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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Sorting marbles

    Bored in jury duty so I thought I'd start a thread about sorting marbles - I've done it enough! The first thing I do when I have a big lot of marbles to go through is separate them into 4 groups: clearies, Opaques, cat's-eyes (that's the correct spelling as per Peterson & castle's guide) and...

    Started by Pete, 01-12-2016 04:44 PM
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: New Posting Moderation

    Due to overwhelming spam, the owner of the forum has had to implement Post Moderation. This means that new posts will have to be approved before they go live. Please be patient with us as we learn the ins and outs of moderation. If you're not a spammer, your posts *will* be approved and show up....

    Started by jerryg, 03-15-2017 09:30 PM
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  1. Complete list of Mega Marbles Styles

    Slowly but surely I am completing my work on compiling all the Mega Marbles info. I am identifying every style ever marketed under the "Mega Marbles" brand. Here is a complete list of every style offered as evidenced by original catalogs. Please note - these are all made by Vacor de Mexico...

    Started by Pete, 02-17-2010 09:02 PM
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    03-20-2016 12:25 AM Go to last post
  2. Any other Mega Marble collectors?

    Just wondering how many other collectors are trying to put together Mega Marble type sets. It's not an easy thing to do, but they are relatively cheap. They can be found at just about any marble show if you comb through the cheap stuff. Yea they are "modern" (the horror!) but they are as fun to...

    Started by Pete, 04-12-2013 07:14 AM
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    04-11-2017 10:20 PM Go to last post
  3. Calling all Mega Marbles Collectors

    MarbleMel, I noted you collect Mega/Vacor...anyone else? Ron Garcia, long time president of Mega Marbles/Vacor USA left Mega Marbles (currently called "Fabricas Selectas") late last year so I've been trying to suck info from him while I still have the chance. I'm trying to document Mega Marbles...

    Started by Pete, 06-09-2009 04:41 PM
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  4. Here's a new one for me...

    Anyone ever see anything like this? http://cgi.ebay.com/VINTAGE-MARBLES-ANTIQUE-TOY-CLAY-MARBLES-OLD-BENNINGTON_W0QQitemZ250197853409QQihZ015QQcategoryZ772QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem I'm tempted to bid, but is this for real? http://i11.ebayimg.com/03/i/000/cc/57/4fef_1.JPG

    Started by Pete, 12-14-2007 09:10 PM
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    12-23-2007 01:02 AM Go to last post
  5. OK Maybe this contest will take longer than the last one did.

    The prize I am still working on at this point. But I am sure I have some more mibs to part with. More than likely it will be some nice Cats still herding them up now. I just feel so lucky today I need to share some more with the folks here. OK Here is the question. It is no secret that my...

    Started by tnbar, 01-10-2008 01:56 PM
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  6. Oh no, have they made another

    How can one person come up with what would be 2 of the most unique Bennington marbles known. I can think of one way, first you purchase some blue glaze then********** ...

    Started by lstmmrbls, 01-04-2008 09:11 PM
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    01-08-2008 01:15 AM Go to last post
  7. lets play a football game...

    :038: omg :jump4joy2 :jump4joy2 :jump4joy2 :jump4joy2 :jump4joy2 :clap: :dance: :carrot: I will try to update number on bottom of this post.. Very easy contest!!!! One entry per person. What will be to total combined points scored in the superbowl ? post the number you pick. ...

    Started by Madmanmarbles, 01-22-2008 10:59 PM
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    02-05-2008 09:56 AM Go to last post
  8. Mega/Vacor Chit Chat

    I decided to make a thread for Mega/Vacor collectors.. and because I have a question.. I saw in another thread that this person bought mega marbles but couldn't tell what kind it was so they looked it up. Apparently, the styles were the same but they were made differently from eachother. Does...

    Started by MarbleMel, 10-06-2008 03:37 PM
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  9. Where to buy glass cigar tubes?

    First of all I do not smoke. I wanted to know if anyone knows of a source to get glass cigar tubes? I have seen a few small lots of 9-13 on ebay buy would like to find a better bulk purchase. If anyone knows, please let me know.. Thanks Joe

    Started by Madmanmarbles, 01-26-2007 10:14 PM
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    01-31-2007 11:01 PM Go to last post
  10. Question Sea Glass Marbles

    I saw a old post Sea Glass Marbles 01-11-2007 that was unfavorable to the theory that marbles where used as ballast on ships in the old days. I live on a island which at one time was a huge exporter of rum to Europe. I have found over 2000+ marbles on the beach and told by historians on the...

    Started by stensta, 02-16-2009 09:53 PM
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  11. Contest***WINNER*****Contest!!!!!!!!

    I was getting this box of culls ready for the playground drop and they gave me an inspiration. Guess how many are in the pile and win the prize. The contest will run untill it has been 3 days since the last guess posted. The quart jar was filled over and over(set number gained by counting two...

    Started by lstmmrbls, 05-25-2009 02:22 PM
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  12. Cool Your Heels!

    "That Girl" is taking a mandatory 1 week vacation from the forum. Time and time again her name comes up tied to some forum-related matter that I don't have time for. Sorry, Steph, that can't be denied. This is an exception to usual practice here, but this is an exceptional case. Steph, you are...

    Started by Pete, 01-13-2009 09:31 AM
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    01-22-2009 07:19 PM Go to last post
  13. Open letter from David Chamberlain

    I have to laugh. David is not connected to the Internet but he has his sources all over the U.S. He keeps on top of all the latest marble news, even stuff generated on the boards, etc. I got this letter in the mail today and he asked me to post it on L.O.M. so I scanned it in and here goes. It...

    Started by Al, 08-04-2008 06:41 PM
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    08-09-2008 10:29 PM Go to last post
  14. Ebay auction....

    For educational purposes.... http://cgi.ebay.com/Marbles-Vintage-PELTIER-NLR-SUPERMAN-MACHINE-MADE_W0QQitemZ120101176493QQcategoryZ2573QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem S~

    Started by Splattman, 03-24-2007 07:05 AM
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    04-22-2012 06:36 PM Go to last post
  15. Golden Rule Marble

    Has anyone ever purchased these directly from Samsonite? I am trying to nail down when Samsonite last sold them. And what about the Dr. Pepper museum? I understand they sold them at one point? Does anyone have any of the several types there have been through the years?

    Started by Pete, 12-27-2008 06:28 PM
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    09-28-2014 07:36 PM Go to last post

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