You go strolling through your favorite antique mall, a flea market or even at a garage sale. You happen to see a piece of Depression glass, and you think it is the real deal. You look at the price on it and see that it is reasonable, so you go ahead and buy it.
Once you get it home, you start to poke around either in a reference book you have or online to see what you have. Then it hits you—you realize that the piece you bought is a reproduction. What are some things that you can do with it?
There are many things that you can do with it. The first thing that you can do is to sell it off either online or at an antique matt at the price that you paid for it. If you do this, I recommend that you describe it as a reproduction so that everyone knows that you are being truthful about it.
If you happen to give the reproduction as a gift to a friend or family member, this gives you the chance to give a brief history lesson on it. You could even take the opportunity to show what the tell-tale signs are that make it a reproduction.
Another thing that you can do is to use it yourself. Vases could hold flowers, or even be used as a hat stand. It could possibly even be turned into a lamp.
If it is a bowl, the sky’s the limit on what it can hold. Paper clips, fruit, pens and even pocket change are a small sampling on what you can put in it.
And if it is a candy dish, it could even hold something like potpourri. If you happen to have bought a reproduction, what kinds of creative ways have you used it for?