While talking to Lance I said that for all thing ‘Marbles’ he should talk to Bert Cohen from Boston, much to my surprise he told me he already had. He spent a day at Bert’s house and said ‘that the whole exhibit was there’. I also sent a lot of material and photographs of Tinsley Green for him to use.
Bert gave him a tremendous amount of marble memorabilia and a selection of contemporary marbles from about 30 different makes. At this point I should say that a lot of other people put in a lot of work to make this the biggest and best ever exhibition which gave a lot of good publicity for all the marble player and collectors about at the time.
As I have said already there were a lot of marble people involved in the exhibition and the list reads like a who’s who’s of marbles folk. Paul Baumann, Jeff Carskadden, Bert Cohen, Michael Cohill, Eugene Mason, Sam McCarthy and Cathy Runyan. Plus marble makers Jody Fine, Steve Maslash, Ro Purser, David Salazar, Shantidevi and Josh Simpson.