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    Another Akro question.....does anyone have pics to share of....

    a "HERO" and a "UNIQUE" and a "ROYAL". I was reading Alan's Akro site (archived) and there are no pics, just a description.

    Here's what Alan says.....but I'd sure appreciate any pictures or corrections to help show me what's what!! LOL

    FROM MarbleAlan.com (archived site)
    "Uniques are patches that have an opaque white base with a wispy brushed brown patch covering about one third of the marble, with a small space on the patch that allows the underlying white to show. The Hero is the same type of marble but lacks the space. Both of these are pre-"Freese improvement" marbles. Collectively, these two types are often known as "birds," because when viewed from one angle the patches have a shape suggestive of the breast and head of a songbird. "Grebes" have a reddish orange to orange brown patch; "brown thrashers" have a dark brownish red patch; "golden tawnies" have a yellowish orange to orangish brown patch; and "rainbows" have all the colors seen on the previous three varieties.

    Royals have an opaque colored base with an opaque or translucent patch. Again, the patch covers about one third of the base. Another type, the Moss Agate, has a fluorescent milky light brownish white base with a translucent colored patch covering up to one half of the marble. Hy-Grades have a transparent blue or brown base with a patch of brushed opaque white covering about half of the surface."
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    Re: Another Akro question.....does anyone have pics to share of....

    I was just thinkin' of posting the same requst. I have a few that kinda fit but I cant tell from the books I have. Bruce

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    Re: Another Akro question.....does anyone have pics to share of....

    I believe all of the types mentioned, except for the moss agate, are very hard to ID outside of the box or bag.

    not mine but.....



    thanks.
    Last edited by 1DanS; 05-09-2008 at 08:23 AM.

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    Re: Another Akro question.....does anyone have pics to share of....

    Heros(thrasher variety) and Royals. I would ignore the Corkscrews in the Royal box. They probably ran out of patches that day and used corks of similar colors for fillers. Peace,Galen
    Last edited by lstmmrbls; 05-09-2008 at 08:22 PM.

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    Re: Another Akro question.....does anyone have pics to share of....

    Here's a box of royals. says on box end, Akro Royals, Assorted. the box corners are a bit fragile so I opted not to take it out of display. these are all 11/16" to 23/32". hope this helps a little..


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