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  1. "Happy Peltier Tuesday" A little early tonight, figured I'd get er rollin for any late nighters. Here's a Pelt Bronze Zebra w/ bronze, silver & green av. Not heavy ribbons but the entire surface of the mib is covered in av. Sometimes taking a close look really pays of, I was missing some really beautiful aventurine until I took the loupe to this one, I have bad eyes anyway so I could barely see the av. w/ my naked eyes. I thought it was just a dirty mib at first !! I posted these a while back but we have quite a few new board members so I thought it was maybe worth a second look ?? Believe it or not I took these w/ my Sony Handycam, after many retakes I finally managed to capture what I was looking at.
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  2. I agree the marble above is a Jabo classic swirl. Jabo made classic pee wees for several years, but small batches and many of the marbles were out of round or roll marked because most were made on 5/8 or 9/16 size rollers. Richard made a few batches at my request each year for 4-5 years. Dave M. later made a couple runs on the actual Vitro pee wee machine with less than 1/2 roll grooves. Every total original Akro Popeye box and bag set included a Akro pee wee in the section that contained the bag. All these that I have seen contained Akro patch pee wee marbles. I would think any Akro corkscrew at 1/2 inch or smaller would be a error or mistake. As they would have needed more special equipment and a 1/2 size or smaller spinner cup etc. to produce 1/2 inch corkscrews regular as standard production. If they did produce them regular we would probably see good numbers of them. I would expect the percentage of 1/2 inch and under Akro corkscrews to be 1% or much less out of a 100% of all the corkscrews that Akro made.
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  3. Original Post ... the start of the thread. Or Original Poster in some contexts.
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  6. Might be worthwhile to start a new thread with pics of your "possible CAC's" ....This particular thread is at least 6 years old, there is some good info, but a some of these members don't post anymore. Might be interesting to see what you've got...
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  7. Better late then never
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  8. Wow man I love the boxes you have . Thanks for sharing 👍
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  9. Have one of these also 😎👍
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  10. Heading out now for an appointment, and I suck at follow-ups, but a note is made. It might happen.
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  11. this is beautiful♥
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  12. pretty!! but not sure , hopefully some one else will tell!
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  13. Near one inch and over, machine made swirl odds are Vacor or Jabo and vintage is Alley. I have lots of Jabo keepers, all sizes 1/4 inch and less to over a inch.
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  14. The browns and earthtones are very common with Master.
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  15. The fold in the shape of a C or S can be found a lot with Cairo Novelty, later St.Marys Alleys and some Heaton. These are the most common found swirls with this fold. Others can have it but the numbers fall to the four in the order of the most is Jabo classics, Cairo Novelty, Late St.Marys Alleys and Heaton. The Alley Tater bugs can be found in sizes of 9/16 to 3/4 inch with most being 5/8 inch.
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  16. pelts and av. .. always good together ...... nice chad .... bill
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  17. Keep it with the Masters.
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  18. Alley for both. The first is from St. Mary's factory. Any swirl can exhibit the buttcrack fold but it's the rest of the marble that matters. The buttcrack fold is cause by the ingot folding upon itself. The ingot is a cut section of the stream of glass. Imagine the stream coming from the tank, and the cutter is cutting it into lengths about the size of a tootsie roll. Then fold that tootsie roll in half. Now you have the typical JABO classic pattern. Roll it into a sphere and you can see why you have the buttcrack. But look a the marble you have... that swirl pattern can't occur just by folding a tootsie roll in half, right? That shows more involvement, so it's not likely a JABO classic. Then the glass comes in and confirms. The second marble is also an Alley, but this one is from the Pennsboro factory and a named type, called a Tater Bug. They are pretty collectible.
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  19. I have one similar. Very dark red. Transparent but it needs a pretty bright light to show thru. Lots'a bubbles including several surface pops. I have always had it with pelts, but not really sure. Thanks Bruce
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  20. Saw one like that recently and it was called Pelt Indian Blanket. Not sure they knew though.
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  22. Two seams. One pair of white ribbons. Could be Peltier. I'm not sure but am hopeful for you.
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  23. Here is another that I am not quite/pretty sure on--some great oxblood in this one. Tell me what you think. Thanks and Marble--On!!!
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  24. Ok, I know, a lot of images--I am not quite/pretty sure that this is MK. The base glass is actualy a blue-ish tinted transparent--I have to get some full spectrum bulbs for my back-lighting. Tell me what you think. Marble--On!!!
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  25. Recommend you move away from taking pictures on marbles on a black background with full-frame exposure averaging. You can see how it blows out the color of the first marble. Recommend something neutral.
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  26. I'd recommend reading a few paperweight books. Look for used books. There are many styles both vintage and modern. I takes building a visual memory from thousands of photos with attribution over time. Even some of the finest modern weights (e.g. Paul Stankard: ) can run $2,500 - $25,000). Paperweight collecting is generally several steps up the cost ladder from marble collecting. There are huge number of modern, low-cost weights made for gift shops etc. Some more Paul Stankard eye candy: https://www.thisiscolossal.com/2014/06/artistic-glass-paperweights-paul-stankard/
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  27. That's a neat bit of history. Disappointing developments but you can display it all together in a Riker case. Still a nice thing to have in your collection.
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  28. "Happy Marble King Monday"
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  30. .................. 😷.........
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  31. 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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  32. I just watched this video(again) full screen on my PC--great stuff--well done. Just keep your trigger finger on the pause button. I think three veli and one jabo is right. Every dog had their day with AV in green colors. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYw2-B4BWnc
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  33. Wow--no response!! I will chime in and call the second one a Vacor "Red Rooster" The first one may be what you think, or a variety of others as well. The colors are not that common. Akro made slags in this color as well but they are not known for large blow holes such as yours. CA has been known to have blow holes. The double?--- cutlines both look like CAC. My opinions for what it is worth. More opinions needed here. Just call them like you see them. Marble--On!!
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  34. Furnace marble is at the top 12 o'clock in the picture numbered one. Translucent base or opaque yellow base with darker yellow and red swirl. One of the most common Champion Furnace marbles. Champion Furnace marbles.
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