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No marks on these beauties!  The bowls are etched or cut, (fingernail test.) I can see two mold marks on the base. The stem and base and underplate are pinkish-peach. They stand 5" tall. Are they elegant glass? Any suggestions, help will be appreciated!  Thanks





Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Hello all; I'd be very grateful for any advice you can give me on this. A family member has asked me to try and sell this (something I wouldn't normally do, but in this case I must), and I'm trying to give them as much information as I can. These are the photos they've given me. I understand the vase is about 12 inches tall. Anyone know about it at all? I've sold porcelain before but it's usually porcelain statues of ballerinas, etc. Thank you so very much!

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Motors discussion

These tools are wrapped in a plastic roll.  They are attachments that have a single handle (missing.) There are several sized domes, some hooked kind of things, a cylinder with two holes in it, and so on.  There is one that looks a little like a scalpel but none of them have sharp edges.  The tool ends appear to be solid brass and the handles are either chrome or steel, (probablly the latter.) Some of them are all white metal.  In these cases they are all one piece. There is no identifying mark anywhere. Anyone?? Any suggestions appreciated!









Collectibles & Art discussion

Can anyone help with this ceramic tile?  I know they are Kokeshi dolls, but have no idea what is written on the side.


I checked the Gotheborg site and could not find these marks, similar, but nothing the same.  The tile measures 6" square not counting

the curved wooden frame.


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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Does it look to you that this piece might have been part of a larger piece?  The flat edge on one side is what is making me think so. 


Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

OMG is eBay insane??


I just logged into my Buy Account and there's a huge blue button next to every purchase that says Return this Item. Instead of the usual feedback button and drop-down menu underneath.


This is what it used to look like (and still does on my seller account):





This is what it looks like now (on my buy account):





I mean it's BIG and it's BLUE and it's one of those things that says, "Click Me" as though you'll win a prize or something if you click it.



What is this company THINKING???? Do they not realize this is a selling site?


This is HORRIBLE marketing psychology, telling buyers to return when they didn't explicitly ask for return information. If eBay had anything between their ears, they would leave it alone or put a button that says this:





Selling discussion

Since I'm never sure with glass, what do you think of these? My guess is that they're wine glasses from the 50s....the very ordinary kind.









Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

can anyone tell me anything about this piece? it stands about 17" high and is about 12" across.













Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

It's got the blue mark from the 90's.  Can you tell me the pattern name, please?  Thanks



Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Any idea what CAA of M stands for... couldn't find any info...

the button is 1.25" in diameter and made by the Western badge & Novelty Co.



Collectibles & Art discussion

Anybody know what the heck kind of tool, and for purpose it exists? It came out of a box from an estate sale, from the previous owner's tool shop, stacked on top of a router table (not sure that has anything to do with it. It's articulated, with multiple tighten/loosen thumb screws, the arm in the foreground is pointy on both ends, but the lower (left) end of that arm is in like an "L" shape (again, pointy on both ends) and the base is about 2+ lbs. with a "^" notch down the bottom of the base. I can't find anyone who knows what it is, but I think it has something to do with woodworking (That's a guess)... Any ideas (or sharing with others that might have an idea) would be much appreciated.



Country/Rural Style discussion

Yeah. This isn't going to work for me. I emailed the buyer directly to work things out. Turns out once again it was user ignorance. He flipped the thingamabob and all is right with the world again. IS THERE AN OPTION TO WORK THINGS OUT ON THIS INSANE FORM? NO. Heck NO. It's a one-size-fits-all cluster flop. 


Now I have a defect, a case and all the man-made nonsense ebay has shoveled in from the corporate mine field.


Effective today I am changing all of my auctions to no returns and 3 day handling. TRS can kiss my &*&* (you won ebay, your plan to disembowel TRS is working.)  I had another return request from an auction that had 'no returns' and I didn't get this ridiculous form. 


I'm already working with with a merchant account (due to paypal's new 6 month rental policy and regular theft of funds) and will be removing paypal from my life for good. Bummed my flier didn't work this time but that's life. Working a little at a time to get this parasite out of my business.


No matter what I do, I give myself 6 months to a year at best and will be thrown out of here like yesterday's trash. 16 years. The first 10 were pretty nice. Under JD's watch, there are no words.






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Look at the last entry. I have to admit I'm not very good at math but something just doesn't add up. Could this be buyers just hitting the watch button without actually opening the auction itself? And who said buyers don't read descriptions. Pleeeze.





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Air strikes and tomahawk missile strikes have begun in Syria.


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Awesome morning. 



New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

My husbands aunt called me wanting help with her mothers Sterling and Blue topaz jewelry. I told her she could send me a photo and I would try but I don't know much about fine jewelry her one photo is really bad....





I told her they are rhinestones.....she explained that her mother only wore authentic real jewelry. Am I wrong....I told her she should take it to her local pawn shop for a closure look.....To me I see a married rhinestone set.

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'Heavens Trail' in Ireland, the Milky Way line up with the path!


"Road to heaven" where the Milky Way lines up with road every couple of year, in Ireland. 

New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

Well,  my Gotz creepy baby doll sold.


Before it sold,  I got two messages asking if it was haunted.  Then I got one message advising me it was definitely haunted  - the person remote viewed using a pendulim somehow... I guess.


Poor thing..I gave her a lecture on "Don't Mess with Spirits" which is ancient and good advice for anyone.


I'm thinking its violet eyes turned pink/red due to a manufacturing flaw.  


The person who finally bought it was interested in paranormal things, but I NEVER stated it was haunted or I saw, sensed, heard or felt anything unusual. In fact the opposite. 


Finally I got a lovely message  from another saying my wild eyed doll made her laugh. Amd that made me smile too :smileyhappy: nice lady.


I was just surprised  about the "is it haunted" messages.

Have you all had similar experiences?




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I'm going to post both of these in the same thread to save space. If I could get help with an authenticity check on both pairs I would appreciate it! thank you.


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Fashion discussion

This is from the Weekly Chat on the 17th.  If I am reading this correctly, we can get dinged for "defects" for 12 months, but CS can't review anything older than 120 days.  How are we supposed to dispute things we didn't even know about within that 120 day window?
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Hi Pattonsmom - 


Customer Service is able to review defects left in the past 120 days.  In order to accurately and fairly evaluate removal of a defect for all sellers CS needs specific information available. Some information is not available after 120 days, as such any defect appeals need to be made within the 120 day timeframe.  





So, I am a mostly seasonal seller (Halloween costumes) and the defects I am getting dinged on are from last season.  I have the transaction and tracking info, but they are no longer trackable by Ebay.  Now what?  I spoke with CS and a Defect Removal Specialist already, who said they would "review" the cases and should not impact my status.  Well, here it is on the 21st and I am "above standard" after having had TRS since the beginning.  Any ideas?

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Any idea what this is, it appears to be made of solid nickle silver. Stands 3.25 inces tall. Staph also goes through hole in right hand.












eBay Community Experience discussion

Should the ‪#‎Bible‬ be taught in ‪#‎Astronomy‬ ? 











The Soapbox discussion

Still looks exactly the same.



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Good morning everyone. 



New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

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Fashion discussion

I have this encased glass snuff? bottle and it has writing in japanese or chinese--anyone know what it says?



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I think this is art deco? If it is..it is kinda outta my league as I don`t find enough of it to be comfortable describing correctly.


The design reminds me of a buckle? The red square center stone has a bit of a pinkish hue when I loupe it under a light. Has a scratch across the top of it. :catsad:  It`s 2 1/8" long The gold color is very nice..kinda has a rosy hue to it


Any help appreciated . Several pics











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Happy first day of autumn!


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In Reference to this Painting of Future President George Washington Praying at Valley Forge:



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(10) His pleasure is not in the strength of the horse, nor His delight in the legs of the warrior;
(11) the LORD delights in those who fear Him, who put their hope in His unfailing love.


After the horrendous winter [at Valley Forge], the Continental Army found out that France was going to aid their cause by sending military and monetary donations to the army. France had signed an alliance pact, on February 6, 1778 with the 13 colonies.

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This is what I received, no email, no request for refund, NOTHING.

I can only find 2 places that sell thiis item on ebaY, Me, and Delcampe,in England. They ask 40 Euros for this item, I ask $29.

Dishonest seller. Thief! False T&T number. Liar! Swindler!Buyer: 


Buying & Selling Basics question

Found this article on the web.....need more news coverage like this


theinquirer.net eBay goes down for the 11th time this year, is joined by Facebook
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Facebook and eBay downtime does not go down well

AUCTION WEBSITE eBay is having a bad year and has been falling down and swerving all over the place again like a drunk uncle at a wedding.

Reports have the website suffering its 11th service outage this year, something that always provokes angry responses from people who make a living on its webpages.


These responses are again playing out, as users have encountered problems while trying to login to eBay. The short version of the situation is that many people simply cannot access the website.

A Twitter search for eBaydown returns a lot of colourful comment.

The Ask eBay Twitter account covers the issue before announcing that it is all fixed.

"Earlier today some users had issues when visiting our site," it said. "All issues are resolved now; apologies for any inconvenience this has caused."

eBay's user forums are equally bursting with livid comments from people who were unable to access the website, its services, or their saved settings.

We last reported on eBay and its last excursion into the wilderness on 12 August.That was the 10th time that the firm had wandered off without telling anyone, and then we were told that it appeared eBay was no longer able to handle its systems and infrastructure.

"Today's outage marks the largest outage for Ebay users in the UK for this year, both in terms of duration of the problems and the number of users that are impacted," said Tom Sanders, co-founder of Downdetector.co.uk then.

"The persistent site problems that Ebay UK is suffering indicate that Ebay is unable to fix the computer problems that are causing these outages."

We've asked eBay for more information.

Meanwhile news has reached us that cat, lunch and twerk database Facebook was down for between 300 and 900 seconds last night. For those five to 15 long minutes users were left, presumably, to turn to the person next to them to announce either what they were thinking about or planning on doing.

We asked Facebook to explain itself and perhaps apologise for its five or so minutes of madness. µ


Selling discussion

Someone asked me to help them identify this item and I have no idea what it is.  It looks like an old vacuum tube with a thermometer on it.  Any ideas?  Thanks, Todd

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Electronics discussion

Can anyone tell me about White Elk art glass? I've found some pieces googling it today, but none from the 90's like this one. Also none with a asking price - even the studio's website says to contact them for prices.

Is this a good piece/known artist?

PS - I almost sold it to a lady at our garage sale today for $10 until she said something about the bottom (where it was blown) - looking at it I saw the name & date and decided to check with the board before selling it.

I appreciate any help with this.








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Picked this up in a lot at an estate sale, trying to date this, any ideas greatly appreciated.

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Please help with identifying this doll.
Eyes open/close, looks like something is in her mouth, possibly a tongue. There is a round metal thing on the center of her back, maybe one of those cryer/noise maker thingys? The only marking that I have found on her is on her back/neck area "Fiberoid" (I think.. it's a bit difficult to read). She stand approx. 23 inches tall.  Thanks in advance.






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Selling question

I reccently came into possesion of a "Chanel" handbag.  I've been attempting to authenticate, but after reading multiple sites the bag is somewhat confusing.  The hardwear and craft of the bag is in line with what everyone says a Channel should be.  There is no hologram sticker, but certain sites say these can come off.  I'd say it was authentic with the exception of two details...  It does not say Made in Italy or France. Instead it has a very crisp embossed logo saying "Chanel Paris."  I also know there was a time when the handbags didn't have the stickers so I'm even wondering if this could be vintage?  Obviously it could be a very very well made fake as well.  I am enclosing some pics (please forgive the shakey ones, since I've been rather ill today and it's hard to keep my hand steady).  If there are Chanel experts out there who can help me clarify authenticity, I would very much appreciate it!

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Selling question

This Lamp is a gorgeous Red Ruby Satin Glass Font converted to electric. The pattern looks like a floral with a spider web background. Pittsburgh, Consolidated, Fostoria? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Cast iron base is marked 196 K and C Co.


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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Trying to decide what this is. Cobalt glass with silver and gold paint. Looks like a stencil with some free hand, can't find a signature or I'm overlooking it. Smooth pontil. Vase is about 8"-9" tall. Quite a few air bubbles in the glass. Search terms escape me with this, even a few ideas on that would be helpful. I apologize for the picture quality. TIA!

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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Trying to decide what this is. Cobalt glass with silver and gold paint. Looks like a stencil with some free hand, can't find a signature or I'm overlooking it. Smooth pontil. Vase is about 8"-9" tall. Quite a few air bubbles in the glass. Search terms escape me with this, even a few ideas on that would be helpful. I apologize for the picture quality. TIA!

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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

It is marked Royal Albert Old Country Roses Bone China England 1962,, but I do not know what it is called or what it's use might be. It measures 3.75 inches across and is a bit over an inch high. Any help would be appreciated! Thanks

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I am paring down on my bird collection and have this art glass bird I can't identify.  My Great Aunt had this and it was passed down to me.  I don't think it's really old, tho.  She bought things up until the day she died so it could be 1970's all the way to 2010 or 2011.  It is about 7 inches long and weighs roughly 1 lb.  Is it Iittala or Finnish glass?  She loved things from Scandanavian Countries but had a very vast collection of birds.  Thank you so much in advance for any help. The thing is it could be worth $15 or $1500 and I have no idea. :smileyhappy:


Blessings to you!


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I posted this on the pottery board with no response, so I am hoping someone here will be able to help.  This vase stands about 4.5" high and there is a signature on the bottom that appears to read Mackenzie.  I am wondering if this could be done by Warren Mackenzie or associated with his pottery in any way?  There are some similarities to his style and methods, but I cannot find anything by him that is really like this or anything that actually has his signature.  He usually uses an impressed mark.  I did find a copy of his signature on a book he signed and it looks very close.  Also, what would the style in general be called?  Thank you for any help.







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  Hello, Can anyone identify this Japanese (I assume) artist by the signature or style?. Thanks in advancejapan2.jpgjapan4.jpgjapan3.jpgjapan1.jpg

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I can't make anything of it, my hubby thinks it's nothing and not worth a penny.:smileyhappy:))

it's a beutiful vase, favrile style.IMG_8063.JPG

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

This font is glear glass measures 6" Tall. It has a bullseye and floral etching pattern. It rests on a massive milk glass pedestal. It has straw marks.20140920_142847.jpg

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Hello all, I need help identifying a Porcelain Charger. It is signed on the back with Italy and another mark. The charger measures approximately 15 inches in diameter. Any help that you can give me would be greatly appreciated!IMG_4094 1.jpgIMG_4098.JPG

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Hello All! Can anyone identify this 4 1/2" wide (long) gilt cobalt dish? Any assistance would be greatly appreciated! Thank you! David.



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Trying to determine the age of this "D of N" jewelry, which is Daughters of the Nile, a fraternal organization. None of these pieces are for sale on the D of N website. I did find a similar pin for sale on ebay, but no age is given. Any thoughts appreciated, as always.






Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Hi I have a vintage Coach bag-Serial # 0299-311 Made in the USA.It is 9"tall, 7" wide and 3-3/4" deep with peg style adjustable strap. It has the older clip style closure and looks like an early binocular/Spectator bag? I am including pics. Thanks!



Fashion discussion

Hello All! can anyone identify this vintage ribbon pendant? Any assistance would be greatly appreciated! Thank you! David.



Collectibles & Art discussion

I have two glass (one green, one clear) serving plates.  I need help with any identifying information that I can get - particularly on how to describe the edge treatment.  Detailed floral pattern with a "metallic" look.  Thanks in advance!





Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

I was still able to post to Antiques, sending my original post into limbo - I apologize if this turns out to be a duplicate.


Please tell me what you guys think? Is this a Victorian transferware version of a Chinese pattern? Or a mash-up of export Chinese emulating European? It comes from an estate of many genuine antiques, mostly Imari and Mandarin. from 19th C, and we know there is nothing newer than 1960.


I haven't handled much transferware, but It has the fine lines needed to screen and print solid colors on paper. I thought the white dots were damage, but realized now they run along the bottom inside ruffle (along fish's back) where transfer paper didn't make contact with blank.









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14k GF? and ebony.  They do look like something a designer would do, if only because the chains are such a pain in the neck.  This is the best shot I could get of the mark.  There's some kind of a graphic, the 14k and then initials.  I'm pretty sure, darnitt, that they're gold-filled. 

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Tiny little pendant. 10K gold and maker's mark are stamped on the back. I'm not able to decipher the maker's mark. Anyone know the name of the organization? Any help appreciated. Thanks.


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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

7-1/2" tall vase has no markings. Polished bottom. Clear glass at the very bottom. Thought it might possibly be Blenko but could not find one like it on the Blenko shapes page. Searched lots of Scandinavian glass makers and a few Italian sites and haven't come across anything identical.


Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Any ideas what stone this is,  could it be unakite unpolished? Stepping out will check in later...Many thanks in advance.


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Hi here is a yarn doll. The head and body are not styrofoam balls covered with yarn. The head seems to be a ball of yarns, the body has a muslin like covering over yarn and scraps of cloth. The hat is cardboard covered with yarn. It has a hanging yarn on top there. Its pretty big..perhaps a foot, foot and half.


For those reasons,  I'm thinking this is not a kit doll but made by hand in some other country,  but I could be oh so wrong!


Any thoughts on what country or region this may have come from or is suppose to represent? Or anything else..like age...keywords to use lol.   Thanks!


Dolls discussion

Hi I have an older Coach bag, looks like a basic bag? Dimensions: 11" wide, 7" tall and 2-1/2" deep Zip top, removable medium lobster claw spaghetti strap, The problem I have is the number...it is 74650719...no dash...hmmmm....made in USA. Thanks ahead of time for your help. I am including a few pics. 




Fashion discussion

I wondered if this was transferware... it has fine lines that would be used as a screen to print solid colors. At very high magnification it does have the look of fired on pigment. Just now, I noticed that it has "gaps" (the white dots on the back of the fish) along the bottom inside surface where the transfer didn't touch the porcelain.


Anyhoo, it's caught my eye and imagination. It looks Victorian and Chinese to me.Is it a Victorian copy of a Chinese plate?


Please tell me what you guys think?


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I actually found the box, the Porch And some other boards I used to post to.



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I have this Kramer necklace that no matter how I try and photo it, I cannot for the life of me get it to come out right.  Inside-outside-diffused-lights-no lights, etc.  Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.



This is outside-no flash-and it has been the best I can do.  I have backed up and still can't get it to not reflect back.





Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Can't find anything on this shape or pattern.  The artist is Diane Gessel; the label is from the 1982-1985 era.  Although it's faint, the oval molded Fenton label is present, with "9" under the name, with gibeswith the label date. Vase is about 7" high. Couldn't find anything in any of my Fenton books.....ANyone know that shape name and/or pattern?1-IMG_1968.JPG2-IMG_1970.JPG



Any help would be much appreciated!

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Hello All! Can someone please tell me what they call this style of necklace? Any assistance would be greatly appreciated! Thank you! David.



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This Chandelier came from my grandmother's house--my Mom thinks from the 50's.  It's been painted over (not very well) at least once and the wiring would need to be redone.


I'm guessing it's junk, but wanted to ask a community that knows a lot more than I do!


Many thanks,





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DSCF8340.JPGDSCF8327.JPGDSCF8329.JPGDSCF8349.JPGI do not know anything about silver, other than from research...I have researched these items...and am unsure of the maker..

One set is teapot and creamer and what looks like a silver bowl....marked 4903 sterling...items are heavy..


one is a little dish marked sterling, three makers mark..together and marked 276m..


any help is appreciated~

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A friend has a stack of these 4X4 posts that he pulled out of (he says) a 19th century barn in the midwest.  He asked me if they were worth anything.  They don't look like anything special to me, but I thought I'd double check.  Any idea what kind of wood they are?  Would anyone want to purchase these for meaningful money or should I just tell the friend to scrap them?  Thanks!  Todd


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I found this piece last week & bought it just because it was different. At first I thought it may have been part of a "See no evil, Hear no evil, Speak no evil" - but it only has 1 hand up to it's mouth & it looks more like a baboon than a monkey to me.

It has some age judging by the patina - could it be from a Thai or other temple?

Any help or thoughts would ne appreciated.











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I purchased this piece in a collection of antique cast iron candleholders.  This one has me puzzled because of the heavy wire strung across the circular opening.  The diameter of the opening is 1 1/4 inches.  Total height is 3 inches.  I'm also wondering if the circular openings around the edge have a purpose.  Any ideas??

TIA, Candice


Antiques Anonymous

Need help with ID on these two small (cordial?) glass goblets.  Red one measures 5 1//8 inches tall and blue one measures4 7/8 inches tall.IMG_0638.jpg   TIA, Candice

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

I have strong sense that his is not a true antique, but because of the state of these boards of late I am resorting to using Sutton's law.  I can find a few similar examples as far as general shape, but nothing with the small spout.  I can also find similar examples of the hand painted perched bird, but these are on larger items.  It stands just over 5" tall.  My best guess is that it is more recent Japanese studio pottery.  I did not find this mark on the Gotheborg site under Japanese or Chinese marks.  Thanks in advance for any help.







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Trying to determine if this 8" vase is Fenton.  I have only found one spiral optic vase in this color and it was a 6" double crimped vase.  They said it was a rarity.  I believe this is a Fenton shape.   The opalescence has very little spiral and that is only on the top and bottom the main "bulge" of the vase the opalescence runs vertical.  Can any one confirm this is Fenton and give me any more details?


TIA, Bryan


Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Hi All.  Does anyone recognise this Gaudy Welsh Pattern (at least I believe it to be Guady Welsh but would be more than happy if anyone corrects me).  Found in the North West of England it measures 9.5 inches (24.5 cms) in diameter and weighs almost 1 lb (about 500 gms).  Quite badly chipped in three places so I don't think it has any value, really just would like to know if it is a recognised piece and if anyone also know maker & date.  Thanks


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Is this Mexican Pottery?  Measures 8 1/2"





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The Soapbox discussion

I've had this for 15 years and bring it out to research on occasion. I'm baffled by the mark, and why is it blacked out? The mark looks like ORI inside a U or a horseshoe but I haven't found anything searching that route. It measures 5 3/4 inches tall and has a tavern scene and leaves. It seems good quality and  I found a sarreguemines pitcher of a similiar style. Am I wishful thinking? Is it a newer copy? Thanks for any information or guesses!DSC01999.JPGDSC01998.JPG


Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Hi, Did the Dianne floral pattern come in gray rim? I see the same floral pattern with the Spring Song but the rim is turquoise. Does the gray have a different name but I am not finding it? Any help is greatly appreciated.



Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

I really need some help here - I took a big chance & bought this lounger & ottoman today for $90, because when I googles Selig Manufacturing Company NC, it also came up about Selig Plycraft and that they were a Eames copy that was almost as popular as the original. I also see that this doesn't look like the Eames lounger, but does kind of look like the z chair? 


Is this Selig Mtg Co. of NC the same Selig mentioned in articles about Eames?


I appreciate any help with this


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Collectibles & Art discussion

So, I found this brooch Saturday at the first garage sale I have been to in MONTHS! for the unbelievable price of $1.00. It is in the original box.  I have done some research and did find some on ebay but there appear to be two additional marks on the back of the one that I have than on the closed listing I found.  So, do yall think this is the real deal or do I have a knock-off?  Thanks for any help.  Claudia






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I hope I have come to the right area to post this.


Is there anything I can do about this?


I was just looking at my seller dashboard and noticed some information was inaccurate.

This is what I read and I knew that ALL of my items were shipped within the criteria.


95.00% of your transactions had tracking uploaded within handling time and validated by carrier


You've met this Top Rated requirement

Tracking uploaded within handling time and validated by carriertooltip

Adding tracking information lets you and your buyer check an item delivery status at any time. You should add the tracking number within your stated handling time in the Sold section of My eBay. We consider tracking "validated" when tracking updates from the carrier - USPS, UPS, FedEx, or DHL - show that the package is in transit or has been delivered.

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(19 out of 20 transactions)

(Top Rated Sellers must have at least 90.00%)



Auction ended on Tuesday 9-10

After invoicing then sending a follow up note on Sunday 9-21 @ 5:23PM (TWELVE days later),

buyer finally pays for item on Sunday 9-21 @ 7 PM

On Monday, 9-22 shipping label was printed and item mailed @ 11:10 AM .

tracking was uploaded, it was within my 1 day handling time, AND the post office validated it.


Why should I be penalized because buyer paid late? Are they expecting me to ship within one day of auctions ending regardless if buyper pays or not??

This is just so frustrating!



My Account discussion

Go get'cher candy and post pictures of it here.  Please keep the sizes smaller for faster loading, and as always no live auctions. 



I thought these were gold when I bought them, but the mark is 14KGF.  Darnitt.  



RIP Joan Rivers



Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Hello everyone! Oh my, where do I begin?

This poor dolly ! I haven't recieved her yet, she was less than six pounds and freepost & for some reason, I was the only bidder! :smileytongue:

I don't understand WHY someone would do this...anyway, these are the only pics  I have until she comes so my question is : do you think this is an antique dolly under all *that*? 

I love the box she is in and I'm quite happy to pay the asking price for that...and I am also mega curious to see what, if anything , is under that *paint* job!

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Hope the box is as nice as it seems!

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Dolls discussion



Happy 1st day of Fall! Even if this is touched up, it's lovely. So many to choose from! What a beautiful season! 

New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

I know a few words of spoken Russian, but can't read any.  Other than photographing it I haven't done anything to it, just in case it's worth more than whatever the metal weight is. (I'm betting nickel.)  It dates to 1924, or so it says.  




Coins & Paper Money discussion

2014-09-22 18.01.25.jpg abc.jpgThe waistband doesn't have embroidery inside. There is no leather piece on the outside. The button has the brand on it. The back pockets have the right stitching. The front pockets have the brand hardware on them. But the label looks like it might have been sewn in at home and the brand on the label has a pen mark through it. Vintage? Fake? Genuine? Should I list or just donate these?

Fashion discussion

Has anyone seen or heard anything about this Vintage Brooch.  It's a Frog on a fiddle that bounces around on a spring.  It is very different looking.  I cannot find anything like it.


Thank you.


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Jewelry & Gemstones discussion

Can anyone help me identify this piece?  I THINK it's French porcelain but not sure.


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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Found this at a estate sale - it's a beautiful, heavy(!), stringed instrument with a mother of pearl design on the back that makes me think it's Chinese or Japanese. It has a colorful sticker on the bottom front of it, but since I can't type chinese? characters I can't find out about the company.


It seems unusual that the back is a rich lacquered wood, and the front appears to be a plain wood.


It also has 2 blocks of wood that came unglued & should be easy to replace (I didn't want to try incase I hurt the sound of it) that go on the neck and hold the strings off the neck.


What is this? Is it new or old? Is it rare?


Thanks, I greatly appreciate any help.











Collectibles & Art discussion

 I purchased this piece in a collection of antique cast iron candleholders.  This one has me puzzled because of the heavy wire strung across the circular opening.  The diameter of the opening is 1 1/4 inches.  Total height is 3 inches.  I'm also wondering if the circular openings around the edge have a purpose.  Any ideas??

TIA, Candice




Collectibles & Art discussion

I purchased this piece in a collection of antique cast iron candleholders.  This one has me puzzled because of the heavy wire strung across the circular opening.  The diameter of the opening is 1 1/4 inches.  Total height is 3 inches.  I'm also wondering if the circular openings around the edge have a purpose.  Any ideas??

TIA, Candice



Antiques and Research


Collectibles & Art discussion


Motors discussion


Collectibles & Art discussion

This is my first time using this forum, after over 15 years buying and selling on eBay. I'm very upset because I politely raised some questions about why a member was selling a relatively common item, a series 1929 National Bank Note worth perhaps $200, for $100,000. He threatened to "arrest" me and to "bust" me. Of course he has no grounds to have me arrested, as I never said anything threatening or even defamatory. But I'm very concerned about this individual's reaction, and about the effect sellers like this may have on the eBay community. There doesn't seem to be a way to report this to eBay, and it's not clear it's even a violation of eBay's terms. Any suggestions about what I should do?

Selling discussion

We got one threatened to be arrested from a seller.

The guy with 2 crutches falls passed out waiting for paypal on the phone.

Another 16 year seller threatening to commit suicide.

The guy who is mad about the NAZI moderator thing.

The seller worried about the medical equipment, 10 pound shipping box affraid of a bomb being sent back.


Thread after thread of mad sellers.


Man just start listing at other places, you will find rlelief, the sales are low here, it's not worth it anymore.

Just leave like ebay wants us to, it's much more fun at other places.


heck who knows anymore, between google adwords, higher shipping cost, and this place, aaaaaaaaaaaargh


Selling discussion

I am an experienced comic book collector and I know grading very well - and can easily distinguish a comic book in poor condition from a comic book in VF to Near Mint condition. However, it irritates me when I see dishonest comic book sellers jacking up prices of comic books that do not line up with the price of the comic book or books far above the actual value listed in the comic book price guide.

( apart from CGC graded comic books).

For example: here and on Amazon I was looking for a copy of Avengers #57 ( 1st App. of Vision) whose condition is around 6.0 to 8.0 (Non-CGC).

Now the Current Comic Book Price Guide (CBPG) indicates that this particular issue is priced between $68 and $245. The seller revealed that the Non-CGC copy was established at 7.0 and I would expect to pay a reasonable price between $100 and $235.

(I comprehend that such a seller needs to make a bottom line so I  assume that the seller tacks-on additional charges to the price of about $20 or $25 dollars - at most 30. - Plus shipping and state taxes etc.)

But the post also indicated FREE Shipping (included in the price. The price was $650.00! And I can, perhaps gain some leeway to sentimental value as well - but this was just rediculous! The seller was attempting to take advantage of uninitiated buyers and acquire $415 dollars more that the actual value of the book itself.


Fact of the matter is - is when I am hunting for various issues that I might want to buy or am considering purchasing -  I encounter dishonest sellers like this plastered almost everywhere and I am damned fed-up with these MoFos -- seriously!


The pricing should be gleened with respect to the current CBPG (comic book price guide) prices. (But for BUY-IT- NOW ITEMS ONLY - NOT AUCTIONS).


I want to Blow the Whistle on these creeps because they ARE Taking advantage of ignorant buyers and I am just sickened by it - and it makes me mad!


I would like to know if there is some tyoe of reporting system here on eBay or way to PUT an END or STOP to these dishonest sellers who overprice comic books and magazines against CBPC prices. In addition to this there is no real reason why CGC prices also do not correspond to CBPG prices since there is no mention of them ANYWHERE in current CBPG price listings. I can understand that the comics graded by CGC are fairly expensive to get GCG`ed and they do a fair job as well as with resored comics, etc. However Non-CGC comic books and magazines can be fairly garded simply by examining them closely (minus actually takeing images of each inner page) - that it`s details should be accurate according to the seller and should NOT be taked out of the bagged and boarded comic book copy and phtographed as this irritaes collectors who do not want the prospective issue to be handled before reception as it could add devalument, spine damage or further damage inadvertently. 


The main question then becomes how to Report / Stop or Ban dishonest Comic Book/magazine sellers who overprice such books and magazines above the actual CBPG prices - not only on eBay but also on Amazon and other selling arenas.


PLEASE DO NOT INFORM me I am wrong on this issue - or that it is OK somehow because a "New Movie" is coming out which may feature the vision as Tales to Astonish is overpriced because of the Gaurdians of the Galaxy movie features "Groot"  which is in TTA #13 and expalin it away with Supply and - Demand stories because I just know better.


Ty for your attention:


= Mark =


Comics discussion

I sold a video game with the title "Killer Instinct Gold (Nintendo 64, 1996) DOES NOT WORK!! AS IS!!" In the seller notes I wrote, "cartridge is in great condition, but when tested the game DID NOT WORK. Selling AS IS! In the description field, I wrote, "Cartridge in fantastic condition-no visible scuffs, scratches, or other flaws; label is intact and unfaded. However, when tested on my own Nintendo 64, the game did not work." My return policy listed was "no returns"

Only minutes before the auction ended, the high bidder and I exchanged messages:

What I understood from this message is the bidder did not want the item because it was broken. This bidder was outbid, so I assumed the issue was resolved. However, they proceeded to place another bid only seconds before the auction ended. Thankfully someone else won the item, but I feel that this user was definitely in the wrong. For starters, without understanding the listing, they placed bids and later asked me to go back on my return policy, which I am firm on. They then proceeded to place another bid even after this, which contradicts the message sent in the first place. Had they won the item I would have had to return it, breaking my policy, or I would have faced a negative rating on my first sale ever.

Does this violate any of eBay's policies? I feel that at least the return policy should be an issue. Should I report them?

Bidding & Buying discussion

have been on the phone most of the day -- an hour and a half two of those times and then multiple calls all day 30 min.or longer being put on HOLD to speak to somebody in APPEALS.  Nobody answers.  It's now 8 pm and still no answer.


Ebay sided with a seller who wouldn't respond to any of my emails after sending me inadequately packaged items that arrived broken -- I even sent a photo to prove that it was broken on arrival.  Seller wouldn't even respond to any communication UNTIL I opened a case.  Then he writes saying his computer was broken but he said it was the fault of the shipping people and refused to take the return..   Two days after I open the case ebay sides with the SELLER??? WTH????  What happened to buyer protection.?

Bidding & Buying discussion

Well, actually I need to end two auctions both of which contain the same small error.  Trouble is, both are less than 12 hours from closing and have bids.  I don't want to let them end and then get dinged for defects.   Anything I can do?  Thanks!

Selling discussion

I have an item that's a custom request from a certain buyer.

Is there any way I can list it so that only he can make the purchase? I thought I saw "private listing" on an ad somewhere before... How do I do that?&