Rafael is GREAT! I have called him several times with endless questions and he has been patient and incredibly helpful! He ensured that the process was smooth and that I would enjoy what I was purchasing. THAT'S what I'm talking about!
Size is as-packaged, or the diameter of loose marbles. ("D" is the diameter of round items other than marbles.)
These marbles were recovered from a shipwreck dating from the late 1800s
off the coast of Long Island NY over the first decade of the new
millennium. The ship was carrying a cargo which included beer steins,
porcelain doll heads and German hand-made marbles. Glass handmades
recovered from the wreck were eroded (apparently from sand and surf),
but these glazed Crockeries weathered the punishment for 100+ years and
they still have a wet mint shine! Only a small minority exhibit any
damage, and even then it limited to some missing glaze or as-made touch
marks. These are beautiful marbles!
A dated and hand-signed
Certificate of Authenticity attesting to the provenance of your marble
is included. Cetificates are printed on premium 100% cotton paper with
watermark with raised foil seal embossed with the landofmarbles.com
logo. Your certificate will be packed into a capped acrylic tube with
the marble for protection.
Crockery marbles usually have
striations of blue or green - these examples
are pink, an undocumented color that doubles the book value of the
usually seen green or blue - that's a $150 book value! (Plus these are Shooters, worth 10x more than similarly colored game marbles.) The fact that
these come from a shipwreck practically makes these worthless! A very
rare marble indeed! When our supply runs out there will be no more forever!
Dont miss out on these at this price!