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I’m trying to learn about cats eye marbles. There are so many varieties. This one is very different from all the others I have. Very light colored, hard to see orange and yellow vanes. Along with an ID, it would be great if somebody could explain how you know so I can learn. Thanks. Oh…it is just a tiny fraction smaller than 5/8” at 39/64”. 

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Older Asian.  I don't know if old enough to be considered "vintage" (which is pre-1970), but still oldish.    I wanted to say Japanese, but I can't swear on that either.  

With the white vanes being on opposite sides of the marble that's called a "cross-through" cat's eye or "cross-thru" or "x-thru" ... you get the picture.

Cross-through cat's eyes are among the more desirable ones.   If you can get a non-white cross-through pair or if all three pairs cross through, that's even better. 



Robust solid color vanes are good for displayability.   Translucent vanes could appeal for being less common.  
 




 

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1 hour ago, Newblue said:

Thank you so much. With my untrained eye, it looks like all three veins, orange, yellow, and white, all cross through. Am I misunderstanding something? 



   In the top photo it looked like two yellows next to each other on the top side and two oranges next to each other  on the bottom side (with only the white having vanes on opposite sides). 


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