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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion




Need help to identify Secessionist and or Art Nouveau. Sure it is European. A beautiful set that has been in my family. The pitcher has a small hairline that has stopped and is in the middle of it. The rest of the set are just fine. I researched and took a flying leap at a price because this is a rare set. Do the leaves tell you who made it? Any info appreciated 

Collectibles & Art discussion

I own this cup/tumbler for a long time, even using it once in a while.

I became curious about it.  I am wondering now if it is a fake date. Nickel Pur ? in 1700's? what country is this come from? 

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Selling question

Mar 3, 2015 12:02:03 PM PT

Tumbler engraved 1714.

I am hoping the community can help me identify the artist who created this Patrick Nagel like Pop art Piece.  I cannot make out the last name in the signiture but I believe the first in "Rio".  Please Help!  Thank you in advance for sharing your time and knowledge. 


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Collectibles & Art discussion

Is the date engraved real?   Nickel pur? what country is this from? Anything,bottomsmallcup.jpg thank you!ATT_1425405805706_IMAG2100 (1).jpg

Collectibles & Art discussion

Mar 3, 2015 12:52:56 PM PT

Nickel Tumbler

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

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

On Tuesday, shares of the Chinese e-commerce giant were down more than 2.5% to trade below $82 for the first time since the company went public in September. 

Since hitting their all-time highs in early November, shares of the company are down more than 30%. 

And a report in The Wall Street Journal published on Monday certainly isn't helping the stock. 

The Journal reported that the company was being plagued by "brushers," or users who are paid by vendors to buy products at cost and then write positive reviews in an effort to move a vendor's listings higher up in search results. 

The practice of "brushing" is illegal in the US and China. 

Here's The Journal:

Faking orders, or "brushing," as it is called in China, involves paying people to pretend to be customers. It lets vendors pad their sales figures and, in theory, boost their standing on online marketplaces, which often give more prominence to high-volume sellers with good track records.

Typically, vendors pay brushers the cost of the products they are ordering, plus a fee. The brushers place the orders and make payments using that money. The vendors then ship boxes that are empty or full of worthless trinkets, while the brushers write glowing reviews.

The practice is considered a form of false advertising, which is prohibited in the U.S. and China. Chinese sellers found doing so face fines and restrictions on their business. But Mr. Cui, who asked to be identified only by his last name, said he relied on fake orders because he felt there was no other way for his products to be seen.

Back in late January, The Journal reported that the Chinese government had accused Alibaba of failing to crack down on "brushing" on its biggest platform, Taobao.

And on February 13, Alibaba disclosed that it was in contact with the SEC regarding its discussions with Chinese regulators. 

In that disclosure, Alibaba said it had "no obligation to disclose the receipt of the SEC correspondence, we have chosen to proactively disclose the request because we value being open with our investors and feel that disclosure could help avoid false rumors or speculation."

The company added: "The SEC letter states it should in no way be construed as Alibaba Group having done anything wrong or there having been any violation of securities law."

Prior to the Journal report, Alibaba reported earnings in January that were weaker than expected, which slammed the stock. 

Here's a look at its slow decline:

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Selling 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



Old photo I have used before. But a rainbow and pleasant weather for everyone today I hope.



New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

Any help on idenifying the stones would be appreciated. thank you. I think this is from the 1940s or earlier. 




Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

I just picked this bowl up. Measures 13" across. The back has the Bremen(Germany) Town mark pre 1886. The rim says To Benedix Puvogel 1828. What would this bowl have been used for? There was a person born in 1829.. a magnet does not stick tothe bowl.



Antiques discussion

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...

All thoughts are appreciated. No hallmark but a distinctive design on the back of the clip. It looks pretty old.


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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

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?

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

Got email lile this ? I hope it is not targeted marketing. I would never want to give anyone - person or website - an impression that I would want to shop Kim Kardashian's closet.




Bidding & Buying discussion

Mar 3, 2015 11:48:53 AM PT

Anybody else

When I search for my items that I listed today they come up last because it says "Shipping Not Specified".  But if you click on the listing, it is very specified!


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Selling discussion

Mar 3, 2015 2:51:35 PM PT

shipping not specified??

This vase is 10.25" tall 5.25" wide on the base and the mouth.  The reserach I have done makes me think it is Japanese.  If you look at the photo of the base it looks like you can see the imprint of a mark from a sticker maybe?  Would the metal be nickel? What is the age?  Alos is there a name doe this shape vase?


All info is appreciated. TIA,



Antiques discussion



Howdy everyone.



New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

Mar 3, 2015 7:13:31 AM PT

New to eBay Daily Chat for Tuesday March 3

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

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Looking for some information on a couple of Deruta Pottery pieces we recently purchased. Both are very large and heavy. I have searched the web and have found nothing even close in style and design to these that are from Deruta, Italy. I am hoping someone may recognize the style and help me to identify the maker/designer and a possible time period for these unique pieces. Much Thanks

Collectibles & Art discussion

Mar 2, 2015 2:44:29 PM PT

Deruta Italy Pottery Help? new post/pics

Does anyone recognize this Artist? Painting is nicely done. It looks like Blesh or Blesk.









Collectibles & Art discussion




Fashion discussion

Mar 3, 2015 5:46:45 PM PT

Louis Vuitton Bucket...Heads Up Please!

I bought out a large Estate several years ago and in going through the last few boxes found these Camels. The Estate was of an Antique dealer. The Camels are identicalmarch2 022.JPGmarch2 025.JPGmarch2 028.JPGmarch2 024.JPG they are 6 1/2 inches to the top of the head and 8 inches long. They feel like clay but show something darker almost metal like underneath. Thanks, Lainey

Antiques discussion

Mar 3, 2015 3:17:16 PM PT

Are these Camels any thing special

Hello Collectors!


About a week ago I bought these two candlesticks very special.
I was told that they come from a nunnery presumably in Arezzo (Italy) recovered during the evacuation of the same convent.
Some of you can kindly give me some more news, unfortunately I could not find anything like it.


thanks and sorry for my bad English.


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Antiques discussion

Mar 3, 2015 4:58:47 AM PT

Candlestick - Theresa Prestomburgo

Not too sure but it's probably something obvious. I thought maybe figs but I don't know.



Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

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







Collectibles & Art discussion

I am really stuck on this one.

I'll be listing it on a fixed price venue and have no clue what price to set.

I had decided on asking 50 bucks til someone told me I'd be nuts to let it go that cheap.

It is so rare and beautiful but alas, there is no cuckoo.

Any suggestions?





Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Mar 3, 2015 5:12:13 PM PT

Cuckoo Dilemma

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

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?

This vase has a white layer inside and is green outside with a swirl design. I think it is considered Cased Glass. Does anyone have an opinion on age and origin? I know it could be brand new from China, its hard for me to tell with art glass... It measures about 8 inches tall. Thanks for any info!


Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

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)

Can anyone ID this old African beaded gourd? It was from an estate of a woman who lived a very long time in Africa.

It is about 8" tall




Selling question

Mar 2, 2015 8:05:51 PM PT

Can anyone ID this antique african gourd?

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

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

Can someone ID this antique blue and white plaque?

It has three dimension cherubs and has a hallmark of a crown with a letter F or T





Selling question

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

The shortest Sherlock Holmes story is in a 1.5" book in the library of a dollhouse constructed for George V's wife, Queen Mary.




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The eBay Town Square discussion

Hi All, I have a very interesting little piece of porcelain that I have been unable to identify. It is a little green and white pin or dresser tray that shows two dogs fighting or playing. It is a good quality piece. The green colored porcelain is actually green clay with a clear glaze. It has an incised mark on the bottom with what looks like an arm with a sword inside of a shield shape. It has the numbers 3734 and 190 incised into the clay. It is a sweet little piece and I hate to list it unidentified... If anybody has any information I would be very grateful.  Please see photos below. Thanks, D



Selling question

Mar 2, 2015 12:36:44 PM PT

Help With Pottery Identification...?

Hi all,


Question about getting shipping labels through eBay: I created too many label presets (see screengrab). How/where can I delete some of them from my account?




Shipping & Returns discussion

Mar 2, 2015 10:14:28 AM PT

How to delete label presets?

Hello,  Coming to the BEST source for info.  Please some help with era, style and design description for this older Rhinestone Brooch.  Haven' t posted in an age....Thanks!  It is rather heavy.  Pot metal?


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Jewelry & Gemstones discussion

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

Collectibles & Art discussion

I am in need of some help identifying this "Asian" jar. I have no knowledge of Asian porcelain. I have been researching this piece for some time on the net and have learned some things, but have become increasingly confused also. I only am confident of a few details, being that this is a jinger jar. It has red handpainted design under glaze and Polychrome decoration over glaze. Hoping someone out there can clear things up for me. First, I believe this is Japanese rather than Chinese? I have seen terms used like Imari, Wucai, Verti and many more names used to identify asian pieces that are quite the same as this one. I believe that the red underglaze decoration/design is a major key to "what it actually is, and may also hold the key to possible dating. Of corse, the markings on the rim and the enamel green overglaze "wing" mark on the bottom may help also. Found no marks on the net like them.  In a nut shell am hoping to find: The country of origin, what it is called: Imari, Wucai, etc. and a time period it was made.  Would be great to attribute it to an actual person as well. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Collectibles & Art discussion



Was hoping someone out there could help me identify the maker and/or age of this adorable Bear Shaped cookie jar I just listed.  Any help would be greatly appreciated. 


Thank you in advance for sharing your time and knowledge.



Collectibles & Art discussion

Mar 3, 2015 6:51:09 AM PT

Vintage Bear Cookie Jar

Hi All, I have a very interesting little piece of porcelain that I have been unable to identify. It is a little green and white pin or dresser tray that shows two dogs fighting or playing. It is a good quality piece. The green colored porcelain is actually green clay with a clear glaze. It has an incised mark on the bottom with what looks like an arm with a sword inside of a shield shape. It has the numbers 3734 and 190 incised into the clay. It is a sweet little piece and I hate to list it unidentified... If anybody has any information I would be very grateful.  Please see photos below. Thanks, D


Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Mar 2, 2015 7:02:06 PM PT

Help With Pottery Identification?

I would love some help.

I am not able to find any info about this company "caulfield & co glasgow & branches trademark". I have 5 teacups and saucers, plus 1 lunch plate. I would like to know more about the company, how old are the teacups and saucers, plus are they worth anything?





Collectibles & Art discussion

Mar 2, 2015 9:03:53 PM PT

caulfield & co glasgow?

This is a new post put in the correct category.


Looking for some information on a couple of Deruta Pottery pieces we recently purchased. Both are very large and heavy. I have searched the web and have found nothing even close in style and design to these that are from Deruta, Italy. I am hoping someone may recognize the style and help me to identify the maker/designer and a possible time period for these unique pieces. Much Thanks 01.JPG02.JPG03.JPG

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Mar 2, 2015 3:43:44 PM PT

Deruta Italy Pottery Help ID

I have what appears to be some vintage anchor hocking orange juice glasses that are a little strange. They look like they are "inside out" as the decals are a bright orange and green on the inside of the glass but dark on the outside (I know a dishwasher can lighten them, but darken them?). I am wondering if they were in a fire and the outside decals absorbed some smoke or if they were some kind of factory mistake. The regular anchor hocking mark is not on the bottom; instead there is what looks like a laurel wreath with a semicircle of dots underneath. Can anyone help identify these glasses for me? Image and video hosting by TinyPicImage and video hosting by TinyPic

Selling question

 This is a new post put in the correct category.


I am in need of some help identifying this "Asian" jar. I have no knowledge of Asian porcelain. I have been researching this piece for some time on the net and have learned some things, but have become increasingly confused also. I only am confident of a few details, being that this is a jinger jar. It has red handpainted design under glaze and Polychrome decoration over glaze. Hoping someone out there can clear things up for me. First, I believe this is Japanese rather than Chinese? I have seen terms used like Imari, Wucai, Verti and many more names used to identify asian pieces that are quite the same as this one. I believe that the red underglaze decoration/design is a major key to "what it actually is, and may also hold the key to possible dating. Of corse, the markings on the rim and the enamel green overglaze "wing" mark on the bottom may help also. Found no marks on the net like them.  In a nut shell am hoping to find: The country of origin, what it is called: Imari, Wucai, etc. and a time period it was made.  Would be great to attribute it to an actual person as well. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

It is the tracking record. my address is  Newark, NJ. But it delivered to MATAWAN, NJ .

I opened a case. but customer serve asked me to return it. they did not see the details of record. I did not recieved the item.

how can I return it



Feb-25-15, 11:13 AM, MATAWAN, NJ


Feb-25-15, 06:56 AM, TINTON FALLS, NJ


Feb-25-15, 06:54 AM, TINTON FALLS, NJ


Feb-25-15, 04:20 AM, SECAUCUS, NJ


Feb-23-15, 21:54 PM, SECAUCUS, NJ


Feb-23-15, 21:31 PM, NEWARK, NJ


Feb-20-15, 19:06 PM, NEWARK, NJ


Feb-13-15, 21:34 PM, NEWARK, NJ


Feb-13-15, 12:23 PM, NEWARK, NJ

Demeasha T.: The package was returned to the shipper's location. The address that you see as the delivered address, it is the address that it was sent from.
yunxi: what can I do right now? ebay asked me to return it. you delivered it to shipper's location
Demeasha T.: I haven't heard from you in a while. Unless you have more questions, I will end this chat.
Demeasha T.: It was returned.
Demeasha T.: You just have to advise Ebay that the package was returned to the address that it was shipped from.


I did not received my item, but ebay asked me to return it to seller. what can I do?

Shipping & Returns question

Got this yesterday at a local thrift store because it was signed by what I figured is a actor or key person in the scene & because the print/photo has a cool look that doesn't come through here - it almost looked like a colored cell laid over a scene.


I can't figure out the signature - Lance Zulee? - can anyone help me?

Under the scene it has written by same person "Montana Blacks Gold" - I believe there is a 'S' after Black, but again, I can't understand this person's handwriting.

Thank you for any help.






Collectibles & Art discussion

I know many of you are more well-versed in identification of maker's marks than I. I purchased this beautiful cup and saucer trio at an antique co-op without being familiar with the mark on the bottom. I have been unable to find it in my reference books or online. Any familiarity with it? It may not be a valuable piece but I am interested in it's maker.   Thanks!

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Collectibles & Art discussion





Interesting painting on Canvas - Does anyone recognize artist? 

Collectibles & Art discussion

It is very heavy for it's size I am not sure what it is made of, I was thinking clay or stoneware. On his banner reads, bah humbug, it is quite dusty.













Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion



Good morning everyone.



New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

Can anyone give me a clue what this large quilting frame is worth. Its handmade and the outside frame measurments are 10 foot long, 36 inches wide. Has a roller with brake on both ends. Made from pine or fir (I think).


Thank you!


Needle Arts & Vintage Textiles discussion

Mar 4, 2015 12:54:34 AM PT

Value of large quilting frame?

I bought this today from a fellow thrift store hunter who found it before I could  - paying a premium because it just had "The Look"! - I was sure it was a deco era floor ashtray, but I can't find anything on it. - It has stamped on the bottom: 







Can someone tell me what I have?  - It's not silver, right? More likely silverplate? - Even if it's not a ashtray, I believe with a nice glass ashtray set in it this piece would look great!

Thanks, I appreciate any help.








Collectibles & Art discussion

Hello, I have a porcelain trinket box with unknown symbols underneath. I don't know which way is up so I included both versions of the stamp. Any help would be appreciated, thank you!


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Collectibles & Art discussion

Hello all! Can anyone identify this 8 3/4" long  Native? pie crimper? Any assistance would be greatly appreciated! Thank you! David.





Collectibles & Art discussion

Mar 2, 2015 8:18:46 PM PT

native pie crimper

Help with ID on this Painting.  It is on Canvas Board.  Signature is tough to make out. 







Collectibles & Art discussion

I have this Original by Robert Strawberry enamel brooch that seems a little different from others I've seen. It has a raised texture for the bumps instead of being smooth. Do the bumps make it more special :smileyhappy: & do I just refer to it as having a raised texture? Thanks!




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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Greetings and I hope I chose the Right Group to aid me with this lovely 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. But on the other Jewelry boards, I was told it looks like Dyed Chalcedony? Faceted Rectangle Cut stone. So I did more research, and I agree it looks more like Chalcedony than Purple Jade. And I'm guessing the softer hued stone is "Mojave Blue"? See how fast I'm learning? :smileyhappy: I do believe it is Art Deco. Am going to take it to a jeweler for his opinion, but he's rarely open, so here I am! :smileyhappy: Any help Appreciated!! Thank you in advance! Jade Bracelet Boards 002.jpgJade Bracelet Boards 003.jpgJade Bracelet Boards 004.jpgJade Bracelet Boards 001.jpg

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

This sterling ring has only '925' and a mark on one side with a gold wash.

Does this mark look familar to anyone ?





Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

The pattern at the top looks like Greek Key, but I need the actual style name of this cup.



Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

MARCH 4, 2015:  As the third BETA test got underway recently on Ebay, once again my descriptions were hidden under a hyperlink, and once again sales have dropped because of it.  After submittiing my input by using the "Tell us what you think" link, the following morning my pages appeared normal, but, my view of ebay has no effect on what others see when accessing my listings.  I posted last month about this issue and have been scrambling to circumvent my falling sales.  In an effort to help my buyers find my descriptions, I will be including the following picture in each of my listings.  Also, I have changed most all my items to "New other," rather than "New," so the accompanying 1000-character description, beginning with, "Click the "See full item description" link for full details and warranty dates" will appear directly under the title in each listing.  I would also add,

another significant change I've noticed includes randomly-selected portions of my description visible under "Item description."  In such cases, I have no control over what portion of my description Ebay selects for display, nor can I alter it in any way.  However, the disclaimer stating "Seller assumes all responsibility for this listing" still appears at the top the description section of each listing.  Very frustrating indeed!  Any comments or suggestions on my efforts would be greatly appreciated.  And Kudos to all the fine Sellers out there! 



Selling discussion

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

....and REQUIRE that it be paid for items IMMEDIATELY out of those deposited funds. Just for thier first 90 days or 10 feedbacks. Please?



Tired of Newbie No-Pays.




Selling discussion

I recently set up a small business, using eBay to sell fashion accessories, such as costume jewelry and handbags.


My success has been hit or miss, mostly miss. I was able to sell the entire first lot of handbags over a two-month period by pretty much sacrificing all profits and taking a loss on a few items when you factor the eBay fee and shipping/handling.


I am trying it yet again with costume jewelry, but my experience has been less successful. I acquired them from a NYC wholesaler, they appeal to our fashion sense, but they aren't getting the love. Few viewers, and prices cut to the bone aren't attracting viewers or buyers in the auctions.


I'm somewhat limited in presenting information about the products becuase of what the wholesaler provides, so what I have in the following listing may not have all the information I need, but it's the best I can do.




Any suggestions with regard to keywords, listings -- what can I do to make this work? I've followed the tutorials, I've set up Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook, etc.



Selling discussion

Mar 3, 2015 10:01:27 AM PT

Help Me Boost Sales!

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

Selling discussion

Mar 1, 2015 11:47:01 AM PT

Buyer made offer on all my auction items

Okay, so I'm listing with the new promotion, and we can't use sell similar. I clicked on "sell" at the top of the page, and it gave me the option of using a template, but the templates offered are at least 10 years old. Everything was wrong, my payment email, preferences, it even said I accept checks or money orders. Took me an extra 15 to 20 minutes to list my item, because it kept locking up whenever I tried to change something, and I was pretty much changing almost everything.


I guess I should just list each item using a blank form?


Is there a fast easy way to list a new item without using sell similar? I don't want to use TL, inkfrog, auctiva, etc. Is there an easy way to do it on the eBay site?


Thanks! :-)


*this is my posting ID*

Selling discussion

Mar 2, 2015 2:22:53 PM PT

How to list without using sell similar?

What are all the ????? messages on the payments board????

Selling discussion

Mar 2, 2015 7:13:55 AM PT

Payments Board

I bought a cashmere sweater that was pre-owned. It was described as "mint condition," "looks new." It is in great condition wear-wise, as in no pilling, no holes, etc. However, it was dirty. There were bits of food and drink stuck to the sleeve and it was gray around the edges of the hem and cuffs. The seller offers returns, but I do like the sweater and was fairly sure there were no actual stains that wouldn't wash out, so I washed it. It came out beautifully. I did get what I paid for. My concern is that it was not as described. As a buyer, would you want to know that this seller is a bit dubious? What would you do?

Bidding & Buying discussion

Mar 3, 2015 8:06:17 AM PT

What feedback for dirty sweater?

My buyer selected size issue as a reason for a return so there is no defect.  The item was returned today.  What is the best way to refund the buyer?  Should I refund through the return request or through Paypal? 

Selling discussion

Mar 2, 2015 12:27:34 PM PT

refunding a return

I posted a phone thinking the esn was bad. ..at $100 below the value if esn was good...i want to refund the buyer and repost because I found out the esn is fine,  I just need to remove it from my account. Apparently it's worth at least twice what he paid. I mestaged him and told him the esn is actually good..no response...do t want to be a jerk, but the item wasn't listed properly..best way to handle?????

Selling discussion

I was contacted by a US Fish & Wildlife Service customs officer via phone and then by email. He let me know that my eBay items were confiscated and will not be delivered to me. I would like a refund but PayPal has "determined the issue you have described or the merchandise or service associated with this transaction is not covered by PayPal Purchase Protection" when I opened a case with them. Which I absolutely just can't believe. Even after providing them with 5 pages of paperwork I received in the mail with them clearly stating the eBay seller was selling illegal items covered by CITES, the Endangered Species Act & Lacey Act. Now I can not open a case here at eBay either and just feel like this is wrong that eBay permitted this seller to sell on here. What can I do?

Shipping & Returns question

Mar 1, 2015 11:54:08 PM PT

eBay items confiscated by US customs

Sent buyer wrong item, my fault.. They emailed me,  i responded, in the 5 mins they opened a case (it's a case, not a request, i don't give a **bleep** what ebay says), i have the defect now.  they also submitted for user information like the walking dead were coming and this had to be dealt with immediately! lol?! Anyway, i told them it's complicated now because while i fully intended on sending proper item with a prepaid envelope for the return. now that i have the ebay defect and case open, i could easily be scammed if i just sent them another without them rebuying the item. Ebay reps told them, it should be fine for the exchange. Ebay reps are morons who don't realize this buyer could be setting me up for a scam. I've told the buyer return the item for a refund, since that's the "case./requests" only option and rebuy it, otherwise i cannot be protected.


Am i being more crazy than i already am?

Shipping & Returns discussion

Mar 2, 2015 12:02:11 PM PT

Am i in the wrong?



I did not realize that there was shipping associated with the purchase of a purse, therefore, I would not have bought it or bid on it.  I also did not realize that the bidding was ready to close at at any minute.  Otherwise, I would have taken my bid back because I found another purse that I liked much better.  Is there anything E-bay can do to help me not get this purse?  COACH SHOULDER BAG CARLYLE TURNLOCK - BLACK NWT Ret $ 428.00 by




Denise Morgan

Bidding & Buying question

Mar 2, 2015 9:18:12 PM PT

Retract bid I won

I bit the bullet tonight and took advantage of the store promo--yep, waited till the last minute.  I was quite surprised to see this under "other terms" while going thorugh the process: "At any given time you can only have one active store subscription across all sites."  I am just sure there are people who post here who have more than one store. 

Selling discussion

Mar 2, 2015 9:31:56 PM PT

Are We Really Only Allowed One Store?

Hi,  I had an auction end today, 331487707463  


The winning bidder is in Norway, but I only ship inside the USA.


Could someone check and see if I listed this item incorrectly and included International Buyers.  Any advice appreciated.


Thank You

Selling discussion

Selling discussion

Mar 2, 2015 6:00:30 PM PT

ebay makes deliveries to hotels?

I am leaving for a vacation and I have tens of items I need to sell.
Is there a way I can send them to ebay and they sell them when ordered? Is there another similar option?

Selling discussion

I'm having issues trying to get an item to remain on eBay for sell.  As an example, here's one of the items that eBay just removed on my end:




I get the vacuous response of the following:


"Please review your listings for areas that can be improved. For example, make sure your listings have:
-a clear description
-great photos
-an accurate title"


I called eBay support and asked them "what am I doing wrong?"  The first lady found nothing wrong with the listing.  She transferred me to someone with listing and he basically recommended that I sell the item elsewhere.  He said I have stock photos (???) and that's the reason why it was pulled three times.  Any ways I have a clear description, proper category, UPC listing, front and back photos (from the iPhone 6+ camera.)


Did anyone ever have a problem similar to this?  I really want to sell items on eBay, but if my listings keep getting pulled for no reason whatsoever, I'm going to use Amazon instead...  I have great feedback and have sold many items before.  I don't understand what I'm doing wrong.

Selling discussion

i won an auction on 2/18. package was supposed to arrive on 2/25. i have been a buyer for 13 years, 100% FB, never left a bad FB for a seller.  seller has high rating and over 1000 sales. i bid on another auction tonight from the same seller,, but am now regretting it unless i get a resonse and tracking number for the overdue package. i haven't paid on the latest auction yet.

after the auction i called ebay help to see if they might have a tracking number on the overdue package. the first thing they told me was that the item i won showed up as relisted. I  wrote the seller again asking what was going on and please respond ASAP.  Nothing. And sure enough on my Ebay page it shows up with all my auction info and says it has been relisted too.

now what?  how long do i have before i cancel and ask for a refund. 



Bidding & Buying discussion

Mar 3, 2015 12:30:17 AM PT

package overdue...no response from seller.

I won an Auction on 02-12-15 for a Miche purse shell with the attached handles. The payment cleared 2-14-15. I recieved a tracking 3 but the item never shipped. I waited and the opened a case with the Resolution Center on 2-21-15 and was informed that I had to wait until the 2-27-15 before any action could be taken. Now I just want  to know if it is fair to leave negative feedback. I don't want other buyers to go through the same thing but I am afraid the seller will retaliate and leave negative feedback for me, which I feel don't deserve. Opinions?


Mar. 1:
You opened a case
Hi. I did hear from the seller. It seems they missed place/sold part of the item. I agreed to still accept the item even though I was paying for something of lesser value than what I bid on. I then told them to ship the item and I see no response from them. This is not acceptable behavior from an Ebay seller.


Bidding & Buying question

Mar 2, 2015 4:03:20 PM PT

Is It Fair To Leave Negative Feedback

I ordered a cape for my daughter. It came wrapped So I msg seller they said they send a new one. This was over to months agO. Once I bought the item they removed the listing. So now I have No way of opening a case and sorting this out. What do I do please.

Bidding & Buying discussion

Mar 3, 2015 6:48:44 AM PT

Hello I need some help please.

I bought an item for 64.50 but when I go to checkout it comes up that I need to pay 75.00. Shipping was free. Why is it charging me more?

Payments discussion

I hope someone can help me. I sold an item and had to open a unpaid item case because buyer was unresponsive. The next day she wrote and told me she lost her credit card and just found it but after looking at the item again isn't sure she wants it anymore.  I told her I would cancel the transaction but I keep getting a message that says it can't be cancelled because there is a case open on that item.  I typed in a question on how to do it and the solution said go to resolution center click on item and cancel but still get the same message. Can anyone help me get this done? Thanks!

Selling discussion

I was bidding (high bidder) and inquired to the seller as the reserve as I put a ( maximum) bid at twice my current high bid .. The seller replied that they would sell it to the highest bidder at the end of the auction.The auction ended at my original high bid and I inquired if the seller was going to invoice me or how to proceed (my max bid was still double of my winning bid) after a few days the seller replied that they were going to relist the item under second chance ? and was not going to honor the sale to the highest bidder..I could only speculate obviously it was a monetary reason So do I have any recourse through ebays T.O.S ? I have screenshots of the listing..my bids and the ebay based emails...I've just recently started purchasing items from "non corporate" sellers and this is very upsetting to me as I watched and followed the item for ten days..in which time I was actively bidding..Please some guidence from those more experianced ..Thank You in advance 


Bidding & Buying discussion

I had a return request.  Item was broken in shipment (thankfully, insured).  I authorized a refund without return because I am filing an insurance claim (she sent me pics, etc).  I issued it through the Ebay system.  I got the email saying I issued a refund, but, I don't see the amount taken out of my PayPal account or bank account.  What am I missing.  The email from Ebay states:  You've issued a $50.30 refund for . . . . .


Am I missing something?



Selling discussion

Mar 2, 2015 3:17:28 PM PT

Return/Refund Question

Looking for some information on a couple of Deruta Pottery pieces we recently purchased. The pitcher is quite Deco in design and the bowl is quite unusual. Both are very large and heavy. I have searched the web and have found nothing even close in style and design to these that are from Deruta, Italy. I am hoping someone may recognize the style and help me to identify the maker/designer and a possible time period for these unique pieces. The mark shown is on the bottom of the bowl. The mark on the pitcher is of the same hand (in Blue) with the number being Z-657

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Mar 2, 2015 8:38:09 AM PT

Deruta Italy Deco Pottery-Help?

I became so discouraged last summer when I went through a rash of unreasonable buyers (mostly garden items and books oddly).  I had always been a Power Seller, but when ebay changed standards, mine dipped down.  This fall, I had an unexpected death in my family and had a couple of  item not recieved claims filed (I did follow through with them with apologies).  All this winter, I have been knocking myself out listing as much as I can (begging ebay to raise my limits all the while) to get out of the dreaded Below Standard abyss.  I am thinking I may finally get there this month and now....a buyer has left me a neutral!  Buyer did not contact me prior to leaving feedback.  Feedback claims item was "dirty" but I washed it the day I listed it about a week ago.  It is a used item, so not perfect.  I have contacted the buyer with profuse apologies and begged to refund money if he/she would retract or amend feedback.  So far, there has been no reply.  I do not understand why ebay allows buyers to complain, but not return items.  And if an item is returned, it is still held against us!  Buyers have absolutely no incentive to work through problems with sellers.

Please help me!  I am a disabled mom and I am trying to sell my kids used items to help support my family.  

Selling question

I got a message from ebay that if I sell a single item, I will get a $25 Ebay coupon. What do I do with it? Is it a scam

Selling discussion

I have a genuine vintage Coach purse. It was given to me by an old friend cleaning out her closets to move. It is in a Coach box with Coach tissue paper, but the legend/medallion piece is missing. I know I cannot list it as a Coach purse. But can I list it as a no brand purse at a reasonable price, say $5-10. It is a leather bag.


Thanks for any information. I realize the cookie may not be worth the chase on this one.

Getting Started question

Looks like seller may have resisted an item I purchaced and sold to another bidder. How can I confirm this?

Bidding & Buying question

The buyer on my most recent transaction left a gate code in the buyer notes.  Is this to gain access to the home for delivery? I haven't had this happen before, just wondering if any one else has. I have tried to message them with no response.  If it is for delivery, would I write it on the envelope?

Shipping & Returns question

During the holidays, my computer crashed and for about a week, I lost access to the internet. Sucks, but "oh well." Well I cancelled my listings, then when I repaired my computer I relisted the items (without my knowing, they relisted with the original quantities of products before I sold anything - my fault, I should have checked). Anyways, I ended up cancelling a bunch of transactions and obviously, my seller status went below standard and eBay put a restriction on my account to prevent me from selling at all. 

Anyways, my PROJECTED seller status is above standard - so once next month rolls around, does that mean my account will be lifted of the restriction?  

My Account question

New to ebay and been shipping in boxes but had someone ask why my shipping was so high. I said because it cost more to ship in boxes. Does the post office have any envelopes suitable for shipping that i could use to ship say a blouse in. I don't want to cram stuff in envelopes but i have seen some listings with lower cost than what i have listed. Just wondering if that's how they can offer lower shipping. Sorry if this is a dumb question. Thanks.

Shipping & Returns question

I was on the board last night and suddenly got yellow banner "success, items is now floated". Anybody has any idea what that means, what have I done to get that ? (I was on tablet so there is a chance I touched something by accident)

Bidding & Buying discussion

Mar 4, 2015 7:03:00 AM PT

Item floated

Former powerlifter now an old man, I  wish to sell pairs of hexagonal dumbbells from 10 lb to 125lbs each for local pickup only.  If I take Paypal, am I likely to get scammed, and end up being the REAL dumbbell?

Selling discussion

I bought an item, paid promptly, got a message from seller saying postage was was ten dollars more, I told him that I expected the item for what I paid for it, then he said he had sold it to another person but had a different item that he could subsitite, then he said that he sent the item to the wrong address, but it was being returned and he would send it out right away, today I get a message that he hadn't gotten it back yet but he had another churn I could have for $20 more plus postage.  I don't think this is ethical.  I told him I wanted my money back, he said it would take up to seven days to get my money back.  I am new to this but this feels like a scam to me.

Buying & Selling Basics question

Mar 2, 2015 3:17:38 PM PT


What happens if you get a buyer that does not pay

Payments question