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  1. $15 Went A Long Way On This Lot!!

    GOOD MORNING ALL, haven't been doing much lately at buying marbles at auctions as a matter of fact any where else either.about a month ago i saw this jar on an online auction site and something told me to bid on it . i put a $15 dollar max bid on and completely forgot about it.well low and behold...

    Started by OUTOFROUND, 04-18-2008 08:43 AM
    • Replies: 6
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    04-19-2008 01:31 AM Go to last post
  2. Question $3.70/lb score or no score?

    I picked up 54 lbs of marbles today. The night before I was told they were handmades so on my way to get them I had visions of shiny bowling-ball sized onionskins and original boxes of colored sulphides. I basically did not sleep. Of course when I got there today I awoke to a lot of clearies,...

    Started by bumblebee, 02-18-2009 01:57 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    02-18-2009 02:47 PM Go to last post
  3. ..got this this weekend.....

    ..11/16ths,the guy also threw in another but kinda hit!

    Started by fredt, 11-27-2009 05:33 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    11-29-2009 01:39 PM Go to last post
  4. 1 of 4 Drawers - Score or No?

    Hi all. Just got a little box full of goodies. :icon_wow: Here is a picture of drawer 1 of 4. I don't know enough about them yet to be certain this was a score. But I do know it wasn't a loss! Thanks for looking!

    Started by fiche, 01-24-2008 09:52 PM
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    01-28-2008 03:55 AM Go to last post
  5. 1-3/8" Hand-cut Agate

    Saw an ad on Craigslist about a local antique dealer who put out his marble collection at a nearby mall. Lots of small Germans, and then this one. There was another 3/4" handcut but it was so badly cut I passed. This has a few hits and a subsurface frature.

    Started by schmoozer, 06-14-2008 07:25 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    06-14-2008 09:55 PM Go to last post
  6. 1/1/2011 Marble Finds

    Red Mica, Rose China

    Started by marbledave, 01-03-2011 01:15 PM
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    01-04-2011 07:01 AM Go to last post
  7. 1ST Big Score

    Hi all thougt I would post my first big score. The peppermint has mica all over not just in the blue stripes. Very suprized about that Also the green slag at the 12 oclock is a ground pontil. I will post more pics as I get the other handmades polished. Picked up off of ebay for $22 for the lot.

    Started by gbreeze, 07-06-2009 03:13 PM
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    07-14-2009 02:01 PM Go to last post
  8. 2 1/8" Handmade German

    This one I won back in January. The seller had it listed "As Is" thinking it was damaged. It's just deeply lobed and in awesome condition. Only 2 little bubble bursts. With the really nice left hand twist. The center has a nicely formed yellow and blue solid core, I don't know if this is common or...

    Started by catfish507, 03-02-2016 08:52 PM
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    03-07-2016 01:22 PM Go to last post
  9. 2 free handmades

    While at my first marble convention, I walked by a taped off area in a patch of land full of trees and leaves. After asking about it, the lady standing next to it told me that marbles were scattered around inside as a scavenger hunt for the kids. She said that I could go in and take a few marbles...

    Started by marblezee, 01-21-2012 05:48 PM
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    02-05-2012 08:32 PM Go to last post
  10. 2 more from a jar

    Alright, I'm calling the first one oxblood and therefore Akro, but anyone is encouraged to give their opinion. You can almost see how it starts to get opaque on the edge in the second pic. The white one is handgathered. I fooled with the exposure a little, I hope it shows up. I have no idea how...

    Started by delkins, 09-14-2007 09:02 PM
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    09-14-2007 11:30 PM Go to last post
  11. 3/4 in clam for $45

    Picked this clam up at an antique show for $45. It is 3/4in and looks great. I could not belive my eyes when I found it.

    Started by tallnbald76, 02-05-2010 09:12 PM
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    02-14-2010 09:26 PM Go to last post
  12. 9.99 plus postage

    I was shocked when I opened this up today,,,noone else even put a bid on the lot.....(im sure glad they never!!!!) 2 akro ox and 4 beautiful vitros among the stuff.

    Started by pedidoll, 02-19-2009 07:00 PM
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    04-22-2009 03:32 AM Go to last post
  13. 90 Takes 30!

    First to pick from about 5 or 6 hundred marbles in a cool leather bag/box.At three dollars apiece I think my luck is coming back around!

    Started by nervisnjerky, 03-17-2010 11:53 AM
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    03-30-2010 03:23 PM Go to last post
  14. A 10 Dollar Keeper!

    Got this in an Ebay lot that cost a total of $10.00!! There were also 2 nice Moss Agate Claudia patches with the mossy deep blue base and orange patch! The Sparkler measures 11/16 and is in Nr-Mt with only a couple tiny blemishes. The last picture shows the new one with the peewee sparkler I got...

    Started by RunnersDad, 08-27-2008 11:48 PM
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    10-01-2008 10:51 PM Go to last post
  15. A few from Vegas!!

    What a great time, but I will leave all that for another day. Here are a few of my favorites from the show, out of the 90+ I brought home. :017::gimme: http://i997.photobucket.com/albums/af91/jeeperman12/Vagasfavorites088.jpg

    Started by jeeperman, 11-07-2010 11:45 PM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 5,246
    11-09-2010 03:34 PM Go to last post

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