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    How rare and valuable is this set?

    I am a newbie in the marble game. I recently was given many old marbles and i am trying to sell them. Obviously i know they are akro's, but how rare are they? Exactly what are they called and how much do you estimate this box is worth?

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    Re: How rare and valuable is this set?

    you should get 7-900$ for that box maybe more....youve got lots of new friends now....it looks to be in great condition.

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    Re: How rare and valuable is this set?

    WOWEEEE, Awsome box Dude.
    Thanks for a great piece to look at first thing in the morning.
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    Re: How rare and valuable is this set?

    Those belong on the killer thread. Wow. What a great start. You sure you want to get rid of them? Those are a rare find. Once you start with marbles, you can't stop.
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    Re: How rare and valuable is this set?

    Awesome box! It looks like the marbles (except for the last one) might be original to the box...........which is very interesting. I've been wondering if the original Akro Imperial advertisement was showing swirls or corkscrews.

    You can see the original advertisement in this thread.

    http://www.landofmarbles.com/phpbb/s...=akro+imperial

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    Re: How rare and valuable is this set?

    Probably original just filled at a later date. definately not what most consider Imperials. It seems like Akro liked to use up their packaging material even when it involved a different marble than they used at the beginning of the packaging. And being that they turned all their production to corkscrews(or patch types) this might explain things. Peace,Galen

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    Re: How rare and valuable is this set?

    That is a reasonable hypothesis Galen. I'd bet a nickle that quality control in the toy marble arena was less than strict when employees/supervisors were finishing up or filling quotas. LOL ~R

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    Re: How rare and valuable is this set?

    The box is fantastic...is it possible that the contents (fantastic too) are Akro Carnelians with the one transparent corkscrew?? Could be the pic but I thought Imperials show a brighter white??? Can you tell me the difference?? Pearl

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    Re: How rare and valuable is this set?

    I was seeing Carnelians on most too. ??? ~R

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    Re: How rare and valuable is this set?

    I do not believe they are Carnelians. Peace,Galen

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    Re: How rare and valuable is this set?

    'Imperials' was just the name on the box. Not the name of the marbles inside according to Roger Hardy, but named for their fancier marbles. I thought I was seeing some orange but I might need a new monitor. IMHO ~R

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    Re: How rare and valuable is this set?

    Really nice box, welcome to the board!

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    Re: How rare and valuable is this set?

    I would be more inclined to go with Akros add. yes several types do find their way into these boxes but this add pretty much says exactly what an Imperial should look like. And these might fit the bill as they are later(corkscrew) production. The pics on the right show slags as this is pre-cork era 1929 Peace,Galen
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    Re: How rare and valuable is this set?

    Yes they did it with many of their names. kept the names when they changed marble types. Special was also used for later patches as was Tri-colored Peace,Galen

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    Re: How rare and valuable is this set?

    No, IMHO these were made later than the ad and then used in place of the original swirl type imperials when they(swirl types)went out of production. Peace,Galen

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