Posted 1 year ago
A popular way that scam artists fool unsuspecting collectors, (like drayjr), is to take existing, old artwork, cut and paste the Coca-Cola logo along with other identifying marks like a manufacturers name and a trademark and the color copy the item. Then they usually glue the item onto cardboard. Some are cut out to appear to be die-cut. Others have rounded corners and strings attached or crude easels glued to the backs.
Scam artists use original trade cards, postcards, cardboard displays...even calendars to deceive novice collectors. Most are easy to spot because of second or third generation of color copies. Fuzzy, poor printing techniques are a dead giveaway.
These fantasy items have been fooling novice collectors since the early 1970s. Pure rip-off junk and worthless!
And to the new, first time show & tell posters on CW: If you post an item that you're not sure about and need information, be prepared to get honest, expert advice and professional opinions on here. And if you can't accept the truth, don't bother posting items on here. We appreciate you showing us your unique, interesting finds, but keep an open mind when you hear something that you probably didn't want to hear.
Like ThriftyGypsy commented on recently (before being deleted): "It never fails to amuse and amaze me how people post items on here looking for information, but then are not satisfied when they get it! Then they want to argue with you or tell you that they "know" they are right. If they knew that they were right and had the proof, why are they even on here ?????? Usually 1st timers are guilty of this. Maybe they should
spend a little time on here reading reviews and getting to know the experts. We have several Coke experts on here..."
Have a great picker weekend!