gm1891 MINT(+) 3/4" Akro Agate GREEN/YELLOW POPEYE SHOOTER

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MINT(+) 3/4" Akro Agate GREEN/YELLOW POPEYE SHOOTER

Item# GM1891
Here is a member of a group of some of the most popular marbles ever produced: The Akro Agate POPEYE. This one comes in forest green, eggyolk yellow and of course the defining white wispy strands all in a clear base glass with an abundance of tiny bubbles, only one of which, thankfully nearly made it to the surface. Most of the white wispy threads have congealed to a near solid white corkscrew wich I guess would allow one to describe it as a tri-colored snake--I'm sure it would fit well in either collection slot.
The little eyelash-like marks are present at the poles, indicating the marble was made prior to the so-called "Freeze" improvement of 1922 which allowed the manufacture of the marbles without these marks.
Another great feature of this marble is the 3/4" shooter. I need to say here that most of the measurements I have taken around the marble, using digital calipers, is 0.750 to 0.751; however, there is a place where I measured 0.747 which is just a hair less than the full 3/4"
Finally, this gorgeous example, even after 100 years, is still in exquisite mint condition.
CONDITION: MINT(+) 9.7 The surface is wet and shiny as a mint marble should be. All I can find is the afore-mentioned single tiny bubble that almost made it to the surface and the glass collapsed around it leaving a melted dimple-like depression shown near the center of the second picture.
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Size 19.00mm or 0.750" at the equator.

Click on the first picture for a greatly enlarged view.
Price $75.00

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Akro
Agate

Christensen
Agate

Peltier
Glass Co.

M.F.
Christensen

West
Virginia

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