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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 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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.



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 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 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.


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.


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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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?".


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.


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.


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.


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.



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?


Value of a 1985 Snapper LT11 Mower - bright red vintage riding mower

Value of a 1985 Snapper LT11 Mower?I have got this 1985 Snapper LT11, in mint shape, and it's too nice to just sell to as a lawnmower. Is there a market for vintage mowers and how do I get to it if there is?


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.


Old Measuring Cup

Determining the Value of an Old Measuring Cup?This is a page about determining the value of an old measuring cup. Vintage kitchen tools are interesting to collect or save if you were given one.


Chinese ceramic vase and bowls.

Finding the Value of Chinese Pottery?Determining the value of Asian pottery can be tricky without the aid of either a reputable website or an expert appraiser. This is a page about finding the value of Chinese pottery. The markings are helpful, but you need to be able to either translate them or find a source for using them to identify your pieces.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Identifying a Tray?

Identifying a Tray?Hello, I need some help identifying what this tray might be worth. I understand I can go to the pawn shop but it's all out of my way and hard to get there. I've been thinking about this recently and I just found it. I thought I'd lost it.


Value of Wrought Iron Pendant Light?

Value of Wrought Iron Pendant Light?How much would this wrought iron pendant light be valued at?


Identifying Farm Equipment?

Identifying Farm Equipment?Is this a cultivator, drawn by draft animal(s)? Approximate age if possible.


Identifying A Metal Tool?

Identifying A Metal Tool?This 3 foot long metal hand tool is needle shaped with large loop for a handle. It is on the front wall of a cafe. I am guessing it is for hay or cotton bales, not sure. Who knows what this tool is?


Information About Gobby Bike?

Information About Gobby Bike?What year was this made and the value



Old Farm Equipment?

Old Farm Equipment?I found this in my grandfather's barn. I have no idea what it is. if anybody could help me with the what and how much of this, I would greatly appreciate it


Value of NOS Great Christopher Corp Medicine?

Value of NOS Great Christopher Corp Medicine?I have this NOS Great Christopher corn and callous salve and would be interested in anyone that can point me in the direction of it's value. This has never been taken out of the box and I've opened the two ends so you can see what is inside. Everything is tightly packed and I don't think I'd be able to get it back in if I took everything out. I have no doubt it's complete. Any help you can provide will be most appreciated. Thank you.


Identifying An Old Farm or Garden Implement?

Identifying An Old Farm or Garden Implement?Does anyone know specifically what this old farm or garden implement is and when it would have been in use? It appears to be some kind of cultivator or tiller. It has a wooden handle and shaft with a row of ornate metal discs along the front and also a row of discs going the other way inside. It is rather heavy. It is about the size of a modern rake.


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Identifying a Mystery Cassette Tape?Hey. Around 1990, my dad went to the US for a year. Among other things he brought back a cassette tape I'm trying to identify. We used to listen to it all the time on our road trips, hence it was referred to as simply "car tape" by me and my sister.


A round metal wheel with teeth.

What is This?What is this? Found on the site of an old farm in NW Pennsylvania, it's about 18 inches in diameter and very heavy.


A metal piece of farm equipment.

Identifying Antique Farm Equipment?Looking to sell this antique farm equipment. Think it might be a cultivator?


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Information on D.H. Deshay company In Elysburg, PA?I just bought a single bottom horse-drawn plow made by (what appears to be) the D.H. Deshay company in Elysburg, PA. I will have photos soon, but does anyone have background on the Deshay farm equipment or forge? The plow is a typical heavy iron C-shaped frame, but sadly the rear mounted wooden 'handles' for steering have been lost to the ravages of time.


A rusty iron piece found in a farm.

Iron Farm Piece?Hello, can anyone identify this iron piece found on farm?


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Pricing Metal Items?Please send suggestions on how to price antiques like brass items and silverware. Ebay isn't really a help as the items are different.


Identifying Metal Items?

Identifying Metal Items?These were in my steamer trunk! What are they?I have no idea what these could have been used for! If anyone can help out that would be awesome! Thank you in advance!!


An old metal tool.

What Is This Old Tool?This tool is made out of cast iron and is about 60cm long. My neighbour has recently acquired this tool and would like to know what it would be used for.


A vintage Burroughs adding machine.

Value of Burroughs Adding Machine?Hello, how much could I sell this Burroughs adding machine for? Thank you!


A set of brass fireplace tools.

Value of Antique Brass Fireplace Tool?How much might these antique solid (and they are heavy) brass (I think) fireplace tools worth? They were left to me by my grandparents.


A set of Corningware Ivy Patterned Utensils?

Corningware Ivy Patterned Utensils?I have these four Corningware Callaway Ivy kitchen utensils. The spatula has been cracked and repaired at some point. Can you tell me what they are worth?


An old thresher.

Value of Oliver Red River Special Thresher?Oliver red river special thresher, I would like to know value as is or restored.


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Determining the Value of a Vintage Tractor?I have a old John Deere tractor that I want to know how much it is worth? Help. Where do I start? I can't find a number. No pictures that I have looked at, look like it. It is in the shed and the tires are dry rotted. I have no way of getting it out.


A small trailer with wheels.

Value of Cargopro Trailer?Does anyone have any idea what this trailer should sell for? Apparently they don't make them anymore and I can't seem to find a price for them. It is a 2017 4 foot x 6 foot x 2.5 foot cargo pro trailer


Steel Dragon Samurai Sword Set?

Steel Dragon Samurai Sword Set?Can anyone tell me anything about these swords. I've had them stored away for several years. They were given to me by a friend. They are gorgeous and heavy. I cannot find a name/maker. Thought perhaps the markings in the photos would be helpful. I just do not know enough about them. Thanks in advance for any insight. '


A brass hand bell used in school.

Value of Old School Bell?Trying to find out how old this school bell is and how much it might be worth. Thank you.


A small metal container with a tiny scoop.

Identifying a Metal Container?I got this at a swap meet. It appears to be metal and has engravings. The lid lifts up and inside was a tiny scoop. Maybe it is some kind of sugar container?


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


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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.


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!


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.


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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.


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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.


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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?


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.


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.


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.


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 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?


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.


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.


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Information About George Lawn Equipment?I have a George Gear Drive tractor that has several attachments. I am curious how much it's worth, and if anyone else has one or at least parts. It was made by Community Industries in Sullivan Illinois. It was made between 1948 and 1953. Please let me know what you can find. Any info would be appreciated.


A piece of old farm equipment.

Unknown Farm Equipment?This appears to be horse drawn since there is a seat on the front. I'm not sure what it is or what it is used for. Perhaps harvesting? Does anybody have an idea? I've included a recent picture as well as one from the 1950s. Thanks!


Identifying Metal Items?

Identifying Metal Items?These were in my steamer trunk! What are they?I have no idea what these could have been used for! If anyone can help out that would be awesome! Thank you in advance!!


An old farm machine.

Information On Farm Equipment?Does anyone know what brand this is?


Identifying Farm Equipment?

Identifying Farm Equipment?This was on my Grandpa's farm. It's been in my garage for a few years. Can someone tell me what it was used for? It's like a giant funnel, the small end can be open or chipped shut. Looks like it's for seed or feed maybe? He mainly raised soybeans and corn. Any help is appreciated!


An old metal machine.

Identifying An Old Machine?Can someone identify this image please? Seems like a press of some type but really unsure.Would like to know what this machine is. Made by Engineering Supply Company Australia which I think closed in the mid 1930's. I'm sure there are parts missing. On the counterweight it reads the "Big Al". Thanks for your help.


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