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Whole lotta Alleys!

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I've gotten several packages in the last few days! 😄 And a lot of really pretty Alleys. And also literally, a 'lot' of pretty Alleys, lol! Will take me a while to go over the ones in the lot. But I wanted to drop some eye candy pics here of some of the Alleys from these packages, and have a place to continue to drop new pics from interesting ones I find in the lot. 

If anyone thinks any of these aren't Alleys, please let me know! These sellers seemed trustworthy to me with their descriptions, so I'm just accepting their label of Alley. Ooo and if anything has a specific name, I'd love to know that too! 😄

 

These first ones here (all above the pic of the lot) aren't from the lot --

 

37/64"~ this swirl color looks kinda... brown or black under low light. But look closer with good lighting, and WOW was I surprised!!! Such fine little purple strands! 😍😍😍

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5/8"~ kinda flamey swirl

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5/8"~ kinda looks like a pelican head! And elsewhere, the letter "J"... I'd like to collect the whole alphabet in swirls! 

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5/8"~

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21/32"~ Looks like it's trying to be flamey, but with the 4 skinny legs on each side, looks more like it rolled over & squished a spider instead! 🤣

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And here is the lot I have to go through. Hey, holler if you see anything interesting here that definitely needs attention! 😄

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The next one below is the only one from the lot I've taken out and photographed by itself, so far. In the lot collage above, this one can be seen in the middle pic along the bottom. Kinda left of lower-center in the bottom middle pic there.

 

5/8"~ I swear, this thing looks like FIRE. Not the opal kind of fire -- but literal strike-a-match fire! 🔥 I could probably add a 2nd collage, and the 2nd set of 6 pics would all look completely different from this set. There's so much depth, so much going on. I'm... I'm in love. 😍😍😍

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39 minutes ago, jeeperman said:

Some good looking swirls, you have been busy. =}

Thank ya, and indeed! I think all my ebay purchases have been delivered now... Still have 2 Alley flames & a Ravenswood swirl on their way from FB!

 

13 minutes ago, manddrakes said:

Interesting marble I found at an antique mall here in town yesterday.

Ooo I like that one. What a lovely green!

That also reminds me -- I wrote down all the names/addresses/hours of all the antique stores in town, but haven't visited any of them yet!  Wanna see if I can find anything interesting in the wild 😄 Might have to wait until after Christmas now though.

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13 hours ago, sprchik said:

5/8"~ I swear, this thing looks like FIRE. Not the opal kind of fire -- but literal strike-a-match fire! 🔥 

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Haha, I said that looks like fire. :rolleyes: Silly.

I just found a light I can use for this: 

That same marble backlit -- now THAT looks like FIRE!!! 🔥🔥🔥:Panic:

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More!!! 

This first one is from the lot of Alleys in the first post.

The rest after it were separate purchases from the lot.

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Backlit: 

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Backlit: 

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This next one actually has a greenish tint to the transparent base glass (is hard to tell by the pics, but very obvious in hand).

Does that make this a "vaseline" swirl???

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Backlit: 

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added detail & asked question about the greenish tint

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Thanks! They've actually all been done with just my Samsung Galaxy S8 phone (the light used for backlit pics is my old Galaxy S5 phone). 

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Got these in the mail the other day (along with the Ravenswood I posted in the Mostly Pix thread)! Kinda sad that these arrived actually, because they're from the FB auction group I was blocked from... because they think I'm someone I'm not. Can't believe I'm still blocked. Oh well, at least I got these! I think they're gorgeous. ❤

 

5/8"

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21/32"

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Heck yeah! ❤ And oh man I'm so in love with that one with the red swirls. Alleys by far make up the majority of my beginning collection, but that's the only one I have so far with ribbons of that color red. It's fricking gorgeous. 😍😍😍

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I love those FIRES you set (up above) you fire bug!!

Those are some real sweethearts!!

Mike

 

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Thanks, Mike! I love me some fire! 😄

 

Got some fantastic marble mail today!

This pretty blue was a surprise freebie and is 5/8"~

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Some chocolate!!! Also 5/8"~

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And... I'm drooling... 😍😍😍

21/32" Calligraphy~

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Majority of my marbles have come from ebay! The exception is the 2 flames like... 6 posts above this one? The red flame & orange flame -- those were from a FB marble auction group I had very brief access to. I have a few others from LOM, but none in this post (few Vitros & Ravenswoods & black cats & pretty stone marbles -- no Alleys!).

Hoping I can find something pretty to bring home from the Indy show in a couple few days!

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Got a Blue Lady!!! My first of anything in the various Blue families. Such a gorgeous color 😍

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