Black Memorabilia is both a popular and, at times, costly category for collectors. Authentic antique and vintage prices have soared from published values of fifteen years ago. When prices are high, reproductions are sure to follow and cast iron toys is one category with lots of reproductions and fakes.
It's a lot easier to tell if an item is fake when you can pick it up and feel it. But buying online becomes more tricky.
- Ask for several pictures from seller of different views.
- Do a search and see how many similar items are being sold, read the descriptions carefully. Nothing shouts reproductions as much as too many identical items on eBay.
- Always ask if the seller offers refunds and stands by their products.
Compare an antique Mammy bank to a reproduction Mammy bank to see some of the common differences.
Collecting Black Memorabilia
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