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    473 old marbles

    My mom bought an old house 13 years ago and found a box with 473 marbles in the attic. The owner of this house passed away when he was on his 70's. How do we find out if there is anything of value in thos box?
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    Re: 473 old marbles

    I'd say a good selection of USA vintage marbles (Akro, Peltier, etc) in that pic. Timeline sounds about right. If condition is good you'd be looking at some value. If damaged (knicks, chips, scratches) the value drops significantly for most collectors.

    If you're looking for info on specific marbles, a couple close up pics of 4-5 marbles at a time would help. If you separate a small group of ones with the most eye appeal that's usually a good place to start.

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    Re: 473 old marbles

    I agree

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    Re: 473 old marbles

    I have contacted a couple vintage toy stores to get an idea of what we have and was told that there wasn't anything of value. Are all toy appraisers depressed and unsocial?
    If anyone can refer a reputable vintage toy appraiser who isn't going to charge to look at this box of marbles I would truly appreciate the tip.

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    Re: 473 old marbles

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    Re: 473 old marbles

    Depending where you're located, there may be a member or upcoming marble show in your area that someone can have a closer look.

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    Re: 473 old marbles

    I live near Milwaukee, WI.

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    Re: 473 old marbles

    I'll check my marble collectors list tomorrow and see if I can find someone in or near Milwaukee. Unfortunately, most toy dealers probably have little knowledge of marble values so it'd be tough to find one.

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    Re: 473 old marbles

    Boy, as they say sometimes - "Timing is everything". There was a Badger Marble Club Show on October 20th. That would have been the place to go to find out what you have. Anyway, here is the link to the Badger Marble Club and there are some email addresses on there of people that will be able to help you - www.badgermarbleclub.com/

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