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Chad G.

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  1. Just got a new box for my old Pelts, any new boxes or packaging come your way ??
  2. Yeah mibber you're thinkin the same as I am on that one, wouldn't that be a stroke of luck ??
  3. I see what you're talking about, could be ?? might be ?? hopefully a.................maybe ?? I see Pelt in everything ??
  4. Yeah Buddy, Score !! Nice batch of Mibs !!
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    MEMORIES !

    Can't say I remember any specific food except when we got steak William. Everything else I covered with the hot sauce that was readily available on every table every meal "El Tapatio" if I remember right ?? I worked my mandatory 90 days in the mess (chow) hall, as soon as you come onboard you are required a 90 day stint. 4 meals a day, the one extra was called "midrats" (midnight rations) for guys working the midnight shift. So 5200 people times 3 meals a day = 15,600 plates a day ( + midrats). My first job was guess where ?? in the scullery (dishwashing area) of which I handled every plate in
  6. Agree with foreign made !! Yes, I agree, these look German to me also !!
  7. I'm up to Bill, worth the wait, Mmm, Mmm !! Akroliciouse Brother !! Those slags look just like rock candy, good enough to eat...... 😋
  8. Sorry I didn't specify. By name on the end of the marble I meant the name of the artist that made it.
  9. Here's a 4 panel Onionskin mica over 2" I never paid close to what they did & this mib is harder to get & in much better shape, guess I just got lucky on this one. I wouldn't want to put one half this big under my pillow mibs like this are getting pretty scarce nowadays I guess, glad I got a few bigger ones when I did !!
  10. Well she sold here's a pic of the final $$, @ 2.43 " a big one alright !!
  11. HAPPY AKRO FRIDAY !! Scored my biggest piece of Akro this week, a large footed dart planter & 3 octagonal opalescent U.V. small tea set pieces no chips or flaws under $35.oo for all 4 pieces. I have a grateful Antique dealer that I've done a few favors for & now the return. Who knows, maybe I'll get some succulents & plant them, that or a cactus since the planter has no drain. No mibs this week but some from a friend on the way.
  12. You'll be back before ya know it Gina, GOD'S speed Have a great vacation & fantastic luck on the mib trail !!
  13. Funny how dreaming about sweating and digging all day can make ya sooo happy !!
  14. You may have something there, all the Popeye and Akro talk kinda took me off on a rabbit trail, an obscure example either way !! It does look kinda like a MCR, the whispy white strands have me stumped ?? Hmm !!
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    All Vitro?

    Not to worry, everyone is doing the same thing, they just won't admit it !! Hyaah Wait are those vitro, or Akro ? ......................................................................................................... ............................................................................endless
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    All Vitro?

    Hah !! looks like more ............ ....&....repeat....threepeat....etc.......................
  17. Overlords 🤣 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can't breath I'm laughing so hard, Overlords 🤣 ....... ...... You're crackin me up !!!!!!!!! And we are their unassuming underlings 🤣 ..... good grief, I can't take it any more ..... 🤣....🤣................................. Wait !! vI think I spotted one ; Look !! there it is ......................overlords.............🤣..............!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    MEMORIES !

    Yes, Did I tell ya already ?? I was a Machinist Mate, I worked in a nuclear engine room. I got on the Enterprise (CVN - 65) in Alameda right after their refueling in Bremerton WA. around 1979 - 80. How did you Know mibber ?? I must be giving out my secrets & not remembering !! Maybe I absorbed a bit more radiation than they told me ?? Causing severe memory loss ! Maybe this is what happened to me ?? I should have checked my Dosimeter more often. WoW !! I had no idea it was decommissioned, I must be getting old !!
  19. Ah !! I see you have one also !! I have 2 marble counting partners, that is I can count on looking for marbles after they are present & I don't keep an eye on them. The leader of the deceptive duo "Tubby" And his mother and instigator "Sissy" As you know we can't let those innocent eyes fool us (or can we ?? ) Notice the absence of any marbles around them for some strange reason !!
  20. I still think it's a Jabo, if so $1.00, maybe that's why the came down from 390.00 to $130.00 so fast, that's over 2/3 of asking !! I'd definitely wait for others to chime in on this one "I" believe it to be a very common "Jabo" it has all the characteristics of one. A high price doesn't always mean a rare marble, I always look at their other items as well and see if the same carries through all their items !! I just looked at their store "Do Not Buy This Marble" : https://www.ebay.com/itm/143999985188?_trkparms= : I would bet on it being a Jabo, no way a Christensen, a ripoff same with their
  21. I believe that's why were all here to further this hobby through the mutual gathering & sharing of information in our search for Provenance. Good Friends, Good memories with many more to come !! No place I'd rather be (almost)
  22. Thank you, yes the marbles & everything else in my gallery albums is from my collection !! I hope the info comes in handy for you Gina ?? I try to draw and pass on info from trustworthy & known sources but everyone makes a boo - boo once in a while. If you use the search bar we have, almost anything marble related will pop up with several posts, some are old but still viable & quite accurate.
  23. No I don't own the layered sand. I don't collect Christensen anymore, I stuck with Alley, Peltier, Akro & German handmades and a few other transitional & machine made manufacturers. I sold. traded & gave away all the Christensen I had away last year except for a few. The Christensen layered sand I showed a picture of belongs to "Bob Block" who runs the MCSA (Marble Collectors Society of America) site. I believe the marble is still for sale ?? I'll give the link again. His phone number is posted there & contact info. I have talked with him several times on the phone and h
  24. It looks like an Akro corkscrew to me, but it appears it "might" have a translucent (semitransparent) white "Ace" colored base glass. Still "I" would consider it a liberty, a bit harder to find than the normal opaque white. If you want to be sure on the white you can backlight it and see, a translucent base will allow light but no defined shapes through. if it does it's not opaque but translucent, kind of a moot point at this stage but nice for you to know. As far as color combinations & variations they are "endless" if you can imagine it, Akro more than likely made it & everywhere in
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