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Offline David555

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« Reply #20 on: April 29, 2006, 11:18:05 PM »
This link on the website I gave covers stone, ceramic and other non glass marbles - it makes for excellent reading.

http://www.marblealan.com/nonglass/

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« Reply #21 on: April 29, 2006, 11:45:56 PM »
I wasn't going to say anything because I know nothing about marbles  :roll: but that large one you speak of is interesting.  I wonder how old that one is??  It looks almost pre-marble  :?: if there is such a thing...

Of the glass marbles, I was quite taken with the small one bottom right 2nd photo with the almost millefiore 'eye'.  Looks more like a bead than a marble...
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« Reply #22 on: April 30, 2006, 01:41:32 PM »
Interesting one this it's got 4 murrinhe's and the background is a lovely streaky toffee colour, it is also one of the few that has a noticeable pontil scar.

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

Only one of these I'm afraid and interested in any ideas on ID for this one. I'm currently sorting and trying to list the various agate ones, frustrating job this!!!
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« Reply #23 on: April 30, 2006, 04:51:00 PM »
Hi Ray tested them all and only the odd one glows under UV, around a dozen out of 650+
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« Reply #24 on: May 01, 2006, 08:20:51 PM »
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Hi Adam (ref your marbles) --- descriptions look pretty much spot on, though the one labeled Akro Agate is unidentifiable (but American, ca. 1940s). The photos are great too!
 
Chuggy's marbles are a mix of types, some European origin but most American---I see Akro Agate, Peltier, Marble King, and others I cannot readily identify as to maker.
 
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« Reply #25 on: May 01, 2006, 09:43:13 PM »
Thanks Adam I'll picture a few more in the week, I've sorted them into 3 lots at present, and now working to break them down within those 3 big categories.
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« Reply #26 on: May 06, 2006, 03:13:43 PM »
Local toy shop sell marbles made in Mexico. Huge variety of sizes an colours at around €0.09 a piece.
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