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  2. First marble ID request! :D

    Ribbon structure doesn't look pelt to me. I think vitro would be most likely
  3. Marble lot; vintage/antique or not?

    It does look like a mix of several vintage makers. Condition doesn't look great, and nothing stands out as uncommon or rare
  4. I posted this score on FB groups but forgot to put it here. My Thanksgiving feast and best score ever, all doused in mint. Seller and buyer were both pleasantly surprised by what they got. Having too much fun to sell/trade these right now but probably will bring some to the next show I can manage to attend. Here's bigger photos: https://imgur.com/a/s4zhu
  5. Do you see many good marbles, or is this mostly cheap marble kings? vintage "bumblebee", oxbloods, swirls, corkscrews, patches, etc. These marbles range from 5/8" to 11/16" with a few 1" shooters.
  6. A Little How To Photo Help

    Thanks Jeeperman for your very helpful and informative note about Photoscape and what/how to do it! I'm new to the forum, and tried it out with my new avatar picture as you can see - it worked brilliantly!! I'm really happy because I'd originally had the free trial version of Photoshop, and I wasn't about to pay $10 a month to have something I rarely use. I only have 2 marbles in my collection now, but I look forward to getting more in the future. I probably won't tell the wife (hehe) because I've already got a load of other things I'm into as well: ham radio, license plates, metal detecting, and casino chips!
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  8. Rare Road & Tunnel Slag on Ebay

    Thanks for the reply. No fractures. Just awesome Slagginess. There is one circular indention opposite of the shear mark. Have a great day with your family Craig
  9. First marble ID request! :D

    Yeah, I can't tell between Vitro or Marble King here. And probably I would lean toward Vitro, like Al said. If Vitro, it's from the 1950's. I can tell you that much. They switched to a different style for the 1960's. Hmmm ... Al ... do you think it could possibly be Peltier? I know that's a long shot, but something makes me want to ask. (If Peltier, that would put it maybe as early as the 1930's ... but that really is a long shot.)
  10. Rare Road & Tunnel Slag on Ebay

    Craig, Beautiful. The color combo, loops and striations are awesome. Would love to see the mable in hand and compare with my samples, but I would say yes. The cut line and glass wrapping are signatures of Chris' Road-and-Tunnel marbles. Please note: Others can produce the same effects. The colors are similar to those used by Chris'. The last batch of of white and purple marbles Chris' and I made had fractures. Does your marble have any cracks? Chris' machine had a series of different radius grooves that allowed him to make different diameter marbles. I will measure my samples and share those results. Happy Thanksgiving! John P.S. If Chris visits and comments, I will accept his opinion.
  11. First marble ID request! :D

    The blue one is 4-vane cat's-eye marble, possibly made by Vitro although Marble King is a possibility.
  12. Happy Thanksgiving

    Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
  13. First marble ID request! :D

    Here's the third picture....
  14. First marble ID request! :D

    Thanks for the info on that. I've taken my DSLR camera and put it on the macro setting and took 3 more pics of the blue one. Here they are ... The first two, then another in a reply I'll post. It's pretty heavily 'dinged' up. It was in the ground, and I found it a couple inches in the ground (as the other one) from an old school house building area build in the late 1880's-1890's.
  15. Happy Thanksgiving

    Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy and be safe out there.
  16. First marble ID request! :D

    The first one was made by Master. I think most would call it a Master Sunburst. Made somewhere in the 1930's through 50's. There were two different generations of the Master company. Here's a bit of history: http://joemarbles.com/2Manufacturers History Pages/14Master/Master Marble Co., Master Glass Co..htm For the blue one, another view could help with the ID. I suspect it will turn out to be a Marble King Cat's Eye. Marble King started making cat's eyes in the 1950's and continues to the present day. One of the last American marble companies still operating. Not worth much. I'd say less than a dollar. Condition matters a lot. Cat's eyes are rarely valuable (there are some exceptions). Sunbursts can be worth a few dollars. Might be some which go for more. Condition is vital though. A single hit mark can lower the value by half. Multiple hit marks can erase all value unless it's some especially hard to find specimen. That said, that is a _pretty_ Master. Would fit nicely into this thread http://marbleconnection.com/topic/23060-sunburst-anyone/
  17. Corky and his brother Patch

    I am sober drinking coffee and standing by my assertion that somebody corked my patch. Or did they patch my cork perhaps? Edit: Found another matching cork and patch in same haul.
  18. First marble ID request! :D

    OK, here's a picture of the same marble - plus that blue one I found with it.
  19. Hi everyone.. my first time in the forum. I've Introduced myself in the new user thread. So, here's a couple marbles that I've found a month ago. I hope to find more in the future and ask about them in this forum. I know nothing about marbles, or even if they're worth much? Any help is appreciated. Thanks!
  20. Hello from Utah

    Hi everyone, New member here from Utah. I thought I'd join in because one of my hobbies is metal detecting. And for the first time, I've finally found some marbles! One is a nice blue one. And not sure on the other one, but it looks much older. So I thought I'd throw it on here to see if anyone has any clues as to its age I'll put that on the other thread (the ID thread). I look forward to sharing my other marble finds with you in the future!
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