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Bitter and the Sweet bootleg

I was just browsing through ebay and saw this Bitter and the Sweet lookalike. I enlarged it and compared it to mine, which I've had for years. On the face of it, it was identical. To be fair, the seller said it was a carver, but is there a way to tell them from the originals?

Thanks.

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36 minutes ago, greety said:

I was just browsing through ebay and saw this Bitter and the Sweet lookalike. I enlarged it and compared it to mine, which I've had for years. On the face of it, it was identical. To be fair, the seller said it was a carver, but is there a way to tell them from the originals?

Thanks.

I am guessing that the matrix details are in the wax on your copy (stamped or etched) and I doubt very much a carver would have any matricies at all and the run out "distance" to the label would be different ?

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Yes mate. I looked at the run out in mine and it has no stamped matrix, just some scratched details. Pretty easy to copy.

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1 hour ago, greety said:

Yes mate. I looked at the run out in mine and it has no stamped matrix, just some scratched details. Pretty easy to copy.

Can you read the etchings ?

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HI

On my copy it has it has a scratched (not stamped) Archer with just a capital A. A single scratched capital R and two other sets of small scratched and unreadable digits dotted around the run out groove,

Thanks for your interest.

Dave

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1 hour ago, greety said:

HI

On my copy it has it has a scratched (not stamped) Archer with just a capital A. A single scratched capital R and two other sets of small scratched and unreadable digits dotted around the run out groove,

Thanks for your interest.

Dave

Seems unusual that it's not stamped archer, however I still think the carver will be non etched (anything) carver

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