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    Marble Collection Help

    Hi Folks,
    I bought a collection of marbles and now have to figure out if they are new, old, good or bad.
    I've been looking through the forum and seeing some of the different types of marbles but really am out of my league on these so hopefully you can let me know what I have. I'm not in to them for much.
    Is it best to post single marbles or in a group? I'll show photos of 3 of the cases, there are 2 more bigs tins of marbles not in the photo.
    Thanks for any help or advice!
    hope this works
    Maryk

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    Re: Marble Collection Help

    Smaller groups would be helpful. A quick perusal of the three photos finds nothing really old. A Marble King, maybe some Vitros, a few Vacor (modern marbles from Mexico). Groups of 4 or 5 are good. Unless there's older stuff in the other tins, I think you're going to be a bit disappointed.

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    Thank-you jerryg! Now I have a few names/types of marbles to look up, then I'll go through the tins and see if I can figure them out. I've never come across marbles before so I thought that $10 for everything would be worth the gamble and a good learning experience for me.

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    $10? So, maybe you won't be disappointed. Depending on what's in the other tins, it might be the start of nice collection.

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    Re: Marble Collection Help

    Thank jerryg! Yes, I'm a little cheap but figured $10 was okay.
    Maryk

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    Re: Marble Collection Help

    Looks like a good group for a beginning collector. Good variety from 1950's time frame forward plus you may have some older clays or a Bennington to bring in the late 1800's style (but common with no value more than a buck or two). If you do want some ID's, sort them into which ones are similar and post some pictures like you see in some of the other ID request type posts on this site.

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    Re: Marble Collection Help

    Thanks Al! I'm still sorting through the other marbles but so far they are the same as the ones in the tray. If I find some I'm not sure of I will post here.
    Maryk

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    Re: Marble Collection Help

    Quote Originally Posted by maryk View Post
    Hi Folks,
    I bought a collection of marbles and now have to figure out if they are new, old, good or bad.
    There is a GREAT post by Pete about sorting marbles here - http://www.landofmarbles.com/phpbb/s...orting-marbles

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    Thanks for that link Popeye, great information there!
    Maryk

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