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bostaurus
02-24-2011, 01:21 PM
I just wanted to post some pictures of some marbles my husband has had for a long time. Some were his grandmothers, then added to by his father and then added to by my husband. Most seem to be the same kind I played with as a child and most are in well used shape.
I was just curious about some of them... I know multiple pictures are better but I did not want to put up a huge number of photos. If needed I can add some more later.
These are larger ones... maybe an inch or so.

https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/10557/0450ACCC899B4B928E155425D77F5A5C.jpg

bostaurus
02-24-2011, 01:22 PM
close up of one

https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/10557/F66FBA43F42D4CB99F15F3758B562645.jpg

bostaurus
02-24-2011, 01:23 PM
some of the opaque ones...

https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/10557/A9E4F507F8E74DBD9B4503B8D76D6195.jpg

bostaurus
02-24-2011, 01:24 PM
some that did not seem to be regular cats eye marbles

https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/10557/169E0DF55F4D4E348230BE351FA3B1CC.jpg

bostaurus
02-24-2011, 01:25 PM
couple more

bostaurus
02-24-2011, 01:25 PM
oops

https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/10557/940CFED8C93C4F8A8D27872912A0A1F5.jpg

Road Dog
02-24-2011, 01:26 PM
First two pics are Wirepulls. 3rd pic is mostly Marble Kings and Vitros with an oddball Imperial.

bostaurus
02-24-2011, 01:26 PM
all the rest which seem VERY common

https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/10557/DDA4D2850A37431D8E89A42434479440.jpg

Road Dog
02-24-2011, 01:28 PM
That's alot of Catseyes!

Road Dog
02-24-2011, 01:29 PM
ORIGINAL: bostaurus

oops

https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/10557/940CFED8C93C4F8A8D27872912A0A1F5.jpg


Right one is a Peltier Sunset.

Road Dog
02-24-2011, 01:31 PM
ORIGINAL: bostaurus

some that did not seem to be regular cats eye marbles

https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/10557/169E0DF55F4D4E348230BE351FA3B1CC.jpg


Not regular Cateyes (you are right) they are Caged Vitros

Digswithstick
02-24-2011, 09:46 PM
Nice wirepulls !The cats eyes can have some nice surprizes when looking closely . Hybrid cats (same vane two colored) Peltier banana cats (vane is cigar or banana shaped),there also could be adventrine cats (looks like sparkles in the vane coloring) Sometimes these are found as well ,i call them phantom cats ,regular 4 blue vane cat with irregular white streaks or striations .[:)]

https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/9287/CD412DCC51044C2B9218F49C65150C87.jpg

Digswithstick
02-24-2011, 09:51 PM
Hybrid cat . The colors on some of these are great .Any strange ones in the box?

https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/9287/9C7A3A4243B64214BC2C3BD6F5B88F26.jpg

JOETHECROW
02-24-2011, 10:35 PM
Great info guys....why the name "wirepull"? they pulled a wire thru the hot glass?

Digswithstick
02-24-2011, 10:47 PM
Joe ,these strands are usually continuous through the marble ,just looks like glass was pulled thru with wire ,i think .Think also they were made in Germany ,i am sure Road Dog will have better explaination he knows marbles i only wish i knew [:D]

bostaurus
02-25-2011, 12:24 AM
I will check tomorrow and see if there are any unusual cat eye marbles in there.

Road Dog
02-25-2011, 07:18 AM
Not sure where "wirepull' came from. If it's like most marble names it wasn't a name given by the manufacturer. Lots of marble get their names from collectors and kids that played with them. Wirepulls are German. Vacor also makes a newer wirepull type marble.

Road Dog
02-25-2011, 07:24 AM
ORIGINAL: Digswithstick

Hybrid cat . The colors on some of these are great .Any strange ones in the box?

https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/9287/9C7A3A4243B64214BC2C3BD6F5B88F26.jpg


Nice Cateye. I don't really collect them , but have quite a bit. I'll have to post a Vitro Horseshoe Cat I have. Someone put together a chart on rarity for Cateyes. It dealt with vane types, colors, number and of course maker.

Road Dog
02-25-2011, 07:30 AM
Here is a link to some Catseye discussion.
http://marbleconnection.invisionzone.com/index.php?showtopic=7184

Digswithstick
02-25-2011, 08:23 AM
Great link ,thanks ![:)] Black cat with adventrine

https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/9287/BD0985A7515542AFA15A67D648864E4B.jpg

Digswithstick
02-25-2011, 08:24 AM
Green adventrine ,pic not good but this color usually has it,you can see it in first 2 pics [:)]

https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/9287/B3F0D613F211434AAF232C981F2CC330.jpg

Digswithstick
02-25-2011, 08:27 AM
Some yellows have it [:)] I think also light blue and sometimes red have it and maybe more ?

https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/9287/2241B3B784334C4481217C156EC06EFE.jpg

Road Dog
02-25-2011, 10:21 PM
Nice aventurine. Here's a Vitro Horseshoe Cat. It's around 1"

https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/4010/AABC875732E942C5B16D3FBB6D42DAF2.jpg

Road Dog
02-25-2011, 10:21 PM
another view

https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/4010/5C627BE625264E22856325AF0CCD2249.jpg

Road Dog
02-25-2011, 10:41 PM
a 1" aventurine Cat.

https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/4010/55078AA8E3774D4AB0BFB7E923063897.jpg

Digswithstick
02-26-2011, 03:15 PM
Nice cats ! That Vitro sure has great colors and a wild pattern ![:)]

bostaurus
02-28-2011, 10:47 AM
I tried to pull out the ones from the box that seemed different. It is hard to photograph these fellows...

https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/10557/AB283E4ED49D48A6B3508DCDCC6C3C4F.jpg

bostaurus
02-28-2011, 10:48 AM
pretty..not as damaged as the others so I figure they must be newer ones.

https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/10557/8181F8ADF9E742F2BC922C8F224F775E.jpg

bostaurus
02-28-2011, 10:48 AM
other side

https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/10557/71620066EB3040FDA37320F580C70991.jpg

bostaurus
02-28-2011, 10:49 AM
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https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/10557/B9D085DE0C6E404E9686D5909BA73751.jpg

bostaurus
02-28-2011, 10:50 AM
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https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/10557/FFC13F29D8444845B3003A6714A45880.jpg

bostaurus
02-28-2011, 10:51 AM
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https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/10557/B6E710231EB7449DA93A37C345003F29.jpg

bostaurus
02-28-2011, 10:52 AM
Other side

https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/10557/AA1252376D7E457FA5689124D94B793A.jpg

bostaurus
02-28-2011, 10:52 AM
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https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/10557/EFA8174B37AF41F79F97A5DF2485361E.jpg

bostaurus
02-28-2011, 10:53 AM
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https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/10557/B88C95C702704EF6879D98D722F28F01.jpg

bostaurus
02-28-2011, 10:53 AM
Last one

https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/10557/5575BC37EC1D4BDB9C325D8EC0A7047E.jpg

Digswithstick
03-02-2011, 10:15 PM
ORIGINAL: bostaurus

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https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/10557/B6E710231EB7449DA93A37C345003F29.jpg
What color is the center of the one on left ? Nice cats eyes by the way ,they are overlooked a lot ![:)]

bostaurus
03-02-2011, 11:03 PM
Not sure what you mean by center.. "vanes" of the cats eye part seem to be that green color with the stripe of that reddish color down the middle. So the very middle where the vanes meet is green. Hope that answers the question...