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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Feb 28, 2015 10:41:27 AM PT

Pressed Glass Compote/pedestal bowl



Does anyone recognize this Glass Candle Stick pattern?

They are a Royal Blue color and about 8” tall and 4 ¼” at base and 2 ½” at top.

No markings that I can find.

Two seams at 180 degrees from each other.

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Please help identify the purpose of this new Sergio Rossi pouch 4.5"x3.25, made of gold python leather - nothing inside - retails for $149 - crazy!


Nothing inside - no dividers - just a pouch! Had it been a bill holder, or business card holder - it would have to have some kind of closure...


Any ideas of usage? Thanks.

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Fashion discussion

I have this 16" doll with wooden legs and a composition head.  No markings.  Can anyone help to identlfy? Thanks.









Dolls discussion

Digging through stuff and hope someone can help with this large plate. Charger? Serving plate- bowl. Can anyone give any information on th back stamp?

Age or is it fairly recent production? 

It measures 12 1/2 inches and approximately 3 1/2 inches deep. 

I can never tell which way is up - and out of the three I have posted - bet the crorrect way i the one I did not include in the image!

Thank you for any information!!! plateLARGEasian1.jpgplateLARGEasian2.jpgplateLARGEasian4.jpg


Thank you! 

Collectibles & Art discussion

Feb 26, 2015 12:16:46 PM PT

help asian platter Back stamp mille fleur?

I don't know very much about coach bags . I'm gonna list this soon. Don't know the name or type of bag.thanksIMG_1939-1.jpg





Fashion discussion

Looks like I have been outsourced. I hoped he would bid on something good but it would appear he is already asleep on the job. Btw, search going ok for everyone ? 1425082844106.jpg It has been kinda sticky for me past couple of days or so. Keeps turning but no results. I have to close the window and try again, sometimes few times.

Bidding & Buying discussion

Feb 27, 2015 5:25:07 PM PT


I ordered an item from an Amazon seller, and it was sent in this thing (inside of an envelope, of course!) . It's thick plastic. The tubes are air-filled, and it has a pocket to slide the item into. it measures 10 in x 7 in.  I think it's neat and would love to get some if I only knew what it was called!








Selling discussion

Feb 28, 2015 11:30:32 AM PT

Anyone know what is this thing called?



Thoughts of spring.....

New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

I am having a terrible time trying to find what I want on eBay.  I did a search using the words "rag basket" and narrowed it down to "Home Decor".  A few real rag baskets showed up, along with:


  • Black Metal Wall Mail Organizer
  • Easter Bunny Front Door Wreath
  • Wicker Laundry Basket
  • Rag Doll Figurine
  • and my favorite ~ Realistic Fake Food Cheese Slice laughing emo.gif

Any tricks of the trade?  Use more words or less words?  Any insight would be appreciated.


And, btw, out of the 816 results on the site that rhymes with betsy, nary a fake food slice in sight.....

A Part-time eBay Sellers Group discussion

Feb 26, 2015 6:49:07 PM PT

Using "Search" ~ What's The Secret?

Interesting, I've seen the EPQ a number of times, but never the "Embossing" comment.

Also the note was moved to another invoice due to Mint Error "Mashing".

This note was pleased to see a " Embossing" comment on back of this recently graded note. Is this something new PMG is implementing?


Other notable error: 
1.Off centered bell inside inkwell (to the left).
2.One big eye at watermark

















Collectibles & Art discussion



Good morning.



New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

Good day, Any information would be greatly appreicated about these dolls. The dolls are not in my posession, so unfortunately, I am unable to see their markings (if any) Thank you in advance.



Dolls discussion

Feb 26, 2015 11:32:26 PM PT

Can Anyone Tell Me About These Dolls?



This is an interesting photo --- there must be at least one bookseller in the bunch, we never miss a free meal.


 I wonder if anyone recognizes the head gear?



Noted as "Bond Bread Banquet 1939". This came in an old GE Envelope.








Booksellers discussion

Feb 27, 2015 12:33:45 PM PT

Bond Bread Bookseller

I have a vintage OR antique opalescent green(a shade darker than imgs). It has a 2-part mold seam, right from the tip of the tail, right through to the plinth. There is a chaunk missing from the top(was it a candle cup? Is this B&S or just plain BS? TYIAfish1.jpgfish1.jpgfish3.jpg

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

I found these old coins in a drawer - I've had them for years and had forgotten all about them. I believe they are from the era of Jesus (Byzantine?). The first one has letters/numbers on it's edge that I tried to decipher using roman numerals, but that didn't work.

Can anyone tell me what it says/what the date is?

Can someone tell me about the other ones?

Thank you, I appreciate any help.














Coins & Paper Money discussion

Need help describing this necklace and possible age?  It looks like a cloissone rose to me.  All opinions appreciated.  Help with description, please, thanks, Carolyn:heart:


Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Feb 28, 2015 9:33:59 AM PT

Would I describe this as book chain link?

I posted this pin a couple years ago but then it sort of got lost and I have just come across it again.  If I remember right, someone who was English said it commemmorated 50 years of Queen Victoria?  and they went on to explain the assay marks to me and the stamping.  I wonder if anyone could take a look and see if they can give me any info on it



Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Feb 27, 2015 6:58:47 PM PT

50 year jubilee pin info

Not much to go on, but the carving is so beuatiful it owuld be a shame to not try. Right now Im not even sure if I should be concentrating on God or mortal, male or female lol.


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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Feb 28, 2015 12:13:11 PM PT

Any ideas on who this cameo depicts?

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Interesting, I've seen the EPQ a number of times, but never the "Embossing" comment.

Also the note was moved to another invoice due to Mint Error "Mashing".

This note was pleased to see a " Embossing" comment on back of this recently graded note. Is this something new PMG is implementing?


This note has other notable error: 
1.Off centered bell inside inkwell (to the left).
2.One big eye at watermark

















Coins & Paper Money discussion



I will be booking us all a hut :smileyhappy: 

New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

Would like to know if anyone knows exsactly what these things are.  Is it jewlery or  knitting tools or something else altogether?     They are roughly the thickness of a pencil and anywhere from 3 to 7 inches long. Thank you for any assitance.



Collectibles & Art discussion

Feb 27, 2015 6:01:58 AM PT

What is this American Indian like jewelry?

Hi All,


    I am pretty sure this pin is military or from a military academy.  However I can find no info anywhere.  Hopefully someone can help provide me with some information on it.  Pics are below and thanks in advance for your help.





Militaria Collectors

Feb 28, 2015 4:20:38 PM PT

Insignia Pin CP wiht Laurels

Hi all.

I'm afraid I don't have much for references on zeppelin mail, and yet, here I am trying to figure a few things out.


Item 1 below:

Questions are as follows:

1. What was the mail rate in May of 1934 from Germany to Brazil via Luftschiff?  And, what were the dates this rate was effective? 

It seems to me it is likely a 1mark 50 Pfennig rate since that is the franking here.

2. The "3g" in blue  -I assume it is the weight of the item, which should be light enough for a single rate.  Confirmation on this?


Thanks in advance.




The Stamp Board

Feb 27, 2015 9:19:11 PM PT

Zeppelin Mail


Music & Musicians discussion

Feb 27, 2015 12:14:24 PM PT

Does anyone know this record label?



Can anyone help me to identify these small metal toy vehicles?  They are about 3" long.  One says Ambulance and the other says Fire Dept.  They were part of an estate in which there were toys dating to the 30s and 40s.  I thought maybe these two could be part of the extended setting to a train set but there was no train set.


I'd like to know the manufacturer, decade and anything else that could help to describe them. 


Thanks in advance for info.


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Toys & Hobbies discussion

Measures 2 5/16", this medallion looks to be made of bronze and has 4 tie/attachment holes. The back is plain.The kneeling man in center is under/within a stone arch and he looks to be holding a dagger/spear behind his back. Jesus(?) is seen in the distance on a cross. I read about  Longinus but that doesn't seem to fit what is happening on this coin. Could be a lion in the lower right corner (Nemean?)


Can anyone tell me the century/country/original purpose (perhaps a religious hermit would sew this on their robe?). Any help would be greatly appreciated.coin1.jpgcoin2.jpg

Coins & Paper Money discussion

I ordered an item from a seller in india that was estimated to arrive by 2/18 at the latest and has not arrived. The tracking number on the India Post site shows that the lastest action was "Insert Item Into Bag" in New Delhi on 2/5 and that the next office should be ISC New York New York (USPS).   I contacted my local post office yesterday, 2/27, and the USPS has no record of a package with this tracking number.  What can I do to find this package?  What can I ask the seller to do to help find the package?  


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Shipping & Returns question

Feb 28, 2015 7:45:45 AM PT

Item from India has not arrived in US

Greetings and I hope I chose the Right Group to aid me with this lovely Jade bracelet. I have spent hours researching, and am only becoming MORE confused!
So counting on one of you to give me the Correct Info before I list this bracelet. I was told it is Lavender Purple Jade by the lady I bought it from. I haven't seen any with this Rectangle Cut stone. Is that rare? The stones are such a VIVID color, except for the paler one. I was told this is Natural. What ERA is it from?
I'm even thinking it might be Victorian or Deco? It is stamped Sterling. Any help Appreciated!! Thank you in advance! Can't wait for comments! :smileyhappy:
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Jewelry & Gemstones discussion

Hi, I have an older Coach purse I am looking for the Coach name for. It is 9-1/2" wide, 3-1/2" deep and 7-1/2" tall. #078-6046...made in USA. I'm thinking maybe a Saddle messenger? Black with medium dog leash non adjustable/removable strap. Pics included. Thanks! 



Fashion discussion

Feb 27, 2015 4:18:59 PM PT

Coach purse Name

Hello...hoping someone can tell me whether this jacket would be a tour of duty jacket or more commemorative? I only ask because I do not see any patches like the other jackets I found. Thanks!!



Militaria Collectors

Feb 26, 2015 4:41:45 PM PT


Does anybody know what these brass guides are for and what they are called? I know they have something to do with vintage lighting, and I believe the power cord is supposed to be threaded through the threaded tubes. But, I could be wrong....


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Collectibles & Art discussion

Feb 28, 2015 11:24:19 AM PT

What is this vintage lighting hardware?

I received these in the late 1950s.  They are between 1 1/2" and 1 3/4" long and 1 3/4" and 2" tall. Light composite of some sort, GERMANY embossed on their bellies. Medieval tack.  Ideas of maker? Thanks for any help.littlehorses.jpglittlehorses1.jpg

Toys & Hobbies discussion

Feb 27, 2015 9:39:30 AM PT

Help with tiny German toy horses

I have liked this pot since I found it at a estate sale - it is old, large (15"H x 18"W), is made of terracotta, and has the normal smiling sun on one side. But on the other side it has very hard to find Native American dancing kokopelli flute players - I can't find another like it through numerous google searches.

I appreciate any help.








Collectibles & Art discussion

    This is a signed SKULTUNA miniature gun.  Possibly a paper weight.  The base mesures about 2 x 1 and it is 1 3/4 inches high.   Anyone care to take a guess at the metal?  I saw something simliar that mentioned gold plated brass.  Is it a paper weight?  Any guesses as to age?  Or what the signing letters stand for?  What category might be good for listing it?


  Thank you for any help or ideas.





Collectibles & Art discussion

Feb 27, 2015 2:16:01 PM PT

SKULTUNA miniature gun

Need help identifing this pencil drawing,  Signature is not clear could be Tom Phillips but not sure it is dated 1974 and is 17" x 12" to the edges of the paper and 15" x 10" edges of the drawing it's self.  Any information will be appreciated. DSC05487.JPGDSC05488.JPGDSC05489.JPG 

Selling question

Feb 27, 2015 4:20:11 PM PT

Signed Pencil Drawing

I picked up a few pieces at a sale that I would like to sell, however, before posting them I was hoping someone could tell me an approximate age?  they look vintage, however, they are very tarnished so I'm having a difficult time determining if they are old or just dirty.
Also, is sterling always marked?
2 rings are marked sterling, the blue stone ring and the clear glass ring that resembles a diamond.  I'm assuming it's a rhinestone as I can't imagine a diamond would be paired up with a sterling mount.
The turquoise ring is marked 925LOL?
The other rings do not have any marks. Could they still be silver?  if not, what do you think they are made of?
The bracelet is marked 14k.  I was hoping someone could tell me if it's a newer piece or vintage.
Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated as I'm not very knowledgeable in the jewelry department.  Thanks in advance and have a fantastic weekend.











Collectibles & Art discussion

It is a fine fillegree metal hexagon shaped.  We are unable to find any markings.  Would be interested in knowing it's maker, period, designated style and estimated value.20141008_080127_3_resized.jpg

Collectibles & Art discussion

Not sure if I am correct and would appreciate your opinion.  Appears to be pot metal.  Chain attaches on either side at the top of the pendant.  White creamy lucite stone.  I thought they were glass originally, but not.  The pendant measures 2" by 1 1/2". Unfortunately, no marks of any kind.  Appreciate your advice






Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

WOW, it has been a while since I posted.  So far 1/2 hour to find this group and load pics.  I hope this works.  Anyway, I thought this was a duoette, but I have spent a lot of time trying to figure out how to separate.  Appreciate any advice - on whether or not it is and/or how old?  Any advice appreciated.  It measures 2 1/4" by 1".  








Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Feb 28, 2015 9:43:10 AM PT

Whatz it? Duoette or Not? Unusual backing

OK...What looks lrock2.jpgike a boneless pork chop, wrapped in tree bark? My rock specimen. A friend had seen an image and asked if I thought it was petrified wood.

Stats: This weighs 1 3/4 lbs. It is 4.5" wide and between 1-2 inches in thickness. The color is that of cooked fat with tinges of salmon, gray and a curious black vein, in areas.Any clue would be helpful.rock1.jpg

Gems & Minerals

Anyone know this deisgner? Guessing upscale, it is a tank top and the rhinestones are sewn on by hand. Manufacturered in China. Google and Ebay have no results for the names I think it might be, but can't read the writing very well. Thx








Fashion discussion

Feb 28, 2015 4:11:20 PM PT

Anyone Recognize this Designer Label????

I  cannot find the label on this NWT Ralph Ralph Lauren after searching quite a while. I did see one but no clue as to the year made. Theis first jacket is a ralphLAURENforum1.jpg ralphLAURENforum2.jpgralphLAURENcreamSZ2blazer7.jpgralphLAURENforum3.jpg







Alos a black velvet blazer with a green label.. I thought I had read years ago the freen label are Vinatage? 1980s? Is that correct? 


Any help to clarify the labels is much appreciated! Thank you! 

Fashion discussion

Good morning all...I was directed here by a friendly member from the collectibles forum.  I have a couple of questions and I'm hoping someone will be able to help me out a bit. 

I picked up a few pieces at a sale that I would like to sell, however, before posting them I was hoping someone could tell me an approximate age?  they look vintage, however, they are very tarnished so I'm having a difficult time determining if they are old or just dirty  - I posted photo's below.

Also, is sterling always marked?
2 rings are marked sterling, the blue stone ring and the clear glass ring that resembles a diamond.  I'm assuming it's a rhinestone as I can't imagine a diamond would be paired up with a sterling mount.
The turquoise ring is marked 925LOL?
The other rings do not have any marks. Could they still be silver?  if not, what do you think they are made of?
The bracelet is marked 14k.  I was hoping someone could tell me if it's a newer piece or vintage.
Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated as I'm not very knowledgeable in the jewelry department.  Thanks in advance and have a fantastic weekend. :smileywink:
Above - Is the ring on the top right (green stone, no markings) silver?
Same question on the turquoise ring (middle)
Red stone?
Below -What are the blue stones?
Is the ring below old or dirty? stone?
Vintage?  Note the random green stone, any idea why it was added?

Jewelry & Gemstones discussion




I think? the last pic is about as clear as I'm going to get a pic-I used mt 10X loupe and the macro setting on my camera. Any ideas on who made this?



Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Feb 28, 2015 9:15:24 AM PT

Newer piece-anyone know this makers mark?

Hi I am trying to find some more information on this piece. It is a well done carved wood picture of cranes on a branch. What is interesting it has a lebl bottom right corner. The lable reads NG Trung KY. I know there is a few artist who go by this name, but am not 100% As I could bot find anything like it. The piece is from the 1960's. It is very nice and size is around 19x33 inches. Any help is appreciated.



Collectibles & Art discussion

Feb 26, 2015 12:56:09 PM PT

Need Help On Wood Picture With Label

Got this with a stack of rock and roll Lp's and threw it out, I then thought I should not throw it away just because I do not like it.


Is it worth more than $5? I tried google, no luck finding it.







Collectibles & Art discussion

please help me with any info on this is item , i cant not find info on this marking.. is this a decanter?

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Collectibles & Art discussion

Feb 27, 2015 6:03:58 PM PT

need italian marking identification

  This looks like stainless steel and is about an inch and a half high and wide.  Not sure what the slit is in the side for.  Not sure what the whole thing is for.  anhyone reocgnize it?  Age?  Origin?   Is it a paperweight?


thank you for any assistance


Collectibles & Art discussion

Feb 28, 2015 6:16:36 AM PT

Is this a golfers pill box or what?

Interesting, I've seen the EPQ a number of times, but never the "Embossing" comment.

Also the note was moved to another invoice due to Mint Error "Mashing".

This note was pleased to see a " Embossing" comment on back of this recently graded note.

* Is this something new PMG is implementing?

* Can anyone tell me what is the value for this note?


This note has other notable error: 
1.Off centered bell inside inkwell (to the left).
2.One big eye at watermark

















Coins & Paper Money discussion

I forgot to get her height before I put her away. Im guessing shes maybe about 6 to 7" and is porcelain.

I cant make out the artist name on her neck. Any help is appreciated.





Dolls Artists and Limited Edition discussion

20150228_222144.jpg20150228_221903.jpg20150228_221952.jpg20150228_222001.jpg20150228_222016.jpg20150228_222042.jpg20150228_222144.jpg20150228_222214.jpg20150228_222156.jpgI purchaes 7 Louis Icart pictures/lithos from an estate sale. They are clearly older so I know they aren't current reproductions. They are completely framed (back sides are that paper/card stock) so I cannot tear into them to see if there are any other markings. Can someone help me? Or at least point me in the right direction? Thanks.

PS - Excuse the pics....I just snapped them really quick. I know one of them looks like there are water problems near the copyright, but it is just the lighting...or my phone. They are all in perfect condition.

Collectibles & Art discussion

Feb 28, 2015 8:40:13 PM PT

How to value Louis Icart lithos?



I have had this hanging around for a while without knowing what it really is. It is rather large, seems to be a stitched castle with sequins sewn in.  Would be nice to know if it was made in USA or from some other country. Any information is welcomed .. Thanks! 




Collectibles & Art discussion




Happy March, the GREENEST Month of the Year!  What's your goal? Pay some bills? Have some fun? Save up for a new car? Take that big vacation?  Whatever it is…maybe we can help!


Join us if you'd like to talk to other like-minded people for inspiration, motivation, or just plain company while you work.  We know what it's like to have a big stack of stuff to list and how sometimes you just need the gentlest kick in the behind to get you going   And hey, sometimes you don't really need to get going, you just want to crow over a good sale, relax after working hard, talk to someone who relates to you…..you know---just hang out at the water cooler with your friends.


This whole year (i.e. 3 months), I've gone with a tropical theme because I just find the warm water and sunshine so calming and delightful.  I hope you do too!  We also have our lucky Magic Listing Dust--scatter it all over yourself and your listings:







Some little green friends:







And our boy-toy, George:





Finally, here are some suggestions to keep the money flowing.  We've culled these from years of experience and hope you'll be helped by them!



 1. LIST AT LEAST ONE THING EVERY SINGLE DAY OF THE WEEK!  If you are like some of us here, and have another job, write things up and schedule them to launch on a daily basis.



 2. LIST IN A VARIETY OF FORMATS - Try some regular auctions, auctions with Buy it Now, Fixed Price, and Fixed Price with Best Offer. Not only will you get a better idea what works for YOU, but you'll offer buyers a variety of buying options.



 3. OPTIMIZE YOUR LISTINGS – By using the free Terapeak Keyword app (find it in the Applications tab), learning how to take better photos (there are free courses online), changing the keywords on your store pages regularly, changing the opening blurb in your store header regularly (web spyders love new content) and experimenting with price changes UP as well as DOWN!



 4. DON'T LET YOUR UNSOLD LISTINGS LAY AROUND - Check your My eBay page and click on Unsold...get those relisted ASAP! You've already done all the work, so be sure they're viewable by buyers!



 5. OPEN A STORE - If you are wondering whether you are better off with a BASIC store or a PREMIUM store, figure that if you have over 250 store items, Premium is a better buy....under 250, Basic is....this is at least a rule of thumb to get you started.   Stores used to be great places to put items and keep them available year round, but with the fee changes, maybe not so much.



 However, there are at least three really good reasons to have a store....listing fees are less if you have a store, your items can be separated into categories (much easier for buyers to shop), and you can run Markdown Manager sales.



 6. DEAL WITH BIDDERS, BUYERS, AND ANNOYING INQUISITIVE POTENTIAL BIDDERS IN A PATIENT AND FRIENDLY WAY - Remember that it's worth money in your pocket and life is too short to have your tail in a knot.  Write up that snarky reply, get a laugh at it, then hit delete.  Kill 'em with kindness :-)



 7. KEEP A POSITIVE ATTITUDE! This thread is all about MAKING MONEY, that's for sure, but we feel that being supportive of our Lister Sisters and Brothers helps ALL of us. Drop in and hang out! Venting is allowed, but take it easy on the drama, negative vibes and controversial off-topic issues such as politics and religion.


















Fashion discussion

Mar 1, 2015 7:27:22 AM PT

MARCH Gotta Make Money Support Group


Depression/40s-50s-60s Glass


Hope someone can help me. I have this print and cannot identify the artist.  If anyone can give me any information or direct me to another group that might have the information would be great

Here are two pictures

thanks again

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Antiques discussion

These pants are coming up for auction locally and trying to determine value before bidding.  Any help would be appreciated.T1109-1.jpgT1109-1.jpgT1109-3.jpgT1109-6.jpg

Selling question

Feb 26, 2015 10:41:54 PM PT

1917 military pants value

I found these old coins in a drawer - I've had them for years and had forgotten all about them. I believe they are from the era of Jesus (Byzantine?). The first one has letters/numbers on it's edge that I tried to decipher using roman numerals, but that didn't work.

Can anyone tell me what it says/what the date is?

Any info on the other ones?

Thank you, I appreciate any help.

















Collectibles & Art discussion

Hi. I found a pair of Chinese warrior figures, the taller one is over 8". I wanted to see if these could be anything other than decorative pieces from a museum shop or even from a chess set. They're well done.


One has some characters inscribed on the base. It looks like a Chinese character to the left and clearly '27' on the right, can't make out anything else for sure.


I rubbed the back of one with a wet finger to see if the lighter color sand would come off and it turned my finger black.  None of the above makes me think they're antiquities, but this is an area I'm totally ignorant of.


I'd welcome any opnions.







Collectibles & Art discussion

Feb 26, 2015 8:19:59 AM PT

Help with Chinese Tomb Warrior Clay Figures

I have this little ceramic Jug. I can see from the marks that it was made in W Germany, but that seems to be all I can fid on it..


Does anyone know anything at all about  this jug ? Any information woul dbe greatly appreciated !!!


Thannks in advance

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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Mar 1, 2015 12:13:13 AM PT

Help With Miniture Ceramic Jug Please

Hi There, I'm hoping someone may have some feedback on the following stamp on the back of this old postcard. The "1" stamp, does anyone know whtat that is called? Thanks for any feedback or suggestions on how to find out if it is rare or common. Thanks and I hope you have a great weekend coming up!

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Collectibles & Art discussion

Feb 28, 2015 6:48:39 PM PT

Old Postcard Stamp on Back, Rare?

  Asking if anyone is familiar with these things?  They range in length from two to 7 inches.  One end is like a push pin that goes into the longer end. See 3rd pic.    Made of some glass china  like material.  thank you for any help





Collectibles & Art discussion

Mar 1, 2015 6:51:41 AM PT

What are these Indian like toothy things?

it came in bag of stuff...

any idea on the origin???

the brown thing under the feathers feels like wood...

the item is meant to be hung, has a rope loop on top...

it is about 9" long...



Collectibles & Art discussion

Pitcher is a gold amber color.  Measures about 6.5" High, Diameter 3.75"  It is dimpled or is it called pinched?  I have been unable to find one exactly like this. Any help would be most appreciated,




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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Feb 27, 2015 6:53:57 PM PT

Glass Pitcher Dimpled Rough Pontil Blenko ?

I have a piece of Waterford Colleen and am wondering what the significance is of the etched date? Why might it say 1993? Does Waterford etch dates into the stemware upon the request of a buyer? Thanks in advance for your help.IMG_7364.JPGIMG_7366.JPG

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Feb 27, 2015 6:35:12 PM PT

Waterford Stemware Question

I think this is signed Stauffer but would like help to know for certain.  If name is Stauffer would like any information on artist. Thank you in advance.



Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Hi. Does anyone know the maker or age of this vase?

The whole vase glows green. It is 12 3/4" tall x 6 1/8" wide at the flower. It has a rough pontil.

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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Hi everyone, I found 4 pottery rhino figurines and by the looks of the bottom I thought they are black clay HOWEVER I cannot find anything that remotely resembles this type of pottery art.   I am hoping someone here has seen this type of pottery and can give me a little backgound on it.  Any help will be greatly appreciated. The larger rhinos are 8 12" x 4 1/2" and weighs close to 1 1/2 lbs - Kind regards, Mary


Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Feb 28, 2015 3:52:50 PM PT

Black Clay Pottery Rhino Figurines?

Hoping someone can tell me who makes this and recognize the insignia. Thanks  in advance for your help.



Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Feb 26, 2015 1:54:29 PM PT

Pls help ID studio art plate.

March is here...FINALLY!


I was asked  just this morning:






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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Mar 1, 2015 6:50:57 AM PT

Springing Into MARCH CHAT

This small olive green pottery creamer is impressed with Shearwater  and the initials JA along with the numbers 792878 all impressed into the bottom of the piece.  I believe the JA refers to James Anderson who joined the family firm in 1966.  Do the numbers refer to a model number or date or mean anything? 


TIA   :  )





Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Good day, Any information would be greatly appreicated about these dolls. The dolls are not in my posession, so unfortunately, I am unable to see their markings (if any) Thank you in advance.



Toys & Hobbies discussion

Feb 26, 2015 9:53:44 PM PT

Please help ID these dolls



We were hoping someone familiar with KPM (Konigliche Porzellan Manufaktur) porcelain could help us identify this pattern?


There appears to be an imperial Eagle and a Coat of Arms.


The plate is approx 10"


Any help in identifying the pattern would be great.



Rob & Tracie



Thanks for Looking!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Any ideas who made this vase? I'm stumped.greyglass1.JPGgreyglass5.JPGgreenjard2.JPG

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Feb 28, 2015 10:28:20 AM PT

Gray Glass Bottle Vase w/Ground Top

I'm attaching pictures that hopefully help to answer my question.037.JPG038.JPG

Collectibles & Art discussion

Can someone please help me with this, all I see is the items description in the box and no picsCapture.JPG

Getting Started question

This is a 13" glass sculpture.  It is signed and numbered.  Looks like Biogli or something but need help please. Thank you in advance.



Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Feb 26, 2015 7:30:36 PM PT

Glassies-Need Help with Signature Please



Found this unique piece. The body feels like polyester. Only tag on this inside is a somewhat torn tag with Lot# and Dry Clean Only.

Orange fur seems real, just cannot figure out what it could be- any ideas? Thanks!furIMG_0055_2take1.jpgfurIMG_0056_2take1.jpgfurIMG_0058_2take1.jpg

Fashion discussion

Feb 28, 2015 3:48:38 PM PT

Vintage 60s/70s Orange Fur? Any Ideas?

This is a 3 piece sectioned crystal etched Christmas tree candy dish.  Stands 13" tall and heavy. It has etched candles on it. Thank you in advance for help.





Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

I had probably the biggest PITA transaction in 10 years of selling on Ebay.  Other than the ones that use items and then return them for a refund.


Woman bought pair of sandals from me. I upgraded for free to Priority shipping for the free insurance.   USPS tracking had item stuck in the local distribution plant

in status IN TRANSIT for 4 days.   Buyer opens case demanding refund.    I said it was too early due to President's Day Holiday and the blizzards hitting the country.  She starts arguing back and forth and insisting how she know shipping works and the package is never coming.  Sending up to 4 emails a day.  This went on for several days until the package arrived on her first deadline date. Thank God!  

She claimed she was being "Nice about it".  Seriously.  I told her you sent me 4 emails per day arguing and demanding a refund    Her response was she never demanded a refund to the best of her knowledge was just "communicating and won't make that mistake again". 

I am hoping she keeps her promise.  :smileyfrustrated: Horrible woman, even worse doesn't seem to remember or know what she wrote in previous emails or just trying to save face for the foolishness of her email spaz attack.

If you want name of buyer email me. 

Selling discussion

I sold a skirt that had mutliple bidders.  The buyer left this note:


Please don't be upset that I ask, please see if there is any lower cost way to wrap, ship and credit any relevant amount, I am sincere low income on disability, used materials okay, slow arrival or pririty may be less, I'm not rushing.  I always leave nice feedback and hope you do the same.  Thank you for your patient understanding and for fine customer service.


The shipping for this skirt is first class, $4.12 in a poly wrapper.


I want to tell her............well, can't say that.  I am thinking I should tell her that $4.12 is the lowest shipping cost and that if that is too much she can ask to cancel the sale, no hard feelings.  Can  I report her?  If feel like this is extorition. 


What is the best way to handle this?



Selling discussion

Please help!!! I sent an item out from the uk to america, the buyer said they did not recieve it I, so I refunded them but told them that if they were to order again they would need to choose the tracked shipping option.
My page also has a warning that if the buyer does not choose to pay for special delivery, I cannot be to blame for any loss.
The same buyer ordered again on two separate occasions but chose standard delivery again, a few weeks later they said they had not received one of the items again. I told them that they did not choose to pay for tracking so this time there was nothing I could do, I gave them the benefit of the doubt the first time.

The buyer has opened a paypal dispute saying that 2 of the 2nd lot of items did not turn up (when they told me only 1 didnt) and are saying they want a full refund. I've spoke to paypal and they are saying there's nothing they can do, If I don't have proof of postage then I need to give a full refund. I explained that I don't have tracking details as the buyer chose not to pay for the special delivery even though they were told it was the only guarantee but paypal said it didn't matter. She had paid with paypal and they'd take the money if I didn't refund and paypal has to keep loyalty to the buyer.
Surely there's something I can do?!

Shipping & Returns discussion

I had a buyer buy a shirt from me that was in good pre-owned condition. I clearly stated in the description that the shirt did not have tags (I cut them off because they were itchy), but did state where the shirt was from and it was from the store I said- I would know I bought it from there! So she received the shirt and sends me a message about 10 days after receiving the shirt saying it wasn't the brand I said it was and was **bleep** there were no tags on the shirt and how could she know it was that brand if there were no tags. I am usually extremely easy going and have given people partial refunds and refunds really for nothing. This was a 5 dollar shirt. I could've given Her the money back easily, but I am so sick of being bullied on eBay especially when I did nothing wrong. To make a long story short I really didn't want to budge because she ended up cussing at me and using incredibly disgusting language and told me to take my 4.99 and buy myself a personality. How is this allowed on eBay? I am a top rated seller I make eBay thousands of dollars and they're going to let a buyer who has bought ten things in the last 5 years talk to me like that. So clearly she left me negative feedback (I had 100% before that) and I just can't even believe that I can't leave her negative feedback.  She was also laughing uncontrollably in these messages like ha hahahahaha you loser and all this. I spent an hour on the phone with eBay who were of no help. They read the messages and everything and I guess it's just ok to call their top rated sellers names these days. I ended a bunch of my listings- being a mother and a wife- I'm not in the mood to be emotionally and verbally abused by buyers and then have eBay do nothing about it. What a shame. Anyone else dealt with someone totally unreasonable like this? It has me so down because I really liked selling on eBay- this is just making me want to stop.

Shipping & Returns discussion

Feb 26, 2015 11:59:10 AM PT

Unreasonable buyer

I just received a neg feedback from a buyer about the case is unfit.


The item #111578158155.


Pictures are very clear, and I have many good feed back about this item for buyers bought for their cases.  However, this one customer bought and left a neg feedback after receiving it saying it does not fit to her particular 2013 Maxima. (this is something customer never asked me before buying or send a picture)


BUyer never asked question before buying or after receiving it.  Buyer also never discuss of returning it if she's not happy but leaving neg feed back out of nowhere.  I would have take it back in a heart beat because I know other buys would be happy with it.


Is this something Ebay will remove for me?  Thanks.


Purchased on 02/03, delivered 02/07.  Neg received 02/26.

Selling discussion

Feb 26, 2015 1:35:39 PM PT

Unfair neg feedback

It dosn't make sense to me that feedback is a place to express "feelings" . I thought it should be a place to express facts. I was told by an eBay representative that iit is about feelings. I ahve always tried to ehlp my kids work through there feelings and present things factually. Oh well. i gues i was wrong. Just curious as to what you think and how do you handle this so you won't get a negative?

Selling discussion

I have about 25 items that are electrical items that I don't know how to test because they'd need to be installed to test them  - think an item like a wall heater. They all appear in excellent, unused condition, but I don't know if they work. Altogether, the retail value of these items is over $1,000 so I am hesitant to simply throw them away. If I sel them here as "untested", I'm afraid I'm just asking for problems if they don't work. If I can't sell them on eBay, I don't think there's anywhere I can sell them. I am contemplating an auction of the entire lot of untested items, with a no return policy and no guarantees. Is this just asking for trouble, or is this something that people normally do without difficulty or issues? I've been accumulating this kind of stuff for the past few months, and I want to get it out of my house.

Selling discussion

Feb 26, 2015 6:47:22 PM PT

What would you do?

I ordered an old 1980s wrestling doll. Its rubber. Macho Man Randy Savage. The order is 3 days late. Everytime I ask about it... the seller keeps messagin me n sayin... TONIGHT YOUR FACING MACHO MAN RANDY SAVAGE. Why wont he answer me. He said this to me 10 times !!!

Bidding & Buying discussion

Feb 28, 2015 7:03:30 PM PT

Seems seller thinks Im a joke n is on drugs

The help pages are no help, at least I couldnt find an answer.....


Buyer bid on item days before auction ended. They have good enough feedback that they know how to use eBay. They were the only bidder, and won at my starting price. They did not pay, and immediately sent a cancel request via the message system:


"Hello. I hate to do this, but would you be willing to cancel this transaction? I hit Bid instead of Cancel and no one outbid me. I appreciate your consideration. Thank you."


Obviously, they changed their mind, or they would have cancelled the bid long before the auction ended. Still, I have no desire to force payment, I immediately sent back "no problem, I am sending a cancel request now, just make sure you approve it on your end". I used the *buyer requested cancellation*.


50 hours later, the cancel request details still show "waiting for buyer to confirm refund"...they never paid, so that should be a moot point. As I understand it, all that needs to happen is for them to accept the cancel. However, they are unresponsive.


My question is what happens if they do not accept the cancel? Will the cancel go through automatically after X number of days?


I could file a UI case, but I really do not want to force them to pay for an item they want and cause grief down the road.


thanks for any advice.

Selling discussion

I've already contacted ebay and they told me to open an item not as described case, but it looks like that is just for returns.  I don't want to return my item, I want a partial refund on the shipping.  Anyone know how to do this?


Here's what happened.


I won three auctions, I contacted the seller and ask for a new invoice with the combined shipping amount.  I received an invoice removing one shipping charge, which made the shipping double what it should've been.  I contacted the seller again and ask if they would be willing to put all three items in a medium flat rate box, no response.  I paid, then received the items ten days later.  They were suppose to have been sent priority, they were sent standard post, and I was overcharged by $10. I contacted the seller again asking why it was mailed standard vs priority, and ask for a partial refund, no response again.   The seller is clearly profitting on overcharging buyers, which is against the rules.  Ebay told me they'll refund it, but I can't figure out what dispute case to open. 


Thanks in advance!

Shipping & Returns question

I just listed my item as an auction with a 3 day listing then I get, Would you be open to an offer?  I do not have any bids. Advice?

Selling discussion

I had an auction for a pretty rare video game that ended a bit ago, and when I got on to see who won, much to my disdain I see that some guy with 0 feedback who created his account two days ago and has only bid on one auction (mine) outbid the next lower bidder by 50 cents at the last second. He also has a spammy looking username   and instead of having a zip code his location is just "default", so all that leads me to believe it's just some guy messing with my auction for some reason. He didn't pay after the auction ended and still hasn't... but am I just being pessimistic/paranoid? Or is this something people do for some reason - create fake accounts and bid up random people's auctions? It's especially annoying because it probably looks like I was bidding up my own auction, which will probably make people skeptical when it comes to second chance offers.

Selling question

Feb 26, 2015 4:18:35 PM PT

Someone bid up and won my auction?

I literally just sent the same item to a different buyer, same packaging, same weight, same shipping service for $5-6 for the label. Now I go to print another label for the EXACT same package and they want $12.50 for the label??? I don't understand?

Selling discussion

Basically, I bought a motherboard on Dec 8th, 2014. The ebay listing and description specifically said it was manufacturer refurbished, completely working, and had a 90 day warranty. When I got the item it does have MSI manufacturer refurbished label on it so that is correct. The fan connectors on the motherboard were damaged but that is something minor since there are other connectors and the board did work fine. Another minor inconvenience is that the motherboard was not updated to support the claimed LG1150 compatibility so I had to do it myself. Lastly, only to find out that my 90 day warranty was completely bogus.


My system died in the middle of my work (Monday, December 23, 2015). I tried powering it back on only to have nothing show on screen and immediately powers off within a split second. I then opened my case to try and find out if my components got surged, it has no indication of damage, no burnt smell, capacitors were not leaking nor was it bulged. So what I had in mind was it was either the motherboard I got from this guy, or the power supply I got from someone else. I tested my power supply using the paperclip method and then hooked it up on a different system to make sure it still works, and it does. Tried a different power supply on my motherboard and more troubleshooting so far as to go to breadboarding it so it is confirmed dead.


Later on, I contacted MSI directly to issue an RMA because I was confident I have a 90 day warranty that SHOULD be valid until March 8, 2015. I then gave the representative the serial number of the item only to find out it expired on December 16, 2014 which is 8 days after my purchase. I was told to contact the re-seller which I did that Monday night. He only replied Wednesday last night after sending him another message. He told me to contact MSI again so I did, which MSI still confirmed that the warranty is expired. They gave me a ticket number and told me to have my re-seller contact them with it. I got back to my re-seller and stated that his listing and description on ebay was not as described and told him to contact MSI with the ticket number. He told me he would contact me again today, the 26th. I then opened a dispute on paypal on the 25th after conversing with him for a SNAD item since I knew I was still protected with 180 day guarantee. I wanted to fix this issue quick or at least have MSI RMA, but I could not so I had no choice but to file a dispute.


Another day has now passed and I still have not heard from him since his acclaimed "Will get back to you tomorrow." How hard is it to validate the warranty on MSI with one phone call? Re-seller told me last night that they would ask MSI to fix my warranty issue but that is clearly not what I paid for. I am expecting to have my warranty and to have it replaced ASAP. Even if the re-seller fixes this issue, I won't even have enough time on my warranty left because it is only up until March 8, 2015 and still I have not heard from him. So now I am just issuing a refund. I have already missed 4 days to be able to complete projects for clients because I wanted to give him time to respond. I have been speaking politely and provided all the necessary information and now he is not responding again.


I am knowledgeable in using technology, have an anti-static wristband while working with the parts so I'm pretty sure I did not cause any damage myself since it was operational. I am now forced to buy a new motherboard. Waiting any longer prevents me from completing other projects that has been given to me.


TL;DR, in short.. Seller sells me a board with a false 90 days warranty. Will I be able to win this case and refund the $119 I spent? Should I escalate my dispute because I've had enough of waiting for him to respond? What's the best way to handle this?


Posted below are screenshots on imgur.com of our conversation before purchase to confirm that the description is correct, the item's listing and description, screenshot of my account on MSI's warranty page, and the serial number on box.


imgur album: http://imgur.com/a/oyBop


Thank you

Bidding & Buying discussion

is anyone else seeing alot of scammers with the item not as described

Selling discussion

I bought an item I'm not sure is authentic. Can I list it as long as I say I'm not sure?

Selling discussion

Feb 27, 2015 7:41:08 PM PT

selling an item I'm not sure is authentic

Shipping & Returns discussion

Could someone please help me identify these purple flowers? I think the cross on the left is made from forget-me-knots . . . are they violets or something else?  Are the bell-shaped flowers on the right columbines?  Or what?









Selling discussion

Feb 27, 2015 11:39:13 PM PT

Identify purple flowers?

Sold an item to a buyer in AZ. I live in Souther CA. Have 3 days handling time on this item. Estimated delivery time is 5 business days prirotiy mail from date of purchase. I checked to see. On the listing, my zip code is the default. It shows 6 business days for delivery to my own zip code, while 5 business days to a zip code in AZ! Now how can that be?

Shipping & Returns discussion

Feb 26, 2015 11:32:38 AM PT

Estimated delivery time?????????

I have an expensive tie for sale I got as a gift 10 years ago but never wore it and am selling it as pre owned in its original box. A bidder from Canada wants me to mark the package as "used" if he buys it because he said he wont have to pay duty on it if its under 200. Is there anything I need to worry about with his request as far as writing what he wants me to on the package? thanks

Selling discussion

Anyone else get this email?




It might be spam? I don't think it would even affect me. I rarely sell anything.




My Account discussion