAMINER.COM
article to his attorney and BAITCHER informs the writer that it is going to "cost you at least
$5,000 for just an appearance" in court and that his presence in court "could be required daily
for several months with your lawyer present". All this for reporting the news. BAITCHER goes
on to say he "will be suing you personally and look forward to you spending quite a bit of
time, money and resources". We can understand making a mistake on a lamp or two,
but over 20 of them and what's with selling them from 20 different cities and 20 different
seller's names and over $700,000 worth of them. Time will tell and the pun is
intended. Latest news is the trial has been postponed until August.


SNAPPYAUCTIONS14

RUSS9248

MUDNSTUFF

MARKWATCHMAN55

ANTIQUEREVIVALONE

MELINDASUNSHINE

ONEINTHECHAMBER21

WOOLISH


SYDOWSANTIQUES

RONG56345

The Jack in the Pulpit vase above on the left is usual for the site since we normally do not show damaged, repaired or altered pieces but this is an exception since is it damaged and a fake.


RONG56345

RONG56345

RONG56345

CASHPAWN1

1_ANTIQUES_1

ZUUTOO

MIKORAENTERPRISE

KGODG0M3O

GOLFFREAK29

24681651

WEBBWHIMSYS


YLLIB2

TIMETOSALE8
«« THE FOOL FOO DOG
The boat is in from Taiwan as we have seen several of these fake and fraudulently signed dogs lately - see above. They are sold by wholesalers for around $15 and since they are signed as Tiffany, the new owners are asking hundreds for them. Poor casting and poor quality are very obvious and they should fool nobody but they do. Do not join the "if it is signed Tiffany, it must be Tiffany" club
 

KNEEKNEE2010

JASPER3024

DUENDE1

RCSINTERNETCONSIGNMENT


STYLE.1900

CLK1951

PLANETPJL

WALTERSOLDSTUFF

ONE_SCORPIO

STANJENNINGS

LATEST FROM THE ATLANTA IDIOTS
The DOJ has filed 2 motions recently. One is for an extension due to the unavailability of their expert due to her commitment to the Antiques Roadshow which is filming segments for this fall. She is Arlie Sulka a highly regarded and respected authority on the works of Tiffany Studios and Louis Comfort Tiffany and is the owner of Lillian Nassau LLC in New York City. She has made one trip to Atlanta to review 9 lamps that had been received from the buyers and she confirmed that all were fakes. Now there are more and she will be required to inspect them. The defendants hired their expert who evaluated 15 lamps but so far there has been NO drafted report on their authenticity. One can 0only wonder why? Nine more new lamps have been received from victims - remember these lamps were sold from Seattle to Paris - and a search of Fowler's residence by the DOJ/FBI resulted in the seizure of 3 additional shades and 8 bases and Ms Sulka will return to view all of these new additions. The motion also allows for the defendants to have the lamps inspected by their expert and the DOJ/FBI state in their motion that "Gaining access to the lamps is as simple as coming to the Russell Building". Sounds pretty easy to us. The second motion was to allow the defendant's expert to bring a camera, black light, etc to view the lamps and it appears that this was quickly agreed to by the DOJ/FBI. We will keep you posted.

WHO SIGNED THIS VASE?
The photo to the left was taken from a vase offered for sale on Ebay and if you would spend a few minutes studying the signature (click on it to enlarge the photo), you would recognize it as a genuine Tiffany signature. Carefully notice how smoothly the signature flows and is totally lacking in the jerkiness associated with fake signatures. Also notice that the distance from the edge is equal as it follows the contour of the base. As expected, there is no misspelling of Favrile as shown in the vase offered on this page by seller JACKMSELL who continues to offer his fake for over $1400. Use this signature as a guide and it might save you a lot of money.

KOVELS COMMENTS FROM AUGUST 15, 2012
"Antiques Insight: Three indicted for Selling Fake Tiffany Lamps"


JOHMAGNUS

PLAZA57

HSAYED9772

MOD50S

POUSPOUS

NAMES IN RED ITALICS ARE REPEAT SELLERS OF FAKES

FROM PLAZA 57 IN NEW YORK - FUNNY BUT SAD
Lee Rosenbloom writes that they have corrected their listing for a Tiffany lamp that they originally offered as the real deal - original and handmade in the early 1900s. For the provenance comes a story that Plaza 57 got it from "someone whose grandparents paid over $30,000 over 40 years ago" and that it "comes with a free certified insurance appraisal valued at $60,000" but being the good people they are, it is now offered for sale for $29,000. It is described as "reminiscent of the early Tiffany 20th century lamps with an engraved dragon base…that Tiffany used to make". You remember those other dragon lamps Tiffany use to make? Such a deal and do not forget the "free certified appraisal". What is it about Tiffany that causes so many to abandon their moral compass? Maybe it is not the Tiffany.

LAMP HAS BEEN REMOVED


YOURTEXASANGEL

MOXNIX46

KGEYER86

ANNIESSHOP2012

AUDITTCARDS

CLICK ON ANY PHOTO TO ENLARGE


ATLANTAECOMM

GYPSY5961

GARRY678

DBURKS

ERICA_DEVIN


JIMMYMCD3

JIMMYMCD3

JIMMYMCD3
 
ANOTHER PROBLEM SELLER FROM ATLANTA - THE JIMMY AND JILL STORY

The three pieces of fake Tiffany shown above are offered by JIMMYMCD3 and that seller says he is from Atlanta and his business is Buckhead Trading Company. In an e mail he says he is an attorney in Texas and will file a suit if the items are not taken down from this site. He closes out the e mail with "f*ck with the bull. You get the horn". Such an attitude makes one wonder what is going on with this guy. A check of his Ebay activity shows that he last used his account in January 2001 until he began to sell all of these Tiffany and Tiffany "era" lamps in July 2012. Must have been napping for 11 years. Another player in this mess is bidder JILLSGARDENGARDEN - positive feedback 9 (now 10 thanks to feedback from Jimmy) - who last used her (?) account in November 2005 and she woke up this month (September 2012) and came out bidding. Somehow these two found each other. She has bid on 21 of his listings, has placed a total of 151 bids and she won 4 of them for which she has already received positive feedback. None of the items sold by this seller for which he has NOT received feedback are counted - only those with feedback. One auction she won ended on the 6th, two ended on the 7th and the last ended on the 11th of September with feedback left on the 11th. Must live next door to get that kind of delivery. Another interesting pair of auctions concern the sale of a genuine Zodiac frame. The first time it sold for $1,001, had 36 bids of which she bid 21 times and she came in second at $1,000 and the winning bidder made 9 bids and won the auction at $1001. All of the bids above $410 (25 different bids) were made by these two bidders. For some reason, for which we can only guess, the sale did not go through because the frame was relisted and this time she only bid 2 times stopping at $500. The bidding stopped at $501 and the bidder who competed with her before decided enough was enough and never made a bid. Anybody understand what is going on here?
UPDATE - On September 13, Jimmy had 12 listings close and Jill placed 117 bids and none of the figures above are included in these new numbers. Totaling them together, she has now placed 268 bids just on his listings in September and the month is not half over. Busy girl.


KGODG0M3O

ON THE LEFT
The vase shown on the left was just listed and the photo is so bad - hint number 1 - that we had to adjust it just to see what is being offered. No other photo was offered although the seller did respond to a request for additional photos and in that photo - hint number 2 - not much can be seen again. A check of his other listings shows that he has a Lalique vase offered for $700 and a Galle piece offered for $150. We checked with our friends at RLalique.Com and they advised that the Lalique is fake.
(Cut and paste the link below to visit their site: http://rlalique.com/r_lalique_suspicious_online_auction_listings.html)
Experience tells us that that someone who sells one fake will also sell other fakes.


SALESFACILITATOR

HERMESCOINS1

H33VMR

H33VMR

HTANTIQUES

THERE CAN BE THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS DIFFERENCE BETWEEN
SIGNED TIFFANY AND GENUINE TIFFANY
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MUDNSTUFF

CROSSOAKS

JYWARNER1962

SNEAKERS_12

NEWRACKET200

DBURKS
PRICE IS IMPORTANT
The lamp shown on the left and also shown above several lines was originally listed as a Tiffany shade and a Tiffany base and sold for over $1500 which should have been the first clue. We believe the seller notified the buyer that it was on this site and the sale was canceled. It was then relisted using the exact same description as before but at the very end, it mentioned that it was not genuine Tiffany and this time it sold for only $500.

OH, BY THE WAY....
The shade on the right is listed as a Tiffany shade and in the listing the seller offers a small bit of history about Tiffany and a lot of wordage about how careful one must be about buying Tiffany from someone who does not have experience is selling high end items. What the seller fails to tell you in the listing is that the shade had been broken into a bunch of pieces and someone has used pounds of lead to put it back together. Seller says it was taken to someone who thinks it is Tiffany and the seller might be able to put that into words and on paper. Doubt it very much.


MINDYJOYN

MRFALS

MRFALS

GERMANCHABLE


DVB0631

JIMMYMCD3
PROVENANCE OF THE DAY, MONTH, YEAR
"I do not know why Someone put Me & My listing on that site. I stated clearly in My listing that I was selling the Shade for a friend who was "Told" that the Shade was a Tiffany. I further more stated that My Partner found a Sconce with Shade in a book that looked just alike the one I have listed. I never said that it was positively Tiffany or did I guarantee that it was. When something is not signed, What are You to do? You state what You know, What You are told and be honest about it. And that is what I do.
Thank You for pointing this out. Good day." GERMANCHABLE.

GRETTASTREASURES

JIMMYMCD3

IBIDBUYSHIPPROPERPURCHASES
 

KOOLPIX17

HANMADANG

4ARTZSAKE69-US

SEAHAWKCO

LAMPSOURCE

JIMMY AND JILL - CHAPTER II
When we last (see above) left this "couple" from Atlanta, Jimmy was selling and Jill was shilling. As all shillers know, you are eventually going to get "caught" with the high bid when the clock stops. Jill certainly found this out when she got "caught" with 9 of Jimmy's listings which is not a bad average since she bid over 250 times on his items. What to do now? No problem for Jimmy, he just re-lists them again and to save time and effort, he uses the exact and identical listing that he used when Jill bought them the first time. Exact same photos also. This of course is after Jill left positive feedback for Jimmy and Jimmy left positive feedback for Jill - multiple times. One piece we followed was a Tiffany Zodiac calendar frame - Jimmy incorrectly calls it a photo frame - and Jill bid on it 21 times and it sold for $1001, then it was immediately re-listed and it sold for $500 but Jill only bid 2 times this time. Finally it sold for $400 and she only bid once which proves that the third time is a charm. Were this the only item she bought, received feedback for and was re-listed by the original seller using the identical listing and identical photos, it would be no big deal. The big deal is that so far we can see at least 6 times that this has happened. We have received several e mails telling us that concerned Ebayers have reported these sham transactions to Ebay and nobody there seems to care and Ebay makes it almost impossible to report this type of fraud. This is not rocket science to see this happening, Ray Charles could see this. Ebay has not much interest in stopping Jimmy and Jill as they both ring the cash register but the effects of this tolerance by Ebay will show eventually. Their reputation for stopping fraud of any kind should be one of their main concerns. A current check of Jimmy's listings shows that he currently has 36 items listed (some of which were purchased by Jill before), and Jill is back in the buying mode with 21 bids placed on 12 different items. Wake up Ebay, smell this crap and put an immediate halt to it.


1ORIGINALBLUE

ON THE LEFT
We were advised that the inkwell on the left is from the period when Tiffany was teaching shop at a
local high school.


PASAREL

LADYROCOCO

JOE824.215

FORMULA1MONACO

WWOLST12

216WAY

HTANTIQUES

MRFALS

QUALITYAUCTIONSERVICE

WHITEWOLF

GRANDOM13MAH

ED-BASS

JONESLASCRUCES

DANADANANG68NG68

CENTURYSEEKERS2

FORMULA1MONACO

JACKMSELL
THE "FAVRILLE" FRAUDSTER
We have shown this fake several times on this page alone as it just keeps coming up for sale time and time again. We know Tiffany did not sign it much less sign it as Favrille. Jack M Sell does not know either and you can see where he attempts to minimize the effect of this mis-spelling by placing Favrille in quotes. Jack says it is etched but we see that the signature is badly and poorly scratched and he also says he is not an expert in Tiffany and suggest you buy it for what it is. For provenance he offers that it was in his mother's kitchen for 50 - 60 years. Read the listing very carefully. Jack, it is a fake and fraudulently signed piece of glass and it is neither Favrille (whatever that is) or Favrile.

JOROMERO1
EXTREME CAUTION IS ADVISED
The vase on the left and the lamp on the right just appeared on Ebay and both of the pieces have some troublesome similarities Both seller are 0 rated and strange as it may seem, both are totally lacking in photos of the bases, pontil, signatures or numbers.
Maybe possession of these two items is not in the hands of the sellers which would account for the lack of convincing photos. The most troublesome problem of all is that neither is guaranteed to be genuine Tiffany although that would not be worth much from a 0 rated seller. Attempts to obtain photos that might help in identifying these two pieces were a waste of time. The vase seller has not replied to several e mails or even acknowledged the e mails. The seller of the lamp offered to send photos if you sent your e mail; address and although that was done by several different people, there was no reply. Be very very careful.

PHILLTAYLOR1
MORE ON THE LAMP ABOVE
The lamp has been withdrawn from Ebay and the seller says "it is no longer available". which probably means that he has sold it off Ebay. If that is the case - and that is probably what the seller wanted - Ebay will now no longer be responsible if it turns out that it is not what it is represented as in the listing. Shame on some buyer.
Several people have reported that they did not receive the additional photos they requested and were promised. We were e mailed some high quality photos which require us to call the lamp genuine - both shade and base. All of this confusion regarding the lamp could have been avoided when first listed if the photos have been attached to the listing. Concerns about who actually owns the lamp will remain so all interested should protect themselves by using a third party such as PayPal to hold the payment until it is received and seen.
THE FINAL CHAPTER
We have received several copies of e mails from the US and even from abroad regarding not only the lamp above but the vase shown above from a totally different seller. The e mails are from the individual seller of the lamp and the seller of the vase and although one is from Florida and the other is from Georgia, the e mails say the exact same message. "I had to go to Spain on business and had to take the listing" - vase and lamp - "off Ebay but it" (they) "is" (are) "still for sale". If you do not understand that message, it is asking you to buy "off" Ebay where you will have absolutely no protection whatsoever. If you do not get either item, if it is not the item shown in the Ebay photo or any other excuse, you will be without any recourse. Remember that PayPal cost you absolutely nothing but can save you everything you pay. Buying something "off Ebay" is an old scam and the results are always the same - you lose. Use common sense at all times.


PHOENIXMAN13

WILNEAL

FLORIDA173SUNNY

THESAPPHIREGALLERY

DEENAQ

CTSTREASUREHAVEN

ANTIQUE4XPU

PGMICT


1MYWAY2

WITT2278

HANMADANG

8888WOODS

RAHRAH_2

BLAZINGMASTIFFS

CHANELSTOREINIKKI

AKROB1985
ON THE LEFT
Seller AKROB1985 offers this piece of junk as "authentic Tiffany Studios" with "masterful workmanship", "joints done to perfection" with a "color scheme masterfully done". This wonderful offering is from a seller with less than 4 months experience selling on Ebay and currently has a 13 rating, a 88.2 percernt record and was able to receive 2 negatives already. Stay away.

ADDG786

LILSHORTYTJ

MONTANAROSIE1990

RASCALS-DESIGN-JEWELRY

MSKRIS620

(one of a pair)
THESAPPHIREGALLERY

JHENRY114

BLUESGUARD

GIUSEPPELA

WORKINDOGG

BURCHARDGALLERIES

RERREF

MCNEALS

BESTOFALLPRICES
WHAT HAPPENS TO ALL OF THE FAKES SHOWN ON THIS SITE
Most times they just fade away and are never seen again. Sometimes the worst happens and they reappear listed on Ebay again. Such is the latest for the fake and fraudulently signed vase on the left. You can see it about 3 rows above. It was first listed by LILSHORTYTJ from Hughesville, Maryland. Not satisfied to just accept that she made a bad purchase, she decided to travel down the road for 11 miles and sell it to a dealer in White Plains, Maryland. When we first placed it on the site we were promised to see an "authentication" but it never aterialized. Now according to the new buyer, she will be making another trip to White Plains to buy it back and you can be assured that we will watch for it to reappear.

HOOKEDONART

MORE OF WHAT HAPPENS TO ALL OF THE FAKES
Shown on the left is a fake that has been around for a while and we showed it on this site on Page 17, Page 19 and then on this page. This particular piece was offered by a Florida auction house with part of the listing stating that "it may or may not be Tiffany" and was shown on Live Auctioneers as sold on January 27 for $700 plus premiums. The very next day it was offered for sale on Ebay by a dealer with a price of $1999 and there was no mention of the "it may or may not be Tiffany" statement. The current seller offered some information as to why it does not have the typical Tiffany finish and why it does not have the Tiffany look but those statements have been revised out of the original listing. It is a fake and fraudulently signed piece and no matter what the price may be, it will always be a fake and poorly made fake at that. We did not happen to see any guarantee from the seller but the seller does point out that the signature is comparable to a verified Tiffany signature and that is what the makers of these fakes do best. Be very careful.

PSST, WANNA BUY A TIFFANY WINDOW - CHAPTER 3
We were advised that the link supplied above in Chapter 2 was not working. This is in regards to the sale of a fake Tiffany window by Manhattan dealer Jack Shaoul who, as a result of a trial in Manhattan, was declared a "FRAUD" by the judge. The new and corrected link is as follows:
http://www.maineantiquedigest.com/stories/judge-decides-conflict-between-two-dealers-sanctions-one-for-quotfraudquot/2920
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RBFINEARTANDANTIQUES

WHAT'S GOING ON HERE???
On the left is a new listing on Ebay for a 27.5 inch diameter hanging lamp shade which, according to the seller "may or may "not" be Tiffany". Offered for sale in Orlando which by chance happens to be the home of the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of Americian Art which has one of the finest and largest collection of Tiffany in the world. Seller - RBFINEARTANDANTIQUES - does not seem to want to have the shade authenticated by anyone, not even someone within 20 miles of him so it is up to the buyer to know what is for sale. Why would anyone offer a genuine Tiffany shade worth $100,000 for $7,000? The value of a good reproduction is approximately $7,000 but with this amount of damage the value would be $4,500 and then the addition of a fake and fraudulent Tiffany signature, the value would drop another $2,500. What is this shade and what is it's real value?


CLEVELAND7250

BETTYANNSANTIQUES

SHELLJER94

SHOOFLY-HIKER

VISAKAY
PRESENTING: DUMB AND DUMBER
We have warned several times about Tiffany items with paste-on labels and we have warned several times about the mis-spelling of signatures on fake pieces of Tiffany. A perfect example shown several times on this page is a fake and fraudulently signed vase offered by seller JACKMSELL who states in the listing that it is a "Favrille" vase. It has been listed for a year for as much as $1800 but no buyers. Now we have a new twist to selling fake Tiffany - a mis-spelled label. It also spells Favrile as Favrille and it is shown on the left and also above on a vase listed by SHOOFLY-HIKER.

SKYDANCERSTAR

NICOLE032180

ANDREW5229

POORBOY56

IVY2

HOOKEDONART
RELISTED AGAIN
This time the seller advises that the number stamped on this piece is shown in the category of "FANCY GOODS" in Duncan's book - TIFFANY AT AUCTION and opposite that number it is blank. Duh, this is how people who make these fakes come up with a number. They look through a book for a number that has no item assigned to it and they use the number as their own making sure they match the signature as close as possible as to size and font. Since the time this was first listed, and did not sell, you would think the seller would have secured another opinion as to whether it is or it is not genuine. We would be happy to suggest several know Tiffany experts to answer any concerns the seller may have about this piece and the seller can easily afford the cost since he only paid $700 for an item he is selling for $2000. Then the seller could add to the listing that he had it verified and a guarantee is included with the purchase. There must be a reason. Free shipping helps. Read about it above when HOOKEDONART first listed it.

JIMMY, JILL AND NOW, NICOLE AND CAMILLA
A new addition to the "Jimmy and Jill Story" see above. Things settled down for a while with Jimmy selling and Jill shilling - running up the bids for him - and the two quietly faded away after Jimmy ended up with about 20 negative feedbacks in a 30 day period. Tough to be a seller with a lot of negatives. Now the scam is alive again with the addition of Nicole - Ebay name NICOLE032180 - who just happens to be from Atlanta also. Must be neighbors. Nicole is now listing and Jimmy and Jill are bidding and shilling. The funny part is Nicole is selling pieces that Jimmy sold and were purchased - got caught with the high bid when the time ran out - by Jill and then were offered for sale by Jill and this time Jimmy would bid. They were having a great time leaving feedback for each other and now they have included Nicole in their game
. Another new member of the group is CAMELLIACLEAR, who strangly enough is also from Atlanta and she (?) buys from Jimmy, sells to Nicole who sells to Jill who sells to Camilla and the next thing you know is the very same item that Jimmy sold to Jill is again for sale and being bid on by one of them. Too confusing to keep track of who is buying and who is selling but you can believe one thing, somebody is getting hurt because whoever is selling, the rest are bidding on the item. It is called shilling. Look out everybody, here they come.

UPDATE, UPDATE, UPDATE
In addition to the above, NICOLE032180 has received 13 feedbacks since she started selling on March 5th, that's this year. There are 4 negatives from one seller - must be hardheaded - and 7 of the feedback are from the partners mentioned above. This means that the buyers got caught when the clock ran out but no problem. they will be relisted again. Hard to believe Ebay allows this to happen. Anything for a few dollars no matter the hurt.
A check of Camillia's selling experience shows that she has sold a total of 8 items, 4 of which were where Jimmy is the high bidder - he gets caught a lot - and of the remaining 4, either Jimmy, Jill or Nicole bid a total of 45 times.


PAULETTECARMICHAELHOUSE
YES INDEED
The seller on the left sent an e mail as follows - "I have dealt some of the worlds best Tiffany , Handel, and Pairpoint lamps for over 30 years". This lamp has a piece of each and is for sale for $8000. Ugh and ugly.


TINAGAR50


DANNYESTORE

THE ATLANTA THREE
On March 6, 2013, Jacqueline FOWLER entered court in Atlanta and changed her plea from not guilty to GUILTY to one count of the indictment. She will receive a maximum fine of $250,000 "due and payable immediately" and "full restitution due and payable immediately to all victims" and will be required to answer all questions put to her by the court. This should put the other two idiots - BAITCHER and HOLLOWAY - on notice that they will be having a few bad days in the near future. Stealing is neither fun nor profitable. Pay attention all who think it is harmless to sell fakes be they Tiffany or anyone else.


AMBIANCEARTS11

THE RETURN OF THE "GOOSE GIRL PLATE"
We have reported on this piece of junk many times in the past years and it just seems to keep coming back and offered for sale. Most of the time the pricing was around $100 to $200 but this time, AMIANCEARTS11 from California has just relisted it for another 30 day period for the unbelievable price of $4,800.00. On the right is the identical plate offered by AA Importing in St Louis and their price is $20.00 each or, for $30.00 you can have two. The seller says it is "fully signed and hallmarked on the back". For those who do not speak Taiwanese, incolay means plastic. Makes you wonder what else these clowns sell. Click on the photo on the right to read the small print.
Just think, you could buy 320 plates from AA for what you would pay for 1 from AMBIANCEARTS11. Unbelievable gall.

A READER ASKED WHAT THEY WERE SMOKING IN BEVERLY HILLS THAT WOULD MAKE THEM OFFER TO SELL A $20 FAKE PIECE OF TIFFANY FOR $4800. BEATS US.


NIMBLE_THIMBLE0

DR_GASMAN

SPORTSANY1

BRIDGESTREETCOLLECTIBLES
NAMES IN RED ITALICS ARE REPEAT SELLERS OF FAKE TIFFANY

THERMIE-BANANA

ALFALFACH

BBILOVU2

TEL-AVIVA

LIONSGATEANTIQUESETC

NUMISBOY

LIONSGATEANTIQUESETC


COLLECTIBLE-EXPRESS

LONEPINERETREAT
FOWLER TO BE SENTENCED
"The sentencing hearing for defendant(s), JACQUELINE FOWLER, has been set for May 13, 2013,
11:00 AM at Richard B. Russell Federal Building and Courthouse, Courtroom 1907,
75 Spring St. SW, Atlanta, GA 30303 before Judge Steve Jones."
See above for other details.
MORE GOOD NEWS
The day after FOWLER is to be sentenced - May 14, 2013 - for her part in the sale of $700,000
in fake and fraudulently signed Tiffany lamps, the other defendants, ALLAN BAITCHER
and JAMES HOLLOWAY will be tried in Atlanta federal court. The Flip Wilson Excuse
is expected to be their defense - "the devil made me do it
".

GOLDCROWNANTIQUES

SBN_IRISH_FAN

LGGF11

CIRCA12

ROLYR1340

PAWNSHOPLI

IDK14904

LIONSGATEANTIQUESETC

WORKINDOGG

JACKIN77
HEADS UP
NOTICE THAT THE FAKE TIFFANY BOX OFFERED ABOVE BY JACKIN77 ON THE
RIGHT IS IDENTICAL TO THE FAKE TIFFANY BOX OFFERED BY COLLECTIBLE-EXPRESS
A FEW ROWS ABOVE. BOTH SELLERS ARE FROM NEW YORK STATE. BE CAREFUL


WLWATE

5251ELEANOR

2012MONIA76

SAMJOELIN

WOWANTIQUES
TRIAL RESCHEDULED YET AGAIN
The trial for the two remaining defendants, JAMES HOLLOWAY and Atlanta auctioneer
ALLAN BAITCHER, has again been rescheduled until July 9, 2013. The third party involved
in this $700,000 fraud pled GUILTY as seen in the article above.


ESTATE_HEIR

RW8083

AMERICANGOLDRUSH

RANDY30

TALIPES

LITTLEMARZ

LITTLEMARZ

LITTLEMARZ

LITTLEMARZ

LITTLEMARZ

LITTLEMARZ

LITTLEMARZ
LITTLEMARZ HAS DECIDED TO MAKE A CAREER OUT OF SELLING FAKE TIFFANY - SEE ABOVE

DJSLEWIS1

ANTIQUES26-HOTMAIL.COM

ANTICURIO

BRIJFACE

JSBURAS

MORE ABOUT THE ATLANTA THREE
Since 2007, we have kept you informed about the sales of fake and fraudulently signed Tiffany lamps and the charges leveled by the Department Of Justice (DOJ) against Georgia auctioneer Allan B. BAITCHER and others, his recent federal indictment for "Attempt and Conspiracy to Commit Mail Fraud and 3 counts of Fraud by Wire, Radio or T.V.," as well as his upcoming trial, currently set for July 3, 2013 (seems to change daily). Well, Tiffany Fakes recently received a letter from one of Mr. BAITCHER's attorney for making -- let me get this right -- "false and defamatory statements" against Mr. BAITCHER. In all, the attorney accused the site of making seven (7) allegations of these so-called false and defamatory statements, and we will respond and make the necessary corrections. Page 22, although not yet opened for other purposes yet, will address these points. Just click on Page 22 below and you will see our reply.

SELLERS TO WATCH
IF YOU ARE WONDERING ABOUT A SELLER, MAKE USE OF OUR SELLERS TO WATCH
PAGES AND SEE IF THAT SELLER IS LISTED THERE. SEE THE MARGIN ON THE LEFT.

5239(16)1

PENCILPOINTER

RICHESOFAGES

5239(16)1

SINSTER32

REPLY TO BAITCHER'S ATTORNEY
Allegation #1: On our site, we stated that: "We have information that the defendants (i.e., BAITCHER, and his cohorts) have been arrested and charged...." The attorney does not deny BAITCHER was charged, merely that he was not arrested.
Our Response: The information we were provided indicated that BAITCHER was arrested and charged; if he was charged without having been arrested, then we offer our apology to BAITCHER. We have corrected this mistake on the previous page. Maybe if you surrender, which he did, then posted a $15,000 bond, which he did, then it was not necessary for him to be arrested.
Allegation #2: On our site, we stated that: "We have also been informed that BAITCHER is a licensed auctioneer in Alabama, in addition to Georgia." The attorney claims this statement is false because BAITCHER has not held an Alabama license in over ten years.
Our Response: On page 21, of the 367 page demo appraisal document prepared by BAITCHER, dated January 28, 2007, on a page entitled "Your Appraiser," BAITCHER makes the following statements about himself: "Mr. BAITCHER is a Candidate Member of the American Society of Appraisers, a previous 'What's It Worth? syndicated columnist for a number of antiques publications including Antique Monthly, and a 'legal expert' (as documented by the court) in the antiques field in the states of Georgia, Alabama, Missouri, Florida, and many others. Mr. BAITCHER is also a licensed and bonded auctioneer in many states around the U.S. and frequently travels to conduct high-end auctions of antiquities, giving him great familiarity with actual marked values and trends." This is a tough call, on the one hand, he wants to say we defamed him by stating he was licensed in Alabama. So, here's what we're going to do: We hereby apologize to the lawfully licensed auctioneers in the state of Alabama, for incorrectly stating that BAITCHER is licensed there. To BAITCHER we say: this is not defamatory, get over it but, we have removed that statement from Page 21.
Allegation #3: On our site, we stated that: "Court documents filed in the [BAITCHER] case show that [the government's expert witness] Ms. Sulka examined 15 lamps at the FBI office in Atlanta. She found that all 15 lamps are obvious fakes." The attorney claims this statement is false because a formal report was never submitted to the court demonstrating these allegations.
Our Response: Nice try; won't work. We never said that "a formal report" was submitted to the court. We said documents in the court file contain Ms. Sulka's (Lillian Nassau Inc, New York City and frequent contributor to Antiques Roadshow) opinion of the 15 lamps as fake.
Allegation #4: On our site we stated that: "We can understand making a mistake on a lamp or two, but over 20 of them, and what's with selling them from 20 different cities and 20 different seller's name and over $700,000 worth of them?" The attorney claims that we must be lying because there were never any allegations or evidence of 20 cities or 20 different seller names.

Our response: O.K., we may be off -- slightly -- in this instance. There's only 19 fake lamps, not 20. The fake and fraudulent selling names and addresses used by the Atlanta Three to sell these fake and fraudulent lamps were turned over to the FBI by this site and we were pleased to do that.
Mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa. Please forgive us.
Allegation #5: On our site we refer to BAITCHER, specifically, and his cohorts, as "idiots. The attorney claims this is "false and defamatory."
Our response: According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, the word "idiot" refers to a person who is foolish. Let us say this: If your professional, business, and personal dishonesty and conduct result in your being indicted by the United States Government for Attempt and Conspiracy to Commit Fraud and 3 counts of Fraud, then you are, indeed foolish, and an idiot.
Allegation #6: On our site we stated that: "Nine more new lamps have been received from victims - remember these lamps were sold from Seattle to Paris - and a search of FOWLER's residence by the DOJ/FBI resulted in the seizure of 3 additional shades and 8 bases." The attorney claims this is somehow false, and therefore, defamatory of BAITCHER, because there are conflicting numbers contained in court documents.
Our response: It takes time to gather up the lamps so they can be evaluated by the DOJ experts and co-defendant FOWLER who has already pled guilty, was "caring" for the other 3 additional shades and 8 bases. From Seattle to Paris to Atlanta, these lamps did not just show up in one day. Sorry, BAITCHER, it's not always about you; sometimes it's about one or more of your co-defendants. If and when we hear from any of them, we will see.
Allegation #7: On our website we stated that: "This should put the other two idiots - BAITCHER and HOLLOWAY - on notice that they will be having few bad days in the near future. Stealing is neither fun nor profitable." Again, the attorney complains that we called BAITCHER an idiot. But this one also adds the complaint that BAITCHER has never been charged with "theft."
Our response: We stick by our previous "idiot" response, and we'll add that, to the naked eye, fraud and theft are two sides of one coin. If you attempt to illegally deprive someone of their property (e.g., $$$$), that's theft. If you use deceptive means to do this, that's fraud. So, whatever point the attorney is trying to make seems to have become lost amongst the various crimes with which his client has been charged (although, not arrested).

WE WILL CORRECT WHAT NEEDS TO BE CORRECTED AND
WE WILL STAND BY THE REST.

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