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Road Dog
05-05-2012, 08:19 PM
Thought I'd post a few Slag pics.


Road Dog
05-05-2012, 08:20 PM
another. Bought this as a group. They are all mint M.F. Christensen.


Road Dog
05-05-2012, 08:23 PM
Some reds.


05-05-2012, 08:24 PM
Not really into Slags or Swirls much, but that doesn't stop me from appreciating the beauty of these great looking marbles. Vey nice, Hats Off.


Road Dog
05-05-2012, 08:25 PM
I named these Beer Slags. I think they are Akro. They have thousands of uniform sized bubbles in them. I look for these guys.


Road Dog
05-05-2012, 08:26 PM
Some more red Slags


Road Dog
05-05-2012, 08:28 PM
These are Christensen Slags. They are identified by the bright color and seams.


Road Dog
05-05-2012, 08:29 PM
Some Pukey Green Slags.


Road Dog
05-05-2012, 08:31 PM
Comparison of the Puke Greens with the regular green.


05-05-2012, 08:31 PM
Keep 'em coming. Great pics to boot.

05-05-2012, 08:31 PM
I know diddly about marbles... How old are these?

05-05-2012, 08:33 PM
No pic Wheelah

05-05-2012, 08:37 PM
I mean the ones that are being posted by Road Dog...

05-05-2012, 08:43 PM
Correct me if I'm wrong Road Dog, But I think most of what is being posted her was hand gathered and produced between early 1900's and 1930's.

Road Dog
05-05-2012, 08:54 PM
M.F. Christensen made marbles from early 1900's to 1917 or 18

Christensen made marbles from around the 1920's to around 1933 or so.

Peltiers shown here are probably late 1920's thru late 30's.

Akros probly would date about the same as Peltier. Akro took over from M.F. Christensen. At first they even sols some of M.F. Christensens old Stock in the 1918 to early 20's before they did there own handgathereds.

Road Dog
05-05-2012, 08:59 PM
Akro Slags with Oxblood. The Teals are not production they were dug from the factory site.


Road Dog
05-05-2012, 09:00 PM
Purple Slags


Road Dog
05-05-2012, 09:01 PM
Orange and Orangish Slags


Road Dog
05-05-2012, 09:02 PM
Dug Akros


Road Dog
05-05-2012, 09:13 PM
Last pic for now


RED Matthews
05-05-2012, 10:04 PM
Thank you Road Dog.
Great pictures and the informational descriptions make it very interesting When I was 12 to 16 I played a lot of marbles and had jugs full of them. I never did know what my Mom did with them. I have a wooden box with some stone or ceramic ones that my Grandfather had as a kid. I have some others in a box. And I also have one that my daughter Connie, made for me that has the pontil mark partially worked off. I just never got into making a study of them - Thank you again. RED Matthews

Road Dog
05-05-2012, 10:29 PM
Glad to show and tell Red. I'm just glad folks like to see this stuff. M.F. Christensen are true Transitional marbles in that they are Handgathered the old way , but were rounded on a roller type machine that made them perfectly round smoothing out the shear mark. This gave them an advantage over the German made marbles.

05-06-2012, 08:47 PM
I am not a collector of marbles but the color of yours are sure are amazing. I have only found only 1 on a dig, it is solid emerald green color.

Road Dog
05-06-2012, 10:51 PM
Thanks. Here are some more that glow like mad under a blacklight.


05-06-2012, 10:55 PM

Purple Slags


kool color

05-06-2012, 11:20 PM

05-06-2012, 11:21 PM
My girls want you to post a picture of the marbles under the black light if that would work?

Road Dog
05-07-2012, 07:52 AM
Thanks for looking ya'll.

I'll try and shoot the 1" slag tonight in Blacklight. Kinda tricky getting the pic.

05-07-2012, 03:51 PM
Okay, we're excited and waiting!

Road Dog
05-07-2012, 07:30 PM
Here is the 1" Slag you saw in my last pic. This is an Akro Slag and they made them with glass containing uranium. Akro made Ade marbles that glow in blacklight as well.


Road Dog
05-07-2012, 07:31 PM
Next pic is the same marble in blacklight along side a nonglowing slag.


05-08-2012, 10:05 AM
That is very cool! Thank you.

Road Dog
05-09-2012, 04:31 PM
Another Slag Pic. The two Greens are Akro. The crude creased one is 1.3" and is extremely tuff to find in this size. The one next to it is 1 1/4" and very hard to find in this size as well. Officially Akro only made up to 1" marbles, but some did sneak thru that were larger. Some also are from digs.