Authentic Josef Originals figures can be easily identified by their distinctive marks. Signature black eyes were produced in both California and Japan until 1982. The earliest pieces are marked with the name M. Black oval stickers with gold or silver lettering. Figures made in California will say Josef Originals, California.
California was replaced with a curlicue when production moved to Japan. A label marked Japan (in script) was added, usually on the base of the piece. The most collectible pieces are those made during Muriels time with the company, especially the ones made in California.The majority of collectors prefer the figurines with black eyes, made in both California and Japan. The item "Josef Originals California very rare Figurine" is in sale since Friday, July 3, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Decorative Collectible Brands\Josef". The seller is "ss769" and is located in Costa Mesa, California. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay, Russian federation.