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PELTIER GLASS:
MINT 21/32" JOHN DEERE MILLER w/AVENTURINE

Item# GM2517
FYI: William J. Miller made Peltier's first marble machines in 1924. Most of the MILLER machine's output was marbles with clear base glass and colored glass swirls. Opaque marbles were produced, but only rarely. The tri-color opaques, Christmas Trees, Supermans, Rebels, etc., are highly coveted by collectors. Many of the two-color varieties are prized for their unique patterns as well. Those with aventurine, a translucent mineral containing small reflective particles, are especially sought and command premium prices.
DESCRIPTION: This example sports translucent aventurine green ribbons on mustard yellow base glass. Collectors refer to marbles with this color scheme as a John Deere, or sometimes a Girlscout
The prospect of finally having a chance to obtain a rare John Deere with Aventurie was irresistible. I bought this marble for its beauty, of course, as well as the rarity of the John Deere/aventurine combination. These are, evidently, more scarce than I thought. But I must admit, the classic Miller pattern was also a significant influence. There is, in fact, some aventurine in the green ribbons, but the content is somewhat lighter than I had hoped.
I have looked long and hard for just such a marble: A Miller machine John Deere with aventurine, and in MINT condition to boot. Just what the doctor ordered!
CONDITION: MINT 9.6 The surface is wonderfully wet and shiny. But there is just the slightest whisper of light wear that I can only see with the aid of magnification. Wear too light to see even in these enlarged pictures and certainly not with the naked eye.
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Size 16.47mm or 0.649" at the equator.

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Price $250.00

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