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I have a set of the Encyclopedia of Health, 8 Volumes, printed in 1937.

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What's the value of a 1990 set of encyclopedia Britannica?

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I have a Montgomery Ward reel mower, model 5628. I am wondering if it has any value.

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I can't find a sofa cover for a dual reclining sofa without a center console. The hardest part is the footrests, the bottom needs to be split for practical use.

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I have a denim jacket that has that shiny copper looking stitching. How do I take the shine off so it doesn't glow so much?

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I have recently come into approximately 20 Leonardo dolls some of which are duplicates. I have no idea how old they are or what they are worth.

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My zipper is stuck at bottom. One side is where it should be, but the other side is stuck on track. If I pull the closed part of the zipper, it separates.

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I have a set of Compton's pictured encyclopedias from 1957. I also have a full set of the Compton yearbooks from 1962-1990. I am wondering if either set is worth anything?

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I have a set of 1958 Britannica with Books of the Year through 1984. Does this set have any value? I would say it is in excellent, but not quite perfect condition.

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