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Hello, I have another piece of crystal hobnail that I need some help with. I purchased this at the same time I got a Hobbs Hobnail Decanter which was identified for me here. However, from that same lot I got a couple of Anchor Hocking Hobnail pieces that were recently ID'd.


This heart shaped dish appears to be much better quality than the Anchor Hocking. It measures about 6 x 6 x 1 3/4 inches deep. The hobnails, while on the pointy side, aren't as pointy as the AH. And on the bottom they seem rounder, I'm pretty sure ot Fenton either. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.







Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion


Getting Started question

Mar 26, 2015 5:06:24 PM PT


Please help id this water container that measures 5" tall, 8" square and 6 3/4" across the rim. It has a water level mark on the side. Is this a refridgerator bottle and what type of cover belongs on the top. Thank you in advance. P1012170.JPGP1012171.JPGP1012172.JPGP1012173.JPG

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Trying to ID this dome covered butter.  Entire piece is about 5 1/2" tall, plate 7" diameter.

My reasoning on Duncan Miller is the rayed bottom looks identical to some positively

identified pieces.  Thick glass. Thanks for any help.  SANY1342.JPGSANY1341.JPG

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

I found these 2 glasses but cannot find an ID on them, they are 4 inches tall. The foot has a little scallop desing with the pattern on the underside

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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Mar 27, 2015 11:04:26 AM PT

2 depression glasses I need help with IDs



Good morning/afternoon everyone.



New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!



Selling discussion

Mar 24, 2015 8:52:28 PM PT

and the listing problems continue...

I'm thinking this is an artisan piece but I thought maybe someone here may recognize the mark, as my searches are getting me nowhere.

The only mark is this, which I think MAY be Kc or maybe Ko in a slanted style, but those are guesses.

It tests as sterling but no sterling marks.

Any ideas as to who may have made this ?

TIA. :smileyhappy:




Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group



Good morning everyone.



New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

The package at the bottom left is the trembler. The mark doesn't quite look like the same "LC" mark I've found, and can't find another mark like it, with the "C" inside the "L." Any help appreciated. Thank youl.




Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Just Received a message from ebay titled "Spring Seller Update, new FedEx One Rate labels, cash in on Mother’s Day, more." Which includes the following:


Earlier this month we announced our 2015Spring Seller Update. Changes—coming in May—include updates to eBay's fees and features—including unlimited free listings for auction-style sales** and adjustments to monthly free listing†allocations and insertion fees. And, coming in June, sellers will see the required use of product identifiers for new items in select categories.



On first read this seems to say that they've changed the Spring 2015 Sellers Update to specify unlimited free listings for auctions - Great!  However, if you drill down through the various links it still points to the new fee schedule chart included in the original Spring 2015 Sellers Update. Presumably, what this new message is referring to is the refunding of auction listing fees if your item sells at auction, but that is not what thist message actually/literally says. 



2015 Spring Seller Update discussion

Mar 24, 2015 6:38:56 PM PT

Confusing Spring 2015 Seller Update

 :cathappy:My question came to light while having a conversation with another jool lover.


I am just curious, as to why there is no photo or mention of the Avon Ming Green Adjustable lariat style necklace  on the D&E Educational site


Surely one would think somewhere along the line a photo would have been sent in to the  website? or perhaps I am just missing it?


Just curious ..that`s all. I know I`ve sold several over the past years both before & after learning it was a D&E design


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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Mar 25, 2015 1:44:53 PM PT

I Kinda Have a D&E Question

I found his name and the fact that he is German, date of birth, etc.  Anything else I do not know.  Would this be a KPM painting? Any additional information would be appreciated. 





Antiques and Research

Another Payment Bug – Contacted by 3 buyers who can’t pay:

In the last 5 days I have been contacted by three different buyers saying they were having trouble paying on either an accepted counteroffer or 2nd Chance Offers. A few mintues later they were all able to pay, without changing anything; but they still had a moment when they weren't allowed to pay.

Here is what they said:

  • I accepted your offer but eBay is saying that I need to contact you first for shipping before I can pay? (Buyer accepted a counteroffer on a Buy It Now item [Screen Print Attached])aeBayPaymentbug - smudge.jpg


  • Won't let me buy it for some reason. Keeps saying I have to change address or you have to change the shipping ???? (Buyer accepted a 2nd Chance Offer on a Auction)


  • It says I need to get a shipping estimate price for these buy it now auctions. (Buyer tired to accepted two different 2nd Chance Offers on Auctions)

I’ve been selling for over 15 years on eBay and now, out of the blue, I have gotten 3 messages from buyers about this weird error.

I have contacted ECS, but wanted to share this.  If you have had similar messages from buyers please share.

Bruce “ImaPaqRat” Fisher
Remember: People don't stop playing because they grow old; they grow old because the stop playing!  So, NEVER STOP PLAYING!

Payments discussion

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I don't have the slightest idea!   Jasper?    TYVM

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Mar 26, 2015 2:43:53 PM PT

Anyone recognize this funky orange stone?

I can't make out a third letter on this label. I already tried many combinations, but can't come up with name of this dress maker. Maybe someone could help me. Thanks!




Fashion discussion

Mar 25, 2015 6:36:18 PM PT

Please, help reading label on a dress

I noticed something very strange about deleted browser cache and ebay fonts today.

I thought it was my template but then see the same behavior on other listings that just have plain text as well, so it appears to be an ebay issue.


So if you delete your browser history/cache, and then go to this page (just a simple example listing I found):



You'll notice the default ebay font is small/hard to read:


Then reload the page and the font gets bigger/more readable:



I'm using a linux os so I suppose it could just be a bug with my system (haven't had a chance to try a windows box).

So currious if anyone else wants to test it?


Seems like a bad bug - not helping coversions if every time a user hits your listings the fonts are too small.


Selling discussion

Mar 25, 2015 11:35:47 PM PT

Odd ebay font bug! Anyone else see this?

I cannot tell what type animal it is. It does not seem to be a dog or a bear.

The ear tag seems correct. The arms and legs are limp. The tag says Lumpi. When I search Lumpi, it is almost always a dog that looks much different than this animal. Any help or comments or ideas will be greatly appreciated.P3240027.JPGP3240026.JPGP3240025.JPGP3240024.JPG

Toys & Hobbies discussion

Mar 24, 2015 2:54:13 PM PT

Could this be a real Steiff?

Anyone recognize the maker of these “Small” Pottery Fish & Shell?

Fish are about 2 ½” long, shell is 3”.

Shell has USA under glaze.

All appear to be older and good quality glaze.



Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion



Yes, indeedy ~ big dogs are wonderful!  Good morning, NTEers.....

New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

They are not clear like the beads on the necklace I posted here last week; they have milky streaks. They are very cold and heavy.



Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Mar 26, 2015 1:42:54 PM PT

Are these earrings rose quartz?

Trying to get the age and other listing advise for these two pieces.  The first one is 1 5/8" long and has a silver metal around a carved plastic material.  It has an older I assume simple closure on the back.  Any help with age and keywords for listing.  The only mark is Czechoslovakia on inside of rim of metal.


TIA, Bryan









Jewelry & Gemstones discussion

Is this a Erich Paulsen painting? I triend to look up the artist by the Paulsen signature & came across Erich. My painting has the bright colors & somewhat of a palette painting technique up close. But to really tell I tried to compare signatures. The ones I found I had to blow up photos of his work & while his earlier ones had his first name, the P in both signatures has that flamboyant flare to it.

Is this a Erich Paulsen & if not any idea who painted it?

I appreciate any help.








Collectibles & Art discussion

Mar 25, 2015 5:10:45 PM PT


I inherited this part in a box labeled "1990 Chevy pickup full size differential". It is stamped "0749". There are several bearings and other hardware with it. The differential looks unused. I have little knowledge regarding auto parts, so I'm trying to figure out how to sell it. Is it OEM? What vehicles will it fit. Is it complete? Thanks for any help and guidance you can offer.


Motors discussion

Mar 26, 2015 12:41:44 PM PT

Identify GM differential gear kit

Does any one know what pattern is depicted on this Ansley cut and saucer.  Any information would be helpful such as the type of flower.  Is the raised pattern in the porcelain considered to be "embossed"?  Thank you so much in advance for your time...Geekiegallery.jpg

Collectibles & Art discussion

Mar 24, 2015 3:07:57 PM PT

Pattern on Ansley Cup & Saucer



Has anyone seen this pattern? Flute stands 10 3/8 inches tall. Thanks for help! 

Collectibles & Art discussion

I cannot make out who made this painting. Any Ideas on who the artist is? Painting Name? Any Help is Much AppreciatedDSC08876.JPGDSC08877.JPG

Collectibles & Art discussion

Mar 26, 2015 9:34:21 AM PT

Anybody Know this Artist?

Hello all! Can anyone identify the artist of this copper clad bear statue? Any assistance would be greatly appreciated! Thank you! David.






Collectibles & Art discussion

Mar 25, 2015 6:47:09 PM PT

copper clad bear statue

Please help with Identification on this crystal champagne glass. Thanks!  





Collectibles & Art discussion


Persian And all types of Carpets

Mar 26, 2015 4:57:09 AM PT

Help Id origin Of hand Made Persian? carpet

Can anyone tell me if this is a Lionel Lamppost or is it another maker? It is 12 5/8" tall. Does that indicate a scale? Any information you can provide is greatly appreciated.P3240043 - Copy.JPGP3240045 - Copy.JPGP3240046b - Copy.JPG

Toys & Hobbies discussion

Mar 25, 2015 7:19:25 PM PT

Is this a Lionel lamppost?

Don't usually ask, but I'm at a loss on this one, Anyone know this signature? Appreciate any & all help. abstrac2.JPG

Collectibles & Art discussion



oil on canvas, 40" x 30"

Selling question

Mar 27, 2015 8:21:49 AM PT


Hey, thanks for looking!


I think I had some matching pieces to this once upon a time that were part of a refridgerator set, but that was years ago and I'm not that sure.


Ring any bells?  :smileyhappy:



Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion


Collectibles & Art discussion

Help me please, to identify this vase. It is 11 1/2" tall, base is 4 1/2", upper diameter about 7". If it's clay, it's very hard, it rings almost like glass. The bottom portion (brown part) is crazed. The base looks painted almost. I fear it's a recent import but something about it said better to me. Maybe I got suckered, but I'dlike to know what I've got if anyone can help.GreenBrownVase (2).JPGGreenBrownVase (1).JPG

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Can anyone help me ID this 9 1/2' vase?



Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Mar 26, 2015 9:29:15 AM PT

art pottery vase - help to id please...

I didn't think this would be difficult to find but I am still at a loss after searching the web. Hoping you guys can help...

What are the loops for on this Lululemon top? There are five loops on both sides of the waist. What is this used for?

Also the interior has words printed on it like "love" "breathe deeply" and other positive quotes.

I can't find anything similar to it on ebay or the web to identify the type of bra or the style name. Any help is appreciated!



Fashion discussion

Mar 26, 2015 12:36:45 PM PT

Help with lululemon athletica top

Glass 2 Tier Server or Tidbit Tray. Need help identifying pattern.
Bottom Plate is 8” diameter and Top Plate is 5 ½”. 9” tall overall
Does anyone recognize this Glass pattern?
So far I haven’t found a similar pattern on eBay.
Glass is good quality and heavy.
No marks.
Silver toned separation and handle.
Any help appreciated.
Posted earlier but not replies so I’m not sure it showed properly as I had trouble listing first time.



Depression/40s-50s-60s Glass

I've had this vase for years and just found out what I have.  When inspecting it through a loupe, I noticed a hair line in one of the blobs.  I ran my fingers over it and the surface is smooth as ever with absolutely no indications of the slightest crack.  Turns out, I think it's an actual HAIR line, hahahaha!!!  In the close up pictures, you can see the tiny little bubbles surrounding what I think is a lock of hair.  Did I get a bonus in this vase with a lock of Wayne Husted's hair?  :smileyhappy:


Robin Bodiford


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The Blenko Mark (Sorry, this was hard to get, so I hope you can see it.)

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The "Hair" Line

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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Help with ID on this Doll.  She has a Rubber Head with Sleeping Eyes and stands 18 inches tall. Thanks! 









Toys & Hobbies discussion

I returned item in 03/2015 tracking number is 9400109699938296783437  i still have not recieved my refund and all it keeps doing is saying put in tracking info i do and it says invalid number thjis is getting old trying to get my money back the item was loaded with black marker stains on arms what seems to be the hold upjewerly lot 001.JPG

Shipping & Returns question

I got 24 comic posters - still in their original plastic sleeves - from the 1980's & 1990's. They include some rare posters (including the complete set with both DC & NARVEL's 'Heros & Villians' posters) & what I believe is a very rare one - it is Art Thibert's promotional poster for the NIGHTWING series that never was - it was canceled when Thibert left DC comics and went to work for MARVEL.

I found one other example; selling with the original artwork for $4,000, but no other examples. How do I find out what it is worth and what the other ones are worth?

Also, 2 of the rare ones - The Wolverine vs The Hulk & another, are stuck together in one spot - even though they were in their original sleeve. How do I unstick them? Steam? Goo Be Gone?

Thanks, I appreciate any help with this.

PS - Here are the ones I have - all in their original plastic sleeves: Now where do I find out their values?


Comic Art Posters are by Marvel Press & O.S.P. Publishing & Include:
1992 IRON MAN #105 - Art by Bob Layton and Kathryn Bolinger
1993 DEADPOOL poster #143 - Pencils by Joe Madureira, Inks by Mark Farmer, Color by Tom Smith
1992 X-MEN GROUNDED #108
BATMAN - No Info
1993 DEATH'S HEAD II & TUCK - X-MEN #134









Collectibles & Art discussion

Wanted to try here also. Someone has guessed possibly Argentina on my other thread.


I know the marks mean sterling and 18k but does the actual mark give a clue as to the maker? 



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Jewelry & Gemstones discussion



I am back again with another question.  I recently purchase this great badge or medal.  It is two pieces with a (blank) name area at the top.  The main badge is connected by chains.  It has 10 points and has the letters HHC in the center.  I have googled and googled but I dont find anything like this. 


Anyone have any ideas?  Is it military.


Thank you as always for your time.



Militaria Collectors

Can anyone offer any information on this encased trinket dish? Any idea what the bowl is made of or what the markings on the bottom mean? The rim measures 4.25" diameter. Is there any better way to describe it? Thanks!




Collectibles & Art discussion

This fur shaw has been kept in this red Borghese box (last picture) for probably a very long time, so it's faired exceptionally well and is still very soft and quite silky, especially for its age.  It's made from Raccoon.  I'm finding a little bit of information on a well known furrier in Newark, A. Hollander & Sons, formed in 1889.  I believe this might be from them.  However, I'm finding so little informaiton that I'd like opinions.  I read that they became extremely popular by making cheap furs look expensive; hence, the raccoon.


I know this may sound like a dumb question (everything is collectible, I guess) but is this a good historical collectible item?  I don't know that anyone would want to actually wear it ... well maybe.  :smileyhappy:


Thanks in advance for all of your kind input!


Sincerely, Robin


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Antiques discussion

Mar 25, 2015 6:06:26 PM PT

Antique Fur Shaw, A. Hollander and Sons?

Necklace from estate sale- VERY large & chunky!

Looks like wood grain, when I clink it together,it sounds like dominoes, heavier than typical plastic, but painted pink over what looks like a cream base...

Opinions on the material?

I've read so much on different materials that it's all running together.



































Antique & Vintage Jewelry by Design

Mar 24, 2015 8:23:41 PM PT

Wood? Plastic? Stone? Bone?



I was given a large collection of old kitchen items a few years back that included a lot of stemware I know nothing about.  Can anyone help identify the manufacturer or pattern name of this glass?  The bowl is very thin pressed and cut glass, the stem looks like it is cut to look like it does, and the base has a cut glass leaf pattern.  The glass measures just under 8" tall.


Thank you in advance for any help you can give!

Mrs. Marbleman

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Depression/40s-50s-60s Glass

Hello all! Can someone please tell me what material this necklace is compriised of? It is quite weighty! Any assistance would be greatly appreciated! Thank you! David.



Collectibles & Art discussion

Mar 25, 2015 7:08:49 PM PT

identify necklace

PARIS (AP) — The co-pilot of a Germanwings flight that slammed into an Alpine mountainside "intentionally" sent the plane into its doomed descent, a French prosecutor said Thursday.


Marseille prosecutor Brice Robin said the commander left the cockpit, presumably to go to the lavatory, and then was unable to regain access. In the meantime, he said, co-pilot Andreas Lubitz manually and "intentionally" set the plane on the descent that drove it into the mountainside in the southern French Alps.

It was the co-pilot's "intention to destroy this plane," Robin said.



The information was pulled from the black box cockpit voice recorder, but Robin said the co-pilot did not say a word after the commanding pilot left the cockpit.

"It was absolute silence in the cockpit," he said.


During the final minutes of the flight's descent, pounding could be heard on the door as alarms sounded, he said.


In the German town of Montabaur, acquaintances said Lubitz was in his late twenties and showed no signs of depression when they saw him last fall as he renewed his glider pilot's license.


"He was happy he had the job with Germanwings and he was doing well," said a member of the glider club, Peter Ruecker, who watched him learn to fly. "He gave off a good feeling."


Lubitz had obtained his glider pilot's license as a teenager, and was accepted as a Lufthansa pilot trainee after finishing a tough German college preparatory school, Ruecker said. He described Lubitz as a "rather quiet" but friendly young man.


The Airbus A320, on a flight from Barcelona to Duesseldorf, began to descend from cruising altitude after losing radio contact with ground control and slammed into the remote mountain on Tuesday morning, killing all 150 people on board.


Lufthansa has not identified the pilots but said the co-pilot joined Germanwings in September 2013, directly after training, and had flown 630 hours.


The captain had more than 6,000 hours of flying time and been a Germanwings pilot since May 2014, having previously flown for Lufthansa and Condor, Lufthansa said.



eBay Cafe discussion


I have been trying to find out information on this Kathe Kruse doll and so far haven't been able to find out very much information.


The doll has its original tag:  US Zone Germany; Am I correct in dating the doll 1945-1951?


The foot # is 930438


The body is made of material and the face is hard, but I don't know what it is made of.  Any suggestions?

unfortunately the face has fine crack lines.  What is the correct term for this type of damage?


Can you tell what type of hair this doll has?


Thank you so much for any help you can give me, I greatly appreciate it.


Dolls discussion

Mar 26, 2015 1:06:11 PM PT

Kathe Kruse Boy 14" Doll; Please Help ID

I picked up this leather briefcase at a garage sale, and their is no makers name on it.  It looks vintage,  but how do I know for sure?  I have googled untl I am blue in the face to find anything even close with no luck.  Any help I can get would be appreciated.  Also, should I clean it...or leave it?   How can I get some traffic to my listing if I am not eveb sure of its age, etc.  Thanks



Antiques and Research

Mar 26, 2015 9:01:37 PM PT

Hand Tooled Leather Briefcase...info needed

Wasn't there a certain glass company that put ridges in their pontil? It seems I remember reading or seeing that but I guess I'm having a senior moment! Tks Donna





Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

 The rim of this charger is wavy. Does anyone recognize the art work or the signature? Thank you in advance!IMG_7790.JPGIMG_7793.JPG

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

I do know that his first name is Luther but have no idea about his last name. Also how popular he is. I think this is a pastel or chalk but I do not know anything about art.











Collectibles & Art discussion

I got 24 comic posters - still in their original plastic sleeves, including one that I believe is very rare - 

it is Art Thibert's promotional poster for the NIGHTWING series that never was - it was canceled when Thibert left DC comics and went to work for MARVEL.

I found one other example; selling with the original artwork for $4,000, but no other examples. How do I find out what it & the others are worth? Does anyone here know it's value?

Thanks, I appreciate any help.










Toys & Hobbies discussion

 I am looking for information on this doll to list.   I know nothing about it. I recenlty inherited a storage locker that held my grandmother's belongings. I have inherited many dolls that belonged to her, my aunts and cousins. My grandmother has been gone since 1992 so this is a surprise.  I feel this may have belonged to my grandmother.   She came from a very wealthy family at the time and her father lavished her with gifts as she was the only daughter. My great Grandfather traveled around the world for business so this may possibly be from Europe.  The face is composite, paper mache like. Not composite really like one finds with dolls of the 30s.  The hands are a sort of rubber and have splits in them and some old stuffing is coming out. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you













Toys & Hobbies discussion

Mar 26, 2015 7:59:45 AM PT

antique doll Parisian looking

I have found two different examples of this lovely Carolee flower.  One describes it as an orchid and one as an iris.  What are your thoughts?  TIA



Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Mar 27, 2015 7:38:05 AM PT

Opinions Needed ... Iris or Orchid?

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I always come to this jewelry board when a piece stumps me. I'm not very experienced with Schiaparelli stuff, so I guess first things first, is it authentic? What age would this fall in to and are there any book references of this piece? What kind of stones are the aurora boreals cabochons or is there a special name? There is damage to 3 beads, how much will that hurt the value? I only have 5 halves of the beads, its missing 1 half a bead which is unfortunate. How difficult is it to find replacement beads? Any help is appreciated. 

Jewelry & Gemstones discussion

I got this necklace at the local Sunday flea market. I couldn't find my Simichrome so I've ordered another one. While I'm waiting does anyone have any info on this necklace? 

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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

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Is this glass made to look like cat's eye or is it something else?  

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What are the stones on this one?  I know those are not jelly bellies!!   Also, the back is not blackened so it's not  Japanned but is there a word for this back?  ,It almost looks like tarnished silver.  What are the piecrust looking settings?  Thanks  for all the help  


Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

It is 8-1/2" tall...Any help appreciated.IMG_3764.JPGIMG_3765.JPGIMG_3766.JPGIMG_3768.JPG

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

I have these 2 pieces that I purchased at different times. I thought they were both bases for a punch bowl. While photographing them, I started thinking that they may be the same pattern? I've looked through a book I have and online and can't figure it out. Any help will be greatly appreciated, Joanne


Punch Bowl Base?



Base or Vase?





Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Mar 27, 2015 4:00:23 AM PT

Glass - EAPG Pattern Help, please

**bleep**? I didn't even know I sold on half.com. Now I get a violation notice? WTH is this? They don't even explain the GD letter!  Can anyone decipher this drizzel? It reads;



Hello ,

We're pleased to have you as part of the eBay Community. However, your account was involved in the following activity that violated eBay and Half.com policy:


We understand that you may have been unaware of this Half.com policy, and we invite you to learn how to keep your experiences on Half.com pleasant and successful.

Thank you for your understanding.





Half.com discussion

Mar 27, 2015 11:57:42 AM PT

Violation Notice H9520 from Half.com to my

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This is the shriner's Mason symbol, right?   Belt buckle?   Maybe something for a sash?  Feminine, right?  I can't find another like it but I might be wrong about everything.  Do you recognize anything?    Thank you for any help

Antique & Vintage Jewelry by Design

Does anyone have any idea what this is? It's metal and measures about 3 3/4" long. It has a hinged lid. The estate sale dealer didn't know, but wondered if it might be snuff or tobacco related, as the estate had collections of both. There was also a pretty hefty military collection, and since I don't know what it is, I'm throwing that in there. 
Any and all help is appreciated!








Antiques and Research

I put this on the military board, but I though you all might have some ideas too.  I hope this isnt against the rules?


 I recently purchase this great badge or medal.  It is two pieces with a (blank) name area at the top.  The main badge is connected by chains.  It has 10 points and has the letters HHC in the center.  I have googled and googled but I dont find anything like this. 


Anyone have any ideas?  Is it military?IMG_8547.JPGIMG_8553.JPGIMG_8554.JPG


Thank you as always for your time.



Antiques and Research


Selling question

I picked these up at a flea market. I own several real Moreau table lamps, but they are in good condition compared to these and don't "feel" the same. I'm questionning whether these are true Moreaus, copies, or even from a kit. Here's why:


1. The metal is a dark gray and very smooth. Is this spelter?

2. I can't read the seals at the bottom of either sculpture.

3. The date 3-21-57 is written in red marker on the inside of each base.


Any opinions are greatly appreciated.







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Seal 2

Collectibles & Art discussion

Mar 27, 2015 8:09:21 AM PT

Are these real Moreau lamps?

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 I am trying to determine if this is worth repairing? 

lithograph of The Two Cousins. I have attached photos. I am thinking of getting it restored but have no idea what it’s worth. Am wondering if restoring will cost more than it’s worth. What about the frame? 


I see four things that need repair
1) It seems some water damage or lifting is happening in a small area on the boy cousin’s jacket. Its an area maybe 2” round. 
2) Along the right seam, near the frame is an area that is flaking. 
3) The frame has a chip out of it. There are other very minor paint chips, but very few and minor.
4) cleaning/brightening. 

Collectibles & Art discussion

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How do I describe this beauty?   I've never had anything quite like it.  No markings so I don't what direction to go and google didn't help.  TYVM

Antique & Vintage Jewelry by Design

Hello all!  I've searched through all of the lady figural pottery planter vases I can find.  I need help idenitfying her.  She is marked USA on the bottom and she stands a tad over 7 1/2" tall.  Thank you so much!


Lady USA Pottery Plant Vase, Front.jpg


Lady USA Pottery Plant Vase, Back.jpg


Lady USA Pottery Plant Vase, Mark.jpg

Antiques discussion

So we had a case opened against us for INR.  The end-user is in another country but the package itself was going from Tampa, FL to Miami FL.


The timeline from 2/19-2/20 shows the information below. The "official" status is in-transit, delayed.  But it shows delivered/left w/individual & nothing after.  Any idea how eBay would look at this?




Shipping & Returns discussion

Mar 27, 2015 6:35:39 AM PT

USPS in-transit, delayed

I have a buyer (who has already paid for an item) requesting that the item be delivered to the side door of his residence. Has anyone had a buyer request something like this? How can I ask USPS to deliver a package anywhere else but to the address stated on the shipping label?


I'd appreciate any shared experiences/thoughts. Thanks!

Selling discussion

Im writing because I have been on the phone to way to many support helpers that were no help, because they didn't understand what I was talking about.  My question is how do we stop sellers from listing Magazines being shipped Media Rate? They can not be shipped media rate. It is making it hard for others like myself that want to sell magazines but cant compete with sellers using a shipping rate that is not legal via USPS.  PLEASE look into what can be shipped MEDIA RATE, magazines are not one. Then tell me how its fair that they are getting away with it. 

Shipping & Returns discussion

Mar 25, 2015 2:46:20 PM PT

Magazines Shipped Media Rate

Unfortunately based on my experience eBay protection program is worthless, to be precise..
One month ago I purchased one item. I had a "luck" that seller provide false description of item. Tthis is something that I find out when I open box.
As this item was useless for me se agree that I will return the item back, and he will provide refund.

After he received item I only received partial refund, meaning that in this transaction I lost around 300$.. After few hours spent on eBay support finally I managed to open case, but in the end eBay decide in his favor with comment "Unfortunately, this item isn't eligible for eBay Money Back Guarantee."
In the end I had loss of around 400$ (with shipping cost back)  due sellers false item description and seller had loss of 0$.

This doesn't make any sense?! Who protect us from dishonest sellers? Does anybody had similar experience and what to do in this case?

Shipping & Returns discussion

Mar 25, 2015 11:27:58 AM PT

Dishonest seller - fake description

Getting Started question

This is happening right now and still not resolved!!


I have sent an $150 item with signature that shows it arrived and have been signed by the buyer. (Delivered Mar-09-15, 11:21 AM, AUSTIN, TX 78753) .The buyer STILL opened a INR case against me on March 20th, which is 5 days after the date USPS recorded delivered date.I have provided all those details in the case page on March 20th, and since the buyer didn't replied back to me. I have read somewhere on this forum that if the buyer do not reply or close the case after 30 days, I can do it myself to have it resolved in my favor. However, having $150 blocked on PayPal for a month isn't really something I am looking forward to have at the moment.


When calling Ebay to try to see if they could close the case for me, since I have all the hard evidence that this was delivered/signed for, they just told me to wait and that they cannot help me at this time, and that the buyer has to close the case, or escalate it to Ebay resolution center. Only that moment they said "there is a chance I can win this case in my favor". A chance ??? I have sent the item WITH tracking AND signature, and have all USPS proof of delivery and signature (which I paid extra for at the time of shipping). Now, not only I have my money put on hold on PayPal, but will also get a defect on my account because of this opened case, AND "may" have a chance to loose that case and see this scammer get refunded ?????


This super ridiculous, like class action lawsuit ridiculous. :catmad:


I do not know if it's allowed or not, but in case this helps other seller, the buyer Ebay name is "avgeneral" He is already blocked on my side.


Now doing the waiting game with this buyer, and see what will happen next.

Selling discussion

Recently I got a message from a buyer asking for a return


I accepted the return.  Even covering the return shipping.  Please bear in mind the buyer it was the buyer's mistake.  Nothing to do with the motherboard I was selling.


I just noticed a "Return Requests: items not as described" in my seller dashboard.  I called up eBay and asked why I am being punished?  Since the return was due to buyers fault.


eBay CS told the very fact the buyer had to return the item means I am I at fault.  It doesn't necessarily have to be "items not as described".  If the buyer requests a return for any reason, I will get a point in the "Return Requests: items not as described".


I asked the genuine to please read the message the buyer sent me.  It clearly stated he got the wrong item and apologized.  Still the genuine at eBay refused to removed the defect point in my seller dashboard.  He said there's nothing he can do.


Is this eBay logic??? 

Selling discussion

Mar 26, 2015 5:42:08 PM PT

Can someone please explain eBay's logic????

A buyer ordered a backpack for video equipment from us. I thought I measured the backpack as accurately as I could, but he says the measurements don't match the actual size. When I measured it, it's possible I included parts of the backpack that stuck out in the measurements, because I was thinking of shipping and the size box that would be needed. It's also possible I may have measured wrong, but it's been so long, I just don't remember for sure. It went unsold for a long time and I just kept re-listing it.


So I'm thinking I have no choice but to refund him. The backpack was $175 and it was so huge, with shipping added, it came to a total of $207.18. That's a lot to eat, so I'm thinking I should ask him to ship it back so we can try to re-sell it, but I doubt he'll be happy to pay for return shipping. How is this situation normally handled?


Should I refund him the shipping costs through PayPal, and tell him I'll refund the rest when it gets back to us? Or is that considered wrong? Should I refund the whole thing and hope he sends it back?

Selling discussion

Today I picked up a French soft paste porcelain figurine by Vion Baury.  I would like to give it a gentle cleaning but wanted to check here before I start.  This is my first piece of soft paste porcelain.  I checked on the internet but I am hoping someone on the board may have some first hand knowledge and experience with what will work and be safe.  I was thinking to use a soft bristle toothbrush and liquid dish soap.  Any ideas would be great.  Thanks!

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Accepted an offer from a Newbie Buyer (5 feedback) on 3/22.


Usually I receive Immediate Payment on MAO'S.  No response to corrected Invoice (less shipping cost) or email.


Item is expensive, not inclined to wait around for this Buyer to pay.


What is the best procedure to follow without having my Item held hostage?    Report buyer?    Call eBay?


Your help most appreciated.

Selling discussion

Mar 25, 2015 7:22:17 AM PT

Make an Offer Newbie Buyer

Is it wrong to have the "buy it now" and reserve price the same?  Should the reserve price be lower? 

Selling question

Mar 24, 2015 5:38:00 PM PT

Selling question

I won an auction and was about to pay when I saw a message from the seller. He stated that he doesn't have the item anymore, but if I wanted to pay more he could get me another one. Basically he refused to sell me the item unless I paid more. I asked to just send a cancel transaction request. I've tried sendind him more messages asking to send that request with no response. Right now on ebay it shows as me not paying for the item. I want to cancel this transaction so it doesn't leave a mark on my record, and why should it. What should I do?

Bidding & Buying question

Had a buyer purchase a handbag NWT"s from me and I received a message from her after she received it basically calling me a liar.  I have had a few (2-3) that have complained of an item smelling like smoke.  I have been selling for years.  I do not smoke but in an effort to try and let buyers know that smells can be picked up in transit of their articles I added the following to my description  " Please note: I do not smoke but odors can and may be picked up in transit of your articles. I also own two mini schnauzers, they do not shed but if you are allergic to odors or pets please keep this in mind. I offer a very generous return policy if you are not satisfied. Thanks :smileyhappy:"


The buyer sent me a message and said that the INSIDE of the handbag 'reeked of cigarette smoke"  The purse was a cloth material.  I didn't nor wouldn't smell the inside of on item before shipping.  I don't know how the smell could be on the inside and not the outside.   She informed me that she was using frebreeze on the inside of the purse and 'hoped that will work'.


I immediately sent her a message and told her she could return the purse for a full refund.  She declined indicating that she loved it and did not want to return it but would in return be leaving me positive feedback with a 1 for item as described.  She kept her word.  This is her feedback " Great item! A++ seller. Quick shipping!"  She dinged my DSR with a 1 for item not as described. 


Am I wrong to feel angry?  She has caused me to lose TRS.  It doesn't take much when you haven't been selling tons of stuff and when a lot of buyers don't leave feedback.


How long does it take for a defect to be removed?  I have one from last April. Will that time off soon?



Selling question

This bid is on an item that I relisted because the last winning bidder never paid. That bidder also had a very low feedback but multiple years membership. Anyone had this experience?

Selling discussion

I just got an email from ebay that I had made top rated seller status. I kept all of my listings this winter to a two day handling time for me because of the blizzards, but got them all out in the one day handling time anyway. My question is if I go change me listings to 1 day handling( spring is coming!), will that give me the final fee discount? I already do the required return status. It can't be that easy?

Selling discussion

Mar 26, 2015 7:06:04 AM PT

Top rated seller question

If i make an offer, and he makes a counter offer, then I counter offer and he hasnt responded  and i realized that i would rather just take his offer, can i retract my recent counter offer to take his first counter offer to my first offer?

Bidding & Buying discussion

Mar 25, 2015 9:04:48 PM PT

If I make an offer....

I bought just recently a coin silver American spoon by a scarce maker, and I paid a lot for it, considering that it was a very light coin spoon which by any other maker would be $15-25. The spoon was heavily tarnished, almost black and the photos were hard to see. This is the description-


"The front of the bowl is a little worn from stirring, but otherwise it's just tarnished."


That was all that was said about the condition. Here is what I received. It is now cleaner.

There is a ripple in the bowl as if it had been caught between something, at first I thought the bowl was torn.

Do you think there is an issue, or am I overly picky.



Antiques discussion

Mar 25, 2015 10:47:24 PM PT

Silver collectors- would this bother you?


Bidding & Buying discussion

Mar 26, 2015 12:40:40 PM PT

Bidder with FAKE/INVALID user ID

my listing clearly state no returns unless I foul up description or miss a flaw. I have a return request because they changed their mind. I have been off a few years and rules are changed, can ebay MAKE me refund this? freeze paypal or just pay them direct? just wondering as it seems sellers have few rights.

Shipping & Returns discussion

Mar 26, 2015 9:05:33 AM PT

return request dilema

I recently won an auction and paid immediately on the 21st of this month. I'm not to worried but just wondering what's going on some update would be nice to have with the item regarding it be shipped or what. But how long should I wait if I don't receive anything to open a case? Thanks!

Bidding & Buying discussion


Thank you for answering my question.


I just had a lady send me a message stating:


I have been trying to contact you and ask to cancel my order. I did not get any answers since you do not accept any questions. I am looking for the vintage heritage 1980s, lead free and dishwasher safe. The auction ended and you opted to open a case. Will you be able to respond and answer my questions as soon as possible. The item number I purchased without any responses from you is _.


Which is completely a lie. No messages from her at all. I started to message this response but thought I would come here and hear what some of you on the board thought first. Here is the message response that I have not sent yet. It's not finished.


I do except all questions and I do answer all messages. I have not received any messages or questions from you. Ebay automatically opened an unpaid item case for the item # _ after 4 days of non payment. After the end of auction, I waited 4 days to receive a response from you and you did not pay or message me..Now that there is an case opened, ebay will not let me cancel the transaction.


I've not had but one cancelation before now and not one with an open case. How do I cancel it for her. I know if it is not canceled, I will receive neg. feedback if she pays and after wants a return and refund. I don't want to deal with a liar and I feel it's going to turn into a real mess. 



Selling discussion

I bought a charm necklace.  When it came it was missing a charm.  I immediately messaged the seller, but she denied the charm was missing.  I have enlarged the seller's photos in the ebay listing and it proves that the charm was missing BEFORE she sent the necklace to me.  It said in the listing that the purchase was covered by the eBay Guarantee, but now eBay says it isn't and won't let me even open a case.  Within 2 days of receiving the necklace I asked the seller for a refund (I gave her time to explain why the charm was missing) and she refused. 


I keep going around and around through all of the different links that ebay connects me with and have found no answers or how to talk to a live person.  The seller stated in the listing and 2 messages to me that the charm necklace was in new condition, yet her own pictures (when enlarged) show that it is missing a charm.  How can I contact ebay?  Thank you.

Shipping & Returns discussion

So, last year before Chirstmas, I had a client who wanted to buy perfume for her family, but she didn't feel safe using the computer and as she is a disabled woman who gets around in a motorized wheelchair, she also did not feel like schedule rides to get to the store.  At the time, I had some extra money from an insurance payout on a car accident and offered to purchases the items for her.  I bought about $350 dollars in total of perfume, mostly through sellers on ebay.  She paid me back after Chirstmas and that was all set.


But I'm doing my taxes this year and while doing my state taxes, it says if I payed more then 10 dollars on items I bought online, I need to figure in the sales if the seller did not.  Now, I don't remember doing this last year for 2013, but even if it prompted the question, I know it would not count.  I mostly buy items no longer in packing (doll sets, stones, and cards and clothes below retain vaule and other **bleep**).  Stuff that would be deemed below market value and certainly not over $50 by the end of the year.  However, these were all bottles in packaging, some with retail stickers still attached.  Now of course, I got them cheaper then at a store, but I have no way of knowing if the seller payed tax.  I also looked at my invocies on pay-pal, and it said there was no taxes paid.  How would I know if sales tax was paid on these items?


From what I've read, it seems to be more on the sellers end to worry, but it did prompt the question while doing my taxes.  Besides through big box stores, I do any other online purchases through ebay mostly, with occations at amazon and etsy.  


I know it would only figure to be about 21 dollars when all said and done, but I would rather pay the 20 dollars then get charged a fine or get audited on these items.  Do I have to worry or do I assume the seller already covered sales tax?  

Bidding & Buying discussion

The new fee system that ebay will begin April 1st is just another way of attempting to get more $$ from the Sellers.


They want Sellers to open 'Stores' which will cost about $16.  That's a lot when you nickle and dime it with small sales.

You'll be allowed 20 FREE auctions, and each auction thereafter will cost .20-.25cents to list.  Listing fee will only be refunded if your item sells.


What's the incentive to relist unsold items, they've already cost you the entry fee. Odds aren't good it'll ever sell.


Some of us can only do ebay part time, after our daily 9-5 jobs.  


Any thoughts?

Selling discussion

I recently made a purchase from a seller where the item arrived with a fair amount of damage even though the box was intact.  Items were loose inside the box and must have been damaged as they bounced around.


I contacted the seller once by email and got a response that even though it arrived damaged I should be happy for having gotten a deal (I didn't).  From that point on, seller was non-responsive.


eBay stepped in with Buyer Protection and handled a not-as-described return, which went smoothly.  I felt I was generous in leaving neutral feedback noting that the seller was unreponsive but that I was refunded.


I see my feeback was removed as part of eBay's defect removal policy even though it didn't qualify under any of the terms listed here: http://pages.ebay.com/help/policies/defect-removal.html


Pretty unusual, and it makes me look like the bad guy even though I was not at fault, and future buyers obviously won't see it.  Anyone have any experience with something like this?

Shipping & Returns question

Check out this listing: Help My 4H Kids

I really question whether this should be allowed on ebay.  Ebay, I thought, is for buying and selling.  Besides why do you need an ATV for gardening?  If this is left go, what will we see next?

Selling discussion

Mar 27, 2015 11:35:37 AM PT

Is fund raising allowed?

What is currently going on with ebay??? All of the relist item descriptions are showing up in code! OVER IT!

Selling discussion

Hi   Buyer missed the end of my auction and wants to buy the item now.  How do I do this so it is an ebay sales?


Thanks, Eleanor

Buying & Selling Basics question

Mar 25, 2015 10:33:05 AM PT

off ebay offer

I purchased an item and paid by Paypal.  The seller reversed my payment and sent me a message saying that she doesn't list on Ebay, so it wasn't a valid listing.  Then, she told me that the item I purchased is available on her Etsy site.  The item descriptions on Ebay and Etsy are almost alike, but with a few differences in wording.  I checked her feedback and it states the individual is not a registered user.  Is there a possibility this could be a hacked listing?? Or could this be an attempt to avoid Ebay fees??  Anybody have experience with this?  Thanks for any feedback!

Payments question