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This pottery vase is 9" tall, and is unglazed on the bottom with a number 69 in blue.  Thought it was unusual.SANY0203.JPGSANY0205.JPGSANY0204.JPG

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Oct 17, 2014 12:35:50 PM PT

Help ID Double Neck Pottery Vase

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Collectibles & Art discussion

Oct 17, 2014 2:49:35 PM PT

photo fro flower vessel

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No markings to go on this item so I am stumped   Is this considered stoneware?  Why is it made like that on the bottom?  Is that a Phoenix?  Is this Asiam inspired?  What is the name for the type of item it is and what is it used for?   Any idea on age, origin and anything else you can tell me would be very appreciated.   Thank you  

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

 I have a John Sturgess engraving titled " Liverpool Steeplechase" printed by Landeker and Brown. I have seen larger versions of this by different printers, but none this size. It measres 7 3/4" by 9 3/4" total sheet size. It has condition issues, Foxing, mat burn and heavy wear on top margin. Is this worth conserving?Stur 2.jpgstur4.jpgstur3.jpg

Collectibles & Art discussion

HI Everyone,

  I had this listed on both Barbie websites. One response was that she looked like Wendy from Uneeda but mine does not have the U. The other person thought that the Wendy dolls had the U. Please help. TIA


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Dolls discussion

Oct 18, 2014 2:38:40 PM PT

Please help ID this Barbie clone head

I need help!


The situation: My wedding is 2 weeks away, my mother needed a dress, I bought one for her being the freaky good online deal buyer that I am and beause my mother can barely use a computer and she's physically disabled and can't physically go shopping. The dress was $130, I offered $100 and it was accepted. It was described as New With Tags. We get the dress, it fits my mother perfectly but there are some beads missing from the hem of the bodice, there is a random seam across the front of the gown where there shouldn't be, and there is a white tag inside that says "Last Chance As Is Non Returnable" with two barcodes and then at the very bottom is typed "19.97" like a price tag but no dollar sign. I've worked in retail and an "As Is" tag on an item with a super cheap price means it's damaged! 




I wrote the seller and described everything above and sent photos. Frankly, I don't have time to shop for another dress with my mother at this point because I have a hundred other things I need to do for the wedding. I asked for a partial refund. The seller wrote back saying the seam across the front is a "goddett seam" and it's supposed to be there, and that the tag inside is an auction tag and he usually removes it, and that I must return it for a refund.


The quandry: Is this guy telling the truth or running a scam? If I return the dress, it will be super stressful to find another and I will be **bleep**...if I keep it then I will be stil be **bleep** because I believe that this seller lied but not as **bleep** as if I had to find a new one...what do you guys think?



Shipping & Returns question

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This second one is very heavy  I've never had a pin with such weight to it  Anything special?  

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Any info you can provide is much appreciated  Thanks!

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Oct 17, 2014 6:34:55 PM PT

Could this beautiful brooch be Juliana?

I was at an estate sale today that had a bunch of HSN jewelry like Heidi Daus, Nicky Butler Etc. I grabbed this ring because I could see a hallmark but I can not make out what it is. Have you seen it? Thanks!


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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Oct 17, 2014 6:59:18 PM PT

Help on a signature please

Hi I think this EAPG vase it stands about 7 1/4" with a saw tooth rim. the base has a 31 poin star or maybe an aster. it has a nothced design over all.I am trying to get maker, pattern age .  Any help would be great. thanks in advace. 



Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Oct 17, 2014 6:17:24 PM PT

glass help please with vase id

See the DOWN DETECTOR for ebay's constant outages.

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Tat bazaar says sorry, scrambles to resurrect site Customer service system also six feet under



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Selling discussion

Can you tell, if this bag is okay? There is creed, but no numbers. Size 8.5" high x 9" long x 3" deep. Thank you!







Fashion discussion



Hello, I'm trying to ID the maker on this coin silver butter knife. The first image is either an Eagle or the peace dove shown on picture back spoons. The next is an anchor. last mark is a person's head looking right.  The knife is about 6 inches long and has a swordlike blade which appears solid silver. The blade is filled and probably reinforced with an iron rod.




Antiques discussion

I know I've seen a discussion about beads like this, but I can't find it. :smileyhappy: Pretty glass beads seemed foiled inside, is that the right term? Filigree spacers, and barrel clasp on necklace and has  matching clip earrings. Keyword help is appreciated so I can research. Thanks as always!


Foil beads


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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Oct 17, 2014 10:16:02 AM PT

How do you describe this beaded necklace?

Please help ID a German punch bowl and mugs set and an additional mug I have. 


Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Hi, Any help with ID on this carnival glass bowl 9". Thought it might be Dogwood & Marsh Lily ? Many thanks! 



Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Google doesn't turn up anything but thought one of you might recognize the mark. The D could possibly be a P but it really looks like Docini to me.


Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Oct 17, 2014 2:03:29 PM PT

Dolcini? Dalcini? Ring a bell?

Is the design wheel cut or made some other way? 


I need help with ID. I have attempted on my own. The only thing that I found was that Morgantown might have made some with red feet.


IMG_5390.JPGI have not found this glass anywhere. It stands 4 5/8" tall and measures 3.5" across. The bowl is optic. Base is all ruby red but the very center where the stem meets the foot it is orange.

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion


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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion



New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

I know you know your cake plates but was wondering, since it's kinda related, if you would know who made these cuties and/or possible age. There aren't any listed.





Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Hopefully someone knows a little about Daruma? This piece is unsigned and stands about 60mm tall, and bears a lot of similarities to the work of Sukenaga/Sukesada from Hido province, mid 19c. I have seen one indicating a student of Sukesada, but that was signed also...


I know this is ittobori (one cut) daruma (doll, not netsuke button or toggle) matsu (pine). The two-toned effect was supposed to contribute to the humor of the piece.


There is nice age and a very finely textured surface I tried to capture, like it has been polished with a wire brush. 






Sukenaga netsuke: http://www.antiquenetsuke.co.uk/?page_id=24&page=26




Sukesada netsuke: item 291103650156


Collectibles & Art discussion


Hi, Think I posted this in the wrong board earlier, just in case here it is again. Any id of maker, pattern and color much appreciated

second one may not be carnival glass, we're not sure, has white opalescent edge on blue glass with 's' pattern. Many thanks!








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Collectibles & Art discussion

Oct 17, 2014 10:22:10 AM PT

Need help ID Carnival Glass Bowls Maker Id

I just had a member ask me if this sugar bowl and creamer by Johnson Bros in the Coaching Scenes was original or reproduction.  I didn't know there were repros.  How can I tell?  I bought 3 sets of these at an auction with one set still in the original box.




I have close ups of the pattern if you need them.  Thanks

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Oct 17, 2014 5:37:10 PM PT

Johnson Bros. Coaching Scenes

Hope everybody had as good a haul as I did yesterday!


Fall colors: a pair of Regency brooches, Renoir and Warner earrings, and some brown moonglow



Star-Art Sterling set, Bogoff earrings and a honkin' big KJL that's supposed to be a replica of one he designed for Jackie O. Sorry about the quality: my phone can't handle this much bling!



Avon, Monet, Trifari Patent Pending, and Radi made in Spain



And a pile of unsigned beauties



Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Oct 18, 2014 8:45:37 AM PT

It's Saturday - Time for Weekend Bling!



What is everybody up to today?





New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!




New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

Appears to be celluloid  and looks like it was made using one of those cookie presses...where ya just shoot the dough out in a ribbon & cut it off.  A bit rough at the ends (like where it was 'cut off') and ya can see it on the back also.


Don`t think I`ve ever seen a pin back attached this way..just curious as to possible age








Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Oct 18, 2014 6:12:35 PM PT

How Old Is This Funky Piece?

Hello, I have a neighbor who proposed me to sell a collection of dishes, from the 19 century.


It was manufactured in England. The owner says it's worth about 1500 €.


Can anyone help me?


I'll try to get better pictures.


Service consists of 76 pieces English porcelain:


1 bowl
2 large oval tureens with lid
1 small round bowl
1 gravy boat with spoon and lid
9 oval platters of various sizes
1 oval tureen with lid
9 sweet dishes
9 dessert plates
30 dinner plates
12 soup plates






Collectibles & Art discussion

Does anyone know this mark?



Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Oct 17, 2014 5:39:53 PM PT

GLASS: Bowl with Shamrocks MARK ID Help

Hi groupies,


Am I right in thinking that  this dates from the 1960s? It's marked with Trifari, a crown over the T, and a copyright symbol in a round circle after the Trifari. I have looked at the RCJ site and I *think* that this mark is from the 60s, but seriously ..there are just so many variations of this mark,  that I can't seem to get my head around this ....so I am asking for help here!


Also, does this pin belong to a particular line of Trifari jewelry? I can't seem to find another one   online, except for in google images, and there is no info linked to those ... I've checked my Julia Carroll books (101 and 202) to no avail.


TIA for any help.








Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Oct 19, 2014 12:02:47 PM PT

Trifari scimitar brooch please help date

Please share with me what this 3D Asian silk artwork is called.


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Antiques and Research

Oct 17, 2014 3:19:28 PM PT

Need ID for Asian silk artwork.

Anyone know anything about Alpha, hand trimmed - beaded -sweaters in Hong Kong in 1950s? Help appreciated...IMG_4858.JPGIMG_4857.JPGIMG_4860.JPG

Fashion discussion

Oct 18, 2014 11:59:46 AM PT

1950s Beaded Hong Kong Sweater Help Pls

Does anyone know when & by whom this table was made? I used one like it as my desk when I was little, that has been in the family for years. Thanks in advance.



Antiques discussion

Oct 18, 2014 10:57:06 AM PT

Small wrought iron deco table

Please share with me what this type of Asian art work is called.  Thank you.


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Antiques discussion

Oct 17, 2014 8:04:17 PM PT

Need ID for Asian silk artwork.

Hi I'm looking for some information on a fork hallmark    KL&CO EI   .Any info would by greatly appreciated. Thank you 



Antiques discussion

Oct 18, 2014 8:56:18 AM PT


I've two of these in my father's workshop, but I've no idea what they are. 


Whole box




It seems to me some sort of measuring device.


On the outside the label says: "Fiat Sat" - "A. 95687":




Any ideas?

Motors discussion

Oct 18, 2014 11:06:07 AM PT

What is this Fiat tool?

This is unmarked, does anyone recognize it?



Sporting Goods discussion

Oct 18, 2014 11:01:03 AM PT

Black and Red Fishing Lure

Hi, I picked this up today, trying to find an age for it, where is was made and if this would be considered a sampler. 10" x 11", not including the piece for hanging. This has some stuffing inside, feels like straw. Is this cross-stitching? Any info appreciated.


Needle Arts & Vintage Textiles discussion

Oct 19, 2014 4:34:55 PM PT

Would this be considered a sampler?

Purchased this vintage UM University of Miami Hurricanes Sebastian the Ibis wood art \ sign \ plaque in an estate sale in Miami. I cannot find anything even remotely similar to it for UM or any other team. It's carved out of wood, painted, clear coated, and framed. Doing some research I found out that the Sebastian the Ibis mascot stopped using a corn-cob pipe and sailor hat in the 50's-60's. It's 25" tall x 15" wide. Anyone have any more info, age, links to a comparable, or any idea what it's worth ?








Thanks !


Sports Cards, Memorabilia & Fan Shop discussion


Collectibles & Art discussion

Oct 19, 2014 11:44:17 PM PT

Help in identifying this piece of pottery.

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I would appreciate help identifying what is this gold imprint with the eagle.


It is on the inside flap of a black leather billfold that my mother had with a number of miscellaneous antiques.


I don't recognize this insignia or the billfold that is black and is 6" wide by 3 3/4" when closed


Was it used to carry paper currency??


Thanks so much

Collectibles & Art discussion

Oct 18, 2014 6:54:47 PM PT

Help with Gold Eagle Mark on Wallet

Hoping someone knows what this is. I think it is a trophy of some sort. Probably had a plaque on the wooden base (the two small screws in front suggest as much).


No markings on it.


Wooden base, the top piece fits into the base and I believe is made of lucite with the Eagle and Pistol shooter and the USMC Eagle, Globe and Anchor emblem within it.


To give an idea of size, the lucite piece is about 5 3/4" wide.


Any information would be appreciated.



Collectibles & Art discussion

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Any help is much appreciated   TY

Depression/40s-50s-60s Glass

Hello...Is this 9" vase by Fenton? Thanks very much!!



Depression/40s-50s-60s Glass

Oct 19, 2014 1:56:51 PM PT


Hi I am tryingt to find an age or maker for this cut glass wine. It stands 7 7/8" tall with 3" across bowl. it has a notched stem and 16 point star on the base. it has a 3 panle design of fans and cross marks it's hard for me to describe. The stem is a very thin 6 sided with notches. Any help would be great thank you in advance.


Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Oct 18, 2014 11:15:51 AM PT

Glassies help with cut glass goblet

hi! Thank you for adding me to the group! I was hoping to find someone with information on imperial twisted optic candle holders. I have this set that I have ID'd as Imperial with the correct pattern and size but what is throwing me off is the clear or crystal "color". Every resource I have (which is limited) says these candle holders only came in colors not clear. So I am stumped. any ideas??? When I went to a FB Imperial Collectors page,  they said it wasn't Imperial. My problem is many people list this shape in ebay, etsy, replacements.com as Imperial. So now i am really confused. Anyone want to help?? I will need to take the listing if i am wrong.....Thanks in advance!!IMG_6613.JPG

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Okay, found this today at a yard sale; it is some sort of very old troll; it has glass eyes, long nose; what's left of a leather hat. It appears to be made out of some type of composite. I was wondering if anyone could help me out with any info, age? Possible maker? There are no marks; it stands 6" high. Thanks in advance, Mary005.JPG

Collectibles & Art discussion


Collectibles & Art discussion

Hi Everyone,

   I have listed these items on the Barbie Groups and maybe they are not barbie clothes so, I figured I would list the here. The 2 outfits do not have any tags. TIA


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I would appreciate any help.






Dolls discussion

Oct 18, 2014 2:32:15 PM PT

Please help ID clothes

I have 2 different Barbie's that I am not sure which they are.


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African American doll markings: Head: 1990 Mattel Inc  

Caucasian doll markings: Head Mattel Inc 1998

Waist for both: 1966 Mattel Inc China

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Head Markings: Mattel Inc 1976  Waist is Mattel Inc 1966 Indonesia

I think this head was put on the wrong body because from the chart in the Doll Reference 1966 Indonesia is from 1992 to present but I do not think she came out in 1992 with a 1976 head. But I could be wrong so I am asking the experts.







Dolls discussion


Does this look familiar? 6-5/8" high top of stopper  4-3/4" wide base

Thank you




Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

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Collectibles & Art discussion

Arrived at USPS Facility

Oct-16-14, 07:09 AM, ORLANDO, FL 32824

Departed USPS Facility

Oct-15-14, 09:41 AM, JERSEY CITY, NJ 07097

Arrived at USPS Facility

Oct-15-14, 05:46 AM, JERSEY CITY, NJ 07097

Departed USPS Facility

Oct-15-14, 04:56 AM, FLUSHING, NY 11351

Arrived at USPS Origin Facility

Oct-14-14, 19:08 PM, FLUSHING, NY 11351

Accepted at USPS Origin Sort Facility

Oct-14-14, 17:53 PM, ELMHURST, NY 11373



On Oct 14 i shipped a small package for a fm transmitter via first class mail. The buyer is asking why it hasn't arrived yet? why usps is taking too long to deliver it?


Thanks for any info you can provide me!

Selling question

This pair of vases are smal 4.5" High - Hand Painted. They are marked, but I cannot find mark.  Could someone help me?


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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Oct 18, 2014 9:53:28 AM PT

Pottery Vases Faenza Italy Need ID of Mark

This vase stands 9 1/4" tall and weighs 4 1/2 pounds.  I found a similar vase attributed to Seguso in Pina's Italian Glass.  Can anyone confirm or deny that this might be an Archimede Seguso oro cordonati vase?  Thanks in advance!


Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Oct 18, 2014 12:46:09 PM PT

Glassies: Seguso Oro Cordonati vase?

Hi everyone,, been awhile since I been here.  Need help with 2 art pottery pieces.

1st is a green vase.  I am leaning toward Hull but not sure.  I didn't see it in my McCoy books not unless I overlooked it.  It is 8 1/8" tall and 4 3/4" in diameter, has numbers on trhe bottom but you can't read them.

2nd is a matte green and blue flower bowl.  I think Niloak or Camark but not sure.

It is 4 1/4" tall and 5" in diameter.

Any help is always appreciated.








Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Oct 19, 2014 2:36:14 PM PT

Help ID 2 pieces of art pottery.

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ACEO ~ Art Cards Editions and Originals

Oct 19, 2014 4:14:24 AM PT

HAPPY BIG 10 ACE...Os ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

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Help with Gold Eagle Mark on Wallet

I would appreciate help identifying what is the symbol of this gold eagle imprint.


 It is on the inside flap of a black leather billfold or folder  that my mother had with a number of

miscellaneous antiques.


I don't recognize this insignia or the billfold that is black and is 6" wide by 3 3/4" when closed


Thanks so much

Antiques and Research

THis is an old framed print, probably from the late 1890s early 1900s...I'm not sure of the breed. 


Any help would be much appreciated!





Animals discussion

Oct 18, 2014 6:26:16 PM PT

What breed is this dog?

Is this a wood inlaid picture or stand and what is the origin?Thanks for any help.mephisto 039.jpgmephisto 040.jpg

Antiques discussion

I've seen a few of these Hamptons Houndstooth bags with the serial number G05J-8F46. I checked out archive.org and couldn't find them on past pages (I was looking in 2004-2005 but perhaps they are from another year) so wondered if any of them could be geniune or if they are all fakes. Is this a genuine number for this bag? I can't find any references to number/letter mixes like this in the Fake Coach serial numbers page. Does this type of bag actually exist? Anyone know it's history?


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Fashion discussion

Hi again,

  I have some clothing items I need help with. TIA


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D. I do not know if these go together but the top has a Made in China tag and the letters on the emblem is SRC


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E. No Tags I put a 13 inch Cher doll next to dress for comparison




Dolls discussion

Oct 19, 2014 12:43:35 PM PT

Please help with these clothes

Hello. I have picked up this very pretty oil on canvas painting, it is from 1800's, has some damage on it. It depicts a little girl giving her dog some milk or water to drink, it has a very ornate gilded wooden frame, it is large, measures 19.5" by 25" framed. The signature I believe reads James Brown :smileyhappy: so most of my searches end up about the musician James brown. I would appreciate any info on the artist? thank you, regards, sellwell


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Antiques discussion

Silver or silver plated


Roses pattern

About 6"

Chain goes into a hole on one side, and I can pull more of the chain into the hole

About an inch farther down, is another hole with a matching hole diametrically opposite on other side If I take the straight bar and put it into a lower hole, it's too short to come out the hole on the other side

No manufacturer name or other mark

Too big for a candle snuffer, plus, there are holes in the roses pattern

No threads inside so it doesn't unscrew anything

Any ideas?


Home & Garden discussion

Any information about this patch would be appreciated.  It has been in my husband's "Swapped Military Patch" Box since 1968 that I know of.



Militaria Collectors

hi everyone.  look what i just dug out of the Goodwill as-is store.  this is a place where anything can show up and eventually does.  anyway,  i'm hoping someone who knows something about hallmarks and antique silver can maybe point me in the right direction for figuring out what this is.  i'm having my doubts about it being sterling, but it's still pretty interesting.  i'm pretty sure it's silver on the surface, but there appears to be some other material on the surface as well.  i've cleaned it a bit with Wrights polish, but the reddish stuff doesn't come off.  also, as you can see, where i've cleaned it it's left stains that are a different color(under the handle).  also, the inside is a different color and i'm wondering why?  the overall color is a bit red, but that's due to lighting. anyone with any info out there on this piece, please feel free to offer up your opinions...thanks

Antiques and Research


Collectibles & Art discussion

It is a modernist style flower bracelet- gives me a 40's-50's Mexico or FInland sort of feel  Marked I in a rectangle KC in the center and S in a rectangle again.

Any ideas?  I checked some of the usual spots to see if I could I dentify a country but nothing exactly. Any help would be appreciated. Thank-you!  Jen




Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Does anyone have any idea who the manufacturer of this glass sherbet is?  It measures 4.25" in height with a bowl diameter of 4".  It has a 6-petal design on the bowl as well as on the base.  Help would be appreciated.Picture 5173.jpgPicture 5174.jpg

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Oct 19, 2014 3:55:28 AM PT

Elegant Glass Sherbet ID Help

I finally figured out this is Fenton Olde Virginia Glass. Marked OVG on bottom (I thot it was OVC).


Were there names for the different patterns?




Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

The figure is 5" high and possibly painted cast iron. The figures face has a pig snout, a headdress with 3 faces and is holding a weapon with his middle finger and thumb. One foot is stepping on a person, the other foot is stepping on an animal. The small figure on his chest has a pointed mask. There are no makers marks that I am aware of. It's quite heavy, weighing over one pound. Quite interesting.


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Collectibles & Art discussion


Can anyone tell me what these stones are called, they appear whitish but have the orangle glow at different angles, I am not seeing any specks.  The stone is smooth to the touch but it looks like the color is faceted?  They are very old, screwback.  Held a 10k acid test for about 5-6 seconds then faded.  I am talking about the largest middle stone??



Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

So I purchased a graphing calculator that was supposed to be in excellent condition and working perfectly but wouldn't charge when I received it. I opened a refund claim and asked that I be refunded for my purchase since it was defective.


It was approved, and I then received an email saying to ship the item back to the seller by Oct 27, and to print the shipping label since, according to the email, the seller pays.



However, before I could get the label printed, the seller "accepted my refund."




So now I can't access the actual shipping label, since it looks like eBay thinks I shipped the item, he received it, and the entire process is over. Trouble is, I still have the item but I don't want to pay the shipping since it clearly says that the seller pays the return. Do I need to ship the item back still? Should I?

Shipping & Returns question

I have made a commitment to eBay.  If eBay goes down tomorrow I will have more than a few problems needing solutions.  That being said, I have posted messages that try to encourage sellers and find solutions.  But it seems that the level of frustration is so high that the negative responses are impossible to ignore.  So lets pretend for a minute....eBay Just Asked You To Be On The Board of Directors - What are you going to demand as a board member! 

Selling discussion

How can I get a remark for an item sold removed that was BS ?!

My Account discussion

Oct 17, 2014 10:47:30 AM PT

bad wrap

I sold an item on the friday. Buyer paid on Monday and I recieced an email monday night that said ????weres phone? I replied Tuesday that I would ship it out Wednesday. However my banks website was down and I was unable to ship. That night I get another message that said. What happened to phone? I replied As described in my listing it was drooped. Next email said ok. Wednesday I recieved a message saying if he didn't recieve phone on thursday he was leaving bad feedback and filing a claim with paypal. So I sent a email in return that was not polite and canceled the transaction. Sent buyer a refund bc I knew no matter how fast he recieved the phone I was getting bad feedback. So how would you have handled this and is there a better way to protect your feedback score from unreasonable people?

Buying & Selling Basics question

Oct 17, 2014 4:27:16 AM PT

bad feedback threatened

I bought a vaporizor from this seller. What I got today was damaged, and was also the wrong color. At first the seller was talking like he was going to send me the right color, but after he saw the feedback I left he changed his mind.



In the feedback, the seller is being dishonest and is accusing me of being a scammer. I just want what I paid for.

The seller doesn't mention sending the wrong color either. Only tries to make it look like I'm the one in the wrong.


Buying & Selling Basics question

Oct 17, 2014 1:21:11 PM PT

Is this an example of feedback extortion?

I cannot stand looking at them everytime I sign in. Yesterday it was the hip-hoppers with the ugly sneakers, today it's the girl with 90's hair and her ugly, big-nose boyfriend in headphones.  My bank uses similar photos on their website, but the models aren't quite as hideous. Go back to the revolving product photos. At least they didn't irritate me as much as your stock photo models do.

Bidding & Buying discussion

It's been well over a year since I have had an INR case opened. So kudos to the USPS for getting so many packages to their destination. 


However, since ebay rules have changed so much in the past year I just want to double check what my responsibilities are.


Item was shipped and delivered on time with tracking. 

Its a low value item so there was no insurance.

Tracking says was delivered on the 14th. 

Customer says it never arrived.


I am starting with a standard message to the buyer to check with neighbors, family members, etc. 


Does ebay require me to send another or issue a refund? Or will they back me up on this?

Furthermore, will this result in a defect and is it removable?


If the defect doesn't stick I might be willing to send a replacement to the customer if I feel they are genuinely missing the item since its a low value.

But if the defect stays then there is absolutely no motivation for me to go above and beyond in my customer service. 


Appreciate any advice.



Selling discussion

The powerseller discount seems to have went down.  As an example I am not paying 11.30 to ship a medium flat rate instead of 10.65.  Any one else notice this?

Shipping & Returns discussion

Oct 17, 2014 4:18:25 PM PT

Hike in USPS pricing?

I bought a ps4 bundle for 450 dollars recently. Prior to my purchase I sent him a couple emails to ensure there was no confusion regarding my new address. I received no response but was able to fix this myself. I paid for the item. After three days passed and the item had not shipped I attempted to contact him again with no success. I contacted eBay and was able to get his info. I sent him a text message and called him in the morning. He did not respond all day so I called him again at night. He picked up and I told him who I was. What followed was several seconds of silence and stifled laughter. I asked if he was gonna ship my item and more laughter. I told him to please cancel and he said this is not a good time and hung up. Judging by laughter and lack of responses as to whether he actually has the item. I am being led to believe this is a fraudulent listing. I apparently have to wait until Tuesday to file a claim but was hoping to get a ps4 prior to that date. Are there any suggestions as to how I can report this fraud and receive a refund before Tuesday?

Bidding & Buying discussion

Oct 17, 2014 1:56:55 PM PT

fraud seller dont think he has item

The item information says the seller pays the shipping, at the same time I'm expected to return the item now.  I had like a week to send in the item, but I didn't get a return slip. When does the seller pay for the return shipping?


I've sent them 3 personal emails that all went unaswered, but they did respond when set up a return through an ebay open case. If I am to just sent in the item without a return slip, how would they know  the cost of return shipping?


Shipping & Returns question

Is there no longer a link to ask seller a question????  Or did they hide it somewhere?

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Oct 17, 2014 3:19:03 PM PT

OT- Link removed?

I am the buyer.  Listing originally stated "Free Shipping".  Under payment instructions, listing stated to add $2 to Paypal payment, but I could find no way to add anything to the amt due.  Notified seller, she said ignore the $2 and just pay the amt due, which I did.  After I paid, Seller emailed that my item has been shipped AND asked that shipping fees (more than $2; more than cost of item) be mailed directly to her!  To make matters worse, when I tried to view the listing again (thinking "was I mistaken?"), listing has been altered and "Free Shipping" has been removed!  None of this seems kosher; shouldn't shipping charges have been stated and added to total amt due before payment was made?  I've never had anything like this happen before on Ebay.  What should I do?  (BTW, the seller has 100% positive feedback.)

Payments question

I won a Buy it now and the seller canceled it on me because he put it at the wrong price. Not sure how he did without my having to agree to it but that isn't my issue. My issue is that despite this cancelation, this auction still is in my account and expecting me to re-pay for the item.


I am a little nervous about having a sudden non paying buyer thing to deal with.


I did pay for it, it was canceled on me and the guy seems to have the item up again for sale at the price he wants.


But why is it still there saying "You bought this item, now pay for it!" Is ignoring this going to be trouble?

Bidding & Buying discussion

Hello- I was hoping someone could help me with info about this Zinn-Becker pewter spoon.  The back handle reads Zinn-Becker 95% Zinn gegossen.  There is a very detailed raised depiction of 3 men toasting/drinking in the upper handle circle.  This picture is surrounded by grapes & leaves, and has a small hole at the top to hang the spoon.  The mouth of the spoon is perfectly round and large, looks about tablespoon size.  I'm guessing the spoon has something to do with wine, as I have another with a man working in a wine cellar sampling the goods.


If this is a repost, I apologize.  I was having a little trouble posting earlier.


3 total pics coming.


Any response appreciated.


Thanks, cherrycutie 

Collectibles & Art discussion

I received a Negitive feedback today. Buyer claims he has not receive the item, and I "won't" respond for his email.


Neither of these claims is true.


The tracking infor shows that the item is delivered more than 4 weeks ago. And he did not send me any email or message claim this package is lost/theft. 


Most of buyer that have lost packages contacted me in 1-2 weeks after they haven't received their packages. This guy waited for more than 4 weeks for item worth $100 and left a NF with lies written all over it? Sounds a little fishy to me.


Other than contact the buyer, offer refund of $100 (item value) to let him revise the Neg feedback, file USPS insurance claim (which I doubt they will send me any insurance checks), and take the loss.


What other options do I have?

Selling discussion

Oct 18, 2014 11:58:01 PM PT

Need help for a Neg Feedback

I opted in to the new Global Shipping Program and I have sold more stuff overseas in the past two months than in the past 10  combined.  Many of my international customers have been complaining of high shipping costs and confusing paypal charges from Pitney Bowes though. Luckily no bad feedback yet.

My questions to eBay and the commmunity are: Is it possible that the charges are not made evident to customers before they bid or maybe the estimates before bidding are way off? OR, could it  be that people overseas are just as dumb as those here and never read below the desciption or pictures before bidding?

 Either way, I predict that once word gets around the world, my international bids will drop back to the usual.

 I refuse to add a bunch of boilerplate gobbledegook to my auctions warning people to "Caveat Emptor". This is eBay, it goes without saying!

Ebay seller since 1997.

Shipping & Returns question

Oct 17, 2014 6:15:47 AM PT

Global Shipping Program is great!???

winning bidder never paid and after repeated attempts to contact I opened an unpaid item case. Now buyer has contacted me and explains something came up and he can not pay for item (15.00). He wants  me to cancel the transaction. I know would have to close the case first before I could cancel, but I cant close for 4 days??. Is this right? does he have to contact with eBay before I can close case and then cancel transaction? Help?? Whats my next step. When I go to item in resolution center it does not allow me to close..

Selling question

I paid an item with Expedited shipping on Sep 21. Seller's handling time is "Will usually ship within 2 business days of receiving cleared payment". On Oct 1 nothing came and no shipping info posted, so I emailed seller. NO REPLY. On Oct 7 I opened a case. Seller shipped the package on Oct 8, 17 days late! I received the package few days later, so eBay closed the case in seller's favor. That's OK.

I left a negative feedback said: "SLOOWWW! Shipped 18 days after have my money and NO REPLY when sent requests". No bad wording, no mention on claim. EBAY REMOVED MY FEEDBACK!

eBay, if this is your way of protecting bad sellers, it will make you look very bad, and soon you will lose buyer's confidence and lose business. 

Bidding & Buying discussion

It has been two days since I have messaged a seller, telling them why I want to cancel my item. I've tried searching through eBay to resolve this problem but I havne't had much luck. Can anyone help with this?

Payments question

I have a buyer that has three possitive feedbacks that can be read for previous transactions, but their feedback rating is "zero".  How does that work.  I thought one feedback was equal to one point.  Is there something lurking in the background that is unseen?  Perhaps non-payment, or another problem?

Selling question

I sold an item buyer paid and shipped.  Tracking # sows buyer received package home deliverly.buyer saids she never received her package what should I do? I asked my local post office, said buyer needs to talk to her mail man.   Any advice?

Selling question

I purchased an iPhone. in the ad it clearly says it can be unlocked.  So I purchased it and the seller says they never said they would unlock it for me. 


I explained the original owner is the only one who can unlock it. They won't even respond to my messages.





What is my recourse?

Bidding & Buying discussion

Oct 19, 2014 4:34:15 PM PT

Purchased an iPhone, seller won't unlock!!

There is one that is really bad....keeps popping up on the right side by JewelLexi.....it hangs up with I use the back arrow on my browser (google chrome). 


As if ebay couldn't be more annoying with all their distracting advertisements on the item I'm looking at.  Now I have to contend with this annoying nuance caused by the Idiot Tech (IT) dept.

Selling discussion

Oct 19, 2014 10:07:20 AM PT

ADS are messing up my browser.....

pls advise anybody .. how can I increased my selling limits ..

Getting Started question

Oct 17, 2014 8:53:59 AM PT

how to increase items limit

I am new to this and I hope this is where we are supposed to post this sort of thing. Approximately two to three weeks ago an add was posted for a rear bumper for sale off from a 1940 or 1941 lincoln zephyr. I for some crazy reason forgot to "watch" the item and bid on it. I think it ended with out selling and I would really like to contact the seller about purchasing it. If anyone had the person's contact info or ebay account name I would truly appreciate it. The bumper was still on the car, there was about 4 or 5 pictures all together, some of the car also. Very rusty car and looked like a tree had fallen on top of it at some point.

Bidding & Buying discussion

Oct 17, 2014 7:21:55 PM PT

Please help

What do you do when you have left a good feedback on an item only to find it falling apart within minutes after.:smileyfrustrated:

Shipping & Returns question

Oct 17, 2014 10:00:22 AM PT

Shoddy product.

A buyer messahed me a month ago wanting to return something, no problem. I get the item today and refund the buyer.


When I go to iniate a transaction cancellation, there are now only 2 choices 1) out of stock or 2) buyer request. I select #2 but the button will not "Continue".


What the what? Are the bots now looking at the timing? trying to FORCE defects?

Selling discussion

Oct 18, 2014 6:56:08 AM PT

Cancel Transaction Change?

Can anyone tell me what this tool is for?  G-319 is marked on it.

Collectibles & Art discussion

Oct 18, 2014 5:26:14 PM PT

Can anyone tell me what this tool is for?

can anyone help me find puppies for sale?



Getting Started question

Oct 17, 2014 10:58:56 PM PT

how do I find puppies for sale

when listing item quantity has change ithe price should multiply with quantity that is inputed. right ?

but in prewiev mode that is not the case.

Am I doing somthing wrong?

Example :

I had put listing for tree (3) options - 5 bottls ; 10 bottles ; 20 bottles .

for each I have stetd different price - 5 btl - 5 $ ; 10 btl - 10$ ; 20 btl - 20$,

than , when quantity of selected item (i.e.  5 btl) change to 2 pcs, the price sould be ( 5 x 2 ) 10 $,

but the price remain the same as for the 1 pcs (5 btl) - 5 $


is this happening only in prewiev mode or I am doing something wrong.



Help Please



Selling question


I have bought two iphones and want to cancel one of them. I had a connection issue at that time and I am sure I must have clicked buy it now button twice. I paid for one of the iphones and contacted seller regarding cancelling the other one. He proposed that I issue a positive feedback for the transaction and then he will send me a link to cancel it. So did that and eversince he seems to be not responding to my request. I can't afford to pay for another one. :-(

Is there anything I can do now? 


Please advise me.


Thanks & kind regards,



Bidding & Buying question

I bought an item from china. the value is only $10, and the vendor offered "free shipping". The vendor shipped the wrong item. I want to return it. USPS shipping quote is $27. How can the vendor ship this to me for free, but it costs me $27 to ship it back??? Please comment, thank you.

Shipping & Returns question