They say that imitation is the best form of flattery. However, when it comes to antique and old toys, this is definitely not the case!
This article today has to do with the original Hubley Chrysler Airfoil Cast Iron Car and a fake.
The Chrysler airfoil was a nice car manufactured by Chrysler. However, it never caught on and production stopped after a short time. However, several different toy manufacturers of the time produced toys modelled after the Chrysler model, and today, this car is still in high demand.
What I don't understand about fakes is why produce them in the first place. Exactly how many people out there would buy the real Hubley Airfoil? And, I would probably say that anyone who would spend anywhere form $ 75.00 - $ 250.00 U.S. for one would most likely have done their homework.
I purchased the "fake" knowing it was a fake to specifically see what a fake looks like. Unfortunately, the seller on E-Bay was somewhat "vague" as to the authenticity of the item.