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Getting Started question

Mar 26, 2015 5:06:24 PM PT


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

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

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

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

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

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

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

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

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


Punch Bowl Base?



Base or Vase?





Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Mar 27, 2015 4:00:23 AM PT

Glass - EAPG Pattern Help, please

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




Collectibles & Art discussion

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

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

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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Mar 27, 2015 11:04:26 AM PT

2 depression glasses I need help with IDs

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








Antiques and Research



Good morning everyone.



New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

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




Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

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



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

New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

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



Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Mar 26, 2015 1:42:54 PM PT

Are these earrings rose quartz?

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



Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Mar 27, 2015 7:38:05 AM PT

Opinions Needed ... Iris or Orchid?

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Kinda has the cats eye thing oing on, sorta.

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Mar 27, 2015 3:32:25 PM PT

Does this look like moonstone to you? TY

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I think these are Bohemian garnets  The clasp is a different hue, you think it's been replaced?  Should that make a difference?  Thanks 

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Mar 27, 2015 3:45:16 PM PT

Opinions please Bohemian garnets?

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

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

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

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

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



Fashion discussion

Mar 26, 2015 12:36:45 PM PT

Help with lululemon athletica top

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

Jewelry & Gemstones discussion

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



Antiques and Research

Mar 26, 2015 9:01:37 PM PT

Hand Tooled Leather Briefcase...info needed

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

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


Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

I think, this is a pretty neat necklace, but not sure of age. Looking at it, now, I see Mt Fuji in the background on some of the squares, so it must be Japanese. Some squares depict a pagoda, but I haven't yet figured out what is depicted on the other squares.  A magnet doesn't stick to it, so it's not brass.


Would cloisonne be an accurate term for the squares, or something else? There's a spot of verdigris on the back. If that wasn't there, I don't think I'd clean it.


Any thoughts appreciated. Thanks.


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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

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

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

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

Antique & Vintage Jewelry by Design

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

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Mar 26, 2015 2:43:53 PM PT

Anyone recognize this funky orange stone?

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



Howdy everyone.



New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

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



oil on canvas, 40" x 30"

Selling question

Mar 27, 2015 8:21:49 AM PT


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...


Selling question



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

Collectibles & Art discussion

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





Collectibles & Art discussion



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


Thank you in advance for any help you can give!

Mrs. Marbleman

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Depression/40s-50s-60s Glass

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


Motors discussion

Mar 26, 2015 12:41:44 PM PT

Identify GM differential gear kit

Hi Everyone,

  I was told by a fellow Ebayer that there was an Avon Brochure that showed the photos of the "Fashion for Avon Barbies" outfits which are in the sealed package.

I have tried to get in touch with that person to find out which brochure/catalog but unfortunately I have not received a response. Does anyone know which catalog has the outfits in them? If so do you know where I can purchase the catalog? I am attaching the photos of the package.








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Dolls discussion

Mar 27, 2015 2:41:46 PM PT

Help with Fashion for Avon Barbie


Collectibles & Art discussion

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

Collectibles & Art discussion

Mar 26, 2015 9:34:21 AM PT

Anybody Know this Artist?

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


Persian And all types of Carpets

Mar 26, 2015 4:57:09 AM PT

Help Id origin Of hand Made Persian? carpet

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?

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


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

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

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


Any opinions are greatly appreciated.







Seal 1


Seal 2

Collectibles & Art discussion

Mar 27, 2015 8:09:21 AM PT

Are these real Moreau lamps?


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


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


The foot # is 930438


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

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


Can you tell what type of hair this doll has?


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


Dolls discussion

Mar 26, 2015 1:06:11 PM PT

Kathe Kruse Boy 14" Doll; Please Help ID

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'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?



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


Anyone have any ideas?  Is it military.


Thank you as always for your time.



Militaria Collectors

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 just sikd an item that seems to have some wstarbnge acticity on it. The "buyer" has (0) feeback and bought the item at a really surprising high price. I have tried contacting the buyer but have heard nothing from them and received NO payment in 24 hours. I think this seems fishy because somene els eis selling the exact same item and the same thing happened the highets bidder is someone with (0) feedback. In my case there were 2 people with the same higest bid...see below.....the ultimat ewinner was the (0) feedback person. If the (0) feedback person doesn;t repsond to me can I just send a seconf chance offer or do i actually have to go through the entire unpaid item case...



Selling question

Mar 27, 2015 2:23:45 PM PT

Unpaid item and ) feedback customer.

Any information would be great. 100_5049.JPG100_5050.JPG

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

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

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

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



Hello ,

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


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

Thank you for your understanding.





Half.com discussion

Mar 27, 2015 11:57:42 AM PT

Violation Notice H9520 from Half.com to my

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











Collectibles & Art discussion

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


TIA, Bryan









Jewelry & Gemstones discussion

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?

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

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

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

Collectibles & Art discussion

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

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?



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

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

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

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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

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


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Antiques discussion

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

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What is this?

Antiques 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

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


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




Shipping & Returns discussion

Mar 27, 2015 6:35:39 AM PT

USPS in-transit, delayed

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

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

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

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

laperouse3.jpgPlease help with signature on limited edition serigraph. I have looked for days to no avail.... 


Collectibles & Art discussion

Mar 28, 2015 10:18:56 AM PT

Help with Signature on Serigraph?

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





Antiques discussion

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

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

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 I am trying to determine if this is worth repairing? 

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


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

Collectibles & Art discussion

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

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

Antique & Vintage Jewelry by Design

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


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


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


Thank you as always for your time.



Antiques and Research

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

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

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

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

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

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

Thanks, I appreciate any help.










Toys & Hobbies discussion

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


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


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


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


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


Is this eBay logic??? 

Selling discussion

Mar 26, 2015 5:42:08 PM PT

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

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

Selling discussion

This is happening right now and still not resolved!!


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


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


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


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


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

Selling discussion

I bought a bag of coffee as this was the only place I could find it (Starbucks 2014 Christmas blend)  the day I got it I filed for a full return - I am sure I will be ruled against - but I want to say that had the seller listed the item as she did another item - with "Sellers notes" then I would have seen that it had been opened...but to hide it behind "see full item description" is deceptive!!!!  Even if she had listed it as "New Other" I would have been clued in that something was different!!!!


Yes, my bad for not once but 3 times not seeing that box (had I and clicked on it I would have seen then that it was opened and I would NEVER have purchased it!!!!)  The description said "New, unopened and unused".  Today when I discovered the "view full item description" box and clicked on it a window opened saying the coffee had been opeend at the Starbuks and closed and was meant as a gift.   How am I to know that the item was bought for a gift and not received as a gift by the seller.  This is just so wrong!!!!!  Thanks for listening - just had to get this off my chest!!

Bidding & Buying discussion

Mar 26, 2015 8:08:43 AM PT

Full Disclosure on items

ebay now allows buyers to brag about winning ebay money back cases with negative feedback. This on top of the fact that ebay does not refund listing or final value fees on cases it decides makes it crystal clear that ebays only concern is its own profits.

My Account discussion

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


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

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


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


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


Any thoughts?

Selling discussion


Bidding & Buying discussion

Mar 26, 2015 12:40:40 PM PT

Bidder with FAKE/INVALID user ID

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

Shipping & Returns discussion

Mar 26, 2015 9:05:33 AM PT

return request dilema

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


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


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


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


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

Shipping & Returns question

I purchased a plain regular dress shirt at Sears (not a luxury brand) a few years ago never wore it.  I am now selling it at auction starting at 20% less than what I paid for it.  The original price tag included the price with no alterations on the tag is still on the shirt.  Since I want to sell the shirt as NOS is it smart to display what I paid for it?  I want to present it as a never worn item and displaying the orignal unaltered tag makes a convincing case in my mind.  I did not know if it is better to display the tag in it's unaltered condition or should I rip the price portion off of it so the original purchse price is not displayed.  I think there is no harm in displaying the original tag unaltered since I am selling it for less than what I paid for it.  I highly doubt I will get more than the opening price of $10.50 for a size 16. I appreciate your comments.  Thanks.

Selling discussion

I recently won an auction on a designer handbag for about $1300(it's about $2100 in retail store). However, the seller told me that she was helping her friend to sell that handbag since she doesnt have an ebay account. When she got that bag to ship out this afternoon and looked at the bag it doesnt feel right to her. She said she works in the luxury business and was pretty confident that the bag is not authentic... So... in order to keep her good population, she wants to give me a full refund... Should I just let her cancel the order? Is it possible that she just lied to me because the auction price is too low? Any suggestion to deal with this kind of case? Thank you

Bidding & Buying question

Good morning!

I had a buyer buy a pattern. She then wrote and asked what a combined shipping would be if she added another pattern. I sent her the information. She then wrote saying "I used add to cart. Please hurry before someone bids on my item." I only show the original pattern purchase. Where do I find the "add to cart" and how do I send an invoice with her combined shipping when I do? Never had this come up, and my seach for information doesn't help me in this situation, and I don't want her to loose her purchase while I hunt around.


Will appreciate help.


Thanks in advance.

Shipping & Returns 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