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  1. Not about patches ..... Good to have marble books to browse, but as far as studying the ID-ing of patches in any systematic way, no.
  2. I'm going with Vitros on the right. Just wondering what their collectors' names might be. I think "Bullseye" on the middle one and bottom one. I sorta wanted the top to be a Superior but not seeing the right pattern. Could be a Tri-Lite though.
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    Help ID 38

    Oh, the one on the top right might be modern Marble King. The rest are Vacor. Top left made me take a second look, but pretty sure Vacor.
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    Help ID 38

    Vacor https://www.billes-en-tete.com/liste_billes.php
  5. Not familiar with. Surely look Akro in structure, but I do not know them.
  6. The 4th edition of Baumanns' Collecting Antique Marbles included new chapters on carpet bowls. That's why the edition was recommended to me when it came out and I got it right away. I should study it more! I wrote to the author of the carpet bowl sections, Roger Matile, and he gave me some info to share, all his words from here: Full sets of ceramic carpet bowls varied a bit, but in general they included four to six pairs of matched bowls and a white jack that might or might not have a logo on it. Logos were generally those of the companies selling the sets, not necessarily the logos of the potteries that manufactured the bowls themselves. I'm attaching a photo of my own full set for comparison to the one on your web site, which appears to be half a full set of bowls that has seen fairly extensive use. Interestingly enough, the bowl patterns provided by your reader are a close match to the ones in my full set, which came from the auction of the contents of a Canadian fishing lodge. Sets were generally divided equally between pairs of sponge-printed and lined bowls. The bowls your reader shows are crosslined and crown patterned. For a full rundown on carpet bowls, including the game itself and bowling carpets, see the four chapters I wrote for the fourth edition of my friend Paul Baumann's "Collecting Antique Marbles," published in 2004. Here's a link to it on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0056JSKWA/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1
  7. I expect sharper, more opaque colors on CAC so I'll vote Alley.
  8. I know I've heard of it. Love the packaging from that era.
  9. Hi! Welcome. "Modern" marbles are getting older and older all the time, eh? If you buy what you like now then in 30 years you might have some which are hard to replace.
  10. Steph

    Help ID 34

    The two in back look foreign. The ones in front have relatively well defined vanes which so-called bananas CAN have, but it makes it harder to identify them as bananas. Master is the second American company after Peltier which is a candidate for bananas. Not sure about bubbles, wondering if that might point more to Master than Pelt, but I don't know.
  11. I see your dilemma! Could be the kind of Pelt that some people like a Miller Swirl.
  12. I have one like that in my dug Champion box.
  13. If that were big, I"d say easy Jabo. But at that size, with that much swirl to it, I do not know.
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    It does look like a pontil. Maybe a completely handmade marble. Maybe even German. Looking forward to what @I'llhavethat1 thinks.
  15. Wait ... single seam? That _might_ leave CAC in the mix.
  16. Oooh, that brown on amber is a nice effect.
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    yeah, I'd like to see some more detail there
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