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billyatom

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Monster Pencil Sharpeners
« on: November 09, 2017, 08:30:34 PM »
There are 11 green wolfman pencil sharpeners up on ebay now.  I'd like to add the sharpeners to my collection, but with so many listed i am curious if they have been reproduced.  And, has the display been reproduced too?

Palifan

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Re: Monster Pencil Sharpeners
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2017, 09:16:00 PM »
There are 11 green wolfman pencil sharpeners up on ebay now.  I'd like to add the sharpeners to my collection, but with so many listed i am curious if they have been reproduced.  And, has the display been reproduced too?

I think the sharpeners are fine as it was an new find of old stock in this color from a while ago. I'm not sure about the display as I can't find it anywhere?

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Re: Monster Pencil Sharpeners
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2017, 12:10:52 AM »
The sharpeners themselves are probably ok,  and, the cardboard display is, I believe, new-old stock, a number of these were found years ago, and I believe that with the number found, which I don't know how many, a few individuals were told that they were reproductions, when in fact, they were new-old stock.  It might have scared a few sellers to list them this way so they wouldn't encounter any trouble, but I believe they are real.

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Re: Monster Pencil Sharpeners
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2017, 01:47:37 AM »
Sharpeners are real.....Counter Displays have been reproduced although originals do pop up. The reproductions are easily identified by the paper used. Originals have GREY cardboard backs, visible on the BACK SIDE of the pop up display. Reproductions are  Glossy White.

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Re: Monster Pencil Sharpeners
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2017, 06:57:39 AM »
Yes. Samjo reproed them., also.
When they made the very large find of sharpeners in NY (where all the Wolfman and Mummies you now see came from), there was a number of actual mint flat store displays found also. I bought two. The original displays were selling for ~$30 on ebay, much less than Samjo’s copies! It pretty much went on under the wire, for about a year, and I don’t believe ever discussed here. The seller leaked them out very slowly, auction style. I always assumed the Samjo repros actually added confusion to what exactly was going on. The original displays, Mint/flat, are a gorgeous thing to behold, both art and all those little die cuts.
This was before the jump in price on Frank sharpeners, and a few years before the jump in bucket prices. The original displays are extensively diecut. Easily discernible.
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Re: Monster Pencil Sharpeners
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2017, 10:20:20 AM »
Yes. Samjo reproed them., also.
When they made the very large find of sharpeners in NY (where all the Wolfman and Mummies you now see came from), there was a number of actual mint flat store displays found also. I bought two. The original displays were selling for ~$30 on ebay, much less than Samjo’s copies! It pretty much went on under the wire, for about a year, and I don’t believe ever discussed here.

When was the find made, and when was Samjo selling the repros while originals were also being listed on Ebay? Did Samjo disclose that his were repros?

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