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  1. It is oxblood, yes. It's called an Eggyolk Oxblood. It's in the Moss Agate family, not Popeye.
  2. One of the subjects which brings it up is that Masters can have lashes -- and when people realize that it tends to grow their Master collections. But I thought it would be fun to see how far we could extend the examples -- to Master and beyond.
  3. In the first row, the middle one -- brown -- is a bennington. The one on the right with light blue splotches and other faint colors is probably also a bennington. It would be called a "fancy bennington". The rest are not benningtons. The ball-bearing variety of steelie has a certain charm but pretty much no value. For most collectors the important thing to do with steelies is to make sure they aren't touch marbles they could damage. Probably futile to try to clean it.
  4. How nice. Clearies have such charming simplicity and the little bags are sharp. (and the other mibs are nice too )
  5. Nothing jumps out at me, but they're comfortably vintage. And you have a bumblebee. ❤️ The big blue ball is intriguing.
  6. I'll say it's possible, in the same hopeful but not confident way as before. It could be hard to get a solid ID.
  7. The red and yellow is a Vacor machine-made marble. Style name: Red Devil. This page is helpful with Vacors. https://www.billes-en-tete.com/liste_billes.php I think the other two are contemporary handmades but I wouldn't be able to say who. There are many individuals who have made marbles on a small scale. There are Asian companies whose names we don't know who have mass-produced handmades. Vacor de Mexico had a handmade line called the Atmosphere. There was also a company in England which sold handmades which might have been made there in England -- I can't recall the name or if the marbles were made on site. Vacor Atmospheres have been popular among collectors but I'm not sure how easy it would be to confirm you had one without the packaging. That said, the second marble looks to me like it could be an Atmosphere. Here is a 12-year-old thread with some pictures of Atmospheres: https://marbleconnection.com/topic/6433-show-your-atmospheres/
  8. If the green is an inch and a half (in diameter?), then I am probably wrong about it being Vitro. One inch or below could be Vitro. Over one inch is an indication of Vacor. Also, yes, the texture on the white one and yellow one is a big clue.
  9. And now I have just checked in on your newest thread and I see you are already giving sizes. Good job.
  10. That was a little ID encouragement for your trouble! One more thought about your next thread. It's helpful to tell sizes especially on machine-mades (such as the three I just singled out). For contemporaries (the modern handmades), if there is any signature on the marble (possibly initials), that's good to include.
  11. Naw, no need to delete. Just start a new thread with a few and we'll go from there. By the way, this is one which might be a Vitro cat's eye in a style which could have been made anywhere between 1960 and 1990. Whereas, these two similar looking marbles would likely be Vacor de Mexico from the 1990's to the present.
  12. This is a more helpful layout of the marbles I saw in the other thread. But even more marbles in this one. (We were posting at the same time, so I know you hadn't yet seen my post in the other thread.)
  13. Hi. Welcome. That's a lot of pictures to digest for one post (or one thread). I wasn't able to count how many marbles it was -- maybe it wasn't a lot -- but not being able to keep straight how many problems we're looking at is one of the problems which can arise if there's a lot going on in the first post. I see many contemporary handmade marbles. And a few machine-made marbles. I think I see one Vitro cat's eye. And then maybe a couple made by Vacor de Mexico. So, again, welcome. But maybe give us a new thread, with maybe four marbles in it? And then you can post other threads at the same time also with a few marbles apiece. Thanks!
  14. I don't know how I missed this. It seemed I was seeing her around, but apparently not. At the beginning of December we lost Winnie Goddijn, our friend from Amsterdam. She was in her 80's at least, maybe 90, but what a lively spirited person, and what a great help to many in marbledom.
  15. I'm not sure where the marbles are right now to check for eyelashes. I really gotta get my marbles better organized.
  16. Also, Alox jobbered cat's eyes so it wouldn't be surprising for a cat to get mixed in with the swirls.
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