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About OCSFA86

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  • Birthday 01/31/1960

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    Contemporary and Machine Made Marbles, Gardening and Stamp Collecting

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  1. SWEET!! Looks like you're driving through Redwood National Park off US 199.
  2. Folks: A CAC and a Peltier gone mad, lol.
  3. Folks: Four of my favorite easily identifiable exotics. I would love to have a signed box set! Bill
  4. Folks: Are their any active polisher's and/or marble restorer's? Haven't addressed this in years and was interested to know if this area has developed into a thriving business or not. I am most interested in hand made's, I have never taken an interest in polished machine made marbles. Thanks, Bill
  5. Wow!!! It belongs in a custom acrylic display box!
  6. Join the crowd, atohtej, you could spend a life time scratching your head trying to figure them all out. I am relatively lazy when it comes to mystery swirls and just group them all together as West Virginian made, lol.
  7. Yes, MK and a damn sweet one at that!!
  8. OCSFA86

    Rare Flyer

    I'll bet the working conditions were miserable! Wonder how hot it was with the limited amount of ventilation they had?
  9. Done. In the best of all world the sellers will see this and realize that the best approach moving forward would be to list these as contemporaries. I have to admit that there Guinea style marbles appear to be older as I can see no comparison with the glass used to produce the untold number of swirls hitting Ebay and the Guinea's. Is there a simple method to test the age of glass?
  10. Folks: I think it's time to have some fun and see if it has any impact. Here is the draft of the listing: -------------- @[email protected] 5 CONTEMPORARY BULGARIAN HAND MADE USING RE-CYCLED GLASS MARBLES LOT 1000: 5 EA CONTEMPORARY BULGARIAN HAND MADE USING RE-CYCLED GLASS MARBLES, SINGLE PONTIL, SLIGHTLY UNDER 1", HAS SOME SURFACE CREASES, EXAMPLES ARE APPROXIMATELY 1/64" OUT OF ROUND OTHERWISE MINT. THE UNKNOWN MAKERS ARE DOING QUITE A JOB AT PRODUCING A VARIED GROUP OF MARBLES NEVER SEEN BEFORE. THE NINES ARE REMINISCENT OF MARBLES MADE YEARS AGO. IT APPEARS THAT THESE MARBLES ARE MADE FROM RE-CYCL
  11. Welcome to the wild and crazy world that is marble collecting!
  12. Folks: Check out some of his listings for the clearer examples. You can see the reflection of what appears to be an out door work shop, lol. http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-HAND-MADE-MARBLE-63-64-GROUND-PONTIL-/221716238797?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item339f5151cd
  13. He has been at it since Aug of 2013 and would bet has racked up a bunch of Ebay and Paypal fees which they gladly except and as long as the cash is coming in Ebay will turn a blind eye. What really pisses me off is the re-sellers in the states that intentionally deceive bidders knowing full well that when they purchased the marbles they weren't vintage. Rant over, lol.
  14. Folks: I missed more than I thought since I have been gone and these are one of them. As several other member have done I bought 8 of these to study. What a waste of money, fortunate for me the prices for these modern marbles is falling as more collector steer away from them but I believe it is the new collector whom are most at risk and am asking Steph to being the topic back up. I am going to re-list them as contemporary marbles and go into extreme detail, lol. Vintage my ass, lol. Bill
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