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Old 'Glass Ball' targets: Are there fakes?

Discussion in 'For Sale- Members only' started by Porcupine, Jun 28, 2009.

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  1. Porcupine

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    I collect antique glass insulators, and very often the dealers at the shows I attend have other glass items, including the occasional 'glass ball' trap target. I'd love to buy one, and I need to know if I should be careful about fake glass ball targets. Many thanks.

    LA in MA
     
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    Yes , there are fakes and misrepresented pieces out there. Watch out for Glass fishing floats. Do a search on the net and learn the sizes and distinctions. Jeff
     
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    LA, I got a box of old insulators you might be interested in.....you have a PM
     
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    I am curator for a Museum and believe me, there are more fakes/reproductions out there than originals.. Do your research before you buy or get a 10 day inspection period on anything....
     
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    So what are some sources to learn about genuine vs. fakes? There are several sites about there history but that's all I find.
     
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    YES. They were made to be shot and that's what happened to all but a scant few of them. They didn't pack/stack well like modern clays, so even if they weren't shot, they were easily broken. Authentic ones are rarer than a straight male driving a Prius.

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