Like if Agatha Christie and Mike Wolfe had a love child
Sunk will introduce you to Kat McGovern, the daughter of movie star Grayson Caspar, a man who disappeared thirty-years ago at sea. A young celebrity disappearing mysteriously is the kind of story the press can never let go. So to avoid them, Kat has led a low-key life as a vintage clothing shop owner in a small Pennsylvania town. Even her closest friends don't know who her father was.
But when Grayson's sunken yacht is discovered off the coast of Morocco, his secrets surface along with his ship, and Kat's past finally catches up with her. So does a murderer.
As you are hunting around for treasure at yard sales and flea markets, you will come across things that make you wonder if they are original or reproductions. It can be hard to tell.
These are a couple tip offs.
One, does it look a little worn? It should if its really antique or vintage. Even the best kept china got moved around in the cabinet, the doll's vinyl body and hair faded a bit, or the lunch box got a little rust around the hinges. If it looks shiny and new, chances are it is.
Two, are there a lot of them? If you are in a shop or flea market stall and there are ten of the items you've been looking for and haven't been able to find...they have probably been manufactured. Unless you are at a reputable dealer who specializes in that item, then you may have hit the jackpot for your particular collectible.
A good way to gauge if it is a reputable dealer is they will be happy to answer your questions about if the item is authentic or not, and how you can tell. A dealer with a passion and knowledge about that item, will enjoy explaining that all to you. A disreputable dealer, not so much.