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MARBLES #253612
Wed May 11 2011 04:57 AM
Wed May 11 2011 04:57 AM
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...lately there seems to be a rash of gas station giveaway marbles on Oldgas, both on BOTW and advertised for sale...

...these aren't old...at least 15 years ago, some genius discovered that marbles and plastic bags were really cheap, and they could make cheesy little paper ends for the bags with copies of old advertising...about the cheapest and easiest fake you could make...

...in many cases, the fonts are wrong on the paper ends as well...while I suppose there could be an original marble giveaway item out there, I've not seen it...


Looking for better Gulf items: signs, globes, cans and paper - especially porcelain Gulf flanges, and Gulf A-38 & A-62 ad glass...
Re: MARBLES [Re: gulfiend!] #253624
Wed May 11 2011 06:33 AM
Wed May 11 2011 06:33 AM
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I apologize I can't bring the brand to mind (perhaps Atlantic), but I've seen a bag or two that have the imagery from the back covers of maps of the late '40s and early '50s. When you're a paper person, these really stick out.
Years ago I used to collect soda stuff, and the old National Geographic back cover Coke ads also migrate onto marble labels.
Glad you brought this up!

Re: MARBLES [Re: Maps for the memories] #253626
Wed May 11 2011 06:38 AM
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...I know I've seen Flying A with the map/billboard artwork...


Looking for better Gulf items: signs, globes, cans and paper - especially porcelain Gulf flanges, and Gulf A-38 & A-62 ad glass...
Re: MARBLES [Re: gulfiend!] #253808
Thu May 12 2011 09:12 AM
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look for the shiny staples!! and mint graphics! and an assortment of companies that the seller has!

I dont think I'll buy any of these whether it gas/oil or soda because I havent seen a genuine bag I could verify.

Re: MARBLES [Re: marxmobilgas] #254764
Tue May 17 2011 10:53 AM
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discuss !

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Re: MARBLES [Re: always lookin] #254785
Tue May 17 2011 12:59 PM
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...FAKE...I'm guessing the paper is a photocopy...


Looking for better Gulf items: signs, globes, cans and paper - especially porcelain Gulf flanges, and Gulf A-38 & A-62 ad glass...
Re: MARBLES [Re: gulfiend!] #254788
Tue May 17 2011 01:47 PM
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These are all over at the large swap meets in the $10 range I've seen them with pepsi and moxie labels too. I would say 99% chance they are phoney.


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Re: MARBLES [Re: THERMOMAN] #254796
Tue May 17 2011 02:09 PM
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just put it there so you guys could explain further.

Re: MARBLES [Re: always lookin] #254846
Tue May 17 2011 05:54 PM
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Explain What? They are an item not worthy of talking about other than saying they are repops


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Re: MARBLES [Re: KZ1000] #254853
Tue May 17 2011 06:25 PM
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They were having a discussion, I came across this pic and thought I would add it so others could see what they are talking about. I dont do marbles my self.

Re: MARBLES [Re: always lookin] #254873
Tue May 17 2011 07:01 PM
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I lost my marbles years ago. I wonder if repros would get me back on track? wink


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