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    Pretty decent score!

    Picked up some nice ones today, unless I'm mistaken(very possible) about 30 of the slags are cac. the rest arent bad either, some kind of beat up, wish the banded lutz and the indian were in better shape. Pictures are of the whole lot, the handmades, and a seam shot of a few slags.

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    Re: Pretty decent score!

    nice score, that is a bunch of CAC slags for one find!!

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    Re: Pretty decent score!

    Quote Originally Posted by jeeperman View Post
    nice score, that is a bunch of CAC slags for one find!!
    Thats kind of what I was thinking, any idea what a near mintish example sells for?

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    Re: Pretty decent score!

    Yeah, I wish there was a peach one, value wouldnt matter as I would probably keep it

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    Re: Pretty decent score!

    You sure there aren't any peaches in that group? Mind posting some photos of the two off by themselves around 12 o'clock? In the separate slag photo what color is the one off to the right...sort of a grayish/brown?

    -Brad

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    Re: Pretty decent score!

    Quote Originally Posted by veltex View Post
    Thats kind of what I was thinking, any idea what a near mintish example sells for?




    Now that's a funny question!
    I don't want to rain on any ones parade, but.
    Having just spent 3 days at the Rare Gem & Mineral show.
    aka known as the BMCC show.
    If it isn't MINT it isn't worth ****.
    At least that's what I took away from the show.
    A marble with 1 ONE factory flaw this size of
    fly poop.
    Is now considered less than mint & not worthy of entering a collection.
    As collectors & preservers of history ( marble collecting )
    from my point of view.
    Have become so critical of CONDITION> That, when looking at a mib
    any mib.
    First we are struck with the colors the configuration of the pattern.
    That's a GOOD thing.
    Then after the wow & the ooh!
    Comes what? A 20x loop and a light brighter than any made
    in the 1800's to the 40's 50's.
    The time frame the mibs in question are from.
    At that point the loop & light are used to look for?
    The tiniest of flaws wether it be as made in the factory.
    Or the slightest subsurface sparkle. That may or may not have been
    in the glass from the factory. Or caused on the playground when
    one mib collides with another. It may or may not be a factory as made
    blow out. Or could it be that God forbid,the damage was caused on the playing field??
    It matters not the cause of these flaws or minor imperfections that appear
    at 20x 's what the naked eye can see. To the perfectionist.
    A flaw is what is it is. A flaw.
    Rendering what, at first, was a thing of beauty & a toy, worthless.
    Not worthy of entering a pristine collection. So as to not drag it down to the level
    of mediocre. Reguardless of the price?

    Is it that we have lost the ability to see the beauty in these glass spheres & accept them as what
    they are?
    Or have we become so critically minded that we are blinded,only to the $$$ value.
    of these toy's?

    So, when you ask the question. What do you think a near mint one is worth??
    Make sure the person doesn't have his or her loop.

    They aren't going to see it the same way you do.
    Because one mans near mint, or mint minus. May be worthless.

    By the way, I had a great time at the show. Saw some wonderful one of a kind mibs.
    And in a few cases a few of a kind.
    Saw some old & dear friends. And hopefully made a few new ones.
    Of course that may change after I post this.

    I do recall reading in a marble book.

    When someone tells you that a few chips don't matter.
    He has a few chipped marbles for sale!

    Ya throw the dice & ya takes your chances.


    IMHO

    marblemiser
    Last edited by marblemiser; 08-22-2010 at 03:20 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slagmarble View Post
    Mind posting some photos of the two off by themselves around 12 o'clock? -Brad
    Here is a couple of lousy photos of those two, I couldnt get the flash to go off. I wasnt in a big hurry to ID these because of condition, they seem similar to a Pelt clear rainbow in markings, color, and bubbles, except for the blobs at the top, markings seem to be shifted below the equator. But I am a newbie so who knows?

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    Re: Pretty decent score!

    Quote Originally Posted by slagmarble View Post
    You sure there aren't any peaches in that group?
    -Brad
    yeah, this amber is closer to orange but still amber I think

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    Re: Pretty decent score!

    Quote Originally Posted by slagmarble View Post
    In the separate slag photo what color is the one off to the right...sort of a grayish/brown?

    -Brad
    You nailed it, I would call it smoke, like window tint, I only have two that color

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    Re: Pretty decent score!

    I don't want to be accused of being a hijacker.
    But this is an example of my post.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ABSOLUTE-Mint-19...588?pt=Marbles

    Oh! nice score!
    I'll shut up now>
    marblemiser

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    Re: Pretty decent score!

    Sorry marblemiser if my post was upsetting, sure wasnt intentional. Somtimes a price oriented question might be asked with an interest in getting more, not necessarily selling price.

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    Re: Pretty decent score!

    Not sure what those two are...but in the group shot the color is what peach should look like. As for the other one, that's a pretty unusual CA color. Somebody on here posted a box row at some point of those but they don't seem to come up too often.

    -Brad

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    Re: Pretty decent score!

    thanks a bunch for the info, will get set up to take better pics, never have been happy with any I have taken so far

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    Re: Pretty decent score!

    Quote Originally Posted by veltex View Post
    Sorry marblemiser if my post was upsetting, sure wasnt intentional. Somtimes a price oriented question might be asked with an interest in getting more, not necessarily selling price.
    Your post didn't upset me at all.
    It just jogged a thought out.

    And sometimes that's not a good thing.

    Like the mibs.
    These are Pee Wee's.
    I think there's a row of peach in this box.







    marblemiser

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    Re: Pretty decent score!

    And don't be afraid of wattage, the bright light will help your camera focus. I use 2 100W about 10 inches apart. You may need to adjust your exposure # some as it can wash out the lighter pastel type color. Enjoy! Being able to take accurate high quality photos of your marbles will not only help with ID's but is a fun as well!

    Incedentily....I use a little shirt pocket Nikon coolpix camera...nothing special.
    Last edited by jeeperman; 08-22-2010 at 07:18 PM.

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