Apparently as of tonight, if you use an advanced search string for finding Lithuanian stamps or postal history items, you will get an error message: “Unfortunately, we only have room for around 100 characters, so we had to shorten your search.” Then the search does not return any results.
Really? eBay has been a favorite destination for rare items or bargain hunters for years. They really seem to be shooting themselves in the foot.
When eBay removed the wildcard search, I rewrote all my searches changing date ranges from -199* to (-1990, -1991, -1992, -1993, …) trying to remove from search results any modern stamps issued after 1990.
If you used to find what you are looking for, now you will have to browse literally hundreds of pages to find it. Now you will have to browse through a bunch of junk listings.
Let us know what you think.