Stolen Goods & Fakes
Even in affluent times, thieves and fakes abound. At any time, one cannot be too careful so we should all do what we can to protect our property. Fakes from Russia, China and elsewhere are becoming more and more difficult to spot so the market is awash with these items. Specialist collectors and dealers have been genuinely caught, so research the subject before you part with any hard earned cash. At Rarity4u we operate a policy of due diligence which means we take as many precautions as we can to ensure the items we sell are not fake or stolen. We investigate and examine each and every item for authenticity and confirm the details in our item descriptions. It is impossible to ensure that every antique item that is 100 years or more in age has not been stolen at some time during its life. The Police keep stolen items for a period of time in order try to find their legal owners. When their efforts have failed, these items are then auctioned off to the public and hence become legal once again.