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Sometime ago I found a topic on marbles like these.  Them not being game marbles but CAC's I thought.  I hope the photos show well enough to see the swirls throughout.  Hard to get the lighting right, but they sure look like gem stones.  Two are .58 and one is .61.  Thanks for the help.

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37 minutes ago, marblenewbie said:

. . . antique store that had them priced as game marbles.

Nice, and it's interesting, but not too surprising, that the pattern of many game marbles is similar to that of the manufacturer's other marbles. I found a good Vitro Tomato awhile ago and got pretty excited about it!

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Are those little transparent "fish eyes" I see on the two right ones in the first pic? At 3/4", could they be Akro Flinties? It would be interesting to see what they looked like with back-lighting.

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I have seen Akro opaques/solids with this look. Some game marbles will have it also.

Akro marketed their opaque colored marbles under the name ”Opals”. You may have to do some searching but there are a few boxes of 100 out there on the web.

If you take a bright “penlight” and shine it throw the holes side to side and it does not get though at all, it is probably an “Opal”.

Sometimes Flinties just have an outer glow to them like the sun during a full eclipse

Check the lot that these came out of for more opaque marbles of different colors for this size.

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Thanks akroorka,  I have looked at all the sources I can find and still am undecided.  No light seems to shine through and these have gotten thrown in with a lot of other put asides for later marbles, so I can't say there were any other colors in the lot.  There seems to be quite a glow under a black light but there is no florescence under any kind of light.  Probably put them with Vitro for now. 

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