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"String" Solid Core

"String" Solid Core Swirl Solid Core Swirl in Blue Glass DIVIDED CORE SWIRLS Divided Core Swirls have, as the name indicated, a core comprised of separated bands. There will be at least three and as many as six bands. The most common number is four, followed closely by three, then five and six. The bands are usually multicolored but are sometimes single colored. They may all be the same color combination but more often, particularly on the common four-band examples, have two different color combinations that alternate. The other traits that apply to solid core swirls also apply to divided core swirls. That is, examples may be "naked," "caged," "trilevel," or even "four-leveled." Some Divided Core Swirls have bands that are very close together but still have observable spaces in between them; these are considered "closed" Divided Core Swirls, an oxymoron that is really only useful in differentiating them from true solid core swirls. Divided Core Swirl Divided Core Swirl in Pink Glass

RIBBON CORE SWIRLS Ribbon Core Swirls are a type of Transparent Swirl with either one or two bands, or "ribbons," at the core. Those with one ribbon are called Single Ribbon Core Swirls and those with two are known as Double Ribbon Core Swirls; the latter are more common than the former, but both are more rare than most Latticinio, Solid Core, or Divided Core Swirls. The bands in these marbles are usually wide but are sometimes narrow, especially in double ribbon cores, and may be thick or extremely thin. On the double ribbon varieties, there is usually color only on one side of each ribbon, while on the single ribbon examples both sides often have colors. Each side of the ribbon may be the same color scheme, or they may be different. As with all swirls, ribbon cores may either be "naked" or have outer designs. The outer designs are typically comprised of sets of strands, though bands do occur, and most commonly mirror the ribbon or ribbons. The colors of both the ribbons and the outer strands or bands are much like those seen in other types of Transparent Swirls, though bright colors seem to be more common in these. Single Ribbon Core Swirl Single Ribbon Core Swirl Double Ribbon Core Swirl RIBBON LUTZ SWIRLS Basically, a Ribbon Lutz Swirl is a Naked Ribbon Core Swirl with a wide, thick ribbon edged on both sides by "Lutz," or goldstone. The Lutz is usually flanked by narrow strands, usually white in color. They may have one or, less commonly, two

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  • Page 3 and 4: White Latticinio Swirl White Lattic
  • Page 5: SOLID CORE SWIRLS Solid Core Swirls
  • Page 9 and 10: Beachball Josephs Coat Swirl BANDED
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  • Page 17 and 18: Opaque Banded Lutz Swirls are ident
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  • Page 29 and 30: Leighton Transitional Oxblood Slag
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  • Page 41 and 42: surface. This acid reacts with the
  • Page 43 and 44: Raeren Brown marbles are almost ide
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    Chinas have two diametrically oppos

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    around the marble and either ends a

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    Green Slag Yellow Slag Orange Slag

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    COMPANY HISTORY The Christensen Aga

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    like glycerin or corn syrup. Howeve

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    Green Slag Red Slag Purple Slag Blu

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    Striped Opaque Striped Opaque Strip

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    Three Color Swirl Three Color Swirl

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    Three Color Swirl Three Color Swirl

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    Three Color Flame Two Color Flame F

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    Transparent Swirl Transparent Swirl

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    During the 1920s Akro Agate grew in

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    have wide clear areas. Popeye color

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    on the surface, with a clear glass

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    president and vice president, respe

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    Prize Name Prize Name Prize Name Pr

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    Special (Three Color) Special (Thre

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    Special (Four Color) Special (Four

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    hybrid Popeye hybrid Popeye hybrid

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    Lemonade Oxblood Limeade Limeade Ox

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    Milky Oxblood Tricolored Milky Oxbl

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    "Superman" "Lifesaver" "Indian Blan

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    Screenprinted Opaque Screenprinted

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    this little known company produced

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    PEERLESS PATCHES AND CHARACTER MARB

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    Multicolored Swirl Multicolored Swi

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    National Line Rainbo (Wasp) Nationa

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    National Line Rainbo (Superman with

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    National Line Rainbo (red, black, y

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    Character Peerless Patch (Skeezix)

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    Rainbo (with oxblood) Rainbo (trico

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    company in Anmoore, West Virginia,

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    exhibit. These boxes were made in t

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    Sunburst Sunburst Sunburst Sunburst

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    Comet Comet Comet with Aventurine C

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    No. 13 Sunbeam Box (reverse) No. 13

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    Duncan Peltier (son of Sellers) tra

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    HYBRID RAINBOWS, BLENDED RAINBOWS,

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    Also, the green vanes appear to hav

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    Bumblebee (from Paden City dump sit

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    Hercules Green Hornet Dragonfly Gra

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    Multicolor Rainbow Varicolor Rainbo

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    West Virginian Goldenboy Cookies an

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    orange-red and sky blue patch and r

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    Blended Green Hornet Blended Bumble

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    St. Marys Catseye (green/white) St.

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    electric orange and yellow with whi

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    Chinko-Checko-Marblo Box Unlabeled

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    In 1969 Vitro Agate was purchased b

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    example is the "Popeye" patch, whic

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    Brushed Patch (opaque) Brushed Patc

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    Parrot Parrot Tricolored Patch Mult

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    Patch Patch Patch Patch "Popeye" Pa

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    Blackie (Swirl) Blackie (hybrid) Bl

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    Four Fingers Tricolor Patch Poly Ba

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    marbles. Heaton sold the company an

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    White-Based Swirl White-Based Swirl

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    Champion Agate Company (1938-presen

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    The other type of Champion swirl th

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    White-Based Swirl White-Based Swirl

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    "New Old Fashioned" Swirl "New Old

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    Special Run (or "Furnace) Swirl Spe

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    Two-Color Swirl Two-Color Swirl Two

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    Tri-Color Swirl Two-Color Swirl Two

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    Two-Color Swirl Tri-Color Swirl Bro

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    White-Based Swirl White-Based Swirl

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    Color-Based Swirl (two-toned green)

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    ORIGINAL PACKAGING Apparently, the

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    Transparent Swirl Alox Manufacturin

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    The only Jabo-Vitro marbles that ar

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    "Peacock" "Bloody Jade"

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    "Hot Tamale" "Tie Dye" "Black Tiger

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    "Butterscotch" Vacor de Mexico (193

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    Black Panther ("Pirata") Opaque bla

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    Jupiter Opaque metallic base with s

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    Starburst ("Stelaris") Transparent

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    Galaxy Opaque black base with white

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    Gumball Transparent clear base with

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    Hand Made Swirl Hand Made Swirl Han

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    ORIGINAL PACKAGING Some Jackson mar

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    Opaque Swirl Jackson Net Mesh Bags

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    Transparent Swirl Transparent Swirl

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    Transparent Swirl Transparent Swirl

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    that have been dug from the Jackson

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    inexpensiveness with which to creat

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    "Hopalong Cassidy" "Lash La Rue" "R

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    "Roy Rogers and Dale Evans" "Bette

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    "Nehi" "Pal Ade" "Dr. Pepper" "Peps

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    "Coca Cola" "Coca Cola" FILLING STA

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    "Tydol" "Chevron" "Texaco"

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    "Champion Agates" "Mitee Marbles" "

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    "Milton Bradley" "Vitro Agates" "Mr

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    "Farmalls" "Eisenhower and Nixon" "

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    "Barber Shop" "John Deere" "John De

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    "Campbell's Kids" "Winchester" "Cat

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    "Purina Pig Chow" "Jolly Rabbit" "K

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    "Marlboro" "Chesterfield" "Copenhag

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    "Bumblebees" "Cub Scouts" "Girl Sco

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    it is an easy chore to print up an

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    REPRODUCTION HAND MADE SWIRLS Today

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    On the other hand, research conduct

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    Thomas Thornburgh Contemporary (not

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    Christensen Agate Lookalike ("Zulu"

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    Both hand made and machine made mar

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    Akro Agate Oxblood Corkscrew Lookal

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    POLISHED, BUFFED, COOKED, AND FILLE

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    With few exceptions, marbles with a

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    "Annual Boy Week Marble Shooting To

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    By the early 1400s the glass indust

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    The Entrance to the Oven An Oven in

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    G. Kuhnert & Co. Glassworks Adverti

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    Antique Christmas Tree Ornament "Pu

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    later it was confirmed that the two

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    "Catseye" from the Sofienhutte Glas

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    GALLERY OF HANDMADE GLASS MARBLES F

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    Onionskin with Aventurine Another G

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    A Divided Core Swirl in Cobalt Glas

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    "Leighton"-Style Transitional (Sing

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