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I am convinced that Dot's marble at this link would have been sold originally in a Moss Agate box.

But I totally don't know what the modern collector's name for it would be. It's past time I learned. I know when there is blue it's sometimes called an Ace. Would it also be called an Ace with red? Or is this some sort of Cherry something? Or ...?

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It's sometimes called a cherry tomato.

Some definitions.

Popeyes=clear base, stringy white, 2 or more other colors

ringer=same as a pop only 1 color.

Cornelian are opaque red, Akro's version of a brick.

Carnelian look like a Carnelian stone.

Cornelian and Carnelian are not the same.

Aces and Ades=patch type, translucent white with another color

Ades glow, Aces do not

If I am off in my descriptions let me know.

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Ok

DEBATE!

Subscribed !

Going to be some data here I bet :0

ALSO

Find the name of those "Prize Names" lol

Fire opal was all I was able to get from the listing you sent Steph

I, like many others, tend to find the term confusing and have wondered why so many had been called that.

A list of the actual marbles and the names that were applied would be awesome lol

I just find that calling 200 different marbles Prize name,without knowing the names attributed to them dull. granted I bet many were not named and I think they should be, but the older end of the hobby, the "EARTH IS FLAT!" end may have an issue with that :)

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Then the world is flat. Or at least until Steph or someone else can chime in because I cant seem to remember the magazine. They are called prize names because in a magazine Akro was suppossed to award a prize for those 200 corks. Not individualt but as a group. Akro didnt publish the name given as promised and when it did it was just a one or two line blurb in a later issue. Because of that people call them prize name.

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Then the world is flat. Or at least until Steph or someone else can chime in because I cant seem to remember the magazine. They are called prize names because in a magazine Akro was suppossed to award a prize for those 200 corks. Not individualt but as a group. Akro didnt publish the name given as promised and when it did it was just a one or two line blurb in a later issue. Because of that people call them prize name.

I know,Steph sent me a copy of the boiys life ad

But, doesn;t that seem like BLAH to you ?

I mean... I listed one and added bengal and Pumkpin Pie and Halloween to the name :0

I listed it was called a prize name,but this marble screemed halloween to me ;)

I jsut think naming the more unique looking ones would be fun and while scorned and scoff by the older members, would catch on if enough people used them :P

EXAMPLE....

$T2eC16VHJHgFFl-7tVUuBSBCoRhFnw~~60_57.J

that SCREAMS Halloween to me ;)

or

AKRO REBEL !

$T2eC16Z,!zEE9s3!YboFBSBCP0GJ,w~~60_57.J

Maybe I am just bucking the system and will only get grief :)

But calling 200 marbles "Prize name" seems silly,redundant,unimaginative and bland......you watch,there will be a petition to oust me from the marble community before the year is out because of my radical ideas !!! :P

Damn those pics are big lol

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The name which won the Prize Name contest was "Fire Opal", which obviously wasn't used as a corkscrew name.

Prize Name stuck as the official Akro name on boxes and in catalogs. Here's a thread with part of the original flyer, and the two-month-late announcement of the winner.

http://marbleconnection.com/topic/8347-speaking-of-akro-loose-ends

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I got all of that

I mean WE need to get creative and make some name changes :0

Prize name X200 should be 200 names !!

I mean, I am looking for ap rize name with this color or that color and you get 50 examples and confusion

BUTTTTT

if I say I want an Akro cubscout POW...I get 1 example PERIOD :)..well 1 example and maybe 20 blends from 20 other marbles,but you get my gist ;)

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So you won't be accepting Galen's invitation to join Name Haters Anonymous ..... :P

That may be true lol

If you name your dog,why not your marble ? I named a 1.25 slag KONG :)

I think Bob Block got a giggle out of that when we were conversing.

But I do think it will be ok to hand out names as long as I get many,many more and keep it up :P

I may change my ebay ID to Marble-Rogue :P Then buy up a lot of the same marbles and keep listing and calling them the name I choose.

Althugh......I have difficulty selling marbles i like. All of those Akros I listed are not mine and were i worried i would not be fair, I would have paid for that 4 color popeye and not even listed it. But I would rather live by my own code and wait for one to pop up in a lot I buy :) Impartiality for the sake of being impartial !

BUT...That Ghost popeye....( I KID ! I LISTED IT AS A ONYX...but I do not think it is one :)) if it is sitting at 6-8.00 or less prior to the final 12 hours, I will flop 10.00 in the kitty and keep it. It just looks too damn cool !

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Steph did you get your answer for this thread? I put those definitions up because I saw a lot of ID mistakes in that thread link.

Gnomie with marbles the name saying goes"If you own it. You can call it whatever you want" If I want to call it dop poop. Well then until it goes to somebody else it's dog poop.

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