Buyer-Beware Bookends

05 May

We’ve all done it,  bought that pair of bookends online, as absentee bidder, or just spur-of-the-moment purchase, and lived to regret it.  Recently a collector found he had purchased, as an absentee bidder,  some crude reproductions of a Bradley & Hubbard pair and sent the images to Bookend Collector.  He also noticed that a similar set was also being sold on eBay and wants to alert the bookend collecting community to the possibilities of acquiring fraudulent B & H bookends.  Notice that the B & H shopmark appears on the copies.

Faux B&H Bookends

Faux B&H Bookends

Take a look at the photos the collector sent of the crude reproduction and compare them to a real, and well-cast, B&H bookend.

The Real B&H Bookends

The Real B&H Bookends


Posted by on May 5, 2013 in Art Styles


3 responses to “Buyer-Beware Bookends

  1. Nola Johnson

    July 30, 2013 at 17:47

    Thank you so much–we learn something new every day.

  2. Chris Bernhard

    May 15, 2013 at 16:55

    Spotted one of these fakes at Brimfield Antique Show yesterday. No price tag on the set; dealer may not have been knowledgeable in bookends.

  3. Bob Shreve

    May 5, 2013 at 13:53

     Thanks for posting.   Bob ShreveAkman & Associates, P.C.www.akmanpc.comrsshreve@akmanpc.com345 Southpointe Boulevard, Suite 100Canonsburg, PA 15317800.982.4078Fax 724.514.1016 


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