Monday, August 18, 2014

Reproduction Bat Ornaments-Not Vintage

This entry By Mark Ledenbach warns readers about this paper bat set that recently sold on ebay for $77. I wanted to post an image of the bats.

Tried to find the original catalog image but couldn't find it in my collection so I scanned the bats.

The bats are from the 2005-2006 season sold wholesale by Cody Foster and Co. made in China. The bats should come with a gold sticker on the hanger thread stating they are made in China. The bats were shipped in stacks so many had the scuffed look of an older piece. The large bat has a 6 inch wing span and the smaller bat has a wing span of 3 1/4 inches. The bats are embossed and have nice detail.

New collectors are often fooled by reproductions and this was a very sad case of over paying for items that originally sold for around $12 a set on the high end in 2006. I sold my Halloween business back in 2010 and no longer have stock of these bats.

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