Several years ago, I was shopping at one of the local antique malls that is in the area that I live. I happened onto something that could be worth some money. The item that I ran across happened to be a large shaker or even a hat pin holder by R. S. Suhl.
With the price being right (and there being a little wear present on the bottom of the shaker), I went ahead and bought it. When I went to find out what I could about the mark so that I could list it online, there was a little voice in the back of my head that was saying something was not right.
After a few minutes of searching online, I found a shaker just like the one that I just bought. I was so thrilled to find it! I started to read what was posted online about it, and sure enough that little voice was right—the shaker was indeed a fake.
What was the lesson I learned? A little research and knowledge can go a long way in life.
Have you found something like this that turned out to be a fake after you bought it?