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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

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

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


Collectibles & Art discussion

Jan 25, 2015 11:01:46 AM PT

Please help Id this maker

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

Picked up this piggy bank at an estate sale this weekend.  Internet research has not been very productive.  Could be Hull.  Could be Shawnee.  Could be repro.  I just don't know.  Any thoughts?


It's about 10 inches snout to tail, about 6 1/2 inches high, about 5 inches wide.  Marked "U S A" no periods under the chin.


Looks old, but who knows.  Some crazing under the glaze, but not excessive.  This is hard to explain and I couldn't get it in a photo, but there is what looks like a line around the center like the top and bottom halves were joined together.  You can feel a slight dip as you rub your finger from top to bottom over this.


Any help appreciated.


Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Jan 25, 2015 10:03:24 PM PT

Help with this Piggy Bank - Any thoughts?

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

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?



Good morning everyone



New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

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

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?

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



Hello everyone. What's new today?



New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

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?

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



Happy Monday everyone.












New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

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

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

So I am guessing these are earrings, any ideas on age?






Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Jan 26, 2015 11:41:37 AM PT

I am guessing these are earrings?

It has the cig box, matches box, & ashtray.

Thinking there must be a name for it, but it escaIs there a specific name for this cigarette box?pes me.


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Collectibles & Art discussion

Maybe someone will recognize this vase? 



Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Jan 25, 2015 5:08:02 PM PT

Yellow Cased Glass Vase with Handles



Every item that is listed as a CBR 600 F4i and has a product that looks like this is wont fit. It's a rear hugger for a CBR600RR, a COMPLETELY different bike. There's over a hundred listings for this item and all of them are wrong. 


Shipping & Returns question


Needle Arts & Vintage Textiles discussion

Jan 24, 2015 12:24:49 PM PT

Would this be considered drawn work?

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


We are NOT UNIQUE REPS, or even FAKE REPS. We purchased these products on Ebay. YOUNIQUE 3D Mascara can NOT be sold on either Ebay or Amazon per their "Presenters Agreement". It states "You may not list or sell Younique Products on ebay or other online auctions, nor may you enlist or knowingly allow a third party (customer) to sell.


Source: http://bigriodog.wix.com/infinityeyez

The FAKE Product shown in the photos was purchased on EBAY. Before you buy, make sure your getting what you paid for. Check the Label - If the price is too low - It's FAKE!
99.5% of YOUNIQUE MASCARA on Ebay and Amazon are FAKE - Knock-off.
Knock offs may be okay if your buying sunglasses, but when your putting something in your eyes...Maybe not so good. You get what you pay for...Think about it!
***Real Label is smaller 1 inch and 3/8ths
***Fake Label is larger 1 and 7/8ths
***Real Label shows "LEHI, UT"
***Fake Label shows "PLEASANT GROVE, UT"
***Real Label is smaller 1 and 1/4 Inch across
***Fake Label is larger 1 and 5/8ths across and easy to spot



There are still some of the very old labels with no bar code as seen on the right...




Health & Beauty discussion

Jan 26, 2015 2:18:11 PM PT

Younique Mascara - How to spot the Fakes!

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

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

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

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.


I have many nice gift items available - here are a few to wet your whistle!!
Cubic Zirconia Heart Pendant Necklace for that special lady!
Stone Heart Pendant Necklace for the simple woman!
Gold Lady Brooch for the wonderful Mom!
Ties for Dad or Hubby
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 - 
you get an EXTRA 10% off your total order!!

Advertise Your eBay Store Here

Jan 25, 2015 11:57:57 AM PT


Any idea about the signature? I saw this in the booth next to mine and I snapped a few pictures.


The Artists' Gallery

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

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

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

I thought it wouldn't hurt to ask...if anyone recognized this pattern?  And maybe help with a description?  I learned the stem might be called 'bulbous'.  Double boulbus?  Also, I think they have 15 panels?  I looked at Replacements and found nothing.  Appreciate any opinions! 


Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

I know nothing about pottery, but this vase caught my eye because of the unusual marking on th bottom.  Do you know who would have used this mark?  It looks like a koi fish.

Any help is appreciated.  CarolynDSCN3473.JPGDSCN3463.JPG

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Jan 25, 2015 9:55:44 PM PT

I need help with a marking on a vase


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

I have an open case, that eBay wrote to me asking if I wish to escalate the case.
but! I can not find a menu where I can click on: "Escalate this case "

Here's a screenshot of my case:





How can I solve my problem ?

Shipping & Returns question

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

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


Collectibles & Art discussion

Jan 26, 2015 6:11:50 PM PT

Help with translating late Ming bronze mark

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 a new seller on ebay and i need your help.

i want to enter the tracking number of the items that i have sold but i can't

i'm living in Jordan and i choose the shipping method outside usa! but it shows me that i have to enter USA address! 

i do have one but it doesn't make any sense to enter my USA address! 

screenshot : 

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Buying & Selling Basics question

Jan 26, 2015 4:58:48 AM PT

something went wrong :(

Curious about this old set of maps I have. There are five of them and they are about 4' x 3' in size. They are dated 1945.

Tried looking around and don't see any examples. Anyone know if these are fairly common? 001.JPG005.JPG

Collectibles & Art discussion

Jan 26, 2015 5:25:46 PM PT

1945 USAF Map of Northern Hemisphere


Antiques 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

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

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



Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Have had other pieces of lace like this and am pretty sure they were hand made.  I love the help I receive from knowledgable people here, so I hope I don't drive you nuts asking about my piddly pieces of lace.


These pieces are from a set of tableware I got from my gandmother.  She and my mom are no longer around to ask about these pieces -- tablecloth, table scarf, doilies and place mats -- all made with the same thin thread and fragile looking pattern.  Has to be at least 25 years old, but could be much older. . . I just don't know and should have asked more questions.


Closeup photos of lace are included.  Thank you in advance for any help you can give.

Mrs. Marbleman

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Needle Arts & Vintage Textiles discussion

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

I was told this stone is carnelian; the metal is marked 9K, which I'm assuming is 9 k gold.  I'm trying to date the pin; is it victorian?  Any value here?  The pinback is broken off.  Any help will be very much appreciated.  Thanks in advancevictoria brooch1.jpgvictoria brooch2.jpgvictoria brooch3.jpgvictoria brooch5.jpgvictoria brooch6.jpg

Jewelry & Gemstones discussion

Hello Everyone!


I just picked up this bowl recently. It is unmarked. The exterior is black with a light blue interior. The interior is crazed. The interior has a black "ink splatter design." The exterior has little divots/marks/craters throughout. The base or "foot ring" is unglazed, however the rest is indeed glazed. The bowl's diameter is 5 1/2" at its widest point. The height is 3".


I have no idea how to research this bowl and its origin. Any help is appreciated.











Collectibles & Art discussion

Jan 26, 2015 1:38:30 PM PT

What can you tell me about this bowl?

The following is the part Im confused on


82.61%of your transactions had tracking uploaded within handling time and validated by carrier

Tracking uploaded within handling time and validated by carriertooltip
(19 out of 23 transactions)
(Top Rated Sellers must have at least 90.00%)
Tracking uploaded
(21 out of 23 transactions)
Tracking uploaded within handling time
(20 out of 23 transactions)
Tracking uploaded and validated by carrier
(20 out of 23 transactions)
When I click download report and it shows me which 4 transactions need improvement, I agree with the 1st one but not the last 3 done over the weekend.  1 transaction was bought/paid on Saturday and other 2 on Sunday.  I have a 1 day handling time listed in my auctions. I uploaded all 3  tracking numbers first thing this morning.  Is this a glich or did I do something wrong when I was messing with my prefences yesterday. I changed this part of the shipping part.
Order cut off time for same business day handlingYes   9:00 AM Pacific Standard Time

Shipping & Returns discussion

Jan 26, 2015 7:10:48 PM PT

I am confused about my seller dashboard.

This is my latest addition to my collection and was trying to at least find a bracelet to match or marry. I have had no luck so far no markings but I love the silver-toned filigree cups in which the red tear drop stones nestle in the detail just amazes me.


Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Jan 26, 2015 7:08:54 AM PT

Help on Key Words

This is not marked and could have had a hangtag at one time. For some reason this reminds me of a certain designer, but the light bulb is just not coming on =P. Opinions appreciated!!







Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

So this pin is pretty neat I have identified it have been made in the early 1900's. It is unmarked but tests to be 10k-12k. It weighs almost 6 grams. I know that in the early 1920's when they found King Tut's tomb the Egyptian revival sprung up. And some companies were setting real Egyptian artifacts in gold. Do you think this is a real Egyptian artifact? It measures 25mm by 20mm.And if it is real what do you think the value is?



Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Jan 26, 2015 9:08:14 PM PT

10k Beetle Scarab Brooch Pin

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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

 Hi all, I have this small watercolor painting. I am guessing it is from 50s or 60s. It is signed, but I cannot make out signature. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.untit 2.pnguntit 3.pnguntitled3.png

Collectibles & Art discussion

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

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?

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

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

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!

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






Vintage discussion

Jan 24, 2015 1:57:47 PM PT


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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

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

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'm a new seller on ebay and i need your help.

i want to enter the tracking number of the items that i have sold but i can't

i'm living in Jordan and i choose the shipping method outside usa! but it shows me that i have to enter USA address! 

i do have one but it doesn't make any sense to enter my USA address! 

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Shipping & Returns question

Jan 26, 2015 4:58:59 AM PT

something went wrong

Got this in a jewelry lot.  It appears to be a resin material and it's unmarked.  Is it just cheap costume?cameo.jpgCameo2.jpg

Jewelry & Gemstones discussion

Jan 26, 2015 6:51:36 AM PT

Is this Brooch anything special?

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

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



I have come across this napoleonic dresden figural scene in one of my local antqiue stores and wanted to get some opinions on what a "fair" price would be for it. They are asking around $1240 for it now. Assuming its in good condition does this sound like a fair value?


I am a porcelain novice and would love any help or opinions. Thank you in advance.





Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion



Can you tell me what company might have made these vintage bowls? Bauer, Fiesta or ?????

The rings on the biggest bowl are flat, the rings on the two smaller bowls are slightly raised and rounded.

Thanks for the help







Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Jan 26, 2015 4:41:58 PM PT

Are these vtg bowls bauer or fiesta or ?

DSC_0005.jpgDSC_0006.jpgDSC_0001.jpgThe base piece is made of cast iron. It is painted black with gold highlighting. It has Patented Feb 17, 1874 stenciled on the underside. The base is 3" in diameter and it stands about 1 3/4" to the top of the bent spring. I don't think it is electrical as there aren't wire connections and the spring contacts the cast iron base and is  not isolated like a heating element would be. Please help. Thanks in advance.

Antiques discussion

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?

Any idea who made these vases , I have been researching and Hopi is the one that they look like the most but not sure, they measure about 6 1/2" H ,one of them has some initials marks but did not find any with that letters, thanks in advance.


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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

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 ...

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?

I can't seem to find anything on this doll maker....  Shirley Coldsmith.  They are kind of cute, and made of paper mache.  Is anyone familiar with this doll artist?Coldsmith.jpg



Dolls discussion

Jan 26, 2015 7:41:19 AM PT

Indian Dolls by Shirley Coldsmith

She is about 16 3/4" long.  Her eyes close and open.  She is all cloth, but the face feels quite hard, like something other than fabric.  I think here eyes are glass.  When they are closed, her eyelids are somewhat shiny, like plastic.  Can you tell me anything about her age or name?  Thanks so much.IMG_0654.JPGIMG_0648.JPGIMG_0651.JPGIMG_0649.JPG

Dolls discussion

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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Jan 24, 2015 7:44:53 PM PT

What is the mark on these earrings?

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Jan 25, 2015 1:12:35 AM PT


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???

So I am wondering if this Kirks Folly Mermaid Siren pin is an earlier piece, possibly 80's since there is no enamel on it. I have search and hoping someone on the board may know or have directional help. Many thanks!






Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

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

Hi guys! Am trying to find this old Sonia Rykiel globe and few more items - would love to add it to my collection of Rykiel items! Will appreciate if anyone can help with locating those ))) 




Bidding & Buying question

Jan 27, 2015 12:05:51 AM PT

need to find a rare Sonia Rykiel item

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

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!

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!

Why is eBay now putting the phrase "Delivery in 4 Days" on my listings in red? I know that they have the box areas near the price where they put phrases to incentiveize  the buyer such as "100% Feedback" "Best Offer Available" etc, which I've never had a problem with, but I'm not happy about the "Delivery in 4 Days" phrase. It infers a promise to which both eBay and I have no control. I can package and ship my items in 24 hours but I cannot control how fast USPS delivers the item. When looking historically at the delivery of my items they're arriving in about 4 days on average if I've shipped the item on a Monday. However (especially in the case of this last weekend) when I've packaged an item on Saturday and the post office is closed on Sunday and Monday it doesn't even get picked up until the 4th day. 


I'm not happy about the phrase since I believe most buyers are uninformed and think that I'm making that promise and will therefore attempt to hold me to that implied promise. The phrase "Delivery in 4 Days" is black and white, with no room for interpretation and its a promise I'm not happy eBay is making on my behalf. It only leave me open to unhappiness on the customer's part when their item arrives on day 5, 6 or 7. 


Does anyone else have a problem with this implied promise? Is there anything we can do about it?

Selling discussion

I am definitely confused about the defect issue.  I sold an item, shipped on time (1 day Shipping) provided tracking data, and when the tracking showed Delivered...to the correct address, I thought I was done with the transaction.  The customer contacted Ebay and said she'd never received the items...but tracking showed delivered. As a business person I believe in providing good Customer service since without customers...you wont' have a business.  This customer never contacted me to let me know there was an issue...she simply escalated it to Ebay.  The email I received from Ebay requesting I resolve the issue (within a certain time frame)  shows the Tracking, etc., as Delivered.  When I contacted the customer she said she'd received 9 pieces of the order...but not the complete order. There was obviously some confusion there because she'd purchased a 5 piece set of dishes from me and no more. I explained this to her.  I also refunded her money. Then she recanted and said yes  she'd received the dishes, that there was a mix-up,  I told her to keep the dishes.  I thought this was the best way to resolved the issue.  Then Ebay dinged me with a defect.  The customer received a refund and free dishes...all in a timely manner for a mistake SHE made and I still get dinged with a defect for my efforts, which I would gladly do again depending on the circumstances as I try to deliver, like most sellers, good service. 


I'm sure Ebay reads the email we send to and recieve from  our customers via Ebay so they know the issue was resolved in a timely manner and that the purchase was received on time and intact.  Nothing broken, etc. That the mistake/error was the customer's and not mine. The customer even left positive feedback.  Amazing!!! Soooo...can someone explain to me why I was hit with a defect? Is there anything I can do to get it removed? Ebay customer service was no help...the Rep  kept repeating himself as if he was quoting something he'd memorized.

Selling discussion

I ordered something and when it arrived the bag that it was shipped in was cut open and my item was replaced with a can!!  :smileymad:

Please, what should I do?

thank you.

Shipping & Returns discussion

Jan 24, 2015 5:16:05 PM PT

Package cut open and item missing

So get a load of this, I buy an iphone 5c (sprint) on dec 6th it arrives the 10th woohoo i think...The phone turns on operates as it should, christmas comes and i deliver this shiny like new phone to my girlfriend she goes to sprint on the 27th to hook up the phone. This is where things go downhill. She tries to connect the phone only to have sprint say that the phone is still connected to a sprint account and we can not do anything to disconnect the phone from its origional owner. Now 2 weeks go buy i get her another phone that worked perfectly from a local friend to settle my girl down. I contact the seller to get a refund they refuse to issue me a refund claiming they will "do whatever they need to do rectify the situation" by having the person im dealing with at sprint call them. **bleep** this is what i need to go thru after i paid for a product from someone?! not only that i paid an absolute premium for the phone. Today i found out you can open up a case with ebay and they told me its past 30 days and im pretty much SOL when i have numerous messages adressing this within the "30 Days" I guess this shows exactly how much ebay "guarentees" your money back what a joke! Thank god this person isnt local !!


Ebay feel free to chime in.


Yours Truly, 


Violated Unhappy Customer

Bidding & Buying discussion

I recently a won a bid for my visually impaired adult daughter. Still not sure how I won. She feels the luggage I got is too

bulky for her to keep up with. I have contacted the seller 3 times but all I get is a computer generated response that I have to pay or

or my account will be suspended. If I pay and the luggage comes to my home, we plan to return it. Help! What do I do! I'm a nervous

wreck over this!

Getting Started question

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

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???

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 :(

options say

Estimated within 7 business days

Shipping & Returns question

I have added a few friends to my Answer Center profile. How do I delete a friend? Thanks for any help.

My Account question

Jan 25, 2015 1:09:40 PM PT

How Do I delete a friend