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  1. One of the exotics that needed special attention
  2. Hey Rooster, I recognize that last one. I'm the guy who IDed it for you Here are a few exotics
  3. The Heaton Red Baron. This one is one of the first named types but like the Razzle Dazzle, it is very rare. At the time I took the photo of the group of 3, these were the only 3 known to us. I found one during my first Heaton Dig a couple years back and it was the only one known until I found 2 more in September 2020. Maybe more will turn up in time. They are very white base, whiter than the usual Heaton and more on par with CAC or Ravenswood whites. The red is ruby red transparent. The black looks black except in places if you can find where it thins enough, you can tell it's very very dark b
  4. The Heaton Razzle Dazzle. Ron named this one, these were only found in a small spot, only a few known. I haven't found one in my buckets yet unfortunately. Loads of AV and a UV reactive base. Top shelf marble from Heaton. These are Ron's marbles, I took the photos at his house back in September. And here is some of the AV Vitrolite used to make these marbles:
  5. I think the first one is an old Alley. In this color combo, they aren't very busy pattern-wise. The other two are JABO IMO.
  6. One of the easiest ways to me is to put it under a long fluorescent light like a shop light and roll it around. The reflection of the light will bend and wiggle as it rolls and the surface irregularities change the reflection. Even the nicest wet mint machine mades don't have perfect surfaces that will reflect without distortion. A polished marble will not change reflection as it rolls around.
  7. You can see tons of my Heaton photos in the forum "Steph's study hall" under the Heaton Agate thread.
  8. At first the sweet potato name got applied to a marble with this base and white ribbon, but then some had other colors with the white and then some had no white but had other colors. Since Ron and I and Stephen talked, it sounds like the agreed position of these is that they are all Sweet Potatoes, similar to how the different color tan based Ravenswoods are all Ravens, and then they are further categorized by color (Green Sweet Potato, blue, and so-on). That works for me. Like Stephen pointed out on the phone today, they are a lot like the Ravenswood Ravens line, some being almost mistakable
  9. Not many Heatons were named before the digs, or at least not with names that the community accepted and recognized. Similarly to the Pennsboro Alley digs, several got named along in that time too. Tater bugs, blue skies, the blush line, sweet baby greys, and others from the Pennsboro dig years. We pulled out some Heaton marbles that we felt needed names because they stood out and named them. There are several other great marbles that haven't been named but here's what we looked for... variety (a good array of examples of color and pattern), good color, better glass, general eye appeal, and bei
  10. Those are the two companies I was pondering on as well. I'm with Alley, these are the types often found in the big dime and big nickel boxes.
  11. About as MK looking as a Pelt can get I think, with 4 ribbons, 2 of them trying to mock a patch on the ends and a wavy seam less like MK. It definitely has the look of MK but I agree with Pelt too.
  12. I'm with I'llhavethat1... no popeyes and no pontils. Here is a picture of a pontil on a German Mica:
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