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    Charity Organization needs help identifying marbles. Please Help!

    I represent a local charity organization that runs a thrift store. Somebody donated a large assortment of marbles and I need help identifying them, as I have no knowledge on this subject. Once I can figure out a value, they can be sold, and the proceeds will go to benefit little sisters of the poor. I'm attatching some pictures of them, I sorted them as best I could based on what they looked like they were made of, age, condtion, etc.
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    Re: Charity Organization needs help identifying marbles. Please Help!

    One picture is of "shooters", one of newer looking glass ones, one of non glass marbles, one of what looks like handblown glass, and one of misc non glass older looking marbles. THank you!

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    Re: Charity Organization needs help identifying marbles. Please Help!

    Quote Originally Posted by mcelroy.patrick View Post
    I represent a local charity organization that runs a thrift store. Somebody donated a large assortment of marbles and I need help identifying them, as I have no knowledge on this subject. Once I can figure out a value, they can be sold, and the proceeds will go to benefit little sisters of the poor. I'm attatching some pictures of them, I sorted them as best I could based on what they looked like they were made of, age, condtion, etc.
    Please allow me to thank you in advance for your
    I am a newbie, so you can't go by what I say, but that third set looks nice to me. I'd like to have about five of them. The others (for the most part), look like newer, foreign marbles.

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    Re: Charity Organization needs help identifying marbles. Please Help!

    As Jayne said, quite a few are newer - like ones in Pics 1 & 5. Pic 2 has a lot of newer but there may be a few scattered in there that are older but not any high value ones. Pic 4 may have some near the top row that are older but the spotted ones are all newer. Pic 3 might have some that are worth $5 to $20, on the right side, but there are some newer marbles that are similar. Would have to see more pictures with different views of those marbles. What area are you in? We might have some collector friends in your area that would be glad to meet with you and go over the marbles.

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    Re: Charity Organization needs help identifying marbles. Please Help!

    I'm located in Richmond, va.

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    Re: Charity Organization needs help identifying marbles. Please Help!

    The condition of the marbles that appear older seems to be fairly rough which would preclude them having any real value. Like all collectibles the 3 most important thing are Condition, condition, condition. And even one tiny pinprick size ding can remove a lot of the value from the more common types
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