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Value of 1768 Encyclopedia Britannica

I have a full set, printed in 1966 in the USA. Dedicated by permission to Lyndon B Johnson and Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth. It comes with the original book stand. Also comes with reference book. All are in very good condition and leather bound.

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Value of 1958 Encyclopaedia Britannica

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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Value of The New Educator...
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Hitachi HB II HB-B102 Parts

The dough paddle on the bottom doesn't mix the ingredients. How or where can I get one?

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Replacement Plates for George Foreman Grill

I need new plates R15tMR. I love it and don't really want to replace it.

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Value of 1903 Encyclopedia Britannica

I have a full set of 1903 Encyclopedia Britannicas that appear to be in very good condition. I realize they wouldn't be good for information per se, but I figure someone might be interested in them. Anyone have an idea on any value?

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Value of a Dandee Doll

How much is the Natalie doll by Dandee worth?

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Value of Annie Moore Doll

How much is an Annie Moore/hs-7890 worth? The artist is Maureen O'Hara. It comes in an original box with a luggage box in green. Everything is original.

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Value of China

I have several sets of china and I would like to find their value. The first is a set of fine Mikasa china. I also have a set of Meito Norleans, and lastly a set of set of Kings Court china, Serenity pattern.

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Value of Medical Encyclopedia Set

I have a set, 4 books, of The New Illustrated Medical encyclopedia for home use, copyright 1974, Abradale Press. They are in excellent condition, still in the box that holds all 4 books. I would like to know if they are worth anything?

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Value of Rock Ola 1452
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Value of Texas Centennial 14th...
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Value of Webster's Encyclopedia...
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Buying Octagon Soap

Where can I buy Octagon soap in Cumberland, Maryland?

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Information on Porcelain Doll
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Replacement Gasket for Cookie Jar

I have a glass cookie jar with a glass lid. There is no gasket or other way to "seal" the lid and keep the cookies fresher. I need a rubber/silicone gasket 5-1/2" interior size.

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Shopping for Blue Sponges Sold at Target

I can no longer find the small blue sponges with the white backs that Target use to carry.

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Value of Seymour Mann Dolls

I want to know how much they are worth. They all have glass wings. They look like they are from a Christmas collection.

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Value of Wurlitzer Jukebox

I have a Wurlitzer, Lyric from 1972, in working order. Would anyone know the value?

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Bags for Vacuum Sealer

I am looking for the rolls to fit my model vacuum sealer, BS-858.

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Cleaning Brush for Chop Wizard

How can you get a cleaning brush?

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Control Knob for George Foreman Rotisserie

I am needing a control knob for my George Foreman rotisserie, model gr59.

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Repairing Bleach Spot on Clothing
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Selling Porcelain Dolls

My mother passed away and now I have a lot of porcelain dolls that I would like to sell. Can someone appraise them?

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Value of a Murphy Wardrobe 240

I have a Murphy wardrobe 240. It is all original, including 2 skeleton keys, shoe rack, and a cedar bag for keys. There are no cracks or splits, but there are some minor scratches. It is in beautiful condition. How much should I ask for it?

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Attaching a Metal Footboard to Bed Frame

I bought a queen size bed and a metal headboard and footboard. The problem is that there isn't anything to attach the footboard to the frame. Can you help?

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Casual Restaurant in New York

I'd like a nice casual restaurant that one could enjoy dining at with jeans and sneakers or slacks and shoes. I would like nice decor, somewhat of a classy touch, I don't want a dive bar type place. Sit should be someplace that would be appropriate for a date without being grungy or "cheap".

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Replacement Pads for Swiffer WetJet

Where can I get replacement pads and the liquid for my Swiffer?

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Tracking Lost Packages

I have ordered a few things from different places. Some have made it to me, but for some, the tracking info says they are in Houston, but doesn't give me any more info than that. What can I do to find out where exactly my packages are?

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Value of Crowne Porcelain Doll

How can I find the value of a Crowne porcelain doll named Lily?

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Value of Everyman's Encyclopaedias

Can you let me know the worth or should I say the value of a complete set of Everyman's paperback encyclopaedias? They are in very good condition and it looks like the publisher was Fabbri and Partners ltd. I would be very grateful if you could let me know if they are worth selling or not.

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Value of Leonardo Collector Porcelain Doll
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Discontinued Next Wallpaper

I am looking for discontinued Next wallpaper, grey stripe.

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Replacement Foot Angles for Foreman Grill

Where do I find replacement foot angles for a George Foreman grill, model PN 2PC180?

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Target's Discontinued Red Bookshelf

I too want more of the red 3 shelves on top and doors on the bottom bookcase discontinued from Target. Threshold Co.? Or the other person looking for it too said Carson Co.?

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Displaying an Antique Wooden Wall Hanging

I have this piece that was made without any nails, glue, or any modern things to hold it together. It is a hand carved picture that looks Japanese. It originally was a wall carving. It was in three pieces, the carving itself had a frame, I guess you would call it, around it with gold inlay.

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Value of 1942 Encyclopedia Britannica Set

I have a full set. They are dedicated to FDR and George the 6th. Do they have any value?

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Dyeing Suede Blazer

I have two suede blazers. I would like to dye them a darker color.

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Value of a Set of Footo China
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Value of Richards Topical Encyclopedia

I would like to know the value Richards Topical encyclopedia.

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Value of a Seymour Mann Doll

What is the monetary value of a Seymour Mann Connoisseur Collection Doll (MCMXCVI) bridal doll in original box and in mint condition?

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Value of Collier's Encyclopedias

I have a set of 25 Collier's Encyclopedias By Macmillan Educational Company. I have different volumes from 1950-1987. How much are they worth and where can I sell them?

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Value of Goldenvale Doll

How much is a Goldenvale porcelain doll "Agatha" worth?

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Replacement Bread Machine Paddle

Where can I purchase a paddle for the Hitachi HB-B101 bread machine?

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Selling an Ashton Drake Gallery Doll

I have a boxed 20" Ashton Drake Gallery doll with certification of authenticity. It's a real life like doll with baby clothes. I wish to sell it either directly or to a collector,not via eBay or gumtree. Please can you give me some advice?

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Value of Noritake China

I have a set of Sheridan, Noritake china with M in the insignia. It was made in Japan. US design, PAT. OW533. Any ideas what it might be worth? It is from the early part of last century.

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Value of Britannica Encyclopedia

I have the 1989-1990 edition. How do I find the value?

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Value of Old Encyclopedias

Are old encyclopedias worth anything?

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Squeaky Shoes

I have a pair of Keens, and the bottom squeaks on the floor with every step I take. How can I get rid of the squeak? It is not the insole, it is the bottom of my shoe.

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Post Office Has Not Delivered International Package

I sent a package on January 29, 2015 to a friend who lives in Uruguay. I'm from New Jersey. It's already March 13, 2015 and he still hasn't gotten it. It does have tracking and it says that it departed Montevideo, Uruguay. It's been stuck like that since the 7th of February and I have no idea where it is now.

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Value of 1949 Encyclopedia Britannica

What is the value of a 1949 Encyclopedia Britannica 24 volume set? It has the atlas and is in original bookcase in excellent condition.

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Value of Goldenuale Porcelain Wedding Doll

I was wondering if anyone knew how much a Goldenuale porcelain wedding doll is worth? It is over 3 feet tall. There are no markings on it. It came in a box that said Goldenuale Collection Porcelain Doll. I hope someone can tell me something.

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Value of The Book Of Knowledge
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Kenmore 1601 Sewing Machine Information

Does anyone know what the weight and dimensions are of this machine, without the case? Also, is the needle position a lefty or center or adjust me?

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Discontinued Target Crib Bedding

I saw a crib set about 6 months ago in Target that now the website is saying is discontinued. It is the room 365 hot air balloon crib or toddler bedding. Now I am 8 months pregnant and have my heart set on this crib set and can not find it online anywhere! Any suggestions, to where I can find this set?

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Post Office Lost a Package

I have had nothing but problems with the post office in Oakland California.The priority package departs Oakland, but never reaches Florida. Can somebody help me?

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Replacement Cord for Electric Warming Throw

I have an electric warming throw. I need the plug and cord, F9405.

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Value American Peoples Encyclopedias

How would I get rid of these books? They don't seem to be wanted. I also have the year books 1956-1975.

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Value of Encyclopedia Brittanica
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Replacement Tank for X5 Steam Cleaner
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Using a Derma Wand

Is it OK to use this with a history of brain aneurism surgery? Since it is an electronic gadget with electricity, will it be OK to use it?

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Value Huffy Hytamatic Lawn Mower

I have my grandfather's Huffy hytamatic lawn mower model number 187, type 6012. You have to plug it in for it to run. It still runs great. Can you tell me if it's worth anything?

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Value of Seeburg Jukebox

What is the value of a hf100g Seeburg jukebox? It is not working, but looks really good.

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Bracket for a Roman Shade
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Value of the World Book Encyclopedia

I have a set of the World Book encyclopedia, isbn 0-7166-0077-3. Mine is a set of 18, as I am missing books 1, 10, 13, and 20.

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Removing a Crease from a Canvas Coach Tote

I have a large Coach tote that I bought second hand. It's in beautiful shape, but it just had a weird crease in one part like they laid it down for a long time in an awkward position. I am not sure if you can iron it out or what people suggest.

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Value of Heritage Nun Doll

I have a Heritage nun doll that was made in China #12154.

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Value of Partial Set of Nelson's Encyclopedia
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Buying Jazzy Metallic Yarn

I am looking for Jazzy metallic creator fiber yarn. What colors does the Jazzy metallic yarn come in?

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Manual for Welbilt ABM 2900 Bread Maker

I need the manual for a ABM 2900 bread maker. Does anyone know how to get one?

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Porcelain Doll Value

What is the value of a show stopper doll by Florence Manakur with certificate? It is in the box and is in great condition. It is named Mickey, LE417.

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Water Reservoir for Singer Steam Press

Where can I purchase a new water reservoir for my steam press 2 by Singer?

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Buying Terra Cotta Flower Pots

I am looking for terra cotta pots 8" to 12" without a rim around the top. Any ideas?

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Changing a Shirt from Blue to White

I have a sweet blue shirt that I want to change its colour to white. Tthe question is how.

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Value of Murphy Cedar Chest
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Value of Seymour Mann China Vase

What is the value of a bone china, rose and sea urchin, vase by Seymour Mann?

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Setting Fabric Dye

My daughter bought a material school bag from a surf shop. It is yellow. The problem is that from sweating, the yellow from the straps has come onto her white school shirt. How will I stop the yellow dye from the bag staining her shirt?

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Information on Old Reel Mower

I have a handed down Davis Corp. reel mower, gas powered "Barracuda". The sticker says model #55/55, serial #BA 02810. Any info would be greatly accepted.

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Removing Professional Paint-on Logos

How do I remove professional paint on logos?

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Value of 1916 American Standard Encyclopedia
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Value of Reference Books

How do I find the value of complete sets of Grolier Universal Encyclopedias, The Book of Popular Science, The Lands and Peoples, and 2 books of The New Webster Dictionary of The English Language book 1-A-Resource, book 2 Respect-Zymurgy. They are 1960 and older.

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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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