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  • KyserKyser Posts: 160 ✭✭✭

    I show you mine, show me yours.

  • rickoricko Posts: 81,527 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 24, 2021 9:49AM

    OK... Here are some Guineas and Cobras..... Cheers, RickO

  • KyserKyser Posts: 160 ✭✭✭

    the bottom front left ..... RickO. Very nice stash.

  • spirityoda1spirityoda1 Posts: 203 ✭✭✭

    After seeing @ricko marbles. I thought I would start a very small collection of marbles... 1st 1 bought off Etsy.com for $48





    Coin Junky...

  • UrbanDecay04UrbanDecay04 Posts: 816 ✭✭✭✭
    edited April 13, 2021 11:00AM

    I would ask "What's so special about marbles?" but I guess everyone else asks "What's so special about coins?" :D

    YN collector: Been doing it for 3 years and would never consider myself an expert! :)
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  • spirityoda1spirityoda1 Posts: 203 ✭✭✭
    edited April 13, 2021 10:44PM

    I think they are small works of art. In my mind I am asking myself how did they make this marble. I find them beautiful.

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  • rickoricko Posts: 81,527 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @spirityoda1 .... That is a real beauty... a modern art marble. Cheers, RickO

  • spirityoda1spirityoda1 Posts: 203 ✭✭✭

    Thank you.

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  • Bayard1908Bayard1908 Posts: 3,752 ✭✭✭

    I sometimes find an old marble while digging a coin, never have found a clay one though. The ones I remember best from childhood in the late 1960s were milk glass with a red or green swirl.

  • spirityoda1spirityoda1 Posts: 203 ✭✭✭

    I remember marbles when I was 7 years old. I think they called them "cats eyes" ???

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  • rickoricko Posts: 81,527 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @spirityoda1....Yes, Cats Eye marbles are modern... not part of the collectible segment.... mass produced in Mexico and elsewhere....Cheers, RickO

  • spirityoda1spirityoda1 Posts: 203 ✭✭✭

    @ricko Can we see more pics of your marbles collection.

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  • Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 5,279 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I've dug a lot of clay marbles, many have a blue or brown glaze. Also dug glass akro agates, which have a nice swirl to them. Always a nice find. Peace Roy

  • spirityoda1spirityoda1 Posts: 203 ✭✭✭

    Roy post pics of these marbles I would like to see them.

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  • spirityoda1spirityoda1 Posts: 203 ✭✭✭
    edited April 15, 2021 8:40AM

    @ricko 2nd marble bought off Etsy for $51. Amazing colors. Looks like a planet...










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  • rickoricko Posts: 81,527 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @spirityoda1.... I will try to get another picture of other old marbles later....Cheers, RickO

  • spirityoda1spirityoda1 Posts: 203 ✭✭✭

    :)

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  • Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 5,279 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @spirityoda1 Well, finding my marble hoard was easier than I thought. All these marbles were dug by me in Pa, NJ and a few in Bklyn NY over the course of 25+ years. The medium clear with white swirls glass one below the huge blue guy is European. The rest are clay, porcelain, Benningtons, fancy Benningtons etc. Are you a marble collector? Peace Roy

  • spirityoda1spirityoda1 Posts: 203 ✭✭✭

    @Namvet69 I just started collecting marbles 2 days ago. Your collection looks nice. I like this 1 in your collection...

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  • Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 5,279 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yup, that's a German. I love to detect old stone foundations. Google shall give lead you in the right direction. Good luck. Peace Roy

  • rickoricko Posts: 81,527 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Namvet69 ... Nice old marbles... That German Swirl is nice, they made some interesting marbles. Cheers, RickO

  • pocketpiececommemspocketpiececommems Posts: 4,976 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Found in the dirt while picking up walnuts

  • KyserKyser Posts: 160 ✭✭✭

    I metal detect and I am always checking fresh dirt for treasures. My favorite are the old kids toys like marbles, army men, cars, jacks. I have an odd collection of ground finds. I buy and sell collectibles on Ebay. But I have never sold something I found, those are my treasures. Thanks for all the pictures, I like to look and learn.

  • spirityoda1spirityoda1 Posts: 203 ✭✭✭
    edited April 16, 2021 6:40PM

    @ricko created a marble collector monster in me. lol just kidding, but I can see the beauty in these modern marbles. I need to slow down on my buying them lol It's cutting into my coin buying money. ha ha ha. Next pay check I will buy a marble display stand like yours. :)

    Coin Junky...

  • spirityoda1spirityoda1 Posts: 203 ✭✭✭

    After looking on Etsy and Ebay for marbles I noticed some huge price tags on some very beautiful marbles that are way out of my reach money wise. lol I think I will stick to the $50-100 dollars a glass marble level. B)

    Coin Junky...

  • Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 5,279 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @spirityoda1 do some sleuthing to find a local glass blower, cause that's where you'll get nice glass marbles before they end up in a gift shop or gallery and overpriced. Peace Roy

  • spirityoda1spirityoda1 Posts: 203 ✭✭✭

    Good idea. Thanks for the tip.

    Coin Junky...

  • spirityoda1spirityoda1 Posts: 203 ✭✭✭
    edited April 16, 2021 9:15PM

    @ricko yea right me wait until next payday Ha! Nope.... got it... Thanks stimulus check....


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  • spirityoda1spirityoda1 Posts: 203 ✭✭✭

    Waiting until marbles to get to me to post new pics of marbles in the display holder.

    Coin Junky...

  • spirityoda1spirityoda1 Posts: 203 ✭✭✭
    edited April 18, 2021 10:33PM

    I just won the high bid on this 1 on Ebay...Tammie Tanner 1.68" Glass Marble (Orange Blue Vortex) It sure draws your eyes to the center...







    Coin Junky...

  • Will1960Will1960 Posts: 74 ✭✭✭

    Amazing.
    I guess that the Hipsters would call them Trippy.
    I found a lot while roto tilling and using a bulb planter to make a hole for plants.
    Nothing super fantastic but very pleasing to the eye.
    I store them in glass cigar tubes that a friend saves for me.

  • Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 5,279 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @spirityoda1 Nice, signed is good. Reminds me of a guy I knew who was making killer marbles in Marin Co. back in the 70's in Larkspur Calif. Steve Maslach had a studio in an industrial park. Nice guy, very talented. I wonder if he's still around. Peace Roy

  • rickoricko Posts: 81,527 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That is really nice.... Those art marbles are amazing. Some very talented people making them. Cheers, RickO

  • spirityoda1spirityoda1 Posts: 203 ✭✭✭

    Later I will want to buy vintage marbles. I have my eye on some vintage Geman marbles. Are there any others vintage marbles that I should know about ?? I probably will buy a book on Vintage and contemporary marbles.

    Coin Junky...

  • emeraldATVemeraldATV Posts: 1,739 ✭✭✭✭

    You marble guys need to put a strobe light warning before you post pics.
    They are the best eye catch I've ever felt.
    Love the burst of color with a touch of glass,
    Do they roll true?

  • rickoricko Posts: 81,527 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @emeraldATV... Most art marbles are perfect spheres and roll true... not that you want to do that...it will scratch the perfect surfaces. Cheers, RickO

  • metalmeistermetalmeister Posts: 4,339 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I wonder how many nice marbles my brother and I shot with our wrist rockets at crows back in the day.

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  • johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 23,307 ✭✭✭✭✭

    love the colored marbles

  • spirityoda1spirityoda1 Posts: 203 ✭✭✭

    @emeraldATV yup they roll perfectly. Looks perfectly round.

    Coin Junky...

  • JimnightJimnight Posts: 9,023 ✭✭✭✭✭

  • spirityoda1spirityoda1 Posts: 203 ✭✭✭
    edited April 20, 2021 11:34PM

    Well I just made my 1st rookie mistake on the marble display case. Got it in the mail and it is for** small size marbles**. Dohhhhh!!! oh well I will get some small marbles too.

    Coin Junky...

  • spirityoda1spirityoda1 Posts: 203 ✭✭✭
    edited April 21, 2021 11:05AM

    I might get just stands for the 1 1/2- 2 inch art marbles.

    Coin Junky...

  • Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 5,279 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @spirityoda1 A less expensive display is a flat wood rack. You can make it any size with trim wood as marble shelves. Google shall guide you. Peace Roy

  • rickoricko Posts: 81,527 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Jimnight... Do you have more pictures of the marble in the upper left corner (as viewed)? Cheers, RickO

  • JimnightJimnight Posts: 9,023 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @ricko
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  • rickoricko Posts: 81,527 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Jimnight .... Interesting.... Is it a new art marble? Cheers, RickO

  • JimnightJimnight Posts: 9,023 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @ricko said:
    @Jimnight .... Interesting.... Is it a new art marble? Cheers, RickO

    No ... I've had it for 50+ years.

  • rickoricko Posts: 81,527 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Jimnight.... Interesting... What is the diameter? I am asking because if it is even older than fifty years, and the right diameter, it could be a Christensen cobra. Cheers, RickO

  • JimnightJimnight Posts: 9,023 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @ricko ... I get 1.145". I didn't know marbles had names.


  • rickoricko Posts: 81,527 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Jimnight.... Yes, particularly the old ones. There are Guineas, Cobras, Ox blood, swirls and many others... New ones that are popular are Cats Eyes.... I do think that is an old one, it has some air bubbles as well, another indicator. A tad larger than I expected, but still possible. Very nice. Cheers, RickO

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