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Fakes

Regrettably, a large proportion of Cousin Wesley pigs listed on internet auction sites are worthless fakes.

We have attached a picture of ten genuine Cousin Wesley pigs - you will see that there are differences between the individual pigs (i.e. they were hand painted) but hopefully you can see the difference in quality compared to the fakes......................................

Base measurement is an important indication of authenticity and this measurement (at the widest part including the rim) is always 102mm whilst the fakes will often be bigger (e.g. 110mm) and sometimes smaller (e.g. 95mm) and you should always obtain pictures of base of any pig you are considering buying.

Many genuine Cousin Wesley pigs carry a decorator's mark (e.g. set of initials) on base or inside stopper hole but not all pigs have a decorator's mark.........................

In addition to the base measurement and decorator's marks consider the stopper hole which should be perfectly circular................................

Let us know if you have any further questions ?



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