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  1. Fun vintage commercials. https://repository.duke.edu/dc/adviews/dmbb00511 https://repository.duke.edu/dc/adviews/dmbb02014
  2. I have been working on updating Alan's website and bringing into the 21st century. So the old link will bring you to the new website for a few more weeks, but the new and permanent website address is: https://www.marblealans.com or https://buymarbles.com/marblealanhome.html The site has a few hundred new images, some updated descriptions and company information. Changes and updates are ongoing but are easier to make for me now so updates will be more frequent. Let me know if you run into any issues. Thanks, Craig
  3. On these large lots I would offer no refunds. They may be taking one or two valuable marbles out and sending it back for refund. This happens unfortunately.
  4. Looks like a flake. I have had a number of CAC slag 100 count boxes, and many of the slags had these little 'flakes' that would be laying in the bottom of the boxes from the marbles moving around and bumping each other. Very common on the slags.
  5. Thanks everyone. Royal thanks for the kind offer but no assistance is required, I'm happy to host it!
  6. Didn't know Mike but condolences to family and friends. We are losing to many of our marble friends.
  7. I have been hosting Alan's site since 2012 with permission from his family. It is not going away! I have recently made some website updates and the link to his site has moved. So many enjoy using it so here are the new locations: The easiest way to find it is go to the Marble ID page and click the link to Alan's page: http://buymarbles.com/marble-id.html or this direct link: https://old.buymarbles.com.buymarbles.com/marblealan/home.html I'm working on making it easier to navigate and trying to update it a bit. But that will take awhile. For now, use either of the above links. Craig PS. If you get a dangerous site warning or bad certificate it is safe to enter. Browsers just don't like the strange link.
  8. Thanks everyone. Roy, I found this one in Amana, Iowa. No problem, thanks for the info.
  9. A really cool counter display for Red Goose Shoes. Just thought I would share. I have had it a really long time and don't think I ever took a picture of it. It sits tucked away in a plastic container. Wish I had the room to display it, it's pretty large. Someday hopefully.
  10. Yes! Every one. Great group!
  11. A cool letter from American Toy Marble Co. dated February 1899. From A.L. Dyke general manager. This letter is really unique in that it is marketing marbles for girls. The letter reads: Feb. 2, /99 Dear Sir:- We are writing you in reference to our new penny marble, in fancy colors, and of which we are sending you a sample via this email. This marble is bought largely by little girls to bounce on the walk. We call this marble our #7 Fancy colored bowler, packed in bags of fifty at $4.00 per M. A barrel will hold 60 bags. Would be pleased to have you give them a trial, Respectfully, American Marble & Toy Thought someone might enjoy seeing this.
  12. Though I usually don't agree with Johns rambling and farfetched theories, I have to agree with him this time. LOL...
  13. An original train ticket to have lunch at Valley Forge. 1925 Marble Tournament. (front and back)
  14. Somewhere I have a newsletter from an American Japanese internment camp from WWII that has news about a marble tournament held in the camp. Gotta track that down.
  15. Wow cool box. Looks like a homemade game. I wonder if it was a prototype? I;ll bet there is a Lucky Boy label under the red box top cover. Great find!
  16. Nice Chuck. Those are huge! Funny how patch marbles as rare as these are to find kinda of get overlooked in the collecting world.
  17. Spent many an hour talking to Art. Great guy, learned a lot from him. Boy did he help a lot of people out making inserts for our Akro tins? I owned a few of his 'custom' boxes as well. Always the life of the party. Miss him.
  18. Notice the boy in the negative below is not the same as the final cardboard cutout. The rest of it is the same. Maybe some test cutouts before the final product. What ever happened to these?
  19. I have searched all of my paper archives and can't find anything other than the postcard of the soldier shooting marbles. That is a tough time period. Lot's of period pictures of children, but anything related to soldiers is a tough find.
  20. This was the best box of them I've ever found. Oxblood and aventurine.
  21. These are hard to find. Only found a handful in many years. The Ajax are 1", Bonux are 5/8". There are amazing European cats especially with oxblood. Edit: Sorry didn't see the post by Al.
  22. Here is the cardboard cutout made from the two pieces in the negative. See the cuts in the back piece where the boxes of marbles would slide into? Would love to know the history of this negative? He said he found it with a camera? Really cool.
  23. Awesome find. I have this original photo from 1929.
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