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Compré una fuente de alimentación, llegó dañado y el vendedor dice que esta bien. inmediatamente cerró el caso, no como ebay da tan poco comprador de tiempo para cerrar un caso, sin embargo, el vendedor le da mucho tiempo, asegura que este bien, pero realmente conseguir malo, tengo probadores digitales y análogos, no da señales de vida, Experimenté técnico, además de 110 dólares que son la mente tan fácil no se logran. : Smileysad:


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Bidding & Buying discussion

Hi All. I have a horse collar shaped framed mirror (15.5"x12.5") with 3D decorations and some nice molded trim next to the mirror. It looks old as the hills to me. Is it from the 1800s? The back pieces are thin and seem to have been repaired, some empty nail holes.


Also, there damage on the leaves and flowers decorations. One in the lower left has a chipped acorn or whatever it is. It looks like wood putty inside, not plaster, not wood. I'm wondering what those 3D applications are made of and how much the damage hurts the value.


Someone wrote 'Shaving Mirror' and '10-1-81' in the lower right on the back. I assume that's the date it was acquired.








Collectibles & Art discussion

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

This piece came in a cheap box lot this weekend.  Measures 7.5" across at widest point and 2" high, weighs 11 ounces.  Pink edge treatment with white to pale blue opalescence.  six large scallops/ruffles.  Just a hint of a "hex" treatment towards base.  Two mold seams.  One big inclusion flaw at about 8:30.  Looks and feels "old", but this is not my area.  Images are from above, side and below.


Any help in accurately describing and/or IDing this little bowl will be much appreciated.





Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

I've tried to ID this and found similar pieces, but there is always a difference like the handle shape or the lid knob. This is unmarked with three stilt marks on the base. There is a good deal of crazing on the inside. It has two rings around the outside, middle area. If not Bauer any other ideas? Thanks for any suggestions!



Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Mar 23, 2015 11:58:49 AM PT

Could this pottery syrup pitcher be Bauer?

I have this piece of pottery marked "Parrot Ranch". Any idea its intended use? Doesn't seem to have enough holes to be a collander and, if it was, why would it have a plate and lid? Note there is a hole (vent) in the lid. I'm stumped. Thanks for any help!



Collectibles & Art discussion


Can you guys tell me how to list the stones?

I'm 99.9% sure it's hard plastic but they look like glass.

So do I call them faceted hard plastic? 

What should the title read?

Vintage? Starburst?

I think the clear ones are glass.

Thanks for any help.


Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Hi, Not sure what this is. Just know that it is very unusual. Made of some sort of pottery and measures about 6" high. It is a figure of a man playing a flute of some kind. There is also a spout on the back. It is a vessel of some sort. There is no hole in the man's mouth and the holes in the flute don't go all the way through. Any help as to what this is and what it is used for is aprreciated.

Thanks, Kay






Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

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



Can anyone tell me what this is for?  If the box it came in is the orginal they are from Lunt Silver.  There are 12 in the set.  I am guessing some kind of seafood utensil?  



Collectibles & Art discussion

Would you please help an old vet who has no idea about photography?


I'd like to know what I need in my setup to get rid of the shadows that appear to the left and right of my larger items. My setup is shown in the second picture.




My setup:



Buying & Selling Basics discussion

Mar 24, 2015 12:40:03 AM PT

Awful photographer could use some help.

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Hi  Recognize anything about this cuff?  Is  there a name for the shape and it makes a noise when you move it like a rattle.  It kinda looks like wings in the pattern, what do you see?  TYVM

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

I found these 2 metal foot lockers at a local thrift store today & grabbed them at $9.95 each - knowing I could get $25 each at my yard sale this week-end, especially with all the cool travel stickers. But, then I saw some of the stickers on them were shipping labels for the trunks to go to - or come from - American embassies in Italy & Hungary! The other destination was NY & the name/names on the labels were a Robert Mudd or his wife - I believe - Maggie Mudd.

But googling those names showed nothing about a ambassador or anything else political. 

Has anyone ever heard of either person?

Do the labels showing these trunks were part of America's political scene - in some capacity - give them any extra value?

Thanks, I appreciate any help.








Collectibles & Art discussion

I have had no luck at all trying to find out what this piece is? Or whereit came from? Much less what it's worth? It's Beautiful, no doubt. But I bought it to resell it. But without a little knowledge, I can't or don't want to list it. Yet. It has some writing in pencil on the back of the bottom piece. It also has the remnants of old tape or something running across the backs of both pieces..Looks like it's a port name? There are many pictures and I tried to post the relevant ones to what I want to know, but I may have missed something. Ask if you need more photos. I find a few vague remarks about European Hoosier cabinets on the web, but nothing that leads me to believe they ever made such a thing. I appreciate your time. And any help you can give.





Antiques and Research

Mar 24, 2015 9:13:54 AM PT

European Hoosier Cabinet?



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...



Marks are on a Chinese silver needle case - any help is much appreciated!

Collectibles & Art discussion

Mar 24, 2015 9:49:55 AM PT

Chinese Silver Marks Help?

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

 :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 bought these 2 paintings last week-end from a lady who said the artist was on the internet. I bought them because I liked them (they are really big & demand attention on the wall), but I would like to know about the artist - and I can't find anything with this name. 



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Collectibles & Art discussion

I've seen this same figure covered with rhinestones (but I can't remember where) so I thought it might have a particular name.



Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

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!  How are you today?  Do tell . . . .

New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!


New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

Have no idea where all the "old" (more detailed category) boards went, but have this 10K gold screwback tie tac or pin - suspect it's military & possibly from WWII - what looks like a saphhire in the center of the star & red PAC center is fine enamel.  Any suggestions on age or where to look for more research is much appreciated - back is marked 10KT and what looks like "cTf".  thanks.



Collectibles & Art discussion

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

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









Toys & Hobbies discussion

This cap was given to me by a fan of the Wizards in 2003 and I was told it was an authentic Michael Jordan autograph. He gave me this in a plastic sealed baggie and I have had it in there ever since.    Is there any way this can be authenticated?  Is it real?  Fake?  



Sports Cards, Memorabilia & Fan Shop discussion

Mar 23, 2015 3:24:52 PM PT

Real or Fake Michael Jordan Autograph


Home & Garden discussion

Mar 23, 2015 11:43:06 AM PT

Does anyone know what this pottery mark is

I am trying to identify the maker of a set of patio furniture I will be selling for a client. There are matching chairs and chaise lounge chairs. Thanks in advance.DSC00485.JPGDSC00488.JPGDSC00489.JPG

Home & Garden discussion



Good morning everyone.



New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

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

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

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

I need help identifying the color and pattern number. Any other information about this piece is also welcome. Thank you in advance.

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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Mar 23, 2015 4:01:42 PM PT

Whitefriars Hoop Vase

Hi, Not sure if this is vintage or not. Just know that it is very unusual. Made of ceramic (I think) and measures about 6" high. It is a figure of a man playing a flute of some kind. There is also a spout  on the back. It is a vessel of some sort. There is no hole in the man's mouth and the holes in the flute don't go all the way through. There are no marks that I can find. Any help as to what this is and what it is used for is aprreciated.

Thanks, Kay





Vintage discussion

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?


Collectibles & Art discussion

I need help on this marked Imperial Glass piece.  I think it is early in age (1940s/50s?), and I think it goes by the name of just Grape or Heavy Grape.  I'm not sure of the color (iridescent vs. carnival--what would color actually be)?  I also think it looks like a sherbet and not a wine glass, but I can't find it as either a wine goblet or sherbet either one.  Any help in clarifying exactly what this pattern is called, whether it's older Imperial or not, and whether it's a wine goblet or sherbet would be appreciated.023.JPG 022.JPG024.JPG

Depression/40s-50s-60s Glass

Mar 24, 2015 1:31:34 PM PT



Collectibles & Art 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 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?

IMG_0083.JPGllooking for any help to identify this pottery jar.




Collectibles & Art discussion

Mar 23, 2015 10:58:50 AM PT

Help to identify antique asian? pottery jar

Purchased From:Charles Wright
Receipt ID:0758-5513-0173-5904


Item #Item TitleQuantityPriceSubtotal
381084953221New 2014 Oakley Ripcord Men's Golf Shoes - 14035 - Pick Size - LOTS OF COLORS!!! [10,Wide,Black]1$44.95 USD$44.95 USD


Shipping & Handling:
(includes any seller handling fees)
$0.00 USD
Shipping Insurance (not offered):--
Total:$44.95 USD
This charge will appear on your credit card statement as "PAYPAL *CHARLESWRIG".
Payment sent to holeoutgolfshop@gmail.com

Purchased From:Carl's Golfland Inc.
Receipt ID:0140-0417-2647-7271

Item #Item TitleQuantityPriceSubtotal
131437803743Nike Lunar Swingtip Leather Golf Shoes CLOSEOUTS Mens 533092 New - 3 Colors! [10.5,Medium,Brown]1$54.99 USD$54.99 USD

Shipping & Handling:
(includes any seller handling fees)
$0.00 USD
Shipping Insurance (not offered):--
Total:$54.99 USD
This charge will appear on your credit card statement as "PAYPAL *CARLS PP".
Payment sent to paypal@carlsgolfland.com

The above purchases are separate transactions. If in the future you have a question about one of the transactions, please refer to that purchase using its individual Receipt ID.

If you have questions about the shipping and tracking of one of your purchased items or services, please contact the seller of that item.


For assistance with matters regarding your PayPal account not identified above, please

My Account question


Persian And all types of Carpets

Mar 26, 2015 4:57:09 AM PT

Help Id origin Of hand Made Persian? carpet

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

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

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

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

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 thought I had seen it in my Napier Book but I have looked several times and nope was thinking the 60's based on signature but not positive






Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Mar 24, 2015 9:26:20 AM PT

Help dating this Napier Necklace

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

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

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...

They all have a small back piece marked "Patented" on the inside.  I was hoping it might remind someone of a particular maker.







Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

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


Collectibles & Art discussion

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

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?

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

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

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?

 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 scratched the inside bottom edge of this sculpture and it shows a golden color underneath, and it is very heavy. I presume it is bronze.

Has anyone seen one similar? Just wondering if it is a copy of a famous one,  or is similar to something by an artist one might know about.








Antiques and Research

Mar 24, 2015 1:50:19 PM PT

Pretty Bronze Sculpture - No Signature

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?

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

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?

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 am receiving messages in my home email box about "Poodle" "Sandbox" and SSL, security having to do with Paypal changes up ahead. I'm not familiar with all of the confusing lingo, and not terribly computer proficient when it comes to making major changes. I do not have any apps for ebay on a cell phone, or smart fone. I don't own either of those things.


Has anyone else received the messages ? I know that Ebay. and Paypal will split, and that I can still use Paypal with ebay sales, and purchases, but I'm wondering if the changes apply to people with an ebay store, or does it apply to the casual seller as well ?



Selling discussion

Mar 23, 2015 10:20:12 AM PT

Pay Pal Email "Action May Be Required"

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

I am tired of being blamed for the postal service taking forever to deliver packages. In the last week I have had three different packages take 4, 3, or 2 days to get from Milford Ohio to Cincinnati Ohio which is a 30 minute drive. This is ridiculous and could be causing defects to be placed on mine and others accounts. We have no control of the Post Office and that is only one of the reasons the defect rate is ridiculous. 

Shipping & Returns discussion

Mar 23, 2015 5:20:29 PM PT

Postal Service

Ordered an item which was pricey but have been looking for it for some time. Shipping was through USPS Priority so I was ok to pay higher to get it faster (I paid for Priority, it was not free shipping). The seller  is actually 25 miles from me so figured it would arrive fast.


After almost 2 weeks since seller shipped I still didnt get it. Tracking showed it left the post office and was in limbo. I contacted the seller and she  told me that she shipped it Media Mail even though I paid for Priority. Priority was twice what she would get for media so she obviously overcharged me. Seller stated that she didnt even see that it was shipping priority and says it is a glitch!


According to estimated delivery it was supposed to have arrived last Monday. Still waiting for the item. I am not happy that I paid so much for priority and it was shipped a cheaper slower method. I dont want to leave a bad feedback but I do want to be reimbursed since she admitted to shipping it a cheaper method. Any advise ? Thank you.


Bidding & Buying discussion

Mar 23, 2015 10:41:30 AM PT

What to do

A few hours after purchasing an item a buyer stated that they want a refund. I know the auction says no refunds/returns but I know that it would make no sense to go through with this transaction.


However, I want to ensure that I won't get chaged fees for this transaction because this is due to no fault of my own.


Do I go to "resolution center" and cancel the item through there?

Selling discussion

Mar 23, 2015 1:16:24 PM PT

Buyer Wants Refund After Using "Buy It Now"

I have a somewhat unusual situation.  I will try and be brief.


Summary:  I sold a phone and shipped phone on 2/28/15. USPS Two day priority, signature confirmation, and insured for $500.  The buyer went out of the country and could not sign for the package.  I sent the buyer a note that I would use signature confirmation due to the acutal price of the phone (~600), but they didn't get back in touch with me until a week after the sale, so it was a moot point. 

The package is still showing "in transit" after 21 days (3/21/15) and USPS cannot tell me where the package is. I am assuming that since the buyer did not sign for the package it would be shipped back to me after 15 days, but I haven't received the package back from USPS.


Should I go ahead and refund the buyer his money/cancel the sale or wait until the USPS can actually find the package?  The buyer is still out of the country, yet still wants the phone....that the USPS cannot track/locate.


I have read through the threads about this type of event, and at this point I am a little confused as to what EBAY policy would dictate/recommend.  Any pointers would be appreciated. Thanks,



Shipping & Returns discussion

I picked this tshirt at a thrift store and after researching the band at home haven't been able to find the name anywhere else without the umlaut over the o. I know bands like this license their name to tons of retailers for use, so have I just found a special shirt that is missing the punctuation mark? I don't see anything indicating these tshirts get counterfeited very often. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!


Selling discussion

If the seller ships the wrong item to the buyer, who is reponsible for supplying a return shipping label printed thru Ebay?  I bought a $120 tool kit and received a saw of some type. The seller says I need to print out a label thru Ebay and ship back. I think HE is supposed to supply a label for me, the buyer.  I don't want to get stuck with  $30 shipping cost.  It also states in the EBay guarantee that buyer/seller negotiated shipping (outside of Ebay) charges are incurred that those charges would not be reimbursed thru Ebay Guarantee even if the seller has agreed to cover those costs to return the item.  I cant come to terms with him no matter what I do.  I want to resolve this. Who is in the right?

Shipping & Returns discussion

Mar 24, 2015 1:00:25 PM PT

Who pays return shipping mystery


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

Grrrrr ! I guess my number has now come up to be put into this lovely test.


I've been aware of it for a long time but hadn't seen it for myself until today.


I made sure to use the "Tell us what you think" option !!


Does anyone know when ( or if ) this will be done with  ?

Selling discussion

Mar 24, 2015 12:55:17 PM PT

"See Full Description" Beta Test

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

I listed an iPhone 5S a week or so ago and the winning bidder had an account created on the day the auction closed. They had a feedback of 1 and it just said "great auction".


After the auction ended, the buyer immediately sent me an email wanting me to login to PayPal and send a request for money or give him/her my email address. I was already extremely skeptical due to the buyer having a brand new account and a feedback of 1. I instructed the buyer to pay via eBay's checkout process because I figured the buyer would send a fake email that looks like an email from paypal. The buyer never responded and has yet to pay.


Only one day has passed but I am 100% certain that this is a scammer and will be a non paying auction winner. I read up on the process... wait two days, open a case and I can close it after 4 days but I'm wondering if I can relist my item before this process completes. I have updated my site preferences so that hopefully this won't happen again (requiring bidders have paypal accounts, etc).

Selling discussion

If a parcel is mailed to a buyer who uses a corporate mailing address and USPS hands it over to whomever does the delivery internally to the employee/buyer, who is liable if buyer reports damage?

Shipping & Returns question

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 may not be saying this right.  Let me explain!  I have an item listed at over $50.  This morning I received a best offer of $10.  I immediately declined the offer explaining very nicely that the shipping, fees and prior costs exceed their offer.  I would just like to be able to block this ???buyer.  Please help.  Thanks.

Payments 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

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.  Here is an example..Ebay Item number 331508294709

2015 Spring Seller Update discussion

Mar 25, 2015 2:46:20 PM PT

Magazines Shipped Media Rate

So i purcashed a tail light for my car 5$ with 12$ shipping came to 16.98$ http://www.ebay.com/itm/191419521245?_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT is the auction and he states minor scuffing. I setup the return but it says the seller is going to decide to accept my return or not. What kind of **bleep** is that the guy knows he sold me a cracked tail light an lied about it, theres noone to call 


I sold  a laptop on here 15 years ago, before pentium and the guy realized he bought something so old punched the screen and i had to give him my 86$ back after saying the item didnt match my description i had court date threats and everything 


I just want what i  paid for any help on this matter is appreciated - Tom


The picture is the cracked tail-light he sent me almost a 2-3inch crack that will surly get worse with vibration.

Buying & Selling Basics question

Does it count as a transaction once the item is paid for and delivered? When exactly?

Selling discussion

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

some one using again an advirtisement with samsung s4 cellphone,,usang the ebay member accnt el33_boy..which is posting agin to day sailing there items at verry low..low prize..he know again in this eabay accnt member pls chk it asoon at possible becauase yesterday we buy same items and eabay deted this post pls..chk know..thak you..concern member..

My Account discussion

Getting Started question

I’ve been on eBay for more than 16 years. At one time I did a lot of selling, now I mostly buy. Life kind of interfered with the time that being a good seller required. (I should list more because I certainly have a lot of stuff I could list.) In the last few months I have started selling an item or two occasionally, but my last experience makes me wonder why I bothered since it was the third NPB since I started selling again. And I think that was more than I had in the previous 15 years!


The item sold on 3/16/2015 for $30.00 after 4 bids, starting price was $25.00. Shipping was $5.49. Automatic invoice sent by eBay. All correspondence was through the eBay system.


The buyer had a 49 with 100% feedback rating when the auction ended. After the series of emails. I checked his actual feedback, in the last month he has several feedbacks that mention fast, quick, or prompt payment.

Then I looked at the 17 feedbacks he has left for others:

  • One positive says an item had been used and did not function fully (again, my wording, not his)
  • One positive that said no tracking number had been provided. The seller responded to the effect that unless requested they do not give tracking numbers.
  • Fourteen identical feedbacks basically said: Thank you for sending with postage due. One was a negative and the others were positive.
  • Yesterday he left a positive feedback for a seller where he thanked the seller for requiring him (The General) to go to the post office to sign for the package. Evidently he did not include postage when he made the payment because the seller replied to the feedback that was an expense the buyer had not paid for and thanked him for the false positive feedback.

It looks like the buyer might have a habit of sending payment for an item and shorting the seller on the postage.


I have checked other eBay auctions, and find the final SOLD price with shipping ranges from $33.42 to $68.60 for the exact same item he bid on from me. So his total price with shipping of $35.49 was at the lower end of the range.


He is the first bidder I have ever blocked. I will be relisting and I do have another of the same item to sell and don’t want him to come around looking to get it cheaper. I also turned the NPB assistant back on and that process is in motion. This sort of transaction is exactly why we need to be able to give negative feedback. I’m sure he would neg me if he could.


As of 7:19 this morning the Unpaid Item case has been closed. Of course he did not pay.


Here come the questions concerning this mess.

  1. Is this north end of a southbound mule going to be able to make trouble for me by saying I have harassed him?
  2. If so, he obviously won’t give eBay the background on the issue, will they look at the correspondence record?
  3. Should I report him for making unreasonable demands, would that muddle the situation?

Another couple of questions occurred to me, do they still NARU people for not paying for items they bid on? How many strikes does it take?



Selling discussion

Mar 24, 2015 11:19:49 AM PT

A +general" saga....

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

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

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

So ebay has this 5% extra ebay bucks thing going on now for only 2 days. I just purchased around 125-130$ of stuff off of ebay after activating the promotion thing and only got about 3.25 dollars in ebay bucks. Only 1 item counted and the rest did not.

It stated that all items count and there is no limit to how much you spend during this time... what is going on here, can anyone help me?

I can't find a number to contact to get ahold of ebay and none of the optons on the customer support apply to my issue.


Sorry if this was posted in the wrong board. But again nothing applys.

Payments question

Mar 25, 2015 4:33:04 PM PT

5% Extra Ebay Bucks Deal.

I have a buyer who  won multiple auctions and paid each before the shipping was combined and invoice sent. Whats the easiest way to combine those (tracking, shipping, etc) and refund them on shipping? 

Payments question

This new spring update is confusing to me. Does it say that with a basic store you are limited to 100 auction listings? And that the "free" applies only to item seling same month listed?

I have read this new policy about four times and it still looks like we are not gaining with these changes BUT losing.

Somebody please advise.




Payments question

Mar 25, 2015 11:12:26 AM PT

Did we lose free listings?

I bought an eBay gc for $270 at Kroger. I scratched off the back and entered the 13 digit code in the area at the bottom of my checkout reveiw page and clicked "apply" (just like for eBay bucks).  


It won't process. It says: "This coupon code is not yet ready for use. Please try again later."


I called the 866 # on the back of the card and entered the code and it said the same thing. 


I know some stores have a 1 hour delay/hold for gift cards/phone cards. Could this be what is happening? I think it's been more than an hour though. 


Anyone experienced this with an eBay gift card or card from Kroger?

Payments question

Mar 24, 2015 5:16:33 PM PT

My eBay Gift Card Won't Work

I received an email from paypal that someone sent me 1000 yen.  Thinking it was pure spam, I move it to my spam folder.  Closed the email and logged into paypal and sure enough someone from Japan sent 1000 yen (around $8) and I have the option to accept or decline.  I don't sell international and have no clue what this would be about except the person in Japan used the wrong email address to send money.  I am not going to accept the money.  Anyone have any other ideas?

Payments question

I recently purchased this set for resale. The glass is fine and has a slightly opalescent hue. The bowl is 10 1/2" W x 3 1/2"H. Each candlestick measures 4 1/2" H x 4" W across the base. I would appreciate any help with identification and estimate of value for set.


Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion


I am a New Seller.


I am confused by voiding shipping labels.

When a shipping label is voided while the package is enroute, does that void the package label?


If package is still enroute, will it be delivered or returned?

Do I wait until item is delivered before voiding?


Thank you-

Selling question

Mar 24, 2015 2:24:11 AM PT

Voiding a label

My item just sold, and they buyer paid for USPS priority mail flate rate shipping. The item easily fits into the 10x6 flat rate envelope I have, but ebay's "purchase shipping label" interface doesn't list the 10x6 size as an option. They only have the 12-1/2x9-1/2 envelope. The two envelopes have the same cost, but I'm wary of printing a shipping label for a 12-1/2x9-1/2 envelope to use on the wrong size envelope; I don't want any problems shipping this.


Should I just print the 12-1/2x9-1/2 label and use it? Or is there some hidden "change envelope size" dropdown i'm missing?

Shipping & Returns discussion