xxCookie board reproductions created from wax are very easy to recognize. They look like wax and they definitely feel like wax. Aside from those telltale signs, one will also notice a yellowish look in the design. Also, most wax reproductions will have a string in the back for hanging the mold. This string is actually set into the wax, not attached to the wax. These molds, which are manufactured in Germany, are accurate reproductions of very old cookie molds. Cracks, chips and worm holes are all reproduced in the wax image. Wax reproductions are not very common on the American antiques market, though they do pop-up on online auctions from time to time. These reproductions are not useful at all for molding cookies and are created mainly for decorative purposes.