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Hi ... I thought I was starting to be able to identify them via all the books I've purchased, and online photos.. .but... I have 2 yellow/black ones.. well, one is more orange/black... I think one is a "bumblebee" but not ever sure... I have taken 2 different views, let me know if more sides are needed for better view.

I had some trouble with my photo size being too large, so tried to resize them down.

Thanks... and these marbles are so cool, so different, yet so confusing!

Pam

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3 looks Jabo.  1 also could be.  2 looks foreign.  5 is Vitro.  6 is probably Vitro Whitie.  4 is one made by most companies - looks like it may have been in water for a log time or something to give it that "frosted" look.

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Agree.  Jabo on the top three.  So after 1990, probably after 2000, since I think the one with the bumblebee colors came from 2003 or 2004.  

Vitro Tiger eye on #5.  Vitro Whitie on #6.  (Tiger Eye from the 1950's.  Whitie from 50's or 60's.)

 

Al, what is it that they do to give it the frosted look?  I forget.  Is it acid wash?

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Welcome to the board. I think #1 looks like a Vitro Blackie - I agree with Al and Steph on the others.

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Thanks for all the fine info... so, how does the bumblebee differ from the one(s) above? 

By the way, I added a photo of most of my marbles in the "about me" section... if anyone takes a glance please let me know if my life fortune is among them... haha...

 

Thanks again!

Pam

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Sorry, for another post but I forgot to ask if I should make a new post or add to this one when I have more I'd like you all to look at? 

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8 minutes ago, PamH said:

Sorry, for another post but I forgot to ask if I should make a new post or add to this one when I have more I'd like you all to look at? 

Start a new thread for each new group.  :thup:  

It gets very messy otherwise!  :D 

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17 minutes ago, PamH said:

Thanks for all the fine info... so, how does the bumblebee differ from the one(s) above? 

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It's the pattern.  Here are some Marble King bumblebees I photographed recently.  (Forgive the shade -- they came out slightly green-tinted in the picture.)  

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Your Jabo is a sort of "swirl" with one long ribbon of black.  

The MK bumblebee has what is known as a "patch and ribbon" color distribution.  Two seams.  Multiple ribbons in a particular pattern.  (There's also a Peltier Bumblebee with a different pattern, but same principle.)  

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21 minutes ago, PamH said:

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By the way, I added a photo of most of my marbles in the "about me" section... if anyone takes a glance please let me know if my life fortune is among them... haha...


:)

Looks like a mix of old and new.  

Nothing jumps out at me as something which would fund your retirement. ^_^  

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The top left JABO sneaks in just before 2000.  If the bumblebee looking one is a JABO it would be from 2003.  I can't positively attribute the third marble to JABO, but it probably is.  my JABO 2 cents

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