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Value of a Vintage CorningWare Covered Dish

Finding the Value of Vintage CorningWare?This page is about finding the value of vintage CorningWare. This tempered glass cookware has been common throughout the US for many years.


ceramic dish

Identifying Vintage Ceramic FigurinesThis is a page about identifying vintage ceramic figurines. Determining when and where an old ceramic piece was produced can be a challenge.


Antique Lawn Mower

Finding the Value of Antique Lawn Mowers?This is a page about finding the value of antique lawn mowers. There seems to be a collector for almost every type of antique or vintage tool.


Vintage Jukebox

Finding the Value of a Vintage JukeboxThis is a page about finding the value of a vintage jukebox. Many collectors have interest in vintage jukeboxes. The age and condition of the jukebox factor into its value.


an array of porcelain dolls

Finding the Current Value of Porcelain DollsThere are many collectors of porcelain dolls. This page is about determining the current value of porcelain dolls.


Silver Tray

Determining the Value of a Silver TraySilver trays, if well made and the smith is identifiable, can be quite valuable. This is a page about determining the value of a silver tray.


China tea cups

Selling Fine China?This is a page about selling fine china. Fine china is great to have around for particular occasions but may not get used daily in many households. Your fine china may be valuable enough that it's worth selling.


A collection of vintage china cups.

Determining the Value of ChinaThis is a page about determining the value of china. Whether you have a full set of china or just a few prized pieces, it can be hard to figure out how much it is worth. Often it's worth more to you than in monetary value, but some china can also be very valuable.


Value of Noritake China

Determining the Value of Noritake China?Noritake china has been manufactured for decades and some of the older pieces have retained their value while others are worth little. This is a page about determining the value of Noritake china.



Value of Bone China - bottom of plate with info

Finding the Value of English Bone ChinaFinding a reputable appraiser is one of the better ways to determine the value of your bone china. This is a page about finding the value of English bone china.


old sewing machine

Determining the Value of an Older Sewing...Some vintage and antique sewing machines have value to collectors. This is a page about determining the value of an older sewing machine.


Value of a Console Stereo Radio and Record Player

Value of a Vintage General Electric Console Stereo System?These stereo consoles hark back to the days when they were "the" in home entertainment centers. Fitted with a radio, turntable, and perhaps a tape deck, depending on the timeframe, they were also a piece of home decor. This is a page about finding the value of a vintage General Electric console stereo system.


Boston Plastic Art Co. Figurine

Finding the Value of Boston Plastic Art Co. FigurinesIt often requires some research to determine the value of mass produced plaster figurines such as the ones manufactured by the Boston Plastic Art Company. This is a page about finding the value of Boston Plastic Art Co. figurines.


Information on Figurine - girl standing on a box to keep away from a mouse

Finding the Value of a Giuseppe Armani Figurine?The value of a precious figurine can be found more easily since the internet has emerged as a great searching tool. This is a page about finding the value of a Giuseppe Armani figurine.


Vintage White Rotary Electric Sewing Machine - old black sewing machine in a mahogany cabient

Finding the Value of a Vintage White Sewing Machine?Research on sites such as eBay can help determine the recent asking and selling price of these sewing machines. This is a page about finding the value of a vintage White sewing machine.


silver tea pot

Determining Silver Plate vs. Sterling SilverThis is a page about determining silver plate vs. sterling silver. There are marks on the bottom of silver pieces that with the help of the internet, can tell you whether it is sterling or not.


Identifying Reel Mower and Its Value

Identifying an Old Reel Mower?Determining manufacturer and the history of an old push lawn mower can help you determine if it has any value. This is a page about identifying an old reel mower.


Silver tea set on tray

How Can I Tell If Something is Made of...When shopping thrift stores and garage sales, it is nice to be able to recognize if an item is made of silver. This is a page about, "How can I tell if something is made of silver?".


China Cup and Saucer

Appraising China?This page is about appraising china. Determining the value of fine china can be accomplished in a number of ways.


Old Cigar Box

Does an Old Cigar Box Have Any Value?Depending on the brand, age and condition of a cigar box, it can have value to the right person. This is a page about does an old cigar box have any value?


Drinking Glasses

Identifying Vintage Drinking GlassesThis is a page about identifying vintage drinking glasses. To know the value of any antique, it is important to know it's origin.


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Value of Antique Pink Maytag Wringer Washer?I've got this antique pink Maytag wringer washer in working condition, and wonder if it's worth anything?


Old Violin

Information and Value of Old Fiddles (Violins)This is a page about information and value of old fiddles (violins). It can be a challenge to determine the value of an old musical instrument without professional advice.


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Protecting a Cast Iron Stove from Rust?I have an old iron stove. It comes from a church and is very ornate and stands about 4 feet high, has four legs and takes up loads of room. I am wondering if I could put it outside without too much damage. What would I have to do to protect it from rusting.



Closeup of a record player.

Finding the Value of a Capehart Record Player?This is a page about finding the value of a Capehart record player. Capehart record players date back before the Depression and forward several decades. The value of any individual player will depend on age, condition, and rarity.


Information About Belknap BlueGrass Riding Mower

Information About Belknap BlueGrass Riding Mowers?Belknap brand tractors were made until the mid 80's. There were also mowers made under that brand name. This page contains information about Belknap Bluegrass riding mowers.


Value of Ashton Drake Dragons - small dragons

Finding the Value of Ashton Drake Ornaments?Ashton Drake galleries produced a set of hand painted resin ornaments depicting a variety of iridescent hued dragons. This is a page about finding the value of Ashton Drake dragons.


Records in a row, one in front.

Finding the Value of Old Vinyl RecordsWhether 45, 78 or 33 1/3 records, they may have value to the right person or they can be reused for some interesting crafts. This is a page about finding the value of old vinyl records.


An angel figurine with two dog figurines.

Selling Collectible Angel FigurinesChoosing the right place to advertise your collectibles will help ensure a more successful selling experience. This is a page about selling collectible angel figurines.


Value of Mersman Side Tables - two side or end tables

Value of Mersman Side Tables?I purchased 2 Mersman 7377 side tables at a yard sale. I am just wondering about the value. They have the original finish and are in good condition. There is an ink well stain on top of one table.


Louisiana state quarter

Collecting State Quarters?This is a page about collecting state quarters. Acquiring the full set of certain kinds of coins can be a fun hobby.


Identifying a Metal Ball with a Threaded Base  - hand holding the metal piece which resembles a light bulb with a hole through it

Identifying a Metal Ball with a Threaded Base?I found this piece of metal while planting. It is a 6 inch x 3.5 inch ball with a threaded base. There is a buried junk hole on the edge of the field that used to be a farmstead years ago. It intrigued me and I am dying to know what it is. Can any one give to an idea or even a shot in the dark in the right direction.


Value of 1898 Quilt Top  - date

Finding the Value of Antique Quilt Tops?The value of antique quilt tops can vary quite a bit depending on its age, condition, pattern, etc. This is a page about finding the value of antique quilt tops.


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Coronado 6-String Guitar?I am trying to find out some information about a guitar labeled "Gambles Import Corp." made in Japan. The name on the end says Coronado. It is a 6 string. Do you know where I can find more information?


A marking on Lawrence fine bone china made in England.

Value of a China Tea Set?Old bone china pieces can have a range of values. The maker, age, and rarity of the piece all play a part.


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Buying Tom Rubel Retired Angels?This page is about buying Tom Rubel retired angels. These cute resin figurines are made in many different themes and are popular collectables.


Determining the Age of an Old Sewing Machine - ornate antique sewing machine

Determining the Age of an Old Sewing Machine?To determine the age of an old sewing machine you will need either the serial number or the model number. This page contains some tips for determining the age of your older sewing machine.


Value of House of Lloyd Easter Bunny Figurines - two ruffled fur bunny figurines

Value of House of Lloyd Figurines?Millions of House of Lloyd figurines have been made to enjoy. Generally even if still boxed, they seldom generate more than 10 dollars in value.



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Looking for Information on American Furniture of Martinsville?Both parents have passed and we have some furniture from American Furniture of Martinsville. The drawers have an emblem that states it's Wonderwood. I can remember it being delivered to our home as a child. I believe it was mid to late 1960s.


Precious Moments figurines in a nativity.

Determining the Value of Precious Moments Figurines?These popular sculptures have been been sold since 1978 in a variety of styles. This is a page about determining the value of Precious Moments figurines.


The sign on a vintage Pennsylvania reel mower.

Value of a Pennsylvania Reel Mower?Reel mowers and other equipment were manufactured by the Pennsylvania Lawn Products in the mid 20th century. These vintage machines can be valuable, depending on condition.


Value of a Brother Turntable with 8-Track Tape Player

Value of a Brother Turntable with 8-Track Tape Player?Does anyone know the value of this Brother Consort futuristic 60s/70s 2 turntable console with an 8 track tape player? Has anyone seen one of these before, I cannot find any info on it.


Information on Vintage Kenmore Sewing Machines

Information on Vintage Kenmore Sewing Machines?Sears began selling their Kenmore branded sewing machines in 1915 through their catalogs. This page contains information on vintage Kenmore sewing machines.


A vintage sewing machine with colorful thread and bobbins.

Value of Vintage Singer Sewing Machine?The serial and model number will help you find comparable sewing machines on the internet to help determine the value of yours. This is a page about determining the value of a vintage Singer sewing machine.


Value of Vintage Elvis Records

Finding the Value of Vintage Elvis Presley Records?The value of old records is going to be determined by the condition of the vinyl and the record cover. This is a page about finding the value of vintage Elvis Presley records.


Value of a Hanging Vintage Chandelier

Value of a Vintage Chandelier?There are a number of things that determine the value of an older hanging light fixture. An antique dealer may be able to help you determine the manufacturer and approximate worth. This is a page about value of a vintage chandelier.


A cast iron frying pan.

Information on Griswold No 5 Skillet?Looking for information on this Griswold No. 5 skillet. All I really know is that it predates 1960 because it is not marked "Made in USA". I've not seen any like it on the WEB


A decorative tassel.

Identifying a Tassel?This was a gift to my mother from my aunt, but not sure what it is or what it is for? Does anybody know anything about this?


A circular metal bracket.

Information About Bracket?What is this bracket and what was it used for?


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Crafts Made with Old Western Style Boot?How do I craft a six shooter holster using an old western style boot


A red plow.

Information About Monroe Plow?I have a MONROE Type: NSSB16 Single Bottom Moldboard Plow (Serial # 1407). I got this information from the ID tag attached to it. I can not find any information online about this plow. I would like to know who manufactured this plow, when and where it was made. I would love to have an operating and parts manual for it. Any information would be greatly appreciated.


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Value of 1921 Football Medal?Hi, I was wondering if you could tell me about the silver markings on this 1921 football medal please. Can you tell me if it has a value?


A decorative "Gone Fishing" music box.

Power for Gone Fishing Music Box?Does anybody know if batteries go in this or just a plug?


Two green glass insulators.

Value of Glass Insulators?I'm just curious. What these are worth, if anything?


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Is This Genuine Magnalite?Is this genuine Magnalite or a what? No picture but it looks like a Magnalite roaster, very heavy, mark on bottom says "Magna" in deeply etched letters. Only other markings are "USA" - maybe just "SA" and ??quarts (barely legible). I couldn't find anything helpful on the internet. Thank you in advance.


An old token for Oxydol.

Value of Oxydol Token?I have a token for 1 package oxydol ( medium size) for free or 1 package of oxydol (large size) for .14c. Is this worth anything? Thanks.


A silver serving tray.

Information About Silver Serving Meat Tray?This piece was my grandmother's who is no longer alive. We pulled out and cleaned it up using a "speedy plate" with washing soda. There seems to be some discoloring and spots on it. There are no markings on the bottom at all. Magnets do not stick to it. I'm just curious if anyone knows its origins, what it might be made of, what it might be worth if anything. Thanks!


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Finding Value of Silverware?I have two sets of silver plated silverware in their cases of my mother's to sell.


An open wooden box.

How Old Is This Box?We would like to know how old this box is. My husband loves wood and saw this box and just had to have it. It looks vintage. It is 18" X 11"X 6 1/2". Can you tell us how old it is and is it worth anything except for a nice wooden box?


An old woven rug.

Identifying The Age of Woven Rugs?Hand woven carpets and rugs which are almost 100 yrs old, defines their values and besides the size. How to comprehend the technical aspects of the rugs and know if it was made in bulk or on-demand.


An old whale's tooth on a wood surface.

1800s Whales Tooth ValueHello everyone! This whale's tooth has been passed down to me by my father, which was given to him by his uncle in the 1950s. My dad's uncle's father was a whaler in the late 1800s and I am wondering if anyone knows the value of the tooth. I am not looking to sell it, I would just like to know if someone may know the value of this. My guess is that it is from a sperm whale since they were very popular during the whaling era. The tooth measure 6 inches in length.


Identifying a Shallow Cast Iron Dish? - inside

Identifying a Shallow Cast Iron Dish?A friend gave my husband this container that she had been using as a kitty food bowl. We have been unable to determine its original purpose. Can anyone help?


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Is this Brass?I love this piece, does anybody know if it's brass or bronze? Have literally no idea, it is kind of heavy. Know anything more about this piece? Thanks !!!


A console bench with a stereo inside.

Value of Motorola Console/Bench?Does anyone know the approximate value of this old Motorola stereo and radio console. It has a padded bench top and I have not seen any others like it.


Value of Electrohome Black and White TV - vintage console TV

Value of Electrohome Black and White TV?I am looking for the value of this Electrohome cabinet - black and white TV. It is in working order.


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Value of a Western Auto Wizard Push Mower?What is value of my 1959 Western Auto Wizard push mower with Clinton engine? It is an 18" cut and pull rope start, in excellent original condition.


Value of Snappin Turtle Mower Model 6st27

Value of Snappin Turtle Mower Model 6st27?I am seeking the value of my antique Snappin Turtle mower. It is like new. It was never used and I have the original owner's manual.


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Finding the Value of Bombay ChinaI have about 6 sets of Bombay China Company blue/white teacup/plate sets with silver looking trim. There are 6 large plates and 6 medium sized plates with the Bombay name stamped on the bottom of all of them. The pattern is tile or fanned. I'm just curious as to what the value of these things are?


An old white refrigerator.

International Harvester Fridge?I have this refridgerator and I've done countless searches, bought THE BOOK on them and can't find it anywhere. The model number normally on these fridges is L100D. This one is L103S and it's no where to be found anywhere in existence. Is it a scrapped model? Pre production model? I don't know but it's a 53. There are hundreds of the other model but none of these. When I search this model number, the 53 truck comes up.


Value of a Vintage Collapsible Wooden Potty Seat? - old potty seat that sat on toilet seat

Value of a Vintage Collapsible Wooden Potty Seat?I believe this was my husband's potty chair and he is now 72 years old. It attaches to a toilet seat and is collapsable to about 6 inches high. The label says Sturdi-tot. Could you tell me the value?


A caliper in a box.

Value of Caliper?Would this be worth anything?


A decorative cast iron handle.

Cast Iron Handle?Has anyone any idea of what this is used for? It is cast iron. My wife said it could be a coffin handle!


Information on an Ovenex Purse? - bakeware purse

Information on an Ovenex Purse?I am looking for any information on this item. It appears to be from around the 1940s and is an Ovenex creation. It was possibly an advertising item.


A brightly colored piece of Japanese porcelain.

Value of Japanese PorcelainAlthough "china" has become a catchall term for ceramics produced around the world, Japan has a proud history of beautiful porcelain pieces. During World Wars I and II, sailors brought back dinnerware, vases, and other decorative pieces for their families and some of these can be valuable, depending on the condition and rarity.


Identifying a Kitchen Tool? - tool similar to tongs

Identifying a Kitchen Tool?What is this? It's about 7" long. Although it looks somewhat like tongs, it can't be opened up wide. There's a lip at the left edge of the flat plate, which prevents you from separating the two sides. Does the etching of a chicken in its nest mean that it's used with chicken or eggs?


An ornate copper platter.

Value of Copper PlatterThis platter is made of copper with the initials YGH on back. The width is 25 inches and top to bottom is 18 inches. Has age to it. Interested in what it may be worth or if anyone has any information about it. Thank you.


Value of a Vintage Drinking Glass - tall glass with white pattern of woman with umbrella perhaps in a garden

Value of a Vintage Drinking Glass?What is this drinking glass and how much is it worth?


A woman holding an antique vase.

Finding the Value of a VaseVases are a popular item for antique and vintage collectors. They can be made of glass, crystal, porcelain or even metal and have been used for flower arranging all across the world.


A console stereo with a record player.

Value of a Delmonico Console Stereo?So I was helping a friend clean out a storage unit of his late parents and for my help I could have whatever I wanted. Besides the few old dolls, plates, and some silverware I wrestled this heavy beast into my truck. It's in pretty good condition, I'll check soon if it works, but on the back it says it's a Delmonico (made in Italy) model #40SBR801 UX?


Identifying an Old Mower - old gas mower

Identifying an Old Gas MowerI have this lawnmower and would like to make it look good; it is still running (Wisconsin BKND). Can anyone can tell me which model it is? I also have the selky that attaches to it so I can sit while doing the lawn. I believe it is 31 inch wide. Is it perhaps a Toro?


Identifying a Piece of Pottery

Identifying a Piece of PotteryPottery can be manufactured in bulk or can be hand created by artists. Most has a unique mark or signature on the bottom that can help identify the creator.


A wooden ladder with a handle on the side.

What is this Ladder?This is very long with some type of handle mounted to the side of it?


Value of a Wrigley's Chewing Gum 5 Cent Display? - old metal display bin

Value of a Wrigley's Chewing Gum 5 Cent Display?I am looking for a price to sell this item. There is no rust. It is in great condition with only a tiny bend on one of the arms. I saw one for sale that was very rusted for $165. Any help would be appreciated.


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Replacement Vintage Seyfert's Pretzel Jar Lid?I have a Seyfert's butter pretzel glass jar with a broken glass lid. Do you know where I can get a replacement? The lid has the round glass pull handle on top. The jar measures 5.600" on the inside of flared opening.


Centennial Park in Atlanta, GA.

Value of Olympic Game Memorabilia?The value of memorabilia from past Olympic Games varies quite a bit. A thorough search on the internet can help narrow down the market for the specific items, such as pins, that you might have.


A ceramic vase with marking from Portugal.

Value of Ceramic Vases?Determining the value of your ceramic vases can be an internet adventure. First you will need to try to identify the maker, age, etc. Then with that information you can research sites for their possible value.


An old baseball on a black background.

Value of Collectible Baseballs?Depending on the condition and where it was used determine the value of a baseball. Whether it was used in an important game, signed by a famous player or just your favorite team can make it valuable to a buyer.


Identifying an Old Piece of Equipment - vintage piece of metal equipment, sort of a table

Identifying an Old Piece of Equipment?Trying to identify an old piece of equipment completely out of its environment can be a daunting task. Internet searches and sharing photos on-line may help you discover its original use.


Value of a Vintage Silvertone Recorder

Value of a Vintage Silvertone Recorder?This vintage Silverstone record player and recorder combination was likely sold by Sears. Establishing a value will be dependent on condition of the exterior and whether it still works. On-line research, including sites that offer this type of item for sale will help in you task.


A collection of antique tools.

Identifying Vintage and Antique Tools and HardwareVintage and antique tools and hardware are collectibles sought after by some as rustic decor or garden decorations. Identifying the items is a part of the process and perhaps one of the most fun phases.


Identifying a Clock Frame - molded plastic clock frame

Identifying a Plastic Lion Wall Hanging with Clock?I have a 16x32 lion and roses cast clock frame. Does anyone know what this is? It's made of heavy plastic, gold. The paint has flaked in some areas. The top circle had a battery operated clock in it with, JH TAIWAN, which I think is just for the clock itself. The bottom oval was empty and the whole backing was missing. I found this in a thrift store.


Manufacture's information on RCA Victor Radio.

Value of a Vintage RCA Victor Radio?The value of vintage RCA Victor radios depends quite a bit on the condition of the cabinet and whether the radio is in good working order. This page contains some ideas on determining the value of these radios.


An old tractor covered in red flowers.

Value of Old Farm Equipment as Yard Art?Old farm equipment, including parts, often has value as yard art. Determining the value and finding a buyer may take time. This page offers some ideas on setting a potential value.


Value of an Antique Piercy's Patent Tortoise Shell Thimble - antique thimble

Value of an Antique Piercy's Patent Tortoise Shell Thimble?I have an 1800s gold and silver tortoise shell Piercy's Patent thimble. I was wanting to know about what the value of one was?


Value of a Vintage Zenith TV - bug eye TV

Value of a Vintage Zenith TV?I have a Zenith bug eye with the owners manual. It is from 1955. The serial number is 5400204 and the model number is Z1814R. It came with a lot of extra parts. I recently inherited it from my grandfather. I was wondering what it's worth.


A secondhand store with books and other curiosities.

Identifying a Secondhand Store Find?You can often look online to help identify a secondhand or flea market finds. Older items can be a challenge to determine even what it was used for.


Value of Old Packages of Cigarettes

Value of Old Packages of Cigarettes?I have a collection of old cigarettes that I want to know how much they are worth. There are 58 full packets of old American, English and Russian cigarettes.


Identifying a Thrift Store Find - faux petals and pearls atop a dowel

Identifying a Thrift Store Find?I found, this beautiful piece at a thrift store and cannot find out what it is? Any guesses?


Value of a Charles Ramsay Glass Ornament  - shades of blue ornament

Value of a Charles Ramsay Glass Ornament?We would like to know how much a Charles Ramsay glass ornament would be worth that was purchased in the Edinburgh at the Scottish Art Gallery in 1987.


Value of a Hammered Metal Tray - tray with intricate pattern

Value of a Hammered Metal Tray?We found this hammered tin tray (or metal). It looks really old and I have tried finding it online with no success. Does anyone know what this is? Who made it and when? How much it could be worth?


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An Antique Farm Device Run By a Goat?I don't have a picture, just a vague memory of my sister's. She recalls my grandmother telling her about a piece of farm equipment on her grandmother's farm when my grandmother was a little girl. She describse it like a hamster wheel, only it was run by a goat. It made a click, click sound as it ran the device and my grandmother would run around as it ran, which my sister thinks might have been a cream separator? But we can't seem to find anything online that fits the description. Does anyone know what this device was? Thank you!


An old piece of farm equipment.

Information About Farm Equipment?Does anyone know make and year of this? Or worth?


A metal and wood kitchen utensil.

What Is This Kitchen Utensil?I was given a box of assorted kitchen utensils but am unsure what the pictured item is. Can anyone identify this? Thank you in advance for your replies!


A stained glass window in a white window frame.

Information About Stained Glass Window?This is a very beautiful and clearly older stained glass window, measures 2×2 feet without the frame and I know absolutely nothing about it; age, value, place of origin, or just what can be done with it. Hopefully everyone could give me any advice and information about this to help better my understanding and appreciation of this beautiful window. Thanks!


A round silver serving tray.

Silver Serving Tray?Can anyone give me any information on the age or value of my grandmother's International Silver Co. serving tray? It's been in storage down here in South Texas for about 25 years. In pretty good condition. I also have old China that was hers for as long as my mother can remember.


A red plow.

Information About Monroe Plow?I have a MONROE Type: NSSB16 Single Bottom Moldboard Plow (Serial # 1407). I got this information from the ID tag attached to it. I can not find any information online about this plow. I would like to know who manufactured this plow, when and where it was made. I would love to have an operating and parts manual for it. Any information would be greatly appreciated.


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