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Could I impose once more asking your opinions please? Thank you so much in advance.


Is this Coach real? I asked for a whole picture of the creed, but so far I got no answer. No dimensions.





Fashion discussion

Jan 23, 2015 8:17:32 AM PT

Help needed from the Coach authenticators

I am hoping someone might be able to dechiper the name of this Lithograph Line Drawing and artist. I suspect it is from the 1970's or 80's?


I am not sure what this form of drawing is actually called but I love the style.


Any help appreciated







Collectibles & Art discussion

Jan 23, 2015 3:20:57 PM PT

Help Identifying Lithograph Line Drawing

Thank you for helping with what I think (?) is a P.T. Bavaria Tirschenreuth mark on a salt dish set (sadly, the master salt is chipped).  I haven't been able to find the same mark and determine when it was used (also searched the porcelainmarksandmore reference site and couldn't find it).


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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Jan 24, 2015 11:40:17 AM PT

Dating mark for P.T. Bavaria Tirschenreuth

It's bright blue, 3.15 lbs, measures 10 3/4" the tallest  x  9 1/2" L, any idea who made it by reading the mark?, thanks in advance.

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Instead of paying $10.44, it would probably have been $100. Is this part of a FEDEX RIPOFF scheme or another EBAY TIC that they need to fix?  



Package details
Ship to
CarrierTotal package weight
6 lbs. 0 oz.
Shipping Cost
FedEx Priority Overnight$10.44

Shipping & Returns question


Collectibles & Art discussion

Jan 25, 2015 11:01:46 AM PT

Please help Id this maker

Just thought I'd throw this out there...


#10 You have a bunch of stupid characters in your title and or listing: L@@K A+++++++ quality jibber jabber. This listing must have been placed by a nine year old. A nine year old that is not likely to actually mail me the merchandise if I win, so I am not going to bid. L@@K at 





I am sure that I am not the only person who did not bid on your auction because of one of these reasons. That means that you may now be relisting your item, or selling it for a lot less than what you could have. The following is a rant. A rant that contains my opinions, which may differ entirely from your opinions. You are allowed to have your own opinions. You have been warned.


#9 I can not tell how much you are charging for shipping: The Shipping section says “please see listing for shipping details” and the listing is barren, like a wasteland. With no mention of these elusive charges anywhere, I will have to move on. I may “ask the seller a question” but then again I may not.


#8 had to do with not accepting Paypal, I don't think this applies, you either accept paypal or you're not listing on ebay?


#7 Your description is junk: You are a salesperson when you type up your description. Sell it to me. Do not give me the name of the item and hope it is what I was looking for. I have bought a few things that I was not specifically looking for because the picture and the description made me think, “wow that is cool.” If I do not know what a ‘VINTAGE 1961 HICKY MA JIGGY” is, I am not going to buy yours. There are indeed collectors out there who may bid, but you are missing out on a lot of people by not telling us what the hell this Hicky ma Jiggy is and does. The worst are the sellers who feel the need to explain to me every shipping and return and every other 'store' or 'ebay' policy that is either already explained elsewhere on the site or guess what, it's ebay and not 'your' place to do with as you please but either way, the description is where sellers should be "DESCRIBING" the item for sale.

Enough said.


#5 Busted goods: eBaying broken junk works for some people, but I really do not want to bid, wait, watch, hope, win, wait for shipping, get the item, feel the excitement of seeing it in the mailbox, bring it in, open it up…and then have to fix it. There are people out there who will bid on an electronic device that does not work because they are hoping that it is the circuit board that is bad on yours so that they can get the flux capacitor off of it, and replace theirs. I am not one of them but when I am, I want it listed as "For Parts / Not working."


#4 Busted goods fit for the garbage: Sorry, but if you or someone else already took the most valuable parts off the device you're trying to sell me… Don't sell the scrap board left overs to me while pretending it's complete, matter of fact don't even list it as "may be missing some parts," look... If it's missing anything and everything of value and it is ready to be thrown in the garbage, please do us a favor and throw it away already, it is junk, it needs to be gone.


#3 Starting bid is way too high: It may surprise you that I do not consider this to be the number one reason to not even consider a bid, but I honestly feel that this is the 3rd most important reason. My absolute favorite is when the description itself says this super deluxe hicky ma jiggy retails for $25 — and the starting bid is $24.99 plus $6 shipping. That is just a little worse than the listings that say I am clearing out my store inventory to make room for new items. This item listed for $25 but is now OOP ( out of print) and the starting bid + shipping charges add up to be equal to or greater than $25. Ummm think about this. You had it listed in your store for $25 for so long that it is now out of print and you expect to get $25 for it now. If it were actually worth $25 it would not be in need of you ‘clearing’ it from your inventory. I honestly do not care how cool something is or how much I want or think I need it…I am on eBay to get a deal. I am not interested in bidding exactly what I can pay for your item in a store and having to wait a week to see if I won it or not.

#2 Blurry/Dark/nearly useless or the wrong picture: This is not quite as bad as no picture at all (that is so bad it gets its own listing…see below) But the picture is worth a thousand words. I have already mentioned the actual words of the description and that is usually way less than 1000. Do you want a thousand words screaming DO NOT BID ON THIS AUCTION? I didn’t think so. I see way too many listings where it says right in the description something like “These miniatures were painted by an Uber Pro painter and they rock hardcore, but my **bleep**py camera sucks so trust me they look WAY better in person than what these pictures show. Another example of this is when the pictures are too dark, blurry or both because the lack of adequate lighting severely affects the focus, making it difficult to see the details — or even some of the item that you are looking at. A case in point:

Really cool description from above:




Same really cool description … but…


wizards bad photo


Which of these would you bid on? I would not bid on that second one unless I knew that those figures were worth $10 each and the current bid was $1 or $2. If I did not know what the figures were supposed to be, I would be lost. The description says the wizards are in cool poses, but that picture does not show that. This means again that a lot of potential bidders do not bid because they do not even know what you are selling. You can clearly see the figures on the magazine in the good photo to give you an understanding that there is indeed coverage in there about the particular figures included.

This also happens when you are looking at a listing for an authentic and fully functional Luke Sky Walker lightsaber with instructions and an old Jedi Master to train you on its use, but the photo is of the Emperor holding Darth Vader’s lightsaber. Can I truly be sure that Yoda or Obi-Wan will be in the shipment that I am bidding on if the Dark Lord of the Sith is pictured? I may just have to wait around for another listing of a real lightsaber…I could use the eBay question thing, but if the Emperor is involved, I can not truly be sure that he will not just cover the answer to my question with the shroud of the dark side…

#1 No photo: This is what I think when I see the following:

“Check out my auction. It is a Babe Ruth rookie card in great condition.”

No picture? How do you expect me to put a value on something like this without a photo??

I see an awful lot of listings for individual miniatures where they go so far as to include the manufacturers item number, but not a photo. Remember that the first photo is free so you are ripping yourself off by not including one. If I like the description of the miniature, for instance “Shadow Dragon with treasure pile UberCool minis #123,” I may go to Google image search and pull up Ubercool 123 and look for a photo. However there are Thousands of minis made by Ubercool minis, so after I check a few I get tired of all of the extra work and I stop. That leaves me no choice but to skip all of the hundreds and hundreds of listings without pics for a week or two until another cool sounding one comes along.

Selling discussion


are these ok to sell on ebay? I see nothing in the restrictions about them? a practice artillery shell with no live fuse..

Selling discussion



Good day to everyone!  Hope you are having a good one! :smileyhappy:

New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

On the light hearted side...


Went to the Flea Market yesterday...


Bought some items (not much, nothing red hot)...  Picked up a leaf style rhinestone necklace, didn't think a thing about it... Just ready to take pictures and took a good look at it...  And then, I started to wonder....  Then I proceeded to google....  Then I sent a text and pic to my son who had too much fun in his college days and asked him what he thought it was...  He texted back that I nearly caused him to destroy his phone when he spit his drink on it laughing at my naive stupidity....


So, what was it?  Posting a picture....


Oh yeah, plenty of similar for sale on here...


Maybe someone will get the munchies for my rhinestones.... LOL....

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Trying to understand the difference between the egg yolk necklaces, they actually amber? The reason I ask is because this old bangle reminds me of egg yolk although when referring to a bakelite color website, I am guessing it would be classified as butterscotch?





Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Jan 23, 2015 11:17:21 AM PT

Old bakelite question




Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Estate Earrings-Couldnt find any makers marks, Glass? Setting called crown bezel? Age? Any information or thoughts greatly appreciated. Thank you!


Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Picked this up today. The patent # indicates this was made after 1988. I am wondering if anyone has the The Napier Co. book and if this one is in it? It is a beautiful piece. Thanks, Lori

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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Jan 23, 2015 6:06:05 PM PT

Napier necklace - Is it in the Napier Book?

Hey everyone

I like to believe I'm not crazy or stupid. I'm attaching 2 screenshots of an item I was watching for a few days and then happily became the highest bidder. Then, in the last 20 seconds, my bid is no longer the highest. All right, a little action! So, I go higher once, get outbid immediately. Ooook, this guy's fast.

I bid again and higher! Immediately outbid again! DARN! I lost the bidding war. Then, I look at the bidding history and am realizing, there is obviously a total flaw or error in this entire thing. This person had automatic bidding set up. 5 days, FIVE DAYS, before I ever made a bid and not once did their bid ever show up until the very end This is complete garbage and I tried clicking every "report member" and "contact us" to no avail, as is usual on eBay.

Take a look and please let me know how I can get in contact with someone about this and get the **bleep** product I obviously deserve as I didn't violate or manipulate any rules!

Thanks guys!



Bidding & Buying question

Jan 23, 2015 1:50:15 AM PT

Error with AutoBid

I found this little guy in a case where it appears the dealer is going out of business.  She has the best top-quality stuff, and finally slashed her prices.  


I have not seen another one like it anywhere on the Internet.  There is a similar piece made by KJL for Sphinx; there is a current auction up listed as a blue-faced cat (not my auction, just for info) that appears to use the same mold, but my piece has the fourth leg bolted on the back, similar to other Hattie pieces.  The face is carved more intricately; the jaws are made of gold tone metal similar to the Hattie pirahna fish.  It is really well-made, and looks like it could fit into the Primitives on Parade line.  


What do you all think?  Thanks for your help.


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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Jan 24, 2015 8:35:14 AM PT

Am I unsigned Hattie Carnegie?

I have never seen a bottom finished like this vase. It is 7.75" high Opening diameter is 3.25".  Overall Green Glaze (mint colored)

Thanks and have a Great Weekend


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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Jan 23, 2015 9:45:35 AM PT

Pottery Vase Unmarked ID Help Please



Good morning everyone



New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

Hi,  I need help identiflying this little french bronze or spelter statue.  It measures about 4 3/4" tall.  Appears to be spelter but very heavy in the middle so maybe weighted.  It had a name plate on the bottom front platform but it has been removed.  It looks like a politician or comic character????  The back is stamped, "American Art Works Inc, Co----(the rest of the letters are unreadable) Ohio"  Thanks in advance.  Any help appreciated.

Thanks, Amy




Collectibles & Art discussion

I have had these a while and never tried to sell them since I had no idea how old they were and who made them. None are signed! I was wondering if anyone here could tell me anything about any of them? Thanks so much!


The largest one (round) is 2.5" diameter. I show 2 pictures of the back to help with poosible ID.





Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

It looks vaguely familiar, but just cannot make it out.  Cannot get photo any clearer.


Also...why do I start out on the jewelry board when putting my question up on the Subject line. When I get to the text,  then it asks me to choose a board, but the jewelry board never comes up.  (Driving me crazy!!!)





Collectibles & Art discussion

Can someone help me figure out what this is?


When I google "double egg cup", I get photos of these.


When I search for "double egg cup" in pottery on eBay, I get not a single one of these.


Can someone confirm or deny that this is a double egg cup?


Thank you.



Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Jan 24, 2015 5:34:06 PM PT

Is this a double egg cup?

I an cross eyed from looking at Dali lithos trying to find out the title of my piece - can anyone help? I also would like to know the best - inexpensive - way to verify the signature? One idea a friend told me was to take it to a local high end auction house & if they agree to sell it I can figure the signature is good. 

Thanks, I appreciate any help with this.










Collectibles & Art discussion






Vintage discussion

Jan 24, 2015 1:57:47 PM PT


hello everyone ...


I collect Great Britain security machins 2009-2015 ... the ones with "flaps" or ovals ...   there are 100s of vars ...


anyone interested in forming a study group ?   please message here.  thank you278_001.jpg

The Stamp Board

Jan 24, 2015 3:03:02 PM PT

machin study group ...

Any help appreciated..It measures 9" across.IMG_2451.JPGIMG_2454.JPGIMG_2457.JPGIMG_2454.JPGIMG_2453.JPG

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Can anyone tell me the pattern name of this beautiful Theodore Haviland Lalique art deco plate? I have done some research--this was designed in the 20's by Suzanne Lalique. Any info or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. TIA, gina003.JPG007.JPG

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Jan 23, 2015 5:34:42 PM PT

Haviland china expert needed please

Is this x a makers mark or does it signify anything?DSCN3178.JPGDSCN3182.JPG

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Jan 24, 2015 7:44:53 PM PT

What is the mark on these earrings?

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I think these are sergeant stripes from the Marines but isn't there a meaning to the number on the back?  I am trying to date them.  Any help is much appreciated  TY

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Beautiful suspended nude (headless), with angel wings, Collar necklace.  The figure is about 3 1/2" long and stamped on the back legs. 

Does anyone recognize this artist signature, it is a stamped signature and numbered.  (Possibly a NYC / Brooklyn artist)

The image is just a representation of the actual piece and the stamp is the actual stamp.

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Fine Jewelry, Gems & Precious Metals discussion



Can anyone help me Identify this Type china it is made in Japan with orange and yell decorations hand painted.  There are Gisha women and a Fenced Garden area with a floral motif.  Thanks for any help given. I have a whole set of this stuff. It is delicate and 1/2 of it was chipped or broken. Is there a NAME for it?   

Collectibles & Art discussion

Looking for any info on this (crean pitcher ?)  It has on markings, it's 3" tall, has a 2 1/4" opening,the rows of dots and design on the handle are raised up. May be from Sweden.DSC06107.JPGDSC06108.JPGDSC06109.JPGDSC06117.JPG

Collectibles & Art discussion

Jan 24, 2015 8:05:43 AM PT

Cream Pitcher I.D.

Hi All. I guess this is where the Pottery & Glass Board migrated to. I have a 10.25" Hull plate in an unusual color, mocha with an ochre purple border that has white spots. It's signed 'hull' in lower case with Crooksville, Ohio in script on the back.


Is this the same line as the dark brown drip glaze plates from the 1960s? Is it an unusual enough color to have more value than those plates?







Collectibles & Art discussion

I have tried many combinations of names and could not figure it out. Also looked at many items trying to find something similar, but no luck. This is about as clear a pic as I can get of the signature.

Hope someone knows the artist of this pretty pin.


Antique & Vintage Jewelry by Design


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Stuffed Heart pillow or Valentine Doggy for anyone on your list!
A variety of Valentine Stuffed Animals - Some ANIMATED!!
Candles, Candleholder, Crystal Vases....all for that special evening!
If you purchase 2 or more items - 
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Jan 25, 2015 11:57:57 AM PT


Hi, Check out my ebay store - 


We will be happy to help you! Men's and Women's clothes available, check out our categories!

Advertise Your eBay Store Here

Jan 25, 2015 1:12:35 AM PT


Measures about 2" by 1 1/4" across. Looks a little like leaves. Thoughts on age/style appreciated, as always :smileyhappy:



Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Hello All! Can anyone identify the light blue gemstones in this 925 jade pearl pendant? Any assistance would be greatly appreciated! Tthank you! David.





Collectibles & Art discussion

Jan 24, 2015 5:04:25 PM PT

jade pearl pendant

This brooch is marked, any idea who JS is? Thank you for your time!



Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Jan 24, 2015 11:25:44 AM PT

Cupid brooch, any idea who JS is?

Hello All! Can anyone identify the mark on this art deco? 800 silver vase? NOTE: I apologize for the photo of the mark as it is so small! The first is 800 in an oval, the second is a 3 leaf clover with the letters U? or D?/ I/ D ;  the letters in the last mark are ilegible! Any assistance with this query would be greatly appreciated! Thank you! David.




Collectibles & Art discussion

Jan 24, 2015 6:36:38 PM PT

art deco silver vase

At first glance I thought possible saphiret but they aren't dark brown just pinkish brown.  And, only some of the beads have this frosted look.  The others are a clear pinkish.


Thanks for any help,




Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Jan 24, 2015 11:19:18 AM PT

Is there a name for these beads?


What is the thing in the middle?  First I thought a flower or starfish but now I am questioning that.  Could not find anything but I am probably not searching right  Thank you 

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Does anyone recognize this piece as to pattern and maker? 


It stands 5" tall with a twisted applied handle and raised baseDSCN3887.JPG

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

2015 Happy New Year!

Happy New Year, Coin Collectors!

(A Little Late)

U.S. Coin Collectors

Jan 24, 2015 12:23:52 PM PT

Happy New Year!

Love to find out about these lures that are 8 inches long with no name .ANY HELP GREATLY APPRECIATED.IMAG0013.JPG

Sporting Goods discussion

Jan 25, 2015 1:16:03 PM PT

help with this long spinner lure

The pictures are really bad. Sorry

Toys & Hobbies discussion

Jan 24, 2015 11:34:59 AM PT

Here are 2 more Transformers that I can't id

I don't know why these are so hard to research. I can't even find a date on this one. Thanks for any help.

Toys & Hobbies discussion

I have just acquired two really nice capodimonte columns. They are roughly 38" tall. One is marked capodimonte Italy 1425 and comes apart into three pieces, and the other is marked Italy 1425 and is one solid piece. they are nearly identical in design. The colors differ some and some details like the type of trees. They feature really nice 3D reIief artwork. I am attaching some pictures. If anyone has any information about these columns i.e. maker and time period it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.




Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Hi all,   Does anyone recognize this little guy? Thanks for looking!!



Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Hi, does anyone recognize the signature on this pink glass perfume bottle?  Looks like the last name might be Gilly, Gully, Gilby or something like that, and the first name may begin with B?  Thanks for any help with this.pper1.JPG







Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

I just got a new Tiny Kitty (naturally!).   She is a LTD ED from an event  in 2004.   Old Hollywood Glam - "Puttin On The Ritz".    Doesn't come around that often and I have wanted her for some time. .  The only thing is that her hair is very plastered down.  Don't know if that is original (not Tonner's way in my experience).   Or perhaps the original owner did that to keep it in tact.   Never the less, I adore her.    Sassy this one with short black bobbed hair and red lips (which sadly have faded a tiny bit). 


Please share your latest/weekend finds.   I love seeing what people have added to their collections

Puttin On The Ritz TK

Dolls discussion

Jan 25, 2015 6:18:49 AM PT

What is your latest? Please share

Hi, I have an older Coach purse, all leather # 033-2126. Black. Made in USA. Dimensions: 10-1/2" Tall, 9" wide and 2-1/2" deep. It has the older snap button closure and adjustable strap. I am including pics. Thanks in advance for your help!



Fashion discussion

Jan 24, 2015 6:30:26 AM PT

Coach Purse Name/style

Are the pink beads opalite, or does anyone know the term for the effect...there is a glow at certain angles..



Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Jan 25, 2015 4:51:46 PM PT

Are these opalite beads???

I found this MASSIVE heart shaped pin in one of my lot purchases...it is 3 1/2" wide x 4" long.  I have never seen a pin this big, so I am wondering if it could be an embellishment for something else???  It has a classic pin back but there is no fold over clasp and it doesn't look like there was one there and broken off????





Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Can anyone tell me about this icon? I bought it today from an estate sale. It made from obviously old wood (see photo of back) and the nails holding the figure onto that wood are old hand forged nails.

Is the figure as old as it seems? 

Are the words around the top & bottom of it the name of the saint it is suppose to be?

Are these Catholic? 

I greatly appreciate any help with this.


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Collectibles & Art discussion

I was hoping one of the Coach experts could supply some info on this wallet

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Fashion discussion

Jan 25, 2015 2:32:57 PM PT

Can a Coach Expert Identify This Wallet



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This little box meaures  2 1/2 inches wide and just over an inch tall. It is marked with what looks like the Crossed L,s and an S inside, with an L and three dots underneath. I have been researching Sevres and imitations but haven't found it. Does anyone recognize it? It is also marked France, and is marked on the base and on the lid. Is this most likely a pill box? Thanks for any insights!DSC03027.JPGDSC03021.JPG

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Can anyone please identify this pattern name? I was thinking either Fostoria of Tiffin, but not finding it. The candle holder has a slightly different pattern but was purchased from the same estate as the glasses. Thanks 


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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Jan 25, 2015 2:21:35 PM PT

Help ID Glass Pattern Please

Can anyone ID these old bronze shoes? 

They are 10" long by 5" tall by 4" across. There are holes in the back for hanging



Selling question

Jan 24, 2015 9:53:26 AM PT

Help ID these bronze shoes


Needle Arts & Vintage Textiles discussion

Jan 24, 2015 12:24:49 PM PT

Would this be considered drawn work?

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The first object seems to be a suspender thingy or maybe some sort of lingerie thingy.   The second thing is possibly copper and I don't recognize the US Star mark  Anything?  Military?  Presidential?  Any help is much appreciated as always  Thanks for looking 

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group



every time i try to contact ebay asking them to step in on a dispute i am having with another seller on ebay (i am the buyer) i get a message telling me that there is an "internal application error". 


There isnt an error number associated, I dont know if the message gets sent or not but i doubt it does because i contacted them more than 48 hours ago but no answer yet. And im sure ebay usualy reply quite fast.


Please tell me about a specific solution or not. I attached a picture for reference.


thanks guys


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Shipping & Returns question

I need an ID on the (rose?) Pattern; T&V Limoges cream and sugar set.  Creamer is a shade over 5" high.  I am assiming that the gold trim (with loss) is original, but don't know.  Any assistance appreciated!





Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Jan 23, 2015 12:47:28 PM PT

T & V Limoges Rose Pattern ID Request

It's all wooden, 18" long by about 8" deep.   i know it's old but have no idea what it is or if it has any value.

Bidding & Buying question

Jan 24, 2015 2:45:27 PM PT

Does anyone know what this is?

I was so excited to find one, I didn't really look at the piece like I should have done before purchasing......When I got home all excited showing my husband my what I thought was a fabulous buy he then shows me the missing stones....Ugh So I have been researching this piece for hours and can't seem to find any 2 exactly the same. There are a few of the small pink ab stones and the pin bar is bent easy fix for someone however there is a stone missing on his right sleeve that seems to vary by the pieces I can find on line however the sone that is nesteled under his sleeve of his left hand is my huge question those online are  green stone and him is like a crystal ball type stone that has a chip in it......I can't find any piece on line that has the crystal ball stone with this Asian budda guy...I have seen a few boardies post on HAR so I always keep my eye open for one....Thought I got lucky but after inspecting the piece once I got home....Not so much





Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Jan 25, 2015 10:39:47 AM PT

Can anyone help with this HAR pin?

First, I apologize for the number of pictures, but i wanted to illustrate this artists style.Or would this even be considered to be art?  These were done by  local woman who has a mental disability.  She and her art were featured on a local tv news channel in regards to an exhibit of her works at a small studio in a nearby small town.  I am always at a loss to understand the differences between those I listed in the above subect heading.  I am hoping someone here can educate me a little.  What is amazing about these works is that on many of them there is an outstanding 3D effect when wearing 3D glasses.  The gallery owner told me that the woman who is 42 years old did not start drawing until she was 30 and says she can see her work with the 3D effect without wearing the glasses.  Any thoughts or ideas will be appreciated as always.







Collectibles & Art discussion

this is 7" ruffle dish/bonbon

has 2 patterns the one on outside think it called "berry and leaf" the one iside i can find. like to know who the maker is. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I put this one the vintage board but think this board would be better

thanks k



Depression/40s-50s-60s Glass

Jan 24, 2015 3:10:37 PM PT

help ID this Glass dish please?

Can anyone help me with identifying this brand of men's vintage wool cowboy or stetson style hat? Came in an early stetson box...from estate...but do not recognize this label.  Thanks for your help!IMG_20150125_185648737.jpgIMG_20150125_185707433.jpg

Fashion discussion

Well, I've spent a couple hours looking and can not find this guy. Anyone know what game/movie he comes from? It does not seem to be pitfighter but i could be wrong.  Thanks


Toys & Hobbies discussion

Can anyone please identify this pattern name? I was thinking either Fostoria of Tiffin, but not finding it. The candle holder has a slightly different pattern but was purchased from the same estate as the glasses. Thanks 


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Collectibles & Art discussion

Jan 25, 2015 10:13:00 AM PT

Help ID Glass Pattern Please

I see "GREENE 73", what about you?  And there's an "M" embossed on the edge.


It's 9" tall x 9" wide.  Cobalt blue decorated with green inside.






Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

I'm hoping someone can help me with the maker of this lidded aluminum dish or bowl.  It has great starburst designs on top and a V or boomerang shaped handle that spins.   There are no markings at all on it.  It is about 4" tall not including the handle and is about 8" in diameter.  Thanks in advance for any help.





Mid-Century/Modern discussion

I cannot for the life of me think what to call the color of these pink beads.  They are gorgeous and the necklace is in excellent condition.  I look at it and think ombre, but I'm not sure that begins to describe it.  Is there a name for this kind of coloring?  It's hard to caputre it but the color is not faded, this is just how the beads were made, and each bead has a slightly different faded color pattern to it.






Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Hello All! Can someone tell me if this 6 1/4" dia heart pattern filigree bowl is Russian or middle eastern? It appears to be silver, however I couldn't find any marks! Any assistance would be greatly appreciated! Thank you! David.





Collectibles & Art discussion

Jan 25, 2015 5:34:08 PM PT

heart pattern filigree bowl

This photograph was obtained years ago with a group of WWII-era military photos and autographs.  It is signed on the back, but I can't read the name of the signer.  Any help identifying the man in the picture would be appreciated.  Thanks.Military Pic 1.JPGMilitary Pic 1.JPG

Militaria Collectors

Jan 24, 2015 9:49:37 AM PT

Identify USAAF Pic

Does anyone recognize this Victoran-era beach pier? Probably New England. I thought it would be easy to ID, but so far I haven't had any luck. If it burned down, there might not be many photos of it in existence. My photo is dated 1899.

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Collectibles & Art discussion

Is there a name for these types of beads, and also the peach to orange color is there a name for that effect?  It is a 3 strand Hong Kong signed plastic beads.



































Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

good morning hard working and honest sellers;

I QUIT! selling on ebay

My Closet is Packed…. Could Use An Overhaul!

I really need to clean out my closed, there's a lot going on there!!!

Where can I let go of all the frozen inventory and put a smile on a child's face:smileyhappy:







Selling discussion

Jan 24, 2015 8:04:34 AM PT

frozen inventory

OK. I sold a rune stone set a week ago and the buyer called me today... She said the runes won't lay perfectly flat like the picture. In the photograph, I made sure that the runes were propped up a certain way so that all of the symbols could be read. I do this because there are different alternative sets out there and wanted to make sure that all of the symbols could be seen.


This phone call went on for 30 minutes (as I was finishing up lunch) and I kept my cool and tried to figure out how in the world I could possibly satisfy this person. All I could do was tell them that the rocks were natural and not sculpted or carved in a way to make them lay a certain way. She then went on an said that well she would like just six of them exchanged with ones that would lay flatter and would send me pictures of those specific ones.


So I'm thinking, er, okay, do I really want to do that? I feel there would be no pleasing this one! She also went on to say that a set of instructions should have been included. Geesh! I throw in a small velvet bag as an extra whenever I have them in stock. Darn, there's no satisfying some folks!

Selling discussion

Jan 24, 2015 4:16:52 PM PT

Boy, I've Got Myself a Jewel Here!

it seems the buyer is always right with ebay, so im considering saying done with ebay also! its just strange that that post is on here more than once:/

Selling discussion

Jan 24, 2015 1:57:15 PM PT

done with ebay!

I am selling an antique car on ebay. A member asked for my phone number saying they have a other questions about the car. Is this allowed?

Selling discussion

I recently ( last week ) bought polybags here on ebay and paid for it like I always do and just got a notice that my payment would be coming out of my paypal jan28 because I had opted for the pay after delivery deal under buyer protection plan. As far as I know I did not choose that option, I hate delayed payments! I googled how to turn this off for future purchases and was unable to. Is this some new default setting or did I screw up at time of purchase? I am a seller too so I am curious if most buyers are choosing this option ? I followed instructions to go under my profile and change it on my profile page under the category " my money" which I did not see in the page , nor did I see an option to pay now. What am I screwing up ?

Selling discussion

Jan 24, 2015 6:51:29 AM PT

Pay after delivery option question

ashleybean35 (19 ) View Listings
Community Member|Posts: 1| Registered: ‎01-23-2015

I have a question as a newbie. I've been a member since 2008 but only recently began buying quite a few items. I also just recently decided to educate myself on FB, which I think all new members need to do. I've never left negative feedback, even though I've thought about it, and after reading the importance of positive FB to sellers, I'm glad I didnt. Anyway, I digress. As a buyer, I pay for items instantly. I've recieved many positive FBs from sellers for this prior to leaving them FB, and I appreciate this so much. However, I agree with sellers that a buyer should leave the FB first so that the seller knows that the transaction is complete. I always do this as soon as I recieve my item. Once, I simply forgot to leave FB, and the seller politely messaged me to ask for it, whereupon I immediately left it.

I have done several transactions with one seller, though, who has never left me feedback. Each time I buy an item from this person, I leave tremendous FB upon receiving the item, but they have never left me any in return. Now, ordinarily, I'm not bothered by a seller doing this, but after five or six transactions, I would kind of like the favor returned. I'm considering not buying from this seller anymore simply because I feel it's common courtesy that has been ignored. Am I overreacting? I'm assuming they just don't do FB, but it would be nice. To me, it's less a status issue and more of a "thank you for your purchase" part of customer service. Please help.

Bidding & Buying discussion

Jan 24, 2015 12:09:43 AM PT

Seller feedback for buyer

I won a bid on ebay, but after winning the bid, I read some part of the description that wasn't really cool, so I pleaded with the seller and the item was cancelled. This happened weeks ago.
Fast forward to yesterday: I wanted paying for an item and I mistakenly paid for the above canceled item(on my ebay canceled items still display as unpaid items for some time)... So I quickly mailed the seller, even went to the extent of calling him(got the fone number from ebay), the 'seller' is actually a company, so I had to pass through a lot of protocols b4 I could speak with the right person... So @the end my money was refunded.
Now the interesting part:
I was just browsing through my paypal account history and behold, the paypal transaction for
the cancelled item shows: SHIPPED with a tracking number, and the item is already enroute.
I've mailed the seller but no reply yet.

Bidding & Buying discussion

Jan 22, 2015 11:08:09 PM PT

Item shipped but I didn't pay for it.

I have buying an item, 40 days long times, I still haven't received my item, Seller show me  a tracking number, but it's not activites. I have contacted to seller so many time, but my seller aswer me as sure shipped.....so, I can't open case. 

I'm buyer at Asia, language as limited, but Ebay only contact by call. 


My Tracking number: Tracking number for DHL : 350018645451

People can see at dhl.de



Why treatmented with me that

And now, I'm disappointed


Please help me ! Thanks Ebay's community !

My Account discussion

I would like to hear what other sellers think is the best day of the week and time of day for an auction to end. I buy and sell Schrade knives using auctions almost exclusivly. I  never have an auction end on a 3 day weekend but it is a good time to buy. Does this pertain to most items or just knives?

Bidding & Buying discussion

A person sent me a text message today to "ask questions" about the item that I currently have listed on eBay. This was a bit unnerving because I was not aware that my contact info was ever available to bidders until the item is actually sold. I know that there is an advanced search feature where you can request a user's contact info, but it also says that in this case both users' contact info will be disclosed to each other. I wasn't notified of any of this (and I would have denied the request). Does anyone know what's going on here?

Selling discussion

Jan 23, 2015 5:18:21 PM PT

How did bidder get my phone number?

Hi, I bid and bought a pair of jordans few days ago.

Now that I have recieved my package, I found out that the shoes are fake shoes!!!

The seller didn't really mention any authenticity on the description and he does not accept refund.

Is it still possible for me to get my money back????

Bidding & Buying discussion

Jan 24, 2015 4:08:33 PM PT

Help! Fake items!!

The sell had a posting for two hell drakes (warhammer40k models) as a lot. the item picture was taken in such a way as to hide missing parts and damage. I paid 90.00 +9.75 shipping.

The discription only said "Two Hell Drakes ready for paint" What i got was damaged and broken models with missing parts: Broken legs missing legs a broken wing and more. Had this damage happend during shipping i would have simply repaired the items and moved on. None of the missing parts were in the package.....

I contacted the seller and requested a refund. - The seller told me No they do not accept refunds.


Seller-  How does it not match. It's the exact items that were pictured.


Me-1st of all you posted them as ready to paint. They are not, they are broken birds. Not even just broken but missing all kinds of parts! The picture you took was at an angel in witch to hide the defects! Watch the post an item on ebay video! I requested a return to give you a chance instead of just opening a case man, I am trying to be nice about this. But you know these were bad, the white bird does not even have front legs, the grey one is all busted up and i know you know that. The back left foot is broken off and missing. The beak is craked on the white one. Broken parts are one thing. I understand things get broken when poorly packed and thats fine I have glue and 30 years of modeling skills. Missing parts I can't replace and incomplete models are another matter.


** At this point i sent 5 pictures highlighting the defects in MS paint with arrows and such **


Me - "Two drakes ready to be painted." - copied right out of your posting.....


Seller - The picture shows exactly what was up for auction. They were ready to be primed and painted. The white on is posed differently then norm. If you had questions about the original you should have asked before the end of the auction not after the fact. As far as poor packaging I had them bubble wrapped peanuts and airbags to fill all the extra space possible to minimize movement in shipping. My auction clealy states no returns.


Me - Just to be clear, you are saying you will not let me return this even though it does not match your posted item discription.


Seller - I'm not sending you a refund. I packaged them to the best of my ability and shipped them as best as possible. All questions should have been addressed prior to now. Listing even specifies no returns.


Me - I Dont know how i could have asked about missing parts that were hidden in the pictures until I got the items but, ok. I am sorry we could not work this out. I will be requesting Ebay step in and handle this matter from here. I really didnt want to give you negative feedback. As a seller I know how important good feedback is. How about you take a day or two to think about this and maybe you will see my perspective on this. I will take no further action intill Jan 28th. Please consider giving me a refund. - thanks


Seller - I'm sorry you feel this way. I posted one picture and ban accurate discription. Both models were assembled and on thier bases ready for primer and paint. I packaged both models wrapped in bubble warp with packing peanuts firmly to avoid movement in shipping. I answered your only question which was weather or not the models had been painted. I would have gladly taken additional photos for you had you asked. threatening me with negative feedback will get you nowhere. If you feel the need to file a claim please do soas i will nor be blackmailed into giving you a refund because you have changed your mind about a purchase that clearly states no returns.


Me - I am sorry we could not resolve this issue. Please do not contact me furthrt unless it's to accept a return.


I waited one full day and left negative feedback to warn other buyers about this seller : " Dont trust this seller, was sold junk 40k models missing parts incomplet broke"



Seller left me feedback 15mins later:  + positive: "Learn to ask questions before an auction ends, no returns means No Returns"


Now ebay is saying i have to wait 5 more days before i can open a case? Any adivce on this would be very helpful you thoughs or comments.

I dont feel i am wrong but maybe i am, i dont know but im stressed about this and dont understand why a seller would do this. I know i never would trick or take from another.


Selling question

I sold a phone following the #eBayForTheWin guidance for creating the listing and setting the pricing, so it should qualify for a coupon for the difference between the trending price of $303 at the time of listing and the actual final selling price of $198. 


@davidcline Hi, this should be automatically added to your account within 7-10 days. ^BC

— Ask eBay (@AskeBay) January 18, 2015


The promotion terms say that the coupon will be fulfilled 7-10 days after the end of the listing on 1/16/15, now 7 days ago.  How will I know when this $105 coupon is added to my account?  Is there any sort of notification or alert when it is fulfilled?  If not, where would I see it in my account if it has already been added?  I have never received an eBay coupon before and don't want to miss the 14 day redemption window!

My Account discussion

Jan 23, 2015 7:22:12 AM PT

#eBayForTheWin Coupon

I have a 100% positive feedback rating, with over 1100 ratings.  I have never had a dispute opened up against me as I'm usually able to come to terms with a buyer to prevent it from escalating.  But I am stumped when it comes to this one buyer and am hoping someone here can advise me.


I sold an item (a jacket) that originally came with a detachable fur hooded vest but mine did not have the detachable vest. It was the jacket only.  I showed photos of the jacket, including the actual jacket, and a stock photo of the jacket that did have the vest (just for demonstrative purposes).  The listing said the vest was not included.  A week after receipt, the buyer claimed she felt she was deceived because the photo showed the fur hood/collar and wanted a full refund including return shipping.  She said she thought the hood was part of the jacket (a detachable collar) and not part of the vest.  I told her the photos clearly showed the actual jacket with no fur hooded vest and had she any doubt, she should have asked me. I did not feel I was being deceptive.  I told her she could return it and I would refund her the original price paid, less all shipping costs. She wasn't happy with that. I then offered to pay price paid plus original shipping, but she'd be responsible for return shipping.  She was not happy with that. I told her I didn't feel I was being deceptive, and she can file a case with eBay and we can let them be an objective arbitrator on the case.  If they ruled in her favor, I would refund her for all costs (shipping both ways, and the item).  If they ruled in my favor, she could return it and I'd just refund the money she paid for the jacket but she'd be responsible for all shipping costs (treat it like a regular return).


I didn't hear from her for a few days, nor was I ever notified from eBay that a case was opened against me so thought she gave up.  She just sent me an email saying eBay has responded to our case, along with a return request with me refunding shipping.  Doesn't eBay notify buyers if a case is opened against them? 

Shipping & Returns discussion

Hi I have a lady from Missouri that is advetising on craigslist for a 2011 atv for 1500.00 and says when I am ready she will list it on ebay and I can buy it from there. She is also claming that her last buyers loan fell through and he already paid the shipping so it's free for me. I have never tried anything like this before but some things just don't sound right, can someone help me with this please. I thank you for your time.

Buying & Selling Basics question

Jan 24, 2015 2:11:29 AM PT

Am I being scammed???

My listing states free US shipping but the highest bidder lives in Jamaica. Now what?

Shipping & Returns discussion

Jan 23, 2015 2:50:24 PM PT

Free US shipping

Here's the history so far on the item:


January 22, 2015 , 10:37 pm

Shipping Label Created


CHELAN, WA 98816 


A shipping label has been prepared for your item at 10:37 pm on January 22, 2015 in CHELAN, WA 98816.

January 22, 2015 , 7:37 pm

Arrived at USPS Origin Facility


January 22, 2015 , 5:22 pm

Departed Post Office

CHELAN, WA 98816 

January 22, 2015 , 4:14 pm

Picked Up

CHELAN, WA 98816 


How is it possible for the shipping label to have been just created three hours AFTER the item is already at the USPS sort/origin facility? Has this happened to anyone else? Maybe someone out there has this experience can explain, I don't understand it myself. Thanks for any input!

Shipping & Returns discussion

Auction ends Sunday and the buyer has a 0 feedback score and is a new member.  The average selling price for my item is between $40 and $70 dollars. What gives?  Legit or scam?

Selling question

Hey there, I'm trying to make heads or tails of this situation. I bought 3 items from a New Jersey seller that all of their listings say FREE SHIPPING! After I won these toiletry/cosmetic items I get invoiced for 27 dollars for shipping. I asked about the mistake and they say Oh no, it's based on weight. Well funny because every single one of your 1,000 listings say free standard shipping, or if you want expedited or one day, then it's an extra charge. I've read and re-read each listing 10 times and there is nowhere that says free if you only buy one item, or free if under a certain weight. First of all it's false eyelashes x2, some tiny application brushes and blackhead remover tools. They can't weigh more than a couple ounces total anyway, yet I'm invoiced 26.31 for fedex. I said even a flat rate box would be less than that!

I usually buy these sorts of items in town but when I saw free shipping I thought okay, why not. Now mind you, these are not items that were won for .06 cents or anything. I know how China sellers do that, charge in shipping to make up for a cheap auction price. These were average price for even buying them at my local store. I actually would've probably paid less if I had gone through a China seller, I'm Sure that's all this seller does. I try not to ever order from those types of sellers though, for the same reasons most of you all do.

Much to my surprise they don't have anyone complaining on their feedback about this so I'm either the first or people aren't noticing. I added a pic of the auction info and shipping. All are identical to each other. Am I missing something here? Do I call ebay and push the issue? If it were 5 bucks, like it should be, I'd probably just pick my battles and pay it, but almost 30 bucks? That's criminal, almost 50 dollars for 15 bucks worth of toiletries. This is the 1st time I've ever won with free shipping and got invoiced for shipping.

Thanks for your insights in advance!!

Shipping & Returns question

Jan 23, 2015 4:33:47 AM PT

Free shipping bait and switch

I sold my broken mobile phone for parts.  I clearly stated this in the auction.  Buyer requested a refund that item did not match description.   I offered a partial refund for buyer to keep item.  Buyer declined offer and opened a case.  Before I was able to accept the return,  Ebay had already given the buyer a full refund.  I have had no luck contacting ebay customer service. I don't have a phone at the moment,  and can't seem to locate the online "contact us" that I have used in the past. 



So am I screwed out of my phone + shipping + time here?  Or do I still have a shot at getting my item back? 

Shipping & Returns discussion

what is happend

if I win auction with no international shipping or ship to usa only  ?

I am outside usa



ebay help say

 Don't bid on identical items in different listings if you only want one item. If you win both, you'll be obligated to buy both


 If you're outbid on an item, wait until the listing has ended before placing a bid on an equivalent item. If the bidder who won doesn't complete the transaction for any reason, you could become the winning bidder



how long wait before place a bid in another auction when I am outbid?  and how to find out I have no obligations from previous action?


Shipping & Returns question

Hello, I'm sorry if this information is readily available, but I have spent a week not finding it.


I am ready to close the checking account at my bank.  I have opened up a new checking account at a different bank.


Paypal is not letting me remove the old bank.  I click remove and it says it cannot be removed because of a pending transaction.  It does not say what transaction is pending.  I don't see any pending transactions.  They all say completed, item in transit, etc.  Last transaction using that account was Jan. 17.  I should be able to remove that card by now.


Not sure what to do.  I want to go close the account but fear getting hit with any type of overdraft charges.



Selling discussion

Jan 25, 2015 10:12:48 AM PT

Need Paypal help :(

I had a listing with a fixed price and Best Offer with free shipping.  I had a buyer offer a  much lower amount.  I counteroffered accepting their offer but with them paying the shipping fees.  The buyer messaged me wanting an amount for the shipping.  I calculated the shipping to their zip code and messaged her back.  She accepted my counteroffer and paid the amount she offered before I could add the shipping fee to the listing.  On the make an offer page it states that shiping is not included.  

How do I bill her for the shipping fee since she agreed to it but was not able to pay for it?  She has asked for an invoice but I can't find a place to send her one.

On the order details there is no link to send an invoice.


Shipping & Returns discussion

Jan 22, 2015 9:55:58 PM PT

Shipping fees charge

I brought an item, the seller never shipped item. the tracking information is showing a label created. Nothing updated. I filed for a refund and will not be allowed to escalate until jan 29. The issue that concerns me is the seller lied about shipping it after they said they would. They never shipped it out on the 13 because they said they were ill and would ship it out on the weekend of january 16, 2014. So they lied and I have the message to prove it, and seller has the audacity to lie.

I will escalate on jan 29, 2014 its just the issue of them lying and they now said something else interesting that they *called USPS and they state it takes 14 days to file a lost shipment claim until January 29." That is the same day I have to wait to escalate the claim, clearly the seller is lying.



The tracking information clearly shows usps label was created. Any body can create a tracking label that doesn't prove they shipped it out. So now apparently the item is lost sounds bogus. Seller's message to me

Seller's message:
"i shipped it, there is a tracking number. what more can i do for you?"


I am saying to myself hmm. I paid for the item, if it got lost via post mail, its not my fault.

Of course the item is not shipped, tracking proves otherwise. tracking number here




I know I have to wait to escalate to january 29, 2014 but the seller is a ball faced liar. I am going to have to escalate, the issue is they are liars, and they don't deserve to be a seller on ebay. Thats why I made this post. hmm I caught them in they own lie.


How can something be shipped if you stated you shipped on the 13 when in fact you said you were ill and would ship on the weekend of the 16 when they clearly stated this. Liar they can not be trusted. bottom line. I hope others dont get caught up in this sellers lies. o well they probably will go through the same thing I did, waiting for their item to be shipped and never will receive item, yet they continue to sell other items and lie they shipped it when I know they didn't. hmm

In the end the seller is wasting my time. They also don't have a problem buying other items on ebay I noticed and selling other items. I don't get why the seller is acting like its my fault and clearly lied they shipped the item out when they didn't. They have a pretty good record selling stuff but I did catch them in a lie. Just shocking since their feedback seems ok. Except for a few blemishes its beyond me they would lie.



Selling question