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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

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?


Collectibles & Art discussion

Jan 25, 2015 11:01:46 AM PT

Please help Id this maker

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


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





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


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


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


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

Enough said.


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


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


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

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

Really cool description from above:




Same really cool description … but…


wizards bad photo


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

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

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

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

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

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

Selling discussion

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

I've posted about this twice already and haven't been able to solve the mystery. 


How is this possible?





What?  It doesn't pick up items that have those words clearly in the title.  Yet, when I add MORE words to the search window, it does pick up the items in the search results.  See below.




So what gives?  How come a search for "Arm's Reach" can't find my listing but "Arm's Reach Blue" can?

Selling discussion



Hello everyone. What's new today?



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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

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


Antiques discussion

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 snow plow looks like something out of Mad Max movies! 

New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

If anyone out there has any information about thie location of this atomic bomb test, please let me know. Thanks so much. 




Collectibles & Art 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

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

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

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

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

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.

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?

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 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

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?



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 ?

Hi! I'm new around here, and I don't know much about jewelry, especially fine jewelry. 



I have a really beautiful brooch that appears to be silver (it's tarnished). It's covered in natural pearls. Has anyone seen this particular design before? Could it be a designer piece? It came with clip-on earrings, but one of them has some pearls missing. I feel like it's probably mid-century, but I'm clueless. Any help would be so greatly appreciated!!!






Antique & Vintage Jewelry by Design

I have a large Barbie doll house that has been in storage for awhile. The bottom says 1995 Mexico.

When I try to let down the porch with the columns there is a resistance and I'm afraid to force it

and possibly break it. I know very little about Barbie products but maybe someone will recognise

and know the secret to open it. Probably any child from two up could do it. lol 


The back opens easily but when I try to let the front porch with the columns it catches and I feel it

will break. I don't know if its because it's been stored for a pretty long time so I've tried to wash it up

some but so far no go. I have tried to lift it up and out, press down on it, even looked to see if the

columns need to be removed. I really don't think it would be that complicated for a child so I am

asking here since you have a lot of Barbie experts.


Also if anyone knows the name I would appreciate. I did see one that looked pretty close and it

doesn't seem to be one of the more expensive houses but I still don't want to break the plastic.


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Barbie Collectors

Jan 27, 2015 2:39:26 PM PT

Problem opening a Barbie doll house


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A Part-time eBay Sellers Group discussion

I bought this rug that came with a story of how it was hanging on the wall of a fancy estate. Sellers family believe their parents bought rug at an estate sale 40-50 years ago, and the rug was supposedly old back then. Honestly I dont know a good rug from a hole in the ground. I have several on the floors of my house but they were aquired inexpensively at tag sales and I suspect they are not old...

Anyway, back to this prayer rug that is supposed to be old.... is it? It seems unusual to me because it's flat with no real pile to speak of. Looks more faded in person then some of the pictures show(to me it looks better viewed from the side). Measures approx. 43 X 56 inches. See the pictures below and tell me what you think. Anyone know the area it was made? age? any value(did I waste 45 bucks)? lol

Thanks for any info you can share, greek38

Collectibles & Art discussion


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!

I got this yesterday from a friend I used to go to storage auctions with. He owns a used furniture store now that he cupplies exclusively through things he finds at auction. He found this in a unit & sold it to me for $50 (with another gold chrome 2 level table) because it isn't something his clients would go for. I jumped o it because I like it - but now I need to know what it is!


I'm guessing a portable bar (the glass shelves were wrapped & marked "Shelves for Bar") like a bar cart or trolley, but it's the first one I've seen that you can unlatch and it swings all the way (or 1/2 way - it looks cool either way) open to become a buffet? or long table? with a smaller lower 2nd shelf on 1 side for glasses, plates, etc.. I think. 


But I can't find anything like it. Un less it has a name I don't know, 'Large mid century bar trolley that swings open' doesn't bring up anything similar.


Also, how do I clean the chips & scuffs? It is only along a edge & probably happened from the glass being placed & removed, but where the gold chrome (?) has been lost there is a small amount of rust from the metal underneath being exposed). Should I touch it up with gold paint? 


I appreciate any help.








Collectibles & Art discussion

Jan 27, 2015 4:36:57 AM PT


I'm looking for any help on identifying the maker of this cut glass goblet.

It has a cut stem. The bowl has a half cut flower and foliage, along with slant cuts alternating with ovals on the lower part of the bowl. It has a wide, straight, subtle optic. There are punties cut on the foot.

I've found simliar shapes in Tiffin and Seneca, but not a definite match so far. I'm not as concerned about identifying the pattern as much as the maker. Although if someone knows the pattern, that would be great, too.

They stand just under 8" tall (less than 1/8" under). I have a set of 11 and plan to list them, but it's helps so much to know the maker. I'd also like the opinion of our cut glass experts on whether you think this is a good piece, nice cut or just average. I think it's nice, but I've only been collecting for a couple of years and have much to learn.

Thanks in advance for any and all help!







Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Jan 27, 2015 7:18:02 AM PT

ID help with cut glass goblets

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

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

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

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





Collectibles & Art discussion

Jan 24, 2015 5:04:25 PM PT

jade pearl pendant

This 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

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



Hope someone can help with this. I cannot get the photo any clearer.

Jewelry & Gemstones discussion

Jan 27, 2015 2:55:01 PM PT

Need ID Jewelry Signature On Necklace

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

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 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


Collectibles & Art discussion

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

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

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

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

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion



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

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

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


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

Puttin On The Ritz TK

Dolls discussion

Jan 25, 2015 6:18:49 AM PT

What is your latest? Please share

 Hi 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

Can anyone help ID this small wall clock? it has a porcelain face and winds with a key. The face has in very faint letters Le Roy (the rest I can't read) It is about 8-10" tall.





Selling question

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

Need help with ID of this pottery bowl. It has marks on the bottom. Any info appreciated. Even just point me in a direction.pottery bowl

Selling question

Jan 27, 2015 2:49:23 AM PT

help id pottery bowl

Maybe someone will recognize this vase? 



Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Jan 25, 2015 5:08:02 PM PT

Yellow Cased Glass Vase with Handles

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Maybe it's just plain old nothing but how would you describe it?  Anyone see anything that would tell you an era or age?    Anything will help  Thanks

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

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


The Artists' Gallery


I'm trying to figure out who made these pretty pieces,no marks on them. The Brooch is 2" in length. The colours are quite nice, but they don't show up very well in the photos. It has been a while since I've posted, hope the photos are okay.

Any ideas appreciated.

Thanks for looking.


Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Jan 27, 2015 1:33:55 PM PT

Purple And Green Brooch Earrings ID Help


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

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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

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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

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

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

How do I select the international site visibility listing upgrade foprt UK? The help files only tells me that I CAN do it to make my listing appear on the eBay UK site, but does not explain how to do it (see below). Also, do I have to do it before submitting the listing, or can I change an existing listing to include UK visibility? Thanks!


There are 2 ways to list your items internationally.

Use the international site visibility listing upgrade.
You can purchase this listing upgrade for some eBay websites, to maximize your item's visibility in search results on those sites. 
  1. If you're eligible for this listing upgrade, you'll have the option to add it before you submit your listing. There's a separate fee for each country you choose.

  2. Choose a shipping option for the US, UK, Canada, and Australia so buyers will know what international shipping will cost.

Selling question

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

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

dragon fountain-005.JPGdragon fountain.JPGFound a ceramic centerpiece with dragon and I can't read the bottom.  Any help will be appreciated.

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Jan 27, 2015 10:29:11 AM PT

Does anyone read Chinese or Japanese?

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?

Get some pictures up, folks.  Please no live auctions, and keep 'em smallish to speed loading time for tablets, phones, and the dreaded dial-up. 


14k and aquamarine, off to its new home.



Moriah Jewelry bracelet, also gone to a new home.  Unmarked sterling.  It says I am my beloved's, and my beloved is mine in Hebrew. 



Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Hi, Does anyone recognize this porcelain hallmark? Thanks!IMG_1563.jpg

Collectibles & Art discussion

Jan 27, 2015 6:23:52 PM PT

need help with ceramic hallmark


Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Jan 27, 2015 9:09:08 AM PT

American Brillant oval bowl need help to ID


Collectibles & Art discussion

Jan 26, 2015 6:11:50 PM PT

Help with translating late Ming bronze mark

Please help to verify if this bag is real, and if so, is it's name Coach Ergo?






Fashion discussion

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 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 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

Seller did not provide tracking number and I have emailed them 2 times and no response...it says my item shipped! I Have read on here that they are no required but they could have answered me though email...

Shipping & Returns discussion

I have an inexpensive item that was bid on by a person who got around my BB list by creating another ID.  I have called ebay CS and they said they would take


care of it, that the person indeed was the same, and they were violating Ebay policy. This was 2 days ago and yet HIS BID IS STILL THERE. Ebay gave me a


return contact number for the report. Do I proceed to sell it to him? Item ends in 4 hours and he is the only bidder.

Selling discussion

Every year, for the past ten years it seems, about this time the USPS raises the rates.

I've heard nothing ... and that's fine, but I'd hate to be caught by surprise with so many listings with free shipping that would need a price increase to compensate for it.

What's going on?

Booksellers discussion

Jan 25, 2015 4:40:00 PM PT

Postal Rate Increase

I sold a EVGA GTX 650 Ti boost, and clearly stated as USED.  Took a picture with the items that came with the product.  Now the item has arrived at the buyer, she wants a return because the item did not come with the cables/connections; DVI.


Exact Quote here" It s bad enough the seller doesn t tell you that the card is missing DVI connections until after I paid for it, but seller said nothing about it also missing the 6-pin power to motherboard cable. The ad says nothing about missing anything. For $161, I expect to have an honest ad or everything included that came with the card in the first place."


What should I do?  When I buy used items from Ebayer's I never expect to receive all the components as it was brand new.


Help Fast!

Selling discussion

Jan 26, 2015 2:05:05 PM PT

Buyer wants return

I was using the GSP.  I had a buyer who managed to skate around that (I posted days ago on that) on an auction.  I contacted them and told them that I only use GSP and so they no longer want the item, which is fine.   I cancelled it as an address problem.....but even with a few nice messages, they won't agree to the cancelation.  The fees are only a few dollars so not a big deal but to I just let the case sit open?  Nothing was paid for and nothing was shipped.




Selling discussion

Jan 26, 2015 7:06:18 AM PT

How to get my fees back...

Ok.. I went to give feedback on an item I received that I KNOW I did not give feedback on and it says I could not give feedback for that item because feedback was already given...???? Anyone else ever come across this and why? 



Selling discussion

Jan 26, 2015 4:41:18 PM PT


Does anyone had a luck to get real help from Ebay Customer support?

I had a request opened and every time i try to get the details on the site would say "Oop! We are having technical hick-ups". No matter how deep I tried it will take me back to first or secong page of CUstomer Support?

My issue #1: I haven't received the item for which I paid 5 and half months ago. I gave the benefit of doubt- I gave extra time bcs it was sent back first time  bcs of our mail office mistake, and he was seller from Turkey  -  still 5 and half months - it just too much. The Ebay Resolution Center would not let me open Request bcs Ebay Buyer Protection time is expired. That is why I needed to reach Ebay Customer support. Tried at least 20 times. Am I so dump or simply I should stop buying at Ebay? Such a shame, hence I was happy buyer since 2006 - one can get a really good deals on Ebay.

My isuue #2: I returned the item to seller after e-mail correcpondences 2 months ago. I still haven't received the credit for the item back and emailed the seller guy few times - no responses at all. What should I do as a buyer when seller is not responding nor I can get help or assistance from Ebay Customer Support?

I would appreciate any response and/or any tips!!!

Thank you,


Selling discussion

I live in the blizzard-bound Northeast. I have 2 items to ship that were paid for last night. Although I have a 2 day shipping time on these, I almost always ship my sales the very next day. I expect to be able to get these th the PO tomorrow, but am more concerned about USPS shipping delays overall due to the storm.
My questions: should I ship tomorrow and hope for the best, or is it advisable to send the buyers an email or a note on the shipping label that ship time might be somewhat longer?
I don't like to pester buyers with communication but wonder if this would be an opportunity to head off defects?
Thanks for your opinions!

Selling discussion

Jan 26, 2015 5:31:52 PM PT

Blizzard Delay-Should I Email My Buyers?

I have noticed that buyers will say anything to avoid paying the return cost. I recently sold an item, in used condition. The buyer stated things that were wrong with it, but these etails were clearly vissable in the photos I listed. One wasn't even true. So, this buyer either didn't even bother looking at any of the photos, or just wants an excuse to not spend money.


All they have to do is say it wasn't as described; it doesn't matter if it was or not. I called ebay about this, pointed out the clear and obvious faults listed (which were minor, in any case), and they would do nothing about it. The woman said something about 'hassle free'. Well, it also says 'buyer pays'. 


So, even though the listed may have 'buyer pays return shipping', they really don't have to. It is very mis-leading. The only way to get rid of it that I can see, is not to offer returns- but that doesn't really matter either; all the buyer has to do is say it wasn't as described. This becomes a matter of opinion; I could list all 12 possible photos, describe everything, and any fault can still be found if one is creative. 


As I sell more and more, I began to notice how people can work the system to their advantage. Ebay can't side with both buyer and seller, so they tend to go with the one that makes them the most profit, usually the buyer. They wan't the buyer coming back.


Does anyone have any advice about how to avoid this issue?

Shipping & Returns discussion

The base piece is made of cast iron. It is painted black with gold highlighting. It has Patented Feb 17, 1878 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.

Collectibles & Art discussion


I'm relatively new here on this board but am reading as much as I can to find out what just happened to me today. I'm still in the dark and would love help. 


The auction I was bidding on was running out, my highest bid was still in the green as the clock went to 0. I was 100% sure I'd won, since my (green) bid price was $13.50 and my highest bid left room to go up to $28. Victorious, I went to my summary page to pay for the item. And then I don't see it. So I go back to the item page and see that it was listed as SOLD for $29.


HOW did this happen? I never got any indication that anyone had topped my $13.50. Ever! So then I went to see the bid break-down, and in total disbelief, I saw some bids that happened that I never saw on my end. (See screen shot)



1) How did my counter go to zero with $13.50 showing as my winning bid price (when there was clearly other activity)?

2) How did the winning buyer who hadn't participated at all in the bidding know to bid exactly $29 when they never saw my top bid? 


* I will concede that it's possible the item total jumped to $17.50 as I was watching the ticker. Allowing for the fact that my eyes were trained on the ticker going to 0, but I see that there was a bid that came in at $17 (screenshot) and and my automatic bid kicked in at $17.50, so that may have updated on my screen without catching my attention (because the numbers stayed green and there was a .50 on the end of it and everything was still green as I was watching the counter go to 0). So the only real question I still have is #2. How did this super-bidder (see screenshot) swoop in AFTER the clock went to zero. How did they get a bid in? I'm so upset.  


I feel like this is incredibly shady, because I just don't understand how it could have happened. Can anyone shed some light? I'm using Safari, in case that makes a difference. 




Bidding & Buying discussion



The item I'm wanting to list is very heavy. I don't want to charge too much or not enough. I've seen in other posts that the shipping calculator calculates the cost of shipping to your own zip code.  Thanks


Selling discussion

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 :(

Obviously I messed something up with a return...


Someone bought (and obviously wore) a pair of dance shoes.  They asked to return them based on wrong size so I clicked to return for a refund and turned out they were at the front door. I went ahead and refunded the original price minus the original shipping as per my return terms.  It shows that I still owe them the $9 original shipping cost.  It said that it was due by Feb. 5th.  Is it okay to just ignore it or is there something that I should do?  I cannot find out how to file for a final value fee credit.  Can I not file for one if I charge them the orignal shipping fees?

Thanks in advance.


A Part-time eBay Sellers Group discussion

Jan 26, 2015 1:16:08 PM PT

Need Help with a return mistake...

i find alot of good things on ebay.  but i think  that some r just too high on stuff.  they relly go crazy when it comes to bidding !   they will have a great deal on a part or  what ever else.  then people will get too bidding on something & just bid it beyond  reason lol.  i wish i had money like that lol.

Buying & Selling Basics discussion

Jan 26, 2015 6:18:23 AM PT

sellers getting too high

I just got a ding on one of my items.. says they arrived broken.. ! They were fine when they left here.. Never contacted me or emailed me.  Why are customers allowed to do this??? I just don't get it.  Common sense.. Go back to the store first and left them make it right before acting on emotion! 



Selling discussion

I am trying to figure out the next action to take. I am a new seller and want to continue without problems. I know declining a refund can have a negative impact on your seller rating, but feel I am being taken advantage of since I'm new and more inclined to accept it over fear of my seller status. My thought is, what is the point of selling anyway if I don't make money and get broken products back? I sold someone a tablet that was in new condition but was a generic tablet you had to manually update. It couldn't connect to web pages because it was so far behind on Google updates. I was to nervous to connect to my computer and try myself. I descried all of this in detail with multiple pictures of it turning on, the information screen showing the type, storage, etc., as well as the home screen and app screen. It still had the foam insert it had to protect during factory shipping. I have a no return policy, but thats beside the point. I sent a message saying I saw it was delivered and hope they were happy with it. I said to please let me know if they had any problems. After a week I sent another message saying I hadn't gotten their feedback and I hope they were happy with the product. This was their response....

Do you really want my feedback the tablet iz just I'm not dealin wit diz...i have sent you 3 e-mailz a ready. Yall need 2 fix diz asap, with their phone number?

I contacted ebay and they informed me there was no record of these messages on their end either and they made note of the issue. I sent them a kind message telling them what ebay said, and said to contact them to confirm the messages were never sent.I also asked that they please give me a detailed description of the problem so I have a clear understanding of it. I didn't hear anything for two weeks when I recieved a request for a refund and return two days ago. They had "not as described" marked and all their notes said was "it doesn't work". I feel the untrue message claim along with refusal to communicate isn't adding up. I sent them a message saying that they have never described, or reached out to communicate with me about the problem before now and asked again to tell me the problem. This time, in much less aggressive manor they said " it just doesn't work at all please just give me my money back". I sent them a message tonight telling them I have to decline the request because the lack of description, communication, (and in a nice way) their lying. Do you feel I handled this right? Do you think I have a strong case? Do u do anything else once I've messaged them declining the request?

Selling discussion

I am selling a vehicle and a bidder just won the bid for $15,000 over the buy it now price. This is a scam, right? Also, it shows that 6 hours before the auction closed, the last bid was $4,500 and then all of a sudden a few hours before the auction closes, the next bid jumps to $15,000. My buy it now price was $5,500. The vehicle is not worth the highest bid at all. If this is a scam, I don't want to get trapped paying eBay commission or fees on a vehicle I don't ever receive payment for. When I contacted ebay, they claimed that I can't cancel anything until after the deposit is received....this feels like a giant trap. Anyone have any advice or experienced anything similar?

Motors discussion

Customer purchased 1 item paid with paypal.


Must have decided he needed 3 more, purchased and paid with paypal.


I would like to save him money by combining the 2 purchases into one FRE.


If I refund patially through paypal for shipping will I get a defect?


If so I will not partially refund and send him 2 separate packages :smileyhappy:


Thank you for any and all answers.



Selling discussion

I have only good feedback, but I would like to not show any feedback when I buy stuff, just when I sell it.  The feedback when I buy something is always good, but if it is "public" then my buyers can see where I am buying things from and how much I am paying for it, which hurts my reselling items at an increased price.  How do I make all my feedback "private" in the far right column so nobody can see what the item was and what I paid for it?  I don't want to get rid of the feedback necessarily, I just want the item and cost private.  eBay customer service couldn't figure it out after sending me to two different people on the phone, even though some of the people I buy from do show "private" in that far right column, which is what I would like to have on everything I buy. There must be a way to set that privacy. Does anybody know?

Bidding & Buying question