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  1. That agate collection looks terrific in that box. Those beauties would look great in a plain paper bag or a shoebox, too, but that vintage combo is perfect.
  2. Veiligglas Wirepull's

    It does just fine without color, winnie, like a classic movie. What a knockout.
  3. Found his big cousin

    Just gorgeous!
  4. Assorted marbles from Europe

    I’d forgotten that about the sparklers MOK. I found a post from a Stefan in 2014 that showed an original bag of them that said they were made by”VEB Werk für technisches Glas Ilmenau.” (There’s a Wikipedia site for the company - anyone sprechen sie Deutsch?) It seems odd that a technical glass company (beakers, test tubes, and the like) would produce marbles, too, but you never know - they would have plenty of clear base glass handy. Is there any other data on their origin?
  5. Assorted marbles from Europe

    All beautiful, Stephane, thanks for sharing! (Sorry, I don’t have l’accent grave on my keyboard.) I’ll have to dig out my Veiligglas sparklers and wirepulls too!
  6. Milky oxbloods?

    Just my 2 cents - that blueish ox sure “smells” less like an Akro and more like an Alley to me, too.
  7. Display Case

    Was there a display case in that picture? I didn’t notice! Those SLAGS!!
  8. what is it?

    Yep, now that I look at a on a monitor instead of a mobile device, you guys have it nailed, as always. I wonder if the seller has a torch in his basement or garage...
  9. Czech Bullet Mold

    I agree Jerry - the transparent base and color combo is striking. Any but the drab moderns in these are really hard to find
  10. Czech Bullet Mold

    I’m aware of one possibility - this was a “Czech guinea” that came up at one of Bob Block’s auctions over ten years ago (8/07.) It’s a rotten image, sorry... This was Bob’s description of the marble and its provenance: “The core is essentially Guinea flakes packed together forming a corkscrew. About a dozen of these showed up at a mineral show in Connecticut about 20 years ago, with a Czech dealer. I bought four, not knowing what they were. Kevin Stump bought the rest (and I have been kicking myself ever since). The dealer said he bought them in Czechoslovakia in the 1950s. These are exceptionally rare, I am not aware of any of these being auctioned off before. Czechoslovakia, circa 1920-1930. 19/32". Mint (9.9).” Here’s a link to the auction: http://www.icollector.com/BB-Marbles-Rare-Czech-1920s-Marble_i7157026 If Bob has found any more info on these oddities in the last 10+ years maybe he’ll post it here.
  11. gamble auction

    At least the seller offers returns, Greg, and states that “Virtually all are in EXCELLENT + condition and show no apparent usage or damage unless so noted.” The patterns don’t blow my socks off, but so far the price looks right.
  12. what is it?

    “I have no idea what it is, so I’m going to stick it up there, call it a CAC and slap a $500 BIN on it.” I think that’s called chutzpah. Or brass something. As to what it is - maybe an odd Euro?
  13. Color combo name? Manufacturer?

    Yeah, the seam looks a a little hinky like a Master, but the colors are just dead on Akro. Could well be Master, though.
  14. Color combo name? Manufacturer?

    It's an Akro, one of their classic and common color combos - not sure if it has a name - Cub Scout colors though.