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david Chamberlain

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  1. Very possibly the Christian evangelical aspect of the transaction cancels out anything of a nefarious nature* but make of it what you will as I'm sure you will. David *Curiously it hadn't entered my mind. Pete mentioned this among some other projects he's involved in lately in rather a lengthy email exchange recently more regarding providing kids with killer shooter marbles having aventurine to the max.
  2. Got me. I know that if you get the catalog you do get the Prices Realized sheet when it is printed. I could send you a copy. David
  3. I would expect my copy of Prices Realized any day now in the mail. I'm not sure but I would imagine that it is necessary to have somewhat full determinations regarding bids honored, etc. before putting out the final Prices Realized information. David
  4. I wonder what denomination the marbles are! Probably ecumenical. David
  5. Well, I'm hardly a pacifist and as Sherman thought "As Atlanta goes so goes the......" but the skirmish suggested in the thread herein seems to lack any visible coordination other than pithy half statements. I don't see any real commitment and you could never accuse Sherman of lack of commitment and there was nothing halfway about his actions. David
  6. This one probably requires prayerful consideration (Christiansen! Jesus!). I don't think I've ever seen a more pathetic marble offering. David
  7. It's a shame you can't see the darn things. Blurry pictures. David
  8. I would prefer it be known that I am no where near Atlanta and for the foreseeable future intend to stay clear 'till whatever is presently brewing comes to some sort of fruition. David
  9. Is this some foreign policy statement on Memorial Day? David
  10. Hey I knew that! But Stacy, was that back to front or front to back? And Chuck, what's this shuck 'n' jive about some more; seems to me the question posed was "Where is THE Akro Flinty" and "Where is THE pelt tri colored swirl?" You changing oars in mid stream? David P.S. And left to right.....right?
  11. You know how on the rare occasion you'll break open a fresh egg and it will be slightly bloody, well the left side of this marble exhibits that. I think it was a fertilized marble! Anyway, that red sheen on the side definitely gives it a sunshine appearance so I can see why this fellow especially likes the marble even if it turns out to just be a game marble. I have some chinese checker marbles in the box that have a row of marbles that are absolutely outrageous....it can happen when all they're aiming for is a simple, one color marble distinguished from the other colors. David
  12. Of course, you don't have to send me a piece of that sweet little sparkly chunk. Heck, you've been generous twice as much as necessary. And you ain't a woofin' about the abundance of Vitrolite at all those dig sites! To think I got excited in March of 2003 when Mike Johnson sent me a couple pcs. of Vitrolite and Wissmach Glass. David
  13. Of note: Pete at LOM has had marbles inscribed with the Golden Rule and ordered from China. David
  14. Is this a marble contract hit? David
  15. But it doesn't justify out-and-out fraud. Galen is right on! David
  16. So nice to see this and how 'bout that Salesmen's Sample Case.....Wow! Mike Johnson provided a portion of L.E. Alley III's information but this is 'the rest of the story' including more photographs. Great! David
  17. Hey Ron, I've got one of them marbles! Now all you need to do is break off teeny-tiny pcs. of that cullet and sell them like they was relics. Elvis's hair, splinters from the Cross, brass seat-back numbers from Jerry's last concert and now Alley aventurine/lutz cullet. I sorta see it as the Holy Grail of Alley Agate Co. David P.S. YOU'VE GOT MY ADDRESS!
  18. The line about having to pay her daughter's hospital bills is to set you up ahead of time so that you don't feel so bad when you wind up getting reamed. Now this guy Mike in West Virginia....if only eBay had tagged/flagged him straight out-of-the-shoot but I guess he just did some hit or misses and then hammered it home in October 2010 and then lit out for parts unknown. The incredible thing that Mike was doing as Steve states is that he didn't even have the marbles; he was copping marble photographs from websites. As for a "Lot of marbles on eBay" well sure, they're rather nice but if you're wishing that they could be properly identified then you're dreaming because its a free market place (Other than the fees!) and that means that anyone and everyone can pile on the bandwagon of major misidentification. I suspect that the preponderance of the Jabo sales are just flat out ignorance about the marbles rather than fraud. David
  19. It does somewhat horrify me considering the degree of false information going into the heads of a multitude of potentially new collectors and perpetrated by blissfully ignorant sellers, fraudulently or otherwise. At times it's a curse knowing marbles as some of us do. David
  20. Unfortunately because of the nature of the market right now a CAC that looks like an Alley would have its value diminished while an Alley that looks like a CAC would have its value enhanced. This is without getting into a value argument or a collector favorites argument. I think it just stands to reason. Whatcha think? David
  21. There's two or three in that last picture that look like they could have come out of the very first Joker I Run 5-18-2008. David
  22. I'll chime in on #2 as CAC as well. See pgs. 95. 102 and 105 at least in "Collecting Early Machine-Made Marbles(M.F. C. and C.A.C.) ROBERT BLOCK (2003) David
  23. BigJohn, I figured from the get-go that whatever credentials I had were going to be obliterated by jumping into this thread but I went ahead and did it anyway. Come on, get your fair share of humiliation. David
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