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TMC — 2024 Upcoming Shows

Spring 2024 Marble Show 

Saturday, April 20 from 8:00 am-2:00 pm

Room Trading: Thursday and Friday evenings, April 18 & 19

Hotel: Courtyard by Marriott Austin Northwest/Lakeline
12833 Ranch Road 620 North
Austin, Texas 78750
Room Reservations: 512.580.0083

Show Coordinator: Carroll Collier
Table Reservations: 512.751.2945 or cdc2@flash.net

Fall 2024 Marble Show

Saturday November 2 from 8:00am-2:00pm

Room Trading: Thursday & Friday evenings October 31 & Nov 1

Hotel: Radisson Hotel, North @ Fossil Creek
2540 Meacham Blvd.
Fort Worth, Texas 76106
Room reservations: 817.625.9911

Show Coordinator: J. Lynn Johnson
Table Reservations: 940.300.3222 or Lynn.johnson@unt.edu

Newsletters

Our TMC Board is delighted to be sending you our 10th TMC Newsletter. We try to publish four newsletters a year; some years we make it and some we don’t.

TMC Newsletter Volume 4, Issue 1, February 2024

The calendar tells us that we are ‘out of the holiday period’ but marbles, kids, and Christmas are great gifts for most of us. Did you come out of the holidays with marble stories? The picture below is Sadie Johnson, Lynn Johnson’s Granddaughter. Sadie used her time away from school to make a marble run. Good work, Sadie.

Download Spring 2024 Issue #1
 

TMC Newsletter Volume 3, Issue 3, September 2023

This issue of our 2023 TMC Newsletter finishes our year; and, what a “marble year” it has been. Carroll Collier put together one of our very best shows in April. We had more attendance, vendors, and walk-in interest than we have ever had. And that was after Carroll had to find a new venue. Thank you, Carroll and Patty, for your time and energy. 

Download Fall 2023 Issue #4

TMC Newsletter Volume 3, Issue 3, September 2023

It is summertime in Texas as we publish this newsletter. For those of us ‘of a certain age’, summertime in Texas was the perfect time for marble games. In the summer heat, kids would find a shade tree with plenty of packed dirt, sweep the area clean, select the marbles for targets, and draw the circle—game on. 

Robert Keoghan, one of our members “of a certain age” from Seguin, remembers that he would always leave home on these summer days with a pants pocket containing a knife, two nickels (e.g., if he had cleaned out the barn), and marbles. He named his favorite shooter “Marbelie” and after fifty years continues to display “Marbelie” along with selected marbles he won in a summer competition with his brother, George.

What good memories. Read more in the newsletter.

Download Fall 2023 Newsletter

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Running Rabbit Auctions

The identification of marbles is a first step to developing and enhancing collections.  In this video series, Danny Turner will discuss machine made marbles and show some of the most colorful marbles ever produced.

Texas Marble Collectors (TMC) strives to help members and friends identify marbles with shows, Facebook page, and TMC Newsletters.

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The Cole Avenue Marble Champion – A Marble Collection Won in the Schoolyard

During the heyday of marble competition in the 1950s, the VFW sponsorship of state competitions received a degree of public recognition and children’s interest.  For example, our Newsletter provided Roger Mazurkewicz’s 1958 VFW Championship in New Jersey.  Children, however, have ‘always had championships’ that were important and significant to themselves and sometime to the neighborhood.

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