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Value of Encyclopedia Set

What is the value of 1950's Funk and Wagnall's encyclopedia set?

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Value of The American Reference Library Encyclopedic

What is the value of a complete set of The American Reference Library Encyclopedic, published in 1924 by Perpetual Encyclopedia Corporation? I just bought a beautiful set bound in dark leather with gilt.

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Value of Encylopedia Britannica 1788 to 1797

I have a full set of Moore's Dublin Edition of Encyclopaedia Britannica which was an Irish printing of Encyclopaedia Britannica Third Edition, printed by James Moore of College Green, Dublin. Condition is poor but complete. Are these of any value?

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Manual for Brother Celebrity 21 Sewing Machine

Now that I am retired I have purchased a Brother Celebrity 21 sewing machine from eBay, but there are no instructions with it. Could any one advise me how to get a copy?

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Repairing Stretched Out Neck on Cotton T-shirt

I have 100% cotton t-shirt that got its neckline stretched out, but the t-shirt is basically irreplaceable. Is there a way to hem the neckline to make it tighter that also wouldn't be too noticeable? Thanks.

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Shopping for Dawn Power Dissolver

I always buy Dawn Power Dissolver and I love it; there is no better cleaner than this. I usually buy it at Walmart or Lauer's and I have not been able to find it at all. I am not spending $50 or $70 online for it that's crazy.

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Value of 1970 Bobley Encyclopedia

What is the value of the 1970 Bobley Illustrated World encyclopedia 1-15 plus the study guide index?

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Value of Britannica Encyclopedias

What is the value of a complete set of 24 Encyclopedia Britannica books in original bookcase - 1961 edition?

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Value of Tatiana Doll
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Value of the New Book of Knowledge
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Replacement Grill Plate for George Foreman

I need the bottom grill plate for model 11760.

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Getting Coupons in the Mail

How do I get coupons sent directly to my home address?

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Value of Paradise Galleries Treasury Collection Dolls
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Value of Set of Encyclopedia Britannica

How much can I sell my Britannica encyclopedia set for?

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Repairing Bleach Spots on Suede Boots
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Value of 1911 Book of Knowledge

I have a set of 20 volumes of The Book of Knowledge Children's Encyclopedia copyright 1911. It is still in great condition. It is leather bound with an embossed "mother holding a child drawing" on the cover.

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Value of Winpower Remote Control Lawnmower

I would like to know the value of a pretty rare lawnmower that I have that belonged to my father. It is a 1960 remote control mower, corded, from the Winpower Mfg. Co. in Newton, Iowa. It is in good condition, runs well, has the original manual, and all original parts except for a...

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1971 General Pants Company Poster

Have a General Pants Co. poster. It has been in the attic forever. I can find it, but as a t-shirt, on eBay. I am looking for more information on it.

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Opening a Bag With Stitched String Closure
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Value of Winston'a Cumulative Encyclopedia

I have a complete set of Winston's Cumulative Loose-Leaf Encyclopedia copyright 1939. What is the value of this collection?

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Finding Sewing Machine Manuals
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Replacement Grill Plates for George Foreman Grill

I need replacement grill plates for my George Foreman grill no.14685. Where can I buy new plates for my grill?

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Singer Sewing Machine Manuals
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Out of Print Simplicity Pattern

I am looking for a Simplicity costume pattern. The number is 0578. It is a Star Wars kids' costume.

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Opening a Bag Sewn Shut With String

Can anyone tell me how to open a bag by pulling the two strings so they unravel? This bag had two sections and I did one, after fiddling with it for several minutes, and I don't know how I did it.

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Replacement Electric Blanket Cord

I am looking for a replacement cord for my Sunbeam electric blanket. The part number is 116776-008.

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Vogue Stitch Sewing Machine Manual

I am looking for a Spiegel Vogue Stitch 752-1500l manual. Please e-mail me through this site, if you know where I can get a copy.

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George Foreman Grill Drip Tray

I need drip trays for a model crp4p, George Foreman grill. Where can I get some?

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Value of 1986 Encyclopedia Americana

I have a set of 1986 Encyclopedia Americana, published by Grolier Incorporated and would like to know if they're worth selling. If so, where can I sell them?

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Replacement Water Container

We have found that the clear plastic water container has broken round the filler cap and has cracks down the container. Do you think we will be able to get a replacement container?

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Saving Money on Amazon Purchases
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Value of Hiley Belle Doll
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Value of Merit Students' Encyclopedia

I have a set of Merit Students' Encyclopedias and I was just wondering if they are worth anything? They are from 1979.

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Value of World Book Encyclopedia

What is the value of the World Book Encyclopedia, version 1972?

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Finding a Good Electric Blanket
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Replacement Grill Plates for George Foreman

I need to find replacement grill plates for model GRP4PTMR, P/N 22618L and P/N 22618U.

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Replacement Parts for Gott Thermos
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Shopping for Octagon Soap

Where can I find and buy Octagon soap in Birmingham, Alabama 35218?

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Stretching Shrunken Cotton Clothing
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Tic Tac Containers

Does anyone have any Tic Tac containers they want to sell?

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Antique Encyclopedia Values

I'm wanting to find the value of Funk and Wagnels 1932 - 25 volumes, Britanica 1911 11th edition - 29 leather volumes, and Universal Dictionary of the English Language 1898 - 4 leather volumes.

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Do Not Trust Online Inventory Databases

My advice is not to trust the online store inventory databases. Go to the store and see for yourself.

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Value of Old Encyclopedia Set

I have a two set volume of Phillips & Hunt People's Cyclopedia of Universal Knowledge, dated and signed 1883. The cover is in good condition, and the pages are in excellent condition. What would this set be worth?

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Cleaning Pads for Steam Mop

Where can I buy cleaning pads for my H2O X5 Steam Mop

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Murphy Rocking Chair

I have a smaller wooden rocker. I think it is for children. It has a label that say Murphy Chair Company on the left, and Detroit No. 307 Mich. on the right. It has a crest in the middle, black with white print. I am looking to find out when it was made, and how much it could be worth.

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Oregon Bent and Dent Wholesalers

Where in Oregon can I find a place to buy banana box or truck loads of bent and dent items?

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Buying Octagon Soap in Georgia

Where can I buy Octagon soap in the Stataesboro, Savannah, GA area?

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Discontinued Norwall Wallpaper

I need 3 double rolls of Norwall wallpaper bg21517. I'm feelin' lucky!

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Price Range on Papa Tung Doll
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Value of Porcelain Ballerina Doll
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Value of Colliers Encyclopedias

Where can I find the value of 1945 Colliers Encyclopedia, World Atlas and Pictorial Directory of WW2?

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Value of Porcelain Dolls

I have Linda 0030 and a male Boris 100-036 and can't find their value any where. Please help.

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Vidalia Chop Wizard Container

My Chop Wizard plastic container cracked. Where can I get another one?

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Check Prices Online Before Buying Amazon

Do you shop online using Amazon? To make money off of their customers, they sell items they have in stock for less than retail value, with the promise of free shipping if you purchase an Amazon Prime membership.

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Finding Discontinued Eisenhart Wallpaper
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Finding Discontinued Venilia Wallpaper
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Finding Discontinued York Wallpaper
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Value of a Geppeddo Baseball Player Doll
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Value of a Great Lakes Lawn Mower

I have a Great Lakes lawn mower. What is it worth? It has cast iron wheels and a wooden handle. It is in very good shape.

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Value of Granville House Doll

I have a Granville House doll number 3249. How much is it worth?

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Buying a Used Wheel Chair Van
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Finding Brands of Foundations and Powders
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Product Review: Eggland's Best Eggs
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Value of 1959 Set of Childcraft

I have a complete set of volumes 1-12 of Childcraft books, copyright 1949 Field Enterprises, Inc. What is the value of a set like this in excellent condition?

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Buying Dawn Dish Soap in Australia

What outlets located in Perth sell original blue Dawn dish soap?

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Replacement Parts for Patio Umbrella Table
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Store Large Trash Bags in Trunk

Keep a couple of big plastic trash bags in your car - trunk, tool box, or gear box - they will help keep the grease and grime off your clothes when you need to change a tire, attach or detach a trailer to the hitch, or add oil/radiator fluid under the hood.

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Value of World Book Encyclopedias

I have set of 10 World Book Encyclopedias circa 1925 including a loose leaf annual. I am curious about their value.

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Buying a Pumice Stone

Where in Tennessee can I find a pumice stone? I need it to clean toilets where I work.

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Health Effects of Using Ammonia for Cleaning

I am trying to get information on the occupational exposure limit to the usage of the ammonia agent in a hospital setting. I am concerned at the rate of sub-standard products used in my institution and in turn these affect our staff adversely.

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Windshield Washer Won't Spray

I can't get my windshield washers to spray. All the lines are clear of any clogs and I checked all counting parts and used wire to clean out spay holes on top of hood, but they still won't spay. How do I remove them to clean them better without breaking them?

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Getting Ready for Winter
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Keeping Glitter on a Dress

I have a dress that has glitter on the waist up and on a jacket. What can I do to keep the glitter from falling off? I do not have a photo of the dress.

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Keeping Glitter from Falling Off Dress

I have a dress for my son's wedding and I would like to know how to keep the glitter on, without it falling off.

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Selling Old Compton's Encyclopedias

How much would I get for a set of Compton's encyclopedias?

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Seymour Mann Doll Value

How much is UPC 7 17822 01914 worth?

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Seymour Mann Doll Value

How much is style no. CD-1600 Margo, purchased for $40 worth today?

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Value of a Thomas Kinkade Library Print

What is the value of a Thomas Kinkade library edition print titled "Cottage Garden"? It's a large print, the size you would hang above a sofa, nicely framed and matted.

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Value of Johnson's New Illustrated Cyclopedia

I have Vol. 1-4 of Johnson's New Illustrated Cyclopedia, Copyright 1876 in very good condition. I need to know what they are worth.

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Welbilt ABM Bread Machine Manual

I need the instruction manual for the Welbilt Deluxe Bread Machine Model ABM550. I have found lots of other model manuals, but not the ABM 550 even with a search.

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2000 Sierra A/C Blower Makes Noises

I have a 2000 Sierra pick-up and when I put on the blower for the A/C I get a loud squeaking noise. It stops when I shut it off. What could it be?

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Age and Value of Old Reel Mower

I have an old reel lawn mower with the wooden roller on the back. The wheels say Royal York and it has solid tires. My neighbour is 85 and she has never seen one with the roller on it; so I am curious of the age and value. It's in amazing shape, still works.

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Buying Stakes for Christmas Yard Decorations
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Value of Encyclopedia Britannica

I am looking for value of my set, 24 books, of Encyclopedia Britannica, from 1958, green leather, gold gilt, with 5 spinal bounds.

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Value of Geppeddo Dolls

I have two Geppeddo dolls. One is Kelsey Koala, cuddle kids and the other one is Toby Tiger. Are they collectibles? Are they worth anything or can my daughter play with them? Thanks.

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Shopping for Liquid Starch

Where can I find Linit starch?

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Value of a 1947 Jacobsen Walk Behind Mower

I have a 1947 Jacobsen walk behind mower. It still runs and works great. How do I determine the value? Thank you.

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Clean Step Mat Reviews
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Fixing Matted Faux Fur
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Replacing a Missing Volume of World Book Encyclopedia

I am searching for volume "H" in the World Book Encyclopedia 1976 Centennial Edition. Does anyone know where I could find it? A friend's child borrowed it and lost it. Now my set is incomplete.

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Storing Antique Clothing
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Value of Vintage Reel Mower

My in-laws left us an old push reel mower. It has Davis Corp. Mowers, Richmond, Ind. USA on it. It has a wooden handle and steel grooved wheels. Can anyone tell me its value?

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Identifying a Porcelain Doll
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Replacement Scrub Pads for Swiffer

Would like to know where I can find small pad to clean hard to clean spots on the floor?

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Storing Antique Clothing

I have 2 large boxes of antique dresses. They aren't supposed to get really hot or the fabric weakens. Can I wrap insulation around the boxes and then store them out of the way on a high shelf that gets hot? Will the insulation keep them cooler than the hot air around them?

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Value of Illustrated Chambers Encyclopaedia

I have a 1923 set of Illustrated Chambers Encyclopedia, great condition, 10 volumes. All paint transfers with covering paper.

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Value of The New Wonder World Encyclopedias

I have a complete 11 book set of the Geo. L. Shuman, 1945 "The New Wonder World" Encyclopedias. What are they worth?

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Removing Ink on Car Upholstery
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Recycling or Selling Racing Trophies

I have a collection of old go-cart and micro-sprint racing trophies. I would like sell them, but if not I need to get rid of them.

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Uses for an Electric Heating Pad
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Uses for Christmas Light Bulbs
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Using Aluminum Foil and Plastic Wrap Correctly
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Value on Britannica Junior Encyclopedia

I have a complete set of the Britannica Junior Encyclopedia, printed 1979. It has never been used. Can I get a value on these books?

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Shower Stall Curtain

Where can I buy shower curtains for a shower stall?

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Value of Ashley Belle Holly Porcelain Doll
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Temperature Probe for Foreman Grill

Where can I find a temperature control probe?

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Value of Seymour Mann Dolls

I have Clio and Friend dolls. Can you tell me if these dolls are worth anything?

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Value of Simmons Reel Mower

I have a Simmons reel mower with a patent date of '99 and a date of 1909 stamped on the hub. It says ball bearings as well. It cuts grass like a new one (almost). Is it worth anything to collectors?

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Value of 1891 Popular Encyclopedia

I have the full set, 14 volumes, of these and am having a great deal of trouble finding an approx. value. The were printed by Blackie and Son Ltd Imported into the Australian Colonies by Charles Stuart and Co. It is the edition revised by Charles Annandale.

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Using Translation Websites
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Value and Information on a Turfmaster Reel Mower
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Value of Encyclopedia Britannica

I have a whole set made in 1906.

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Parts for George Foreman Grill

Where can I find the handles or the plate for my George Foreman GR72RTP?

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Value of 1992 Elizabeth Doll by Janet Ness

I recently purchased this doll, a 1992 Elizabeth by Janet Ness. She is beautiful, in the original box, with original packaging and all her certificates. The problem is that I can not find another one for sale anywhere! I want to see what she might be worth.

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Value of Porcelain Dolls

I would like to know if you can tell me how much my dolls are worth. One is Ginger made by Purveyor of the World's Finest Porcelain Dolls, La Jolla, CA 92037-3230. They also carried Sugar and Spice, but I have Ginger.

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Buying Shower Power Cleaner

Where can I buy Shower Power in the Provo Utah area?

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Repairing Sandals
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Replacement Water Tank for H2O Mop

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Transferring VHS to DVD

This is a guide about transferring VHS to DVD. The age of the VHS tape is over and although the DVD may follow the same path, you probably still want to convert those old tapes to the newer format.

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Value of a Edgerite Reel Mower
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1995 Encyclopedia Britannica

I have a full set of 1995 Encyclopedia Britannica, leather bound, including CDs. How much can I sell this for?

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Dye Bleeding from Straw Beach Bag

How do I prevent the dye from bleeding on my clothes from my red straw beach bag?

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Use Phone as Shopping List

I am always losing my shopping lists. Since I always have my phone with me, I put my list on my phone's notebook. As I collect the groceries, I delete them off the list. It also helps me to stick to the list, with less impulsive buying.

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Value of Raggedy Ann Doll Cottage

What is the value of Raggedy Ann's play cottage? It is in mint condition in the box.

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