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Hi Kim, I'll get the ball rolling here, but I fear you may well end up with some variety of opinions, largely due to semantics. This is partially due to a likely difference in viewpoint/philosophy on "fakes"; what is a fake to one may be a reproduction to another. I'll primarily philosophize, and let others comment specifically on the merits of each of your pieces. A fake to me is an attempt to fool the buyer into thinking that a later production is actually from the original production. I won't comment on the impressed mark, hopefully someone else can determine whether it is a genuine original mark, or a later copy. But on the whole it looks to me that one or two at least of the pieces may be later, possibly 20th century transfers, which are either original or reproductions. The reproductions were often sold with paper or other labels, which have been removed and then the piece re-sold as old, either through ignorance or intent. We have some really excellent ca. 1990s transferware, sold as reproductions but with such labels which could be removed and the buyer fooled into believing the piece is much older.
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