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#253612 - Wed May 11 2011 06:57 AM MARBLES
gulfiend! Offline
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Registered: Fri Jul 01 2005
Loc: Raleigh, North Carolina
...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...
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Looking for better Gulf items: signs, globes, cans and paper - especially porcelain Gulf flanges, and Gulf A-38 & A-62 ad glass...

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#253624 - Wed May 11 2011 08:33 AM Re: MARBLES [Re: gulfiend!]
Maps for the memories Offline
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Registered: Thu Jul 06 2006
Loc: Midwest
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!

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#253626 - Wed May 11 2011 08:38 AM Re: MARBLES [Re: Maps for the memories]
gulfiend! Offline
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Registered: Fri Jul 01 2005
Loc: Raleigh, North Carolina
...I know I've seen Flying A with the map/billboard artwork...
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Looking for better Gulf items: signs, globes, cans and paper - especially porcelain Gulf flanges, and Gulf A-38 & A-62 ad glass...

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#253808 - Thu May 12 2011 11:12 AM Re: MARBLES [Re: gulfiend!]
marxmobilgas Offline
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Registered: Thu Jul 10 2003
Loc: DFW Texas USA
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.

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#254764 - Tue May 17 2011 12:53 PM Re: MARBLES [Re: marxmobilgas]
always lookin Offline
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Registered: Mon Jan 31 2011
Loc: Pa.
discuss !


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#254785 - Tue May 17 2011 02:59 PM Re: MARBLES [Re: always lookin]
gulfiend! Offline
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Registered: Fri Jul 01 2005
Loc: Raleigh, North Carolina
...FAKE...I'm guessing the paper is a photocopy...
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Looking for better Gulf items: signs, globes, cans and paper - especially porcelain Gulf flanges, and Gulf A-38 & A-62 ad glass...

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#254788 - Tue May 17 2011 03:47 PM Re: MARBLES [Re: gulfiend!]
THERMOMAN Offline
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Registered: Tue Aug 15 2006
Loc: smyrna, de USA
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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#254796 - Tue May 17 2011 04:09 PM Re: MARBLES [Re: THERMOMAN]
always lookin Offline
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Registered: Mon Jan 31 2011
Loc: Pa.
just put it there so you guys could explain further.

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#254846 - Tue May 17 2011 07:54 PM Re: MARBLES [Re: always lookin]
KZ1000 Offline
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Registered: Sun Oct 21 2007
Loc: Mass
Explain What? They are an item not worthy of talking about other than saying they are repops
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#254853 - Tue May 17 2011 08:25 PM Re: MARBLES [Re: KZ1000]
always lookin Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Mon Jan 31 2011
Loc: Pa.
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.

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#254873 - Tue May 17 2011 09:01 PM Re: MARBLES [Re: always lookin]
THE AMERICAN GARAGE Offline
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Registered: Wed Jun 02 2004
Loc: PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
I lost my marbles years ago. I wonder if repros would get me back on track? wink
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