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Thursday, 21 February 2013

Spotting reproductions... for dummies.

The Bon Trading Co. reproduction has "Made in Italy" engraved underneath (see here).
(Giordano Robbiati never stamped neither "A" nor "B" models, see here)

The Bellman CX-66 reproduction has the name "La Sorrentina" on a black badge (see here).
(Alfredo Robbiati's "La Sorrentina" were golden badged, see here)

The Indian reproduction has a boiler Plug that comes out a centimeter away.
(Note: On some of Giordano Robbiati's Model "A", the security valve is placed there, see here)

Reproductions don't do it to me.

I buy vintage, to my satisfaction.

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