This makes more sense. There were so very few of the "pre-Danny Dew" cups made and the ownership for them so well documented that I was surprised to hear of "new sets" poping up. I doubt that you will have any trouble selling your Danny Dew sets. Thanks for clarifying things for this naturally skeptical guy ;-)
I've seen the images of your Ross Bertram Coin Pail - and, yes, it is real Ross! And nice!
BTW - the article Rudy was referring to can be seen at: http://www.jamesriser.com/Cups/PF_DDHistory.html