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Lady bought something from me last night then left me this message. I looked at my PayPal to see just one not two transactions. Should I cancel thinking that maybe she is trying to get me or am I just being paranoid?Capture.PNG

Selling discussion

Feb 4, 2016 7:29:05 AM PT

Red Flag or am I just being paranoid

All morning I am getting McAfee warnings .Smiley Sad
Does anyone else who uses norton or other programs have this problem today?

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Selling discussion



Link: http://www.cmog.org/artwork/beaker-traveling-case


Any thoughts on what the outer material is made of (it's not leather)?


Thank you!



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Collectibles & Art discussion

Feb 4, 2016 8:32:16 AM PT

I Don't Have the Beaker, but I Have the...

I hope this isn't a duplicate posting, I can't find the first one.  Sorry if this is a duplicate.


If I am in the wrong place/board, please don't be mean, just point me in the right direction. I'm pretty new to the boards, and this wouldn't be my first OR last mistake Smiley Wink


I have this book "Impression of Xi'AN"  It has no publisher name or date.  It doesn't even have an author's name. And to make it more unsual is there are actual uncirculated stamps and enbedded in the back cover is what appears to be very old coins.


I will happily post a series of pictures, but IF I am on the right board, I don't want to waste everyones time. 




Selling question

Please help id this glass tumbler or cup? It measures 3 7/8" tall, 2 7/8" across the rim, 2 7/8" across the mid body and has a 2 1/8" diameter base. The name engraved reads Frank Blair and has a vine and leaf motif around the circumfrence. Can anyone tell me what the intended use for this would have been, and if the name Frank Blair may have any significance with this item. I have seen names engraved on dated eapg souvenir pieces but this one seems unlike others I have seen. Any thoughs and input are greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.Frank Blair Eapg (1).JPGFrank Blair Eapg (2).JPGFrank Blair Eapg (3).JPGFrank Blair Eapg (4).JPG

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Hello, thanks for looking!  I have been through my books multiple times and I can't find this outfit.


It is an orange long lacket type orange knit, and a matching orange/blue dress.  A chain is attached to the neckline.  Both pieces have the vintage Barbie tag.  The hem is loose in the front of the dress.


I am not 100% certain these two pieces go together.  They were in a big group of vintage Barbie I purchased.  I couldn't ID either of these, and the orange on both match.


The dress has two small buttons in the back. 


Please help me solve this mystery before I tear my hair out!  





Barbie Collectors discussion

Okay, just created a listing. It is listed at 15 ounces, First Class Parcel, and it is coming up as $6.45 shipping?  Shouldn't it be showing $3.65?  (There is no handling fee!)  Am I missing something (besides my marbles...there saved you all from saying it - ha!)













Selling discussion

Feb 5, 2016 9:02:22 AM PT

WTH? 15 Oz. FC Showing as $6.45

Got this in my email from Ebay this week. I've moved 95% of my business elsewhere over the last several years because Ebay wasn't listening to ANYTHING long-time sellers like me had to say over those past few years, and because I've watched capable dealers be banned forever from Ebay over trivial mistakes, been scammed time and time again with no support from Ebay, and paid the highest charges ever with almost no page views and very limited sales because of that. Now thier stock is tanking, and they want to play gushy-gushy good guy? Did anyone else buy into this?


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Hi...any help is appreciated in identifying these 3 graduated bowls. They are a very lightweight pottery of some kind largest is approx. 11 1/4". Thanks so much!


Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

I was poking around Google Search, trying to find an article when I came across these links. One is the announcement, dated 2012 and the other is a page detailing how this works. TRS sellers items marketed on ebay.xiu.com. When I put ebay.xiu.com in the search bar it took me to m.xiu.com (since I'm using a mobile device). I didn't see any mention of eBay. There are two choices, one to download an app or the other to view the site directly. Doing that, I did get choices, like "new arrivals, men's, etc." Upon selecting a category, another page came up showing items (see attached screen shot) but none were clickable for me.

Here is some of the translated homepage:

-2000 daily on new international brands
-Straight imported 100% authentic guaranteed
-Europe and the United States share the world's no need to fly with the same price of goods

Like I said, beyond a certain point, nothing was clickable for me. I don't know if viewing the site from a computer and/or downloading the app, would make a difference.

So, does anyone remember this? Is it still an active concern or a defunct project?

What are your thoughts on this? From reading the page everyone with eligible goods was automatically opted in and the only way to put out, was to contact support by phone.

The other thing, is that these are high end luxury goods, the exact opposite of what is flooding the US site from China.







Selling discussion

Feb 6, 2016 11:36:55 AM PT

TRS selling to China threw ebay.xiu.com

Hi, I purchased this wooden plaque at an estate sale in Texas.  


It appears to be old & with paint flaking off.  Measures 15" x 6".   


On the back you can read faintly "Samantha" and there is a date which looks like 1917.


I would greatly appreciate if you could help me with any information that may be helpful & do you think the date 1917 would be accurate?



Thank You.




Collectibles & Art discussion

Is this necklace antique? The back of the box clasp reads "Gold Fild" Each bead, I believe, is made of crystal. It's really pretty. Is this certain cut attributed to an era? There's a fine chain link rope that holds all the beads together. 


Any insight on this necklace is a win for me. Thank you for helping! IMG_2344.JPGIMG_2345.JPGIMG_2346.JPGIMG_2347.JPG

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Feb 4, 2016 1:13:09 PM PT

Is this Necklace Antique?



Somebody else can do Delaware.



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Feb 3, 2016 5:18:51 PM PT

New to eBay Daily Chat for Thursday Feb 4

Today we visit Florida, let's start at the southern tip of the state . . . which is also the southernmost point of the contiguous United States that is open to the public; Key West.








And as we move north, we will be looking for towns with the names of Briny Breezes, Elfers, Fluffy Landing, Lone Cabbage Fish Camp, Ocheesee, Soopchoppy, and Weeki Wachee.

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I'm figuring probably Home Shopping Channel, QVC or something similar.  It's sterling, but the top is ombre enamel and rhinestone.  The Ill Will missed the sterling marks, but I didn't.



Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Someone has this set listed as "Whispering Leaves" is that the correct name for this SC set?

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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Feb 4, 2016 4:35:33 PM PT

Hope someone know Sarah Cov Jewelry names

Been through 4 books,  several times overMVC-003S.JPG and about an hour on the internet,  can't seem to find this one.  Any help?  It has the black and white/Japan label and the YKK zipper in the back.  Tiny pearls at the empire waist,  cuffs and adorable bow at the back hemline.



Barbie Collectors discussion

I came across this little girl tossed aside at a flea market..undressed, no wig, with severely damaged facial paint and lashes missing on right eye. I saw she has very thickly painted lower lashes that were missing on the ends and a pretty coral lip color. I repainted her discolored skin areas to even out her tone, added eyebrows and added missing lashes on right eye. I left her pretty coral lip color untouched. Though her lashes are ugly, I kept with the theme incase they really were original and just retouched them. Any ideas on who she is? She I crudely painted so probably not a well known brand. She is unmarked and a walker, and arms can be posed/swiveled. Any comments and critiques welcome =)



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Dolls discussion

Feb 5, 2016 7:14:24 AM PT

latest doll restoration..who is this girl?

SHILLING so easy to SPOT and eBay does nothing when reported the "conventional way."....


But you gather your "suspected activity" - place it all in line (copy paste) in a word doc so you can be prepared to rattle off  "the SUSPECTS" Activity and dates, etc. on the eBay provided ID (to protect the bidder) and CALL IT IN.


You WILL GET THE RUN AROUND... do not accept the first persons word that they will look into it. Demand nicely to speak to someone in the department that looks into Suspecious Activity.


Be NICE , but BE FIRM.


Then tell the representitive your problem. Be sure you have the ebay give id's with the specs and be prepared to have to go in circles with the rep. They really do not want to be bothered - but if you are persistant - they will go into the "suspects ACCOUNT " while you are on the phone and they can tell from the previous activity that the suspect is a shiller.


Tell them you want something done to the SHILLER and the Seller being SHILLED. After all - they are BOTH DOING IT!


Here is HOW YOU CANTELL when your bid is getting shilled.


First sign: 2 days left - no bids on the item no one seems to want. You place a bid. Less than 5 minutes later, sometimes with 30 seconds, suddenly you are OUT BID.


Go to where it now says "2 bids or 5 bids... etc.."

Click on that.

Pick out the ID that appears to be driving the price up.

Then click ot the "ebay provided ID" for more info on the bidder.

You'll see something like"

30-Day Summary
Total bids: 103
Items bid on: 26
Bid activity (%) with this seller: 50% Help
Bid retractions: 0

 Then look below and see the Bidding History.

When it looks something like this... it is a shiller:

 Home & Garden > Outdoor Lighting 1 Seller 1 4d
 Home & Garden > Outdoor Lighting 6 Seller 2 1d
 Home & Garden > Outdoor Lighting 3 Seller 1 2d
 Home & Garden > Outdoor Lighting 5 Seller 1 2h
 Home & Garden > Outdoor Lighting 5 Seller 3 <1h
 Home & Garden > Outdoor Lighting 2 Seller 4 1d 7h
 Home & Garden > Outdoor Lighting 3 Seller 2 1d 5h
 Home & Garden > Outdoor Lighting 4 Seller 1 6h
 Home & Garden > Outdoor Lighting 4 Seller 3 2d 7h
 Home & Garden > Outdoor Lighting 2 Seller 1 3d 9h
 Home & Garden > Outdoor Lighting 9 Seller 4 1d 2h
 Home & Garden > Outdoor Lighting 9 Seller 1 1d 2h
 Home & Garden > Outdoor Lighting 1 Seller 3 2d 17h
 Home & Garden > Outdoor Lighting 6 Seller 3 1d 17h
 Home & Garden > Outdoor Lighting 8 Seller 3 3h
 Home & Garden > Outdoor Lighting 1 Seller 3 4d 4h
 Home & Garden > Outdoor Lighting 6 Seller 3 2h
 Home & Garden > Outdoor Lighting 4 Seller 2 3h
 Home & Garden > Outdoor Lighting 2 Seller 3 1d 4h
 Home & Garden > Outdoor Lighting 1 Seller 2 <1h
 Home & Garden > Outdoor Lighting 2 Seller 1 15h
 Home & Garden > Outdoor Lighting 4 Seller 3 3d 23h
 Home & Garden > Outdoor Lighting 2 Seller 3 <1h
 Home & Garden > Outdoor Lighting 2 Seller 3 1d 5h
 Home & Garden > Outdoor Lighting 4 Seller 3 22h
 Home & Garden > Outdoor Lighting 7 Seller 3 2d 22h

 You will notice all that bidding in 30 days actually was done in 4 days - TOPS.


I was trying for some cheapie Silicone coasters... starting at $.99 - last day of 7 day listing... NO BIDDERS.  I put in my $1.50 bid. Within SECONDS I was out bid.


I checked the bidder like above and he had 88% bids with that seller in less than 7 days - no other bids listed for anyone else for the 30 day disclosure.


When eBay swithched over to changing the identy of the bidders to protect them... it was like giving SHILLERS Card Blanch.  Now shilling is running Rampant!


Bidding isn't fun anymore once you start checking and you see you are being manipulated to UP your bid withing seconds to minutes after you bid.  The SHILLERS have it on "auto bid" and you do not have a fair chance!


SUCKS - doesn't it?

Bidding & Buying discussion

Are these actually from a branch of military, or simply a patriotic embellishment?  Again Thank You, V76IMG_5960.JPG

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Feb 5, 2016 12:00:39 PM PT

Military earrings?

Hello eveyrone! I can't seem to remember what this type of jewelry was called. Please help! Thanks in advance!





Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Feb 4, 2016 11:13:15 AM PT

What is this type of Jewelry called?

I have this book "Impression of Xi'AN"  It has no publisher name or date.  It doesn't even have an author's name. And to make it more unsual is there are actual uncirculated stamps and enbedded in the back cover is what appears to be very old coins.


I will have to post pictures in several posting as they are too large to put in 1.


Here are the first 2  I don't know what you call it, but it comes in a box like covering





Collectibles & Art discussion

Some listings that I've been relisting are showing a blank pic thumbnail after relisting, they were fine before this relist. They seem to show up in the search result listings but not in "My Ebay" Active listings. Same pics, good quality using 8 to 16 megapixel camera...what happened?

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Selling question

Was just made aware of the existence of this wine today, and thought some here would get a kick out of it (from a bit north of elheron):



Coins & Paper Money discussion

Not marked that I can see. 7 1/4" tall. thank you for any information.100_9001.JPG100_9000.JPG

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Feb 4, 2016 11:08:18 AM PT

Help ID crystal water or wine glass



I recenlty bought an item that was send by Global Shipping program. I checked alot of info that tells me that the tracking system can be checked in purchase history but wen i go there i see as tracking number UPAAA000000147655547. I press the number and all i got is this table:


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The seller told me he sent the item to ebay depot and until there there is a tracking number and the item was delivered but nothing more.

I tried to contact eBay an even Pitney Bowes, but no response. Can someone help?

The item was delivered at the depot in 29/01/2016 and its supposed te rech the destinanation from 2 to 6 of February so 2 more days until the last day. But i have no idea of where the item is.


Thank You

Bidding & Buying question

Feb 4, 2016 11:18:11 AM PT

Tracking an item in Global Shipping Program

I have seen leather horses like mine dated from 1895-1909 & from the 1960's.   Do you have any idea how to date this horse or any other helpful information?


He stands about 18" and I believe he has glass eyes.


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Collectibles & Art discussion

This tapestry was framed and the fabric was the backing. How old and who made it (country)? Also, how should I clean the fabric? The tapestry was also tacked with thumb tacks that say "Rekord" Thanks for your help!


Needle Arts & Vintage Textiles discussion

I've been through 4 books and about an hour on the internet to no avail.  Ykk zipper and black and white/Japan tag,



The Barbie Girls

This does not look very old, but I am trying to find out where it is from. It looks to me like maybe Peru or Columbia, but hoping someone knows something about this and what the significance is.






Antiques and Research

Feb 4, 2016 6:52:06 PM PT

Need Info on Textile Dolls - So America?

This 15 or 16 inch doll was purchased on a military base near San Francisco, CA--probably sometime between 1973 and 1979.  The box has pink, blue, and white stripes, and the number 2625 is stamped on it next to the price tag (which also says 2625 on it).  The doll's eyes are blue and can open and close.  


Even knowing the name of the manufacturer would be helpful, as online searches have yielded nothing.  Thanks in advance!


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Dolls discussion

I went through some of the Gotheborg pages trying to id this mark but no luck so far.

Does anyone recognize this mark?

Is is Japanese?


Is this a rice bowl? It holds one cup of liquid and measures 2 inches tall and 4 1/4 inches across the lip.

The stripes are gilt.

Thank you for any help.





Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Feb 5, 2016 4:21:58 PM PT

Asian rice bowl? Two fish mark help

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Needle Arts & Vintage Textiles discussion


I was hoping that someone could assist me with the piece.

Specifically with the region of origin, I'm thinking it may be Ottoman or Persian.
It definately has some age to it, 19th century or perhaps even earlier.
The threading has metallic features to it and it is on cotton.

Any help is greatly appreciated.





Needle Arts & Vintage Textiles discussion







Hi there, I have this pendant that's in need of an ID. Unmarked and what looks like to be set in a bronze frame, I think the stone maybe opal but i'm not totally sure.


Does anyone have any additional information on this item and the era it maybe from?


Thank's As Always

Jewelry & Gemstones discussion


Collectibles & Art discussion

Hi hope someone can help ID age style, technique?  any info is appreciated, I want to list it so any idea of how you would title the auction would be appreciated.  There was a TV guide from 1958 in it so I know its at least that old. Thanks! 



Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Not signed. About 10 1/2" x 23". 100_8973.JPG100_8974.JPG100_8975.JPG

Antiques discussion

Feb 4, 2016 7:14:35 AM PT

Help ID antique print


Collectibles & Art discussion

I had to draw it as my camera cannot get a clear enough picture, it could be upside down...huge multi fasceted stone surrounded by black cut stones, they could be very dark blue, if I can get my hands on a flashlight I can possibly light them up, I'll get back with that, Thanks, V76IMG_5956.JPGIMG_5957.JPG

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Feb 5, 2016 11:57:48 AM PT

Screw back earring ident

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Needle Arts & Vintage Textiles discussion

IMG_5958.JPGIMG_5959.JPGGood looking buckle, what kind of stone? Would it be considered semi-precious?  Thank You for looking, V76

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Feb 5, 2016 11:51:41 AM PT

Stone in buckle?

I realize things happen but what do I do?






Arrived at Post Office

Jan-27-16, 05:31 AM, CAMARILLO, CA 93010

Departed USPS Facility

Jan-26-16, 22:28 PM, GOLETA, CA 93199

Arrived at USPS Origin Facility

Jan-26-16, 12:50 PM, GOLETA, CA 93199

Accepted at USPS Origin Sort Facility

Jan-26-16, 11:35 AM, ONTARIO, CA 91761


The sale date was 1/22, I wrote to seller and they sent me the tracking number.

I already had that and it shows stuck in CA. I emailed usps and called them.

I have waited on hold forever and got no response from email.

I wrote to the seller again requesting a refund so I may order item again from somewhere else

and I have not heard from them. I opened a case at the resolution center but would like my part sooner because I need it.

What else can I do?

Is it a scam?

The seller has good reviews...

Thank you


Shipping & Returns question

Feb 4, 2016 10:19:07 AM PT

My package is stuck in CA

I know this is probably a long shot, but I was wondering if anyone had seen this hallmark before.  At least I think its a hallmark, Im really not even sure about that.  Its teeny tiny little script on the ring, and another tiny touchmark on the bale that may be the makers intitials, looks a bit like a CV?

 It tests for 12 kt gold but Id feel a lot more comfortable if I could just figure out what the word says.


ive seen a few otehr vintage lucky 13 charms taht were similar, from Italy and France.  This doesnt look like anything I canfind from those places, tho.


Thanks for taking a look!


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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

I am learning so much about different types of agate, are the elongated cylinders agate? I think there is turquoise, jade too...red stone? This piece has so many different aspects, from a selling/buying standpoint, what should I zero in on as far as a good title description? it is unmarked which is add as it is really a beauty! V76IMG_6065.JPGIMG_6071.JPGIMG_6072.JPG

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Feb 6, 2016 8:57:27 AM PT

stones or some kind of...shell

Good Evening,  another pair of screw backs, the center piece is cut shell, it is surrounded by tiny little, somethings...pastel colored teardrops and dried, somethings. Is the only natural substance the shell? ( and tiny shells in front that are easily identifiable) These would be listed as shell earrings? That really doesn't sound appealing, shell and what? I have not listed much jewelry in the past, but I am enjoying all of the schooling immensely, as it usually happens, two other posters with questions had them answered very quickly, I of course happened to have similar pieces in my mystery pile, mysteries no more! Thank You again for your willingness to help and educate, V76IMG_6098.JPGIMG_6096.JPGIMG_6102.JPGIMG_6100.JPG

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Feb 6, 2016 3:39:56 PM PT

shell earrings detail

This is feeling like 50's, or later?IMG_6062.JPGIMG_6063.JPGIMG_6064.JPG

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Feb 6, 2016 3:45:22 PM PT

era of ring

Can anyone tell me about this necklace, I am curious about the beads, they look like beans, nuts or seeds or something organic, I find it very pretty and artisan looking.  Not sure what those beads are though.



Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

So, after almost a 3 year hiatus from costume jewelry, I got bit by the bug and am back buying and selling.  Sadly, so much has changed on Ebay boards and I no longer have the majority of my bookmarks.  It seems there use to be a very helpful link on identifying jewelry based on clasps or fobs.  Would anyone be kind enough to share?  Also, if my pics are done incorrectly please let me know


Second, I have this lovely set, it is really heavy & has tons of stones, and the back is beautiful as well.  No marking, but wondered if anyone recognized the back or the hook closure on the necklace.  Would appreciate any imput  Thanks!!! Becky


Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

We’re excited to announce more Seller Hub beta improvements addressing your feedback about navigation.


  1. Most links no longer open in new browser tabs.

  2. There's now a link at the top of every page in Seller Hub that takes you directly to the page where you can read your latest feedback. Just click your feedback score that appears in the username drop-down menu. Note: Clicking your username in this dropdown menu will continue to take you to your profile page.


  3. Marketing drop-down menu (only for sellers subscribed to an eBay Store):


  4. Performance drop-down menu:


  5. Link to Cases in the Orders drop-down menu, which takes you to the Resolution Center


  6. Link to Inventory in the Listings drop-down menu (only for sellers subscribed to Selling Manager Pro):


We hope these changes make it easier for you to get around Seller Hub. As always, we welcome your feedback – keep it coming!

Seller Hub discussion

Trying to identify the location & buildings in this photo. I believe taken in late 1930s-1940s.

Based on source, I believe most likely Florida or California area. 


Building in front has large owl figures & shell architectural detail between large center square pane windows.

So, I am assuming it is a school or library building. The arched windows makes me think it has a church affiliation.


Building in background has unusual uneven stepped tall corner tower.

I know I have seen this building before but can not remember/place it.


Thanks for any help.


Antiques discussion

Feb 5, 2016 8:34:35 AM PT

Help identify Photo Location

Below are some items I could really use help identifying... I love learning about this stuff Smiley Happy


Thank you in advance!



Item 1 - Salad Server?

Item 2 - Pink Plate (small)?

Item 3 - Red Glass Compote with Lid - 3 Beaded Top?

Item 4 - Amberina Moons and Stars Banana Boat? Other banana boats don't have a pedestal like this one does... ANy ideas?

Item 5 - Scrolled beaded stem wine glass - light green (maybe vaseline)

Item 6 - Swirl small glass bowls - super light tint - uneven edges

Item 7 - Yellow Amber Sherbet Cups - Can't figure out the maker of these. No marks on the bottom or anywhere

Item 8 - Sadler Teapot - I've looked online in many places and can't find it... any ideas?

Item 9 - Clear glass plate - bubbles on it, no markings... Not KIG...




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Item 5





Item 6




Item 7




Item 8





Item 9



Depression/40s-50s-60s Glass

Feb 5, 2016 5:02:57 PM PT

ID Help Please...

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Feb 5, 2016 9:08:46 PM PT




Today we visit Georgia, a peach of a state.



New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

How to list this piece?  Glass "globe" is about 7.5" tall, brass base and top.  Clear glass with opalescent swirls.  Made to hand from the ceiling.  Is it Victorian?  Newer?  Looking for any specific information regarding age and description.  Thanks in advance.





Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

This belonged to my great aunt. I found this engraving in a horticultural magazine from 1865. This advert was for a spice that was meant to put on cattle food. Its about 2 1/2" long and 1" wide. Any idea on a value so I can list it on ebay? Thanks for the help. 



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Collectibles & Art discussion

Hello everyone,

I recently sold my used iPhone on ebay. The phone was in good shape and ALL working parts. After 4 days of auction process, the phone got sold. I ship it to this buyer diligently and after three days he tells me that the phone is broken.


He also went on to say that he had gone to a local "business" and they said "it isn't even worth fixing". He is demanding an immediate refund. 


I am confused. Is this a scam or a possible exploitation of the protection program? 

Any thoughts on what went wrong? I am not saying that only my argument is valid but I find this upsetting. 





The Front Porch discussion

Feb 6, 2016 2:52:24 PM PT

Abuse of buyer protection policy

Good Morning:


I found this at a local TS and no one there knew what it is used for.  It measures 10.25" long, metal part 5.5".  It is not sharp. Any ideas what it is called and what it is used for?


TIA - Sue


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Vintage discussion

Feb 5, 2016 6:44:15 AM PT

Kitchen Tool What is it ?

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I have tried various titles, descriptions, including product details by eBay, different phrasing for condition and nothing works. This is very frustrating. I have sold so many things on this sight and am just today having so many issues.


Selling question

Looking for info on Franklin pottery tiles. Are these old, of the old Franklin Pottery company? They are hand-painted and signed. It looks like someone wrote over part of one of the signatures.

They measure about 4 1/4" to a side. They have "Franklin" molded on the back.

Any help is appreciated!

Thank you!



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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Hi everyone,, I found these at an estate sale, did not know the maker, they didn't either.  Had them marked as opalescent  glass candlesticks.  I just found them attractive to me so I bought them for $8.00.  Searched for 2 days and finally found a few that I think match.  1 said Boston and Sandwich and the other said New England Glass circa 1850.  Can some help me with a positive ID, if so is this flint glass, and what color would you call this.  9 1/8" tall and 3 7/8" across the base. They have some rough edges but no cracks.

Any help is always appreciated.









Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

I have this tussie mussie posy holder marked on the bottom and would appreciate any help I can get with who made it.  Thanks, CarolynHeart



Also I need help with this Cameo, is it shell, I can see thru it and it is very cold and convex.



Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Feb 6, 2016 10:39:53 AM PT

Who is HM with a crown symbol?

Measures about 2" by 2 1/2" It has an 8 point star center cut stone. Thanks for looking!





Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

This thing is drop dead gorgeous and in superb condition. But I'm stumped as to the age it might be. The primitive pin says old, but the riveted construction, I don't know. It's heavy, it's pretty clean - just a couple of small discolored spots, and the stones are fab. I don't think the clasp ever had more than what's there - no sign of anything else having been attached, and the way the hinge is made looks old, it's just the sides of the bar folded up. What say you all?


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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Feb 6, 2016 12:30:26 AM PT

Anybody know how old this brooch might be?





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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group


I have a pair of these - maybe decanters? I'm trying to determine if the AR mark is Augustus Rex (which would make these quite old) or a fake mark. Each piece is 13" in height, they are handpainted rather than decals.

Any information appreciated.




Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Feb 5, 2016 3:30:31 PM PT

Porcelain AR Mark Augustus Rex mark?

Could anyone please help identify this painting and possibly the artist? Any help would be greatly appreciated. The painting is oil on canvas and the size is about 14” x 18” H.003.JPG027.JPG

Product Discussions discussion

Feb 5, 2016 11:56:23 AM PT

ID of Artist and Painting

Hello, can you tell me your opinion on this Francie?  She came to me nude, and I dressed her in this Hair Happenins dress.  Also, she came on a non TNT body, though that doesn't necessarily mean anything Smiley Happy


I thought she was a Hair Happenin doll (head, at least), but her coloring is so much better than any and the hair style is different, too.  The hair doesn't LOOK like it has been cut, but maybe it has.  I was thinking maybe she was a TNT doll that lost most of its curl?  


Thanks so much for looking, and for any infoSmiley Happy







Barbie Collectors discussion

Found this doll today at an estate sale - and I can tell the last name is Rubert, but the 1st name looks like Pawa? (lol) to me! Googling Rubert doll brings up Donna Rupert dolls, but the signatures I can find don't look like mine + most of her dolls - that I saw - were life-like baby dolls.

Can someone tell me who made this doll? If it has a name?

I appreciate any help









Collectibles & Art discussion

Hiya, I have a fine painted glass goblet with gold and gorgeous little flowers. Does anyone know where it might be from or the maker please. Also it appears to have been made in 2 parts and fused with a brass pin or screw. Thanks for any help.

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Collectibles & Art discussion

Just wondering how or why a Lang Rooster wall calendar from 2013 could sell for over $900.  I have several of these calendars from past years that I have listed recently most for under $10  that are not selling. I did a search of SOLD similar items and just came across one that someone sold for over $900!  I have one just like it that I haven't listed yet.  What do you think is the deal here?  It makes no sense to me. The attached photo is one I have had listed from another year that is representative of the type I am referring to.  Could this be some type of a test listing?

Selling discussion

Does anyone know if the block buyer system works ?
Some joker 2000 miles away did a buy it now on a $2000 pick up only item.
Wont return my messages , sent me one message making crazy demands blaaa blaaa blaaaa , he already left me positive feedback with a request/demand in the feedback , lol

I just wanna block him from ever bidding on any of my items again

The buyers on ebay keep getting bolder and more ignorant.
Ohh yeah he has 0 feedback too , haha and a member since 2014
Does ebay inform you when someone on the list tried to bid?
The thing with separating buyer names with a , and then a space is kinda weird so if you put the , after the space it might not work
And the blocked buyer exemption list doesn't make much sense to me.

(The only good thing is the NRA commercials , hillary is hitlerly on gun ownership)

Selling discussion

Feb 6, 2016 12:50:20 PM PT

block buyer, xxxxx, xxxxx,

I've sold several small weight item in the last few days. The packages average 2-3 ounces. The buyer is charged $2.54 for shipping but when I as the seller go to print of the label is charges me $2.60. Plus, I have to pay 9% commission on top of that. What's going on here? Is anyone else having this issue?

Shipping & Returns discussion

I sold an item and it was packed well, buyer even commented but still got broken in transit. The buyer is requesting I refund them.


I put insurance on the item for when it was sent.  The buyer sent photos of the broken item so I don't doubt it.


BUT they don't want to go deal with Australia Post and have already thrown the item out and the rubbish collection has happened the very next day. Seems weird that they don't want to claim and then threw it out immediately, the night they contacted me.


They have requested I do the "honourable thing" and give them a refund..... has anyone else had this?  I know I want to say "Sure, send it back to me" but as far as I am concerned it was insured so they should present the item at the Post Office.


I am inclined to tell them to go jump but I must be getting more pleasant in my old age..... or trying.

Selling discussion

Hi All,


I had a book arrive in the mail obviously bent by the post office (first time ever).  I opened a case using item arrived damaged.  Also sent an email with pictures showing the seller the condition, telling him it wasn't his fault (probably) and he might want to use the pictures to open a case with the post office.


He just refunded my money and I emailed him back saying I'd leave positive feedback for him.  But, the transaction has disappeared from my purchase history page.  Is there any way I can leave him the positive feedback?

Selling discussion


Feb 6, 2016 9:05:03 AM PT

Positive feedback after a return

i am sure this is not the first thread on this ,but i think there should be limit on how ebay allows one to snip  ,my case it gems ,an they allways seem to be the same ones doing it ,i know an have sniped a few times ,wait til last 10 sec ,an be on 1 click ,its thos that stay up late ,i know i have even stayed up late to see if they get sniped ,i just think ebay should have limit on it ,alot of time if i see someone bid one something i think well i dont want to be sniped so i dont snip others more time then none ,when someone just lives to snip it ticks me the win it for like 1.00 more then you bid ,just venting for the most part

Bidding & Buying discussion

Feb 6, 2016 10:59:38 AM PT













Selling discussion



Today somebody bought a volume set of audio books from me for £30.00 with free P&P. I have had these Audio CDs for sometime. They were given to me as a from a shopping channel but I barely touched them and only ever listened to a couple of the CDs once. Well as I was packaging them I checked the CDs just to be sure they were all in place as I did look before but didn't notice until today that the CD of Volume 1 is a duplicate of Volume 3. So there is no Volume 1 but I always assumed there was. I feel absolutely terrible and I shouldn't have assumed. I am letting the buyer know about this obviously to ask if they still want thte items. But should I also offer a partial refund?


Thanks in advance

Selling discussion

Feb 5, 2016 8:15:24 AM PT

Messed things up

I'm wondering in TaxAct, at what point I will come across Schedule C?


Do you go under "INCOME" and then select "BUSINESS INCOME OR LOSS"? Is that where Ebay sales go?



Selling discussion

Is there a way for a seller to keep others from seeing my purchases in my buyer feedback? I think it's a bit kreepy that ebay allows anyone to view what I've purchased in the last year and ebay does not allow sellers to set their buying feedback to "private". I don't understant the logic of this.

Bidding & Buying discussion

Feb 5, 2016 6:36:02 AM PT


I have 183 positive and ZERO neutral or negative purchases in 12+ years. Today I made an offer and immedeiately received a message that the seller is NOT accepting offers from me at this time. **bleep**? !

Seems like I have been blocked from this seller, any legit reasons why?

Thanks for your input.


Bidding & Buying question

Feb 5, 2016 10:37:52 AM PT

blocked from this seller

Priority Mail est. 2-3 day delivery time...

Mailed on 02-02

Scans Fri. 02-05: "Out For Delivery"

Snowstorm drops 12" on roads

Carrier's truck is involved in accident

Carrier sits w/ truck until it, and its contents, can be towed BACK to the P.O.

Mail SITS in vehicle on 02-05 Fri.

Mail is re-loaded into facility.

Carrier's job requires he/she:

1. Get a physical exam

2. Take a Safety Course

This means Carrier is OFF his route for about 5 days.

So, another Carrier or two must take the old mail, and, the new mail, for that route.

There may not be an extra Carrier.

So, 02-06, Sat., mail sits.

02-07, Sun. no delivery.

Maybe a delivery on 02-08 Mon.

At which point, HOPEFULLY, the 'out for delivery' scan will be UPDATED.

THIS was JUST RELAYED to me by my Postal Clerk.

There you go... 2-3 delivery took almost a WEEK.

This answers the: "Where is my package ? " question.

So, eBay will ASK the Buyer: was your item delivered in the estimated time ?

And Buyer might answer NO... a DEFECT on the Seller rating.

Buyer might even leave a comment of dissatisfaction on the Seller's Feedback.

The question exists:

What should the Seller have done to FIX this problem ?

Bidding & Buying discussion

Feb 5, 2016 1:31:30 PM PT

Package Scans "Out For Delivery"



Most of my items, if not all, will be at around 5 - 6 inches tall (12 inches max) and they will all weigh between 8 ounces or less to 2 pounds. In my case, it would be more cost effective for me to go with USPS First Class shipping (offering free shipping to customers) instead of Flat Rate shipping, correct?


I have since been informed that First Class has a maximum weight of 13 ounces. And Flat Rate is only cost effective when sending heavier items that 2 pounds. What other cost effective alternatives do I have? What do you guys use? What about International shipping?




Shipping & Returns discussion

Feb 5, 2016 6:36:13 PM PT

Cost effective shipping 8 Oz to 2 pounds

I made a seller an offer on a wallet. he countered and I accepted and paid.  24 hours later I get a full refund, no explanation. I contact seller who says that the wallet had peeling leather so he didn't want to sell it.  Fair enough, but immediately after sending my refund, seller relists it (with no mention of peeling leather) at the original price ($4.00 more than I paid). I rcontacted the seller but got no response.  I know I can leave negative FB and am probably well out of this transaction but it seems to me that the seller should be held accountable for his selling practices and tactics.  I thought there used to be a link to report problems with sellers but can no longer find it.

Bidding & Buying discussion

Feb 5, 2016 10:10:04 PM PT

Reporting a seller

Well that's what the auctioneer called it.  I don't know what it is and was hoping someone could help me out.   11 1/2 inches long, 5 1/4 at the widest point, stands about 4 inches high, legs are a little over an inch long,  the "tub" is about 2 1/2 inch deep.  Weighs 4 lb. 4 oz.    All metal.  I'll try to answer any questions.  Photos coming up

Collectibles & Art discussion

Feb 4, 2016 6:37:01 PM PT

Cast metal salesman sample victorian tub

I am considering selling handmade decoupage embellished bottles. Because of the weight and fragility, I am concerned that the shipping costs wil discourage buyers. Anybody have ideas?

Shipping & Returns discussion

Feb 4, 2016 7:00:13 AM PT

Shipping costs on fragile heavy items.

is it okay for a buyer to ask what my minimum price is for Buy-it-now listing with best offer option?

If so, I will reply.

If not, how should I reply?

Selling question

I signed up as a seller recently, I sold one item and I am not planning on selling again for now. I was charged a few for the item I sold but I just received an invoice for $30.57

Will I be charged every month even when I sell nothing?????

Starting an eBay Business question

Feb 4, 2016 6:20:50 AM PT

Invoices and charges

I was asked a question about my item and I responded.  There was a box to check to include the Q&A on the item's page, but it was greyed out for me.  How do I include it as it is relevant information.  It is an auction item with about 13 hours left.

Selling question

I just realized that I have a 'late shipment' report for an item I sold in November. The reason for shipping late was because the buyer messaged me and asked me to wait a week before sending it to her due to her going out of town. I waited as she asked so yes, it was shipped late. However, now that message is no longer available for me to retrieve. Are we suppose to deny the buyer that option to hold off shipping if they ask in order to not get a 'late shipment' report against us!?

Shipping & Returns question

Feb 5, 2016 7:51:10 AM PT

Late shipment report unfair

Looking through my Indian Cents, I just notice one of them - 1864 bronze - has die rotation of about 100 degrees or so (slightly more than 90).  Grade is no better than good, so it's a pretty low value coin to start with.


My eBay search on Indian Cent Die Rotation turned up only one example, and I couldn't really tell from that one whether there is a premium for this kind of error.


Searching elsewhere I turned up some vague-ish comments on there being collectors for this error, but no real examples of sales.


Just curious if anyone else has knowledge on this topic (haha! Yeah, I want all that free research!).  I recently sold an 1816 cent with about the same degree of rotation, and it didn't look like it earned much of a premium above what the coin would have sold for in the grade it was in.





Coins & Paper Money discussion

Hi, Someone is asking for the serial number for  the computer I am selling. Is that normal and safe? I thought you weren't suppose to give that out, but I have no idea. Thanks in advance.

Selling question

Feb 4, 2016 11:32:05 AM PT

Someone is asking for the serial number

On Jan 17th I sold an item and when buyer didn't pay, I opened a UPI and finally heard from buyer.  She wanted me to wait until Feb 1st for payment and I agreed.  She finally paid on feb 3rd and case was closed.  Then she decided she didn't want the item because in her haste to win the auction, she didn't read my description.  The item was listed as used and a couple pieces are missing, she doesn't want the item because it is not new.  I tried to cancel the transaction, but every time I try, it says I can't because there is a case open.  The case was closed 24 hours ago.  I can't ship it because she doesn't want it.  What can I do now?

Selling question

Feb 4, 2016 10:07:13 PM PT

Can't cancel an order

Is there a way to print all of my packing slips every day at once?  Love doing this with my shipping labels!  Appreciate your feedback.

Seller Hub discussion

Purchased a cell phone, heard nothing from seller for 2 full days. Contacted seller, they stated "handling" takes 2 days and it would ship the next day. 5 days after the sale date it was listed as shipped, but no tracking number provided. It has now been a full 2 weeks from date of sale, and I still don't have the item. I did contact seller 3 days ago through eBay, but no response. At what point do give up on receiving the item and move forward with opening a case?

Bidding & Buying question

my husband bought a truck paid down payment and want to go get the truck, the seller will not give his address or phone #

Is that not strange?  How long before he can report this?


Shipping & Returns question

Feb 3, 2016 8:22:05 PM PT

vehicle seller not communicating

A buyer recently gave me negative feedback (without contacting me first, of course) saying that she "had" to leave it because the item was worn.  I told her that it would have been good for her to contact me first and I would have worked with her on it.  So long story short I ended up refunding the money without having her return it because it would not have been cost effective.  So then I looked at her feedback history and she has given 10 negatives and 5 neutrals in the last year to other sellers.  Obviously a scammer.  So I reported her to ebay (no high hopes for anything to happen there), but I am wondering if I may leave her feedback as "Buyer has left 10 negative feedbacks for sellers in 1 year."  Will ebay pull it or would I get in trouble for it?

Selling question

Feb 5, 2016 5:52:09 PM PT

May I Leave Honest Feedback for Buyer?

I sold a tanzanite and diamond bracelet to an international customer on November 3rd.  couple days ago I received email that the bracelet just snapped.  Since it's been couple months ago, I offered to eitehr pay customer $20.00 to fix it (sterling silver) or if cusomer pay me $40.00 I will send a brand new, identical bracelet which sold for $150.00, postage paid as a cutersy.  The cost for shipping this bracelet was over twelth dollars.  She then come back to me and said that the repair cost her $43.87 and she wants me to pay for it.  do I obligate to pay for this repair especially I don't know how it "snapped" without seeing the broking pieces.  I sold many of these braces and never once hearing that it was "snapped"  besides it is now more than two months or almost three months.


They could potentially give me a negative feedback on something I have no control over for this long period of time.  How should I handle this sittuation?  Thank you

Shipping & Returns question

14 days is the general policy, am I correct in that?  So if a buyer wants a refund for something they purchased over 30 days ago, what do I tell them?



Shipping & Returns question

I purchased a Morgan which was listed as from a gentleman from Ohio.  I instantly paid via PayPal .A few minutes later ebay sent me a notice that the seller is using a fraudulent address.  Two weeks later I received the coin from China which tested a phony.  Ebay does not recognize the item number as they cancelled the sale after the fact.  I am unable to file a claim because ebay does not recognize the item number they cancelled.  Is is possible to speak to a toll-free ebay represenative to get my money back.  I can't return the item because the Chinese seller did not include an address. Even if I got an address the seller could claim he did not receive it.  My profile states that i do not deal with Asia.   How can I take advantage of the "money back guarantee?"  HELP!!!  item# 252244969925

Coins & Paper Money discussion

Feb 4, 2016 1:49:22 PM PT

Chinese fake Morgan

I'm  a new seller, I sold my first item. But the buyer won the item on January 30th. I send an invoice and then try to contact to ask if I help with more days for payment. What I do now? Thanks 

Payments question