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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 Encylopaedia 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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Value of The Book of Knowledge

I am looking to sell my, The Book of Knowledge encyclopedia set, copyright starting from 1868 to 1912. How much are these books worth?

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Value of the Caxton World of Knowledge
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Buying Lift Shoes

Can you recommend to me some lift shoes like Tom Cruise has worn? These shoes are like high heel shoes, but more comfortable.

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Value of 1961 2nd Edition Webster's Dictionary

How do I find the value of a Webster's dictionary?

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Finding a Terrycloth Mop
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Unidentified Kinkade Beach Scene Print
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Value of 1967 Jacobsen Reel Type Mower

I have a pristine vintage mower. It is a Jacobsen reel type self propelled mower, model #60102 type 0271 01. The date is 11/29/1967, serial number 12104 10740. It has a 3hp Briggs and Straaton engine. That is all the information I have, I am just trying to find out the estimated value.

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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?

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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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