Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Why do some images of photos have green, blue or red lines on them?
A: This is often the effect of dust or tiny scratches on the glass of my scanner, but please don't worry. It is not printed on photo and does not affect the quality of the photo in any way.
Q: What can I do with these photos?
A: These photos make great gifts! Even though many of my photos are purchased by collectors and/or investors, many buyers are looking to purchases a truly rare item as a gift for those people who have everything. They can be framed and matted in black or silver as décor for your home, office or media room. Imagine getting your mom, dad or best friend a photo of their childhood hero, or getting that person a particular political figure or historic location they once admired or visited.
Q: Do you combine shipping and invoices?
A: Yes, if you win multiple auctions on one day you will receive a combined invoice with your shipping discount. If you win auctions on different days, you will receive a consolidated invoice each day you win with all previous purchases for up to 14 days.
Q: How quickly do you ship the items once paid?
A: I typically ship the same business day payments clear, and always by the next business day.
Q: What are your office hours?
A: eBay is a business for me and a very fun one to be in! I work M-F 9 to 5 (CST) and usually do not return e-mails and phone calls over the weekend. I observe the following holidays: New Years Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Q: Where did these originate?
A: These photographs are from various newspaper archives.
Q: Do you re-list items (in case I miss an auction ending)?
A: As a general rule, items that receive no bids are relisted as a fixed-price listing and at a higher price than the starting auction price.
Q: Do you leave feedback?
A: Yes--I always leave feedback for buyers. My software monitors when buyers leave feedback, then notifies me to leave feedback for the buyer. Rest assured, if you leave feedback, I will do the same!
Q: Can the photos be cleaned?
A: Yes. Grease pencil markings can be wiped off with a dry paper towel (most of which we have already removed). Permanent marker and "painted areas" can be removed with a baby wipe, Clorox wipe, or denatured alcohol, but BEWARE dampness and photos do not mix! Wipe firmly but briefly then dry immediately. Repeat as necessary.