Pawn Stars: 6 Fake Items That Went Bust | History


– Well, I’ve never It’s between 40 and
50 million years old. If this thing is genuine,
there’s no question, I want it. Ah [bleep]. This sucks. Dude, I’m disappointed. I have my doubts. Well, it’s a bad day now. But I have to be cautious. There is a ton of
fakes out there. What we got? It’s a baby rattle
from the early 1800s. A baby rattle. It’s sterling silver, got the
whistle and some bells on it. The kids would teethe on
this end of the pearl. Is that why people had such
bad teeth back in the day? Must’ve been. RICK: Well, let me take a look. If you look at the hallmark
on it, it’s a later hallmark. It’s from 1860 to,
like, 1890, so we know it’s not really early stuff. They used, like,
a pewter solder, which is like a copper and tin. It’s not a silver solder
because you can see it turning green right in there. Really? OK, well, here’s
my opinion of it. It’s fake. Really? There’s people that
are faking baby rattles? People fake everything, OK? It looks like it’s been
reproduced by somebody. It just doesn’t look right. CUSTOMER: OK. I’m going to pass. CUSTOMER: I think he’s wrong
because I think they wouldn’t put that big a piece of pearl
on something that was faked, and I don’t see
why somebody would fake something that unique. I have a Babe
Ruth baseball card. Where did you get this? DEREK: I found it in our
shed in our backyard. RICK: You just
found it in a shed? It was in a lockbox. It was my grandfather’s. Do you have an idea
what you wanted for it? $65,000. RICK: This is the big thing
with a Babe Ruth baseball card. They’ve been faking these things
since the ’40s and the ’50s, so I’m not going to
say it’s real until I have someone else look at it. You got an old Babe Ruth card. Man, you got to be kidding. This is just awesome. So is it real? We’re going to find
out right now, man. All right. What we’re
looking for, we need to analyze the paper stock and
just overall feel and texture. Now as far as the
value on this, nothing. What we have here
is not a real card. The whole texture’s off,
the coating on the surface, and especially the printing. Even though the technology
was pretty weak back then, it was a lot more clear
than what it appears on the Babe Ruth card here. So this is without
a doubt a reprint. Ah [bleep]. $65,000, that close,
but no cigar, you know, I’m just disappointed. So I have some poetry here
written by Jimi Hendrix. COREY: So how’d you get this? I started working with a
relative of Jimi, Ricky Hendrix here. I spent a lot of money
promoting these guys and I became part of
the family with them, and so they gave me this poetry. I’ll tell you what, I’ll
have someone check it out. Sounds good. This is what we got. It’s supposed to be some
poetry by Jimi Hendrix. OK, well, clearly
we got a situation where we’re dealing with a– a felt tip pen. Almost all the poems or
lyrics I’ve seen of him has been done with
a ballpoint pen. Another thing we have to look
at is the letter structures. The capital I has a very
squiggly line from the top bar. That’s not something
I’ve seen before. It’s usually block
type of lettering. Let’s take a look at
the signature itself. The handwriting is about the
same size of the signature. In every case, it’s
three or four times larger, much more flamboyant. The last name seems to be,
you know, printed type style. He would always
write in cursive. I’m seeing a lot of
different problems with it, and I can guarantee you that
this is 100% not authentic. Yeah, I’d like to sell a
picture of Mary and Abraham Lincoln from, I believe, 1863. RICK: So how much do
you want for this? I feel it’s one in a million,
so I’m asking a million. Whoa. So I can call someone
and take a look at it. So here we go. Gorgeous. Do you mind if I
take a look at it? Absolutely. Facial comparison software. You can see that this woman
has sort of different eyebrows. I mean, I don’t want
to be difficult here, but I feel I’m an expert. I look for other things
besides just face. I look at the clothes.
I look at the background. I check–
– Yes, so do I. This is your career. You have a right to
discredit yourself. A lot of people come to
me saying that they have– They’ll be coming
to me in 10 years. I’m– honest to God. So your opinion
is it’s not real. It’s not. I’ve got this
old Colt revolver. It’s been in my family,
and I was looking to see what I could get for it. You know, the condition
is really nice on it, and I’d really like
to get a buddy of mine down here to take a look at it. All right, the first
thing off the bat, these are usually numbered. Yeah, but it’s
numbered inside. If you take apart
this piece right here, you’ll see the– the number. This? Yeah. OK. OK. There you go. Hmm. Well, I’ve never seen one
of these numbered here, this connector rod. I can just tell you
I don’t like the way the numbers are stamped. They’re usually
marked right here. It’s supposed to also say
“US” below the number. If for some reason I’m wrong
about all these other things and it’s still an
original set from Colt, it should at least fit
together really, really well. You know, it’s functional. You could take it to
the range and shoot it. But it’s not a good fit. COREY: So the stock’s
not worth anything? No. [grumbles] I got something
I’d like to sell. I think it’s a little
bit older than dirt. It’s between 40 and
50 million years old. So what I have is a
piece of Baltic amber with a tarantula in it. CHUMLEE: I actually have
a gemstone expert here. – All right.
– Hold on. Jeff! What’s up, man? Piece of Baltic
amber with a tarantula. He’s got some paperwork. It’s a tarantula? Yeah. Tell me about this paperwork. Where did you get this from? Yeah, I sent it
off to Berkeley and to the entomology department. Honestly, I don’t think
this would be the correct test to define if this
is Amber or not, but who I do trust would be GIA. They are the world’s foremost
authority in gem grading and gem identification,
and this is where I would send it to see if
it’s actually natural or not. If you want, you can
pay for us to send it. OK. Does it cost a lot to do that? JEFF: It costs about 200
dollars to send it away. Well, that sounds good. I’ll do that. RICK: Chum. Yeah? You helped this gentlemen? Oh yeah, this guy. Jeff probably got
the results back. So what did the
test results say? Would you like
to do the honors? Yeah, let’s read this. OK. They say it is plastic. What? Plastic. MADISON: I was really
surprised that I have a fake piece of amber,
and I’m also out $200. This sucks. [music playing]

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