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  1. Royal3

    Rollem Boys Micky Marble Game.

    Hansel, you find the most unique items! I think Craig is right, it was likely a prototype.
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    Cloudy Sparklers or Cloudy Sunbursts?

    Those are steals for <$10!
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    Cryptid Vitro or?

    It looks like a really unusual Helmet to me (I love that shade of blue,) but Ron did Vitro glass ever get that seedy? Of course that could be one reason why it was so unusual.
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    It SAYS marble on it ....

    Great old repurposed safety match holder - every backpacker/camper probably had one of these. I just wish I’d kept mine!
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    Sound off!

    Still kicking
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    Marbleous Pictures

    Thanks ”Ronernesto” 😉 - I appreciate it! Really nice one.
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    Glad to see you, Ernesto!
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    I.D. Req. Vitro oddity. Tweener?

    Really interesting marbles; they do appear to be a different Vitro in construction, don’t they?
  9. That’s the definition of a bad day for any marble fan.😩
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    Marbleous Pictures

    I’ll say! Fabulous shot. Ron, is that last one a furnace swirl?
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    Board Update

    Thanks to Lou and Steph for all of their efforts, and thanks to Jason for stepping up!
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    C'mon peeps!

    Sorry, Steph - it was a thumbs up - I’m not sure why it squared out. Coulda been the browser I was using. Anyway, yes, it was good, and thank you, back at ya!
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    Ok, glossary anyplace?

    There are more scams than I care to think about. How do these people sleep at night?
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    Art glass bag o marbles

    Really well done. Never heard of the artist before (I cheated and looked it up - Mike Wallace.) Thanks for the post Vance!
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    Contemp Artist Signature

    Not a clue, John, sorry. Have you tried Ron’s site? It’s tedious to work through, but you might get lucky. They’re both classically constructed marbles, so maybe they’ve been around. https://www.glasmurmeln.com/HOT--ar--ar--ar--Identification-guide-for-contemporary-glass-artists.htm
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    Random thoughts about marbles

    I loved your thoughts about marbles disco, that’s why I called them romantic. That’s what I was trying to express! Ouch, Steph...
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    Random thoughts about marbles

    Much more...romantic. The machine creation process is so torturous - unbearably hot, unbelievable noisy, sometimes chaotic, dirty, filthy - did I say hot and noisy? - but at last these bright orange glowing orbs come rolling along those augers, then finally clamoring down chutes to begin revealing their beauty in the buckets at your feet. Then, at last, it’s the silence of the mibs.
  18. Interesting question Dave. Occasionally some of those tiny filaments in Akros are UV reactive too - not sure about Pelts, not my thing - so I always wondered if they were some kind of precipitate from the batch, intentional or serendipitous.
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    Vacor Stardust?

    You are correct, Vacor Stardust, and they do come in various colors. Here’s a good link for Vacor ID, in English: https://www.billes-en-tete.com/liste_billes.php?lang=en
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    Bet I have a stumper...

    I’m glad I introduced you to it Vance! I don’t have a great pic of their logo, but here’s a b&w version:
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    Bet I have a stumper...

    Sorry Vance, my weak attempt at humor obviously missed the mark. “Caw, caw, caw” was a reference to the Akro slogan “Shoot straight as A Kro flies.”
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    No pretending...

    I’d agree.
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    Hawks beak seam...

    Best? Master maybe. Seems like they were pretty consistent. Better maintenance?
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    Bet I have a stumper...

    Caw caw caw...I think Steph is right as usual.