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Accoutrement Belt Plates: Exposed! A Collector's Catalog to the Bogus Tiffany & Co. Belt Buckles
 

Accoutrement Belt Plates: Exposed! A Collector's Catalog to the Bogus Tiffany & Co. Belt Buckles

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Do you own a brass or bronze belt buckle that claims to have been manufactured by Tiffany & Co., E. Gaylord, or A. J. Nash? If so, the buckle was created as part of a hoax launched during the 1960's to deceive collectors. It is a fact that Tiffany & Company, Gaylord, and A.J. Nash never made any of the brass and bronze belt buckles that are so commonly found on eBay and elsewhere. In addition, most of the Anson Mills buckles are also fakes. These buckles feature themes pertaining to:

* 7th Cavalry
* Alcatraz Prison
* Buffalo Bill
* Coca Cola
* Disney
* Firemen
* Henry Ford
* Lillie Langtry
* Mr. Spock
* Pinkerton's Gallery
* Prisons
* San Quentin
* Sitting Bull
* Star Wars
* Texas Rangers
* Winchester
* and many, many others

Accoutrement Belt Plates: Exposed! is a reprint of a catalog of fake belt buckles, allegedly created by the famed Tiffany & Co., that is believed to have first appeared sometime during the late 1970´s or early 1980´s. The original book was designed for one purpose - to deceive and confuse naïve collectors who were purchasing these brass and bronze belt buckles with a passion. It is believed that these were being imported from England and possibly from Asia, in great quantities, as part of one of the greatest hoaxes ever perpetrated upon the American antiquities market.

This new edition is presented in an attempt to halt the bogus belt buckle scam and the seemingly never-ending promotion of them as genuine antiques. A preface has been added to provide readers with a bit of background on the buckle scam, photographs of some of the buckles mentioned but not contained in the original are presented for the first time, and the book is now fully indexed. While the original edition was part of a well planned scheme, it has been reproduced here to provide collectors with one important tool: it remains the only known record that lists most (but not all) of the bogus buckles and is therefore, valuable to those with an interest in them.
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