Fakes, etc.

I'll begin populating this page with photos of reproductions, fakes and fantasy items as I see them listed on eBay, Etsy and other such sites. Hopefully, collectors will refer to this page to minimize the occasions reproductions, fakes and fantasy items are unknowingly purchased. If you see something on this page that was sold to you purporting to be a vintage item, immediately send it back for a full refund. 

These three noisemakers were among the vanguard of fakes and reproductions that began assaulting our hobby in earnest in 1995. Blumchen's imported these from Germany beginning in 1995. These show up often and are frequently purchased. Unfortunately, I've seen them embedded in many collections. Although the artwork is based on vintage imagery, the noisemaker form is a product of the 1990s, hence these have no vintage value.