I Bought a What?
Fake Labeling
The novice antique collector, as well as the seasoned dealer, may mistake a crap-o-phone for an original due to phony labeling. The “Nipper” logo adds the credibility buyers like to see.
Fake HMV decal from India
Fake Victor tag from China
Made in China
The newest crop of crap-o-phones are now coming from China. The two pictured above are typical of these odd beasts. The horns are offset from the tone arm in both the single and double horn models. These most often come with a fake Victor tag.