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    • February 18, 2016 9:00 PM CST
    • im having a hard time distinguishing which marbles are which    any help would be greatly appriciated   types and values

    • February 13, 2016 12:45 PM CST
    • THANKS FOR LOOKING AT MY POST.. YOU GUYS HAVE BEEN GREAT IN HELPING ME WITH MY FINDS

       

      Here is an old pull toy dog? It has metal wheels ...not sure if its mo hair ... the body under the hair looks like a burlap bag for lack of better words... The ears are sewn down to the body so I dont think steiff would have done that but not sure ..

       

      Hes about 12 inches long 

       

      Any info age... No markings ... I have seen similar kinds on worthpoint for 400 and up .. But I dont even know what type of dog it is

    • February 13, 2016 12:45 PM CST
    • THANKS FOR LOOKING AT MY POST.. YOU GUYS HAVE BEEN GREAT IN HELPING ME WITH MY FINDS

       

      Here is an old pull toy dog? It has metal wheels ...not sure if its mo hair ... the body under the hair looks like a burlap bag for lack of better words... The ears are sewn down to the body so I dont think steiff would have done that but not sure ..

       

      Hes about 12 inches long 

       

      Any info age... No markings ... I have seen similar kinds on worthpoint for 400 and up .. But I dont even know what type of dog it is

    • November 18, 2015 8:57 AM CST
    • Hello. I have been, without much success, trying to ascertain value of some agate "marbles" I have. I believe they have been hand polished; but am not positive. These are three of about 40 that I have. Thanks for any input.

    • July 10, 2015 9:20 PM CDT
    • Hi Karen,  

      Yep, we have people that can help. 

      I would suggest starting a new topic under this category, then uploading the pics

       

      Dan

    • July 10, 2015 9:18 PM CDT
    • I have some marbles that were my mother's when she was little. She asked me if I could help her ID any of them. Here are just a few pics. (I have much more). I appreciate any kind of help. 

    • July 7, 2013 10:12 PM CDT
    • My grandfather recently left me a huge collection on marbles.  I do not even know where to begin.  Please help! Smile

       

       

    • March 21, 2013 1:19 PM CDT
    • more pics

    • March 21, 2013 1:15 PM CDT
    • Bob I have found a marble polishing machine on web site called  Land of Marbles  is sells for around $200.00 dollars

    • March 21, 2013 1:12 PM CDT
    • more pics

    • March 21, 2013 1:05 PM CDT
    • thought i would send some pics and maybe you can tell me wht kind and maybe some kind of value. thanks Michale Morris

    • September 24, 2012 1:12 AM CDT
    • Joe, I am sorry I have not been on here for a little while. I am happy to help!

       

      I believe what you have here is a "Vacor De Mexico" marble, which is very modern. It's still collectible, but it's probably worth about a dollar or two.

       

      The cracks can happen in manufacturing from the hot to cold temps and other freak happenings.

      Check this link out for more Vacor marbles, notice the important identifying charactoristic of these.

      The "seam" is very apparent in your 2 photo. The seam is the defining line which you can see where the colors and patterns stop.

      If you look at this site, you can see the same seam on other Vacor. It's the identifying mark on the majority of machine made marbles, since

      the cutters on these machines are all different and they make pretty much the exact same mark/seam/cut on each marble that comes out.

      http://www.landofmarbles.com/vacor-de-mexico.html

       

      Also check here, I think this is the same.

      http://www.joemarbles.com/1Marble%20Picture%20Pages/20Vacor/Vacor%20001/1%20Vacor%20Large%20Pages/Vacor%20De%20Mexico%201-04.htm

       

      CAC had some larger marbles, so yes to answer that question.

       

      For the particular color combo you have, the pattern would be more like this if it was CAC. Also, notice how yours ....the edges of the colors wash out.

       

    • August 27, 2012 2:15 PM CDT
    • Hello Bob. I'm going to take you up on your offer and ask for your opinion on a marble I just picked up in a garage sale. The design and colors seem to be Christensen but I was hoping to see what you thought. It has a diameter of 1-1/2" so it's pretty large, did CAC make them that big? There are a couple very minor chips and a couple hair line recessions or grooves. Could these grooves have been made in the manufacturing process?

       

      Thanks again for your help!

       

    • April 15, 2013 8:44 PM CDT
    • A few years ago, a forum discussion talked about one of the most expensive and saught after marbles around.

       

      Since that post, we've watched the statistics grow rapidly on visitors viewing this topic.

       

      The search term: VINTAGE MARBLES comes up with almost 4 million results. Our forum topic appears just a few down from the top. Thus, bringing us plenty of visitors.  

       

      eBay gets the top rank, followed by MarblesGalore.com (a website with resources for marble collectors).

       

      I couldn't find when marbles originated, but found mass production of marbles started in 1884.

       

      I am still amazed at sheer beauty of marbles, the low cost of original purchase and the continuing popularity marbles.

       

      Would be nice to put together an entire respository of marble pictures.

    • February 22, 2013 9:41 AM CST
    • Does anyone know what this is or can you provide any information on it. Posting this for a friend who found it near an old house from the 1890's. Can't find any thing about it. Thought it might be a toy. Some think its some sort of ash try lid that fits over a small tin of sorts. I have been to numerous Antique shops and nothing. It was suggested to show it here. Thank you for your help.

    • October 29, 2012 8:38 AM CDT
    • We have several desirable toys up for auction closing online on November 8, 2012 such as a Lionel Train from 1965 mint in the box, a Dipsy Car that is also mint in the box, plus several others.  The website is www.bidsmith.net and the auction is the estate auction set to close on 11/8/12.  The physical location of the auction is Hanover County (near Richmond) VA.  Thanks all and good luck.

    • October 6, 2012 11:26 PM CDT
    • I have a couple marble books but I have to admit they all look alot alike to me.  I found someone who sorted them and marked the good ones in return for keeping a few. It was worth it to me.  You should display yours in some interesting glass containers so you can have them out all the time.  (Maybe you are already doing that?). 

    • September 24, 2012 1:26 AM CDT
    • Hi Chas, looks like a run of the mill mix of 40's -60's used marbles! Nothing wrong with that, very cool little collection!

      In your first image 1D looks like an AKRO Corkscrew and judging it's colors...if it's minty could be worth $8-$11 to the right

      person.

       

      The rest, I could probably ID most of them....but to give you values on them, looking at the pictures they appear played with

      pretty well....in which case are basically worth very little to nothing. I think hanging onto things like this is a good idea, because

      they tell a story!

       

      There are Akro, Vitro, Peltier...maybe Ravenswood and definately Alley....I see Benningtons (the ones with craters like crock material).

       

      I wish I could be of more help or have something real exciting to say...but they are a neat collection and if I had them, a few would go into

      my keeps section such as

       

      1ST photo 1D, 4B (another Corkscrew)

      2ND photo 2B, 2C (Corkscrews)

      Not a lot of value, but they are popular and cool.

    • August 12, 2012 6:24 PM CDT
    • Hi All,
      I am new here and know nothing about marble collecting, but I have a 'Big' bag of marbles that I played with as a kid in the early '50s. Many of them were passed down from my Father and Grandfathers and some look like they were handmade. I know some of them are beat up, but they were well used and enjoyed. I would guess that I have 600+ marbles(too many to post) and I have no idea which ones have any value as far as "collecting" goes. I went though all of them and picked out a few that I thought might have value, but as I stated, I have no idea which ones are 'gems'...... if any. If I can learn which ones are valuable, I will be able to post more pics of similar marbles. Im not really interested in cashing them in and would like to pass them down, but would like to know if there are any I should set aside. I indexed my pictures to make identifying them easier for anyone willing to look them over and any input would be Greatly appreciated.

    • September 24, 2012 8:34 AM CDT
    • That is too cool. Looks like it has wheels that retract under it.

    • September 24, 2012 8:29 AM CDT
    • Thanks. It is a custom 1/18 diecast I did a few years ago.

    • September 24, 2012 1:27 AM CDT
    • Thanks! Yeah they are. I like the Willys on your avatar!

    • July 21, 2012 6:48 PM CDT
    • Nice kits.

       

      These older ones are getting harder and harder to find.

    • June 2, 2012 1:03 AM CDT
    • They are in my collection Daniel. Here are a couple more I got last week.

      The Mustang is worth more than the Woody...but I like the Woody a lot more

      because of that cool surf art!

      We are going to start moving around the middle of this month, so I have hardly

      had time to be online and such....but when we get moved and settled, I will

      post some pics of my boxes. I am going to display them a little differently

      at the new house. :-) (something my wife could agree on)

    • May 15, 2012 10:00 PM CDT
    • Are these added to your collection or are you turning them?