Posted 6 years ago
Both me and Ray are sick and tired of these people selling these items on ebay as "Genuine, Real Coca-Cola advertising scales". Well they're not, and especialy, they're pretty bad too. This guy obviously took a modern coke decal, (with the (R) on it, a dead givaway it's new) to a valuable scale to make it apealing to coke collectors (dumb coke collectors) to pay alot of money. Here's the link to the listing
http://cgi.ebay.com/Antique-Vintage-Coca-Cola-Toledo-Candy-Store-Scale-NR-/110640871754?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item19c2b5b94a (copy and paste it to your URL for it to work.)
The bidding is already passed 500 dollars!!! What suckers! Luckily, we smart coke collectors on CW know not to buy into crap like this. Here are some warning signs to fake decaled items.
-New looking logos
-(R)'s or no period item trademarks in the decal
-1950's style bottles on weird places (chairs, cash registers, etc.)
-If you have the item physicaly, feel the logo. If it feels like a sticker, it's decaled.If it's smooth, then possibly enameled and could be real
-Any cash registers, scales, radios or any other antique original items.
as coca-cola collectors, we please ask to take caution, or even don't bother when dealing with tems like these. Cause you could end up with a 20 dollar item, and paying over 500 dollars just becasue some con-artist promised you it was a "original, antique, and guarenteed not fake" coca cola advertising item.
Ray has posted already on these kinda items, take a look, and learn something.
If you have any quetionable items, please contact me or ray here on collectors weekly, we can tell you what you have, and what you should, or shouldn't do with it.