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  1. Marble addict intervention

    Nah! It's dangerously easy to O.D. after coming clean, since you've lost your tolerance to the stuff. Better to go slow and give us details of what you left on the table.
  2. 1925 Marble Player Statue

    I have a couple - Amand T. Nichols and Joseph Hines But don't know what year they were awarded. How can you tell? Let me know if you need pics.
  3. interesting ebay items go here

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-GERMAN-CHINA-PINK-FLOWER-ANTIQUE-MARBLE-/382040044623 One of the rarest flowered chinas out there. Sold for less than half my snipe, which did not register because the seller "banned" me from bidding. Sometimes it just doesn't pay to have more dollars than sense.
  4. Time for a Moon/Moonie thread

    Two groups of moonies on eBay. All peewees. The second seller has at least 6 lots of 25 each. Are they new?? http://www.ebay.com/itm/30-Little-PeeWee-Moonie-Style-Marbles-all-Translucent-White-with-Good-Fire/252826165542 http://www.ebay.com/itm/361927518871
  5. Time for a Moon/Moonie thread

    I bought this box many moons ago. These moons don't glow.
  6. Peltier Glass Toy Marbles Update

    Dani, Why the hostility? What I'm pointing out, in essence, is that since they are now readily available, some more acknowledgement of the original names of these marbles should have been made. If for no other reason, out of respect for Sellers Peltier's genius. Hansel
  7. Peltier Glass Toy Marbles Update

    Sami, Not trying to be arrogant, although as I had suspected, any informed comment these days which could be taken as constructive criticism, could also mistakenly be taken as arrogance. Just for the record, your request of me to contribute something in writing was made 2/26/14, over 3 years ago. At the time, I really knew no more about Peltier than the little bits that had already been written in several marble books. My full response was: "Hi Sami, Thanks for the kind offer for me to write something for the book, but unfortunately I know nothing about Peltier that has not already been hashed and rehashed in existing books. I'm looking forward to reading and learning from your book! Did you contact ____ ____? Sounds as if she may have some good information. Here's some correspondence I had with her some 7 years ago when I bought those advertising printing blocks on eBay. Hansel " I was (and still am) rooting for you, or anyone else who can publish an authoritative book on Peltier marbles. Migbar's post containing that informative jobber's pricelist was on 6/27/15, some 16 months after my correspondence with you. Since then I have learned that there had been, and still is, an enormous amount to learn about Peltier marbles; much of the information from postings on this board. For example, many Peltier related patents here: http://marbleconnection.com/topic/10736-patents/ So cheer up. Your book would have elicited some strong emotion from Sellers Peltier. I was just speculating about his reaction over the myriad of names made up by collectors.
  8. Peltier Glass Toy Marbles Update

    It's a well printed, solid book with sewn in pages - commensurate with it's list price. Some more acknowledgement should have been made to the more straightforward names which Peltier gave to his marbles. For example, with the help of the flyer below (from http://marbleconnection.com/topic/20910-national-line-rainbos-vs-sunsets-1931/ National Rainbo is a two color marble. National Sunset is a three color marble. (no such thing as a three color Rainbo) National Glassonix is a multicolored marble with transparent glass (Gino figured out 'fruit cocktail' marbles were Glassonix) Peerless marbles have a two color, opaque patch Acme Realers have a two color translucent patch Instead, in this book, within just a couple of pages, we have "yellow goblin", "green lantern", "pistaccio"(sic), "chocolate cow", "blue wasp", "salamander", "blue bee", "brown panther", "copperhead", "yellow lantern", etc.., and much importance is made of aventurine, which was likely produced accidentally. I wonder if Sellers Peltier is laughing or rolling over in his grave, or, most likely, both. Well, Steph now has a lot of updating to do in her 'Name Game'. http://marbleconnection.com/topic/6843-name-game/
  9. Plagiarism from Marblealan?: http://www.ebay.com/itm/381927921870 WQW! RARE AKRO SCREENPRINTED ING-RICH BEAVER FALLS PA. MARBLE This measures a little under 11/16" and it is mint! Recently, I spoke with a friend who told me his uncle was in the screenprinting business in the mid-to-late 1930s. One of the items he screenprinted for companies (filling stations, Cracker Jack, and small local businesses in the area of western Pennsylvania) and individuals (i.e. political campaigners) included marbles. This elderly gentleman, Howard E. Koehler, was born in 1910, and obtained his marbles from Akro Agate. Over the years he has given these marbles to his relatives, including his nephew, my friend, who showed me a jar full. Among the marbles were Popeyes, Corkscrews, and Opaques. Many were printed with the names of individuals, while others had the names of petroleum companies (Esso, Mobilgas, and Sunoco) and such words as "freedom" and "1937." Mr. Koehler himself kept around 100 of these marbles, and allowed me to go through them. Perhaps some of the more interesting examples contained "Landon" or "Landon/Knox"; Alfred Landon and Frank Knox were the repulican candidates for president and vice president, respectively, during the 1936 election, and lost against Franklin D. Roosevelt. from: http://marblealan.com/ Akro Agate CompanyThis measures a little under 11/16" and it is mint! Recently, I spoke with a friend who told me his uncle was in the screenprinting business in the mid-to-late 1930s. One of the items he screenprinted for companies (filling stations, Cracker Jack, and small local businesses in the area of western Pennsylvania) and individuals (i.e. political campaigners) included marbles. This elderly gentleman, Howard E. Koehler, was born in 1910, and obtained his marbles from Akro Agate. Over the years he has given these marbles to his relatives, including his nephew, my friend, who showed me a jar full. Among the marbles were Popeyes, Corkscrews, and Opaques. Many were printed with the names of individuals, while others had the names of petroleum companies (Esso, Mobilgas, and Sunoco) and such words as "freedom" and "1937." Mr. Koehler himself kept around 100 of these marbles, and allowed me to go through them. Perhaps some of the more interesting examples contained "Landon" or "Landon/Knox"; Alfred Landon and Frank Knox were the repulican candidates for president and vice president, respectively, during the 1936 election, and lost against Franklin D. Roosevelt. This measures a little under 11/16" and it is mint! Recently, I spoke with a friend who told me his uncle was in the screenprinting business in the mid-to-late 1930s. One of the items he screenprinted for companies (filling stations, Cracker Jack, and small local businesses in the area of western Pennsylvania) and individuals (i.e. political campaigners) included marbles. This elderly gentleman, Howard E. Koehler, was born in 1910, and obtained his marbles from Akro Agate. Over the years he has given these marbles to his relatives, including his nephew, my friend, who showed me a jar full. Among the marbles were Popeyes, Corkscrews, and Opaques. Many were printed with the names of individuals, while others had the names of petroleum companies (Esso, Mobilgas, and Sunoco) and such words as "freedom" and "1937." Mr. Koehler himself kept around 100 of these marbles, and allowed me to go through them. Perhaps some of the more interesting examples contained "Landon" or "Landon/Knox"; Alfred Landon and Frank Knox were the repulican candidates for president and vice president, respectively, during the 1936 election, and lost against Franklin D. RoosSCREENPRINTED MARBLES Recently, I spoke with a friend who told me his uncle was in the screenprinting business in the mid-to-late 1930s. One of the items he screenprinted for companies (filling stations, Cracker Jack, and small local businesses in the area of western Pennsylvania) and individuals (i.e. political campaigners) included marbles. This elderly gentleman, Howard E. Koehler, was born in 1910, and obtained his marbles from Akro Agate. Over the years he has given these marbles to his relatives, including his nephew, my friend, who showed me a jar full. Among the marbles were Popeyes, Corkscrews, and Opaques. Many were printed with the names of individuals, while others had the names of petroleum companies (Esso, Mobilgas, and Sunoco) and such words as "freedom" and "1937." Mr. Koehler himself kept around 100 of these marbles, and allowed me to go through them. Perhaps some of the more interesting examples contained "Landon" or "Landon/Knox"; Alfred Landon and Frank Knox were the repulican candidates for president and vice president, respectively, during the 1936 election, and lost against Franklin D. Roosevelt.
  10. interesting ebay items go here

    Two variegated stoneware "jasper" marbles I'd not seen before. (see pages 71 - 72 of Carskadden's "Colonial Period and Early 19th Century Children's Toy Marbles" for terminology) Anyone seen the likes of these before? http://www.ebay.com/itm/381873086847 http://www.ebay.com/itm/WQW-2-CIVIL-WAR-ERA-CLAY-MARBLES-/381880764313
  11. interesting ebay items go here

    Are the inserts new? What else may be 'wrong'? http://www.ebay.com/itm/152334859863
  12. Everyone is entitled to publicize their thoughts and opinions and in our democracy, most opinions seemingly carry equal importance. Amongst marble collectors, names of marbles often have no bearing on the original factory name, which is OK when most collectors agree on a given name for a certain type of marble and that name does not conflict with the same name originally designated to another type of marble. For example, Akro's aces are called corkscrews, onyx are slags, etc. Peltier chose the name "Sunset" for their National Line tri-colored marbles. That is evident from the description of marbles in their price lists, names printed on boxes of marbles (as Galen said and Kevin Plummer showed), in jobber catalogs and probably elsewhere (the "Peltier Documents"?). These are the Peltier marbles we now call rebel, christmas tree, liberty, etc. (as Mike said). The problem with collectors designating the name "sunset" to another type of marble is that it's potentially confusing, especially, for example, to a marble or glass historian researching original documents and artifacts, who may be unfamiliar with collector's names. Anyone know who started calling these transparent marbles "sunset", and why?
  13. Marble Marbles

    Here's a group of old marbles, composed mostly of various types of limestone, but you can see some "blood-allies", favorites of marble shooters 150+ years ago. http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-JOB-LOT-OF-STONE-CLAY-MARBLES-CHILDRENS-CLASSIC-TOYS-GAMES-/282119527586
  14. interesting ebay items go here

    Anyone seen this figure before? Any idea what the wolf is doing? http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-VERY-RARE-GERMAN-GLASS-WOLF-DOG-SULPHIDE-SULFIDE-MARBLE-LARGE-2-ROUND-/291768432865
  15. This will give you some idea of how they're made: https://morphyauctions.hibid.com/lot/19552669/lot-of-2--cornhusk-swirl-and-cornhusk-marble-cane-/?q=marble+cane&ref=lot-list
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