Featured bulldog cane handle reproduction

Discussion in 'Antique Discussion' started by charlie cheswick, Sep 18, 2020.

  1. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    something i bought recently that im 99.9% sure is a reproduction

    when i bought it i was sure it was ok

    but there are too many similar repros out there that i wasnt aware of

    all the repros also have missing eyes, and a slight base metal show through on the cheeks

    luckily the repros are selling for more than i paid so its not a total flop

    but there are lots of sellers selling them as antiques, perhaps they are unaware as well

    would be interested if seeing the pics, anyone else would be fooled as well

    or are there glaring tell tale signs

    (since taking pics ive noticed no wear internally, so thats a red flag as well)

    any thoughts appreciated

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  2. kyratango

    kyratango Bug jewellery addiction!

    Copy, no doubt... Another, currently for sale, listing says last one, 2 others already sold:hilarious:
    Other models from same seller are described as antique STYLE:rolleyes:
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  3. daveydempsey

    daveydempsey Moderator Moderator

  4. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

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  5. 916Bulldogs123

    916Bulldogs123 Well-Known Member

  6. J Dagger

    J Dagger Well-Known Member

    I may have been fooled if it were super cheap. I have a huge stick collection and I’m always astonished by how many repros and fakes there are of any figural topper. I always look close at listings and sold listings before even thinking about a figural topper. So much stuff being sold as old or antique in that sector. I got a cool old wooden carved bulldog stick for $5 at a sale last year. No clue why they sold it to me for that.
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  7. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    yeah thinking about it if it was legit the shop would have priced it accordingly, i guess youd be talking into the hundreds for a proper antique one

    problem being know though that the replicas are muddying the waters for the original pieces
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  8. blooey

    blooey Well-Known Member

    Do you have a violin system cane? I had one once upon a time.

    :eek:Tres cher!:eek:
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  9. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    what an idea, thats the best gadget i could think a cane could possibly have

    just been looking, sound holes and everything

    did you ever hear yours play blooey ?
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2020
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  10. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

  11. blooey

    blooey Well-Known Member

    No, I was too busy counting the dollar bills I sold it for!:hilarious:
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  12. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS! But NEVER BORED!

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  13. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    Oooo I like the 'sound' of that just as much

    Got more of a ka-ching
  14. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    As I had it in my watch list (or warning list)

    The seller just sent me an offer

    I'm thinking about sending him back a fact :)
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