September 2016

This blog completes 6 years for me as eBay Masterspy. I know, it doesn’t seem like 5 minutes, does it? Sadly, I have to tell you all that I feel my time doing this blog is coming to an end. There are a number of reasons for this. Some personal (my diary is a mess and getting worse – my little Erin now lives in Cyprus, which is likely to result in me being busy elsewhere frequently, for example) and I feel I am repeating myself in what items I choose and how I report on them to you all. I have done my best to keep you all informed about the eBay world of Carlton Ware and tried to amuse you all whilst doing so. Perhaps a new perspective is needed. Time to give the keys on my keyboard a rest I think.

I intend to continue until January when I can complete the annual cycle of monthly blogs with the usual Annual Review for 2016. I might also do an “All Time” 6 year review. Next month will be a double month blog which I will prepare for Harvey by around the 10th hopefully. I do not know if Harvey wishes to continue hosting eBay Masterspy on his site with another contributor. Should he wish to do so this short notice period will enable him to find one. You never know I might even unmask myself in the last blog and post a picture of myself!!! Perhaps Harvey will contribute his feelings here……..

All the best till next month,

eBay Masterspy

Harvey, our Webmaster, replies

It is hard to believe that Masterspy has been running for 6 years. On average blogs last for less than 3 years so our intrepid investigator has done extraordinarily well.

We are more than grateful for the time and effort he has spent each month to entertain to inform us.  Many will miss his idiosyncratic reviews.  Thank you Masterspy.

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8 Responses to September 2016

  1. David Macdonald says:

    Sadly the end of an era. Where else would we find such helpful info when buying CW. Can understand the frustrations though of trying to differentiate between the honest and dishonest dealers on ebay, unfortunately dishonesty is on the increase,very sad.

    You will be missed.

  2. Toni says:

    Ahhhhhhhh nooooooooo.
    You can’t leave Masterspy. I so look forward to your monthly reviews and dare I say your idiosyncratic humour. For purely selfish reasons I wish you would reconsider, but as a strong believer in the sanctity of family I fully indorse your decision if it means a healthier and more fulfilling family life.
    Thank you so very much for every minute that you have spent scouring eBay for CW pieces and introducing so many of us to the world of CW pieces beyond the embossed pieces that our grandmothers had. God Bless you and the entire Masterspy Gang xx

  3. Carole Moore says:

    such a loss for so many people who we are not aware of and enjoy the information and pattern sharing information

  4. Megan Billington says:

    A well deserved rest for a tireless finder of beauty and reporter of facts. While I will miss your wit and informative reviews all good things must end for us to appreciate them.
    I wish you happy trails, good health and a happy heart wherever life takes you and yours.
    Thank you

  5. eBay Masterspy says:

    Oh Megan,
    I have been so busy I totally missed your very kind words.
    Thank you so much.
    If you read the new blog when it appears you will learn more of my reasons for bringing down the curtain on my blog.
    Very best wishes,

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