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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
  15. Black lights are great tools, rather inexpensive and a fun way to view marbles. Would bet this one light up like the sun.
  16. Look like a re-melt in MHO. Regardless it wouldn't end up in my collection, lol.
  17. Here is UV shot, 4 of the 5 Popeyes don't or barely re-act to UV with the exception of the one we are discussing which lights up like a light bulb. I placed a Vaseline and a Carnelian beside it for comparison.
  18. WOW!! Top left corner is a match (mine lacks the volume of white), thanks. Beautiful group!!!!
  19. Again, leaning heavily on my fading memory, lol, I believe he total me at the time it was Akro, maybe he'll drop by and help clarify this.
  20. Not sure what that means but if it's UV reactive, the answer is yes like a light pole, lol. I have never had one quite like this before. Normally the yellow bends into an orange tint (love the effect) but this is something different, color in hand is spot on but my knowledge of Popeye"s is sorely waning.
  21. Folks: Does this qualify as a "egg yoke"? Has a single cluster of hits but sure is a unusual color, for me at least. Thanks, Bill
  22. Damn Steph!!!! I expected it to last longer but then again it's the "old timers" to the rescue, lol. Looks like I need to dig deeper. We should play stump the "old timers", lol.
  23. Um.....how best to address "old timers", lol. Never really considered age as a factor, at 59 and collecting for over 20 years I still am humbled by the younger (old timers), more knowledgeable collectors willing to share information and then there are the "old timers", those of you who have forgotten more information than I could ever possible learn but are still willing to put up with all of us who repeatedly question the same old question: WHAT THE HELL IS THIS? Here is a hint, this was given to me by Leroy (not even sure he remembers schooling me on polished hand made's at the time, a tr
  24. Folks: Thanks, I knew that if I waited long enough the old timers would come to my rescue, thing never change, as always thanks!! Bill
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