Fwd: [CR]"Better" Replicas

Example: Framebuilders:Bernard Carré

Date: Thu, 18 May 2006 10:01:18 -0400
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
From: Larry Osborn <losborn2@wvu.edu>
Subject: Fwd: [CR]"Better" Replicas

>How much would you pay for replica US 24 cent inverted plane airmail
>stamp,or an almost spot on replica Bugatti Type 57, or replica Van Gogh
>"Irises",or a replica,curley stay Hetchins,or a replica,Masi????? What is
>this list comming to? Adulation of fakes (not a sin if you are up front
>about it?)! These things will find their way into the market place and
>some poor schlub will pay good money for his "investment" Masi. Puke-ola
>folks. Call them what they are and shun them and their peddlers.They
>pollute the hobby.
>Art Link ,San Antonio,TX the home of the real Alamo, not the replica at

Greeting campers and truth seekers

No, I don't really want to get involved in this discussion, or prolong it, but this article from News of the Weird seemed appropriate:

Prosecutors in Dresden, Germany, charged Petra Kujau, 47, with fraud recently for selling at least 500 fake paintings of such artists as Monet, Picasso and Van Gogh. However, the paintings were always clearly labeled as fakes, according to an April Times of London dispatch, and their sale was a crime only because Petra had claimed they had been painted by Konrad Kujau (her great uncle), who had a worldwide reputation as a master faker. Thus, Petra is charged with duping collectors into thinking that they were buying original Konrad Kujau classic fakes. [The Times (London), 4-22-06] http://www.newsoftheweird.com/

Larry "no comment" Osborn
Morgantown WV