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  1. Neat stuff! I managed to find this from the 02 April 1926 Press and Sun-Bulletin (Binghamton, NY) . You can get full-sized page here for now.
  2. Here's a fun little follow-up article on Vitro Agate from The Cincinnati Enquirer Sun May 12 1968.
  3. That's priceless info, Ron. Thanks for sharing. I wish we had second chances to interview the old timers. We so often take them for granted not realizing how many answers they have to questions we failed to ask when they were still with us.
  4. I did find the only other reference from a 1940 Montgomery Advertiser (Aug 4) that asserts they are ash trays:
  5. It's from 1936. I couldn't include the whole page because the ad is literally at the bottom, but I got this fresh off of Newspapers.com
  6. Check out this Akro Agate ad from the March 4 1922 Vancouver Daily World newspaper. "...far superior to any of the Oriental lines."
  7. bumblebee

    Mostly Pix - Vitro

    Here's most of my Vitros minus cat-eyes, tiger eyes and all-reds. In my experience, the scarcest ones to find in the wild in my West-coast experience (some of which I've never found) are in no particular order: Cosmic Rainbows, Parrots, Yellow Jackets, Black-eyed Pea, Sweet Pea, Eight Fingers, Wedding Cakes.
  8. This seller had just signed up and one of their first listings was a nice hand-cut 11/16" blue agate. I paid $20 and it arrived and I'm happy. Many of the other buyers were not so lucky.
  9. bumblebee

    More oddballs

    I put em on FB too and consensus was Vitro although nobody proffered a twin.
  10. bumblebee

    More oddballs

    Steph eating popcorn always means we have something juicy.
  11. bumblebee

    More oddballs

    I picked these three 5/8"+ out of a 99% vintage antique store marble jar. Tons of clear space and then almost oxblood like red on most (but not oxblood) with a sort of ivory white. They felt "Vitro" to me like verything does these days. Really hard to photograph due to the depth. Thoughts?
  12. bumblebee

    Cryptid Vitro or?

    Thanks, Ron. I definitely see the color resemblance although yours appear veneered, yes? Do you see any Akro potential at all?
  13. bumblebee

    Cryptid Vitro or?

    I just glanced at an Akro Popeye Patch and it sure looked a lot like this guy in terms of construction .
  14. bumblebee

    Cryptid Vitro or?

    Didn't consider that. It is dead mint and came from the "wild" as far as I know, but that doesn't eliminate Akro. It does remind me of another anemic tri-lite that I have but this one is definitely on a different color spectrum.