Type Venice into Ebay tonight, and you get a list of about 2600 items up for auction. Some cool stuff in there, but there are too many misses. Venice, California. Venice, Florida. Shoes.Thomas Kincade painting (kill me now). Endless bad postcards. Gondola charms.
So here's a magic potion. Copy and paste this into the Ebay auction search engine. It cuts the lame listings around in half.
venice -beach -oil -lace -shoe -barn -florida -satin -sterling -murano -postcard -repro -leon -italiangift -monet -renoir -birkenstock -jacquard -sandal -shoes -sandals -oriental -midas -size -kincade -death -floyd -heritage -jeans -mens -bubble -bed -dress -california -ca -curtain -wynonna -amd
I would have made it longer, but Ebay has a limit. You still have to slog through about a thousand or so listings, but at least it's browsable. Maybe you can improve on it for me by knocking out some of the less potent filters and replacing them with better ones.
Gems I found tonight (these links will die in a week or so):