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Tiffany & Gaylord Express & Exhibition Belt Plates: Exposed!

Tiffany & Gaylord Express & Exhibition Belt Plates: Exposed!

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Beginning sometime during the 1960's, a scam of unprecedented proportions hit naive American collectors of Civil War and Wild West memorabilia: a flood of allegedly antique brass and bronze belt buckles, purportedly manufactured by the famed Tiffany & Company of New York, along with other companies such as E. Gaylord of Chicopee Falls, Massachusetts, and Anson Mills, started turning up at flea markets, gun shows, and other venues all across the United States. The only problem was, neither Tiffany nor the others ever made these buckles. Furthermore, they were all of modern manufacture. Then, in order to further deceive collectors, a book, Tiffany & Gaylord Express & Exhibition Belt Plates, attributed to Percy Seibert appeared circa 1970 (not 1950 as falsely claimed on its copyright page), and made all kinds of outlandish claims regarding the history of these buckles. That book is being reprinted here, with the addition of a preface and an index, to assist those who continue to collect these fun, but certainly fake, 'antiques.'
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