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American Cornelian Marbles, 25 count, No. 1. These pictures came from an auction some time back.

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These are called "bricks", right?

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I think it's a special kind of red. I think it's oxblood ... or something like oxblood. unsure.gif

I've asked a question about it in the main chat forum.

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Its oxblood and the complete box is very rare, there are very very few existing examples floating around. Its probably on par with a Christensen Cobra box but not quite as rare as the pastel. The contents are not particularly uncommon at No. 1 which would be around 5/8".

-Brad

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Thanks. The picture in Post #6 would have done it for me. As much as I read, things can blur a bit and I forget where I read them. So when I want to doublecheck, I can't find them.

That's why I started these thread lists to begin with!

Now I need to go back and reread all of the links!

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You're welcome. I have read many of the posts on the different boards since I cannot share pics, couple hours a day. I figure, besides learning something, maybe I will see something that looks like what I have here.

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From M.F. Christensen and the Perfect Glass Ball Machine: America's First Machine-Made Glass Toy Marble Factory, by Michael C. Cohill

(by way of hip Lloyd Huffer)

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It isn't mine yet....trying to get a friend of mine to sell it to me. This one is imperfect, so I think I stand a chance!  :)

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In the end my friend decided to hang on to that one (above) for now.  And who could blame that position?  I would too.  I was interested in the mib above because it seemed a bit more blue-green than the two examples I have (they were wild caught examples in a quart jar for $20...both had rust, but were in great condition overall).  I wonder out loud if the marble above could also be CAC?  I have been unable to confirm the entire pallet of opaques that CAC might have produced. Here is one of the two I have, and that I feel very confident are MFC Imperial Jade....the settings on both of the photographs were the same.  John

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