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I've been collecting antique bottles since I was in college around 2009 or so when I found a local hutchinson bottle in a creek and have been obsessed with glass ever since. I only really started getting into marbles about a year and a half ago or so. The first marble I really dug or cared about was a master brushed patch at a construction site in Pittsburgh about two years ago. I had no idea what it was but asked a marble person I knew and was astonished that one could tell who made a marble and about what year it was made. About a year and a half ago I virtually knew nothing about identification. But since, my collection has swelled as I live only about an hour away from WV and have been traveling every weekend to find jars of marbles and have learned everything I can there is to know about marbles and study them constantly every day. I now have every American company, even most of the clay marble companies from Akron and early marbles like Navarre that I was lucky to dig at a construction site that I got permission to dig in in Navarre and my collection includes even some of the sort of well known Euro companies like Veiligglas, German striped opaques, Japanese transitionals and along with many antique German marbles. I guess you could say I'm obsessed now and couldn't care less about bottles and only hunt for marbles anymore. Anyways, here's my collection that is sort of put together after just moving to a new house in the past three weeks; there's still a ton I have to put out on the shelves, but its mostly all there. Most of these marbles come from jar finds, however some of the nicer ones like the Germans I've bought online and the Heatons and Cairos. 

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Welcome to MarbleConnection! Since you already jumped right into  the forums before posting here, you are already aware that the folks here are a wonderful group. You are definitely in the right place, The knowledge, experience and history that some of these collectors here possess in my opinion is second to none. Enjoy!

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