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Bun Warmer Lid for George Foreman Grill

I need a bun warmer top for the George Forman (Ruby) model GR18BWR. I cooked a large chicken, it went great, and the latch broke off to hold the bun warmer lid down. I am trying to order it somewhere and want to know if it can be replaced.

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Value of 30 Volume Set of Americana

I have the set of pictorial encyclopedias by people who published Americana.

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Value of Children's Britannica

I have a complete set of Children's Britannica and would like to sell them.

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Buying Octagon Soap

Where can I buy Octagon soap in Houston, Texas?

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Cleaning Car Upholstery

A leak in a old class CRV left marks on the fabric behind the driver seat up to the bed above. It looks similar to burlap and is beige in color. Help!

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Porcelain Doll Valuation
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Removing Air Freshener Odor from Car Mats

An air freshener melted (leaked oil smell) in the center console between my car seats and the rubber matting at the bottom absorbed the smell. I wouldn't mind if the smell was a nice one, but this just makes me sick to my stomach.

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Selling Old Encyclopedias

I have a Funk and Wagnalls New Encyclopedia set from 1980 that I am looking to sell. I would like to find a store that would look at them and tell me their value. Maybe even buy them. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Selling Walnut Trees for Lumber

I have 2 very large black walnut trees that I would like to sell for lumber.

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Value of Leonardo Collection Porcelain...
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Value of Porcelain Hanging Fairies

I have a collection of various porcelain hanging fairies. My living room is being remolded so I have to sort through the totes this week to send pictures.

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Value of Porcelain Shirley Temple Dolls

I have a collection of seven porcelain Shirley Temple dolls. The theme is from her movies she starred in. We are having our living room remodeled and the dolls are packed away.

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Chevy Truck Heater Not Blowing Warm Air

No heat is blowing out just cool air when switched onto heat in a '98 Chevrolet Z-71 truck. After I had the heads redone, I turn to heat on the control and no heat works just cool air. I took it back and they said it may be an actuator.

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Value of Britannica Encyclopedias

I have a set of the 9th edition 1888 Britannica. They have bad covers. How do I determine their value?

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Embroidery Hoops for a Singer xl-100

Would anyone have or know where I can get embroidery hoops for a Singer rxl-100?

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Protecting Floor from Caster Marks
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Selling Pine Trees

Where can I sell my pine trees that have already been cut down?

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Finding the Value of Porcelain Dolls
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Replacement Battery Holder for WetJet

Where can I get a new battery holder part?

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Value of 1903 Appleton Encyclopedias

I have the whole set; are they valuable?

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Buying Yarn for Trellis Jewelry

Where can I find the yarn to make trellis jewelry?

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Comparing LCD, LED and Plasma TVs
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Porcelain Doll Value

How much is "The Platinum Collection" 16/40cm porcelain, The Heritage Mint, Ltd. commenorating our 20th year doll worth?

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Ranger Heater Won't Work

On my 2004 Ford Ranger XLT the a/c won't change to heat.

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Uses for Paper Towels
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Acrylic Poncho Leaves Lint on Clothing

I just bought an acrylic poncho. When I put it on I get lint all over my shirt. How can I prevent the lint from coming off the poncho and onto all my clothes?

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Value of Old Reel Mowers
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Value of Old Reel Mowers

I have two very old reel mowers. Both have wooden shafts with cast iron blades, wheels, etc. One of the mowers has an ornate set of wheels with ferns going around them while the other has equally nice wheels.

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Television Reviews
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Tips for Choosing a Lawn Care Service
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Value of Dynasty Doll

I have a Dynasty Doll - named Tatiana #28/950 pieces worldwide. Does anyone have an idea of its' value?

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Value of Murphy Chairs
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"Sock It To Me" Cell Phone Case

I have a small cell phone. It's not a smart one, but it's fine for what I need it for. My husband had purchased me a nice $15 case for it. Then I lost it and I would not spend another $15 to get a replacement case. Instead, I bought a pair of toddler socks.

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ParvoBusters Remedies for Parvo
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Setting Dye in Fabric

Many people recommend either vinegar or salt, but no one ever says "how much" to put in a washer load or even in a big pot. Will some one please give us that information in a usable form? Do you put in a cup or a whole gallon bottle of vinegar or a whole box of salt?

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Using a Garmin GPS
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Value of Porcelain Dolls

I have a Cinderella and Glass Slipper doll in the original box from the 1995 Barbara Elizabeth, The Fairy Tale Treasures Porcelain doll collection.

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Value of 1904 Encyclopedia Britannica

How much would a complete set of encyclopedia Britannica from 1904 be worth? It is in good condition, spines intact, and no tears or frays on cover or pages. It is a complete set, hard (cloth) cover.

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Buying a Water Softener
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Value of Colliers Encyclopedias
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Baking from the Discount Grocery Shelf
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Finding Water Based Skin Lotion
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Value of Old Grolier Encyclopedia

I have a set of Grolier Encyclopedia plus, The Book of Knowledge for children and a set of The Book of Popular Science. They are all from 1951 (I believe) and all in excellent condition. I would like to sell them. Can you give any advice as to the value of the entire set?

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Value of Seymour Mann Doll
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Finding Janome Sewing Machine Manuals
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Finding Transfer Paper for Inkjet Printers
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Manual for George Foreman Grill
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Finding a Buyer for Timber

I have 5 acres of wooded land and I would like to sell a certain number of trees. I would like to find someone to cut, remove, and buy these trees. Any recommendations?

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Finding the Value of an Antique Glass Bowl
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Saving Money on Optical Lens Cleaner
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Hitachi B-B101 Bread Machine Parts

Where would I find transistors? The machine still functions, but does not heat. The repair guy said it's transistors.

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Value of 1955 Webster Dictionary

I have a Webster dictionary, copywrite 1955. It is a huge hard cover book. Is it worth anything?

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White Sewing Machine Manual

Does anyone have information (a manual) for a White sewing machine model 3009N?

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Value of Lexicon Universal Encyclopedia
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Value of Porcelain Doll
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Replacement Micropump for H2O Steam Mop

Where can I buy micro pump for an H20 mop x5? It is not making steam. I cleaned the heater pipes, but it is still not working?

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Discount Grocery Stores in Illinois

Where can I find a list of dented can or discount grocery stores in Illinois?

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Manual for a Jones Brother Sewing Machine

How can I find a manual for my sewing machine?

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Nationwide Listing of Discount Grocery Stores

Where can I find a nationwide listing of discount grocery stores or dented can stores?

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Value of a Max Oskar Arnold Doll

My sister has a Max Oskar Arnold doll 30'' called Arnoldia. It came with a phonograph in her body. I think she is very rare, but can't find a value for her. Thanks.

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Value of Collectible Memories Doll

I have a Collectible Memories porcelain doll named Vanessa. She has eye sockets, but no eyes. Do you know how much she is worth?

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Buying a Taper Candle Stabilizer

Where can I buy a taper candle stabilizer?

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Clothing Advice for a Formal Business Event
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E-Mail Accounts for Children
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Using A Featherbed Topper
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Finding the Publication Date for Encyclopedia Set

How do I find the year that my encyclopedias were written? I've looked in the front and the back. They are padded.

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Replacement Controls for Heated Mattress Pad

Where can I find dual controls for a queen size heated mattress pad?

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Value of Boyd's Bears Porcelain Dolls and Bears

I have a large collection of Boyd's Bears porcelain dolls, most in boxes. I just saw a posting that Enesco, who purchased Boyd's is now putting the collection into "hibernation" at the end of 2014. Based on this information, should I just hold on to collection?

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Value of Midwest Eclipse Reel Mower

I have this older mower. What is value? It says Prophetstown, IL. It also has 806 on it.

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Value of Royal Netherlands Air Force China

I was gifted numerous pieces of Daulton china and Wedgewood china used on the private jet of the Commander General of the Royal Netherlands Air Force. This china is specially designed for use with airline galley trays.

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Value of 1912 Funk and Wagnalls

I have 23 of the 24 books of Funk and Wagnalls Standard Encyclopedia from 1912. Does anyone know the value of these books?

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Shopping for Bundled Internet and Phone

What is the least expensive bundle? They usually expire after 12 month and then go up in price.

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Selling Lumber from Large Oak Tree

We live in Hot Springs Arkansas. We paid a lot to get a large oak tree cut down. We need to find someone that wants this large tree.

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Uses for Alum
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Heater AC Blower on Dodge Ram Is Intermittent

My 2008 Dodge Ram 1500 pick up truck blower on the heater/air cond (HVAC) starts and stops with no warning. Changing the blower dial makes no difference. I still get cold and hot air, but no air flow.

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Value of Compton's Pictured Encyclopedia...
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Value of Goldenvale Doll

I have a Goldenvale 2 ft tall doll, 1-2000, NJVF. How can I find out the value?

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Value of Vintage White Sewing Machine

I have a 1966 White Sewing Machine Model#166 Serial#2886 in the orginal cabinet with the knee pedal. Is it worth anything?

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Ordering From Garden Catalogs
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Value of Funk and Wagnalls Encylopedia

How much would a dealer pay for a set of 8 encylopedias from Funk and Wagnalls 1959? The books are in excellent condition.

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Value of Golden Book Encylopedia Set A-Z

How much would a dealer pay for a complete set of Golden Book Encylopeidas 1960. They are in excellent condition.

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Value of Porcelain Clara "Nutcracker" Doll
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Buying Motsenbocker's Stain Remover

I would like to get a product called Motsenbocker's stain remover #1. Can this be purchased from the company directly?

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Collecting State Quarters
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Buying an Elevator Shoe

How do I choose height increasing shoe? And does anyone know how much it would cost to have Chamaripa elevator shoes shipped to India?

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Determining the Value of an Older Sewing...
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Selling Antique Furniture

How can I find the best price for antique furniture?

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Suction Cup Tips
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Value of Colliers Encyclpedias

I have a 24 volume set of the 1968 edition of Collier's Encyclopedias in very good condition. Also, Collier's Encyclopedia yearbooks from 1968 through 1991. Is there any value on them?

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Value of Old Webster's Dictionary

I have a 1957 Webster dictionary second edition unabridged. I would like to know if this is worth selling, saving, or throwing away.

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Determining the Rarity of Encyclopedia Set
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Finding the Value of Porcelain Dolls

I have a least 10 collectible dolls for sale. I'm Melbourne Florida. I need to know the value. They are 10 to 15 years old.

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Information on Gambles Import Corp. Guitar

I also have a guitar from Gambles Import Corp. It is made in Japan also. It looks like it was a very nice one in its day. I am having it restrung. Where do you find the brand name on it? I am looking for info on its history also.

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Keep Purse with Shopping Bags
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Value of 1931 Funk and Wagnalls Encyclopedias

I have a Funk and Wagnells partial set from 1931. They are in good condition, what are they worth?

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Value of Harry Mann Prints

I have 2 prints by Harry Man or Harry Mann, I am not able to find much info in them. Is there anyone out there who can help me?

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Value of Old Glass Bowl
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Value of Porcelain Dolls from Vanessa Collection
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Value of Vintage Bird Guide

I have an old bird guide by Doubleday, Page and Company. It is titled "Land Birds East of the Rockies" and was published in 1920. What is it worth? It does have slight water damage, but all pictures and writings are legible.

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Buying Shower Power

Where can I buy Shower Power in my town, Hemet, CA?

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Finding Discontinued Lambs and Ivy...
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Value of a Signature Seymour Mann Doll

What is the value of a Signature Series collection doll by Seymour Mann? It's an "Amelia" doll #41816 Style # Ck-16. It is in the original box with its original wrapping with labels and tags with price of $259.95.

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Value of Singer Sewing Machine

I have a Singer sewing machine, model #192 with original proof of purchase and owner's manual; what is it's value?

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Blower Not Working on Truck Heater

The cables won't pull blower open all the way.

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Identifying Porcelain Dolls
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Reviews of Linda Tahija Jewelry

Do you like to buy silver jewellery from Linda Tahija?

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Spare Part for George Foreman Family Grill

Where can I get a new LED display for my George Foreman family grill?

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Value of a 1934 Encyclopedia Britannica With Bookshelves

We have a complete set of 1934 Encyclopedia Britannica with bookshelf, in excellent condition. What might this be worth?

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Value of a Seymour Mann Doll

What is the value of a Seymour Mann doll from the Our American Sweethearts Collector Doll a Limited Edition Collection?

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The Universal Standard Encyclopedia

Are they of any monetary value?

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Coin Purse for Broken Keyless Remote
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Finding Clear Acrylic Tubing
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Using a Keyless Remote
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Value of 1968 Encylopedia Britannica

How can I sell the set?

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Value of Leonardo Collection Doll

We recently came across a Leonardo Collection doll, and bought it. Yet from the images online, she is very interesting and unusual compared to most of the other Leonardo porcelain dolls. We managed to find one on eBay which was in rather bad condition compared to ours.

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Value of Study Index for 1931 Funk and...
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Information on the Webster's Modern Multi-Pictured Dictionary

I can not find a date anywhere on this book, it is of the English language, self pronunciation, edge index, edited by Meine and Koffuer, Columbia.

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New Control for Electric Blanket

I need a new control for twin electric blanket, model A6-280 (maybe it is AB-280) listed 341-B/ E 159 45. Made in Smithfield, NC, Box 1456. I cannot see the brand (probably Sunbeam, but am not sure).

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Value of 1940 Webster Dictionary

I have a 1940 Noah Webster, LL.D. dictionary. What is the value of it? The dictionary is volume 1, A-LITHISTID

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Value of the New Book of Knowledge (1955)

I have the entire set of The New Book of Knowledge' 8 volumes, 1955. It is the Post War edition by the Waverley Book Co, London EC4. How do I go about selling them, please and how much would they be worth?

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Finding Lucite Salt/Pepper Grinders
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Value of Atlas

I have a Encyclopedia Britannica World Atlas. It is an old copy from 1940. I want to know how much it is worth.

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Value of Susan Michelle Bride Doll
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