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Pictures of the Week 12-22-12

This is the third weekly round-up of some really nice photography from various facebook and other glass web sites.  Make sure you visit the Fresh Peach Gallery which represents the best of the best pictures from 2012. P H O … Continue reading

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Swift’s Syphilitic Specific – “Hey, I’ve got Syphilis”

S S S “Hey, I’ve got Syphilis. Do you have any medicine for me?” “Sure, try some Swift’s Syphilitic Specific” “Thanks, just what I need” I like it when Dr. Charles Aprill (New Orleans) stirs things up with a post … Continue reading

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“Salvadora” in the bottle – Tom Quinn

From Tom Quinn (Benicia, California) who gave a ‘standing room only’ seminar to 80+ attendees at his “Bottle Digging in the West 2012″ seminar at the FOHBC Reno Expo. A picture of my snake “Salvadora” in the bottle. I had … Continue reading

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Sulphide Marbles or Figural Marbles

[from Marbles Galore] Sulphides, or figure marbles, are large translucent marbles manufactured in Germany from the mid-19th century up until the 1930s. Usually 1 1/2″ or more in size, they always feature a figure encased in the center, which early … Continue reading

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Nice Article on Jeff Wichmann at Mad Marbles

Jeff is my man. I look up to him as the ‘big guy’ in the bottle world. He took me in first and led me in the right direction on many fronts. Visit American Bottle Auctions. Hope to see you … Continue reading

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A Brief History of the Birth of the Modern American Toy Industry in Akron, Ohio

Akronite Samuel C. Dyke ignited the modern toy industry when he automated his factory in 1884. Toy marbles have been around for thousands of years; however, until recently, they were very expensive to produce because they were created by hand: … Continue reading

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Robert Frank Visit – An Eye Opening Experience

Robert Frank Visit – An Eye Opening Experience 6 April 2011 Back in October 2010, Pam and Randy Selenak (pictured at ends of table) from Orange County, California called Bob Ferraro and I asking if we would like to make … Continue reading

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