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  1. I have one that I would guarantee 95% was a Spotted Dick that is 1 3/16" Alas it has no spots so it is just a white ball How big is yours? You can email me your pic and I will post it for you since all seems to work for me. The biggest ones I have with spots are dead on 1"
  2. This one came in with the green and yellow one and the blue and yellow one. Very thinly veneered though. Has anyone else seen this blue on anything besides a Canadian transitional? Can't take pics of my Canadian stuff since I am in the U.K still.
  3. Mushroom marbles can be found in the U.K as well. Very uncommon though as the group shown is all I have ever found + 9 not pictured doubles. I would never have known what the purple and yellow one that is all messed up was, but lucky it was in the same little group as the other one. Are they related to the Canadian Transitionals??? Can't say yes or no. They do however share a very close colour pallet.
  4. Hey Hansel. Well those are cool as hell and look pretty close construction wise. However there looks to be a difference in materials? and glaze? are yours glazed? This one has never seen any glaze. Looking into a divot beside the brown spot real close looks to be the same material as used to make the brown Spotted Dicks. Quite grainy and coarse. The white is a little less coarse. Pretty sure you have 50xed one of yours so you feel what I am trying to get across. Yours look to be real fine grit? and for lack of a better term purposeful and made with intent. Mine strikes me as something that might have come off the bottom of the bucket and someone made it round? Guess mentioning the size might help as well it is at the biggest 31/32" to a hair under that generally. Pretty weird marble.
  5. Purchased a group of all non glass marbles. There were Spotted Dicks, stone, clay and other non glass in the grouping. All were as dirty as a marbles could get and I almost tossed this one in the junker bottle. However there was a bit of a pattern showing so I got out the good old Mr Clean Magic Eraser and went diligently about cleaning this one up. Glad I did, but what the heck is it? I'm calling it my Bird Marble for now. You can all see the bird head right? Maybe two birds if you count the white spot that looks like a demented turkey in the sixth pic.
  6. New find. Not German but still pretty cool. Just over 7/8"
  7. Thank you. That's what I was trying to get across to those who looked at it. I was outvoted 5 to 1 though. They only see pink? I will say that in a brighter light it really can be said it does look pink. The contrast off the darker lavender ribbon can also throw you off as well. Still one nice old marble.
  8. orbboy

    I.d.req.

    Pretty hard to find. I have a couple more someplace? Come in varying degrees of fuzziness. Should have a mild milk glass fire to them.
  9. orbboy

    I.d.req.

    Might want to put the fuzzy white one in with your German Sparklers.
  10. Here is an early type transitional with purple and green. Not really a standard run marble but I had the pic on file.
  11. For sure there are way more purple and green colored marbles over here. I'll see what I can dig up. Here is the biggest Sparkler I have. The rest in the group are 1 1/8" or a bit under. Not sure how small they go 5/8"ish I guess. I'll look.
  12. Moldy Marbles. On the harder to find scale. I'll Check my Sparklers. Just over 1 1/8" I think is the biggest if I remember right.
  13. One old one mixed with Crease Pontil Transitional. Can you spot it.
  14. I like the ones with the "S" shape more than the 9's
  15. Sorry not for sale at the moment. Though the Blue Lat and the Banded Mica were pried from my fingers by a marble buddy who came over with cash. I did have time to photograph it before it left.
  16. Another. The Condition on all of them is top notch.
  17. No board with the group. I have period appropriate boards they can go on for now. I will get pics when I get some time.
  18. Nothing Bulgarian in there at all. I'll mail you the bag if you want it Steph.
  19. Looking at your pics of the pontil I would have to think it is faceted. Look really close with a loop and you might be able to see near imperceptible little angles on the smoothed part. Hard to see them in the pic but it looks like they should be there. The light reflection on the marble may shift and bend when hitting those angles as well depending on how big they are. It is a tiny marble but they should still show. As to your question of does rare mean valuable? In a nutshell no. After near 18 years selling marbles on ebay I found that a value of a marble is what people are willing to spend. It seems that eye appeal has more to do with value sometimes. I'm pretty sure that serious collectors of this type would love to own this one, and would bid. How much they would go is a ??? If listed properly on ebay with nice pics it would garner some interest for sure, but would not sell for as much as one with say oxblood and eggyolk the same size. Attached is a pic showing what a light reflection will look like on a facet. The right side one shows the full circle of the light reflection. The one on the left I shifted the angled part to make the reflection change. If that makes sense.
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