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Please help identify the purpose of this new Sergio Rossi pouch 4.5"x3.25, made of gold python leather - nothing inside - retails for $149 - crazy!


Nothing inside - no dividers - just a pouch! Had it been a bill holder, or business card holder - it would have to have some kind of closure...


Any ideas of usage? Thanks.

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Fashion discussion

  This looks like stainless steel and is about an inch and a half high and wide.  Not sure what the slit is in the side for.  Not sure what the whole thing is for.  anhyone reocgnize it?  Age?  Origin?   Is it a paperweight?


thank you for any assistance


Collectibles & Art discussion

Feb 28, 2015 6:16:36 AM PT

Is this a golfers pill box or what?

I have this 16" doll with wooden legs and a composition head.  No markings.  Can anyone help to identlfy? Thanks.









Dolls discussion


Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Feb 28, 2015 10:41:27 AM PT

Pressed Glass Compote/pedestal bowl

12" x 7 1/2". Thank you for any information. 100_4883.JPG100_4882.JPG

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Thank you for any help with ID7" tall. 100_4878.JPG100_4877.JPG

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

20150228_222144.jpg20150228_221903.jpg20150228_221952.jpg20150228_222001.jpg20150228_222016.jpg20150228_222042.jpg20150228_222144.jpg20150228_222214.jpg20150228_222156.jpgI purchaes 7 Louis Icart pictures/lithos from an estate sale. They are clearly older so I know they aren't current reproductions. They are completely framed (back sides are that paper/card stock) so I cannot tear into them to see if there are any other markings. Can someone help me? Or at least point me in the right direction? Thanks.

PS - Excuse the pics....I just snapped them really quick. I know one of them looks like there are water problems near the copyright, but it is just the lighting...or my phone. They are all in perfect condition.

Collectibles & Art discussion

Feb 28, 2015 8:40:13 PM PT

How to value Louis Icart lithos?

I ordered an item from an Amazon seller, and it was sent in this thing (inside of an envelope, of course!) . It's thick plastic. The tubes are air-filled, and it has a pocket to slide the item into. it measures 10 in x 7 in.  I think it's neat and would love to get some if I only knew what it was called!








Selling discussion

Feb 28, 2015 11:30:32 AM PT

Anyone know what is this thing called?

Looks like I have been outsourced. I hoped he would bid on something good but it would appear he is already asleep on the job. Btw, search going ok for everyone ? 1425082844106.jpg It has been kinda sticky for me past couple of days or so. Keeps turning but no results. I have to close the window and try again, sometimes few times.

Bidding & Buying discussion

Feb 27, 2015 5:25:07 PM PT




Thoughts of spring.....

New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

Interesting, I've seen the EPQ a number of times, but never the "Embossing" comment.

Also the note was moved to another invoice due to Mint Error "Mashing".

This note was pleased to see a " Embossing" comment on back of this recently graded note. Is this something new PMG is implementing?


This note has other notable error: 
1.Off centered bell inside inkwell (to the left).
2.One big eye at watermark

















Coins & Paper Money discussion



I will be booking us all a hut :smileyhappy: 

New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!



This is an interesting photo --- there must be at least one bookseller in the bunch, we never miss a free meal.


 I wonder if anyone recognizes the head gear?



Noted as "Bond Bread Banquet 1939". This came in an old GE Envelope.








Booksellers discussion

Feb 27, 2015 12:33:45 PM PT

Bond Bread Bookseller

I have a vintage OR antique opalescent green(a shade darker than imgs). It has a 2-part mold seam, right from the tip of the tail, right through to the plinth. There is a chaunk missing from the top(was it a candle cup? Is this B&S or just plain BS? TYIAfish1.jpgfish1.jpgfish3.jpg

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Need help describing this necklace and possible age?  It looks like a cloissone rose to me.  All opinions appreciated.  Help with description, please, thanks, Carolyn:heart:


Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Feb 28, 2015 9:33:59 AM PT

Would I describe this as book chain link?

Not much to go on, but the carving is so beuatiful it owuld be a shame to not try. Right now Im not even sure if I should be concentrating on God or mortal, male or female lol.


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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Feb 28, 2015 12:13:11 PM PT

Any ideas on who this cameo depicts?

I found these old coins in a drawer - I've had them for years and had forgotten all about them. I believe they are from the era of Jesus (Byzantine?). The first one has letters/numbers on it's edge that I tried to decipher using roman numerals, but that didn't work.

Can anyone tell me what it says/what the date is?

Can someone tell me about the other ones?

Thank you, I appreciate any help.














Coins & Paper Money discussion

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Hi all.

I'm afraid I don't have much for references on zeppelin mail, and yet, here I am trying to figure a few things out.


Item 1 below:

Questions are as follows:

1. What was the mail rate in May of 1934 from Germany to Brazil via Luftschiff?  And, what were the dates this rate was effective? 

It seems to me it is likely a 1mark 50 Pfennig rate since that is the franking here.

2. The "3g" in blue  -I assume it is the weight of the item, which should be light enough for a single rate.  Confirmation on this?


Thanks in advance.




The Stamp Board

Feb 27, 2015 9:19:11 PM PT

Zeppelin Mail



Pretty rock.


Good morning everyone.



New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!




Happy March, the GREENEST Month of the Year!  What's your goal? Pay some bills? Have some fun? Save up for a new car? Take that big vacation?  Whatever it is…maybe we can help!


Join us if you'd like to talk to other like-minded people for inspiration, motivation, or just plain company while you work.  We know what it's like to have a big stack of stuff to list and how sometimes you just need the gentlest kick in the behind to get you going   And hey, sometimes you don't really need to get going, you just want to crow over a good sale, relax after working hard, talk to someone who relates to you…..you know---just hang out at the water cooler with your friends.


This whole year (i.e. 3 months), I've gone with a tropical theme because I just find the warm water and sunshine so calming and delightful.  I hope you do too!  We also have our lucky Magic Listing Dust--scatter it all over yourself and your listings:







Some little green friends:







And our boy-toy, George:





Finally, here are some suggestions to keep the money flowing.  We've culled these from years of experience and hope you'll be helped by them!



 1. LIST AT LEAST ONE THING EVERY SINGLE DAY OF THE WEEK!  If you are like some of us here, and have another job, write things up and schedule them to launch on a daily basis.



 2. LIST IN A VARIETY OF FORMATS - Try some regular auctions, auctions with Buy it Now, Fixed Price, and Fixed Price with Best Offer. Not only will you get a better idea what works for YOU, but you'll offer buyers a variety of buying options.



 3. OPTIMIZE YOUR LISTINGS – By using the free Terapeak Keyword app (find it in the Applications tab), learning how to take better photos (there are free courses online), changing the keywords on your store pages regularly, changing the opening blurb in your store header regularly (web spyders love new content) and experimenting with price changes UP as well as DOWN!



 4. DON'T LET YOUR UNSOLD LISTINGS LAY AROUND - Check your My eBay page and click on Unsold...get those relisted ASAP! You've already done all the work, so be sure they're viewable by buyers!



 5. OPEN A STORE - If you are wondering whether you are better off with a BASIC store or a PREMIUM store, figure that if you have over 250 store items, Premium is a better buy....under 250, Basic is....this is at least a rule of thumb to get you started.   Stores used to be great places to put items and keep them available year round, but with the fee changes, maybe not so much.



 However, there are at least three really good reasons to have a store....listing fees are less if you have a store, your items can be separated into categories (much easier for buyers to shop), and you can run Markdown Manager sales.



 6. DEAL WITH BIDDERS, BUYERS, AND ANNOYING INQUISITIVE POTENTIAL BIDDERS IN A PATIENT AND FRIENDLY WAY - Remember that it's worth money in your pocket and life is too short to have your tail in a knot.  Write up that snarky reply, get a laugh at it, then hit delete.  Kill 'em with kindness :-)



 7. KEEP A POSITIVE ATTITUDE! This thread is all about MAKING MONEY, that's for sure, but we feel that being supportive of our Lister Sisters and Brothers helps ALL of us. Drop in and hang out! Venting is allowed, but take it easy on the drama, negative vibes and controversial off-topic issues such as politics and religion.


















Fashion discussion

Mar 1, 2015 7:27:22 AM PT

MARCH Gotta Make Money Support Group

Got this with a stack of rock and roll Lp's and threw it out, I then thought I should not throw it away just because I do not like it.


Is it worth more than $5? I tried google, no luck finding it.







Collectibles & Art discussion

I posted this pin a couple years ago but then it sort of got lost and I have just come across it again.  If I remember right, someone who was English said it commemmorated 50 years of Queen Victoria?  and they went on to explain the assay marks to me and the stamping.  I wonder if anyone could take a look and see if they can give me any info on it



Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Feb 27, 2015 6:58:47 PM PT

50 year jubilee pin info

I'm pretty good at thinking outside the box, but this has me stumped. What the heck is this buyer saying in his terms?

(This is on another selling account of mine)



Selling discussion

Mar 1, 2015 7:38:35 PM PT

Gibberish interpreters needed

Hi. Does anyone know the maker or age of this vase?

The whole vase glows green. It is 12 3/4" tall x 6 1/8" wide at the flower. It has a rough pontil.

Thank you for any help you can provide.DSCF9855.JPGDSCF9857.JPGDSCF9858.JPGDSCF9861.JPGDSCF9862.JPGDSCF9866.JPG

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Anyone know this deisgner? Guessing upscale, it is a tank top and the rhinestones are sewn on by hand. Manufacturered in China. Google and Ebay have no results for the names I think it might be, but can't read the writing very well. Thx








Fashion discussion

Feb 28, 2015 4:11:20 PM PT

Anyone Recognize this Designer Label????

I have this little ceramic Jug. I can see from the marks that it was made in W Germany, but that seems to be all I can fid on it..


Does anyone know anything at all about  this jug ? Any information woul dbe greatly appreciated !!!


Thannks in advance

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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Mar 1, 2015 12:13:13 AM PT

Help With Miniture Ceramic Jug Please

I received these in the late 1950s.  They are between 1 1/2" and 1 3/4" long and 1 3/4" and 2" tall. Light composite of some sort, GERMANY embossed on their bellies. Medieval tack.  Ideas of maker? Thanks for any help.littlehorses.jpglittlehorses1.jpg

Toys & Hobbies discussion

Feb 27, 2015 9:39:30 AM PT

Help with tiny German toy horses

Stamp Insider for March-April 2015




The March-April issue of the Stamp Insider, journal of the Federation of New York Philatelic Societies, is online and available for free download in PDF format or viewing online with page turning. It is available in both PDF and HTML5-friendly format at:




In the lead article — “It’s a Frame Up” — contributing editor Steve Swain examines the plethora of collars, frames, borders, and rings that wrapped around postal stationery and framed stamps, that merchants employed to advertise their businesses.


Other articles include “The Great Movie Stamp Prop Mystery” that explores the MGM created cinderella that was used in its 1945 “A Letter for Evie,” one philatelist’s search for covers with New York City postmarks showing postal zone numbers, and part two of “Literature and Stamp Collecting in which John H. Bloor of the Rocky Mountain Philatelic Library cites some of the volumes collectors should have in their personal library.


The featured video is “State Birds & Flowers.” The late Charles Kuralt in a CBS Sunday segment interviews Arthur and Alan Singer who designed the state Bird & Flower stamps issued in 1982. Learn how cartoonist Stan Burdick helped select Rhode Island’s bird on page 72 in this issue.



Stamp Collectors discussion

Mar 1, 2015 10:18:32 PM PT

Stamp Insider for March-April 2015 Online

I ordered an item from a seller in india that was estimated to arrive by 2/18 at the latest and has not arrived. The tracking number on the India Post site shows that the lastest action was "Insert Item Into Bag" in New Delhi on 2/5 and that the next office should be ISC New York New York (USPS).   I contacted my local post office yesterday, 2/27, and the USPS has no record of a package with this tracking number.  What can I do to find this package?  What can I ask the seller to do to help find the package?  


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Shipping & Returns question

Feb 28, 2015 7:45:45 AM PT

Item from India has not arrived in US

Can anyone help with this vase? The initials could stand for, for example, Caiger-Smith or Seth Cardew but in those cases the potter would have had to be 18 or 14 years old. It is quite assured but could just be a student piece. I am in the UK and while we do see foreign Studio Pottery here, it is likely to be localThanks for looking. SC_CS`_1948_studio_pottery_vase_1 copy.jpgSC_CS`_1948_studio_pottery_vase_5 copy.jpg

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

it measures about 2.75" by 4"...

it is brown with a gold eagle with stars...

i have seen the same item in ended listings claiming to date back to WWII.

it is also advertised as an ID holder.

mine has been used as a photo holder.

would want to confirm if this is an ID holder and also the age.

can anyone also tell me if it belongs to a specific branch in the Army?

thanks for any info...



Militaria Collectors

Good morning all...I was directed here by a friendly member from the collectibles forum.  I have a couple of questions and I'm hoping someone will be able to help me out a bit. 

I picked up a few pieces at a sale that I would like to sell, however, before posting them I was hoping someone could tell me an approximate age?  they look vintage, however, they are very tarnished so I'm having a difficult time determining if they are old or just dirty  - I posted photo's below.

Also, is sterling always marked?
2 rings are marked sterling, the blue stone ring and the clear glass ring that resembles a diamond.  I'm assuming it's a rhinestone as I can't imagine a diamond would be paired up with a sterling mount.
The turquoise ring is marked 925LOL?
The other rings do not have any marks. Could they still be silver?  if not, what do you think they are made of?
The bracelet is marked 14k.  I was hoping someone could tell me if it's a newer piece or vintage.
Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated as I'm not very knowledgeable in the jewelry department.  Thanks in advance and have a fantastic weekend. :smileywink:
Above - Is the ring on the top right (green stone, no markings) silver?
Same question on the turquoise ring (middle)
Red stone?
Below -What are the blue stones?
Is the ring below old or dirty? stone?
Vintage?  Note the random green stone, any idea why it was added?

Jewelry & Gemstones discussion

Not sure if I am correct and would appreciate your opinion.  Appears to be pot metal.  Chain attaches on either side at the top of the pendant.  White creamy lucite stone.  I thought they were glass originally, but not.  The pendant measures 2" by 1 1/2". Unfortunately, no marks of any kind.  Appreciate your advice






Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Hi, I have an older Coach purse I am looking for the Coach name for. It is 9-1/2" wide, 3-1/2" deep and 7-1/2" tall. #078-6046...made in USA. I'm thinking maybe a Saddle messenger? Black with medium dog leash non adjustable/removable strap. Pics included. Thanks! 



Fashion discussion

Feb 27, 2015 4:18:59 PM PT

Coach purse Name

I'm attaching pictures that hopefully help to answer my question.037.JPG038.JPG

Collectibles & Art discussion

I found these old coins in a drawer - I've had them for years and had forgotten all about them. I believe they are from the era of Jesus (Byzantine?). The first one has letters/numbers on it's edge that I tried to decipher using roman numerals, but that didn't work.

Can anyone tell me what it says/what the date is?

Any info on the other ones?

Thank you, I appreciate any help.

















Collectibles & Art discussion

I recently purchased this Royal Crown Derby vase.  I have dated it to 1899 but have not found any examples that look anything like it.  I believe the marks are numbers 1174 and 5799.  Does anyone recognize this vase or have any information regarding it or its value.


Thanks for your help.


Collectibles & Art discussion

I have a piece of Waterford Colleen and am wondering what the significance is of the etched date? Why might it say 1993? Does Waterford etch dates into the stemware upon the request of a buyer? Thanks in advance for your help.IMG_7364.JPGIMG_7366.JPG

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Feb 27, 2015 6:35:12 PM PT

Waterford Stemware Question

Can someone please help me with this, all I see is the items description in the box and no picsCapture.JPG

Getting Started question


Depression/40s-50s-60s Glass

I think this is signed Stauffer but would like help to know for certain.  If name is Stauffer would like any information on artist. Thank you in advance.



Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Interesting, I've seen the EPQ a number of times, but never the "Embossing" comment.

Also the note was moved to another invoice due to Mint Error "Mashing".

This note was pleased to see a " Embossing" comment on back of this recently graded note.

* Is this something new PMG is implementing?

* Can anyone tell me what is the value for this note?


This note has other notable error: 
1.Off centered bell inside inkwell (to the left).
2.One big eye at watermark

















Coins & Paper Money discussion

OK...What looks lrock2.jpgike a boneless pork chop, wrapped in tree bark? My rock specimen. A friend had seen an image and asked if I thought it was petrified wood.

Stats: This weighs 1 3/4 lbs. It is 4.5" wide and between 1-2 inches in thickness. The color is that of cooked fat with tinges of salmon, gray and a curious black vein, in areas.Any clue would be helpful.rock1.jpg

Gems & Minerals

Any ideas who made this vase? I'm stumped.greyglass1.JPGgreyglass5.JPGgreenjard2.JPG

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Feb 28, 2015 10:28:20 AM PT

Gray Glass Bottle Vase w/Ground Top

This small olive green pottery creamer is impressed with Shearwater  and the initials JA along with the numbers 792878 all impressed into the bottom of the piece.  I believe the JA refers to James Anderson who joined the family firm in 1966.  Do the numbers refer to a model number or date or mean anything? 


TIA   :  )





Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Need help identifing this pencil drawing,  Signature is not clear could be Tom Phillips but not sure it is dated 1974 and is 17" x 12" to the edges of the paper and 15" x 10" edges of the drawing it's self.  Any information will be appreciated. DSC05487.JPGDSC05488.JPGDSC05489.JPG 

Selling question

Feb 27, 2015 4:20:11 PM PT

Signed Pencil Drawing

I was wondering if anyone has ever seen a crock like this or know if it's Texas pottery?  Thank you in advance.  I've never seen that wash out under the rim, pretty cool.  20150301_150443 (1280x720).jpg

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Mar 1, 2015 4:21:39 PM PT

yellow on rim of crock

Does anybody know what these brass guides are for and what they are called? I know they have something to do with vintage lighting, and I believe the power cord is supposed to be threaded through the threaded tubes. But, I could be wrong....


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Collectibles & Art discussion

Feb 28, 2015 11:24:19 AM PT

What is this vintage lighting hardware?

011.JPG009.JPGAny clue what this is?  Has a small hole on each side at top and one in the very bottom.

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Mar 1, 2015 1:43:26 PM PT

Is this Danish?

WOW, it has been a while since I posted.  So far 1/2 hour to find this group and load pics.  I hope this works.  Anyway, I thought this was a duoette, but I have spent a lot of time trying to figure out how to separate.  Appreciate any advice - on whether or not it is and/or how old?  Any advice appreciated.  It measures 2 1/4" by 1".  








Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Feb 28, 2015 9:43:10 AM PT

Whatz it? Duoette or Not? Unusual backing


Music & Musicians discussion

Feb 27, 2015 12:14:24 PM PT

Does anyone know this record label?

Greetings and I hope I chose the Right Group to aid me with this lovely Jade bracelet. I have spent hours researching, and am only becoming MORE confused!
So counting on one of you to give me the Correct Info before I list this bracelet. I was told it is Lavender Purple Jade by the lady I bought it from. I haven't seen any with this Rectangle Cut stone. Is that rare? The stones are such a VIVID color, except for the paler one. I was told this is Natural. What ERA is it from?
I'm even thinking it might be Victorian or Deco? It is stamped Sterling. Any help Appreciated!! Thank you in advance! Can't wait for comments! :smileyhappy:
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Jewelry & Gemstones discussion

I forgot to get her height before I put her away. Im guessing shes maybe about 6 to 7" and is porcelain.

I cant make out the artist name on her neck. Any help is appreciated.





Dolls Artists and Limited Edition discussion


                   POST AS MANY TIMES AS YOU WANT.

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Mar 1, 2015 8:45:42 AM PT


It is a fine fillegree metal hexagon shaped.  We are unable to find any markings.  Would be interested in knowing it's maker, period, designated style and estimated value.20141008_080127_3_resized.jpg

Collectibles & Art discussion

Again, Hello, antique, mother of pearl, ladies cuffs? V76IMG_3891.JPGIMG_3890.JPG

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Mar 1, 2015 2:56:49 PM PT

are these cuff or collar?



I have had this hanging around for a while without knowing what it really is. It is rather large, seems to be a stitched castle with sequins sewn in.  Would be nice to know if it was made in USA or from some other country. Any information is welcomed .. Thanks! 




Collectibles & Art discussion

March is here...FINALLY!


I was asked  just this morning:






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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Mar 1, 2015 6:50:57 AM PT

Springing Into MARCH CHAT

Can any one help me with the mark on this Made in Denmark Candle Holder?


I really appreciate any and all information that you can provide...





Fine Jewelry, Gems & Precious Metals discussion

Evening all. I have an antique EW Turn Wien vase. I was wondering if anyone has any idea of value. The vase is 14 1/2" tall. It is a gorgeous piece with ornate hand painted violets & gold gilt. Thanks for any help or suggestions! gina004.JPG019.JPG

Antiques discussion

Mar 1, 2015 4:44:26 PM PT

antique wien vase

Measures 2 5/16", this medallion looks to be made of bronze and has 4 tie/attachment holes. The back is plain.The kneeling man in center is under/within a stone arch and he looks to be holding a dagger/spear behind his back. Jesus(?) is seen in the distance on a cross. I read about  Longinus but that doesn't seem to fit what is happening on this coin. Could be a lion in the lower right corner (Nemean?)


Can anyone tell me the century/country/original purpose (perhaps a religious hermit would sew this on their robe?). Any help would be greatly appreciated.coin1.jpgcoin2.jpg

Coins & Paper Money discussion

Hello! Woke up to a message from a buyer saying his item never came. I tracked the tracking and it says:


  • Expected Delivery Day: Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Product & Tracking Information
Postal Product:
  • First-Class Package Service
  • USPS Tracking™
Date & TimeStatus of ItemLocation

February 17, 2015 , 2:55 am

Departed USPS Facility




Your item departed our USPS facility in GREENSBORO, NC 27495 on February 17, 2015 at 2:55 am. The item is currently in transit to the destination.

February 16, 2015 , 12:22 pm

Arrived at USPS Facility


February 15, 2015 , 6:42 am

Arrived at USPS Origin Facility

MEMPHIS, TN 38136 

February 14, 2015 , 6:29 pm

Departed Post Office


February 14, 2015 , 9:41 am



February 13, 2015 , 9:25 pm

Shipping Label Created


February 13, 2015

Pre-Shipment Info Sent to USPS




What do I do????

Shipping & Returns question

I  cannot find the label on this NWT Ralph Ralph Lauren after searching quite a while. I did see one but no clue as to the year made. Theis first jacket is a ralphLAURENforum1.jpg ralphLAURENforum2.jpgralphLAURENcreamSZ2blazer7.jpgralphLAURENforum3.jpg







Alos a black velvet blazer with a green label.. I thought I had read years ago the freen label are Vinatage? 1980s? Is that correct? 


Any help to clarify the labels is much appreciated! Thank you! 

Fashion discussion

One more item that has potentially multiple uses... solid .925, 2 1/2"x1"x1", amazing metalwork, hinged top with a tiny turn clasp, but footed...at first thought it to be in the lines of a Victorian vinaigrette, ( yes the filigreeIMG_3886.JPGIMG_3884.JPGIMG_3883.JPGIMG_3875.JPG obviously says, no...) the tiny hinged top makes it a "no" for a trinket, and a "no" for a pill box, such beautiful detail, and ( though it has only 1 remaining, handled....hhhmmm....Regards V76

Collectibles & Art discussion

Mar 1, 2015 2:15:17 PM PT

.925 antique silver casket(?) box

I just noticed the 2 loops on the back of this pin, instead of just 1.  One loop,I would think, is for wearing on a chain..but have never seen 2.   Anyone know why?    Haven`t tried it yet..but perhaps runnin chain thru both would keep it from 'flopping over?' 

Thank ya





Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Mar 1, 2015 2:16:30 PM PT

Question On Trifari Pin

Looking for any info on these vintage pixies.  They are 3" to 3 5/8" tall.  They are not marked.  I have never seen them with these color schemes, shapes, or colors before.  They almost have a German/Austrian look to them but I'm leaning towards Occupied Japan.  Any ideas?


Collectibles & Art discussion

Hi, thanks for any help with identifying these!


They are pink and genuine leather (from what I can tell). The stitching is tight and neat. They are marked 10 5226 38 in gold embossing under the flap where you insert your foot. No style name is on them. Under the bottom are black, raised, rubber-like grip soles. 


Any idea of a style name, year or any info is greatly appreciated!

Fashion discussion

Hi everyone, I found 4 pottery rhino figurines and by the looks of the bottom I thought they are black clay HOWEVER I cannot find anything that remotely resembles this type of pottery art.   I am hoping someone here has seen this type of pottery and can give me a little backgound on it.  Any help will be greatly appreciated. The larger rhinos are 8 12" x 4 1/2" and weighs close to 1 1/2 lbs - Kind regards, Mary


Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Feb 28, 2015 3:52:50 PM PT

Black Clay Pottery Rhino Figurines?

I have liked this pot since I found it at a estate sale - it is old, large (15"H x 18"W), is made of terracotta, and has the normal smiling sun on one side. But on the other side it has very hard to find Native American dancing kokopelli flute players - I can't find another like it through numerous google searches.

I appreciate any help.








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please help me with any info on this is item , i cant not find info on this marking.. is this a decanter?

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Feb 27, 2015 6:03:58 PM PT

need italian marking identification

    This is a signed SKULTUNA miniature gun.  Possibly a paper weight.  The base mesures about 2 x 1 and it is 1 3/4 inches high.   Anyone care to take a guess at the metal?  I saw something simliar that mentioned gold plated brass.  Is it a paper weight?  Any guesses as to age?  Or what the signing letters stand for?  What category might be good for listing it?


  Thank you for any help or ideas.





Collectibles & Art discussion

Feb 27, 2015 2:16:01 PM PT

SKULTUNA miniature gun



Found this unique piece. The body feels like polyester. Only tag on this inside is a somewhat torn tag with Lot# and Dry Clean Only.

Orange fur seems real, just cannot figure out what it could be- any ideas? Thanks!furIMG_0055_2take1.jpgfurIMG_0056_2take1.jpgfurIMG_0058_2take1.jpg

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Feb 28, 2015 3:48:38 PM PT

Vintage 60s/70s Orange Fur? Any Ideas?




I think? the last pic is about as clear as I'm going to get a pic-I used mt 10X loupe and the macro setting on my camera. Any ideas on who made this?



Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Feb 28, 2015 9:15:24 AM PT

Newer piece-anyone know this makers mark?

  Asking if anyone is familiar with these things?  They range in length from two to 7 inches.  One end is like a push pin that goes into the longer end. See 3rd pic.    Made of some glass china  like material.  thank you for any help





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Mar 1, 2015 6:51:41 AM PT

What are these Indian like toothy things?

Hi There, I'm hoping someone may have some feedback on the following stamp on the back of this old postcard. The "1" stamp, does anyone know whtat that is called? Thanks for any feedback or suggestions on how to find out if it is rare or common. Thanks and I hope you have a great weekend coming up!

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Feb 28, 2015 6:48:39 PM PT

Old Postcard Stamp on Back, Rare?

it came in bag of stuff...

any idea on the origin???

the brown thing under the feathers feels like wood...

the item is meant to be hung, has a rope loop on top...

it is about 9" long...



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Though this is marked Florence Ceramics, I know they all have names.  Would appreciate any help with the name of this figurine.IMG_3399.JPG

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Hello all, what type of process/form/style is it when there is a form/painting under a thick layer of ..not really certain what it is, feels like glass, but it would have had to been poured,  3d effect, these have age as I know the provenance, wish to list, but what style identification to use...set of cuff links, riding, women's quite likely,...quality, that's all Ive got...V76 ( sorry 'bout the linty velvet..it happens....)IMG_3888.JPGIMG_3887.JPG

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Mar 1, 2015 2:44:33 PM PT

The type of setting is called...

Pitcher is a gold amber color.  Measures about 6.5" High, Diameter 3.75"  It is dimpled or is it called pinched?  I have been unable to find one exactly like this. Any help would be most appreciated,




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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Feb 27, 2015 6:53:57 PM PT

Glass Pitcher Dimpled Rough Pontil Blenko ?

Picked up a couple of marigold pressed glass bowls in a box lot.  Both are 7" across at top.  They look to be fairly common carnival or EAPG pieces; just looking for positive ID.


Here is the first.  Looks like what is called "Star and File" in my books:



Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

I picked up a few pieces at a sale that I would like to sell, however, before posting them I was hoping someone could tell me an approximate age?  they look vintage, however, they are very tarnished so I'm having a difficult time determining if they are old or just dirty.
Also, is sterling always marked?
2 rings are marked sterling, the blue stone ring and the clear glass ring that resembles a diamond.  I'm assuming it's a rhinestone as I can't imagine a diamond would be paired up with a sterling mount.
The turquoise ring is marked 925LOL?
The other rings do not have any marks. Could they still be silver?  if not, what do you think they are made of?
The bracelet is marked 14k.  I was hoping someone could tell me if it's a newer piece or vintage.
Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated as I'm not very knowledgeable in the jewelry department.  Thanks in advance and have a fantastic weekend.











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Hi All,


    I am pretty sure this pin is military or from a military academy.  However I can find no info anywhere.  Hopefully someone can help provide me with some information on it.  Pics are below and thanks in advance for your help.





Militaria Collectors

Feb 28, 2015 4:20:38 PM PT

Insignia Pin CP wiht Laurels

i have a small painting that I can't figure out anything about it..  it is 7 inches across..







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The UK comic book industry lost a true great last week, most of us who grew up reading british weeklies comics in the late 70s and through the 80s would have seen John Cooper's work at some point. The following is taken from Steve Holland's Bear Alley blog which is well worth a visit if you're interested in the UK history of comic books - rich (UK).


John Cooper, who has died aged 72, had a career in comics that spanned five decades and dozens of characters, although it will be for two action-packed and often violent strips that he will be remembered, one the memorable precursor to ‘Judge Dredd’.

In 1975, John Wagner was appointed editor of the ailing Valiant, whose sales had fallen in line with many other comics during the turbulent early Seventies oil crisis. Cover prices had soared and Wagner was tasked with updating the comic for a modern audience. Wagner’s key creation for the relaunch was ‘One-Eyed Jack’, a tough street cop based shamelessly on Clint Eastwood’s Dirty Harry. Cooper took Eastwood as his model for the artwork and gave him Steve McQueen’s Mustang (from Bullitt) to drive. Wagner’s scripts were gritty, violent and often blackly humorous, a style of writing he would continue when he created Judge Dredd—another violent cop in an east coast American city—for 2000AD soon after.


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Cooper was one of the first artists to draw the new character, but his story, ‘Mugger’s Moon’, was held back. Cooper later claimed that he had been asked to tone down the violence—his artwork arriving in the 2000AD office just as another comic, Action, was pulled from the newsstands. “They sent it back to me and said, ‘It’s too violent, John’,” Cooper said. “These muggers come after [Dredd] with guns and he just blew them all away—holes straight through them. I loved drawing that.” A toned-down version, with guns replaced with baseball bats, was eventually published in issue 19, by which time other artists (notably Mike McMahon) had established the look of Dredd and a cityscape that no longer matched Cooper’s version.

Instead, Cooper was sidelined, drawing a handful of episodes of ‘M.A.C.H.1’ and some ‘Tharg’s Future Shocks’ for 2000AD. It meant, however, that he was able to take over ‘Johnny Red’, an already popular Second World War strip in Battle Action when the strip’s original artist, Joe Colquhoun, was seconded to another strip. By the time Cooper took over, two-year veteran Colquhoun had established a look for the strip: “I had to slightly imitate his style at the beginning, but I think I just became more like him as I went along,” recalled Cooper. “I liked to do dramatic close-ups but with [Colquhoun-styled] stuff in the background—you’d have someone stood next to a big gun, someone else queuing for the toilet, then there’d be all these building and maybe a burnt-out plane.”

The story was one of Battle Action’s finest, relating how Johnny ‘Red’ Redburn found himself in charge of a Russian flying squadron, leading Falcon Squadron with a battered old Hurricane. “It was gritty, really rough and ready,” recalled Cooper. “All his crew were unshaved, dirty buggers, the planes patched to hell… Tom Tully was a brilliant writer. He was like Wagner in a way: he went for the gut, didn’t pull any punches.”

Over the next five and three-quarter years, Cooper was able to make the strip his own, eventually drawing over 1,100 pages of Johnny’s adventures spread across 303 episodes in the weekly comic, summer specials and annuals.


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John Cooper was born in Featherstone, West Yorkshire, in May 1942, the son of Ernest Cooper and his wife Winifred (née Hollis). As a boy, he learned to draw by copying comics, a constant in a life spent travelling to wherever his father, a one-time bus driver, found employment as a pub landlord.  After growing in in Castleford and Wakefield, the family settled in Doncaster and young John helped tend the bar whilst studying in York and at Wakefield Art College.

After working for a shopfitters in Wakefield and for Falcon Studios in Leeds, Cooper decided to go freelance after a conversation with a patron at his father’s pub. He picked a London agent, randomly choosing Billie M. Cooper because of the coincidence of names, who soon found him work, his earliest illustrations appearing in Swift, Girl, Eagle and Boys’ World annuals in the early 1960s. Cooper then found work with a group of titles based around the puppet show creations of Gerry Anderson, his first strip (‘Agent 21’) appearing in the 1968 TV 21 Annual. After briefly taking over the lead strip for Lady Penelope in 1968, Cooper worked more extensively on ‘Captain Scarlet’ in TV21 and took over ‘Thunderbirds’ in the relaunched TV21 & Joe 90 from Frank Bellamy, drawing the strip for eight months.


Cooper continued his association with television shows at Look-In in the 1970s, drawing ‘Flight to Fortune’, ‘Doctor in Charge’, ‘Doctor at Sea’ and ‘Man from Atlantis’ as well as drawing for the girls’ comic Mirabelle, a task he was ill-suited for. He hit his stride in 1975 when he was offered ‘One-Eyed Jack’, which he continued to draw when Valiant merged with Battle Picture Weekly a year later. In keeping with the war theme, Jack transferred from his New York precinct to become an agent for American military intelligence.

Following Jack’s demise in 1977, Cooper drew ‘Gaunt’, about a British spy seeking revenge after his hand is crippled by an SS, before taking on ‘Dredger’ and ‘The General Dies at Dawn’ in the newly renamed Battle Action.


For nearly six years, Cooper drew ‘Johnny Red’, bringing a grim reality to Tom Tully’s stories. “I tried to put myself in their position,” he said of the stories’ characters. “It was the realism I enjoyed—that was what was always kicked into me with ‘Johnny Red’: you’ve got to think like them, make it look real, think how they lived.”

Always speedy and versatile, Cooper rarely limited himself to just one strip and he also drew number of war strips for D. C. Thomson’s Warlord, including ‘Sergeant Heavy’ and ‘The Wingless Hawk’, and complete stories for Eagle and Scream!!.

In 1983 Battle Action joined forces with Kenner Products to promote the Action Force toy line, eventually becoming Battle Action Force. Cooper became one of the main artists in the ongoing battle against Cobra for two and a half years.


Coopers’ output continued to appear in Eagle (‘Ultimate Warrior’ / ‘Computer Warrior’), Battle (‘Stormforce’), Mask, Ring Raiders and Victor, where he drew one of Thomson’s classic characters, ‘Morgyn the Mighty’. In 1990, he was asked by David Hunt to draw a football strip and, although he had no great love of the game, he took to the task with relish, eventually drawing ‘Goalmouth’ and ‘Hammersmith F.C.’ for Roy of the Rovers and working with Peter Nash on ‘Striker’ for the Sun newspaper.

During the Gerry Anderson revival of the early 1990s, Cooper found himself once again drawing Stingray, Captain Scarlet and Thunderbirds.


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With boys’ comics in short supply by the late Nineties, Cooper drew a parody football strip, ‘Roy of the Losers’, for Private Eye until the early Noughties. He also worked for the BBC, ITV and Channel 4, drawing caricatures and illustrating news stories where no visuals were available. Cooper was an early adopter of computers for work, and would take a drawing made with brush and pen and scan it into an Apple Mac, where he could make any finishing touches using Photoshop.

Following the publication of a short graphic novel Richard the Lionheart: The Life of a King and Crusader by David West & Jackie Gaff (Brighton, Book House, 2005), it was suggested that Cooper contact 2000AD again. This led initially to a one-off ‘Tharg’s Terror Tales’ episode in 2006 and then to taking over the futuristic crime drama (and Judge Dredd spin-off) ‘Armitage’ in 2008 in Judge Dredd The Megazine. His last episodes appeared in 2010.

In later life, Cooper suffered from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, which often left him tired and breathless. Although retired from comics, he satisfied his urge to keep drawing by producing maritime paintings, which found a ready market. In 2010, Cooper and others helped raise money to fund a new local RNLI lifeboat in Bridlington, which Cooper dubbed the Windsor Spirit at its naming ceremony.


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Cooper passed away on 22 February 2015 after a short illness, survived by his second wife, Lesley, and two children from his first marriage.






League of Extraordinary Comic Book Collectors

Mar 2, 2015 4:34:25 AM PT

John Cooper (1942-2015)

I have an expensive tie for sale I got as a gift 10 years ago but never wore it and am selling it as pre owned in its original box. A bidder from Canada wants me to mark the package as "used" if he buys it because he said he wont have to pay duty on it if its under 200. Is there anything I need to worry about with his request as far as writing what he wants me to on the package? thanks

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.A buyer made an offer on all my auction items. Is this allowed? How would I do this?

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Mar 1, 2015 11:47:01 AM PT

Buyer made offer on all my auction items

It dosn't make sense to me that feedback is a place to express "feelings" . I thought it should be a place to express facts. I was told by an eBay representative that iit is about feelings. I ahve always tried to ehlp my kids work through there feelings and present things factually. Oh well. i gues i was wrong. Just curious as to what you think and how do you handle this so you won't get a negative?

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I just listed my item as an auction with a 3 day listing then I get, Would you be open to an offer?  I do not have any bids. Advice?

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I literally just sent the same item to a different buyer, same packaging, same weight, same shipping service for $5-6 for the label. Now I go to print another label for the EXACT same package and they want $12.50 for the label??? I don't understand?

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is anyone else seeing alot of scammers with the item not as described

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I bought an item I'm not sure is authentic. Can I list it as long as I say I'm not sure?

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Feb 27, 2015 7:41:08 PM PT

selling an item I'm not sure is authentic

Could someone please help me identify these purple flowers? I think the cross on the left is made from forget-me-knots . . . are they violets or something else?  Are the bell-shaped flowers on the right columbines?  Or what?









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Feb 27, 2015 11:39:13 PM PT

Identify purple flowers?

Anyone else get this email?




It might be spam? I don't think it would even affect me. I rarely sell anything.




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Newbie here would like to know what the safest option is to receive payment on a big ticket item I'm selling w/o getting ripped off?

Any help from experienced sellers of large ticket items would be greatly appreciated. Thank You Ebayers'

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I call in an effort to be helpful - to report a glitch in the way feedback auto-defaults to a green dot EVEN IF YA CHECK THE RED ONE...


Long hold times (45 minutes is EXCESSIVE!)


"No, you can't speak to a supervisor."

"I already know what they will say."


If you already know, then why ain't you a supervisor?!


When I finally get "IAN" (says he is a supervisor...)on the phone, he apologizes for all of the abuse and offers a pittance (10 credit)...


Yeah, this was a week ago....

What do you expect from non-English natives?! The first reps had a hard time even speaking English, can I expect them to understand?!


C'mon ebay - your CS dept was a great idea, but the minions are running amuck. I've taken a real liking to Amazon. LESS DECEITFUL..


Hey, Ian. Where is the coupon you promised?!


My favorite insult was the part after 2.5 hours where they asked me to hang up because the phone lines were needed for other customers!!! LEAVING ME ON HOLD ONCE FOR 45 MINUTES AND A SECOND TIME FOR 30 WAS DURING A TIME WHEN THE PHONES WEREN'T NEEDED, THEN!?!?!?? SOOOO CRUEL!!!!!


The phone call lasted THREE HOURS.  THREE HOURS attempting to be HELPFUL to a company I believed in.  What a waste.  And then to be abused and treated like dirt is adding insult to injury.


And you wonder why CS is harder and harder to contact.  Just another large, impersonal corporation outsourcing to a bunch of people who don't give a rat's tail....


Hello, Amazon...


(PS.  How long til they find my post and delete it?!  Bet there's no computer glitch there, eh?)

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Feb 28, 2015 8:49:26 AM PT

Customer Service Reps have run amuck!!!

Major snafu with shipping on a vinyl record album.  Set it up for Priority Mail because I felt the quicker it would get there the more likely it would arrive undamaged (in a box with a stiffener made for shipping records).  Weighed just less than one pound.  Only thing I can figure is that somehow I checked shipping within my own zip code accidentally, although I have a very clear recollection of being offered a ballpark calculation based (I think) on three cities -- I am in Los Angeles so I chose the NYC location (I have never sold a record before, so I was trying to do my due diligence on shipping costs).  Whatever I did, I know I was under the impression that shipping would be less than $10, I offered free shipping and started the auctions at $20.  So maybe I screwed up, maybe there was a glitch, or maybe 13x13x13 box got counted as an odd size -- who knows.


But the postage on each record, I sold two, is more than the auction ending price.

#1 Sold for $28.99, PM to NJ is $34.28

#2 Sold for $35.67, PM to Chicago is $29.68


For future reference for myself, Media Mail prices are less than $3!!


They can't go First Class from eBay labels because the records weigh about 15 oz each.  But I am under the impression that at the post office I can send up to 16oz as FCP.  And I know these Buyers can hit me big time for not honoring the PM, and I am still weighing that risk.  My wife says I should go to my Buyers and tell them I have to change shipping methods -- heck, I can tell them I'd sell at the opening $20 auction price and we'd all be ahead of the game if they allowed me to change to Media Mail, but I'm loathe to give them a heads up if I am able to ship FCP at PO --a method that would actually get the item to them in pretty much the same amount of time and I hope leave me not in negative territory in my wallet. 


So several questions:

1.  FCP up to 16 oz at the Post Office counter works, right?  (Can't remember last time I set foot in the PO!).  Assuming it does, and I know this is on my TRS account, not yours, would you keep your mouth shut and send as FCM?

2.  If I go the route of telling the customer I screwed up and they get the items for less for allowing me to send MM instead of PM, I can give partial refunds without incurring defects, correct?

3.  Seeing as how I still have $1.45 left in my pocket after shipping and eBay/PayPal fees if I just buck up and send the higher selling record to Chicago, if I approach a buyer I thought I'd start with the New York guy -- if he has a fit I'll send PM and not risk irritating the other Buyer as well. 


OK, I open the floor to honeybadger bashing and hopefully at least I few comments on the least obnoxious way to maybe put a few bucks in my pocket while offering the customers a deal.  Sold yesterday so I'll just send the postman away telling him I'm cancelling today's PM pick-ups if I haven't got my mind around the best way to weasel my way out of some or all of this by his 2:30 arrival time.



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Feb 28, 2015 12:38:58 PM PT

I screwed up -- advice please

I shipped a set of 4 drinking glasses well packaged and extremely well marked on every exposed surface of the box with fluorescent 4 inch long labels that stated “Fragile” and “do not DROP or CRUSH”. I received the package marked “REFUSED” exactly 20 days after confirmed delivery with no communication from the buyer whatsoever. I even had to chase the buyer down with an email threatening to open a non-payment action in order to get paid. We opened the box and every glass was broken and the original bubble wrap was all askew and wadded up as if it had been removed from the glasses. The seller has NEVER communicated in any way with me. I did contact the buyer and offered a full refund but I feel I should not have to do this as I suspect foul play here. What do I do???

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No Best Offer Declined Notification Email Option for Submitter:


I just realized today that eBay does not have an option for Best Offer submitters to get notified if the offer is declined by the seller.


I had always assumed that when somebody submit a Best Offer to me, if I declined the offer, the potential buyer would get notified and then potentially submit a better Best Offer.


I wonder how many potential 2nd Best Offer we are missing out on because the potential Buyer never realized the offer had been declined?


My Best Offer to eBay is to add a communication option to be notified if an Offer is declined by the Seller.  Of course Auto-Declines would not need the email notification since it is real time.




Bruce "ImaPaqRat" Fisher

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Just got my first ever case for item not received in 10 plus years of selling. Buyer paid Feb 15th. I shipped Feb 17th(because 16th was a holiday) by USPS 1st class mail w/tracking. Still shows item out for delivery. Shows expected delivery of Feb 20th,so it's 8 days late by my calculations.

I feel the right thing to do is just go ahead and refund her in full,but want to make sure I don't stumble somewhere. 

She contacted me today and asked if I could follow up about the tracking. I sent her the tracking number the day I shipped. I contacted her within an hour and said I would call the post office on Monday to see if I can get more info.

She then filed case INR. Should I wait till Monday,see what PO says then refund. Or go ahead and refund her today?  Want to do the right thing,both for the buyer,and for my seller account/DSR.

thanks guys.

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