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Bake Bread With Your Grandchildren

January 18, 20210 found this helpful

Beyond the bonding time you are having by baking with your grandchild, you are teaching about how some foods come to be on the table. Too many children think that food just comes from the grocery store, as if it magically appears there (that goes for fruit, veggies and everything else). It's good to show them that bread is made from all these ingredients, and that it's easy to make, and much tastier than store bought. You are planting the seeds of culinary adventures to come.

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Information About Midwood Brands Candy Canes?

January 18, 20210 found this helpful

FDA- Food Drug Administration link would have this info. When I checked there wasn't a recall on this product. The list for recalls changes often, For future items , you can check - www.fda.gov/.../food

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January 17, 20210 found this helpful

Probably there are a lot of other brands of candy canes that are made in China also but I have not heard of any problem with candy canes except they should be consumed in small quantities.

You can check out the ingredients and decide for yourself how many should be in one's diet.
world.openfoodfacts.org/.../18-funky-fruit-candy-canes-midwood...

Here is a list of Dollar Tree recalls:
www.familydollar.com/product-recalls

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January 17, 20210 found this helpful

I think they are. The only issue I have heard are vitamins from China, not candy.

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January 17, 20210 found this helpful

I have not heard anything about a recall. Check at your family dollar store to verify.

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Use Lids to Cover Burners

January 17, 20210 found this helpful

Ive ruined many burner covers and now find it hard to find ones that I like. This is the most ingenious idea ever ! I will be shopping at thrift stores for decorative pot and pan lids. Love this idea.

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Value of Encyclopedia Britannica?

January 17, 20210 found this helpful

I totally agree. This however is just 100 copies published. This is signed by four persons heading the company at the time and is a special edition so hopefully and logically may be different.

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January 17, 20210 found this helpful

Grateful thanks for this valuable input. I will be writing to then directly as advised by you. The information on their website so kindly reproduced by you is very useful as background information about the fifteenth edition.. However, I could not find any mention of this limited, special and signed 'Edinburgh' edition anywhere on their website.

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January 17, 20210 found this helpful

This set seems to be rare as in difficult to find any of this particular edition listed for sale or sold but that does not actually mean it is rare enough to increase its value a significant amount over the other Edition 15 sets in the same condition. I do not know what year these were published and not really sure if there is anything about the set - other than only 100 sets published in this particular series.

It may be more valuable in other countries than the US.
You might try checking online asking prices for Edition 15 in the same year just to see what regular sets are selling for just to get an idea. Just remember, asking prices are just a price a seller would like to receive for their item but only a sold identical item shows value as it shows what someone was willing to pay for that item.
Here is a link to eBay's for sale listings of the 15th edition. You can always place a watch of any item to see if it sells.
www.ebay.com/.../bn_7022288724

Here is a link to eBay's sold sets of the 15th Edition:
The sold listings prices range from $40 to $1,525 so you can see that different years, different condition and other factors make a difference.
None of these will be identical to yours but it does show that people are paying high prices for some of these sets but will yours be more valuable? Maybe, maybe not but since they are in excellent condition that is a good plus.
www.ebay.com/.../i.html?_nkw=britannica+15th+edition...

Abe's books sell sets so you can check out their site but they do not show sold sets, only for sale sets.
It may be possible to contact them and ask about your set.
www.abebooks.com/.../?cm_sp=Ftr-_-HelpBlog-_-help2

Britannica may answer some questions for you but they will not discuss value:
forms01.britannica.com/.../bpshelpform.html

I would suggest you try to get an appraisal just to be sure.
You can ask for a free appraisal but there are several good sites that only charge $20-$25.
Ask for retail as well as insurance value.

www.whatsellsbest.com/.../books.html

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January 17, 20210 found this helpful

In general, encyclopedias under 100 years old have no value.

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January 17, 20210 found this helpful

Your set was printed sometime between 1974 and 2011. I couldn't find anything about it's value, but maybe if you contact them, they might be able to tell you it's value. Go to: www.britannica.com/.../

Good luck and let us know what you find out.

I found this info about the 15th edition of Encyclopaedia Britannica on their website: Fifteenth Edition

Upon Hutchinss retirement in 1974, Adler succeeded him as chairman of the Board of Editors. Under the stewardship of Adler, Benton, and Charles E. Swanson (president of the company from 1967 to 1985), a vast editorial effort was assembled, resulting in the first publication of Britannica 3, or the 15th edition, in 1974. The new set consisted of 28 volumes in three parts serving different functions: the Micropædia: Ready Reference and Index, Macropædia: Knowledge in Depth, and Propædia: Outline of Knowledge. The articles in the Micropædia tended to be short, specific, and unsigned and were followed (until 1985) by index references to related content elsewhere in the set. The Micropædia also included brief summaries of the longer, broader Macropædia articles. The Propædia provided a topical guide to the encyclopaedia as well as information about the contributors. The 15th edition was given a global perspective by more than 4,000 contributing authors from more than 100 countries. The editorial creation of the work cost $32 million exclusive of printing costs, representing the largest single private investment in publishing history up to that time. Britannica 3s general editor was Warren E. Preece, and the executive editor was Philip W. Goetz.


Charles Swanson (left), president of Encyclopædia Britannica, inspecting the 15th edition of the encyclopaedia with William Benton, the publisher, and Robert Maynard Hutchins, chairman of the Board of Editors.
Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc.
A selection of notable contributors to the 15th edition is provided in the table.

Selected contributors to the 15th edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica (19742012)
author article(s)
Maurice Allais Customs Unions and Trade Agreements
Isaac Asimov Michelson, A.A.
Jacques Barzun European Culture Since 1800 in part; Flaubert, Gustave, in part; Poe, Edgar Allan, in part
David Ben-Gurion Herzl, Theodor
David P. Billington Public Works in part (1997)
Percy Williams Bridgman Physical Theories, Mathematical Aspects of, in part
Jacob Bronowski Blake, William
Anthony Burgess Novel; Literature, The Art of, in part
David Bushnell Latin America, The History of, in part (1998)
Jimmy Carter Camp David Accords (2007)
Steven Chu Analysis and Measurement, Physical and Chemical: Spectroscopy (1993)
Malcolm Cowley Faulkner, William
Michael DeBakey Circulation and Circulatory Systems in part
Theodosius Dobzhansky Genetics and Heredity, The Principles of, in part
Mircea Eliade Sacred Offices and Orders in part
Valerie I.J. Flint Columbus (1998)
Lukas Foss Musical Performance in part
Milton Friedman Money
James Gleick Feynman, Richard P. (1995)
Sir Tyrone Guthrie Theatre, The Art of the
Sir Roy Harrod Exchange and Payments, International; International Trade in part
Antony Hewish Pulsar
Thor Heyerdahl Easter Island
Oswald Jacoby Poker
Dame Kathleen Kenyon Palestine in part
Lawrence R. Klein Econometrics
Arthur Koestler Humour and Wit
Sir Harold W. Kroto Fullerene in part
James Lockhart Latin America, The History of, in part (1998)
Alan Lomax Singing: Folk and Non-Western Singing
Noel R. Malcolm Balkan States in part (1997)
Sir Max Mallowan Nineveh
Nancy Mitford Pompadour, Madame de
Joel Mokyr Irish Potato Famine (1998)
Allan Nevins Washington, George, in part
Vivian Nutton Galen of Pergamum (1998)
George A. Olah Carbonium Ion in part
Kenneth Rexroth Literature, The Art of
Charles F. Richter Earthquakes
Carl Sagan Life in part
John Scarne Dice and Games; Roulette
Arthur L. Schawlow Laser and Maser
Glenn T. Seaborg Transuranium Elements
Herbert A. Simon Artificial Intelligence (1997)
Sir Keith Sinclair New Zealand in part (1987)
Isaac Bashevis Singer Jewish Peoples, Arts of: Literature
George J. Stigler Price System
Tenzing Norgay Everest, Mount
Sir George Paget Thomson Thomson, Sir Joseph John
Arnold Joseph Toynbee Caesar in part; Time in part
Irving Wallace Barnum, P.T.
Jody Williams International Campaign to Ban Landmines (2003)
Annual revisions of the set continued into the late 1990s, and those revisions were supplemented by a major revision of the 15th edition for 1985. For that printing, the Macropædia was greatly restructured with the amalgamation and regrouping of hundreds of articles; the index function was taken from the Micropædia and placed in a separate two-volume Index; and both the Micropædia and the Propædia were redesigned, reorganized, and revised. The entire set consisted of 32 volumes. Printings of the 15th edition continued into the 21st century, though at less regular intervals, as the company focused its efforts on digital ventures. In 2012 the company announced that future printings would be discontinued and replaced by more widely used electronic versions.

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Locating an Old Commercial?

January 17, 20210 found this helpful

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January 17, 20210 found this helpful

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Found it!!!!!

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Value of China?

January 17, 20210 found this helpful

China is a hard sell at any price. Some pieces will (all brands, all prices) will be listed for sale for months/years and may never sell.
This does not appear to be a very popular pattern as only a few pieces have sold on eBay over the past 5 months and prices paid were very low.
www.ebay.com/.../i.html?LH_BIN=1&_nkw=Noritake+Ivyne...

You can check out this site but don't let asking prices get your hopes up as only sold prices represent value showing what someone was willing to pay for that items.
www.microwavecookingforone.com/.../NoritakeIvyne.html

Sorry, but these pieces will probably bring you more money and a lot faster at a yard sale.

Information:
www.thriftyfun.com/Determining-the-Value-of-Noritake...

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January 17, 20210 found this helpful

Fine china has greatly dropped in value, as it is not in demand anymore. It will not sell for more than $15, if at all.

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January 17, 20210 found this helpful

The creamer and a big serving bowl sold together for best offer that was under $25 plus shipping.

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January 17, 20210 found this helpful

Ivyne is the pattern name. Most of the pieces on eBay are sitting unsold. 5 salad plates just sold for 9.95 plus shipping, for example. A gravey boat has been sitting unsold for a long time at $14.00.

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Red Color Bled On White Lace?

January 17, 20210 found this helpful

What is the lace material? The suggestions depend on what the material is.

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January 17, 20210 found this helpful

Rit or another manufacturers dye remover.

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January 17, 20210 found this helpful

I would contact Rit dye company before trying any of their products to see if they can tell you if you can use any of their color removers as their products have to be done a certain way and are only meant for certain fabrics and your lace material may not be one of them.
www.ritdye.com/.../

If your lace is polyester or a mix of polyester and ?? it may be difficult to remove this bleed stain.
Try reading some of the answers on these links to see if any answers could match your problem.
www.thriftyfun.com/tf57536314.tip.html
www.thriftyfun.com/Color-Bled-on-White-Clothing-5.html

I have had similar incidents and finally had to settle for a light red on the trim but hopefully someone will have better ideas.
Good luck.

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January 17, 20210 found this helpful

You can try Rit Dye/Color Remover. Take a look at this site: www.ritdye.com/.../
Follow the Rit instructions EXCEPT, only dip the lace part with the color that bled onto the lace, NOT the whole thing. Good luck.

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Who Will Be 2020-21 Premier League Champion?

January 17, 20210 found this helpful

I believe this event is in the UK so you may be asking your question of the wrong group but hopefully there may be some members in the UK that will answer your question.
It looks like a tight match but I hope your favorite wins.

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January 17, 20210 found this helpful

Manchester City seems to be the favorite.

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Value of Conant Ball Chairs?

January 17, 20210 found this helpful

This is a sought after brand. On eBay, one upholstered chair is asking $199.

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What Breed Is My Dog? (Boxer Mix?)

January 17, 20210 found this helpful

What do you think my Moses is?

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January 17, 20210 found this helpful

Looks like my dog which I thought was a pitt/ boxer but vets placed into the just Pitt category.

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What Breed Are My Cats?

January 17, 20210 found this helpful

#1.) Looks like Nala may be mixed domestic short hair and Persian as she/he looks like they have a fluffy tail.

#2.) Chunky looks like a Tuxedo cat as they can be in several colors.
www.thesprucepets.com/facts-about-tuxedo-cats-554704

#3.) Mosark is definitely a tuxedo cat .

This just means that all three are mixed breeds and probably very lovable cats.
Tuxedo is not a breed.
www.thesprucepets.com/about-tuxedo-cats-554695

You might find more information on this link:
www.thriftyfun.com/What-Breed-Is-My-Cat-20.html

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January 17, 20210 found this helpful

Nala looks to be a mix of domestic long hair and short hair. Chunky looks like a gorgeous domestic short hair cat and Mosark looks like a domestic short hair with a tuxedo color pattern.

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January 16, 20211 found this helpful

If Nala has long hair all over, besides the tail, then Nala is a Domestic Longhair...which could mean part Maine Coon, part Angora, Part Persian, or another breed of long haired cat. The other two appear to be Domestic Shorthairs.... which could be MANY breeds of short haired cats. Unless you are buying a documented purebred cat, most cats are just named Domestic Long or Short Haired. They are all BEAUTIFUL fur babies !!! Give them all some love from me.

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January 16, 20211 found this helpful

The top one might be part Bombay. The second and third are both tuxedo cats (which are thought to have magical powers). You're lucky to have these three friends!

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January 16, 20210 found this helpful

The top is a long hair and the bottom is a domestic short hair. I am not sore about the middle one

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Pepto Bismol Stain On Carpet?

January 17, 20210 found this helpful

IT WORKED! I tried everything and anything to try to get rid of that Pepto-Bismol stain off of my coffee table runner. I've read your post and purchased some Spot Shot yesterday and lo and behold after three times today it is totally gone! I wanted to come back and thank you so very much for your tip!

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Growing and Harvesting Bittersweet

January 17, 20210 found this helpful

American bittersweet will NOT KILL trees, period. It is in danger of being lost in the native landscape and is often protected by law. The bad one is oriental bittersweet (a non-native invasive), it will kill trees as it wraps around them and girdles sap flow. Learn them so you know (clumps of fruit at the end on American sort of like grapes). It is an important bird and wildlife food in winter. Humans should not eat the fruit. Please protect the American Bittersweet vine.

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Caring For Long Hair

January 17, 20210 found this helpful

There is a class action lawsuit going on now with Tresemme. The bottles with a certain ingredient in it has been making peoples hair fall out.

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Snow Cream Variations

January 17, 20210 found this helpful

How about condensed milk and chocolate syrup?

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Reducing the Bulk of Craft Ribbon

January 17, 20210 found this helpful

I wrap my ribbon and lace edging around cardboard tubes from paper towels, foil and plastic wrap, and even Xmas gift wrap. I cut the rolls to fit the length or width of the drawer, then wrap my trims side-by-side on the rolls, and put a straight pin through the ends. This way, the trims take up less space and are organized by width and/or color.

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Microwave Safety Tips

January 17, 20210 found this helpful

I always cover whatever Im cooking or heating with waxed paper or a paper towel or something similar. I do not use plastic wrap. I do t have splatters when I do this.

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Information About Brass Table?

January 17, 20210 found this helpful

This is still puzzling me. So LaBarge is out of business, and their link leads to this document: www.labargeinc.com/.../MS_Furniture_2020.pdf
The document is very long, so it will take me a logn time to digest it all.

The LaBarge company was originally out of High Point, NC.

Their local museum may have more info on the original company if you seek to learn more.

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January 16, 20210 found this helpful

Not sure if this is yours or not...The carpet looks the same--although the background is a bit different, but it looks like someone (you?) is asking $850 for it on eBay.

www.ebay.com/.../293958939370

I found one that sold for "best offer on first dibs with a starting price of over $2000:

www.1stdibs.com/.../

Both ads call it La Barge, which I don't know a lot about the brand. Something I read says the pieces should be marked "made in Italy on the foot" but I can't get that confirmed.

Maybe someone at this website can help you: www.incollect.com/.../la-barge-mirrors-tables

The eBay description needs some work--to me--because the focus should be on the Ram Head and Hoofs that make up the base for the piecrust table or scalloped table top.

I might also add that it could be considered Hollywood or just Regency Style, although the second ad calls it Maison Charles Style. I need to think about that description.

The ebay ad calls it "post 1950s". I believe it to be from the 1980s (which is also noted in the first dibs ad) although I could be wrong but know brass was HUGE in the 1980s--it would need to be seen in person to see how it was all assembled, if the brass is hollow or solid, if it is made with solder or screws, and take a look at the glass (although it could be much newer replacement glass--which would also impact value).

If it was mine--I would verify if it is a La Barge piece, I would start the sale much higher than $850 and take best offer.

Post back what you learn! Thanks for sharing!

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Finding Old Tires to Recycle in Garden?

January 17, 20210 found this helpful

Hi my name is ray and need some tires for my van I'm not working at moment so it's kind of hard to find some size is 235/70/r15 do u have any?

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Identifying Old Farm Equipment

January 17, 20210 found this helpful

Neat find.
This is a kind of mystery but I feel sure it is some type of cultivator or tiller but I have never been able to find one that has 'pitch fork' tines and springs.
I believe it was set up for some special type of job and your piece probably has several pieces missing.
If you join this site you can post pictures and I feel sure you will receive a lot of answers as these people love these antique/vintage pieces and know a lot about them.
Your pictures do not show the piece very well as it is all mixed in with the leaves. If possible, you should move it to the solid ground so maybe the pieces could be seen more clearly. Several pictures from all angles would get you more positive answers.
www.tractorbynet.com/.../294663-antique-farm-equipment-please...

Please let us know if you find out what it was used for.

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January 15, 20210 found this helpful

Thank you all for replying! I had a hard time finding it on line so thanks!!

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What Breed Is My Cat?

January 17, 20210 found this helpful

She is beautiful and one of my favorites but we have never seen one at our adoption centers so we're still looking.
Not sure, but I think they are more rare than stated on some sites and there is no way to 'breed' them - they just happen unexpectedly.
Glad she no longer needs a leash and you can usually find a grooming shop that will clip her nails for a small cost ($10-$15) but normally, cats do not have to have their claws clipped but about every 4-6 months but sometimes the claw will grow into the pad if not clipped so be sure to keep a watch and not let this happen.
Enjoy your 'moo' baby and stay safe and not lonely because you have a loving companion for company.

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January 16, 20210 found this helpful

thankyou and yes im aware of the leash these are kind of old but thats when i was scared to let her outside but now i dont have any leashes and i dont cut her nails anymore

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January 15, 20210 found this helpful

I believe you have what is commonly called a 'bicolor' cat or more specifically a 'cow or moo cat'.
This is like a Tuxedo cat and these are not breeds but their colors are caused by different genes and these colors cannot be predicted or planned.
Check this site:
thecowcat.com/.../
prettylitter.com/.../three-favorite-bicolor-cats

Because she is bicolor cat lovers say she could have lot longer cat life than most cats - 20 years (if kept in healthy state). I had a black and white tuxedo cat that lived over 19 years - loving cat.

I see that you have a collar and leash on your baby and I would just like to caution you that just using a collar/leash and not a harness is not recommended for cats.
Please read about this on this site:
www.gallant.com/.../

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Lump Under Bottom Tongue Piercing?

January 17, 20210 found this helpful

Since it appeared a few days after the swelling went down I believe it could be infection since I believe it takes a little longer for scar tissue to appear but no matter what answers we give you, only a doctor can tell you for sure.
Maybe make an appointment with your doctor but contact the person who did the work (in person is best) and ask if this is a common occurrence or do they have any suggestions before you see a doctor.
If they offer suggestions (and they work) you may be able to cancel the appointment with your doctor but don't mess around with any kind of problems that appear in your mouth - see a doctor.

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January 16, 20210 found this helpful

Most likely just scar tissue. If you're concerned, see a doctor. You can try putting hydrogen peroxide on it with a Qtip, and if it foams up a lot, it could mean infection starting in the piercing, which means you REALLY should see a doctor. PS- Not to be mean or insulting, but I'm 64 years old and don't understand why anyone would want a pierced tongue. Doesn't it ever get caught in fork tines while eating? Or noodles get caught on the stud? Just wondering.....

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January 16, 20210 found this helpful

Please check with a doctor, dentist, or nurse, or last resort, the place that did it. Never mess with things in your mouth. Safety first! Post back what you learn! Prayers for healing!

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January 16, 20210 found this helpful

This could be caused by infection, bacteria that stays in the mouth. It is important that you clean more often with piercing. You have to treat or it may cause other serious health problems. Here is more info - www.healthtap.com/.../white- lump-under-tongue-piercing/ - also a link that can help answer your questions - almodabodypiercing.com/.../

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January 15, 20210 found this helpful

This could be scar tissue. I would visit a doctor if I were you.

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Information About Figurine?

January 17, 20210 found this helpful

There are a few sites that can identify and give you possible region/location of these pieces. There are many on the market like this that are mass produced. A professional knows markings and regions. - https://www.justanswer.com - www.antiquers.com/forums

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January 16, 20210 found this helpful

She looks shiny so I'm assuming porcelain.
I do not recognize the mark and it is too faded to tell what writing or letters could be under the crown.
It looks like so many of the little figurines that were produced when Hummel figurines were so popular - (but very expensive) but those little cheap ones did not have marks like this.

There are several forums that you could join and maybe someone may recognize the mark.
You will need different pictures or they may not be able to help you. Pictures need to be uncluttered (nothing on table or in the background), pictures of front and back and two or three of the mark at different angles and close up.
Here are some links but there are probably more sites available.
antique-marks.com/.../viewtopic.php?f=6&t=1349
www.figurines-sculpture.com/identifying-pottery-marks.html
www.antiquers.com/.../

Reddit is a good site for this but can be confusing for new members but just ask for help if you have problems.
www.reddit.com/.../

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January 16, 20210 found this helpful

The are very cute. Do they both have the same mark?

She looks German and the boy looks like an Asian piece.

How tall are they?

Are they porcelain (smooth) or bisque (rough)?

Is that a bird coming out of the pie that the girl is holding?

Off the top of my head, the mark shown is not any of the big name marks (Hummel, Dresden, Royal Staffordshire) and it may be that it is not recognizable because some of it has worn off.

Maybe with a little more info, I can help.

Thanks!

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January 16, 20210 found this helpful

Looks like a Hummel knockoff - possibly made in Japan. True Hummels have a bee logo/trademark.

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January 16, 20210 found this helpful

It looks like Hummel, but Im not sure about the markings, however

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Planning a Vacation In London and Ireland?

January 17, 20210 found this helpful

In London, you'd better watch a game between Chelsea and Arsenal to feel how amazing phenomenon of soccer there! If you don't, you can also keep a eye on the live score here:www.goaloo.cc/

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Getting Rid of Tiny Biting Bugs?

January 16, 20210 found this helpful

I have been searching for similar problems like yours and at last I've found the reason! I have been also following this page to see the resent solutions if there are any praying for also the other sufferers and thanks God i found the reason and the evidence at home!: BLACK MOULD which can be also hidden somewhere at home, thanks to somebody who shared her experience on the net ,she helped me a lot and i believe she will help you also, search writing "Invisible Biting Mites and Black Mould" on Google and thank to God and her. I bought dehumidifier and I have bought an allergy tested Air purifier but I haven't got it yet,it is Daikin you may search for other tested ones as well. And I am spraying bleach on mould, keeping vacuuming often and using vinegar on my body, I will visit my dermatologist again and tell him I have found the reason to get a proper medication. I hope things will get better for all of us

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Homemade Fabric Protectant?

January 16, 20210 found this helpful

I am so glad you mentioned this product, I used this on my entire engine, belts and hoses when I had a car. I went to 3 auto parts stores could find anything under $9 never thought about Walmart.

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January 16, 20210 found this helpful

How long would it take the WD-40 water repellant smell to dissipate when used on carpet I wonder ?

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January 16, 20210 found this helpful

How long would it take the WD-40 water repellant smell to dissipate when used on carpet I wonder ?

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January 16, 20210 found this helpful

100 % Dimethicone, AKA personal lubricant my sofa looks like I hosted a gay sex party and I dont know how to get it out. Perhaps the hair products contained a lower concentration of Dimethicone?

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Decorating an Ice Arena Ceiling for a Wedding?

January 16, 20210 found this helpful

Hi Lisa!

Do you have any photos of the final look? I would love to see what you came up with!! :)

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Freezing Boxed Cake Mix Batter?

January 16, 20210 found this helpful

Much easier to make the cake and freeze it (wrap well in wax paper, then plastic bag or a good seal plastic container).

Batter does not freeze well. It can be done, but it often has a weird texture when baked after being frozen.

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Removing Sharpie from Hair?

January 16, 20210 found this helpful

I wanted to die my hair but couldnt I have blonde hair and I wanted to put some black sharpie in my hair and then I started getting worried that it might fall out I have really short hair and I only colored the small front part of my hair I put nail polish in my hair so the color would come out and it worked but does it stop it from falling out I put nail polish in my hair around 10 minutes after I put sharpie in my hair is that bad? Will it fall out?

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Repairing a Smith-Corona Typewriter?

January 16, 20210 found this helpful

Is this a new machine to you?
Have you been using it lately before this happened?
These are critical questions because we have no idea if the machine has ever worked for you or if you were using it and suddenly this happened... and answers could make a difference in what your problem may be.

Be sure to check all cords to make sure they have have come loose and it's best to unplug the machine, count to 10 slowly and then plug machine back into wall socket. Sometimes electrical things have to be reset.

If that doesn't start your machine then you may have to find a vintage repair shop unless you are skilled at taking things like this apart to locate a problem.
Repairs are not cheap but your machine may need a good cleaning as dirt, dust and junk do get inside these machines.
You can always try using canned air (like the kind used to clean computers). Be sure the machine is unplugged and spray the keys and inside the machine. As far as I can remember when I used similar machines, you should be able to spray everywhere without harming the machine. After spraying, wait overnight before plugging it back in.

If none of this works you may have to locate a repair shop - Google vintage manual/electric typewriter repair shop with your zip code to see what is in your area. Try calling any shop and ask if they service your machine and approximate cost to clean.

You can always join some of the typewriter forums to see if anyone can offer suggestions for you to try.
www.reddit.com/.../
typewriter.boardhost.com/viewtopic.php?id=964
forum.allaboutcircuits.com/.../
clevneuvesea.gotdns.ch/426852.html
www.reddit.com/.../

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January 16, 20210 found this helpful

The carriage could be loose ,making it rattle and shake. Sometimes giving it a adjustment could help (tightening) . This link will surprise you on troubleshooting. -writingball.blogspot.com/.../mystery-revealed-polt-silencer.html

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January 16, 20210 found this helpful

There are several Youtube videos, and this is one of them m.youtube.com/watch?v=G0bPCAK8tUo

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Storing DIY Facial Masks

January 16, 20210 found this helpful

Are you making or buying the aloe vera gel and rosewater?

If they are store bought, in theory they can sit on a shelf, for 2 years if the space is cool, dark and dry (and they are made with preservatives--as noted on the label). If you are making homemade or they are preservative free, then they are going to stay fresh for a few days, maybe a few weeks, depending on they are prepared.

You can freeze both, plus the other ingredients, but the defrosted texture may be watery or icky.

Personally, my rule is only make what you are going to use at one sitting and you can have the freshest and safest product.

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Burying A Dog With Parvo?

January 16, 20210 found this helpful

Your question is very complex and, quite frankly, I would focus only on getting your pup well. Prayers for healing and a very positive outcome. I know parvo survivors and all had good vet care, done quickly and followed to the letter!

You got the pup vet care and that was critical. Follow that guidance to the letter and keep the vet aware of any changes ASAP.

Questions about burial etc. are very complicated and the burial may have had nothing to do with your dog getting sick, it could just be the virus was in poop in the yard or it could be totally unrelated to the previous dog and your poor pup got it somewhere else.

This is something that I would think would be impossible to trace--unless someone did extensive research and exhumed the dead dog, did testing on it and matched the strain to your pup.

Data is not clear on the life span of the virus--some vets say 2 months, some say 6, some say up to 2 years. I would think that all could be true depending on the situation.

Your local vet can tell you what the data is for where you are for how long the virus "lives" in the ground or on surfaces.

A lawsuit on this matter would be nightmare and I would doubt any lawyer would even touch it.

Please focus on your pup! Again, prayers for healing!

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My Zebra Finch Babies Keep Dying?

January 16, 20210 found this helpful

There is not enough info here to know for sure what is going on.

Is the cage big enough? Is the nesting materials correct (natural fibers) and clean (no pesticides or man made pollutants?

Is your house too warm or too cold?

Does someone smoke?

Is there a lot of noise where the birds live?

Were the parents healthy to start with?

Have they "tried" too many times in a row and that is now causing failure of the eggs or failure to thrive for the chicks?

There are just many, many, many factors at play here.

If you have a local home extension office (if you are in the US), try there to see if they offer any guidance.

OR, talk to a local vet that specialists in birds and have them help you assess the situation.

There are some good YouTube videos--but be sure they are produced by reputable groups--like a vet or vet tech, and not just some body off the street, so to speak.

Prayers for the feathered ones! Hope things work out in the future!

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Value of Caliper?

January 16, 20210 found this helpful

You would have to match yours to the solds on eBay, which range in selling price from 19.95 to 75.00.

When looking at the solds (the range I gave you is for sold--NOT asking--people are ASKING in the hundreds and those sit UNSOLD) you have to comp[are apples to apples--so one with a box, from X year, sells for Y vs one with no box, from Z year which sells for A. Condition also factors in to the mix, so be sure to read that also.

Also look for those with "free" shipping vs. buyer paid shipping. "Free", which means the seller pays shipping and just jacks up the price to cover the shipping.

Remember if you sell online, you will have fees to factor in so your net will be sometimes a lot less than your gross.

If you sell online, be sure to wrap it carefully to prevent breakage.

Thanks for sharing!

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January 15, 20210 found this helpful

Asking prices are all over the place and these seem to be listed for sale on every online site.
www.google.com/search?q=Lange+Skinfold+Caliper&client...

There is no way to tell how many are being sold or what any of those are really selling for except eBay.
Here is a link to eBay's for sale so you can see how the prices are over the top in most cases. Just remember: asking prices are just prices a seller would like to receive for their items but only a sold identical item can be counted as current value as that is the price someone was willing to pay for that item.
www.ebay.com/.../bn_89034267

Here is a link to eBay's sold listings and you can judge for yourself what is selling and prices actually paid.
That is not to say that people are not still paying high prices online or in stores but we have no way to know how long any of these items have been listed for sale: maybe a month or maybe several months and some will never sell.
www.ebay.com/.../bn_89034267?rt=nc&LH_Sold=1

If you wish to sell yours you can list it at a high price, take offers and if no offers then lower the price.

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January 15, 20210 found this helpful

This is a Lange Skinfold Caliper- it is a precision instrument specifically designed and used for the measurement of tissue (fat) calculation, by Doctors and Fitness professionals. There are a few online for sale through medical stores and online starting at $160 + shipping, asking price - www.ebay.com/.../202555420295

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January 15, 20210 found this helpful

I would look in ebay for a similar item. Then filter so you only see the sold items. You will know what it is worth. I sold an item of mine that way.

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Lemon Blueberry Sheet Pancakes

January 16, 20210 found this helpful

I watched a video on YouTube of someone making sheet pan pancakes, but yours look better. You got my vote for the recipe contest!

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January 16, 20210 found this helpful

What a great idea! You've completely blown my mind with this recipe. I don't have to stand there over a hot griddle anymore! Brilliant!

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Getting Rid of Tiny Biting Black Bugs?

January 16, 20210 found this helpful

Hi everyone, these are black pepper mites! Get some enzymatic cleaning solutions it breaks their exoskeleton. It takes a couple of weeks to be done but it work. Take baths in it clean everything with it!!!!!! Good luck. These thing will make you lose your mind. Clean every day vacuum every day spray enzymes everyday!

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Getting Rid of Bugs In Hair?

January 16, 20210 found this helpful

Although you do not appear to have head lice maybe you should think about using some of the same treatments that kill the head lice.
You probably do not need any prescription meds but many treatments that I know help kill head lice are usually already available in your home.
Just a few suggestions:
Olive oil or coconut oil can be used while combing the hair. This can be repeated every three to four days for a few weeks. Very good for your hair also.
Tea tree oil mixed with water or use on already wet hair.
You have to use something that will smoother whatever is on/in your hair - try petroleum jelly (Vaseline), olive oil, butter, or baby oil, or mayonnaise. Apply any one of these to your scalp and hair, cover with a shower cap or saran wrap and leave on overnight.
Sometimes just using a hair dryer may relieve the itching for a while.

Hope something works for you.

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January 15, 20210 found this helpful

This could be Demodex Mites- that live on your body, and Demodex Folliculorum- Hair follicle mite, that lives in the follicles . So very small ,hard to see by the naked eye. It is microscopic small and often missed during regular exams. Here is more info and how you may be able to help yourself heal of this.- www.medicalnewstoday.com/.../320159#treatment

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January 15, 20210 found this helpful

I can see that you are frustrated but apparently your doctor (dermatologist?) does not believe your problem is a bug/insect but may feel it is psychological in nature and he cannot help you.

You do not say if you have any signs of bites on your scalp or if this is a feeling of something crawling under/in your hair/scalp that is causing you to scratch.
Sorry - Your pictures of your hair are just not clear enough for someone to say there is something there.

I can only think that you may have to try and 'capture' whatever is there and take it with you to a dermatologist.
You may be able to snip a couple of strands of hair and place them in a baggie; seal it and save in freezer until you see your doctor.
Some people capture them with sticky tape (any kind - even scotch tape) while others used a tissue and alcohol and rub on the hair and scalp.
Without some type of 'evidence' you may not be able to convince a doctor of your problem and when you ask for a 'scraping' you need to understand that a doctor has to justify requesting any type test, especially if insurance is involved (all types of tests are expensive).

You may be able to find a cosmetology school near by that you could make an appointment and discuss this with a teacher but you'll probably have to convince them it is not lice before they would see you.

I live near the University of Florida and I feel sure that if this was my problem I could contact the head of their dermatology department and they would see me for a discussion.
If you live near a university that has a medical department you might want to talk to them.

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January 15, 20210 found this helpful

It could be bird mites. See a dermatologist if you havent already.

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Save Ramen Noodle Flavor Packets

January 16, 20210 found this helpful

Love that idea. Why didnt I think of that! Thank you

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Dog Peeing Inside After New Dog Arrived?

January 16, 20210 found this helpful

I have a 1 yr old morkie who took her first vacation trip last fall alongside another small dog who is 9 and has been on trips. She and the other dog stayed in a crate and my husband and I would take them out for walks.
At the end of the trip, we took home a new medium-small dog because that dogs owner was ready to shoot her and we felt sorry for the dog.
We stopped at a hotel and the new dog stayed in a crate and the 2 small dogs went into the hotel with us. That night my 1 year old morkie pooped on the bed next to my husband's face and later after the clean up re pooped on another bed my adult son was sleeping in. Since then, the morkie has experienced one additional peeing on the bed episode.
What is happening????? How can this be fixed?? I miss sleeping with this morkie, who now must sleep in a crate overnight.

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No More Grainy Fudge

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January 16, 20210 found this helpful

Is this recipe for fudge,easy,three cups choc chips, melt,with dessert maker evaporatored milk,1/4 cup butter,one tsp. Vanilla?

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Microwave Start Button Does Not Work

January 16, 20210 found this helpful

Thank you. All these comments have really helped

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Prepare for Tax Time

January 15, 20210 found this helpful

I used to put everything for our checking account on Quicken, and then I'd print out totals for anything deductible when we did our taxes.

Since we bank on-line, I've found that I can get those reports myself on my bank site, and there's no reason to put everything on Quicken anymore.

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Use Fingernail Polish to Repair Ceramic Paint

January 15, 20210 found this helpful

I keep a bottle of inexpensive bright red nail polish just to fix Christmas ornaments. I use clear polish as glue to fix any ornaments that get broken.

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Repairing a Steam Mop?

January 15, 20210 found this helpful

Apparently you have already contacted Thane and they were no help.
I no longer have one of these but can you see the tubing?
Can you take it apart to replace it?
If there is any way to see the tubing I would suggest you take your steam mop to either an auto parts store or Ace Hardware and ask them for help.
I believe someone at either of these places will be able to help you figure a way to repair it and both of these places usually have tubing in all sizes.

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January 15, 20210 found this helpful

Here is some help with trouble shooting and maintenance and customer support , by contacting the company( Thane) for the resources you need. - www.thane.com/h2o-care-maintenance - also - www.thane.com/.../

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January 15, 20210 found this helpful

There should be screws that you can remove to expose the tubing. Hopefully you have a friendly neighbor hardware store to help you.

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Recovery Time for a Puppy with Parvo?

January 15, 20210 found this helpful

Hi. my dog just survived parvo a week ago.. but yesterday she vomitted 3x and her poop has a lil blood on it.. its not watery tho.. is it possible that it is the effect of parvo or is it normal to vomit occasionally? thank you

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Can I Connect a Microwave to a Surge Protector?

January 15, 20210 found this helpful

I learned to plug in heavy output electronics such as refrigerators, space heaters, microwaves directly into the outlet. The article below may provide greater insight.

'What to never plug into a power strip'. (Link below)

www.wfmz.com/.../article_846e34c2-afcd-540a-9711-47da729f901d...

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Identifying Bugs in Human Hair?

January 15, 20210 found this helpful

I have the same things. Been about a year. I really need them to go away. Do they destroy any of your clothing and towels? Mine are so destructive.

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Identifying a Plush Toy?

January 15, 20210 found this helpful

Sorry, but I agree with PGHgirl - I believe it is a knock-off/fake/ counterfeit whatever you wish to call it.
There are numerous counterfeits online but Etsy has cracked down on their listings and (it was reported) that if it does not have an authentic tag it cannot be listed.

There are several things that make this one kinda obvious:
Red/color in the ears: Sanrio never made any vintage Hello Kitty with anything but white ears.
Round eyes: all Hello Kittys have oblong/oval eyes.

There may be other differences but these confirm it is not authentic.

This company has always been plagued with counterfeits but most people do not know about how this is done and many times buy a fake and never know the difference and of course, they would tell you that it was 'real'.

here is just one of the company's site that discuss fakes:
kittyjunkies.biz/.../

If you wish to check further you can post your picture on Reddit and see what is said.
Join Reddit and if you have a problem just ask for help.
They will want a picture of the back - just in case there is any sign of a tag.
www.reddit.com/.../

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Is LeeWards Craft Store Still in Business?

January 15, 20210 found this helpful

I still have the homemade Leewards ornaments from the late 60s on my tree today :)
They bring so much joy every year and memories making them as a child!

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Horrible Smell in Freezer After Hurricane Ivan?

January 15, 20210 found this helpful

Hi did you have the freezer turned on with the litter?

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Spring Problem in Brother Sewing Machine?

January 15, 20210 found this helpful

I had this problem too. The picture might not appear clear enough.
pull the hanging end of the spring gently towards the front and hook it back to front where you see an upside down "2".

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Value of Encyclopedia Britannica?

January 15, 20210 found this helpful

Encyclopedia Britannica sets of all years sell online more often than a lot of other items that are considered 'collectible'. Very old books (over 100 years old) in any condition are a rarity and if sold may not sell for as much money as a nice set of modern Encyclopedia Britannica. Condition is more important with older books than it is with newer sets.

There are many factors that have to be considered when trying to pin down the value of a certain year/edition.
There are certain editions that sell for more money and more often.
Your 1948 is the 14th edition and there is nothing of real unusual interest over any of the other years in the 14th edition - 14th edition - 1929-1973.
This just means it does not really offer (value wise) anything that any of the other years in this edition offers. So - there are a lot of years in the 14th edition that makes for stiff competition when trying to sell.
That brings us to the matter of condition and type of cover.
You do not show a picture or state the condition or what type of cover your set has so you will have to judge that for yourself.
Here is a 1948 set listed for sale on eBay for $400 but it appears this set in in excellent condition and has 2 year books and an Atlas.
You can place a watch on this set to see if it sells. You can also get some ideas as to the type of pictures you will need should you decide to list your set for sale.
www.ebay.com/.../274643665383?hash=item3ff209c1e7...

You can check out sold listings on eBay to see what types of sets are selling so you can try to set a price for your set.
www.ebay.com/.../i.html?_from=R40&_nkw=Encyclopedia...

You can check out eBay's for sale listings to see what sellers are asking for their sets but just remember; asking prices are just a price a seller would like to receive for their items but only a sold, identical item shows value as it shows what someone was willing to pay for that item.
www.ebay.com/.../bn_106159512?rt=nc&_dmd=1

A very big problem with trying to sell books (or anything really) is how long it may take to sell. Sellers post books and just leave them listed for months/years so when a set sells we have no way to know how long it had been posted for sale.

If you wish to list your books you can try any of the sites and just start with a higher price with best offer considered and if no offers after a few weeks/months then you can lower the price and wait again.

You might find more information on these links;
www.thriftyfun.com/Finding-the-Value-of-Encyclopedia...
www.thriftyfun.com/Value-of-1768-Encyclopedia-Britannica...

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January 15, 20210 found this helpful

Encyclopedias only have value if they are 100 years old or more. You are almost there if the true date of publication was 1929.

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Value of Daytona Lawn Tractor?

January 15, 20210 found this helpful

It looks to be a great classic Tractor, in great looking shape. There are a few links that can give you the value in your area. Sometimes it matters where you live. - calculate-this.com/used-riding-lawn-mower-valuation... - also this link- www.justanswer.com/.../25lb6-dayton-16-44-riding-mower-built...

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