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  1. Happy Akro Friday♥
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  3. About 20+ years ago, Roger Hardy sold "Opaque Sparklers" that he purchased directly from a former Akro Agate employee who thought them special and took some home. What Roger had for sale of these were all mint since they went from the production floor to the employee's home. I am fairly certain Roger sold these at only one New Philly show and not again. He didn't have all that many.
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  4. Happy Akro Friday!
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  5. Technically AKRO… bought from Joe when we had a booth at the 08 Sistersville show. there was an older guy at the show selling his homemade cherry wine for $3 a bottle out of his trunk, thinking his name was Sonny??
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  6. Happy Akro Friday 😊
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  7. Happy Akro Friday. These are some of the first known box of Akros from Clarksburg to my knowledge from Roger Hardys collection that I took a photo of a few weeks ago (not in his book). They are extremely extremely extremely HTF. Probably have a better chance of getting hit by lightning than finding one of these in the wild. Untitled by Pittsburgh Marbles, on Flickr
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  8. HAPPY AKRO FRIDAY 🥳🎉
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  9. Cleanest Indian I have, Maglite w/ ghost core Smore clean ones, yes the glass does seem to be softer but nothing like a clambroth, I think every time I look at mine another flake of glass falls off !
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  10. Here's an old pic of some old Germans that Leroy "mended", I know some people frown upon polishing but he did a good job saving this group
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  11. Relax Mr Popeye 😳......i found some ✌ Added a few others also .....u dont need to open that can of spinache 👊😎👍
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  12. Here are a few pictures of some Swedish stone marbles.
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  13. I brought backup this time !! Where's the rest of me mibs ?????
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  14. Goodmorning America !!! Its Friday here now 05:15 AM Getting ready for work but first..... HAPPY AKRO FRIDAY 🥳🎉 Love Corksrews ....really one of my favorit marbles...wish i had more....never enough Lazy cork and the blood and bones and a common i like to show today Have a nice day ✌😎👍
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  15. The ones in your link say "Hand Made" & have multi colored ribbons, although I can't really fathom 1 ton let alone 5 tons being "Handmade". The marble pictured above is machine made, no pontil or torch marks. The Vacor's pictured below where made at least 30mm (1.181") maybe 50 mm (1.968") all machine made. The Atmosphere marbles were the only handmades Vacor put out to my knowledge ?? I think the out of round your seeing is from the camera angle used, since it appears to be out of round and elongated the same way in every picture no matter the position of the marble. I was given several Vacor over 1.25" every one is visually out of round, the only one that comes close is a smaller 1 &11/16ths" Michelangelo. LINK : https://www.billes-en-tete.com/liste_billes.php?lang=en Chinese marble link : A pic of the 1 & 11/16ths" Michelangelo, almost in round but not quite, note the heavy orange peel effect surface, every large Vacor I have has at least a little orange peel on the surface if not the entire surface. These appear to be almost identical to the Chinese ones you gave the link to, I can see the orange peel on the surface of the big one pictured here also. Nevertheless it "could" be Chinese ?? All the big modern machine mades seem to exhibit the orange peel surface to some extent, I was just adding up the factors pointing to Vacor as the manufacture. Only familiar with the Chinese "Parachute" & other Chinese torchmades like the ones they fill the new Akro boxes with, smaller but they are handmade, eliminating the chance of an orange peel surface.
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  16. Although you can get lucky . . .
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  17. At Gina's urging, a Thursday thread. This one is for your German marbles and related items -- Thüringen being the cradle of the glass marble making industry in Germany in the 1800's.
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  18. Good Greif !! More of me mibs !! And under glass in a safe where I can't gets to em, I shoulda broughts me spinach
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  19. I bought a couple🥴🥴🥴
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  20. Almost every manufacturer either started making or made game marbles at some point, I wasn't wise to it either until I got into a discussion with Ron or Chuck G., I can't remember who ?? But it was a surprise to me as well. Makes sense, gaming was at some point very popular so be it the marble companies followed suit. Ah now I remember, the discussion was over this very marble, still can't remember with who though ?? maybe both ?? oldtimers kickin in.
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  21. Nice mibs and great presentation!
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  22. A so named Alley "monochrome" gaming marble with the unmistakable Alley flame like construction (9/16ths I believe ??) a very bright light and careful scrutiny pays sometimes !! I also found a few Flinties and 3 Akro Bricks looking through half a 5 gallon bucket of someone else's throwaways. I filled up many of my Aunts and Uncles Chinese checkers & Aggravation game boards, so passing on the joy of marbles !! I kept them all in case someone else needed any replacements (including yours truly) I always give everything a 2nd, 3rd or 4th look & then still save it for at least a little while.
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  23. Until you really look at gamers with the intent to discover, you are missing out for sure. I have had Master Marble game boxes, Vitro Agate game boxes, Akro Agate Game boxes and a few others as well. They are really worth the time to inspect. I have found a number of 5/8" Akro Flinties in game boxes. Finding a true box of gamers is always a treat--they are not all the same--shine a light on them and discover!! No Dull Marbles--On and Marble--On as well!!!
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  24. I lov these kind of surprises!!!! so much fun♥
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  25. What!! they can't be that small !!? is that a Indian head plate?
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  26. AKRO or Masters? Been in the AKRO stash. 1st marble in 2 pics, 2nd in the last 3. this is in reference to the opaque sparkler mibs.
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  27. Yellow on white corks from a previous thread. Close but no cigar, still looking.
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  28. I'd say there is a good possibility it's MK, and I find it kind of neat, but not too surprising, that even single color game marbles will often show seams and patterns that are typical of their makers.
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  29. That's a great one to get first!
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  30. Here's another pic that shows the "striping" a little better, but not by much.
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  31. Du-Lites are labeled in the Vitro Salesman sample set. I have only seen two of these Vitro Salesman sample sets. If I remember correct, one belongs to Chuck and Diane Brandstetter and the other belongs to Gary Traugh in Parkersburg WV.
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  32. It took a "mega" while to find ones this clean, I'm still lookin !!
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  33. ^ Holy smokes, those are mega mint.
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  34. Latts. Oop !! I left a few out !!
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  35. Some of my Germans. Untitled by Pittsburgh Marbles, on Flickr Untitled by Pittsburgh Marbles, on Flickr Untitled by Pittsburgh Marbles, on Flickr Untitled by Pittsburgh Marbles, on Flickr Untitled by Pittsburgh Marbles, on Flickr Untitled by Pittsburgh Marbles, on Flickr Untitled by Pittsburgh Marbles, on Flickr
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  36. I think Du-Lites were similar to Tri-Lites but without as many colors. FWIW, these are some of the marbles I found in my Du-Lite drawer, but I think some of them may actually be mono-lites. I wonder if Vitro would have made that distinction though. 😊 I am guessing they were referring to marbles with clear, white and two colors - or maybe, just one color. In other words, marbles that were similar to but not as fancy as Tri-Lites.
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  37. Pennsboro WV Glass Factory Hallow. The Pennsboro WV Alley factory building sometime 1915-1935. There were five different major glass companies here all at the same time. The Alley building was by far the smallest. I think that I double posted the green swirl.
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  38. Kokomos are mentioned with a few pics in some of the marble books but the best pics and info you will find is probably on the marble boards. The fact is that Kokos are very rare compared to Peltiers and I don't think they were widely distributed either, so I wouldn't expect to find many, if any, by chance, even if you're looking through a random pile of 100,000 pelts. Although, you could get lucky and find a small cache in a lot or something - they are out there. I am in Indiana and I have found a small group in a large lot maybe 2-3 times over the past 20 years or so. Otherwise, It's a random marble here or there, if I'm lucky.
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  39. Happy Akro Friday
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  40. Nice nice 👌 , and some more bags 😅
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  43. You're showing some super examples, Ron - I especially like the latticino in green glass. The horizontal swirl is awesome too, but is it German?
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  44. That's a nice colorful assortment!
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  45. That's a pretty marble and great photo too!
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  46. Naturally colored yellow limestone marble, likely from Sonneberg-Coburg area, early 19th century. Described by Gartley and Carskadden in 'Colonial Period and Early 19th-Century Toy Marbles', p. 105.
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  47. 41mm Mica Unionskin
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