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Offline chuggy

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Marbles anyone?
« Reply #10 on: April 23, 2006, 04:21:19 PM »
I'm afraid the collecting of the marbles has been put off until later in the week as the owner was having a bad day health wise and not up to a visit, but watch this space.
Paul
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« Reply #11 on: April 23, 2006, 08:24:10 PM »
I took pictures of a few of my marbles (!) ref my suggested way the other day – I find a black background works best – the cut away process unfortunately shows the marble as rounder than it is – all apart from the agate have ground away points at each end of the core.

1.5” diameter latticinio core marble with multi coloured swirls (three colours to each swirl) – the yellow/orange latticinio core strand is sought after – German 1880 – 1920s

(http://img128.imageshack.us/img128/4521/18ma3.th.jpg)

0.75” solid core swirl (three swirled bands in groups of six) – German 1880 – 1920s

(http://img407.imageshack.us/img407/2764/58br.th.jpg)

0.75 red agate marble probably by Akro – USA 1920 – 30s

(http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/7030/68zo.th.jpg)

1.8” Victorian ‘dump’ glass marble – made from same glass as dump glass paperweights

(http://img445.imageshack.us/img445/9804/28md.th.jpg)

1.5” ribbon core marble with tight outer swirls – the inner core made from blue glass overlaid on white, formed like a peeled orange skin – German 1880 – 1920s

(http://img441.imageshack.us/img441/1070/33ea.th.jpg)

0.75” solid core swirl (two colours to each swirl) – German 1880 – 1920s

(http://img67.imageshack.us/img67/6887/40yy.th.jpg)


Thanks


Adam P
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« Reply #12 on: April 23, 2006, 08:29:29 PM »
Great pictures Adam, I'll be picking your brains when I finally get hold of these.
Paul
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« Reply #13 on: April 23, 2006, 08:38:49 PM »
No problem Paul

I am OK with basics - when it comes to rare marbles with complex cores and the addition of mica or aventurine I am less sure. Like I have said I know a few collectors who can help out with really rare and obscure ones, some guys are able to tell you who in Germany or Austria made a marble - I can't stretch as far as that.

Looking forward to seeing any pics you get


Adam
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« Reply #14 on: April 29, 2006, 03:13:03 PM »
I managed to get these marbles now, and though I haven't had a chance to sort them all yet here's a couple of pictures of a few to whet the appetites. Please tell me if they are any good or not as I need to sell them all for him.

http://i3.tinypic.com/wri2rb.jpg

http://i3.tinypic.com/wri4ag.jpg

Paul
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« Reply #15 on: April 29, 2006, 05:14:52 PM »
there the same as mine Paul
cheers Ray


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« Reply #16 on: April 29, 2006, 05:54:18 PM »
Is that good or bad Ray?
Paul
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« Reply #17 on: April 29, 2006, 05:59:09 PM »
not sure i know nowt about them, try them under UV light as some of mine glow green
cheers Ray


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« Reply #18 on: April 29, 2006, 08:52:11 PM »
Hi Paul

They are mostly c 1920 - 1935s machine made in USA.

Picture one shows a variety of USA made 'Agate / Slag' marbles - the swirled colour marbles look like 'Christensen', 'Peltier', 'Akro' but could also be by a raft of other USA companies - this is the best link you will find http://www.marblealan.com/ (see 'Identification guide' in blue).

The two toned marbles (without clear glass) are very interesting and look like 'Akro Prize Name' marbles.

Picture two 'Agate / Slag' marbles 'Christensen', 'Peltier', 'Akro', etc. (again have a look at site) 'Whirpool Swirls' & 'Two Tone Swirs' perhaps- I don't know what the large striped sphere is (looks interesting) right under it looks like an 'Akro Rainbow'

Very front looks like a 'Core Onionskin' not to sure - is USA 1920s and not a 'Cats Eye'

Most interesting for me is the opaque marble with the clear and coloured 'Eye' sections - I don't know what it is - I am sure the guy that runs the above site will.

It is pretty complex as you will see - so I may be well off :(

You could do worse than send a good selection of JPEGS to guys email at bottom of main page - he has helped me in the past.


Adam P
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« Reply #19 on: April 29, 2006, 09:00:06 PM »
Thanks Adam, these are really just the tip of a very big iceberg and tomorrow I'm going to gently wash a few and try for some more pictures, but I'm struck by the variety of them. The very large one in the 2nd picture is sone sort of stone and I think will clean up nicely. Thanks for your thoughts which give me a good starting point to go forward from.
Paul
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