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« on: May 16, 2004, 10:29:14 PM »

I recently purchased a small icon of Sts. Peter and Paul on Ebay.  I like the icon, but there is one problem: there's no hole in the back for hanging it on a nail.

The icon is roughly 4 inches by 6 inches and is mounted on wood that is about a quarter inch thick.

I'd like to hang it on the wall in my icon corner, but I can't think of a good way to get it to hang.  Drilling a hole in the back doesn't seem like a great idea.  Does anyone have any suggestions and/or experience with this?

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« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2004, 10:47:06 PM »

[I'd like to hang it on the wall in my icon corner, but I can't think of a good way to get it to hang.  Drilling a hole in the back doesn't seem like a great idea.  Does anyone have any suggestions and/or experience with this?]

How about one of those picture hanging hooks you can get in an appliance store?  It has a loop on top and littlenail like indentations that go in the wood.  I've have some of my Icons on such hooks.

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« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2004, 12:18:16 AM »

Orthodoc's suggestion is probably the best, I've also seen high strength velcro used effectively, as strange as it sounds.
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« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2004, 12:43:08 AM »

I use what Orthodoc suggested.

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« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2004, 12:44:01 AM »

BTW, what vendor did you buy from? I sometimes buy Icons off of ebay when I have money and knowing which vendors sell good products helps.

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« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2004, 12:58:24 AM »

I only have two of my Icons hanging. One on a nail, and one came with a chain. Most of them just stand on their own.
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« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2004, 01:00:52 AM »

many of my Icons are taped to the wall because I am too poor to afford real ones.

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« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2004, 01:07:03 AM »

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BTW, what vendor did you buy from? I sometimes buy Icons off of ebay when I have money and knowing which vendors sell good products helps.

Joe, I highly recommend purchasing from eBay seller "mytsarina".

I have purchased from her several times and have always been pleased with my purchases. One time I received an icon and the post office had done it's worst while they were handling it, and she replaced it for me at no cost.

She always has a wide selection of icons, some are prints mounted on wood - originating from Sorfino in Russia, and most recently she has added icons from Greece as well.

She also has icons that are handwritten by nuns in Kiev, which are beautiful!

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« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2004, 01:08:49 AM »

I suppose a link might have been helpful, wouldn't it?  Grin

http://cgi6.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewSellersOtherItems&userid=mytsarina&include=0&since=-1&sort=3&rows=50
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« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2004, 01:14:12 AM »

The user's name is MyTsarina...as Ensign Chekov would say, wery interesting....
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« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2004, 01:14:30 AM »

I have actually purchased from her on three occasions.  I agree a great vendor! (and cheap too!)

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« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2004, 01:23:54 AM »

many of my Icons are taped to the wall because I am too poor to afford real ones.

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If you would like, you could drop me a PM with your address, and I could in the next couple of weeks send you some little Icon cards? Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: May 17, 2004, 01:30:52 AM »

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The user's name is MyTsarina...as Ensign Chekov would say, wery interesting....


David,

Thanks for the correction.  Smiley

Unfortunately, eBay doesn't pay any mind to cases in user's names.

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I have actually purchased from her on three occasions.  I agree a great vendor! (and cheap too!)

I am glad to hear that you also had positive experiences purchasing from her. If I had more spare cash I could give her some more business.  Tongue

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« Reply #13 on: May 17, 2004, 01:33:57 AM »

I know what you are saying.  I gave almost all my real Icons away as gifts over the years, and now that I am going on my fifth straight month of unemployment after comign after a 2 week temp job that I got after 9 straight months of unemployment, I don't have any money with which I can use to buy Icons.

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« Reply #14 on: May 17, 2004, 06:00:42 AM »

I'm sorry about that Joe. I'll add you to my prayer list if you don't mind.
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« Reply #15 on: May 17, 2004, 07:44:31 AM »

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Joe, I highly recommend purchasing from eBay seller "mytsarina".

I have had good eBay transactions with her also and recommend her.
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« Reply #16 on: May 17, 2004, 09:07:09 AM »

Thanks for the advice, Orthodoc.

The vendor was vegasbee

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