The line is very thin when
it comes to differenciate the reproductions from the counterfeits. For the benefit of this
website, the definitions below will help sort out what is what.
- To reproduce or to imitate the original. More often than
not, a reproduction could be authorized and is not considered a fake. Nevertheless, you
should keep a watchful eye on what you buy. If you want an original you won't get it by
buying a repro. For example, the Beatles serving tray by Worchester Ware is widely
reproduced. Same goes for the Yellow Submarine die cast submarine; it was reproduced - or
reissued, if you like - by Corgi.
Go to Reproductions index
- A counterfeit is a fraudulous manufacturing of an
artifact. The particulatiry of the counterfeit is that the item was not manufactured in
the 60's (for original Beatles items - be it, recordings or memorabilia) from the
beginning. The item never existed in the first place, but is passed off and sold as such.
Most of these items were made in the 70's and well into the 90's.
Go to Counterfeits index
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