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    Definition of wet marble please

    Hi, first time poster here and I am gently trying to learn about a bag of marbles I just inherited. In searching I see reference made to "wet" marbles. Can someone explain what this term means? Slowly trying to learn basics before I learn names and compositions of marbles. Thanks.

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    Re: Definition of wet marble please

    Hi Chick. Welcome.

    To me, "wet" means so shiny it's like the marble was just made yesterday.

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    Thanks that girl for your reply. I thought "wet" meant shinny as you said but was not sure.; You confirmed my first question as I proceed to learn more about marbles. Thanks

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    Re: Definition of wet marble please

    Originally only used in the term Wet Mint some sellers have started using the term to simply mean shiny and the marble may have damage.
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    Re: Definition of wet marble please

    lstmmrbls, thanks for your info. So instead of listing an item using "wet" I can just say shiny and it would mean the same. Of course, I would describe any flaws, etc. Thanks.

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    Re: Definition of wet marble please

    For most purists - in order for a marble to be true "wet mint", the marble must be as perfect as the day it was made and yes that includes a shiny "wet" surface. The term "wet" is currently being thrown around somewhat liberally on eBay.
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    Re: Definition of wet marble please

    Iowa, I hear what you are saying. I just want to make sure I totally understand as much as possible before I try doing anything with the marbles as this is a new field for me. Thanks.

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    Re: Definition of wet marble please

    Quote Originally Posted by chick1 View Post
    lstmmrbls, thanks for your info. So instead of listing an item using "wet" I can just say shiny and it would mean the same. Of course, I would describe any flaws, etc. Thanks.

    Makes sense to say "the surface is still quite shiny" ... or something like that ... while you're mentioning the flaws. I think that would be a good way to talk the marble up without going so far as to say "wet".

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    Re: Definition of wet marble please

    I agree with you That Girl. It makes sense to accent the positive before stating any flaw or imperfections.

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    Re: Definition of wet marble please

    Quote Originally Posted by chick1 View Post
    Iowa, I hear what you are saying. I just want to make sure I totally understand as much as possible before I try doing anything with the marbles as this is a new field for me. Thanks.
    Absolutely! Welcome to the forum and don't hesitate to ask questions.
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    Re: Definition of wet marble please

    Hi all, I just want to thank all of you for responding to my question on my very first day here on this forum. You all have been very helpful which is greatly appreciated. I am getting a Marble book from the local library and will try to learn a little more. Definitely will be coming back with questions when I have them. Thanks again. Chick1

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