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8 minutes ago, chicagocyclist said:

I have read and heard several times that oxblood is confusing to newbies. Well now I can understand why. How can you have Blue Oxblood? Oxblood is blood red so it's supposed to be the color of blood: red.  I've never seen blue blood and then purple oxblood and then other color oxblood?

Oxblood is oxblood, as you say, even though there may be a few variants. All the rest, Blueblood, Blue Eggyolk Oxblood, Blue Oxblood, etc., are just names of a particular type of marble that has oxblood on it. Having said that, I have seen people use some pretty creative terms for marketing purposes - usually in an effort to call something that is not oxblood, oxblood. lol

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An Akro “Blueblood” is one of those rarities where the oxblood is buried under another color; Oxblood almost always floats on the surface of a marble. 
If you ever find an Akro with a deep gray/blue cork with a white base, you will have to----in most cases shine a very bright light on the blue/gray to determine whether or not it covers oxblood.
I am showing one here that is exhibiting oxblood rather nicely—most do not. These are the colors to look for however. These marbles in my experience will show some nice lashes.
An Akro “Blueblood” has been a collectors name for many years; sadly many sellers will make assumptions based on colors alone.
I hope this helps.
Marble—On!!
 

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35 minutes ago, akroorka said:

An Akro “Blue Oxblood” is one of those rarities where the oxblood is buried under another color; Oxblood almost always floats on the surface of a marble.

Art, That is a killer marble, but I would call it a Blueblood, a Blue Oxblood is a different marble, AFAIK.

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2 hours ago, Ric said:

Oxblood is oxblood, as you say, even though there may be a few variants. All the rest, Blueblood, Blue Eggyolk Oxblood, Blue Oxblood, etc., are just names of a particular type of marble that has oxblood on it. Having said that, I have seen people use some pretty creative terms for marketing purposes - usually in an effort to call something that is not oxblood, oxblood. lol

Whew!!!  I was dazed and confused!!!  Thanks.

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The way I understand them and have always called them FWIW is this:

 

Akro Blueblood here

Image 1 - Vintage Marble: NM 5/8 Akro Agate Blue Blood Corkscrew -One Killer Old Mib

 

Akro blue oxblood here

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And anything else is just blue and oxblood as adjectives to describe, not names. Correct me if I'm wrong. Not my pics. Also here is a description I found from AAM here https://www.allaboutmarbles.com/viewtopic.php?t=21539

 

 

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