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  1. http://www.auctionzip.com/cgi-bin/auctionview.cgi?lid=1884964&kwd=marbles&zip=44663&category=0
  2. http://www.auctionzip.com/cgi-bin/auctionview.cgi?lid=1701084&kwd=&zip=44663&category=0
  3. Buckeye Marble Collectors Club WINTERFEST!!! Saturday Feb. 9th, 2013 10:00 to 3:00 Canton, Ohio Holiday Inn #330-494-2770 for room reservations In-room trading will begin as early as tuesday Feb. 5th FREE Shuttle to and from Akron Canton Airport (CAK) Free shuttle to and from local restaurants and shopping. For more info contact Steve Smith [email protected]
  4. http://www.auctionzip.com/cgi-bin/auctionview.cgi?lid=1595142&kwd=marbles&zip=44663&category=0
  5. Contract is signed, date is Saturday Feb. 9th
  6. I'm sorry, it's spelled Houzex, with a "Z"
  7. It is Housex, I think they were in Pennsylvania, they also made ashtrays, and lamps, if you search the word Housex on ebay, you'll find items made with the same color glass.
  8. Al - Whoever takes over the show would have to keep track of which rooms they asked for donations and which rooms weren't open etc. Don't think it's feasible. Greg - Alot of people walk in off the street for show day- Especially in February- it's FREE entry. Some of them are not comfortable walking into someones hotel room. Not all marbles make it past the Hotel entrance. i can't be out there watching and be in the banquet room at the same time. And what is the difference whether I'm buying my marbles as an auction business, an individual, or a show organizer? Mon- At one point when the shows were busier we did advertise in 4 newspapers. A 2 inch by 2 inch display ad is around $450. We try to keep the table rent at $35. If we rent 13 tables, we'll break even on one ad. Once at New Philly I got my ass chewed out while collecting table fees (by a guy from PA named Dave) I don't need that crap! Without any funds coming in, we cannot have a show. And I can no longer pay for this stuff out of my own pocket, so that everyone else can have a good time! So, You've attended approx. 10 shows without having to contribute anything? Good for you. Congrats! Vern - I was the one that wanted bulk marbles, I sell them to the general public for $5 a jar, not $35, that would be dishonest. Everyone- All I am saying is , I've had enough, I've done it long enough. Shows are going to be a thing of the past and the social aspect will be gone, thanks to ebay, the economy, and few new collectors. I remember the days when the hallways were packed, rooms were full of people and money and marbles were exchanging hands til 2 a.m. Seems every show gets slower and slower, I think a new excited show promoter would be a good thing.
  9. For the record, when I used the term "tightass" it was in the singular and is how I feel about "that" certain individual, it was not meant toward everybody who did not rent a table! And i'm trying to come up with a response to some of you, but am having trouble keeping it brief.
  10. OK, I quit, show cancelled! What a bunch of assholes!
  11. didn't have a camera to take pics. I wish someone else would step up and take over the show, I'm really getting burned out from doing everything myself and have lost the motivation to promote it like it should be. As soon as I pulled into the parking lot on tuesday I was approached by someone who was highly upset because he arrived at 10:30 a.m. and his room wasn't going to be ready until 2:00 so I had to go talk to management and put a rush on cleaning his room. He sold all week long and I never saw him out of his room, yet on Saturday he didn't rent a table to support the show, tightass! This stuff goes on all week, I can't count the times I had to go to the front desk because someone wasn't happy with their room location, isn't much I can do about it but show fake concern. There are quite a few people now who take advantage of the expensive advertising and sell during room trading but don't kick anything back by renting a table. So, if anyone is interested, just contact me, the Feb. show is scheduled for Feb. 9th, It doesn't pay anything, but you'll get a few "thank yous"
  12. I will be looking to buy bulk marbles, any kind, new or old, damaged, 2nds, whatever.
  13. 41 rooms so far, 8 rooms as early as Tuesday, 41 by Friday night.
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