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  1. If you can't afford the amazing MFC Fruity Zebra, he has a nest of dinosaur eggs up: https://www.ebay.com/itm/PREHISTORIC-DINOSAURS-FOSSIL-EGGS-LOT-8-IN-NEST-REPTILE-BIRD/282736995415
  2. what the..

    Later the buyer will show up at a marble show asking for appraisals of their vintage marble collection.
  3. Vitro Tiger Eyes

    Anybody find these in 11/16"? I have one tiger eye in 11/16" and it's gorgeous. I've seen bigger too but only one 11/16" in the wild for me.
  4. I normally don't collect JABOs but these special run two-seam peewees caught my eye and, for $11.50, I caught them. Simply gorgeous and colors are very reminiscent of Master and Vitro with nice classic construction. I don't give JABOS enough credit so here's a nod of the hat to the makers of these.
  5. JABO special run peewees

    I can't find my calipers, but my eye tells me a few are 1/2" and most are a bit more than that, but maybe others who have them can chime in.
  6. Funny moments in marble history

    I don't! I fear I am not very organized. Can't remember the source either.
  7. New marbles in the last few months

    Hah! I missed that one at first. How uncanny they'd mention orange peel...
  8. I bought one of these from eBay for $3.95 with shipping. Pros: Very cheap display or sorting option, especially for 1" marbles (you can also squeeze three 5/8" in each compartment). Flocked to provide protection and silence Black helps marble colors pop Compartments are spaced apart to allow you to roll around 1" marbles without knocking each other Roomy compartments make it easy to spin marbles around and get the best angle without touching neighbors. Cons: Flimsy. Must be very careful if trying to transport these filled with marbles. Joints can split if you bend them too much. Your mibs won't be aligned, which I know drives OCD types batty Marbles won't stay perfectly put where you put them. With the right support structure these might be good for sellers at shows who want more room for their mibs to be easily picked up or, manipulated without needing to be picked up.
  9. New marbles in the last few months

    Gorgeous! Here's a fun way to come up with names for mibs: https://labs.tineye.com/color/a3e4cca752658885b8bfa496def8de3edf3dfffc?ignore_background=True&width=250&color_format=hex&ignore_interior_background=True&height=237
  10. Now if only those banana lips would sing along.
  11. Got my UV light!!!

    I use these lights on jars of buttons sometimes and very rarely you get fluorescent buttons that just look great. I had the thought of trying to fill an entire jar with them but I had so few among my hundreds of buttons I figure it would take thousands to get all fluorescent ones.
  12. happy with my new swirl

    Wow looks like something crafted by Nature.
  13. Prices on Ebay

    That Guinea looks fake to me, and I don't even own more than half a guinea so what do I know?
  14. Giants?

    I am a big Vitro fan with shallow pockets. I see a couple I'd bid up to $15 each for, as much for eye appeal as size and rarity (to me anyway).
  15. Akro Agate Fire Opal Box

    Amazing find. So the blue and greens show opalescence when held to light?
  16. Have you ever sold marbles at a yard sale and wondered where they ended up? Today I found a small antique store by accident right across from where I had a meeting. As always, I immediately asked if they had any marbles. He pointed to a bowl near the register and sure enough nice vintage marbles about five to a bag, for $10 each. I saw Masters and Peltiers and some old hand cut agates. Suddenly I realized: These were all my marbles. Earlier in the month I had sold them for $0.25 each at a garage sale. One gentleman bought $15 worth, he said, for his grandchild. So he asked me to pick the best and oldest ones. That gentleman owns the antique store. I think he was a bit embarrassed at being discovered. He said I could take the 3/4" agate shooter I had regrets selling. I also told him collectors were more likely to pay $5 a bag than $10. Lesson learned: Will sell my marbles to the wild again just for the chance of rediscovering them.
  17. Thanks. If you think about it, seeding your local antique stores with real vintage mibs and then forgetting does allow one to at least pretend to discover them for a few moments.
  18. Master cloudys (?)

    I never paid much attention to Master cloudy marbles but met a collector who claims these 11/16" ones all came from an original box. He had at least twice this many. I was only familiar with the style of the far right column, because the first two columns have a moonie base and Vitro-like qualities, but the patch is clearly constructed about the same. Thoughts?
  19. Master cloudys (?)

    Interesting! I wish I had bought them all at .50 cents each. I would have put them in my Vitro pile for sure if he hadn't said that.
  20. I picked this 5/8" up yesterday. Some of the photos are higher contrast than it is in hand. It's white with a clear amber/brown base. Any ideas?
  21. Peltier snowy rootbeer Rainbo? (I made that up)

    Great thread there. Some beauties too!
  22. Bulgarian

    You got some good nines for no special requests.
  23. Peltier snowy rootbeer Rainbo? (I made that up)

    Oh yeah...like those mushroom ones right?
  24. I'm thinking it needs to become a client of The Hair Club for Marbles.
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