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  2. Yes, great variety of 30's, 40's and forward machine made marbles. Have fun sorting and ID'ing.
  3. Does anyone know if there was employee migration between Ravenswood and Heaton?
  4. I’ve been going through my hoard of marbles and sorting them roughly by color. I know I have some types mixed together when they should be, but I had to start somewhere. I still have jars and boxes full of marbles to go through. Higher res: https://imgur.com/a/CoqFcp9 Let me know if there’s anything you want to see closer up.
  5. I’ll give it a try. I’ve found that a rubdown with a Magic Eraser works wonders, but it’s a lot more work.
  6. I realize this is a lot, but I started going through this tray and realized a number of them seemed to have something unusual about them, so I thought I’d post the whole Riker box and let other enjoy going through it looking for oddities. https://imgur.com/gallery/gTTMNii There was an oxblood heavy white opaque, but I removed it prior to the photo for safekeeping.
  7. I tried many suggested products, but a two day soak in Bleach was hands down the best for removing nearly everything. Some stubborn tar like stains and some rust deposits required some scrubbing.
  8. These are wonderful! That looks like a great way to spend a few days. I’m curious what you used to clean those marbles—they look amazing!
  9. Here they are. As always, I’m not sure what brand or if they’re even bumblebees! I’m guessing Marble King?
  10. Steph, I have what I think might be some bumblebees. I’ll post them soon.
  11. Yesterday
  12. Robwell


    Mexico? I need to seek knowledge outside marbleallan by now although I haven't grasped the jist of that yet. Point taken explore, explore, explore. Thanks for the direction.
  13. jten

    Until Pontil

    Rob there are no dumb questions everyone likes to learn. Some of the marbles could be rejects from the factory or dug up from a dump that had a fire.
  14. I'llhavethat1


    These mostly look like Imperials, considered foreign (ie; Asia or Mexico) and newer in the realm of marble collecting (ie: within last 60 years)
  15. Robwell, most of your marbles appear to have been in a fire (?) Sometimes surface irregularities can be mistook for pontils. You may have a German handmade in your group pic, but the pontils might not be apparent due to damage.
  16. Robwell


    Couple over an inch one lil under the rest 1/2 inch. Bigger one has a green tint or hue, other two are milky and opaque. Most smaller ones are opaque.
  17. Danny I do appreciate you. I hope I didn't overstep my bounds by asking you more dumb questions. What is it Ron implies, I own em I can see and call them anything I want. He is a good ol belly laugh ya know it. Seriously I'm grateful for your time and for the detailed clear pics I couldn't find.
  18. Not Joker 1- first run.. I think they are probably done by the Joker investor group. The Joker group did many runs over four years or more. If Josh stops by, he will know what the name of the run was.
  19. So I take that as a no I do not. OK. What are they then? Ur pics are the best I have seen and I have spent hours searching for examples. Second pic top can u see ridge marks? That's no chip or is it ? Ruffles have ridges. Lol! Makes me crazy! Third is a pinch mark? Next is German cuz got few more of them oddities. Thanks for the help!
  20. Last week
  21. I took some photos and Linda sent me some additional photos of the digging action for the web site. It was another good time, good weather, a good haul and some new friendly faces. http://westvirginiamarblecollectorsclub.com/pastshows/?view=30&pg=1 I went straight to my original treeline pit and staked my claim, then had the track hoe operator help me get passed those unyielding oven bricks a few feet down. Here's half the day's booty. Check out the cache of oxblood cullet in the last photo. http://westvirginiamarblecollectorsclub.com/pastshows/?view=32&pg=1
  22. I would assume set. But I gotta leave it to one of the Jabo experts to say whether it all came from a single run and, if so, which run. I'm not recognizing it as the first Joker's but that was a long time ago and I wasn't as interested in Jokers as I was in Tributes.
  23. I have this box of marbles that was simply labeled “Jabo Joker.” I’m trying to determine if they are a set or family, or whether it’s OK to split it up. Does anyone recognize any of them? I think all of them have aventurine or lutz in them, but it can be hard to see (and even harder to photograph), particularly the black aventurine. I’m using the Imgur gallery because it maintains much higher image quality https://imgur.com/gallery/y1X1CZs
  24. Here is another Tom Sawyer bag with different Vitros in it.
  25. Ah, and I see someone wrote a date on the bag. Interesting. That fits the marbles.
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