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Hello All,


I recently came across this interesting Laughing Buddha figurine. It appears to be made of heavy, amber colored resin or glass. It measures approximately 2 3/4" tall and 3 1/2" wide.  It came in a fancy box with cloth lining.  The inside of the box has a plaque with Chinese writing.  A plastic coated card was also in the box with Chinese writing.

Can anyone translate the writing for me?  I suspect the figurine isn't worth much, possibly made for the tourist trade.  But it looks interesting with the fancy box and all.  Any information about the piece would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks in advance!

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Collectibles & Art discussion

Hello all


Just recently I had an unpleasant dealing with member who purchased my item 271777084429 Breviile hemipshere mini blender


Upon recieving the item the buyer claimed it was not working. I told him that thats impossible because the item was tested 3 times prior to listing it. Once before thoroughly cleaning it then once after cleaning it then it was tested again before boxing it

I told the buyer to try to reset it and something might have happened in shipping, It could have been dropped but according to this member the box shows no damage. I knew that theres no way that this blender would just quit working.


He filed for a return request and me being an honest seller accepted the return so that I can inspect this item and make sure nothing was replaced and altered for it not to work


He claimed that he took it to an appliance guy and was told that the jar on those originally came in plastic, That statement alone made me sure about my doubt that this guy is pulling a fast one on me. I know for a fact that the blender came originally with a glass jar because it was bought brand new with a glass jar. Hes making it sound that the jar was replaced and it had to be wiggled for it to work. Thats his second lie right there


Got the item today and the first thing I noticed was the 3 big dents on the nice brush chrome base, that wasnt my concern at that point, I immidiately plugged it in and sure enough as I expected it is working. Turned the jar in every position (handle facing me , on the back and on both side) and worked every time I turn the knob. Left it off plugged in for 10 mins came back and turned it on, Its working flawlessly.did this 4 times and never fialed to work (again as I expected)


Inspected the whole blender and another thing that I noticed was the jar has moisture inside and has a sour smell, I know for a fact that this blender jar smells like Dawn dishwashing soap because Im the one that washed and air dried it before listing. I can guarantee that this blender was used by him or somebody in their household.


Ebay now wants me to refund him because I accepted the return. I told ebay I accepted the return so that I can inspect this blender , Itll be kinda hard to prove that its working properly if its not in my hands


This member got away with this kind of dishonesty once before and if you check his feedback that was left by a seller it states on there that this buyer was refunded by the seller and returned the wrong item.  


Does ebay really let crooks like this member do business on here? It is outrageous. First this buyer already lied about the item not working then on top of that ruined a very nice blender


Sad part is ebay is favoring this crook. I was told that because I accepted the return I have to refund him once the item is delivered. 


This member knows I dont take returns unless the item is not as described but to me both his scamming ways failed. The blender is working Flawlessly. We are honest people and would not sell items that doesnt work and if for some reason it is not working upon arrival and was retuned in the same condition it was in we dont have any problem giving refund


Any help or advice to this matter is greatly appreciated and Thank in advance





Shipping & Returns question

Mar 27, 2015 4:05:32 PM PT

What to do with a dishonest buyer

Hello everyone,


My first question in the forums is for the following reason:

According to e-bay rules "If the buyer doesn't respond within 7 days, you can close the case and you'll receive a final value fee credit."


However in my Resolution center ebay.jpg

I'm waiting buyer to respond 9 days already and yet е-bay don't give me option to close the case. Should I wait for eternity?

Or how I'm supposed to close this case, cancel the transaction and proceed with my final value fee credit.


Just few notes:

- Buyer never paid the item.

- Same buyer bought 2 items from me, I've opened UPI case for the other one but I made mistake (or was too gracefull towards buyer) to open Cancel request, right after Auction was over, instead of waiting 2 days and then open second UPI case - that would be 2 consecutives UPI strikes for buyer.

- I don't want (I can't) contact e-bay by telephone to contact them directly and I find it a bit frustrating to contact them only by phone.

Selling discussion

Hello Folks,


I recently purchased a rather large set of pink depression glass goblets and sherbet glasses.  The pieces have a panel optic shape in the blank and a beautiful etched design.  The etch design consists of floral band of roses and a tilted basket with flowers tumbling out.  The water goblets stand about 7" tall and the sherbet glass is approximately 3 1/4" tall.

Does anyone know the manufacturer and pattern name for this design?  I strongly suspect Tiffin as the maker, but I've been unable to find this design in any of many glass books.  Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks in advance!

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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

This Crown Devon Fieldings creamer is clearly marked, "Sailors Farewell" but, the poem and picture are the "Sailors Return".  I haven't been able to find any information on the "Sailors Return".  I have found a few pieces of the 'Farewell', on line but, nothing on the 'Return'.  The creamer measures, 3.25" tall, to the opening X 4.5" from outside of spout to outside of handle X 2.5" dia. base.  Any information is much appreciate, thank you.Picture 23849.jpgPicture 23851.jpgPicture 23857.jpg

Collectibles & Art discussion

This was a gift and I am no expert so i thought I would ask. Photos are of coach bag and the info I have researched points to it being a fake but wanted second opinion. I have read that if it has the CC on the outside it wont on the inside. Thanks in advance for any info or advice. The number on the inside is M1K-6047.


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Fashion discussion

Mar 29, 2015 7:35:09 AM PT

Coach Bag Authentic

Hoping someone recognizes the logo etched on the side of this 9.5" glacial glass plate.

The owner was an artist from Norway, living in Minnesota; most of her items were of mid century European origin.

I have struck out with my usual internet searches... fingers crossed someone know this.





Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Mar 29, 2015 12:14:07 PM PT

Help ID Scandinavian glass plate with logo

I was told it was for wine tasting but how would that work. thank you for any information. 100_5030.JPG100_5031.JPG100_5029.JPG

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

When I enter the UPC code into turbo lister, the number is always a 12 digit number, but ebay wants 13 digits.  What am I doing wrong???  Please note the 12 numbers.....





Selling discussion

Mar 28, 2015 7:43:40 AM PT

Question about bar codes

So I'm looking for advice on selling a large photo negative collection I purchased from a local auction house.  It came in three large crates filled with slides from the 60's through the 90's from various NYC photo and advertising agencies as well as thousands of unlabeled slides.  Most are of fashion models, black and white, many are of risque nudes or topless models and others are of NYC buildings graffitti etc.  Most of the the slides are in numbered or cataloged  sleves and various are labeled with the models name.   I would imagine 30 thousand slides would be conservative plus hundreds of black and **bleep**e photos.  Some signed others not.  Just from an hour looking though I got nowhere.  What is the best way to sell these??  As an entire collection??  Shipping would cost a fortune.  


Collectibles & Art discussion

Good morning,

So I have exhausted my meager collection of glass ID reference books and I am not finding this piece. Stands 6 1/2" tall, 9 1/4" wide.

thanks to all who take the time to look.






Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Mar 28, 2015 7:10:32 AM PT

Glassies Help ID cake stand

Like it wasn't already hard enough to find the right policies, and look for the information...


I go to look up something, and it takes 3 pages just to get to the MBG policy page...


New Help page:


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That threw me off to start with... but I thought w/e and typed in MBG... which used to take me straight to the MBG policy page... not anymore:


I clicked the wrong link to start with on the following screen shot, and had to come back to the start to find the right one... and I knew what I was looking for...


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Any one ELSE see where this might be a problem???

Selling discussion

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

So this bracelet is stumping me. Tee construction feels right for art deco era, the metal is a potmetal type, has a faint silver plating, possibly rhodium, and theres lots of tiny rose cut marcasites. The clasp is foldover type, so not much help there.

Whats throwing me is the condition. All the marcasites are there (they do not appear to be prong set, but with marcasites this small Im not surprised), and they really sparkle. Other than a tiny bit of pitting to the metal on the back, the condition is really, really good. As if it was never worn, or even moved lol.

What do y'all think?


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Ill put the other pics in post #2. Thanks!

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Mar 28, 2015 4:03:04 PM PT

Art Deco bracelet: 20s or repro?



Howdy everyone.



New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!



What's up everyone?


New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

Mar 29, 2015 11:43:14 AM PT

New to eBay Daily Chat for Sunday March 29

dear ebey,

        first its very hard to talk with u . you must show on the screen how to chat with u derect. second i bought one item they took payment from my paypal .but that item its not alow me to contect the seller . i recevied item to, but i cant contect with seller when i click they said i m not a buyer or not a seller , i will send u item detail ,

Hi Nouman - Your order has shipped to 18 foxley road and your access code to view your order detail is W82ZIMBS.
2015 New Fashion England Men's Business Leather Shoes Casual Sport shoes N25
Estimated delivery : Mon. Apr. 6 - Mon. Apr. 20
Shipping service : Standard Int'l Shipping
Item # : 371284064004
Transaction id : 697959808024

but its short and not in good condition i want one nomber bigger and nice condition if you can fix this ok other wise i want my money back.

My Account question

Mar 28, 2015 6:23:01 AM PT

i have a complain

The subject pretty much says it all.  Thanks for any info.





Antiques discussion

I would appreciate any help with terms/wording for listing this necklace. Bead type? Closure Bead & Loop? Age?908.JPG898.JPG



Thank you! 

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group


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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Mar 29, 2015 7:59:17 AM PT




Anybody having trouble getting started this Monday morning afternoon?

New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

Is there a name for these beads? They're clear glass and big.





Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Mar 28, 2015 2:49:13 PM PT

Glass Bead help

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Collectibles & Art discussion

Mar 29, 2015 10:37:45 AM PT

Anyone recognize this artist?

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Collectibles & Art discussion

Mar 28, 2015 10:18:56 AM PT

Help with Signature on Serigraph?



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Promote Your Auctions

Mar 30, 2015 6:24:20 AM PT


Goof morning. Anyone recognize this large purple glass vase? The vase is 13" tall with a 2" lip/rim. TIA for any info! gina125.JPG130.JPG

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Mar 29, 2015 3:40:30 AM PT

tall glass vase-Blenko?


She is so beautiful, I could not pass her up.  Actually, it's the handmade clothing got me. Here is what I know:  She is hard molded plastic, the head and arms are jointed.  The eyes open and close.  The legs and feet are stationary. The shoes are painted on. Possibly Nancy Ann?  She is about 7.5" tall.   Any expertise is greatly appreciated.  Let me know if you need further info. 


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Dolls Artists and Limited Edition discussion



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Odds & Ends

Mar 30, 2015 6:54:45 AM PT

depression glass

This pot has a few different colors in it. The outside has a rough feel and the inside has a crackle glaze. Signed Rain Dance 91. Can anyone help?



Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Mar 29, 2015 12:35:05 PM PT

Contempoary NA Black Pottery

Hi, who the maker is, what does the "B" stand for

What is this type of porcelain called

Your help is very much appreciated





Collectibles & Art discussion

Mar 28, 2015 12:18:00 PM PT

ID on German Porcelain please

Can you folks please tell me whether or not this is a Fenton Mulberry Beaded Melon Creamer?


It measures a tad over 5 1/2 inches tall.


Also, I do not see a Fenton mark on the bottom. Is that possible?

Thanks for any help.



Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Mar 29, 2015 11:07:40 AM PT

GLASS: Fenton Mulberry Beaded Melon Creamer?



Does anyone know if this lining fabric on a vintage Burberry Fairview II trench coat has a name?  Or what to call it???  thanks! 

Fashion discussion


Thank you in advance for any help with these plates. 

There are 4 ceramic plates that are approximately 9 3/4" across. They are between 1 1/2 -2 pounds each. 

There is a part of a silver label left on one of them that says "Kyoto". Colud anyone help identify the maker? 



Collectibles & Art discussion

Mar 29, 2015 8:37:37 PM PT

Japanese Ceramic Plates Help Please?

I bought these 2 paintings this week & have been looking for info on their artist since. I've found a cuban painter and one from Dallas, but both paint abstract. Can someone help me find out about my newest paintings?

PS - Doesn't the man in the boat look like he could be the man in the portrait?

Thanks, I appreciate any help.






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Collectibles & Art discussion

Hello All,


Maybe this post would be more appropriate in another group, but I sure do like the good results I get here, so here goes ...

I recently purchased this nice amethyst oil lamp.  The font has 9 panels with a rounded top.  The stem and base are also 9-sided.  The collar is old 2-line brass version.  If original to the lamp, the collar type would suggest the lamp was made pre-1876.  The lamp stands about 7 1/4" tall to the top of the collar and the base is approximately 3 3/4" wide.

Does anyone know the name of this lamp and/or the likely manufacturer.  To me, it has a Boston Sandwich look to it, but I haven't been able to find this lamp in any of my books.  Any ideas?  Thanks in advance for any assistance the group can provide!

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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group




After purchasing goods have paypal payment card used

And were a clear right now is shipping


And the return through current Malltail

  ebay oder no : 390679859164 Tracking number: 1Z786Y210353288557 


The return of the ordered goods

I received the following message to the seller



I would like the processing required to return



Thank you~





  New message from: harmanaudio (134407RedShooting Star)
Thank you for contacting Harman Audio. We’re sorry, but once checkout has been completed we cannot cancel the order.  You may return any item purchased on our Web site for any reason, within the first 30 days. We'll gladly exchange your product or give you a refund for the full amount of the merchandise - whichever you prefer. No restocking fees. No questions asked.
Thank you,
ChannelAdvisor, on behalf of Harman Audio


Shipping & Returns question

Mar 29, 2015 5:33:45 PM PT

Return is processed requests

Hi looking for any info on this piece i think it might be from italy or holland and looks like a inkwell to me . it's about 3" tall by 3 1/2" round has markings



Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Mar 28, 2015 4:54:06 PM PT

Help with old pottery inkwell?


Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

If anyone can identify this pattern it will be most appreciated. Thank you in advance. AndreaIittala.jpg

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Mar 28, 2015 7:57:33 AM PT

Iittala Pattern Identification

Does anyone recognize this maker's mark on gold cufflIMG_7803.JPGIMG_7805.JPGinks? It is marked 14k as shown.  Thank you.

Fine Jewelry, Gems & Precious Metals discussion

I got 24 comic posters at an estate sale for $20 - 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?

I've found a website that gives comic book values, but none for comic posters - is there one?

Thanks, I appreciate any help.










Comics discussion

In researching this vase I came across a website on Tango Glass that claims the mark on my vase was a later Harrach mark.  I am hoping someone can either confirm or clarify this.  The vase is black amethyst glass with enameled and silver overlay decorations.  It measures 7 1/4" tall, 2 7/8" across the top and 2 3/4" at the base.




Any help is always greatly appreciated and thank you for looking.

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

they were a bonus in a box of junk jewelry  I almost canned them and then I thought just test them!  For some reason I remember them from some line of jewelry but I can't think of the name  Anyone???  I think they are onyx and crystal  Thank  you so much 

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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

I've been looking at thrift stores for Barbie dolls--sifting through the ones that have totally mangled hair, or ruined outfits, and plucking out the good ones or ones that may only need a hair reroot. In doing so, I stumbled upon this gorgeous doll, stamped 1976 Mattel on the back of the head. However, I am unsure if the dress/ensemble she came in is the same year/the one she originally was sold with. The tag inside reads 'official Barbie fashion' and is white and pink.  Her hips are able to twist left and right, and her legs are 'squishy' and somewhat bendy. Though, the year seems a bit late to be a TNT and so does the face. Below are pictures of the Barbie and her dress.



Barbie Collectors discussion

Mar 28, 2015 6:52:11 PM PT

ID'ing a Barbie and dress she's in?




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Advertise Your eBay Store Here

Mar 30, 2015 6:08:36 AM PT


I am hoping someone can help me out on this art nouveau style mirror.  I found another on another site just like it only in an ivory color.  It was described as French ivory/celluloid from 1915.   I know the colors of celluloid can vary so what I am mainly interested in knowing is if it is actually an older piece.   I am guessing it is judging by the patina, wear on the handle and style of the mirror glass.  It is about 4.75" long and the mirror diameter is about 2 3/8" in diameter.  Thanks in advance for any help.






Antiques discussion

Hi! I'm not sure which board would be best to post this on, so I'm starting here. Any horse lovers here? I think I have a piece of horse tack that would fit at the front of the chest of a horse. It is leather, beaded Native American style, and has Mexican Alpaca silver buckles. Can anyone tell me anything about this? Do I have it right what it is? It measures 12 1/2" on the leather with the parts holding the buckles at the widest point. Here are the pictures.....








Thank you!



Antiques discussion

Mar 28, 2015 9:26:10 AM PT

Piece of Beaded Horse Tack

Hi ya'll!


I got this piece today.  Saw it and just had to have it.  It is a bronze lizard or, more likely, a horny toad.  It is signed on the bottom, but it is really hard to make it out.  It has a bale so I think it is a pendant.  A really big, heavyIMG_8617.JPGIMG_8627.JPGIMG_8624.JPGIMG_8616.JPG pendant at 3 1/4" by 2 1/4".  It is really neat looking.


Has anyone here seen anything like this?  Or a point in the right direction.


Most appreciated!



Antiques and Research

I would appreciate any help with info on this Boehm piece.  I could not find any other Madonna bust like this in my searches and I wanted to make sure the signature on the bottom looked right.  She is white bisque and measures, 8" tall X 5" long X 3.5" wide.  There are some vertical manufacture lines visible in certain lighting, is this typical or would it be considered a defect?  Thank you, to anyone looking at this post and anyone offering any help.Picture 23429.jpgPicture 23427.jpgPicture 23431.jpgPicture 23417.jpg 

Collectibles & Art discussion

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Collectibles & Art discussion

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Home & Garden discussion

Mar 29, 2015 5:57:06 PM PT

help ID this primitive trunk on legs

Hello. I have this carved wooden display shelf. I can't find any information on Loony Zoo. Marked on the bottom, By JJ Design 74. It stands 20" tall and 16" wide. Any help at all would be appreciated.


Thanks for taking a look...Dale






Toys & Hobbies discussion

Mar 29, 2015 1:09:31 PM PT

Anyone Ever Hear of Loony Zoo? TIA


Collectibles & Art discussion

Mar 29, 2015 7:17:34 AM PT

Can any one id this art glass vase

This measures about 7 1/4 inches long and 3" wide. I am very curious about the mark on the base. It looks kind of like a keyhole. This seems pretty old,  a couple of the chips look so dirt covered that they must be ancient. Does anyone have any opinions on age or the maker of this? Thanks for any help!

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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

These were found in a button box. 


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Collectibles & Art discussion

Mar 28, 2015 4:12:45 PM PT

What are these buttons called? Use?

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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Hello Folks,

Are there any Boehm porcelain figurine collectors in the group?  If so ...

I recently purchased this porcelain sculpture made by the artisans at Boehm Studios. It must be quite scarce, as I can only find one other example pictured anywhere online.  The dealer who had this other example referred to it as "Trotting Foxhound".  The sculpture is certainly a wonderful rendition of a tri-colored foxhound, but I was wondering if anyone knew if this was the correct name of the sculpture.  I'd also be interested in knowing approximately when it was made.

The figurine is rather large and stands about 8 3/8" tall to the top of the tail. It measures approximately 10" long from the tip of his nose to the back of his right rear foot. It has a glossy finish.  The underside of the hound's belly is hand signed with a Boehm script signature.

The hand signature on this piece suggests to me that it may be from the 1950's or 1960's, but I'd like some input on this.  I'm also thinking that very few were likely produced.  Does anybody have a Boehm porcelain reference that mentions this figurine?  Thanks in advance for any assistance anyone can provide!

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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Got these at an estate sale. First plate octagon shape, handles. The second plate is about 7 ¼ diameter etched flower , leaf design around the outside of the plate. Any help would be appreciated on age and manufacture


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Depression/40s-50s-60s Glass

Mar 29, 2015 10:39:01 AM PT

Need help Green Depression Glass I.D.

I post this in collectibles,  4 of the pictures werent public then I edit the post and when I was done I ran out of time and couldnt fix it.  can someone here help?


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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Mar 29, 2015 5:05:47 PM PT

any one here know wood primitives?

It was bound to happen sooner or later.


The most irritating thing about internet pages are the video advertisements that start up unbidden whenever you open the page.  Usually these ads involve screeching music or grating voiceovers, which provoke nothing but hatred as the viewer scrolls up and down the page to find where the stupid ad is stuck so he can turn it off (and vow NEVER to buy that product/service).  EBay in its complete lack of wisdom was destined to employ these ads eventually, and now they have, only with a typical eBay twist--you can't do a "mouse-over" enlargement to see the item in the auction without the video ad breaking through on top of what you are trying to see.  View the screen shot below to see what happened when I tried to get a closer look at a cover in an auction that had an auto-video ad embedded in it--


(Thanks eBay!  You guys are all a bunch of $#%@#^#&@!!!)



The Stamp Board

Mar 29, 2015 9:09:02 AM PT

EBay Advertising Idiocy Strikes Again



I got this piece today.  Saw it and just had to have it.  It is a bronze lizard or, more likely, a horny toad.  It is signed on the bottom, but it is really hard to make it out.  It has a bale so I think it is a pendant.  A really big, heavy

pendant at 3 1/4" by 2 1/4". It is really neat looking.

Has anyone here seen anything like this? Or a point in the right direction?  Or, is there anyone who can decipher that signature.

Any and all help is most appreciated!


Antique & Vintage Jewelry by Design

Hi thanks for looking in need of a little help here with this i think it's a old inkwell but could b wrong please see photos and help if you can or point me in the right direction thanks


Collectibles & Art discussion

43.5" long by 27.5"widest by 39-3/4" tall. Thank you





Collectibles & Art discussion

Mar 29, 2015 4:35:08 PM PT

primitive trunk with legs? Help ID please

I posted this on the antique board with no responses so I am hoping someone here can help me out on this art nouveau style mirror.  I found another on another site just like it only in an ivory color.  It was described as French ivory/celluloid from 1915.   I know the colors of celluloid can vary so what I am mainly interested in knowing before listing is if it is actually an older piece and made of celluloid .  I am guessing it is judging by the patina, wear on the handle and style of the mirror glass.  It is about 4.75" long and the mirror diameter is about 2 3/8" in diameter.  Thanks in advance for any help.







Collectibles & Art discussion


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Bye bye eBay!!!

Put more and more preassure on sellers!!


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2015 Spring Seller Update discussion

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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

This is a fantastic, chunky leather bangle. The beads are blue, white, gre and yellow. There is a starburst pattern and a red/yellow and green flag. Any ideas?bead bracelet.jpg

Antique & Vintage Jewelry by Design

Hello everyone!


I require assistance identifying this copper/silver Dragon Brooch. It has no makers mark or other identifying markings. Maybe someone recognizes the style of this particular designer or has seen similar pieces? I haven't tested the silver yet. I also can't figure out the appoximate age and would love some suggestions. Thank you!IMG_4530.JPGIMG_4532.JPGIMG_4534.JPG

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Mar 30, 2015 11:53:26 AM PT

Copper & Silver DRAGON Brooch

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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group





Any clues? 4.25"....shallow....copper leaf garland and silver or silverplate duck or fowl vignette...no marks....

Antiques discussion

These are cold to the touch and I didn't know if they were called art glass ? Any information would be great. thank you100_5046.JPG100_5046.JPG

Beads Beads & More Beads BBMB Bead & Jewelry

Mar 30, 2015 3:15:06 PM PT

Do you know what type of beads these are ?

This is completely out of my experience, but when I saw it, I had to have it. $7.99 at Goodwill was a no-brainer! :smileyvery-happy: Can anyone tell me anything about this neat primitive looking horse? What kind of legs would it have had? It's about 18" from snout to rear end. 








Thank you!



Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Mar 28, 2015 9:38:36 AM PT

Primitive Painted Terracotta Horse

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Collectibles & Art discussion

Mar 29, 2015 11:25:31 AM PT

Anyone recognize this artist?

This is a painting signed RUNCI. Who is this and what is the value?


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Collectibles & Art discussion



Does anybody know the parents of this little birdie? 


Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

I bought a 2 pound item.  Paid $6 flat rate shipping (listed as "Standard" shipping in listing).  Seller shipped Priority Mail, 2 pound rate.


Item is not as described, seller accepted return request, out pops a First Class Return Service label.


Just curious if there's a glitch with return labels or if anyone knows why this happened. 


I guess I'll be spending my morning on the line with ebay getting the label switched up.

Selling discussion

We used to get a ton of sales from UK, Canada and Australia.  Since the Global Shipping Progranm started, that business has all but died. 


The only reason we are so vested in eBay is because of the international exposure.


There was a story in the UK's Guardian newspaper about Chinese sellers not having to pay VAT tax.  This story got all the way to eBay management, and suddenly UK listings were getting a lot of exposure.


Now it's American sellers reaslly getting slammed. Views and sales are way, way down.


Because the Chinese pay NO shipping at all for their knockoff junk thanks to treaties and deals with Donahoe's cronies.

Because the Chinese have flooded the site with utter, utter trash.

Because buyers see eBay and they ASSOCIATE it with bad buying experiences, when they order from China and the item turns out to be cheap garbage or completely the wrong size/style/etc.


We demand equal footing and exposure.  This is disgusting.  Do something about it, eBay.


Selling discussion

Mar 29, 2015 4:10:47 PM PT

AMERICAN Sellers Need a Break, eBay!

It wasn't working on the 27th and I still can't get it to work. I can't list anything or revise what I already have for sale. 

Technical Issues discussion

When I have orders on Sunday like this one was, I usually ship in the afternoon the NEXT day so if there are more orders I can take them to the post at the same time. What the buyer did was pay and then, ask to ship to their P.O. Box. because eBay had "defaulted to their FexEx" address.I told them I couldn't but they could cancel if they couldn't accept it at their "FexEx" addy. I waited as long as I could for them to respond, but time was almost up for the "1 business day shipping" period. So I went ahead and cancelled. Today I am looking and I see it affected my DSR "Dashboard". SO what and why did they DIS me. I was just trying to get things done within the "One business day" shipping period and now it is "MY FAULT?" WHere do we get to post feedback rating for eBay? It is something eBay needs. Is eBay a member of the B.B.B.?

Where is the POST button? **bleep** eBay? **bleep**?




Selling discussion

I want to post a question, but I need a screen shot, I have no idea how to do this.

I also want to blur some info, how to do this?


I am using a new laptop with Win 8.1 

Selling discussion

An experienced buyer just contacted me through eBay messaging that one of the set of 5 bowls I sent him arrived broken.  He followed my instructions in the listing and on the packing slip and contacted me directly(with pictures) without opening a case.  The package was insured and since they are no longer a nesting set of 5 I wanted to refund the entire price and file an insurance claim.


So, since my buyer didn't open a dispute how do I avoid a defect when issueing a full refund?  Would sending him all but one penny work or is there a better way? 

Selling discussion

Mar 27, 2015 8:53:51 PM PT

Shipping damage-refund without defect?

Good Morning!  I just posted an 'open question' to cimmunity re: bidding!

First time I've made an inquiry so I figured I would make my qustion available to as many ebay members as possible!

Quetion in 'open post' and here is the same:  how is it that I have been outbid  twice by exactly $1.00, even though  my bid 

amout was an uncommon amount:  i.e., rather than $10.00, it was $10.63?  And yet, I was out bit twice by $1.00, to the penny!

I wondering how "hidden" my max bid really is, or do some folks just spend an inordinate amout of time going through every permutation of possible highest bid until they become the highest bidder. Or are people, perhaps, just using some program or other to present them with all the possibilities.

I'm not convinced this is just a simple cooincidence!!!

Thank you all for your time!  Have a great Saturday!  Thanks again!

kg :catfrustrated::smileyfrustrated::heart:

Bidding & Buying discussion

I would really like to thank all the people that have purchesed from my store.Is there a way to send a mass email ?

Selling discussion

I made a purchase for $38, it shows that the item was sold for $48.  I think this may be a scheme for eBay to make for money on listing.  They tell you to look at "sold" listings when listing your own stuff to get an idea of what things are selling for.  Could this be a way for eBay to make you overprice and have to relist?  Now with this no more relisting for free, it seems we're being scammed by eBay.....anyone else notice this going on?  Very sneaky....

Bidding & Buying question

I have had problems in the past when I create a listing sometimes the shipping charges dissappear. It will still give the shipping option to the buyer but it will give it to them for free.

For example I had a pair of pants listed with shipping for $3.76 First-Class but Priority was listed as free.

You would think a buyer would see that there are charges for the other shipping option(s) and know there must be a mistake but they go for the free option.


This brings me to my question: I had a buyer open an account yesterday (03/29/15) and they bought a pair of pants from me. The same pair I mention above. They chose the "free" Priority shipping option.

Im suspicious of this buyer for a few reasons: the user name they chose is just a bunch of random letters with periods. They chose the obvious error "free" shipping option. The same day they opened an account they made a purchase from me.


I feel like they opened their account just to make a purchase from me. Is it so they can leave me negative feedback when I call them on the shipping charges? Is it so they can leave me negative feedback for some other reason? Is this a buyer on my blocked list trying to get around it?


What should I do? Refund them their money? Ask for the additional shipping? Its not even about the money so much as I feel like there are ulterior motives at work. Like I am being manipulated. Is there a way I could ask these questions to the buyer without causing a problem?


Heres another question: can I include in my Terms and Conditions section "I reserve the right to refuse service" or something along those lines?


I would appreciate any help, advice, or information anyone has.

Thank you

Selling discussion

Mar 30, 2015 9:54:17 AM PT

Suspicious Buyer--what can I do?

I moved to of my items to the saved tab as soon as I seen them I paid for both but I still have a no big thing on my side every time I bid it says I have unpaid items but I do not have any unpaid items how do I fix it I get excited and want to bid on something and I know it's going to tell me I can't but I try to anyway help

Bidding & Buying discussion

Mar 28, 2015 5:44:17 PM PT

unpaid and can't bid

      I just received a neutral feedback regarding a 45 rpm record that I sold. The feedback states that I claim the record to be in VG+ condition and that it looks good but is deceiving. In fact, I graded the record as VG- which is a huge difference.I contacted ebay and they wouldn't take care of it.

    They stated that my customer is enitled to his opinion. I believe that this goes beyond that. His feedback is stating an untruth, regardless of his opinion or intent. I know that eBay can be less han helpful to we sellers, Still, I am bewildered as to how they believe this should be allowed to stand. Anyone have any experience with this kind of situation? Thanks

Selling discussion

does paypal charge a fee for sending a invoice from ebay?

Selling question

Is there any way to refine the search critera?  I've been trying to find a way to limit my searches but no matter what I do, I don't seem to be getting anywhere.  Is it possible to put quotes around words that will restrict the search to only those words?  Or some other character?  And I'm assuming there isn't a way to eliminate certain things, i.e. I'm looking for a book but I don't want the paperback version.  Can I say "Hardback" or "Not paperback" in some way?  I'm also searching for a particular book by an author but I keep getting other books by that author also, which I then have to wade through.  It's very frustrating and any help or advice would be greatly appreciated!

Getting Started question

Mar 28, 2015 5:13:44 PM PT

search criteria



Can anyone help identify this antique French commode? Any info would be appreciated. Thank you

Selling question

A few weeks ago my "sold" items dropped off the list. I thought it was related to the age of the listing so I didn't worry about it. But then, listings that had sold just a few days prior dropped off the list. Now I can't go back and reference anything unless I request a historical download. Is this normal?? How can I fix this? 


Note: "Restore defaults" in my seller view doesn't fix it. 





Selling question

I get my Paypal account linked to two Ebay accounts?

Payments question

thanks to ebayers that answered my question, but is there any way to respond, or counter question back at all?

Selling question

Mar 28, 2015 9:45:48 AM PT

reply to answers?

I think this is a wool blanket? Hoping the eBay community can help me with translating the Manufacturer's label to help me to identify this item. Is the label Russian or another language similiar to Russian? Thank you so much.

Selling question

I cancelled an order for a buyer and they are asking when they will see it. It has been 4 business days? I'm not sure what to tell them. It shows that it is refunded and taken out of my PayPal acct.
Thank you, Beth

Shipping & Returns question

I have 2 strings of beads sitting in my purchase history waiting to be paid for. Paypal insists that I change my address. The listing said WILL ship to Australia and Free Shipping.  I buy a LOT of beads from China and rarely have a problem. I contacted the seller asking them to please update their shipping so that I could pay...this usually works as it's a simple error. But not this time!


The next thing I get is a message from eBay telling me that the seller told them that I requested to cancel the transaction! I refused teling eBay that I had never made that request and only wish to be abe to pay for my items.  And it seems that was the end of it!


I'm an American living in Australia. Unless I can figure out how to deal with this through eBay, I feel I have no choice but to contact someone to invoke Australian consumer protection law, which is IMHO excessively strict.  I know it because I operate a business here.


Does anyone have any ideas on how to either get this seller to honor the listing, or to get eBays attention? I do not want this hanging over my head it's 2 lousy strings of beads at under $2!


At this point I wonder if it would be easier to just change the address to my daughter in Illinois and let her give the crystal beads to the kids to play with, and find another seller to get what I need to complete the necklace I'm working on!


I really need help with this....but thank you also for listening to me vent my frustration!




Payments question

Mar 28, 2015 5:14:57 PM PT

Seller won't let me pay...HELP!

i need contact number for ebay 

Shipping & Returns discussion

Mar 27, 2015 5:10:34 PM PT

phone number



Two questions: I have a case still open for a NPB it has not closed but is showing as available to do a 2nd chance offer. Even though I know they buyer is not going to pay (he emailed and pretty much said he could not pay) I should still wait until it closes. 


Also it shows 5 other items that are "available" for  2nd chance offers, even though all have been paid for and some even delivered already. So what is that about?



Selling discussion

Mar 28, 2015 5:29:35 PM PT

Second Chance Offer Question(s)

Just wondering, is it approriate for a buyer who wins an auction, and responds on the third day a

fter asking if it is ok to delay payment 5 more days, until they get paid?  BTW this buyer is also a seller.

Selling question

Mar 29, 2015 2:11:04 PM PT

Slow Payer

Please help me understand the process of purchasing an item. I've already set up an Ebay account and place a bid on two items. If you could please help. 

Payments question

Mar 27, 2015 6:53:37 PM PT

Buying an item

Hi Guys,


I'm from the UK and for some reason It's all US stuff, when I was on years ago I knew how to swap but I cant do it.... Please help me lol :smileysad:

Mel xxxx

Getting Started discussion

Mar 28, 2015 2:17:19 AM PT

im on the wrong ebay help