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HJC Motorcycle Helmet Shields

What are the benefits of HJC motorcycle helmet shields?

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Identifying My Porcelain Doll
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Value of 1887 Scientific American Reference Book

I have an old 1887 Scientific American reference book. It is an official census of the United States by counties for 1880. How much is this book worth?

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Value of Reference Books

I have a complete set, 20 volumes, of "The World and Its Peoples", illustrated library. Also I have a 14 volume set of America "Great Crimes in Our History, Told by Its Makers".

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Finding Information on Lingoworld Doll

I have a Lingoworld #85 porcelain doll. How can I find information about it such as age, value, etc.?

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George Foreman Grill Replacement Plates

Where can I buy the replaceable plates for a George Foreman grill, Model GR72RTP?

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Getting a Copy of the EZ Bow Maker Instructions

I'm hoping Elaine can get me a copy of the instructions for the e-z bowz maker. The phone number on the package is no longer in business. I lost my instructions this past Christmas and I'm trying to get new instructions before I put it away.

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Value of World Gallery Porcelain Doll

I have a porcelain doll from World Gallery. It is a limited edition by Bonita Worthing. The doll's name is Baby Kay. I can not find information anywhere. I want to know her value. She is still in the box.

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Finding the Value of 17th Century Love Seat

We need to sell a 17th century, upholstered love seat with a pecan wooden carved frame in excellent condition. It is a family heirloom of a good friend from Canada.

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Value of Encyclopedia Americana

How can I find the value of a set of the Encyclopedia Americana in 32 volumes, copyright 1957?

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Value of Funk and Wagnalls Encyclopedias

I have a set of Funk and Wagnalls New Encyclopedia, ahc 4 3 2 1. Any value to these?

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Value of Porcelain Dolls

I have 3 dolls I am thinking about letting go, but I need a price. I have a Marcy doll from the Elaine Campbell collection. One that doesn't have anything on it. And one from the William Rung collection.

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Value of The American People's Encyclopedia

I have a complete set of The American People's encyclopedias from 1959 in very good condition. I was wondering if these are worth anything.

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Buying Ammonia for Cleaning

Where do I buy ammonia?

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Medical Insurance Coverage Outside the US

I am retired and have enrolled in Medicare Parts A and B, but have kept my federal BCBS as a secondary insurer. Now I am about to travel on a cruise. Do I have any coverage for health issues while I am away?

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Value of 1965 World Atlas

I have a set of 24 volumes of the 1965 World Atlas. How much money can I get for them?

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Britannica Volume With Extra Pages

I have a 1971 Britannia Encyclopaedia No18, plastic/razin, with a thistle on front. It has an extra section from page 223 to 252 and wonder if it was worth anything. The book is in mint condition and I have only the one.

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Finding the Value of Old Books

I am interested in finding the value of the following books:

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Value of a Traditions Collection Doll

I have a certified Traditions Collection Doll named Gloria. It is in the box, never opened or unwrapped. Do you know anything about this porcelain doll?

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Value of Encylopaedia Britannica

I have a set of encyclopaedia Britannica 15th edition. It also says micropaedia. Is it worth anything?

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Value of Prince Charles and Princess Diana Dolls

How much would I get for a Prince Charles and Princess Diana dolls in their wedding outfits? They are still in boxes, but have been opened.

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Value of Voltaire's Oeuvres Completes
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Manual for Universal Sewing Machine

I need a manual for a Universal Deluxe ZigZag sewing machine, model msaz. Any help would be great.

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Package Lost By Post Office

Should I trust the kiosk as much as I do the postal clerks? I have never needed to track a package until a postal worker asked if I would like help using the kiosk. The pkg. didn't arrive. I'm very leery about using it again.

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Value and Maker of Porcelain Dolls
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Value of Compton's Pictured Encyclopedia

I have a partial set of 1944 Compton's Pictured Encyclopedia. It is missing volume 12 of 15. What are they worth?

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Replacement Cord for Cannon Electric Blanket

Where can I buy a cord replacement for a Cannon electric blanket, 4 prong? TC138A 120v 130 watts, lot no:220514-3B.

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Value of The Standard International...
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Value of Mann Connoisseur Doll
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Card Lost in the Mail

My sister sent me $100 throught the mail in a card. I have not received it yet. What should I do?

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Unpainted Resin Santas

I am looking for unpainted resin Santas to buy and paint. Can someone let me know where I can buy some?

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Drip Pan for George Foreman Grill

I am looking for a drip pan for my George Foreman Grill Model #GR10ABW.

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Value of Chambers Encyclopedia

Is a complete set of Chambers Encyclopedia published in Edinburgh in 1876 worth anything?

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Value of Old Reel Mower

I have a Chadborn and Coldwell lawn mower that has a cast iron drum to make the reel spin. It has all its parts and still cuts. It was patented in July and November 1870. Can you tell me its value and how plentiful are they?

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Buying Acacia Spice
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Hardware for Hanging Roman Shades

My wife and I are making our own Roman shades, we have everything except the hanging hardware for them. I was on the site and saw the hanger I was looking for, but I cannot find the hanger anywhere or even the name of the hanger.

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Looking for Durable Shopping Cart
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Replacement Gasket for Jar

I purchased an extra large Meloni jar minus the seal for air tightness. Any idea where this can be purchased?

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Value of 1984 Funk and Wagnalls New Encyclopedia

How much is the 1984 Funk and Wagnalls New Encyclopedia collection 1-30 worth?

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Value of Collectible Memories Porcelain Dolls

What is the value of a Collectible Memories genuine porcelain doll, limited collector's edition 29 inches tall. She has a handcrafted face, arms, and legs of fine bisque porcelain. The display stand is included. I have 3 dolls: Jennifer, Anne Shirley, and Allison.

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Buying Dawn Liquid in Australia

Where would I buy Dawn liquid in Geelong Victoria?

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Value of 15th Edition Encyclopaedia Britannica Macropaedia

I have the 15th edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica, Macropaedia, Knowledge in Depth, in 30 volumes. I would appreciate some assistance as to the value of these books. They are in mint condition and leather bound.

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Value of Aireon Coronet Jukebox

I have a working, very good condition 19480 Aireon Coronet model 400 jukebox. What is its value?

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Value of Ashton Drake Dolls

Where can I find prices and sell my Ashton Drake collection dolls? They are all in great condition, except for one!

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Value of Heritage Mint Ltd. Porcelain Clown

I have a porcelain clown called Happiness and Love. Does it have any value and if so, what would that value be? It is 16 inches tall.

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Value of Kinnex 2009 Doll
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Finding Inexpensive Fabrics
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Replacement Electric Blanket Controls

Where do I find a control for a queen size electric blanket? I need one for the right side. On the back of the control is - WestPoint, Inc. Elkin, N.C. 28681.

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Discontinued Simplicity Pattern #5201

I am looking for an out of print pattern by Simplicity #5201. It is a wrap around style apron/pinafore. I need it uncut, if possible.

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Value of Emmaline Doll

I have a doll in the box, #187/2500. She has short blonde hair and a mint green dress with a big bonnet. She is in the box and her hands are still wrapped. What is it worth?

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Finding Bathroom Signs
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Tree Removal

I have 4-5 acres of oak and gum trees that I wood like to have cleared and in South Carolina. Can anyone point me in the right direction?

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Value of Caxton Encyclopedia
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Value of Funk and Wagnalls Wildlife Encyclopedia

I have a set of wildlife encyclopedias published in 1968. What is the value and how do I sell them?

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Finding Embroidery Patterns
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Receiving Coupons in the Mail

How can I start receiving coupons on products? They have to be mailed. I would like to start couponing, times are hard and money is tight.

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Replacement Control Panel for Foreman Rotisserie

Where can I get and how much is a new control panel for the Big George Rotisserie? I cannot set the hour button, only the minutes.

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Replacement Plate Screw For Foreman Grill

Where can I buy a rubber topped screw for a GRP4 bottom plate on a George Foreman grill?

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Value of Britannica Great Books Set
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Value of New Standard Encyclopedia

What is the value of a 1960s New Standard Encyclopedia set in good condition, missing 1 book? I also have the Cowles Comprehensive encyclopedia, also in good condition.

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Value of Old Push Edger
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Value of Partial Set of Purnell's New English Encyclopedia

I have a set of Purnell's New English encyclopedia printed in 1965; volume 10 is missing. Can you please give me a quote of its worth? It is in reasonably good condition.

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Replacement Parts for Perfection Aire Oven

I have a Galloping Gourmet Perfection Aire Oven, model c2000. Where can I get an extender ring and a top rack for this oven?

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Shopping for Wisk Detergent

Is it possible to find this detergent, Wisk, in Quebec City?

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Value of Collier's Encyclopedias

I have a complete set of Collier's Encyclopedias and yearbooks, copyright 1965. They are in excellent condition. Who will buy these and what are they worth?

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Value of Old Reel Mower

We found an old push mower under the house. The brand, from what we can see, is A-Crowe Product. Could you advise us on what the value is?

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Determining the Value of an Encyclopedia Britannica

How do I tell if I truly have a 1st edition of Encyclopaedia Britannica MDCCLXXI- 1771?

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Discontinued York Border

I am looking for a York border KP 7296-B R01 with children playing in the sand at the beach.

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Getting Paid for Lumber

We have 5 acres in Mechanicsville, Virginia and would like to get about 2 to 3 acres cleared. It is probably about 70% pine. We are interested in having someone pay to come clear them, grind the stumps and take the lumber away. Thank you for any help!

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Identifying a Porcelain Doll

Does anyone know what gold written numbers on the back of a porcelain doll's neck means, 0145/2280/ How do I find out the info to find my dolls price?

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Replacement Cleaner for Chop Wizard

I lost my little tool that cleans the groves on the lid of my Vidalia Chop Wizard. Where can I buy another one?

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Replacement Timer Knob for Foreman Rotisserie Oven

I need the timer knob for my George Foreman rotisserie oven.

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Value of 1892 Columbian Cyclopedia
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Value of 1950s Chambers's Encyclopedia

I have a mint condition set of the Chambers's Encyclopedia set of 15 volumes from 1956 by George Newnes, plus three survey encyclopedias that match the other 15 volumes. Does anyone know the estimated value of the entire set in excellent condition?

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Value of Collier's Encyclopedias

I have 24 Collier's Encyclopedias, year books from 1985 - 1993 and A - Z Dictionaries. I would like to sell them. What could I get for them?

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Bags for Decosonic Vacuum Sealer - Model 828

Please does anyone knows where to get refill bags for a model 828 Decosonic vacuum sealer? Answers would be appreciated.

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Finding the Value for Antiques and...
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Selling Trees on Property

My mother died and left to my brother and I 86 acres of land near Albany, New York. A man called my brother last week and wanted to know if he could cut down the ash trees on the property. How do we handle this issue so we are assured we are not being swindled?

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Finding the Value of Old Books

How much is a book that is from 1922 worth? The book is about Abraham Lincoln and has a picture of him with his autograph under it and that is just a copy.

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Saving Money on Beans
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Value of Ashley Belle Porcelain Doll

I would like to know the value of my Ashley doll #1291/1968. Any suggestions?

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Post Office Lost Package

I shipped a package from New Jersey to Minnesota. When the package was picked up the carrier never scanned it. So now the post office is telling me it was not picked up. Now for the twist, two package were sent to the same person at the same time.

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Value of Porcelain Doll

How much is and Ashley Belle doll, Adela 382/1968 worth?

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Finding Schematics for Clock
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Selling a Porcelain Doll Collection

I am selling my porcelain doll collection and was wondering how much would they all be worth? I had them for years. Do you know how much my Danny the Dalmatian porcelain doll and Kyler the kitty porcelain doll would be worth? I also have other dolls.

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Selling Trees for Lumber
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Value of 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica

I have a 1911, 11th edition Encyclopedia Britannica which I know is the rare valuable old encyclopedia set. We acquired it in a bookcase exactly the size needed for the complete set. Does anyone know if such a case was ever sold with the books originally or was it custom made later?

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Value of 1963 Encyclopedia Britannica

I have a set of Encyclopaedia Britannica 1963, William Benton publisher and printed by Hazell Watson and Viney. I have volumes 6/9/13/17/18/19/20/21/22 and the index. The company who published them started in 1786. Are they worth anything just as a set or in single books?

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Value of 1974 Childcraft Encyclopedia

I have a complete set of 1974 Childcraft Encyclopedia, plus the yearly books from 1975-1992. Can you tell me what they are worth and where I can sell them?

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Value of Collector's Classics Doll

I have a petite porcelain doll by Collector's Classics no. 005651. How much is it worth? It comes with a hard case.

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Value of Encyclopedia Britannica

I have complete set, 1-25, of the encyclopedia Britannica 1961, William Benton publisher. It says, "with dedicated by permission the head of the two english-speaking peoples John Fizgerald Kennedy, president of USA and her majesty Queen Elizabeth II. What is the value?

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Identifying Porcelain Dolls
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Information and Value of Old Fiddles and...
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Replacement Parts for Regal Bread Maker
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Value of 1934 World Book

I have a full set of 1934 World Book encyclopedia. What might this be worth for the collector?

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Value of a Mary Kay Collection Doll

I have a doll, Emily, of American Girl, Mary Kay collection. She is 18 inches, she is #4 of 50, from 1993. She is in her original outfit and in like new condition, no box.

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Value of Cathay Collection Porcelain Doll

I have a Cathay Collection porcelain doll, it is in great condition, has never been used and has been sitting in a closet for years. It came with a certificate of authenticity, stating it is limited edition. It also says it is number 78 out of 5,000, and it says the doll's name is "Vanessa".

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Value of Seymour Mann Dolls
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Looking for Village Border #5803405

I am looking for some wallpaper borders. The brand name in Village Pat # 5803405 Rose and Pansy Border.

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Replacement Controllers for Heated Mattress Pad

Where can I find replacement controllers for my Living Quarters heated mattress pad?

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Swivel Sweeper Repair

I have a Swivel Sweeper that I use all the time. Lately it has been shutting off after 3-4 minutes. I want to send it to the company so they can check it. I do not want to buy a new battery, if it is the brushes that stop, etc. Does anyone know an address I can send it to in Ottawa or Montreal?

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Value of Dan Dee Porcelain Doll

I have a Dan Dee collectors choice porcelain doll. I don't know the name of the doll or when it was made. I'm very curious about its worth.

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Value of Encyclopedia and Library of Famous Literature

I have the 1929 14th edition Encyclopedia (24vol) and International Library of Famous Literature signed by the editor Richard Garnett in 1851. What are the values? The books are in very good condition.

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Removing Spray Car Wax from Windshield

How do I get spray wax off a car windshield? It is the free car wash kind

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Value of The Grolier Society Book of Knowledge

I have 20 volumes, in excellent condition, of The Grolier Society Book of Knowledge, Copyright 1931 by The Amalgamated Press (1922) Limited. What do these sell for?

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Replacement Gasket for Decorative Jar

The gasket measures 2 7/8" inside and 3 7/8" outside with a small lift tab. How or where can I get a replacement?

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USPS Delivered Package to Wrong Address

I received notification from a vendor that the package I had ordered had been delivered. When I used the tracking information, it said that the package had been delivered to my address. Since I did not actually receive the package I went to the post office thinking that maybe it was still there.

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Value and Age of Murphy Armoire

We have a Murphy's cedar armoire wardrobe that is stamped 340 on the back. It is in good condition.

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Value of Florence Collection "Limited...
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Finding Out Name of a Doll

I have a 26 inch doll with blonde hair and a lilac ribbon. She is a young girl doll with her mouth open. She is wearing a cream dress with a purple patterned jacket that falls to her hips. She is a very pretty doll, numbered 138/1200. How can I find out her name and other information?

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Finding Replacement Wheels For Reel...
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Removing Pearls Glued Onto Wedding Gown

I recently acquired a wedding gown from about 1988, and I would like to remove the pearls, but they are glued on. Is there any way to remove the glue safely? The gown is matte satin and lace.

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Thomas Kincade Library Edition

What is the difference between a library edition and just a painting?

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Value of Nicholson Oil Paintings
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Value of Paradise Galleries Porcelain Doll
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Value of Porcelain Doll

I have a collection of 9 dolls of varying sizes. One of which is a Knightsbridge heirloom collection doll called Lara, number 352/2500. She is 2 ft tall and is dressed as a bride.

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Lost Shipment

I shipped a package to an Ohio address, I was able to track the package to the post office in Memphis, Tennessee on December 14, 2014. The only additional information is "package is in progress". Where is the package now, 5 weeks later? I need to know where the package is! What do I do next?

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Replacement Dish for Chop Wizard

I need to replace the plastic dish that holds the chopped items. The dish got cracked.

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Value of a Curtis Publishing Company...
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Value of Encyclopedia Britannica
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Value of Webster New International Dictionary

I have a copy of the 1923, Webster New International Dictionary. What is the value? It is an extremely large dictionary with a section in the rear showing pictures and names of misc. items, such as zoology, plants, etc.

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Alternative Uses for Hair Conditioner

I color my hair at home and the kit contains a tube of deep conditioner enough for use at the time of coloring and several times after. I do not like the conditioner for later use, it is too heavy and thick, and weighs down my hair. Any ideas for what to do with the extra leftover?

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Hitachi Bread Maker HB D-102 Manual

My grandson has gluten allergies and I was lucky enough to find a machine that I could afford, but unfortunately there is no manual, can you help me out?

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Replacement Parts for a Regal Bread Machine

I am looking for a part for model K6725.

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