When I see a fake Griswold Pup getting bids, I wonder if the bidders simply want to own a reproduction or do they really think it is an authentic Griswold pup? I've seen some fakes sell for more than a real one. It will be interesting to see how high this one will go. The seller indicates it has a sideways 5 on it's head and is possibly a "carnival premium." At least the seller is being more upfront than others that pass these off as the "real deal" -- though he doesn't use the word "reproduction." I hate to see new collectors get duped.
How many of these fakes will end up at an antique store or in a collection and displayed as a real Griswold Pup?
A few years ago, I was at "The Factory Antique Mall" in Verona, VA and a dealer was selling unmarked pups for $100 each because they were (in his words) "Griswold Pups."