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Hello,

 

My wife and I were hoping someone in the EBay community could tell us what this porcelain piece was used for / what it is?

 

It is approx 3" tall and 4" diameter it has brass clasp and edge treatments and when opened it appears the lid and bottom were at one time lined with silk. The floral design has some enameling.

 

Any help would be great and we appreciate all answers.

 

Regards

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Hi. Thought Id give these a shot here before I send them out the door. Any thoughts appreciated!

 

 

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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

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She is about 6" long,  legs appear to be composition painted legs, sleep eye, marked m 5.

Dolls 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.

thanks...

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Collectibles & Art discussion

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

 

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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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My first guess would be that this hat was a Freemasonry hat, would that be accurate? 

 

Does anyone know any specifics about where/when/why it might have been used.

 

Thanks in advance for any help!

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Looks handmade to me, and feels much heavier than most of the hankies I find with lace corners.  Any help you can give me would be greatly appreciated.

 

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Needle Arts & Vintage Textiles 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):

 

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

 

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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:

 

BUY MORE

 

 

Selling discussion

Got this a few minutes ago. Can a the 13th (this year) hack outage be on the horizon for all to enjoy. Makes me wonder what the cube gizmos are up to.  Generally when there's THIS MANY glitches, they are stirring the pot for yet another round of "New and Exciting Changes that will benefit ALL sellers!"

 

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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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This is a semi long story so please bear with me-

 

I just received a negative feedback. The buyer had opened a case previously, due to I accidentally sent him the wrong part for his order. Once the case was opened I immediately shipped the correct part, trusting that he would send me the incorrect part back once he received the correct part. I offered to pay for shipping cost for him shipping the wrong part back to me and he was to send me a message once it was shipped with the total amount due for the shipping fee.

 

During the case, he sent a rude message out of no where saying 'what are you talking about, we already discussed this and you said you were sending me the other part'. I didn't know why he sent this message, since I hadn't sent him anymore messages other than the message explaining I would be sending out the correct part that day and reimbursing his shipping once he gave me a total. So I messaged him back and told him I thought he may be confused about something since i hadn't sent any other messages.

 

So he received the part and I messaged him several times after the fact asking for the return shipping price. He never responded and the case auto closed. I just went ahead and sent him a check for $100 since the buyer had spoken with Craig on the phone and stated he preferred a check due to he doesn't know much about PayPal, and I think he thought it would be a hassle to get the funds from PayPal.

 

Fast forward to today. I receive a text on my phone from the buyer stating he never received any money for the shipping charge so I logged into eBay and see he left a neg. on my account. I was shocked! I sent a check, and I hadn't heard from this buyer so I assumed he received the check and all was good.

 

So I called the buyer and he said he didn't receive the check and as we started talking he tells me he sent numerous messages through the case stating the shipping fee, and that someone named Stephanie had sent him a message during the case and she contradicted what I was saying so he thought we may not be 'straight up'. 

 

Here is the message he said he received (he copied the message from eBay and emailed it to me)

 

 

I will send my messages from oldest to most recent that are of importance to our phone conversation.

 

Hello Christa,

 

Below is a copy of the seller response in-between our conversations that had me questioning what was going on:

 

Hi Edited to protect buyer

The seller has responded to you and offered another solution to solve this issue.

Seller's message:
"Hi item has already been posted. I apologise for the delay but I had a death in the family and I had to go Ireland for the funeral. Thanks Stephanie"

 

 

 

This message was sent to the buyer through eBay messages and it has all of my info, including the transaction details and photo of the item just like it came from me, but this message is NOT in the resolution center messages if you go directly there and the message was not sent by me or anyone here since i am the only person who has access to our eBay account here.

 

The buyer stated he never went to the actual resolution center, he did everything through his email from messages sent to him from eBay, and the message above was sent from eBay to him, so he thought something wasn't right with our company since he was receiving conflicting messages. 

 

The buyer stated the reason he left the negative feedback was due to the conflicting messages he thought I wasn't going to pay the return shipping since he never received the check and he sent several messages back to me through the resolution center (using the emails sent to him by eBay). Here's the kicker- the messages the buyer sent never reached the resolution center and the messages are no where in the resolution center messages and I never received any messages from the buyer concerning the return shipping. 

 

I believe that somehow through a 'glitch' this buyer was receiving messages from another buyer/seller case and his messages to me were also going to the other seller since the messages are not in our case and I never received any messages from him. So now I have a negative feedback since the buyer was receiving conflicting information from me and this Stephanie person, and since I wasn't responding to his messages since I wasn't receiving the messages and neither was the 'case' in the resolution center. His messages aren't there but he sent me copies of his messages that he had in his email so he did send them, they just went to someone else's case. 

 

The buyer has stated he will revise the feedback but this has me worried. What if this happens again? I know I already have the defect from the case being opened but I have worked hard to maintain my feedback. Also, now I will have to air a neg until the guy receives a new check because I don't feel right having him revise the feedback before he gets his money reimbursed.

 

The negative wouldn't have ever happened if the buyer's messages would have been posted in the resolution center and if the buyer hadn't received the message from the Stephanie person which caused the buyer to doubt what I was saying.

 

Once the buyer text me today I called him and we spoke on the phone for about 30 min total. He is not a scammer, I don't believe he is lying, all he wants is the return shipping reimbursed and he now knows that we are a legitimate company and that the message he received from 'Stephanie' wasn't from our company so he seems good with everything. But a buyer shouldn't be made to feel as though they are dealing with a scammer when the seller (me) does everything ALWAYS to make my buyers happy. I sent him $100 just for the mistake, and he told me today the return shipping was only $26 so he's coming out $74 for his trouble. I want my buyers to be happy but how can I make sure of this when glitches such as this happen?

 

Oh and I checked and the buyer never cashed the check I sent so he isn't lying about the check. I put a stop payment on the 1st check and put another in the mail today. I tried to get him to just accept a PayPal partial refund but he absolutely would not, he wants a check. 

 

What do you guys think about this? Has anyone else here ever had a case intertwined with another seller's case like this? 

 

Thanks, Christa

 

 

Selling discussion

Just had my Baby (1999 Toyota Corolla) in for her 90,000 mile check up, where they go over her from stem to stern, and she passed with flying colors....  It was just time for a new battery and I knew that going in ahead....

 

This has been absolutely the best little car...  It runs so quiet that standing next to it while it's idling, if you put your hand on the hood, you can't even feel any vibration.

 

I got her new, and have had to do very little except for routine maintanence stuff....  but, then, I do baby her a lot.

 

They did warn me to make sure that I'm driving it enough, to keep everything properly running..... 

 

I do love that little car, and expect her to be my last.

 

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Love ya GF :smileyhappy: Happy Happy Birthday........

 

Lest we not forget the sweets !!!!!!

 

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Good morning everyone. 

 

Radine

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So i picked this up on the way home from work today and was wondering if it is a printers block, since it's mounted on such a thick piece of wood and if so who could this be ?

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From one of your biggest fans!!!!!

Have a very lovely day.

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GOP Rep. says four terrorists apprehended at southern border on day before 9/11

 
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One day before the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks, four known terrorists were apprehended on the southern border, Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, told Megyn Kelly Wednesday night. Worse yet, Breitbart said, DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson was unable to say whether or not terrorists had illegally entered the country.

"There were actually four individuals trying to cross through the Texas border, who were apprehended at two different stations, that do have ties to known terrorist organizations in the Middle East,” Chaffetz told Kelly. But Johnson was unable to tell Chaffetz if any terrorists had crossed the border.

"Sitting here right now, no specific case comes to mind,” Johnson told Chaffetz. “That doesn’t mean there is none.”

“Siting here right now, none comes to mind, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t one," he later added. "Nor does that mean there is no investigation of one, either.”

Chaffetz then informed Johnson of the individuals caught on September 10 and asked if he was aware of the situation. Johnson replied, saying, "I’ve heard reports to that effect. I don’t know the accuracy of the reports or how much credence to give them, but I’ve heard reports to that effect.”

“I do agree with you that the challenge of those coming from countries other than Mexico particularly into the Rio Grande Valley sector [in Texas] is one I’m very concerned about," Johnson added. "It’s something I’ve been concerned about since I took office in January.”

Johnson, however, approved exemptions that would allow immigrants who provided “limited material support” to terrorists into the country in February. Secretary of State John Kerry also approved the exemptions, which the administration said at the time were reasonable.

According to an “internal” DHS document, the U.S. has apprehended individuals from 143 different countries trying to enter the country illegally. Among those are 13 individuals from Syria, six from Iraq, and four from Iran. All three countries have been identified as having ties to terrorism.

Chaffetz also said that while 466,000 illegal aliens have been apprehended in fiscal year 2014, an estimated 157,012 have gotten away and 142,630 were identified as “turn-backs.” He also said there were over a million more sensor "hits" on the border this year than last, but acknowledged that animals may have contributed, providing false positive hits.

Prior to the anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks, a document released by the Texas Department of Public Safety warned that ISIS is actively encouraging supporters to take advantage of the porous border to engage in terror attacks against U.S. citizens. Other reports suggested ISIS militants were looking to enter the country near Juarez, across the border from El Paso.

On Monday, Sheriff Gary Painter of Midland County, Texas, said he believes some ISIS terrorists may have already crossed the border. He also told Elizabeth Hassebeck that "we have found copies, or people along the border, have found Muslim clothing, they have found Quran books that are laying on the side of the trail."

Liberals, meanwhile, have downplayed the reports, claiming they are nothing more than attempts to attack Obama on his weak immigration policies. Rep. Beto O'Rourke, D-Texas, for example, claimed there's "a longstanding history in this country of projecting whatever fears we have onto the border."

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Awesome morning. 

 

Radine

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Here goes.  I thought this set might have possibilities because of the shape and color of the stones, the pin attachment and the ear clip backs.   I also saw a few pieces with similar pronged cups.   It has a sunken center tier.  I've searched brooches, earrings and sets on the D & E site and see some similar but none exact, so I'd appreciate your expertise.  Either way, I'm sure I'll learn something new, so come at me, sisters :smileyvery-happy:.

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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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Selling discussion

My visitors are still here so not that much hunting for me this week, but went out yesterday and did a bit of buying.

 

Here's a nice old Mexican bracelet I bought. It has a very distinct maker's mark (VCA) and eagle 19 mark, but I can't find any info about the maker. Oh well, par for the course with a lot of Mexican silver.

 

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Here are a few non-jewelry items I scored at a sale yesterday. Maybe the most unusual sale I've ever been to. THOUSANDS of items jammed into a house, being sold by the family. When I say thousands I am not exaggerating. I must have seen 40 Victorian silverplate pickle jars, for example, and maybe 200 cat figurines, this lady was a collector/hoarder ...but the house is immaculate and everything is spotless.

 

I am going back there this AM, but this is what I got for $30 yesterday. (No jewelry, unfortunately) -  portrait of the lady (need to research), a carved Indian  ivory figurine, tall sterling compote and a Bavarian hat pin holder (?)

 

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Hope we all have wonderful finds today and please post them here, and if you don't, feel free to post some oldies to share!

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

My DH bought this today with a group of other items, ?What is it for. It is about 4 inche tall and oval, It is evgraved on one side with a scene and the otherside with letters, When you press on the "Lion on top "  2 half oval boxes slide out of the base. I did not notice till I was cropping the pictures that the carvings on the inner pieces are erotic, sorry

Any help is appreciated

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Antiques discussion

I have no idea - saw it, had never seen one, bought it! lol

Does anyone have any idea what this is? More importantly - is this an early Mickey Mouse? It is heavy.

Thanks, I appreciate any help

 

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Collectibles & Art discussion

This Vase is 12 inches high, 4" Opening 8" at widest.  Marked No. 468 and USA  Molded Bottom has 2 notches.  The top is almost flat.  Can anyone ID it ?  I cannot find this style opening anywhere.

 

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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Hello, I think these were made by Fostoria, but can't find the pattern, so maybe I'm wrong about the maker.  I'll be the first to admit, I've been wrong before!  :smileywink:

Thanks, Katie

 

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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Should the ‪#‎Bible‬ be taught in ‪#‎Astronomy‬ ? 

 

http://www.bible-history.com/faussets/F/Firmament/

 

 

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2014/09/03/for-the-first-time-our-region-of-the-universe-has-a-map-and-a-name/

 

 

 

 

The Soapbox discussion

Does anyone recognize this pinback? It measures 1-1/2 inches high by 1-7/8 inches wide. Thank you for any help!

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Antiques discussion

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

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....

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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.

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

'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!

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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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

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

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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Dolls discussion

Hi and thank you for looking. Appreciate any help. The (I'm guessing) womens pins are marked Jordan Craft Boston on back. .Can't find that either. Just I have so many of em and they are nice. Fraternal, millitary, industry...I dunno. CJAA and others look like CLAA. I even looked for Alcholics Annoymous. Sorry bout the bad photos...Dawn

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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!

Kari

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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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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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We found these today and cant read the signatures, The lady said she paid a lot for the glass one, It is about20 inches across and painted on the back

The pottery on is from Alaska possibly and we can read Mathew but no the last name

 

Thanks

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

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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

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Collectibles & Art 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.  

 

Thanks,

Kristine

 

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?

Selling discussion

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

 

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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Can any one translate this for me?

 

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Collectibles & Art 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!

 

 

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Collectibles & Art discussion

Simple question; difficult answer if one has not-so-good eyesight.  Can anyone decipher the maker of this little handpainted pitcher?  Thank you for any help.DSC03812.JPGDSC03808.JPG

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

any ideas what this is for

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Sporting Goods discussion

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!

Collectibles & Art discussion

I am trying to find out the name of this pattern. My grandmother's china from 1930. Thank you in advance for your help!

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Product Discussions 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

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Collectibles & Art discussion

 

Hello!  I have multiple antique hay baling tools from the farm I grew up on in Iowa.  This one has me a bit stumped.  I think it's called a Tying Rebar.  Wood handle is about 3 1/4 inches long.  The hook on the end rotates around and I think it was used to tie/twist either twine or wire on a hay bale.  These are fairly scarce and I can't find much info at all.  I can't read the entire company name  "...eve Bag Corp. Chicago Pated. 1885? 6 4 C".

 

Can anyone tell me what company this was in Chicago?  The word "Bag" may be wrong.  And is my terminology correct?  Tying rebar?

 

Thank you so much!!!

 

Kari

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Collectibles & Art discussion

This tumbler measures 3 1/2" high and 3 1/4" in diameter, the size of Double Old Fashion.  Was it made by Iittala or another company?  TIA for any help!

 

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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Seems like it is handmade, but I know most of my guesses in fabric items are way off.  Also seems like it is made of heavier cotton thread.

 

Any help you can give me would be greatly appreciated.  Thank you!lace tablecloth.jpg

Needle Arts & Vintage Textiles discussion

Collectibles & Art discussion

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Part-time eBay Sellers discussion

I hate identifying these,  especially when the cancel is heavy etc. 

 

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The Stamp Board

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Selling question

Hello,

For 2 hours I am trying to find the pattern, I know the mark was used on restaurant ware mostly,IMG_8035.JPG

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Hello, we were hoping someone could help us with this item?

 

The Ludwig snare drum is 14" x 5" - the strainer has 20 wires and there are 10 lugs. it has a steel metal chrome finish inside and out.

 

The label is black and white and prob from 80's-90's more than likely a student's drum.

 

Any help would be great?

 

Thank you for looking and any answer will help get us a bit closer.

 

 

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Regards

Rob & Tracie

Music & Musicians discussion

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!

 

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Fashion discussion

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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

I bought this piece today and it was unsigned when researching it I found one signed Corocraft the back is different but the front seems to be the same....As always many thanks

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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

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!

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Dolls 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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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

I have a Cameo brooch I've identified as being made by the A L Lindroth Co, but not sure if it's Edwardian or Victorian. I don't normally deal with jewelry, so any key word maybe? :-)

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Antique & Vintage Jewelry by Design

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?

 

Antiques discussion

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Antique & Vintage Jewelry by Design

Hi, I have an older Coach briefcase that I am looking for the name for. I am including some pics. The number is: 0847-304. Made in USA. 16" wide-13" tall and 5" Deep. Thanks!

 

 

 

 

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Fashion 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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Collectibles & Art discussion

 

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.

 

 

 

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eBay Community Experience discussion

Hey guys

I need your help

Im looking for these kind of shorts: מכנס קצר

Can any one give me link for it or something close?

Really thanks!

Buying & Selling Basics question

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

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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

7" x 7:" plate. IS the design cane? Is there a name for the floral design? Anyone know who made it? Is this American Brillant Cut Glass? Thanks.IMG_5034.JPG

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Hi,

 

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.

 

Pair 1:

 

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Fashion discussion

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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Collectibles & Art discussion

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

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. 

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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

This pitcher has several interesting characteristics and I am hoping some recognizes it.  It has a coin spot pattern in the glass. It appears to be cased Topaz over crystal. It a finished pontil on the bottom and a few spots on the inside of the pitcher are rough like sand paper.  The pitcher has very nice enameling and measures 6" high and 5 1/2" in diameter.

 

 

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Any thoughts or information would be greatly appreciated and thank you for looking.

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

I think this could be part of an oil lamp but I'm usually way off base!

The 1lb 5 oz glass has brass fittings on the top and bottom...There are no mark on it at all

Am I close?

It's 7" high and about 5" at its widest Thanks for your help

 

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Collectibles & Art discussion

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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

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

O.K., I will go first. Today is the 19th. Based on last year's sales when we could list FP for free with promos, and the average sales thereof, by the 19th of each month I would have at least 20-22 sales. Alas, I only have 8 (not counting the 2 bids). So, the number of sales I am missing right now due to glitches, items hidden, outages, etc., is, 10-14.

 

How about you?

 

PW

Selling discussion

...that "First Class Mail International is not covered under Seller Protection"?

 

I didn't either.

 

See the "What isn't covered by Seller Protection?" section here:

 

https://www.paypal.com/webapps/mpp/brc/seller-protection-paypal-seller-benefit

 

Swell.  That should come in handy with that new 180 day Buyer Protection!

 

 

Selling 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

This is what her message was to me, I dont even know what language this is, i thought it was spanish but maybe not. bonjour! je vien de m'inscrire sur ebay et je ne connaissais pas comment ça fonctionnait, je n'avais pas vue les frais d'expédition je peux l'avoir chez nous pour 20$ puis-je annuler? merci Thank you all for any help you can give me on this. 

Selling discussion

Hello

 

Trying to understand something. Bought something, returned it for a refund. Seller did a cancel request.

 

In his/her request she puts the reason as, "The seller says that you have purchased the item in error."

 

If I approve this request, does it count against our buying or a strike?


Why do they have so many reasons, which are the ones good and bad for buyers and sellers. Trying to understand all this before we go ahead and cancel the request.

 

When we cancel an item from selling, we just pick, "Buyer returned item for a refund." Not sure why all these sellers start choosing the wrong or a random reason.

Thanks.

Selling discussion

I'm trying to buy multiple items from a seller who offers discounted shipping on additional items, but doesn't have an "add to cart" option available.  ("Buy now" only.)

 

The seller instructed me to commit to buy; then they would combine all the items, adjust the shipping and send an invoice.

 

There are three options to buy: 1. Pay with PayPal, 2, Commit to Buy with credit card, and 3. Commit to Buy with money order or bank transfer.

 

Because the seller is based abroad and credit card companies charge for international transactions and service fees for the exchange, I would prefer to pay with PayPal.  But obviously I don't want to transfer the money now and thus pay extra shipping.

 

Can I commit to buy with a credit card and later use PayPal?  Is there a way to commit to buy with the PayPal option?

Bidding & Buying question

I am making custom tiered serving trays using name brand china.  I just had a tray removed from another site by Homer Laughlin's legal team saying that Fiesta is a trademark and can't be used.  I didn't use Fiesta china and the word never appeared in my title, description or tags.  I am selling Homer Laughlin's Golden Wheat tid bit trays.  I contacted their legal rep to see what is going on but my question is this.  Do I have the right to use plates that I own to make a new use for them and sell them using the plates manufacturer's name and pattern name?  AFAIK, HLC never made a tid bit tray from Golden Wheat.  Whether they did with Fiesta is not relevent since I wasn't selling Fiesta. 

 

I see that Homer Laughlin isn't a Vero member so can I expect to be safe here?  Do I have rights under the Fair Act Doctrine to repurpose, as an artist, china that I own and sell it? 

Selling discussion

I unwittingly posted this in the "ask a question" portion of the boards... Why does eBay have to make everything so convoluted? Anyways...   I am a small, new seller, specializing in vintage jewelry. A month ago a buyer opened a case against me for SNAD, and after I said I would refund for return, the buyer never responded. They opened the case because the item didn't "seem as bright colored" and were smaller than the buyer thought, even though I put measurements in my description, said there was some discoloration in the gold tone, and a disclaimer about my items being vintage and most have an older looking patina. Fine, buyer didn't like them, I offer returns. 

 

I didn't hear anything for a month, and the case was closed. I thought that after a month of being open, if the buyer made no action to return, the case would automatically close in my favor. How wrong I am! I now have a defect even though the case is closed. Is there any way to get this defect removed? I have only been selling on ebay since July, and I am extremely frustrated at the way things are going, with ebays policy, and with my sales which for my first month were awesome, and now are barely existent. Thanks for listening to my rant!

Selling discussion

I have two issues that have cropped up in the past few days.

 

1.) I research completed auctions and BINs extensively, to see what completed prices are, including postage. Now, when I look at completed listings, they no longer show the postage. All I see is >>>

Shipping:
Will ship to United States. Read item description or contact seller for shipping options. |See Details
 
That's no use whatsoever. I need the full historical data. Some people still charge diddly for an item and out the nose for postage. I try to stay in the same range of price + shipping to set my BINs. 
 
I've held off listing in hopes that the completed shipping costs will start showing up again. I'm hesitant to price without it. 
 
2.) I'm having people contact me left and right asking if I ship internationally, and saying they can't see my shipping charges. I've had inquiries from buyers on .ca, .fr, .de and .br.     A friend tried to change his settings and said he could see my international prices, but he was on .com.  Is anyone else reporting problems with international shipping showing?  I usually run 50-60% international sales.  In the past two weeks, my international sales have absolutely tanked, and are only running about 15%. 
 
3.) Am I nuts? I'm in Atlanta. I use free shipping.   Shipping to California and Hawaii are the most expensive possible scenarios for me. So how come 80% of my sales are suddenly from ONLY those two states? (The remainder have mostly been the dribble of international sales.) I mean coincidences do happen, but it's been very consistent for the past ten days. 
 
Something wierd is going on here. 
 
If someone could give my shipping a look and see if the international is coming up normally, I would sure appreciate it. 

Selling discussion

I bidded on a fascinator and won mostly because I don't think many ppl wear them. The seller answered my questions prior to me paying the day I won it I paid. It's actually been not 12 days. It's been since the 11th to now. The 20th. The seller stated that it would be sent within 2 days in the shipping description. Has not answered my messages so far on if it's been shipped, and if I'll get it before a certain date. This is quite important that I get it on time because of the event I need it for. And if it's not I would very much like to cancel my order as to get another one. But the seller still isn't responding. What should be my course of action.

Bidding & Buying discussion

I call ebay regarding a sale with a suspicious address. Brand new account, the buyers name look like they stomped on their keyboard to decide on what to choose. First thing CS told me "I see that they made the account today but don't worry, they already have one positive feedback" .......

 

First of all autofeedback, second how is that not supposed to make me feel comfortable, the address was so ridiculous. The CS agent pretended like this was normal and suggested I ship the item for the buyer has 100% feedback. 

 

The CS rep then suggested I contact the buyer for a new address. I believe that is the scam, have an address so ridiculous, that the seller changes it losing paypal protection. 

 

Beside that terrible suggestion, I was also told if I'm uncomforable shipping to this address I can cancel. I specifically asked if I would receive a defect. When ensured in this instance I would not receive a defect I went ahead and cancelled. What do I get when I log in the next day?? Awww yeaaa another defect! 

 

This month I sold 94 times the amount of product on The River and according to my time sheets here I've spent almost 12 times the amount of time dealing with seller support issues on eBay. How you can make a product so inefficient and user unfriendly is beyond me. 

 

Here's to another wasted hour trying to get this defect removed. 

2014 Fall Seller Update discussion

  This is for a book and it's a lot text to scroll thru before seeing MY description.  But I see no option to not have it - am I stuck with this?  I don't mind having the info, but would prefer as to WHERE in my listing is resides :-/

Selling discussion

Any benefit(s) from being one?  How does it happen?  The actual, not what is supossed to be, please.  I'm just confused.......:smileyfrustrated:

Booksellers discussion

Okay so I bought and iphone and I got it and it was working fine until I've had it for almost a month. It stopped working so I told the seller and he told me to send it back and he would give me a refund. I sent it back and he said he recieved it, but he claims it's a different iphone. He says the iemi for the phone doesn't match! He won't even answer my messages anymore and I can't contact ebay because it's been 30 days. What do I do? Help Please!

 

Shipping & Returns question

I was talking to NYS Sales Tax on the phone, but being later in the day after coming home from work, I was shut down after being transferred to a Specialist, simply because they close at 4:30. I was on quite a while already, and learned this much:

 

1 - I MUST collect NYS Sales Tax - not an option;

 

2 - I MUST charge and remit sales tax on Shipping & handling;

 

3 - I cannot coninue to use a blanket 8.75% (like I was told to do by a Consultant from The Small Business Bureau in Buffalo, NY);

 

4 - Their Answer Specialist said Ebay DOES have a program with jurisdictions, because they work with many sellers on Ebay;

 

5 - I cannot continue or I will get into trouble (knew that);

 

6 - My saga continues with them tomorrow as they will also be walking me through the new Web Sales Tax File;

 

7 - BTW: YES! I have had a ST# for years, but claimed zero because I did not actually go into business until opening an Ebay account;

 

8 - Things are different and I wonder if in the meantime any of  you are Sellers collecting for NYS, and could tell me where I could find out about expanding my one tax rate for NYS into the new jurisdictions. I do have a hard copy of them, but how do you manage it?

 

Thank you.

My Account question

He says he will be here on a visit and wants me to ship a $50  to his hotel...Would you guys do it? Any steps i can take to protect myself?  

Shipping & Returns 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