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  1. I just got a large 7/8 marble and noticed it didn't have any cut lines. It's a very nice 3 color mostly blue but no cut lines. It has a small football shape but not really noticeable with out calipers. At one time looking at it I felt Galen peering over my shoulder whispering Bulgaria. Do crissys have to have a cut line? I can't take a pic now but will later Steve
  2. Thank you so much for the reply. I do agree with you about learning what your camera can do. I have a Nikon D40 with a AF-S Micro Nikkor 40mm 1:2.8 G lens. Attached is an example of a picture. I do know people that have a dinosaur of a camera that take beautiful pictures. Then I have Galen at the Las Vegas show tell me my ebay pictures where bad. I do use a cube with lights on the exterior but did see the other day a micro attachment that that has 2 small lights on it. Thanks again for your input. Steve
  3. I know this has been discussed before but here is goes again. I have a Nikon D50 with Micro Lens. Any suggestions on other cameras since mine is now 10 years old. Thank you. Steve
  4. I got this a few months ago from the Netherlands. I call it ferny? It's about 1 1/4 inches.
  5. I was taken years ago buy a Akro single marble worlds fair box. It had the same lacquer appearance and when in hand it was obvious. Luckily the guy took it back. We all wish to find the holy grail but waist allot of money and agony getting there.
  6. After talking with this guy and starting this thread for opinions he wrote me this last email, Dear n2marbles, Update. 1st, I am not a marble expert. I know nothing about marbles. I find things and I put them on Ebay, that's what I do. I answer questions, send pics etc to help the experts enough to make an educated decision on their purchase. The marble community has been the rudest bunch of know it alls I have ever had to deal with in my 16 yrs on Ebay They propose a bunch of preposterous theories to support their preconceived notions of expertise and demand everything short of carbon dating. Well I removed the box listing rather than have to deal with a bunch of just plain nasty people. But here are a few facts I am absolutely certain of that I am sending to you in the hopes that you may pass it on to your marble buddies. 1. Matching fonts used to detect fakes- virtually all modern computer fonts were created from old typeface catalogs dating back to the 1800's, it is totally ridiculous to think that you can judge the age of an item by the font. The Arial typeface of 1880 is the exact same thing as 2015's Arial computer font. Just look at any old typeface catalog, you will see all your favorite fonts. 2.My dad had this boy scout box in his possession well over 60 years. 3. The marble forum experts say there was no boy scout jamboree in 1937. Well it was canceled in 1935 due to polio and moved to 1937. (wikipedia) 4. And finally, after contacting the boy scout museum in Irving, Texas, I learned that indeed a marble premium was given out to all participants of the 1937 Boy Scout Jamboree. They have one on display at the museum, which is where box is headed as a donation. I am the author of The Great American Firecracker www.amazon.com/Book-Great-American-Firecrackers-1900-1965/dp/098007424X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1433033907&sr=8-1&keywords=great+american+firecrackers and one thing I use in my work is to keep an open mind and realize I don't know everything there is to know about my field of expertise and never will. Regards, Jack Nash
  7. Thank you, that's what I was thinking also. Guy say's his dad got it himself back in the day. Thanks for the response. Steve
  8. http://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-VINTAGE-BOY-SCOUTS-1937-National-Jamboree-AKRO-AGATE-MARBLES-GIVE-AWAY-/251972693493?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3aaabe2df5
  9. I have not been here for a while so I don't know if this has been brought up but I see this guy selling this box on the bay and was wondering if you guys thought it was fake? I'll post a link in a minute. Steve
  10. I apologize for going off but I am just disappointed in myself for braking the cardinal rule and screwing size and conditions on some auctions. Obviously size and condition are the most important but I have to stand with my screwups. A guy once told me to put my wife and my dog in the trunk of my car......after 2 hours open the trunk and see who happy to see you. Don't know what that's got to do with marbles except if your not happy for any reason it's my bad. It's just to late to change everything. You guys are family (except Galen)...who I'd keep in the trunk. Thanks again. Steve
  11. I knew obviously their would be talk but it's sad to see some people being more immature than the kids that played with these marbles. I know how disappointing it is getting a item and it now being as advertised but it's done. I'm not canceling any auctions. I said if anybody is not totally satisfied with their purchase I would refund the money and pay shipping both ways. I truly get off giving people a chance to own a marble that they wouldn't normally afford. So many people have done this for me. I'm not on these boards anymore because of the drama but don't wish to cause anybody else drama. Over the years if I didn't like or trust a persons auctions I just didn't bid?...shouldn't it be that easy? Steve
  12. A cool guy that put on Great shows, you will be missed. Steve
  13. I just love hangin around smart people. Seriously I love the history. Thanks you guys, Steve
  14. Interesting how Alley was in business the same years Christensen was? Real nice pic. Steve
  15. They all sound really nice and special. Have a Merry Christmas. Steve
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