This is the first article published in the series Real - Fake ? that began with issue N°1 of Tribal Magazine way back in 1994 ! The Real - Fake series was subsequently dropped from the magazine after four or five issues possibly due to the difficulty of finding authors willing to deal with the problem...It is a shame as there was a lot to say about the subject of Fakes and a lot to learn from the authors and the market place. I do not have access to my library at the moment as we are confined to quarters in Paris so I am only able to up load the French version - the English one will be published post COVID-19 ...Hopefully !!