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  1. Check the feet on this display, (minis). Chuck G---
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  2. This is the lower (R) hand corner of the third "Sharp Shooter" header, same header as # 1, you can barely make out "Mexico" All The other images of vintage "Sharp shooter" headers say "Made In Mexico" and the newer looking ones that are for sale have no visible provenance anywhere. I got lots of replies when I googled "Where were Sharp shooter marbles manufactured, no headers like these, similar that they were round but all different colors and no "Cowboy & Kangaroo"
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  3. I was collecting akro ware for years, finally sold most of it last year on eBay. I searched for the boxed tea sets, hoping for the oxblood lemonade holy grail. Never got even a whiff. We see common pieces regularly at antique stores, but most are over-priced. Let me know if you have a list of what you are looking for, always willing to help other people spend their money.🀣
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  4. As a new collector--you have to know when to pull your teeth in. You have shown us plenty of marbles that you have that still need to research. I would offer $35 and walk away--just because I have never seen some of these tags before. I have been collecting for a lot of years and still have to pull mine in--make an offer and don't back down unless a counter offer is close--within $5-$8 or so. Collect what you like--not as an investment. I do not know how deep your pockets are--slow down and keep it in all in perspective. Allways be tough on the seller--he/she will still be making money no doubt. Marble--On!!!
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  5. Another "Sharp Shooter" Header, all of them I found say out of stock, so several different headers though this one does say, online toys Australia www.onlinetoys.com.au. Which says their out of stock so "all gone" maybe a few bags floating around Ebay somewhere ?? Ah, found a bag for sale, these certainly resemble Vacor, especially the ones pictured on the header !! LINK : https://www.mrtoys.com.au/novelties/impulse-and-novelty/marbles-assorted-350g-in-cdu-24753.html
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  6. Guess this was correct after all, I'll bet those were Vacor mibs they just gave them a different looking Header w/ a Cowboy & Kangaroo on it as some kinda marketing ploy to sell more in Australia ??
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  7. Neat bags. I'd guess late 80's into 90's. I have Sharp Shooter bags from Australia that have Made in Mexico on the header and marbles that look Vacor. Sharp Shooter went out of business some years back. Those would be neat bags for a collection even if not high values.
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  8. Marbles are likely Vacor. It would be cool to have that header. Would be interesting to eventually learn if there is a date on the header, but would be nice to have it no matter the year.
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  9. I just noticed that the marble I posted is the same colors as your amazing box!! pretty cool !
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  10. (Don't take it off the bag or bend it ... just maybe somehow give us a closer peek. )
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  11. Sherry, could we get close-ups of that header?
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  12. On the way! Lake Shasta, I believe, as seen from the air leaving Redding, California. And she got too meet Herbie the Love Bug at Walmart!
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  13. Curious what everyone does for hobbies here.. outside of marbles. I've been working with alcohol Inks and here are a few I wanted to share with you all..
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  14. I just checked out your site...I just might have to pull the trigger on something soon myself! I'll have to wait a bit though, have too reaccess the funds after my gals California trip 😊
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  15. I have loads and loads of frames and my friend does framing as a hobby, matting, borders triples everything what ever I want so yes, I'm in for a couple, just gotta make up my mind !!
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  16. Alright, beautiful, great work !! How?? paint, alcohol and air to push it ?? You're Avatar almost has a face on it !! "Thank you for posting your work, will you sell any prints or originals if I may ask ??
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  17. Hmm ?? I'm getting the run round trying to find the manufacture location of the "Sharp Shooter" mibs. The 1981 one say "sold in Australia" but it won't confirm a location or show a place of manufacture on any of the labels, really strange, I looked at tons of pictures, and you can get some new ones right now from various stores but not a one of them specifies the manufacture or country of origin when you click on specifications ??. I'm really quite perplexed, when I click on any pic of the vintage bag or listing it says something went wrong, I've tried everything, even skirting around it, "Nothin" I'll get to the bottom of it or someone will !! The newer bags suggest an Australian based manufacture ?? Oh boy, the link I copied won't respond either, goes to the same message "somethings wrong" & "try later" It shows the sharp shooter header but that's it ?? Grrrr, what a trip, I thought for sure these were Vacor ?? They might be but like Steph said I've never heard of them before either. Maybe someone will hear me ?? Ready ... Heeeelp !!!!!!!! ... Wait on it ... wait ...
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  18. Loving it! Nice work, truly beautiful too see! Chad, myself and others have our other interests posted here in the Lounge also. 😊
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  19. This is all I could find on "Sharp Shooter Marbles" evidently not Vacor I guess ?? They sure look like it, I did find some newer bags of them being sold in Australia & the look exactly like Vacor, I'll dig a bit more, here's all I could find, the server wouldn't respond ??
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  20. I'm missing something. I'm referring to the sharp shooter bag header. That looks "real" and interesting to me. Your avatar IS beautiful if that's what you thought I meant.
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  21. William is there right now also !!
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  22. As you can see I actually found a picture of cabbage head. Evidently not the master of planning ahead, a "Super Genius" Musta got his cabbage makin sandwich license & card from this guy ?? Just in case ya need one for a trip, or don't remember how to make a cabbage sandwich here's the link, guess you must get a card upon completion of a long & rigorous training course ?? LINK : https://www.etsy.com/listing/1029156599/road-runner-wile-e-coyote-genius-10?gpla=1&gao=1&&utm_source=google&utm_medium=
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  23. Feeling tense? Maybe that anxiety associated with anything glass and small? I strongly suggest that you report too your Marbleaholics Anonymous counselor ASAP!!! I know that you recall what happens to me when I go without the attention of those little glass orbs for too long? Don't turn green, come clean!!! Tommy....Don't SMASH!!!!
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  24. Cool, I enlarged it 500% to try and decipher the pic and seen the signature. I like the new look !! This is what I seen at 500 mag, I could just barely make out the first name, maybe you could post some of your favorite work on "The Lounge" thread ?? I'm always up for something new & interesting !! A great place to share non marble related things relax, maybe joke around a little, kind of a get to know other board members a little better, share other hobbies, trips, etc.. just about anything you want to share !! Some funny stuff there. Mibs, mibs, mibs ....... can make "Johnny a dull boy ". So a point of refuge for many from & this & this & some more of this can make you like this
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  25. I can't really tell Brother?? They make the new stuff in much the same as the old, a real piece can get really spendy, by that I mean in the thousands $$ for some mint examples. I'm sure someone that knows a lot more about Millefiori will post, "Alan" has some newer pieces he's posted and seems pretty up on the subject so hopefully he'll see this thread ?? "Nice Piece Brother" I understand these are a lot of work and not just anybody can make them ?? You can see the construction, all separate individual different colored canes. I think the record is a piece of Clichy that went for at or over a hundred grand $100,000. Here's a piece for sale I googled real quick !! A pretty good size website to check outw/ new and antique examples, have fun diggin Brother !! LINK : https://www.thepaperweightcollection.com/products/extremely-rare-antique-clichy-newel-post-finial-with-complex-concentric-millefiori
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  26. Mostly plastic, very little metal. Paid around $15 for them.
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  27. Thanks everyone, always appreciated.
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  28. I think Marble King on the left. Looks like it wanted to be a Rainbow Red but didn't quite fit the pattern.
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  29. Cute header here. I don't remember seeing it before.
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  30. Here we go. Funky Vitro. FWIW
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  31. Just got this score today from a bubble gum dispenser for sale at a garage sale. Haven’t really gotten the chance to look through it yet. But I’ve found a few good savers so far.
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  32. This bag looks like Vacor, I see iridescent marbles and a MM size, & it says "Meteor" right on the bag, a well known Vacor marble, Oop, I can barely make out "Mexico" along the bottom right hand side, I'm gonna say Vacor positively. This is a German bag but it says "Made In Mexico" in German so I'd guess Vacor also on these. Guessing on these but I see a barcode so newer cat eyes and I se mm again so guessing foreign made, I'd say low value if any. Can't see these Again I see the "made in Mexico" tag and a slight cobalt blue reflection, plain clearies, very low value !! Looks like all cat eyes in this one Another bag of cat eyes and you can see "Made in Taiwan" on the bottom of the bag, so all of these very common, collector value little to nothing, maybe you're daughter would like them, safe to play with and such ?? A great bunch of play marbles. Some cats are worth money especially in the original packaging but I don't see anything here ?? Elizabeth Kempski (known as pinx on Ebay) just finished probably the best book ever written on cat eyes and associated marbles, full color pix w/marbles, packaging, countries of origin, values etc... I don't have a link but perhaps someone else will. I have the book and highly recommend it even if you don't collect cats a good book to have around, I bought mine direct from her which I think she still offers to avoid the Ebay fees !! I think I paid under $30.00 including shipping so a more than fair price. By the way I "like" your new Avatar, is that your signature I see on the bottom ??
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  33. Hang in there until someone pops in that's knowledgeable with original packaging and reasonable purchase price 😊
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  34. I guess Peltier or Vacor. I have not seen the vacors with deeper translucent ribbons. Not that means much in my speculation. I dont see what might typically be Peltier ribbons either 15 mm aprox.
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  35. I used to collect Marilyn Monroe years ago, anything from books to porcelain dolls. Still have a few of the dolls in their boxes. What started that was my mother's remarkable resemblance to "Norma Jean" when she was in her 20's
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  36. Another young collector is born ❀
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  37. Thanks Chad, Love those colors! (On all of them!)
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  38. Opaque blue striped mojo sherbet πŸ˜ƒπŸ‘
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  40. You're welcome Art, too many for me to remember also, I use it for Vacor I.D. all the time, I think Al Oregon posted it first here, yes a great I.D. site. Oh yeah !! agree, Vacor for I.D. on the marble !!
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  41. Alrighty then Some real beauties !!
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  42. A cat lover - gotta get some cat's-eyes in the collection.
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  43. (L) to (R) Vitro, Marble king, Alley, sorry I'll get some closer pics later (if I remember ??) A little closer & a different view, the biggest and the only one w/ fleas (of course) is the Akro limeade cork. A couple have some microscopic pocket wear but that's it !! Not bad for less than .50 a mib. My favorite is the little tiny Pelt MCS, less than 9/16ths"
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  44. West Virginia 😊
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  45. #1 Jabo #2 Messed up error Marble King Rainbow #3 Vitro Tiger Eye #4 Maybe Cairo Novelty or Jabo ? # 5 Maybe a messed up Vitro Blackie ? #6 Messed up Akro or Vitro ? #7 Vacor from Mexico #8 Peltier Multi Color #9 Vitro Tri Lite #10 Messed up Akro patch #11 Slag or swirl ? #12 ???? # 13 Master Brushed patch #14 Peltier Rainbo # 15 Master #16 Vitro #17 Alley swirl #18 Vitro later Whitie #19 Vitro # 20 Master patch # 21 Peltier Multi Color #22 Akro #23 Champion Furnace #24 Alley swirl My finger and eyes are tired. To many in one post. Size is much easier for me in inches, 1\2-9/16-5/8-11/16-3/4-7/8 etc. Now for more opinions !
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