Jump to content

OCSFA86

Members
  • Content count

    240
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

0 Neutral

About OCSFA86

  • Rank
    Member
  • Birthday 01/31/1960

Previous Fields

  • Gender
    Male
  • Please type the following
    572

Profile Information

  • Location
    NC
  • Interests
    Contemporary and Machine Made Marbles, Gardening and Stamp Collecting
  1. Road And Tunnel

    SWEET!! Looks like you're driving through Redwood National Park off US 199.
  2. Color Of The Month

    Folks: A CAC and a Peltier gone mad, lol.
  3. Folks: Four of my favorite easily identifiable exotics. I would love to have a signed box set! Bill
  4. Buffed Handmade Marbles

    Folks: Are their any active polisher's and/or marble restorer's? Haven't addressed this in years and was interested to know if this area has developed into a thriving business or not. I am most interested in hand made's, I have never taken an interest in polished machine made marbles. Thanks, Bill
  5. Lutz Question

    Wow!!! It belongs in a custom acrylic display box!
  6. Champion? Ravenswood?

    Join the crowd, atohtej, you could spend a life time scratching your head trying to figure them all out. I am relatively lazy when it comes to mystery swirls and just group them all together as West Virginian made, lol.
  7. King, Not Master

    Yes, MK and a damn sweet one at that!!
  8. Rare Flyer

    I'll bet the working conditions were miserable! Wonder how hot it was with the limited amount of ventilation they had?
  9. Bulgarian Curiosities

    Done. In the best of all world the sellers will see this and realize that the best approach moving forward would be to list these as contemporaries. I have to admit that there Guinea style marbles appear to be older as I can see no comparison with the glass used to produce the untold number of swirls hitting Ebay and the Guinea's. Is there a simple method to test the age of glass?
  10. Bulgarian Curiosities

    Folks: I think it's time to have some fun and see if it has any impact. Here is the draft of the listing: -------------- @WW@ 5 CONTEMPORARY BULGARIAN HAND MADE USING RE-CYCLED GLASS MARBLES LOT 1000: 5 EA CONTEMPORARY BULGARIAN HAND MADE USING RE-CYCLED GLASS MARBLES, SINGLE PONTIL, SLIGHTLY UNDER 1", HAS SOME SURFACE CREASES, EXAMPLES ARE APPROXIMATELY 1/64" OUT OF ROUND OTHERWISE MINT. THE UNKNOWN MAKERS ARE DOING QUITE A JOB AT PRODUCING A VARIED GROUP OF MARBLES NEVER SEEN BEFORE. THE NINES ARE REMINISCENT OF MARBLES MADE YEARS AGO. IT APPEARS THAT THESE MARBLES ARE MADE FROM RE-CYCLED GLASS (GOING GREEN!) AS THE LARGE AMOUNT OF EMBEDDED DIRT WOULD INDICATE (CLEARLY SEEN IN THE FIRST AS WELL AS OTHER PICS). IT WOULD ALSO APPEAR THAT THIS PROCESS WILL ONLY IMPROVE MAKING THEIR FIRST PRODUCTION RUNS THAT MORE VALUABLE. HERE IS YOUR CHANCE TO OWN WHAT IS SURE TO BE HIGHLY COLLECTIBLE IN YEARS TO COME THAT YOU WILL BE ABLE TO PASS ON TO FUTURE GENERATIONS OF CONTEMPORARY MARBLE COLLECTORS. GOOD LUCK! 1st Pic in Listing: ------------- I am open to any suggestions regarding the verbiage and seek it. I will list it before I call it a day. Thanks, Bill
  11. Greetings

    Welcome aboard!
  12. Hello Everyone

    Welcome to the wild and crazy world that is marble collecting!
  13. Bulgarian Curiosities

    Folks: Check out some of his listings for the clearer examples. You can see the reflection of what appears to be an out door work shop, lol. http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-HAND-MADE-MARBLE-63-64-GROUND-PONTIL-/221716238797?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item339f5151cd
  14. Bulgarian Curiosities

    He has been at it since Aug of 2013 and would bet has racked up a bunch of Ebay and Paypal fees which they gladly except and as long as the cash is coming in Ebay will turn a blind eye. What really pisses me off is the re-sellers in the states that intentionally deceive bidders knowing full well that when they purchased the marbles they weren't vintage. Rant over, lol.
  15. Bulgarian Curiosities

    Folks: I missed more than I thought since I have been gone and these are one of them. As several other member have done I bought 8 of these to study. What a waste of money, fortunate for me the prices for these modern marbles is falling as more collector steer away from them but I believe it is the new collector whom are most at risk and am asking Steph to being the topic back up. I am going to re-list them as contemporary marbles and go into extreme detail, lol. Vintage my ass, lol. Bill
×