This website is non-profit and all-volunteer run. Information on fakes and reproductions posted on this website comes with
no guarantees or warranties. It is advisory only. Use at your own risk. We do not judge
the authenticity of any particular item. Please do not ask.
- We post as much detailed information as is provided by collectors
who are known in the hobby to have experience and knowledge in particular
areas of collecting. We believe the information is reliable and accurate,
but sometimes this is an editorial "judgment call".
- Our Comments about Fakes and Fake Alerts page represents the opinions and knowledge of other collectors and not necessarily those involved in this website. This information is not guaranteed to be accurate; we just post it in good faith.
information on fakes carries some amount of risk. On the one hand,
making accurate information widely available has obvious benefits to the
hobby. On the other hand, spreading inaccurate (or just plain wrong)
information can cause damage by devaluing legitimate items or harming reputations. It's a balance.
some fakes are obvious and even documented, others are a matter or opinion
or judgment. Nothing generates controversy in the hobby like questions
about authenticity, and even experts have argued over whether a given item
is real or fake.