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    Is this marble worth anything except sentimental value?

    I found this marble in some old stuff from my grandmother........Is it worth anything other than sentimental value? I found it in its original box as shown in the picture
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    Re: Is this marble worth anything except sentimental value?

    ah ooga ah oooga!!!!


    I think it could be worth more than sentimental value. Could be wrong. But even with the scribbling on the cover, I would be very interested to see the kind of offers you get on that.






    p.s. what condition is the agate in? Looks like it has been played with - which to me is cool - but I don't know how it affects the potential value.
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    Re: Is this marble worth anything except sentimental value?

    I also have a bunch of other marbles I found in her stuff............She died in1993 and was 96 years old.........they look old. some are chipped, and some are in good shape and really pretty. I'd sure sell them as I figure someone who collects them would enjoy them more than me

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    Re: Is this marble worth anything except sentimental value?

    Quote Originally Posted by That Girl View Post
    ah ooga ah oooga!!!!


    I think it could be worth more than sentimental value. Could be wrong. But even with the scribbling on the cover, I would be very interested to see the kind of offers you get on that.






    p.s. what condition is the agate in? Looks like it has been played with - which to me is cool - but I don't know how it affects the potential value.
    It has a few tiny pits in it......

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    Re: Is this marble worth anything except sentimental value?

    Would love to see some pix of her other marbles.
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    Re: Is this marble worth anything except sentimental value?

    Yes, pop up some pictures and we will elucidate. David

    The 'boxed-marble' aspect is what gives this one strength as the marble itself isn't necessarily all that exciting. But the boxed-marble aspect and in conjunction with the Century of Progress gives it a respectable boot in the pants value-wise.

    Ah! Found it. It is a hand cut agate and in Stan Block's 1998 book "Marble Mania" by Schiffer Publishing this boxed single marble it is estimated value-wise at $450 to $550.

    You've got a winner! David

    P.S. Post some other pictures!
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    Re: Is this marble worth anything except sentimental value?

    thanks so much

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    Re: Is this marble worth anything except sentimental value?

    Just want it to be clear that it is the box that has most of the value in this case.

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