How to Identify & Price Vintage Marbles | Our PastimesMarbles have been valued by collectors for nearly years. Collectors must quickly identify a vintage marble, recognize its manufacturer, spot any flaws and have an in-depth knowledge of the market. Value is only assigned by what another collector pays for a particular piece. Avid collectors regularly study realized prices at vintage marble auctions to maintain a working knowledge of a particular piece's worth. Identify Champion Agate marbles by their trademark swirls.
How to Identify & Price Vintage Marbles
Marble collectors pay the highest prices for glass and sulphide marbles. The game of marbles has been popular since the days of the ancient Romans. American children were able to buy ready-made marbles by the mid-eighteenth century. Dutch glazed clay marbles were least expensive. Glazed pottery marbles, attributed to the Bennington potteries in Vermont, were of a better quality. Marbles made of pink marble were also available by the s.
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