Revised & Expanded 5th Edition, Robert Block
- Covers marbles of all types from handmade to machine-made to contemporary artist-made
- Over 400 of the 543 images are new to this edition
- includes updated valuation guides and discusses current state of the market
More than 500 color photos display marbles of all types in this informative, highly popular, revised guide. Most of these photos, over 400, are new to this edition and the text is entirely rewritten. Covered in this reliable guide that has stood the test of time are handmade and machine-made marbles of all types, including Indians, Aggies, Steelies, transitionals, M. F. Christensen & Son, Akro Agate, and more...every major category of marbles is presented. Included among the handmade marbles are old marbles of glass, earthenware, minerals and steel; machine-made marbles are identifies by their manufacturer; and contemporary handmade glass marbles by artisans recapturing the old styles and creating exciting new styles all their own. Today's marble pricing is explained in detail. The author describes the four factors to look for when determining the value of a marble, and presents an accurate guide to the modern market. This book is a reliable source book for anyone with an interest in marbles.
Bob Block has been collecting, appraising, auctioning and dealing in marbles for over 30 years. He has written extensively on marbles over the years. He and his family reside in Fairfield Country, Connecticut.
soft cover, 176 pp.