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I have a lovely flow blue plate that I picked up at a yard sale. There are no marks whatsoever on the underside, but the white and blue shades and crazing tell me it is old. My questions:


1. Is flow blue on china or porcelain or both?

2. Does a piece have to be marked to be worth something?

3. There are 3 sets of dots arranged in triangles on the back. I am assuming they had something to do with supporting the plate during the making process, yes? Does this tell us anything about the plate?


Here's the plate, itself. It measures 7-3/4" in diameter.


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Collectibles & Art discussion

Nov 18, 2014 1:50:21 PM PT

Teach me flow blue, please

Maybe it isn't even a musical instrument.  Looks like a kind of stick drum.  Thanks, Todd



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Collectibles & Art discussion

Hi All,


This one has me stumped and I would appreciated any help you can give, potential maker, decrative style, etc.  

By the English Registration back stamp, I can date this plate to Novemeber 28,1879.  I have never seen anything like it and I am not even sure how to describe it, let alone who might have made it


This is 7 5/8" in diamter and has a scalloped edge with ribbing


It kind of look like someone took a chintz decorated plate (Maybe blue flow) and added a translucent red to sections to form the bird and flower.  Then outlined the bird, flower and rim in gold


Here is the plate ...

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closer image

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Thanks in advance for any input



Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Nov 18, 2014 12:20:27 PM PT

Help w ANY Info on Unique 1879 English Plate


Snagged a photo of Alan Freed today at a pre-shop. The verso is signed by Freed and somebody else. To me the first name sort of looks like Chuck. Any ideas?






Booksellers discussion

Nov 20, 2014 1:25:37 PM PT

Help with autograph

Is this restaurant china? 


Is this pattern called Arlington?


Is this called transferware or transferware style?


The backstamp is unusual. Does anyone know when these were made and were these given as gifts since it says "compliments of"? Any other significance to this backstamp?


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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Nov 18, 2014 7:23:45 PM PT

Mayer China Help Needed

Unfortunately, this Christmas buying season is not going to be good for us. We get views once a week for about 12 hours. During that time period sales are good. The rest of the week little to no sales. Our sales tanked around October 1st. Here's proof ebay is throttling Cassini.

Monday, sales turned on, shut down today.

Selling discussion

Buyer :

It says that this was delivered I dont know where they delivered this but I never got this what do we do now


7:53 am


8:05 am

xxxxx let us know that they haven't received "xxxxxxxxxxxx" and has requested a shipping status update. A request is open and you can view the request and the buyer's message in the eBay Resolution Center.


9am,  i responded with tracking information and how to get more information, on checking with neighbors or others in the home etc...   ---> this is just a tip to others here,  and not sent to the buyer,,., but just an FYI did you know all USPS scans are gps tracked? Yep! I've seen the print out map from a supervisor. Just letting you know :smileyhappy:


9:20 am

The buyer sent you a message.
Buyer's message:
Im so sorry I went out and looked and it was in there not to blame my husband but he never looks far enough in the mail box so sorry I did get this Thanks


9:21 am

Thanks for working to resolve this issue. The buyer has closed this request. You don't need to do anything else.


You can view the details of this request in the Resolution Center.
Thanks eBay, that will put me at 2.01%
working as intended?


Selling discussion

Nov 20, 2014 7:29:40 AM PT

This is why the Defect System works!

So a few days ago I posted that my little Chipotle wasnt doing well. Turns out he had a ruptured disc in his spine which is why he suddenly became partially paralyzed (not cancer thank god!). The vet prescribed steroids but wasnt optimistic.  Apparently its rare for dogs to recover when paralysis is involved. Well just two days later, guess who is stumbling around on wobbly little feet! I knew he wasnt ready to give up yet, and he has earned his moniker more than once. He is my little pepper!  Thanks as always to all the prayers and support he received!


But this next one is a classic. I sold a vintage tie. The buyer took their time paying and I even had to open a claim cuz I figured they were going to disappear and wanted my fvf's back.  So the tie arrives and guess what? He's not happy cuz it got 'creased in shipping'. 

Well Ive been trying very hard not to respond with my first thought, which would be "iron it?"

but anyway, numpty is as numpty does.  Return and relist



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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Nov 18, 2014 2:29:45 PM PT

Good news and maybe a tool for your shed



Take My Money on Ebay I Pay Bid Item From 

but he say dont get payment from me when i check my paypal the transaction

this is the seller


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Bidding & Buying discussion

Nov 20, 2014 9:05:39 AM PT


I Purchased this ring for my Daughter..She said it was fake,it has nothing written inside band,It has soldering seam inside and the O in Co is not complete.Please let me know TIA.item num is 301384481374DSCN5742.JPGDSCN5744.JPGDSCN5745.JPG

Antiques discussion

Nov 20, 2014 8:18:07 AM PT

Is this T&Co 1837 Authentic?

Can anyone tell me if this is fake.I purchased for daughter and she said it was fake,I can't find the jewelry board.There are no markings inside and there is a soldering seam inside..It is heavy.DSCN5744.JPGDSCN5744.JPG301384481374.

Fashion discussion

Nov 20, 2014 7:50:51 AM PT

T&Co 1837 Ring

Good evening, 

I originally posted this over at childrens clothing boutique and someone suggested I try here. Hopefully this is where they meant. Could this be a childs pocketbook? Or perhaps to store jewelry for travel? I am really clueless here. Its about 4" wide, 3.5" high (minus the handle) and 2" front to back. There is a metal hoop on each side attached under the handle. One leans towards the inside (under the handle) and the other is leaning towards the outside away from the handle. A shoulder strap wouldn't fit correctly... maybe it had a little wrist strap? There is a silver color detailed heart snap closure and 3 smaller hearts decorating the bottom front. I dont know if its leather or vinyl but it appears to be very well made. Its nicely lined with a tiny pocket on the inside. The only marking I found was on the snap which says 408 W.K.BEE.HK Any thoughts would be appreciated.



Fashion discussion

Nov 19, 2014 7:31:38 PM PT

Is this a childs pocketbook?

this afternoon on my iPhone and this is what I was dealt. What should I do?





Selling discussion

Nov 19, 2014 5:45:05 PM PT

I started a Scrabble game

You'd think I was away for a lot longer than I really was. I am having trouble getting my gears going and I can't decide if this set has thermoset or just a plastic. What is the baby blue material? It's a nice set and in beautiful condition. Not worth a lot but something to list. 

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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Nov 19, 2014 2:59:28 PM PT

Coro set help with material

Squirrelly morning...


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New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

I recieved a promotion regarding free listing of items, but I just recieved an invoice for Ebay's cut off the profits. I was able to list the item for free, as per the promotion, but the invoice is now asking for the 9.1% Ebay takes. What gives?Promotion.png

Selling question

Nov 18, 2014 10:05:39 PM PT

Free listing and no fees?

I have this unsigned bracelet with milk glass and rhinestones. I was wondering if I would call the metal japanned? The back is throwing me off because it isn't black. I know its a reach, but you don't think it is D&E? Or maybe even Weiss?  I'm pretty clueless about this one so I appreciate any help. Thanks!





Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Nov 18, 2014 6:00:04 PM PT

Question about a Milk Glass Bracelet

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Product Discussions discussion

Nov 18, 2014 4:07:49 PM PT

Can anyone tell me what these items are?

This is two pieces. A stand and bowl. It is unsigned. The pieces togethers are 7 1/2 inches tall. The stand is 15 inches long. The bowl is 9.5 inches in diameter. The stand has three graduated steps on each side. Any ideas on maker, Age, etc.

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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

I found this today at the thrift store; it is a Mariage Freres teapot (I'd never heard of them before researching my new teapot!). It appears to be a 'Poetes Solitaire' tea pot, but none of the ones I've found have the little emblem or scene on the side. Is that what this is?

Is this valuable? Researching it today I get the impression that Mariage Freres is a tea room or tea shop - or restaurant? in Paris that sells & serves fine tea. Is this a pot someone took home as a souvenier? Because it has the gold tone name on bottom that changes color in light, I thought this one may have been meant to serve tourists?


I appreciate any help.


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Collectibles & Art discussion

I have a gorgeous blue trophy vase with floral etaching on two sides. All elements consist of distinct short lines (hatch marks?) going different directions to give more detail to the subject matter. Can somebody tell me a bit about this style?


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Collectibles & Art discussion



This Vase is 8.75" High  About 7" at Widest.  I am assuming that it is Italian.  It is marked but I could not find the mark. Under the black is an indentation, the size of my thumb.  I am assuming that this is a repair to a chip.


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Thanks for all the help you give me.



Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Nov 18, 2014 1:48:32 PM PT

Pottery Faience Vase Italian? Mark?

This necklace is sorta heavy and extremely well made. I just want to make sure I'm not selling a fake Lanvin. Thanks so much for your help!001.JPG002.JPG

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

I'd be interested as to who made these and what the story is.  Anyone able to translate for me, please?  Thanks!



Collectibles & Art discussion

Nov 18, 2014 9:36:37 AM PT

Russian Ornament needs Translation

Screen Shot 2014-11-18 at 10.01.02 AM.pngAnyone know anything about this porcelain doll? Marked 1985. Painted by J. Lester.

Selling question

I am looking for any information or thoughts on this beautiful engraved glass vase.  It measures 11 1/2" tall, 5" in diameter at the base and the ovoid top measures 3 1/4" by 2 3/8".  It is deeply engraved on all sides with hand stippling at the top and bottom.  The base has a polished pontil, and the only mark is the number 45 scratched into the polished pontil area.  The detail is so exquisite that it shows leaves that have holes from insects.





Any help will be greatly appreciated and thank you for looking.

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Nov 19, 2014 8:38:27 PM PT

Rose engraved glass vase help please.

I have this beautiful Chico's jacket.  The material is acrylic.  But am at a loss as to how to

describe the fabric in my listing.  Or do I need to?   Hope you can see the pic.  Thanks




Fashion discussion

Nov 19, 2014 1:47:47 PM PT

How can I describe this fabric?

Good Morning !


This spill vase is 5.75 inches high.  Base 4.25" by 2".  Incised No 8502 - Brightly colored.  I am wondering about age and country of origin.

It has a chip on the inside rim.  I did not notice a repair and soaked the vase and off came the patch. One similar is listed for $75.00.

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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Is this an original piece? It has the old thin glass that you can tell will break with any wrong jar, plus a pencil signed name on the front bottom right corner that looks like Walter(?) Talbot 1903 PLUS a hand written note on the back that says


Does anyone know who Talbot was? Or Black Luke (isn't that what blk is short for?)?


Also - is this a pre Yankees baseball league or a basketball league?


The photo is attached loosely to the background paper and does not have a glossy or waxy feel like a reg photograph - but it also does not have pixelation like a print.


Most importantly - Is this a real?!   I haven't found another photo of any champions posing for a photo in their street clothes!


I REALLY appreciate any help with this one.
















Collectibles & Art discussion

This charger measures 13 3/8" in diameter, it was repaired using staples, which would suggest that it's old.

Any opinions on age and country of origin? There are no marking on bottom. Any info would be appreciated.












Antiques and Research


Selling question







I have a sterling pencil case fob that has a hallmark that I don't recognize.  The secon picture is a photo(but not great), so I drew it out in the third picture.  I am not sure if the circles should be complete circles or not.


Anyone know this mark?



Antiques discussion

Nov 19, 2014 3:30:40 PM PT

Need Help Identifying Silver Mark

I dropped the US Mint online and looked at some of the commemorative offereins. I was kind of intrigued by the US Mint Baseball coin but got a little confused when I saw " Mintage Limit: 750,000* Product Limit: None, Household Order Limit: None" .





Does this mean there is a limit of 750k produced but that you can order as many as you like?  I also would like to know if the silver coins reflect the current {low} price of silver or if they stay the same through the years - like with the American Eagle silver dollar coins.   And if I have caught anyone's ear, any opinions on the new 5 ounce silver commemerative coins?  Will they appreciate in value beyond their silver value?





Coins & Paper Money discussion

Nov 19, 2014 1:55:08 PM PT

US MInt coin pricing {silver} & "limited"

Cut Glass Footed Tumbler

Floral, Leaves and Dots

5 3/8" tall with 2 7/8" rim diameter

Optic? has panels.2007-01-10 002.JPG

I've searched the R site.

Maybe a cutting used by multiple mfg's?

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Nov 19, 2014 11:34:41 AM PT

Cut Glass Footed Tumbler, Need id help!

Hello All! Can anyone identify this Native artisan or is anyone familiar with this mark (MIKE/ STERLING)?  NOTE: I checked the Native American hallmarks site but didn't find anything!  Any assistance with this query would be greatly appreciated! Thank you! David.



Collectibles & Art discussion

Nov 19, 2014 1:17:09 AM PT

can anyone identify this native artisan

Hi I am hoping someone on the board can help me with a translation on a piece of pottery. Not sure if this japanese or chinese pottery. It has a mark on the bottom. The piece is like a small vase and does show age. The size is 5 inches. Has a scene pn the front painted on it with what looks like enamel highlights. Any help is appreciated.DSC01571.JPGDSC01566.JPG

Antiques and Research

Very nice dish that I accidentally saw the mark on. It's difficult to see and you have to have it turned at just the right angle with your head tilted...I don't know where to look to see if there's a pattern name or number. I found this http://books.google.com/books?id=BflYAAAAYAAJ&pg=RA3-PT244&lpg=RA3-PT244&dq=who+made+%22art+cut%22+pressed+glass&source=bl&ots=8mUf3qJMSZ&sig=0WmjSjTPsYIL3pYQLRG_o6twDd0&hl=en&sa=X&ei=1JZrVKnIFMGgNtDjgNAP#v=onepage&q=who%20made%20%22art%20cut%22%20pressed%20glass&f=false Confirming that it was US Glass that did the Art Cut. Any suggestions? TIA!
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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

I have this 1980s Freedom 100 computer still in it's original box & packing, comes with everything.it DOES work! I can't find any online anywhere.Need help with a value..Thanks :smileyhappy:Picture 1.jpg

Electronics discussion

do you think this is a perfume bottle that maybe once had an atomizer on it? or do you think it is something else? any idea who made it? the bottom is smooth but looks rough. thanks







Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Nov 18, 2014 3:26:47 PM PT

Victorian Glass Perfume?



Can anyone help me identify these figurines?  thanks

Selling question

Nov 18, 2014 2:17:44 PM PT

ask a question

do you think this is a perfume bottle that maybe once had an atomizer on it? or do you think it is something else? any idea who made it? the bottom is smooth but looks rough. thanks







Antiques discussion

Nov 18, 2014 1:16:03 PM PT

Victorian Glass Perfume?

Hello i currently sell wigs and the wigs do come in many colors. How can i list the different colors of the wigs like other ebay sellers have. I have a sample picture. I can currently only list the quantity of how many wigs i have but ot the colors the wigs come in. if somebody could please respond to me asap that would be great!howtoquantity제목 없음.png

Buying & Selling Basics question

Nov 18, 2014 10:08:38 AM PT

how can i list the color quantity of an item?



My wife and I are hoping that someone has seen these miniature sterling silver military men. They look like a british or french artillery team minus one guy. The soldiers are approx 1" tall and all are marked with the word "sterling". The cannon has the same patina as the men but I can not see the word sterling on it. Does anyone have any information that would help us identify or date them.


Any help would be great - and thanks for taking the time to look at them.


Here are the photos - Our best to You - Rob & Tracie












Rob & Tracie



Toys & Hobbies discussion

Good evening. I have a porcelain mustard pot. The bottom is marked DEPOSE B-O. The piece is 3 1/2" tall. Any info is greatly appreciated.   gina


Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Nov 19, 2014 5:42:30 PM PT

porcelain mustard pot id

Any one know what set this - thanks71truck 002.JPG

Selling question

I won a game for PS3 for a really great price and my assumption is the user was mad that I won it for the lowest bid and now he is "No longer selling it" Didn't offer a refund or anything. I cant open a case until the shipping date....... What should I do? I don't even want my money to get to this guy at all.


Bidding & Buying question

I don't know if this is faux or real fur. I think its faux, but not sure.


Plz help. Thank you







Fashion discussion

Hi! I have this vintage gravy boat with a fixed under plate, and I am trying to find the name of the pattern. Any help would be greatly appreciated!


It is marked "K.T.&K. Ivory" on the bottom. IMG_8648.JPGIMG_8649.JPG

Collectibles & Art discussion

Woke up this morning and my Dell desktop failed to boot at all.  The power light just flashes green and there is no sound emitting from the unit (no start up noises) whatsoever, and no video to the monitor. I don't usually turn off the computers at night, rather just turn off the monitors and let them time out into sleep mode. No other computer seems affected.


What could have happened and is there a way that I can fix it? I am not scared to open it as I've replaced the sound card and the wi-fi cards myself last year.  I hate having to take it to a repair shop - but that is the PC I use the most and with hindsight being 20/20, it's been about a month since I've done back-ups (my fault I know).


Thanks in advance to anyone who can offer help. :smileyhappy:


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Electronics discussion

Nov 19, 2014 8:12:51 AM PT

Computer experts please help...

Live auction listed as only "MEXICO MEDAL"



Coins & Paper Money discussion

Nov 19, 2014 4:05:52 PM PT

muera huerta peso - real or fake?

Hello! I have this lovely dish marked "K.T.&K. Ivory" on the bottom. Any help on the pattern name would be greatly appreciated!


Selling question


Product Discussions discussion

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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

on my phone and this is what I was dealt. What should I do?





Selling question

Nov 19, 2014 5:38:25 PM PT

I started a Scrabble game

I have a few questions on this one. I did a breif search on the makers mark the does not bring up much info. Is this considered brutalist? I am guessing the stones are Tigers eye. Does anyone know about the D.S. Handmade Denmark siggy? Thanks!  


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Jewelry & Gemstones discussion

Nov 20, 2014 8:37:15 PM PT

Out of my normal type of jewelry

HI again! And Happy Holidays! Yes, they're HERE!:smileytongue: I'd like some help identifying what type of clasp this is on a Monet Bezel Set Glass Charm Bracelet. Haven't found ANYthing showing it, so here I am! It appears to be a "swivel" hook with Pat on it? And Monet hang toag used WITH and WITHOUT the copyright symbol. I'm Stumped! Thanks for any help solving this Mystery! Date needed too! :smileyhappy:
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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Who does one think he is? Why did the artist use a strong aqua color for his shirt? What about the wig? Clothing attire is it correctly early 18th cnty? American? European? Image and video hosting by TinyPicXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Image and video hosting by TinyPic

Collectibles & Art discussion

Hoping someone can give me a lead on this etching.  There is a man shooting from a boat in the white border around the image.  Two signatures which appear to be different. 20141120_121721.jpg20141120_121804.jpg20141120_121927.jpg

Antiques discussion

Nov 20, 2014 10:34:20 AM PT

Need a lead on this old etching

When you file a report through the resolution center you get an email saying they received your comments. Can't tell you specifics but do they ever let you know anything? Do they let you know when it's closed so to speak.



Selling question

Nov 20, 2014 12:07:23 PM PT

reports through resolution center.

Any idea what this man/dragon/fish represents?  I've been researching but can't find the info.  Thanks for looking.



Collectibles & Art discussion

Got these at my neighborhood GW.  Are they real or should I return them?  Thanks for your expertise.



Fashion discussion

Nov 21, 2014 6:56:06 AM PT

Bruno Magli Mens Shoe Authenticity Check

I was just browsing My Ebay and happened to notice what appears to be a bug. I have attached a screenshot. It may just be that the seller incorrectly used "placeholders" for buyer's information in his canned responses but I wasn't sure and thought I would leave it here. Hopefully the screenshot tells the full story, if not I'm sure you can contact the seller.



Technical Issues discussion

Nov 19, 2014 4:37:40 PM PT

Possible Bug

Found it in a box with a NIKKROMAT FT3 & lenses.


The hole is about 1 5/16" in diameter. Made of metal.  When you push the knob down & twist 1/4 turn, little "wings" come out as shown.


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Digital and Film Photography

Nov 20, 2014 2:25:10 PM PT

What the heck is it?

I'm posting here because there isn't any activity on the Art board, and I'm hoping someone here can help me with a site for info or a price range. The artist is Hiroshi Kimura, and the piece is dated 2004. Research shows he's in the New York area, but I can't find where any of his works have sold. It appears to be OOC on a 1 1/2" thick wood frame. It looks to have been varnished (if that's the correct term) with a yellow coat of something, or maybe it's just yellowed with age? Size is 14 1/4" square.


Thanks so much for any info or direction!









Antiques discussion

My husband's wedding band is broken...again. He's on band #2. They cost around $60 with inscription and everything. Should I try to have it repaired (we've got a local jewler who I can take it too) or just buy him a new one? I thought about getting him a new one for Christmas and a chain so he can wear it around his neck, but he doesn't like necklaces. Sigh...


He basically cracks it while he's laying gas line (natural/propane).  Altho 'laying' isn't the word I'd use, I'd use installing becuase it's all over his head and he's screwing together 20ft section with huge pipe wrenches (those wrenches are what's cracking and then breaking his ring). It doesn't help that he is left-handed and so that's the hand that gets the most pressure with the wrenches. 


I try to remind him to take it off, but he can't remember.


This is a picture of my ring, which is exaclty like his (only not broken and 3 sizes smaller, lol) I bought this style so they wouldn't bend because sterling tends to bend on my finger (if it's thin enough) and go flat on one side. I did talk to him about getting a bendier one, and he said no, he'd rather it break then bend and smash on his finger. I agreed that would be better, for his finger anyway, lol









TY for your help! You guys rock :smileyhappy:

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Nov 20, 2014 2:01:52 PM PT

Sterling (.925) wedding band


Collectibles & Art discussion

Nov 20, 2014 4:10:16 PM PT

Please help id the maker on thes salt bowls

Good Evening, I need help please identifying this pottery tea pot,etc. The pot is approx. 8" tall. The pieces have heavy paint glaze. There are no markings at all on these. Does anyone recognize the style? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! TIA in advance.     Gina


Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Nov 19, 2014 5:32:10 PM PT

pottery----unmarked tea set

Hi, hopefully someone can help with this.  I have this figural candleholder that looks alot like Capodimonte.  It has a script R mark that I cannot find in any of my books.  It looks a little like a Meissen R mark but not enough for me to think it is Meissen.  Appreciate any help on this one.  Here are some pics.





Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion


Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group


Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Trying to get some descriptive words for these earrings, would you call these puffy hearts?


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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Nov 20, 2014 5:27:37 PM PT

Puffy Heart


Antique & Vintage Jewelry by Design



Good morning.



New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

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Ok guys I need your expertise and good eyes!!    The only thing I think I can make out is that the name starts with a C and the bottom right initials look like B/C Maybe someone recognizes the artis Not marked for metal content but I know it's sterling silver and possibly gold but I will have to check that out still  I've tried to google a bunch and nothing but maybe you guys recognize something I don't    Thanks and happy holidays 

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group


Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

I'm not able to list anything or revise anything for a couple of days now.  I've tired logging in and out of eBay, I've tried using chrome, firefox, and internet explorer and get the same screen every time.  I also tried from computer at work thinking perhaps it was my home computer and got the same message.  I sell quite a bit on eBay so it's not like I don't know what I'm doing.


 I have some items I'd like to list and I really need to revise a few.


Here's the screen I'm getting, anyone else getting this or know what to do?






Selling question

I purcahsed and item and received it. I used the item and it was not as described.

I sent a letter to the seller and he agreed to refund me after I will sent the product to him.

I sent the product directly to the seller and he did not refund me. I sent him a letter that

I will complain about him in eBay but he is not answering me at all. Here the detail of my purchase:


Jul 07, 2014
IBD Gel Nail Polish Choose And 9 Colors From Color Chart
IBD Gel Nail Polish Choose And 9 Colors From Color Chart
( 190802269546 )
US $79.95


I will be hapy to hear a tip how can I have my money back from this seller The cost of this product is $79.95.

Thak you


Shipping & Returns discussion

Nov 21, 2014 8:37:30 AM PT

returned item still no refund


I really can't wrap my head around this one.  I sold a cell phone a few weeks ago.  Listing was accurate and included about 10 large photos the phone from all angles.  


A few days later I see a message from eBay saying the buyer wants to return the phone and the reason is "I found a lower price."  I of course say no and tell him finding a lower price not grounds for a return.  He then replies that the reason he wants to return is that he chose the wrong option.  I told him that there was wrong option to choose because I'm only selling one phone!  Buyer finally replies with the truth, he wanted to try the phone and see if he liked and he doesn't so now he would like to return it.  I tell the buyer he can't use eBay to "try things out."  Also explained to him that I delivered exactly what I promised in the listing if he didn't like it he should not have bid and I would not be excepting his return.  Buyer then said that because I would not take his return that he would have to involve eBay.


A few days after our message exchange I get a message from eBay saying "A request is open in the Resolution Center, please respond."  7 minutes later I get another message saying eBay has ruled in the buyers favor!  The first message said I had a few days to respond, I guess not.


Needless to say I was pretty shocked eBay would rule in the buyers favor so a re read request in the Resolution Center.  Turns out the buyer told eBay the reason for the return was that the "item was not as described."  Under the Buyer's Message portion of the return request he says "I bought the phone to see if I liked it and I don't. The seller has a return policy so I tried to contact the seller to let them know I would like to return and now they are saying that I may not."  His message is a direct contradiction to the not as described excuse he told eBay!


My question then is how can eBay possibly rule in the buyers favor?  He opened a return request by saying the item was not as described yet he never once said what specifically differed from the description.  Doesn't a buyer at lease have to say how the item differs from the description?  Our entire message exchange was done via eBay so eBay can see the buyer continually changed his reasoning for the return.  Yet still they side with him?  How?


I called customer service and finally go through to the escalations department.  The two customer service people I talked to said it was a clear case of buyers remorse.  I asked to speak to the person who made the decision in the buyers favor so I could get an explination and hopefully avoid having this problem in the future. eBay said I could not speak with them but that they would email that person and have them contact me within 48 hours, which I doubt will happen.


If anyone here has had a similar problem I'm curious as to how it played out.  Thanks.

Selling discussion

Hello ebay community.


I haven't spent a lot of time ebaying and stuff, and I'm not really familiar with it, especially with the scams. I wanted to buy a keyboard


The thing is (for people who are not familiar with gaming keyboards), it costs ~100 dollars in stores. The guy does not have many feedbacks, however the one that he has is from selling the same item (and he replied to me that he has already sold 6 of them, but the people were too lazy to feedback him). Do you think it is too good to be true? Would I get refunded if he does not ship the item or ships something else?


Thank you in advance for your replies. 

Bidding & Buying discussion

Nov 19, 2014 2:37:18 PM PT

New to ebay-too good to be true?

The item I shipped arrived broken. The two pieces had been wrapped in bubble-wrap and then "packed" (i.e., empty space filled) with 4 air pillows. All 4 had collapsed when the package arrived.  This was shipped from Mass. to Missisippi, 11/6.


Do pillows collapse? They are recycled - I save them from packages I recieve. 



Home & Garden discussion

Nov 18, 2014 9:04:45 PM PT

Air Pillows in packing collapsed

I won an action for a watch shipping from Turkey and the seller shipped on Oct 14. I got to the US NY sort center and it sat there until today according to USPS.  I was told by USPS customer service that it was probably in customs, no problems. 


I checked tonight and it now says 


  • USPS Tracking™ is unavailable for this product for TURKEY.

To me that looks like it is on its way back to Turkey. 


I've never seen this before but I also don't think I've ever had interational mail from anywhere but SE Asia and the UK.


Any ideas?

Shipping & Returns question

I get that this is for a gift and all, but I really don't want to void my seller protection. How to get around this?


Thanks in advance if you can help. 

Selling discussion

when I found a stereo view card similar to this - mine is 1902 and in better shape.


This is all on the up and up now, so I contacted this seller (she's in Peru)  and asked her starting price - it was 150 and she had many clicks, many watchers.

So I put mine up on a 7 day auction, start at 150, same, same, I didn't want to leave any chips on the table.  After 3 days, no clicks. So I changed my title same as hers, except for the date, 0 clicks (other than me) at the end of the 7 days. Showed up fine in the searches. I couldn't believe it.

So I relisted for five days, a price more reasonable, now I'm getting clicks and a watcher.

What gives? Does someone in Peru get more exposure than me? Really bugs me.

Selling discussion

Nov 18, 2014 11:05:13 AM PT

I thought I hit the lottery

I recently bought a item through the "commit to buy" option, and I do not want the item. If the owner says no, and if I do not pay for the item, then what would happen?

Bidding & Buying discussion

I've bought a lot of stuff on ebay and this has never happened before. I bought an item for $19.95, and when I went to pay for it, the price had magically gone up by six dollars. Shipping was free, so that isn't it. Has this happened to anyone else?

Bidding & Buying discussion

Is is smart (or not) to list auction style listings starting tonight and tomorrow? They would end on Thanksgiving Day/night and black Friday. Thank you for any input!!!

Selling discussion

Alright, here's the scenario.  I sell trading cards that I ship with just a white envelope + stamp.  When I have many items to ship, I have been opening the 'order details' page in a new tab for every single item.  This is kind of a pain when I have 30+ items to ship on a given day.  Is there a better way to do this that does NOT involve printing shipping labels?  Paying $2 to ship something with tracking that sells for $3 is -never- happening.


My question - is there a way to bulk view order details/shipping addresses for sales I have made?  I.e. a list that just shows the item name and shipping address of every item at once?



Selling discussion

Nov 20, 2014 10:58:57 AM PT

Shipping multiple items

I had 5 packages picked up this afternoon and 3 of them got that alert. I still don't understand why some packages get the alert and others don't.

Shipping & Returns discussion

Nov 19, 2014 6:29:02 PM PT



Selling discussion

Nov 19, 2014 2:15:30 PM PT


... . Unable to re-open case or ask eBay to step in. 



Since there's clearly no help given by eBay nowadays I've resorted to posting in here.


I want eBay to step in and help with my issue. I made this purchase over 2 months ago now!


I can't even leave feedback now :/


Suggestions? Help??


More details can be given on request.



I really thought eBay was better than this.

Bidding & Buying discussion

I have been listing items for the shop I work at and have been doing good so far. I have a question for the veteran sellers here. Is shipping your items via Priority Mail better than Standard Post? I know Priority comes with $50 Insurance and is faster shipping time, but of course costs a little more. I also wonder, does using Priority Mail attract more buyers than if I stuck with Standard Post? Just wanting some opinions as I was thinking of changing my shipping to Priority.


Thanks for reading!

Shipping & Returns discussion

Nov 18, 2014 4:59:42 PM PT

Is Priority better shipping service?

If I don't send an invoice after the auction is over how long should I wait before I send one to the buyer? I got different answers when I called ebay and they weren't helpful at all.

Selling discussion

I am trying to sell a set of books and ship media mail; however, media mail is limited to a maximum flat shipping rate of $7.00.  The entire set of books weighs about 24 lbs and a calculated price is about $19.00.  But the calculated price only calculates and charges for one box.  Since there are so many books, I need to ship in separate boxes to minimize the possiblity of damage.  I don't see any method to charge adequate shipping unless I use USPS flat rate boxes, which would more than double the costs to the buyer.  How to I charge fair shipping rates in two boxes?

Shipping & Returns discussion

When the auction ended Friday the buyer received the usual ebay message stating that they won the auction and the calculated amount to pay. 

Saturday I sent an invoice with a reduction in shipping since it was going to cost so much less by using priority mail.

  On Monday I sent a reminder with a note saying if the buyer needed to wait a few day to pay for the auction, just to let me know. 

  They have 7 feedback and have been good buyers over the past few months. I understand they may be out of town, have an emergency, no money until next week, internet is down...etc.  Any number of reasons, and some reasons could be an emergency.  I have not had any response from the buyer at all.


We do more buying than selling and I have never run into this before.  I don't state in the auction how many days to pay. I've never had to before. 


Thank you for any replies.





Selling discussion

hi since ebay has banned me from selling they dont answer any of my messages..anyones knows if i will be able to sell again ..for example in a year from now?if not there is no point of keep buying from ebay ..so i think to better close my ebay account:smileysad:..ebay is very strict lately..almost 99 positive and almost 4,9 on each selling critiria and they banned me from selling due to some crazy people giving 1 or 2 stars for slow shipping due to things out of my control..amazon seems the only solution..goodbye ebay:smileysad:

A Part-time eBay Sellers Group discussion

Nov 18, 2014 9:59:47 AM PT

banned from selling

I've listed an item for sale with a buy it now fixed price that includes shipping and received an offer that I wish to accept because the offer price doesn't include shipping. How can I accept this offer with the stipulation that shipping cost is the responsiblity of the buyer?

Shipping & Returns question

Nov 18, 2014 2:30:07 PM PT

Best offer price acceptance shipping

Hi, I accepted an offer for an item and I send the buyer an invoice, but he says eBay is telling him that I need to complete the order in order for him to see the option to pay through PayPal. I'm new at this, and I can't see anything that says it's incomplete, and I'm hesitant to cancel the order out of fear that I'll still be charged eBay fees.


What can I do? The only options available for me on My eBay are: Mark as payment received, Mark as shipped, Leave Feedback, View order details, Contact buyer, Cancel order, Send invoice, View offer details, Sell similar, Relist, Resolve a problem, and Report this buyer.

Payments discussion

Selling question


Ebay says "payment is pending" since Monday - that's 4 days.

I sent him a message wednesday morning around 10AM - this is Friday morning.

You'd think he'd a said somethng. I've had to stay in the hospital for a week, I've had my computer break for a week,
but I've always managed to get word to my sellers. I don't want to be this guy's 1st no pay.

What would happen if I were to just re-list this item and forget about it, say starting next Monday?

Selling discussion


First, I am astonished by the shift which has put sellers in a very defensive position in terms of things like returns and return policy; Second, I am astonished by how many sellers there are on here who are apologists for such policies. It almost leads me to believe that eBay has sock puppets operating in the forums to tamp down dissent among the seller ranks.

Shipping & Returns question

I had a buyer who bought and paid for an item. They then emailed me to have the item sent to a different address. I canceled the order and informed them that I can only ship to the address that is listed in the order and they can rebuy the item and input the correct address in Paypal. They then bought the item with an eBay and Paypal account that was created today. The first name on the new account is different but the address is correct. This is very odd behavior and I would like to get the community's opinion on this. The item is over $100, should I proceed or cancel again? Thanks in advance

Selling question

Nov 20, 2014 2:15:00 PM PT

Weird Buyer. Need help!

Hi everyone,

I'm writing to you all out of sheer desperation, as eBay's own customer service center provided me with no help whatsoever. Additionally, I contacted USPS directly, but they could do nothing for me except "document the problem."

Basically, I ordered a cologne off eBay. Turned out it was counterfeit (shocker). I filed a claim describing the issue, and the seller promptly approved a return request. I printed the shipping label off of My eBay, attached it to the package, and dropped it off in an official USPS box. This was almost five days ago -- the tracking number never updated, and the individuals at USPS said they have no idea what happened to it. 

What do I do at this point? Am I out of $50 or is there some option available to me? I'm somewhat hesitant to contact the seller directly because he sold me a counterfeit product, so that says a lot about his credibility. I really, really don't trust him, and I'm afraid the blame is going to be shifted to me since the package was lost after I received it. I can't believe this is all happening when it was the seller who sold me a fake -- I feel like I should have been given a refund immediately.

Shipping & Returns question

Hi, i had purchased an item (minix neo x8-h android tv) yesterday, today i go to my puchase history and the item description is totally changed, now is a sports camera... when i go to the item site it says "The listing below has been updated by the seller, but you can see the item you purchased." i click the link and can see the original item i purchased (android tv).... what can i do? 

Buying & Selling Basics discussion

Nov 18, 2014 3:48:17 PM PT

description tottaly changed after purchase

Are there any benefits to not using private listings? Especially around the holidays I've been using private listings in case a buyer doesn't want their purchases known to others. Do you use private listings year round or just for specific items (or not at all?)

Booksellers discussion