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Car Won't Shift Gears

My 2001 Monte Carlo stopped pulling, the car still runs, but will not go into forward or reverse. I was driving on the express, then all of the sudden the car stopped pulling.

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Value of Eclipse Reel Lawn Mowers

I have two reel mowers, one Rocket push mower and one Sulky mower. They are all Eclipse mowers and are old. I am trying to find out how to tell how old they are and how to find the value of them, can anyone help?

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Value of Encyclopedia Britannica

I have the 1768 Encyclopedia Britannica - A New Survey of Universal Knowledge, volumes 1-24. I also have the books of the year 1954-1982. Are these worth anything?

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Replacement Gaskets for Glass Storage Jars

I can't figure out how to measure for the replacements. The inner opening of the jar not the lid is 3 1/4" diameter approximately. The replacements I see say they are 2 3/4" inner diameter.

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Value of 1902 Edition of Encyclopedia Britannica

I have a set of the first Americanized Encyclopedia Britannica.

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Value of 1944 World Book Encyclopedia

What is the value of the World Book encyclopedia set?

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Finding an Open Store in an Emergency
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Understanding the Recent Call Cell Phone...
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Value of Crimson Collection Doll

I am wondering how much a Crimson Collection fine porcelain doll would sell for. I have one and her name is Justina.

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Value of Crowne Porcelain Doll

I have a Crowne fine porcelain doll. What is this worth to sell to the public?

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Value of Royal Doulton Rhodes China

I have an 8 piece place setting of Royal Doulton china in the Rhodes pattern. I have the serving pieces, napkin rings, cake plate, and soup bowls, too.

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Value of Webster Dictionary

What is the value of 1858 Webster dictionary?

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Control for West Point 950 Electric Blanket

I am trying to locate a replacement control for the 950 West Point electric blanket.

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Value of 1925 Set of World Book Encyclopedia

Does anyone know a value for a 1925 10 volume set of World Book Encyclopedia?

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Control Cord for Sunbeam Electric Blanket

I need a replacement cord for a Sunbeam electric blanket P.N. 56605-004. This blanket belonged to my sister who died a few years ago, is in very good condition and I'd like to get a replacement in order to use.

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Value of Brinn Doll

My daughter was recently given a Brinn wedding doll named Aileen. I believe she was made in 1986, and want to know if anyone knows how much she is worth now.

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Shopping for Glo Coat Floor Wax

Where do you buy Glo Coat wax for tile floors?

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Value of Seymour Mann Doll

I have a Seymour Mann Connoisseur baby doll. The style number is rdk-257 C-18330. If anyone can tell me want this is worth and/or about the doll, I'd appreciate it!

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Power Supply and Control for Electric Blanket

Does anyone know where I can find a power supply cord and dial for my Perfect Fit electric blanket?

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Value of Seymour Mann Doll
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Replacement Jar Lid for Ice Tea Dispenser
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Value of 1911 Encyclopaedia Brittanica

I have a set of 1911 Encyclopaedia Brittanica.Are they worth anything ?

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Value of 1955 Webster's Dictionary

What is the value of a 1955 Webster's dictionary in good condition?

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Value of Porcelain Doll
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Value of Book of Popular Science and New Standard Encyclopedia

I have a set of The Book of Popular Science, copyright by Grolier (1961) - 1 to 10 and 1 copy of New Standard Encyclopedia 1968. They are in good condition.

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Finding Free US Census Records

Several years ago I was working on my family tree and I discovered the US Census records. It was free. Now I have no idea how to find it. Every place online leads me to places like Ancestry.com, Family Tree.com or other websites that charge a fee. Can you give me a link to the site?

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Removing an Iron On Applique

I had some pjs personalised for my nephew, they arrived and the name was spelled wrong. They are a Christmas present and I need a solution to remove it quickly as the company has a no returns policy on personalised products. Please help.

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Value of 1932 Universal Dictionary

I have a 1932 Universal Dictionary, how much is it worth?

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Value of 1972 Webster's Dictionary

My grandfather gave me a dictionary from 1972. I wish to know if it has value. It is in great condition it is the Webster's New World Dictionary of the American language from 1972 by the Southern Company in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Value of Collier's Encyclopedias

I need to know value of a collection of 1975 Collier's Encyclopedias.

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Pellet Mill Cost

How much does a wood pellet mill cost?

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Selling a Porcelain Doll

I have a Seymour Mann special collector's edition animated musical porcelain doll by the name of Merle. It is a 1pc, style no. at-1000. Please let me know the price of my collector doll that was given to me as a gift years ago. I would like to sell it. How do I go about selling her? Thank you.

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Value of 1914 The Century Dictionary

I have a corduroy covered "The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language." It is in good condition for its age with some light staining on the corduroy, yellowing of pages, and a few loose pages. It weighs almost 30 lbs!

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Replacement Cord for Pre-lit Tree

I am missing the cord from controller to first section of a 12ft tree. The cord plugs into the controller has 4 pins and at the other end it is 6 pin to the bottom of the tree. I can plug the controller into the second section of the tree and from there up it works. I need the missing cord. Where can I find it?

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Sweater Shedding on Shirt Underneath

I have a new wool sweater that gets lint all over the shirt I wear under it. Any suggestions to stop this?

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Value of William Tung Doll

I have a William Tung "Sapphire", 21 inch, porcelain doll, in the box, 124 out of 1000 made, with certification. I am looking for a ball park value on this item.

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Replacement Electric Blanket Control

The label says automatic electric blanket, queen size, style 13 - 180 watts 110-120 volts A.C. only. And the numbers on the end of the label read 70912 02. It has one 3 prong plug-in and 2 controls.

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Using Effusion and Lamp Berge Oil

Is effusion oil and lamp berge' oil the same thing?

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Value of Curly or Tiger Maple Furniture

We have an older bedroom set of curley maple furniture. It is in pretty good shape. I was wondering how to even begin with selling it. What would a good price be without really taking a hit?

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Encyclopaedia Britannica 9th Edition
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Finding Recipe Book and Manual

I need to find the recipe book and instruction manual for an Hitachi HB - 201 bread machine.

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Porcelain Doll Identification
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Replacing Elastic in a Fitted Sheet

When replacing the elastic in a fitted sheet, what size, type, and style elastic should I use?

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Value of Encyclopedia Britannica 1963

What is the value of 24 books? All are in good condition.

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Value of New Popular Encyclopedia 1902
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Giving Food and Family Magazine as a Gift

How do I give Food and Family magazine as a gift?

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Selling Porcelain Dolls

I have 22 porcelain dolls from the 80s. I inherited these dolls and have to sell them. They have never been out of the boxes. They are Hamilton, Paradise, etc. I can only find 1 of them online. These were high priced dolls! What is the fastest way to sell them?

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Value of 1936 Texas Centennial Edition Encyclopedia

I am looking for the value of a complete set of 1936 Texas Centennial Edition Encyclopedias. It is in good condition except it has library catalogue info on the spine. The original wood bookshelf would be included.

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Bleach Damaged Cotton Shoes

I tried cleaning some shoes of mine (pink and cotton) and I accidentally used bleach and it made a stain, a really big stain. What should I do?

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Repairing Scorch Marks on Nylon

I tried to iron nylon today and it turned red. Is there anyway to fix the scorch marks?

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Shopping for Stovetop Stuffing With Seasoning Packet

Has anyone been able to find Stovetop with the little seasoning packet inside? I can't find it in South Carolina.

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Value of Doll from Premier Heritage...
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Value of Krystal from the Kimberly Collection

What's the value of a handcrafted fine porcelain doll named Krystal of the Kimberly collection? I have the authenticity certificate with the serial number 17797 and another card describing the doll. Everything in perfect condition.

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Value of Shader's and Victoria Collector Dolls

I have 2 Shader's dolls #81 Lana Bride, spring 1985 and #107 Penny, spring 1985, and a Vicotria #3436. They are all in original boxes with certs. Thank you.

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1945 Encyclopedia Britannia

I have a full set 1/24 of the Encyclopedia Britanica that also includes the 1945 year book. I'm wondering if it has any value at all. It's hard cover and other than pages look old it's in very good condition.

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Value of a Seymour Mann Doll

I have a Seymour Mann porcelain Signature Series collection doll, 131/5000 Style HP 206. What is this worth?

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Value of Encyclopedia Britannica

I have a set of the Americanized Encyclopedia Britannica, revised and amended. The copyright is 1899. Is there any value for these?

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Value of Seymour Mann Amish dolls

I have 2 Amish dolls, a boy and girl, by Seymour Mann. I have no other info. I am trying to get an idea of what they are worth.

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Dyeing Suede Boots

I have light brown suede boots. Can I put shoe polish on them to make them black?

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Finding Replacement Christmas Tree Bulb

Where can I get the GE electric EZ white ring replacement bulb for my Christmas tree?

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Looking for Free Fabric Samples

I am looking for free fabric samples to learn what the difference in fabric types are. I have learned the hard way on a few, but I'd like to not repeat this again.

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Manual for George Foreman Grill

Need the manual in PDF format for the George Foreman Lean Mean Grilling Machine Model GR36CB.

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Value of Porcelain Dolls
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Manual for Welbuilt Breadmaker AMB 3800

Where can I get a manual for my bread maker?

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Value of Heritage Mint Doll
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Replacement Cord for Biddeford Electric Blanket

How do I order a replacement cord for Biddeford micromink and sherpa electric blanket, size twin, sku 94493778?

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Value of Heritage Signature Doll...
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Value of Seymour Mann Doll
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Do Old Grolier Encyclopedias Have Any Value?
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Information on Antique Chair

I have an old spindle chair I know it was made by S. Bent and Brothers, but other than that nothing. Any info would be great. Thank you.

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Making Homemade Bath Salts

Where can I find the best deals on salts, jars, and essential oils?

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Receiving a Package Misrouted by Royal Mail

My sister sent a recorded track and sign parcel on November 21st from the Post Office to South Korea. I tracked it and it said it was headed to India. I called Royal Mail and the clerk insisted that it was on a transit flight.

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Replacement Cord for Grill

I need a replacement cord for a George Foreman fusion grill. It is model gr 70 fusion - 120v 60h3, 1200w.

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Value of 1983 World Book Encyclopedia Set

What is the value of 1983 World Book Encyclopedia set?

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Value of Melina Jane Porcelain Doll

My Melina Jane porcelain doll has a blue and silver dress the bottom of the skirt has snow flakes. She is also wearing white laced pants under and thin white see through tights under the white laced pants with 2 tiny blue boots on her feet with a little heel at the bottom.

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Value of Seymour Connoisseur Doll

I have come across a Seymour Mann doll, Anne of Green Gables, and the doll box. Her box says Seymour Mann Doll-Tania Ref 4957104 Box -A24. I would like to know how much she is worth.

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Repair Appliances Instead of Upgrading

Upgrading seems to be the latest catchword when replacing appliances. Do so with caution as all the major appliances are coming out of China. They are not of the quality as when US made. My appliance repairman will vouch for that as he's busier than ever now.

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Finding Low Cost Unpainted Figurines for Resale

I have searched the internet for a long time and haven't found a site that sells low price figurines that I can paint for resale. They can be of almost any medium. Any type of resin, plaster, ceramic, but not plastic. I have found a lot of sites that sell them that require a minimum order of 5000, 1000, some of 500, but I only need 3 of each maximum.

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Look for Early Editions of Encyclopaedia Britannica

The basic guideline is that the 1st up until the 8th Editions have great collector values, defined by condition. The 9th and 10th Editions are so numerous that they are of small value. Anything after 1928 is basically worthless.

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Replacement Parts for a Foley 2 Cup Coffee Pot

My dad has a 2 (?) cup Foley percolator that is missing the inside parts. I would to find the missing items and get them for him for Christmas. I am not having a lot of luck. Any ideas on where to look?

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Value of Old Reel Mower
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Value Webster's New International Dictionary

I am interested in the value of a 1935 Second edition- G&C Merriam, Publisher, with over 3200 pages.

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Finding Dolls for a Crochet Baby Cradle Purse

I have looked everywhere and can't find 3" dolls that would fit in the cradle. Where can I buy the dolls?

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Value of a Seymour Mann Doll
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Value of Antique Porcelain Doll

I have an antique porcelain doll with red ringlet long hair, green eyes, wearing a green ruffled dress, parasol and hat with bow and feathers. She is about 15-16 inches. How do I find her value?

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Value of MDI Porcelain Dolls from 1990
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Value of Porcelain Doll

How much is Rhona, from the Leonardo Collectors collection worth?

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Value of The Encyclopedia...
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Value of 1895 Encyclopedia Britannica

How much is a set of 1895 Encyclopedia Britannica worth?

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George Foreman Replacement Electric Element

I need a replacement for my George Foreman electric griddle power cord E81296(SP)PIN 22427, (TKSP-S005-15).

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Porcelain Doll Value

I have a 14" porcelain doll Baseball Player, Daniel, in very good condition with his clothes and accessories in good condition. I was wondering how much the doll is worth thank you!

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Replacement Cord for Sunbeam Warming Blanket

The number on the booklet with the warming blanket is: P.N. 157903-000-000 We got the blanket last Christmas as a gift and cannot find the cord!

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Tracking a Lost Package

So, I sent a package from Leeds to London second class on 22/11/14 and the buyer claims it has not been delivered. I have a receipt, but no tracking number. What are my options?

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Value Compton's Encyclopedias 1991

I have a set of Compton encyclopedias from 1991. Are they worth anything?

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Value of a Dandee Porcelain Doll
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Buying Plastic Canvas

I just purchased a pattern book to make a plastic canvas doll house. Now I am having difficulty purchasing the 12' x 18' stiff plastic canvas. I live in a small town in Saskatchewan, Canada. Can you offer any suggestions? Does it have to be 12 x 18? I can find the smaller sizes much easier.

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Finding Glass Doll Cover

Where can I find a glass cover for a 15 inch porcelain Shirley Temple doll?

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Information on Porcelain Doll
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Value of Children's Encyclopedia Britannia

I have volumes 3-7 of 1960-61 Children's Britannica and was wondering what value they have if any.

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Zipper Foot for Older Brother Sewing Machine

I recently inherited an old Brother SA141 sewing machine, but I'm having a hard time finding parts for it. I believe it was made in the 1970s? In particular, I'm looking for a zipper presser foot. Is there another model that is compatible? Thanks for your help!

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Electric Cord Replacement

Where can I order an electric cord for my Biddeford electric blanket?

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Value of 1916 Complete Set of Encyclopedia Britannica

I have a complete set of 1916 Encyclopedia Britannicas with the original wooden shelf that came with them. What is the value of this set?

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Value of 1969 Murphy Red Cedar Blanket Chest

I have a cedar chest from 1969 that was damaged by Mayflower Movers during a recent move. I am making a claim and trying to determine current value of my chest.

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Buy Sweat Shirts at the Thrift Store
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Buying Octagon Soap

Is there a phone number where I can call to order Octagan soap?

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Selling Pecan Trees

I am looking into selling 30 acres of pecan trees in Tulsa county. To whom and how does one sell trees that are not cut down on your property?

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Tradition Doll Value
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Brother Sewing Machine Product Reviews
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Information on Indian Dolls
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Information on Queen Jr Push Mower

I have an old Queen Jr push mower with a wooden handle. It was made by Great States, Shelbyville, Ind. Can you tell me anything about it?

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Recipe Manual for Welbilt ABM3500

Where do I find a Welbilt recipe manual for model ABM350?

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Repairing Pants With Oxy 10 Bleach Spot

My favorite pair of khaki pants have a bleached looking spot. I'm guessing I leaned on the edge of the sink where one of my daughters had dropped a little Oxy 10. I figured I should take the color out and try RIT tan dye. I tried RIT color remover, and it did not work. I didn't use hot water. Is that the key? Can I use bleach or peroxide instead?

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Replacement Drip Tray for George Foreman Grill

I need a drip tray for the George Foreman Lean Mean Fat Grilling Machine, model no grp4ptmr. The grill was give to me by a friend and it didn't have the drip tray. I love the grill, but it sure makes a mess without the tray or pan, whatever it is called.

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Selling Porcelain Dolls

I need to find a dealer who might buy all of the dolls.

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Value of Porcelain Dolls

I have 5 antique porcelein dolls stamped CHRHF on their neck. Can anyone help me regarding their value? Thanks in advance.

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Value of 1883 The American Cyclopaedia

What is the value of a complete leather bound 1883 set of The American Cyclopaedia in good condition? If there is value, how might I go about selling it?

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Value of Encyclopedia Britannica
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Discontinued Carey Lind Wallpaper

I am seeking Tuscan Gold Faux With Scroll wallpaper LB8515 about 4-5 bolts. Can any one help me? I've exhausted my options. LB8518 may also work. Thanks!

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Replacement Parts for a Quasar Microwave

I am looking for an on switch or panel for a Quasar microwave model MQ7720TW. The on switch will not turn on, it only makes a slight click. Would it be worth it to replace?

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Shopping for Kraft Roka Blue Cheese

I live in SE Kansas and have looked everywhere for Kraft Roka Blue Cheese in the 5 ounce jars. My family loves the cheese ball that contains this ingredient. Can you tell me where I could find it in my area? Joplin, Missouri is only an hour away. It would be great to find it in my hometown of Parsons Kanas though! Thank you.

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Value of a Leonardo Doll

What is the value of Lp1466? Her name is Heather. There is a crown with swords on top of the box. The doll and box are in excellent condition. She is dressed like she is from Ireland or the UK. Just looking at the way; her hair is red. I want to know the value of this doll.

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Value of Vintage Winchester Reel Push...
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