View Full Version : It's time to put our marbles back into the sack!

07-27-10, 08:11 PM

07-27-10, 08:31 PM
Which marbles are you talking about? Mine never left the sack although they act like it occasionally.(Well, maybe, more than occasionally.) LOL.

Alley or real - made of marble or alabaster (alley is short for alabaster), streaked with wavy or other patterns with exotic names like corkscrew, spiral, snake, ribbon, onyx, swirl, bumblebee, butterfly, and...
An orange and white toothpaste marbleToothpaste - Also known as "Plainsies" in Canada. Wavy streaks usually with red, blue, black, white, orange.
Turtle - wavy streaks containing green and yellow
Ade - strands of opaque white and color, making lemon-ade, lime-ade, orange-ade, etc.
Oxblood - a streaky patch resembling blood
Oilie or Oily - Opaque with a rainbow, iridescent finish
Pearls - Opaque with single color with "mother of pearl" finish
Lutz - a type of swirl, taken from the skating term
Onionskin - swirled and layered like an onion
Clambroth - equally spaced opaque lines on a usually opaque base
Cat's Eye or catseye - central eye-shaped colored inserts or cores (injected inside the marble)
Devil's Eye - red with yellow eye
Beachball - three colors and six vanes
Aggie - made of agate (aggie is short for agate) or glass resembling agate, with various patterns like in the alley
Bumblebee - mostly all yellow with two black strips on each side.
-China glazed porcelain, with various patterns like in the alley
Plaster - a form of china that is unglazed
Commie or common - made of clay
Bennington - clay fired in a kiln with salt glaze
Crock - made from crockery (earthenware) clay
Croton alley or Jasper - glazed and unglazed china marbled with blue
Crystal or clearie or purie - any clear colored glass - including "opals," "glimmers," "bloods," "rubies," etc. These can have any number of descriptive names such as "deep blue sea".
Princess - a tinted crystal
Galaxy - lots of dots inserted like a sky of stars
Indian - dark and opaque, usually black, with overlaid stripes of colors; usually white, and one or more other colors. Some new ones are also many colors like blue, green and scarlet.
Mica - glassy to translucent with streaks or patches of mica, ranging from clear to misty
Steely - made of steel; a true steely was made from a flat piece of steel folded into a sphere and shows a cross where the corners all come together. Without the cross, it's just a ball bearing.
Sulphide - Usually, a large (1.25 to 3 inch) clear glass sphere with an small statuette or figure inside. Most common are domesticated animals such as dogs, cats, cows, etc.; then wild animals; human figures are scarce; inanimate objects such as a train or pocket watch are very rare and command high prices. The interior figures are made of white clay or kaolin, and appear a silvery color due to light refraction. A sulphide in a colored-glass sphere, or with a painted figure inside, is also very rare and brings a high price. Like other types of antique marbles, sulphides have been reproduced and faked in large quantities.
Tiger- Clear with orange/ yellow stripes.

07-27-10, 08:45 PM
Good one Gary---LOL.

What I'm saying is that it's time to end the game and come home.

I used to think that our economy was consumer driven, not so, it's a war driven economy and if it is removed---we are in deep doo!!!!! But that's just about the money----lets get the troops home.