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The more you know about these wonderful American collectibles - the more you will appreciate them.
If you are considering acquiring any of these pieces, it is in your best interest that you educate yourself on the subject. The quality of the reproductions have steadily gone up over the years - proof that there is a great market for these American treasures.
Or - if you already own one of of these beauties, you can appreciate them more if you learn and understand the process involve in its manufacture.
There is a wealth of resources available out there. New books are getting published on the subject every year. More updated information are now available on the internet. Of course, nothing can be more rewarding than seeing these items first-hand - in which case a museum visit is your best choice.