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Marble Collecting

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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Discussion Forum

Marbles 5 Replies

Started by Mar.. Last reply by Mar. Jan 20.

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.

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Comment by Shirley Grundman on September 6, 2013 at 10:18pm

I've lost my Marbles too! LOL

Comment by Kyle :-D on September 6, 2013 at 5:12pm

Robb I just wonder if you got the same explanation is I did about how to pick the pretty "Marble" Haha.

Steve you're an awesome and one of a kind man.. Thank God. Hahaha Jk Buddy. 

New members if you want you can upload pictures of your marbles to the site. 2 of my marble pictures are featured right now. Could bring in more people. :-)


Comment by Robb Forehand on September 6, 2013 at 12:45pm

Steve, buy pretty is only one of many things you've taught me in marble collecting, if somewhat intuitive for any collector of things enjoyed by the eyes. Your little mantras are always useful and well thought out. I like to pay them forward. :)

Comment by Kyle :-D on September 6, 2013 at 10:22am

It's not a huge deal, just kind of curious what 1,500 of them will look like and how awesome some of the pieces look. :-D

Comment by Kyle :-D on September 6, 2013 at 10:01am

Scott I would LOVE to see your Victorian Art Glass Shaker collection. You should post it in Glass Hounds some time. :-D

Comment by Kyle :-D on September 6, 2013 at 10:00am

Oops Robb didn't mean to post it here haha. I was showing it to my buddy. He's a fan of glowing marbles. :-D

Comment by Steve Sturtz on September 6, 2013 at 9:41am

I have collected mibs since the early 1960s because they were pretty and happy memories of my childhood.  I have written four books, many articles, and spoken at Aamana about marbles. When all is said and done, we collect marbles which we like. They are tactile and if we collect them, we want to own the pretty ones regardless of who made them.

My mantra for the last 8 or 9 years is to "buy pretty." It is a mantra I have shared with new and experienced collectors. I am thrilled when a newer collector subscribes to this theory. Thank you Robb.

Comment by Robb Forehand on September 6, 2013 at 9:27am

Strangely, Kyle, I can see your vid, but the copy of my akro photo will not load. Off to breakfast! Have a great day!

Comment by Kyle :-D on September 6, 2013 at 9:06am

Very nice Rob.

Also Tom. I don't know why you're having so many issues with this site, but you can paste something without having to type anything in lol.


Comment by Robb Forehand on September 6, 2013 at 8:58am

No problem. You'll also see a lot of new marbles and imports being passed off as old, complete with old looking packaging. Often, it is better to be safe than sorry. My rule as a collector is to buy pretty, as with anything. If it's pretty, and inexpensive, I always figure it's worth a shot, if I don't know what it is. A dollar for a large shooter like these would be a good deal, no matter what the make, in most cases. Condition, condition, condition.  :)


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