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  2. Vitro sure is a reasonable possibility on that one, with the caveat that game marbles can be tough to positively ID by maker.
  3. Here’s the one I believe you’re referring to...
  4. Looks like various flavors of Vitro. Mostly. There's a game marble on the left in the first photo which I'm not sure about.
  5. Great info!!! Tried with a little less light....
  6. I’ve had these for some while now and I’ve always thought they were a foreign made but sometimes they have a Vitro or Peltier appeal non the less I would like to know for sure the identity. I haven’t seen any other ones like these. I have two handmade marbles that match these in colors. Thank you.
  7. Thanks for the short version Ron. I just couldn't spit it out.
  8. Vitro Opal, some call this color the Vitro corn flower opal. The Vitro Opals come in different color combinations. All have the transparent opal base. Most have the swirl pattern, some are more straight ribbon pattern.
  9. Opals are just what the name implies, when you hold them up to the light the glass has a very opalescent color to it. I have no pics of my opals but will take some tonight. Like Ric said it only takes a little light to see it. You don't need a bright maglite, just dim lamplight will do, I got my fingers crossed for ya. Here's a pic of one from my friend Terry, you can see the opalescence shining through right at the bottom of the mib I have one exactly like this one, same colors and everything, you can see the opalescence a little easier in this one, when you shine a light direc
  10. Masters can come in any array or combination of colors. All these are Master, the color & design of the glass you have is probably one of the more common ones. You can see some just like yours in the group shots.
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  12. Chad G.

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    I agree, a huge, hard bullseye shaped hit, you can see the big round fracture lines clearly reflecting the light in almost every pic.. This mib took a substantial hit, "several of them" the big one looks like someone took a hammer to it, you usually don't get hits that big from another mib, unless they're using a big ball bearing or steelie. Maybe someone shot it out of a slingshot at a brick wall, who knows ?? The fractures can block the light as well as reflect it, that's probably what you're seeing. Clearie or whatever, I'm sorry to say the marble is done for.
  13. "Thanks for the early heads up Chad !! Maybe by some miracle I'll find a way ?? Chad G.
  14. The "bullseye" could be a fracture from taking a hit. Light refracts differently through those and could be why it looks more red in that area.
  15. Ric

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    Is there anything shimmering inside the marble?
  16. Ric

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    I can't see that in the pictures. It just looks like a really dark red marble to me, and if the red is dark enough, it will look black.
  17. Rachel623

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    It's not really transparent a lot of it is covered in black and the red shines through in certain spots. When you look at it with a light it specifically looks like a circle around the top or bullseye of red
  18. It looks like it might be. Sometimes too much light will "wash out" the opalescence. What you're looking for is a a bit of an orange-ish glow. I'll see if I can post some examples in a while. I am away from my files at the moment.
  19. There are lots of Master marbles that only include drab colors. In fact those with brighter more vivid colors are far less common.
  20. Ric

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    Almost every company made transparent marbles using colored glass. Some folks call them purees. Without some sort of structure, swirling, a patch or an opaque color, they are pretty much impossible to identify. And although, there might be a couple of very specific colors that can be attributed to a maker, red is not one of them.
  21. But it doesn't have any red or yellow.... like the Master Marbles I have seen like this but I'm new to this so what do I know
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  23. Thanks guys! This is my attempt at capturing a picture with back lighting.....
  24. Rachel623

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    I know it's really beat up and chipped looking and it is hard to catch the marble in the right light to see where the red shines through... can anyone help me identify
  25. Agreed Ric it looks very promising, I hope it does, opals are beautiful mibs & one of my favorite Vitro
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