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6 hours ago, PittsburghMarbles said:

Sorry to be posting so much on here but Ive gotten super lucky the past few weeks. Found all of this at some antique stores yesterday. Everywhere I went had good marbles, which never happens. 

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Here's some that Ive taken out of the jars after looking through them at the stores, still have loads of marbles to go through, hopefully there's some gems I overlooked. 

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Bunch still to go through.

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We all like seeing others score so keep it coming....it's no fun when this thread is dormant for too long 😊

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Scored some more Akroware today $10.oo for 12 pieces, best deal ever on Akroware, no chips or cracks, not a full set but I'm not gonna complain. Interior panel w/  very light pink opalescent for color. A happy camper, I walked in the store right behind it.

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7 hours ago, Chad G. said:

Scored some more Akroware today $10.oo for 12 pieces, best deal ever on Akroware, no chips or cracks, not a full set but I'm not gonna complain. Interior panel w/  very light pink opalescent for color. A happy camper, I walked in the store right behind it.

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Oh yeah!

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Has anyone noticed just in the past few months that eBay sellers have gone nuts and everything is way overpriced? I mean, even super common master brushed patches are going for ten bucks, common Akro corks are super high and common MFCs are going for 40 or more, etc? Whats the deal? I've given up on eBay and only find marbles driving to antique stores/estate sales and flea markets now. Earlier this year and before I was finding great deals everywhere but not anymore. eBay and online selling has gotten insanely pricey. Why?!?! Did everyone get into marbles due to rona shut downs, I don't know? 

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3 minutes ago, PittsburghMarbles said:

Has anyone noticed just in the past few months that eBay sellers have gone nuts and everything is way overpriced? I mean, even super common master brushed patches are going for ten bucks, common Akro corks are super high and common MFCs are going for 40 or more, etc? Whats the deal? I've given up on eBay and only find marbles driving to antique stores/estate sales and flea markets now. Earlier this year and before I was finding great deals everywhere but not anymore. eBay and online selling has gotten insanely pricey. Why?!?! Did everyone get into marbles due to rona shut downs, I don't know? 

Time to sell on the “sell” thread👍👍

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4 hours ago, PittsburghMarbles said:

Has anyone noticed just in the past few months that eBay sellers have gone nuts and everything is way overpriced? I mean, even super common master brushed patches are going for ten bucks, common Akro corks are super high and common MFCs are going for 40 or more, etc? Whats the deal? I've given up on eBay and only find marbles driving to antique stores/estate sales and flea markets now. Earlier this year and before I was finding great deals everywhere but not anymore. eBay and online selling has gotten insanely pricey. Why?!?! Did everyone get into marbles due to rona shut downs, I don't know? 

You'll find a couple of threads, Squabble Zone and Lounge I think, related to the crazy Ebay stuff. And I'm sure Covid19 played some kind of role, look at the Sports cards/Memorabilia side of it. It exploded because everyone stuck at home broke out the collections and started a fire there. Rookies and singles hitting record numbers for sales prices. Insanity. I could make a killing on my huge Football card collection but chose to sit on it. 👍

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9 hours ago, PittsburghMarbles said:

Has anyone noticed just in the past few months that eBay sellers have gone nuts and everything is way overpriced? I mean, even super common master brushed patches are going for ten bucks, common Akro corks are super high and common MFCs are going for 40 or more, etc? Whats the deal? I've given up on eBay and only find marbles driving to antique stores/estate sales and flea markets now. Earlier this year and before I was finding great deals everywhere but not anymore. eBay and online selling has gotten insanely pricey. Why?!?! Did everyone get into marbles due to rona shut downs, I don't know? 

I've noticed that a lot! Since I began collecting until now, I think prices have tripled. I can't compete anymore. Though, I'm glad that my favorite sellers have buyers who can afford to push up the auction prices so that they can make a good profit. The problem for me is that marbles are nowhere to be found, unless it's a jar of cateyes that are meant to fill a collectible jar. Happy hunting!

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Bought this marble game/run at a garage sale down in Sistersville, WV on Sunday. Dont know anything about it or how old it is. It only takes marbles less than 9/16ths. If I were to guess I would imagine its from the 1940s or so. 

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5 hours ago, PittsburghMarbles said:

Bought this marble game/run at a garage sale down in Sistersville, WV on Sunday. Dont know anything about it or how old it is. It only takes marbles less than 9/16ths. If I were to guess I would imagine its from the 1940s or so. 

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Nice. I've seen Ron and others post pics and info on some similar...I'm sure someone will be along too verify for ya 😊

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A guy and I were talkin' on Saturday, He collects old surveyor's equipment.  Anyway he gave me about a gallon of marbles. About what you'd expect, lotsa slingshot ammo, but I did pull these out... An Akro with enough goin' on inside to be interesting, and enough ox to make me happy. Also a nice opalescent Rainbo. The 3rd photo is what I think is a messed up sunset and a weak Alley (or weak CAC). Weak but still nice. Thanks

Bruce

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35 minutes ago, Berryb said:

A guy and I were talkin' on Saturday, He collects old surveyor's equipment.  Anyway he gave me about a gallon of marbles. About what you'd expect, lotsa slingshot ammo, but I did pull these out... An Akro with enough goin' on inside to be interesting, and enough ox to make me happy. Also a nice opalescent Rainbo. The 3rd photo is what I think is a messed up sunset and a weak Alley (or weak CAC). Weak but still nice. Thanks

Bruce

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A freebie? That works! 👍

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2 hours ago, Berryb said:

A guy and I were talkin' on Saturday, He collects old surveyor's equipment.  Anyway he gave me about a gallon of marbles. About what you'd expect, lotsa slingshot ammo, but I did pull these out... An Akro with enough goin' on inside to be interesting, and enough ox to make me happy. Also a nice opalescent Rainbo. The 3rd photo is what I think is a messed up sunset and a weak Alley (or weak CAC). Weak but still nice. Thanks

Bruce

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Nice !! Like William said "Free is always good"  :)

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1 hour ago, PittsburghMarbles said:

Just picked up this sweet Akro ashtray, aventurine and Oxblood. It does have a tiny little chip on the rim but it was 20 bucks and a really nice color combo. 

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Love it, Pittsburgh! Nice combo 😊

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