Dinkybus Posted December 6, 2008 Report Share Posted December 6, 2008 Dear Marble Collecting Comrades~~Can anyone give me a little more insight into this trophy I just bought? It is 14 inches tall, and in overall good shape other than some plating loss. I know all about Berry Pink and Marble King, or as much as I need to know about his sponsorship of marble tournaments, running Marble King for years, etc. What I would like to know is: What level of competition does this trophy represent, state, regional, or national championship? I feel it is too fancy for just a city tourney. Are there any others known? I have collected marbles for over 30 years, and have never seen another. Most unfortunately, the winner did not have his/her name engraved on it, or it might be possible to date it. Does anyone know of other styles used by MK, so that the range of years this one was used might be able to be determined? Mine apparently came out of the estate of a lady collector of many things, from Adrian, Michigan, not the estate of the winner. The front plate says: MARBLE KING TROPHY presented by BERRY PINK to the CHAMPION. The unit was apparently manufactured by Dodge Inc. New York Chicago Los Angeles, at least the plastic base was. I am quite stoked by my purchase, needless to say, it is undoubtably a rare piece. I have attended about 12 Amana's, 3 New England, and 5 Columbus shows (all some time ago, I admit) and never saw anything even related to it, such as smaller versions, etc. Any insight would be appreciated. I tried to upload more pics, but was told I cannot upload that kind of file, JPG? If someone could help me, I would be happy to upload as many pics as you want. The kid on the trophy is wearing high-top tennis shoes and "plus fours", a sleeveless sweater and a long-sleeved shirt, and a tie, not forgetting his big smile and crown of course. I'm prejudiced, but I find it quite charmng. I was on pins and needles for 2 weeks before I managed to buy it. The butterflies in the old stomach were really flappin' at the auction, I was deathly afraid some heavy hitter would walk in and crush me! Score one for the old timers, we ain't dead yet. Having just bought it, I'm not too keen on selling it, unless someone made me "an offer I can't refuse". Right now, I'm in the afterglow of what I consider a coup. Nothing like a good hit to revive your enthusiasm! Thanks for any help. Dinkybus Don Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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