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    My grandmothers marble collection...Oxblood?

    My grandmother had a bunch of marbles that, according to my dad, even in the 50's she was referring to as "antique". I have always loved them, but only recently tried to understand them. I have been on a steep learning curve lately and I feel as if I fallen down a rabbit hole...in a good way though.

    Im trying to figure out what oxblood looks like. Could someone take a look at these marbles and let me know if Im on the right track?

    Any other info (maker, age etc) would be appreciated as if may help me as I suss out some of the others...

    I really appreciate it!
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    Re: My grandmothers marble collection...Oxblood?

    1st column look Peltier
    2nd column look Akro, bottom one could be Vitro
    3rd colum, top one Akro Corkscrew, bottom two Peltier

    Most probably 30's-50's (rough guess)

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    Re: My grandmothers marble collection...Oxblood?

    No oxblood on any of those. Bottom middle looks like a Vitro Bullseye type. By the way. several of the Peltier Rainbos are very nice ones and are harder to find.

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    Re: My grandmothers marble collection...Oxblood?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1mibs View Post
    1st column look Peltier
    2nd column look Akro, bottom one could be Vitro
    3rd colum, top one Akro Corkscrew, bottom two Peltier

    Most probably 30's-50's (rough guess)
    Thanks! Im just getting started sorting/understanding these, and this helps tremendously since there are a lot with similar characteristics. I was surprised that you said 30's-50's when my grandmother (who was born in 1920) always referred to her box of marbles as "antique"! But I think I figured it out.. I think her marbles and my dads marbles all got jumbled together at some point during the house clearing project.

    The "antique" ones are pretty obviously old (german, slags with pontils, clay and china etc), but funnily enough, I WAY prefer the later ones, the ones that probably belonged to my dad!

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    Re: My grandmothers marble collection...Oxblood?

    Quote Originally Posted by Al View Post
    No oxblood on any of those. Bottom middle looks like a Vitro Bullseye type. By the way. several of the Peltier Rainbos are very nice ones and are harder to find.
    Well THATS cool to know! I really like those and I have oodles of them, though lots of repeats. I'd love to know a bit more about those...which are less common, when they might have been made, etc...Ill post a photo of some of the color combos...would love your

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