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  1. Letter to Santa

    Be specific. The jolly old elf may have the elves putting together different sets.
  2. Letter to Santa

    In the mail. :-)
  3. A couple of general pictures before the opening reception:
  4. Thing "twas the night before Christmas" Twas the night before opening and all through the house, Every creature was stirring as fast as a mouse, All the pictures are hung on the wall with great care in hope marble champions soon will be there On plexi, on wall frames, on a fresh coat of paint The videos are loaded Lights are positioned Check back tomorrow to see the transformation
  5. The North Platte Telegram honors a native son and two time VFW National Marble champion http://www.nptelegraph.com/news/local_news/only-two-time-vfw-marble-champ-called-north-platte-home/article_9f61040e-c1d8-11e7-8d78-97e6cbee5dbe.html
  6. what the..

    Am I the only one that looks at this picture and sees a jigsaw puzzle box
  7. Preview: Update on VFW Marble Tournament Research After 6 plus years of researching the VFW National Marble Tournaments and interviewing over one hundred of the "boys" that played in the national tournaments, two great events are kicking off this month. The Book: The Kings of the Rings: Stories from the VFW National Marble Tournaments 1947-1962 has gone to the printer. Soon to be available online at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iTunes and Kobo. It is a history of the BFW marble tournaments and the memories of individual marble players The Museum Exhibit: Marble playing ruled playgrounds for much of the 20th century. Requiring only a handful of marbles and a patch of dirt, the game crossed all economic and social barriers. In 1947, the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) created a national marble tournament that was a life-changing experience for the thousands of kids who participated. "Playing for Keeps" tells the firsthand stories of the players alongside their souvenirs, trophies, and marble memorabilia. Learn their stories and then knuckle down to experience the thrill of the game in a regulation-size marble ring. On view November 11, 2017 through January 6, 2019 at The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures. Presented in partnership with the Missouri Humanities Council with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Pictures of the exhibit will be available after it opens. It includes memorabilia of the tournaments including a 1947 Whizzer motor bike just like the one awarded to the national champion.
  8. radiated glass

    A 2 inch Rabbit Sulphide - heavy dark green - possibly irradiated and remelted.
  9. We are setting up a marble tournament exhibit at the National Museum of Toys and Miniatures in Kansas City and trying to locate memorabilia from the Kansas City area as part of the exhibit. Does anyone have any medals, trophies or other memorabilia from area marble tournaments? Thanks, Scott
  10. Unreasonable Identification Expectations

    My reply would be (and has been) "It's a marble. What additional information are you looking for?"
  11. anyone know of any video clips of a marble machine in production? I am looking for a clip that can be run on continuous loop, without narration or the personalities that are on shows like dirty jobs and how it is made. a home made clip would fine. Scott
  12. Dumpster Diving

    Damn, secret marble disposal method for inferier planets has been compromised
  13. Museum News

    Anyone have an email address for Michael?
  14. What the heck are these

    And some Broom holders
  15. What the heck are these

    A variety of noteholders that use a marble