Garage Salers, eBay consignment sellers, collectible collectors and antique aficionados... it's not a deal if it isn't real!

"How to Spot Fakes,
Frauds, & Forgeries, FAST!"

Want to make BIG BUCKS selling garage sale, consignment sale or flea market finds? Then you've GOT to know if you're buying a VALUABLE AUTHENTIC COLLECTIBLE or a WORTHLESS FAKE!

Dear Fellow Treasure-Hunter:

If you've ever kicked yourself because you didn't buy that dirty old gadget, or that glass you couldn't identify, or that wobbly but interesting piece of furniture — because later on you figured out it was "the real thing", a valuable collectible or antique — then this information is for you.

If you've ever kicked yourself because you DID buy that dirty old gadget, or that glass you couldn't identify, or that wobbly but interesting piece of furniture — because you found out later that it was absolutely worthless junk, then this information is for you, too!

Garage sale shopping can be a nightmare. You know what I mean! Rainy weather. Parking hassles. Pushy people. Trashy merchandise. And yet — it's worth it when you find that new Bunn coffeepot for $10 or a sturdy coat for your forgetful son ("I think I left it on the bus") or a mint-condition "Thinking Puppy" McCoy Cookie Jar for your collection.

Yard sales, flea markets, rummage sales, estate auctions and bazaars continue to be popular with shoppers because you never know what treasure you'll uncover. What fantastic bargain you'll be able to brag about at the office on Monday.

Unfortunately, a lot of "treasure" is left undiscovered.
Even more "trash" is mistaken for treasure.

Believe me, I know!

My Embarrassing — and Costly — Problem

As my long-suffering husband will attest, I used to come home with lots of junk from my garage sale expeditions. Unusual junk, maybe. Pretty junk, perhaps. But worthless (or close to it) junk.

Sure, when I went to garage sales and flea markets, I looked for great deals for my home and family. Kids clothes. More kids clothes. Toys or games we hadn't played. A different picture to hang on the wall. Kitchen gadgets. And I did save some money.

But for me, going to garage sales, flea markets and the like (and let's not forget shopping on eBay) isn't only about bargain-hunting for my family. It's about treasure-hunting — finding useful, valuable or attractive products at great prices that I can give as gifts or, better yet, sell for a profit.

My goal was to have a nice little sideline income. (A nice enough income, in fact, to warrant a big "I told you so!" to skeptical friends and family.)

My problem was that I didn't know what a lot of the cool stuff I saw was, much less if it was worth anything. But I spent the money anyway.

I'd see something interesting on a table and think "Hey, is this Depression Glass? Only $1.00? Sold!" or "Hmm, never saw a vase like this before - wonder if it's worth anything?" or "Wow, that looks old; bet somebody collects it!""

My style was to buy it and if it turned out to be a dumb purchase, put it out at my own garage sale later on.

I was spending way too much money on what turned out to be expensive, dust-collecting, space-hogging clutter. I needed help!

I may be impulsive, but I'm no dummy. (Unless my high school teachers and college professors gave me good grades for my looks. Ha!)

I knew there had to be a way to "weed out" the obvious fakes, even during the chaos and hurry of your typical garage sale.

When you're hurrying from sale to sale (especially if you've got the kids with you), there's no time to consult an antiques guide. And those guides are great, but some of them are big. And heavy. And a bit obvious ("Excuse me, ma'am, while I run to the car and look up this vase in my Pottery and Glassware manual.")

Ditto if you accept items to sell on consignment for other people. Doing some research may be part of the service you offer, but the ability to do an "instant appraisal" is absolutely invaluable.

What I wanted was something along the lines of "Treasure-Hunting for the Time-Crunched", a sort of Reader's Digest Condensed Version of all the tips I'd seen about sorting out the fakes and reproductions from genuine articles.

I couldn't find what I wanted. So I wrote it. More than a dozen books, scores of websites, and hundreds of articles later, I've "picked out" all the snippets of information I could find about how you can know the genuine article from a clever fake — fast. Easy. And without carrying around a lot of expensive equipment.

"I just purchased and downloaded "How to Spot Fakes" today, and I have to admit, I'm impressed. I'm pretty skeptical when it comes to this type of manual, and I honestly figured I'd be writing you to request a refund, saying, "Sorry, but your ebook didn't tell me anything I didn't already know." Instead, I have printed out a copy (for personal use only) and will be taking it with me to the flea markets and garage sales this weekend!

Congratulations on having written an excellent, useful book. I know I will certainly get my money's worth out of it!"

Elizabeth Hanes,

Writer for AntiqueWeek, Antique Trader Weekly, Collectors News, and other such publications.

"How to Spot Fakes, Frauds, & Forgeries, FAST!"

This is NOT your typical antiques guide! No pictures (well, very few). No comprehensive list of every hallmark ever used on a piece of silver, or illustration of the most common bottoms of McCoy pottery, or side-by-side comparisons of reproduction vs. genuine jewelry. Not that those kinds of illustrations aren't good to have... but not at a garage sale!

"How to Spot Fakes" is a quick-and-easy, common sense guide to "probably valuable" items in a wide variety of categories.

Save the in-depth research for when you get home, or have time to go to the library, or to hire an appraiser. Use the knowledge in this one-of-a-kind book to quickly examine and assess the probable value of interesting items you find.

You'll still wind up with a dud sometimes (even the experts get fooled) but your track record will be much better than mine used to be!

This specific, to-the-point Report will show you how to do "on the spot" assessments in more than 30 product categories — and that's not all!

  • Your Collectible Inspection Kit — What it is, what it should contain, and why you need one! Don't worry, you won't need bulky, expensive equipment.

  • Location, Location, Location! — How it makes a huge difference to the value of that "whatsit" you just found!

  • The Three "Ws" — If you remember nothing else about spotting fakes, remember these!

  • Don't Get Screwed — The kinds of hardware and fasteners you should find on a vintage item

  • What's that smell? — It can tell you a LOT about the authenticity of quite a few items!

  • Provenance — No, it's not a region in France, but you'd better be familiar with it or you're liable to lose your shirt.

  • Magnets — How appropriate that something you played with as a child can help you identify something some OTHER child played with! Or didn't.

  • Autographs — How to spot the four most common ways to forge an autograph (Darn it, my photo with autographs of the cast from M.A.S.H. probably isn't authentic.)

  • Bakelite — What 409 Cleaner and a Q-tip can tell you.

  • Black Memorabilia — 4 specific brands to watch out for, since they're commonly reproduced for the sole purpose of parting you and your money.

  • Delft, Delfts, what's the difference? — Actually, at least 30 or 40 years.

  • Designer sunglasses — If they have this sticker on them, you'd better pass on the deal!

  • Diamonds may be a girl's best friend — But not if she finds out they're fake. Here's how a 3-second test can reassure her (or send her crying home to mommy!)

  • Furniture — Seventeen, yes 17 ways to identify authentic vintage furniture. You'd be amazed at how clever some rip-off artists art, but if you know what to look for you won't be fooled.

  • Glass —Is an oily, greasy feel a good or bad sign? You need to know!

  • Lamps and lighting — Turn the lamp over for an easy way to tell a new lamp from an old one. In seconds.

  • Prints — Bet you'd never think to look at snow or a roof or tree on that old art print, would you? Well, you'd better.

  • Pearls, pearls, pearls — That old test about rubbing pearls against your teeth — good idea, or not?

  • Photographs — Four ways to tell if that photo is the real McCoy. Or Hatfield.

  • Purses and handbags — TEN ways to tell if that $5000-value "Louis Vuitton" designer handbag for $5 is the real thing, without carrying one with you for comparison!

    (Hey, carrying a valuable designer handbag to a garage sale is NOT a good idea! Odds are, you'll either put it down somewhere and lose it, or you'll discover that no one is willing to deal with you on the price.)

  • Quilts and vintage fabrics — 13 ways to determine if that eye-catching old quilt is authentically old (even if it's authentically lovely.)

  • Rolex watches — Two quick and easy tests that will give you a pretty good feel for the quality of any "supposedly" expensive watch.

  • Toys — Even plastic toys from the 1960s are being reproduced now. So is your army man an infiltrator or one of the good guys?

  • Fantasy, schmantasy — What's the difference between reproduction, fake, and fantasy items? And why does it matter?

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Note: Diana sells this book on her site for $27.00, but here on IWantCollectibles you can get it here for only $19.97. I wrote the toy section and helped Diana with some other areas of the book. Because I helped Diana with the book, I can offer you this special price.

You'll be reading and absorbing this money-generating information in just 5 minutes, since this downloadable report will be available instantly upon payment. Read it today, use it at tomorrow's church rummage sale!

Remember, this isn't some huge, confusing, hard-to-read and heavy-to-lug-around price guide. You won't find the kind of specific information an expert in a particular niche requires.

What you'll get are dozens of down-to-earth tips on identifying fakes or reproductions in more than 30 collectible categories — the stuff you might find at a garage sale or flea market.

I don't know how long I'll be able to keep this low price, so order today! Internet marketing experts (like Marlon Sanders, one of the greatest) tell you not to price "information products" less than $37. So why am I doing it anyway? Because this is a new concept, for one. Because I would have done the research anyway. Because selling a digital report like this is a quick and profitable way to deliver information.

But mostly because I'm selling to fellow garage-salers. I want the best deal I can get for the lowest price, too. Hopefully this is low enough that you won't feel the need to haggle over the price!

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Happy treasure-hunting!


P.S.: I told you about my embarrassing problem and that I spent hours digging up this hard-to-find information because of it. So is my own problem solved? Have I profited from the information contained here?

I had a good chance to put my newfound-knowledge to the test right after I finished writing the draft copy. Our church had their annual rummage sale to benefit "Habitat for Humanity." This is a huge sale — typically we make about $10,000 to $12,000 in six hours.

Unfortunately, I didn't find any "treasure" that day — no undiscovered Van Gogh painting or Currier & Ives print — but holy cow, did I save some money!

For example, there was this beautiful glass bowl that caught my eye. It was marked $10, it looked old, it had no chips or cracks in it, and one of the cashiers told me who'd donated it to the sale, a nice older lady I knew slightly.

But I got to looking at it closely and whaddya know... the pattern was off. Part of the design overlapped in places; nothing really obvious, but definitely noticeable if you were looking for it.

This research I'd done taught me that this was a tell-tale sign of lesser-quality reproduction. I didn't need to look at a book because this was easy to remember and easy to check. So I gently put the bowl back on the table for some other sucker to buy — and avoided the embarrassment of looking like a fool when I tried to sell it!

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