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  1. I love cats. I have a few hundred all different. The "shy away" comes from the age. They first started to appear in the 1960s. If I'm eBay surfing or antique store hunting for older marbles, I won't pay as much or may pass on a lot heavy on vaned cats. There probably won't be many oldies in the lot. On the other hand, you can sometimes get a gre at bargain if the pictures of the lot show lots of cats. Here is one of my favorites with a big trapped air bubble.
  2. I love the tiny marbles! I bought some off eBay from a craftsperson about 12-15 years ago. These are about 2-3mm.
  3. I can't read it, but the red would be the signature and the black would probably be a saying or motto. Wonderful piece!
  4. A couple months ago I found a big jar of mostly Peltier baseballs at another sale (about 20 pounds). Here are the highlights of that mountain of marbles.
  5. Hi gang! I was minding my own business shopping at a tag sale and a box of old marbles called to me from the toy room. About 500 pre cats eye marbles for $10 (with Benningtons and clays). Here are the highlights, including a lovely burnt Christmas tree (with flash and without flash). Anyone else find marbles in the wild recently?
  6. Pretty sure this little fellow is a Vitro (other opinions welcome). It was in a mixed 1950s/1960s lot with a bunch of Vitro Tiger Eyes. Transparent core with an off white overcoat and stripes of white, blue, green, lavender, yellow, dark red and blended orange.
  7. On these yellow and green cats the vanes glow in UV light and the base glass glows on these orange cats.
  8. Thank you all! CAC it is.
  9. This flamey fellow was in a box of rocks in my neighbor's garage. I first thought Alley, now I'm not sure.
  10. Thank you for showing the picture! Steph, here's the marble backlit, than darkened to show structure. Could be Master. https://goo.gl/photos/JQrui8E7VnKQdkMK8
  11. They are machine made. With a bright backlight you can see nice straight seams. They do not have a glow. Can you make the image show? I had no luck with the two image codes I know.
  12. Found at a yard sale today. $6 https://goo.gl/photos/W5q5QwoHZYYVAgT27
  13. hrjane


    The Google service is new to me. I think the link will work now. I don't think it was "shared" before.
  14. hrjane


    I got mine Monday. I made no special requests. All my frit/cyclones are colorless base. The mix was about 50/50. I was hoping for enough tornado/cyclones to fill a solitaire board and I got just enough. Many of the handgathereds were "muddy" toned, but, I got enough cool ones to make me happy. Trying again in album form. Three types of frit, My favorite 9s, and The rest: https://goo.gl/photos/ArFHvzFNnTjEKTDe7
  15. Also, found a cool oxblood paperweight for $2.50.
  16. I found a few goodies in a small jar of marbles in a second hand shop recently. Mostly Akro, and a cool first off cane handmade.
  17. The dog itself is a common "toy" given to children in the 1930s-1940s. The added color striping is rare. I've only had one of hundreds with added stripes (a tiger). That may well have been added by an Akro employee. The usual coloring was just a splotch or two of glass.
  18. missing two marbles. Not in picture: a wood top to spin in the middle. I think you get points for the marbles you displace.
  19. Cats eyes - the orange have glowing base glass and the other two have glowing vanes. Master Marble - banana cat type : yellow turns orange in blacklight.
  20. Vitros and a modern oriental.
  21. First one I've ever seen, 5/8" with the moonie orange glow when backlit and brite green fluorescent. Anybody else have one? Found it in a fun little mixed lot off eBay. Lots of common corks, lovely swirls, couple slags, 1940s-1960s mix. Here are a few highlights and the fluor/moonie (plain one in picture): The plain green cork at the top is on a pale blue base (doesn't show well on my dark blue background).
  22. And, of course, the water filter balls (IE Atlanta Olympics/Tennessee dredge).
  23. Just a guess, since brandy is clear, brandies are probably handmade clearies (that's also my guess based on the prices listed). Klondike = gold, so they are probably a lutz or mica (price is higher, so, I lean towards a lutz of some type).
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