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well who is running this lot ? Mike

http://www.ebay.com/...=item3a7fee1faa

This is your chance to become a part of marble history and participate in Jabo Marble company's next run on April 7,2013. You are buying one share (there is a total of 10 shares) approx seven to nine 25 pound boxes of the BUSTING INTO SPRING 3/4" RUN. JABO will be running one ton of base white glass with lots colors with the striking glass being red, green, pink, gold, violet, blue, oxblood, yellow, tan, adventurine (of all colors), goldstone and gold lutz.

All participants will be invited to the company to enjoy making the run. You are not required to attend, but the marble making process is something a lot of people have never experienced, and gives some knowledge of how maebles are actually made. You will also take part in the naming of the various families of the run.

The run will start at 6:00 am on the 7th of April and will last twelve hours. You will be able to leave with your marbles or Jabo will sbe happy to ship them to you.

All of the private runs at Jabo have been well documented and this will be the first general opening to the public with a chanch to participate in a run.

You will take an active part in the making of the marbles, from participating in when and what colors to add, monitoring the glass furnace, sorting marbles as the come down the rollers into the bins, mixing the bins sorting and boxing the marbles.

This is a presale of the marbles to be produced on April 7, 2013. Your marbles will be shipped between April 9, and April 14, 2013.

If you want to attend the run there are several local motels in the area for staying overnight.

I will gladly answer any questions you may have just message by Ebay.

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JABO recreated...2013

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Check this listing out. For only $2599.99 you will get 7 to 9 boxes of marbles... CRAZY for a number of reasons.

http://www.ebay.com/...984.m1438.l2649

Please read my article at joemarbles.com entitled "JABO Recreated" dated March 27, 2012. I wrote it before JABO started making marbles agaion or Sammy's Mountain Marbles came to be.

JABO has no PROVEN glass maker. Their new tank was reportedly built by a man who has not built a tank in 8 or 10 years. The marbles made so far are OK, but not worth a financial premium. They apparently made 5 or 7 runs last year and yet only admitted to making two or three.

As for the price of this run, it is ridiculous. The worst the Tributes ran (3/4") we got 2.5 boxes for $500.00. The best we got was 3.5 boxes for $500.00 So, For $2500. 00 with the Tributes you should have gotten between 12.5 boxes and 17.5 boxes.

For me, the best part of this listing is OBO...or best offer....

My guess is that you will be able to buy all of these you want one at a time and still have $2000.00 in your pocket.

There will be some pretty marbles, but the premium as investor in a run with an unproven, nameless glass maker is way too high versus the possible reward

Mar 17 13 5:07 PM

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I did not know Jabo ever employed glass makers?? Any way, knowing that I will probably be the one terribly chastised for saying so I must say a couple of the previous posts appear to be nothing but sour grapes. Not yours Ann. It is amusing how the board has turned into an advertizing platform for the new Sammy marbles and a slamfest against the old hero Jabo. What happened to the old give them all the support you can as they are one of the last American marble companies???????????????? No more free marbles I guess(LOL)

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I do believe I am the only one who has posted Sammy's Mountain Marbles, pics of the Marble Buddies during the run, and pics of the marbles. In no way have my posts been an advertising platform for Sammy's marbles. I have never sold any, not one Sammy's Mountain Marble. I take part solely for the love of marbles and the love for people in our group who work so well together. Galen, you can post whatever you want on anybody's post, but don't go accusing me of your ugly thoughts. I posted as a proud grandmother. My grandson Joseph got to take part in the making of real machine made marbles for the first time. He had previously taken part in JABO industrial marble runs and wanted very much to in his words "see real marbles being made." He got that chance during his spring break and he had a great time doing the jobs that the adults do. He's 12 years old and he was shown how to put lutz sprinkles on the marbles and he was given some to keep.

Why do I do it? Solely for the love of pretty marbles. What do I do with them? Joseph loves marbles as much as I do. He and I pick the ones we want to keep in our collections and then the rest are given away to family and friends. Yesterday and today I mailed marbles to Mike Barton, Andrew and Erika Brown, Doug Harroun, Stephanie Harrison, Rich Hollingshead, Rashan Omari Jones, Joel Lugo, Hank Mudge, and Glena Wright. Boxes were personally handed to Hunter Parcel, Chris (don't know last name) - kids at my church and to a relative Triston Perry. More boxes will be mailed tomorrow. I give them to people who love marbles as much as I do. I pay the postage and it adds up so it makes me angry to read posts accusing of advertising platforms.

I did post "ask a lot of questions". I did that because the amount of marbles the JABO post is giving investors is a fraction of what I get and I don't buy a whole share. Also because i have seen the marbles coming out and very few are collectable. A couple of people seem to get all the "nice" ones. I do wish the JABO people well. I hope they make beautiful marbles. The truth is they haven't yet, except for a few. You, Galen, need not attack JABO or Sammy's Mountain Marbles. As for why I'm taking part in Sammy's.... "I have long had great respect for David McCullough and Sammy Hogue. They are fine men and I dance with the folks who brung me to the dance."

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I am not sure if you are insinuating that the marbles are not fairly divided. If you are I only have the one run I was at to go by but I can not imagine there is a more fair way to divide them up than they use. Someone not investing uses a sccop in each container of marbles rotating each scoop and places it in the shipping box. They rotate through each large container so no individual box get a majority of good ones if they have accumulated in one area of a large container. Like I said earlier, Seems like sour grapes. These were posted because you said you did not think any collectible marbles were being made since Dave was removed. I beg to differ.

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No, I am saying I only see the "nice" ones for sale by a couple of investors and I see them shown off by people who buy from them. I never see them for sale by other investors. Makes me wonder why? I would question the people in charge before I invested. I understand the Bert is no longer involved. They have used a lot of glass and gotten a few collectable pounds of "nice" marbles. Sour grapes? I wouldn't trade the worst of my Sammy's marbles for what I've seen from JAbo SINCE David was removed. Maybe you haven't seen the Sammy's. I seem to be the only one posting them and I haven't shown the first two runs like I did this last one.

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The very first post on the subject was..........Who is running this lot? Did it ever get answered. Reading some of this got me thinking. I discovered Jabo in 1998 and I liked the marbles and found myself in a minority. Most marble purist thought Jabo junk and some still do. Dave sold me 25 pound boxes for $10 or so and later on I paid him $17 and sometimes $20 because I felt they were going too cheap. Now one can get 7-10 or more boxes for $2,000. How about that? Now I look on Ebay and and see 1,750 listings for Jabo and a couple hundred for Sammy marbles. Jabo marbles/Sammy Marbles sell often now for big bucks and that I think is a good thing! As for the dividing marbles, I have been a $500 investor and a $5,000 investor in Special Runs. For $5,000 I ended up with more great ones and more crappy ones.

Not sure that I added anything to the thread but the marbles will seek thier own level when it comes to value/price/quality/look/maker. Supply, demand, condition, pretty, interest, advertising, rarity and other will ultimately be determined in the marketplace. I have an opinion but do not really think it matters. Thanks Mike

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RIGHT ON MIKE! I've bought many marbles from Burt (Bermar); both Jabo and vintage machine made. I've only been collecting for a few years, and admit that my interest lies mainly in vintage machine made. But I do like Jabo and I like Sammy Mountain marbles. I have alot of both of these. Burt seems to do well on eBay and I will continue to buy from him. Gary

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Well as I only bought one box from Dave and had an unbelievable time as we could just walk threw the shop as it was running , I had t to pay $25.00 for my box and I remember Dave just laughing as he said marble collectors are the only people that can get 30 pounds of marbles in a 25 pound box . Just thought I would share this as it was before any contract runs . and also met Steve there and talk about a good time we had I even have a picture for prof . and yes I just wanted to know if he is part of a lot of runs or just some one jumping in ?? Also I just broke a $120 dollar piece of glass goofing off with one of my big onions and that is another story , what a bad day so I just thought I would ?? Mike

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I got some encouragement so I thought I might comment further.

Listen to the music Bob Dylan "The Essentials" tonight. We are pretty much all so lucky to be part or a member of a small circle of folks that know how and where to get any Jabo or Sammy of about any vintage whenever we want in some quantity.

You might like them and you may not.

I'm putting them in but that's all I got!

The man Moon comes in from Kansas on the harp

The above was the start of a tune with Bruce.

Anyway, You can get them wholesale even if you do not like any of them. Put them in dirty Mason jars, Cigar boxes spiked, claim you grandfather,uncle or dad died and gave them to you. Sell hype for $50 or more as it is all rock and roll to me.

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I have to admit - I am under a lot of pressure guys. The rental I am in - the landlady sold the house out from under us and I have 30 days to get out after Escrow closes. I have to see 3 different doctors about 3 different issues - 1. a piece of glass in my finger, 2. a cyst on my arm and 3. the meds for the RLS have ceased working so I have to see a specialist.

My Virgo run was all about reactive glass verses non-reactive glass which is totally different than striking glass.

I hope this post helps!

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Similar 'living conditions' here, Rich!

It's the kind of thing that slowly eats at you even

when you're not aware of it. Wishing you the

best with this and everything else! Bob

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