Posted 6 years ago
I have been an collector for many years of transportation memorabilia, signs, clocks, pinback buttons, ect. I have noticed recently how many fake pinback buttons are appearing on eBay, as well as signs, ect. This particular example in above photos is a perfect example. This seller is representing this button as very old. This button, if authentic has sold for a few hundred dollars. It is very obvious to me, it just came off the press fresh. The pin is not correct, no aging to reverse whatsoever, lot of problems. However to the unseasoned collector, it may look great. Buyers are unknowingly paying ridiculous amounts of money on a fake item. Unfortunately there is no way to contact these bidders. Years ago, I would contact bidders and give them heads up. I have even contacted sellers about there deceitfullness. Unseasoned collectors be careful, do your homework on whatever you are collecting, buy reference books, talk to other collectors, learn as much as you can, ect. Get as much knowledge as possible, before making big purchases. Unfortunately, this type of deceitfullness, turns some collectors from hobby permanently, when they do find out they have a fake or fantasy item. Buyers Beware!