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This is a group for the discussion of marbles and marble collecting. My knowledge of marbles is extremely limited, it is a learning process for me the same as the rest of you. I most likely cannot answer your questions, but may be able to point you

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Help identifying these old marbles please. 5 Replies

Started by Holly McGinnis. Last reply by Holly McGinnis Oct 10, 2013.

Crackle Marbles 1 Reply

Started by Steve Sturtz. Last reply by C. Dianne Zweig Editor's Desk Oct 7, 2013.

Marble Mail from a friend 6 Replies

Started by Steve Sturtz. Last reply by Steve Sturtz Sep 22, 2013.

Sammy's Mountain Marbles 3 Replies

Started by Steve Sturtz. Last reply by Steve Sturtz Sep 12, 2013.

How do you count the colors on a marble? 21 Replies

Started by Steve Sturtz. Last reply by Steve Sturtz Sep 9, 2013.

Fried marbles, and a video link on how to make them. 3 Replies

Started by Daniel Adkins. Last reply by Robb Forehand Sep 6, 2013.

Photographing your marbles 4 Replies

Started by Paul Heupel. Last reply by Robb Forehand Sep 5, 2013.

Alley Agate 3 Replies

Started by Steve Sturtz. Last reply by Daniel Adkins Sep 5, 2013.

Here we go! 9 Replies

Started by Kyle :-D. Last reply by Kyle :-D Sep 4, 2013.

Introductions. 2 Replies

Started by Daniel Adkins. Last reply by Steve Sturtz Sep 3, 2013.

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Comment by david kirschenbaum on July 20, 2010 at 5:12pm

hello folks-maybe someone can help me identify some of these marbles-this is a small tidbit of what I have, they came from a friend whos husband passed and he collected and inherited his fathers collection. I don't know what i have here but am beginning to understand that there is value. I am interested in selling them all, don't know where to start. sorry about the pictures, they do not do them justice. anyway, I would appreciate any input and thank you very much.
Comment by Sondra Craft on July 19, 2010 at 1:14am
HI! I just joined, and I know absolutely nothing about marbles, other than the fact that I did play with a few when I was growing up. I do know a few of the terms, but not many. I recently bought a Gladware plastic container that contains a total of 100 marbles. Most of them look alike to me, but there are 4 that were different. Two of the marbles are a very light blue, and it looks like 1 of them was drilled all the way through to be strung on a necklace or an earring, 1 of the others is a darker blue with a metallic look to it, and the last one has what I would call a "stem" on it, like maybe it was a button and the hole part is broken off. Is there anyone here that I can send them to for identification and possible sale? I have tried to take pictures of them, but all of the pictures turn out too light or super blurred.
Comment by faye redden on July 10, 2010 at 12:09pm
hi!! i believe i have a few vintage ones but i do not know much about them-
will post pictures later have a very unusual statue can i post it here on bottom is a marble??? have no idea- thanks its very interesting
Comment by Victoria Way on June 16, 2010 at 1:18pm
Glenn, Thanks for looking at my marbles. I looked at that web site and it helps to see the descriptions of the marbles, but to be honest,it is difficult for me to tell one from the other,such as example,some marbles with red in it are called Oxbloods, but not all red ones are, then, there are transparent, opaque, etc. There are so many different types of marbles, I don't know what to do, I have boxes of them maybe 500 or more old ones. To sort thru them is a nitemare. I sent a couple boxes of them to a guy on ebay who sells on consignment and then when he gets them tells me it would be a 4 month wait! I wished he would of said that first. After about 6 months I got on him about why he wasnt selling them and then he finally put 4 on eBay. Then he only sells 4 marbles which came to $275 and then offered me $125.00 for the rest which would have been $400 for me. I figured if he picked only four out of 400 marbles to sell, thats how he gets his money, he leaves the more valuable ones in the group and buys rest for $125 and then sells the rest on eBay because he has the knowlege of what to sell and how much they are worth. So I could have made $400 total, but told him to send back the rest and now I dont know what to do with them! I would rather keep them than give them away. I could try to put some on eBay in small groups and see whatever I get, but I am not sure of valuable ones or not. Also some are not in mint condition, do these collectors, polish them if they have little knicks in them?
Thanks for your help, and I dont know why I am so confused on them even with books, charts and pictrues explaining them. I even have a whole jar of vasiline glass ones big to small that glow under the black light. They are all yellow, what is the name for those? Thanks again for your help, I do appreciate it.
Comment by Glenn Freeman on June 16, 2010 at 10:18am
Hi Victoria Way,
Nice lot of marbles..I collect handmade marbles and you have a few in your group.
The black ones with the white and colored outside stripes are called "INDIANS". The large one with the swirls appears to be a "HOLLOW or GHOST CORE" swirl.
You also have a smaller handmade swirl which I would need to see a close up of to give you more info.
Handmade marbles will have a pontil @ one or both ends.
Here is a link to a marble sight which might help you identify some of your machine made marbles.

http://www.landofmarbles.com/marbles-collection.html

Hope this helps,,,,,Glenn
Comment by Julia Carlson on June 15, 2010 at 6:02am
Hi Victoria Way, I have been collecting for about 30 years, but am by no means the person to ask. You have some wonderfule marbles. Glen is probably going to be able to help you the most, his knowledge and collection are formidable! Just from what I can see, you have quite a variety of old marbles. The large clear one with the colored swirls inside are highly sought after, the better the condition, the more it's value. It looks like you have alot of akro agates and if I see correctly the purple one in the bottom left/middle could be an amethyst, I see a fee other actual agate marbles and some really nice two and tri color ones.. But let Glenn tell you exactly what you have, and have him show you some of his. Then you will have a much better understanding of exatly what you have and what it may be worth. Join the club! basmadjules
Comment by Victoria Way on June 15, 2010 at 4:08am
Can anyone help me ID these marbles? The names and what they might be worth. I have boxes and boxes by the hundreds of old marbles. Thanks!
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