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– I wouldn’t touch them at all. They look completely fake to me. Does somebody
wanna buy a football? COREY: Where in the
world did you get this? One of the toughest
parts of my job is telling people
that their prized family possession is fake. What do we have here? PAINTING SELLER: Well, it’s
a Claude Monet painting. I’m hoping to walk
out with $1 million. Now, was it on exhibit at
the Las Vegas Art Museum? PAINTING SELLER:
It was, in 1997. PAINTING EXPERT 1: All right. OK. They say early period,
which is very vague. I mean, he lived
a very long life. RICK: Yeah. PAINTING EXPERT 1: He
started painting very early, so what’s early period? It doesn’t– it doesn’t
really tell you a whole lot. I’d like to get
a second opinion. Sure, yeah.
Give him a call. PAINTING EXPERT 1: OK.
OK, I will. If we look on the
back of this painting, yeah, what I’m looking at is all
indication of who it could be. You will have old oil paint
sweating through the canvas. Here, you don’t see that. RICK: So is it real? It’s in the style of Monet,
but it’s not– absolutely not by the hand of Claude Monet. [INAUDIBLE] Not real. Not real. Ugh. I got a couple of
Scottish blades here. They were handed down
from me from my dad, which was handed down to him
from his father, so basically my grandfather. OK. First off, I can tell you right
off this is a reproduction. – Really?
– Yeah. Look at this. This was silver. Silver is the most
reflective metal there is. You can see the difference
in color in them. When silver oxidizes,
it turns black. This one’s already
turning green. KNIFE SELLER: Right.
RICK: OK? KNIFE SELLER: Hm. I wouldn’t think my grandfather
would pick up something that wasn’t authentic. RICK: Well, but this
one I’m confident is not worth anything. No? That really sucks. PAPER SELLER: Got
something for y’all. COREY: What’s that? PAPER SELLER: This
is a newspaper from the Boston Globe the
morning after the Titanic sank. RICK: For a 1912 newspaper,
it’s in perfect condition. I mean, perfect. I mean, there’s no yellowing
on the inside papers, which is amazing
considering this is, um– COREY: It’s a hundred years old. RICK: Yeah. All right. Well, here’s my problem. It’s fake. Why do you say that? RICK: You see right here? PAPER SELLER: Mhm. RICK: That’s from
a copy machine. PAPER SELLER: OK. So when would they
have copied it? Probably right after
the movie came out. [LAUGHS] PAPER SELLER: Oh, to resell? Yeah. PAPER SELLER: After
he opened it up, I really thought,
yeah, it was fake, and I probably won’t
get a second opinion. I guess I’m just gonna go home
and soak in my own misery. Oh well. I got a 1967 autographed
Chicago Bears football. Da Bears. COREY: You know, here are some
of the concerns I have with it. We have absolutely no
authentication for the ball. Do you mind if I give
a buddy of mine a call? He can kind of appraise it. Sure, that’s fine with me. FOOTBALL EXPERT: You
really gotta focus on the characteristics
of the autograph compared against
other ones that have been proven to be authentic. If we compare the
Brian Piccolo signature here to the one on the
football, primarily in the B, how it forms,
and how at the end here, the L and the O
dips off, these are contrasting signatures and
very typical for what you see in a clubhouse signature. This is very common,
and all it really is, somebody knows
his signature, and does their best
interpretation of it to try to make it look
as authentic as possible. FOOTBALL SELLER: I
feel pretty let down. I think clubhouse signatures
are very deceitful. I’d like to meet the
people that do that and give them a
piece of my mind. Does somebody wanna
buy a football? I have some Wells Fargo
belt buckles made by Tiffany. Tiffany would
never make a belt buckle then solder the
little latch over their logo. Anything associated with
Tiffany was done perfectly. This is not perfectly, therefore
I know it’s not Tiffany’s. I never buy anything
fake, no matter what. Just having it
around the shop is risky because an employee might
think it’s genuine and sell it. That could turn into
a real nightmare. What do we have here? A 1777 French musket. RICK: I have a buddy that
knows all about these guys. GUN SELLER: OK. All of this grime and what
looks to be, you know, old rust is artificial patina that
was put on by a paint brush and then wiped off. From everything I’m seeing
here, this most likely is a movie prop gun. I can’t believe
this isn’t a real gun. This sucks. COREY: What do we got? CARD SELLER: I got five
Topps 1967 Pete Rose baseball cards here, mint condition. My concerns are
that they’re like in almost too-perfect shape, and
that you’ve got five of them. If these cards are fake,
then I need to re-evaluate my entire card collection. COREY: This guy’s got
five Pete Rose cards. I figured I’d let
you look at them. So what do you want
to know about these? If they’re real. No. How do you– how
can you tell that? What do you– what do you mean? RICK: Because the
color’s all faded. Everything’s a
blur, even his face. It doesn’t look silkscreened. [INAUDIBLE] printed
with an inkjet printer. And the picture
looks overexposed. They probably scanned
it and reprinted it. It’s just not right at all. These things right
here, I wouldn’t– I wouldn’t touch them at all. They look completely fake to me. CARD SELLER: If these cards
are fake, then you know, what else is real? Is the wife real? The dog? The cat? You know, what’s real?

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