Ruby Lane Launches Real Or Repro, New Authentication Resource for Antiques & Collectibles
inMarch 18, 2013 - 11:04am
To help educate buyers and sellers on how to spot fakes and reproductions, online antiques and vintage collectibles leader Ruby Lane launched RealorRepro.com today.
Serving as the new online information source for those who want to research or identify fakes and reproductions relating to the antiques & vintage collectibles market, RealorRepro is powered by Ruby Lane.
RealorRepro offers an extensive, free library of articles, information, and photographs on thousands of items spanning all categories and periods. Also, buyers can research items while antiquing, via RealorRepro's mobile format that is smart phone and tablet-friendly.
“When buying or selling antiques and vintage collectibles, it is important to be able to identify whether an item is authentic or whether it is a reproduction,” said Palmer Pekarek, Director of New Business Development and Communications at Ruby Lane. “The new site provides thousands of articles and photos that detail specific attributes to look for when determining the authenticity of an item.”
Real Or Repro is endorsed by Mark Chervenka, a renowned expert on antique and vintage reproductions who also contributed much of the site's content. It will remain current with new monthly contributions from industry wide experts including Chervenka.
“Ruby Lane is a vetted site, which provides buyers with the peace of mind to shop with confidence,” says Pekarek. “Few antique and vintage collectible sites require that the items they list be authentic. We saw a great need to help educate both buyers and sellers, and created RealorRepro for their use.”
RealorRepro is a great 'goto' resource for antique and vintage collectible shoppers, visit Real Or Repro
You can also visit the Real Or Repro Facebook page
as well as the Real Or Repro Twitter page
and the Real Or Repro Pinterest page
Since 1998, Ruby Lane has brought together individually-owned shops offering unique vintage items from around the world. Today, Ruby Lane offers more than 500,000 items in inventory ranging from antique furniture to depression glass, fine china, vintage jewelry, heirloom linens, books, stamps, paintings, sculpture, hand-blown glass, and ceramics from more than 2,500 shops. Visit Ruby Lane