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July 4, 2009

Marbles

This is a sampling of marbles I inherited from my dad. He always said these were his when he was a kid, and he was born in 1932, so they are probably from the 30's and 40's.

If you click on the picture, it will enlarge.

The same picture with the marbles moved around a little:


Below, center: could these be clay? They are dull and not as heavy as the glass ones.



This one is actually flat on one side and it looks like it was made that way.

The bottom of the flat marble:

I've been doing a lot of reading and finding places online to help me identify these marbles. It's a lot of fun, but very difficult!! Thank you to MrsMarbleLove on etsy for her awesome shop and all her help. If you want to know about marbles, go see what she has for sale.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Jena,
    Th e first pic has akro's and peltiers the two green marbles with red stripes might be worth looking uder peltier dragon or flaming dragon. The clear shooter with white might be a pelteir banana(hard to see). Size means alot the other shooter could be pelt too if it was never saw one that size(mmmh)The other set of pics- catseyes aren't really collectable unless they have aventurine in them , what you think might be clays are clays. the little guy clay is called a clay but the other one is probably a fancy bennington not a fortune but second modt collectable of the benningtons next to pink the eyes come from being thrown on a tray and baked together a nice marble! The flat marble is cool but collectors have no patience for that sort of thing- the crazy suckers have been digging in factory sites for twenty years and oddly made marbles come in the thousands at digs. It does look like a Pelt though. Fortunately there is a couple of good Peltier Glass Company sites to help look through the marbles.

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