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    ID Please + How To Determine if Old?

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    Hi all,

    Iím new to this particular section and was hoping someone could help. I found this marble in a nearby creek that contains Native American artifacts. This was sitting on the top of a gravel bar and I just wanted to know if it could be IDíd, and whether or not itís old.

    Iíd love to start learning how to determine those questions on my own, and am hoping someone could help.

    Thanks all!

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    I have a few of them, I think they are about 50 years old, but I am not an expert. I had some as a kid like that, and I'm still under 100 years old!
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    Thanks! Thatís amazing you can just look at that and figure out what it could possibly be. Iíll definitely be keeping an eye out for marbles for now on.

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    Some good info on Cat's Eye marbles

    Vintage Cat's Eye Marbles
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    Icewing is right, it's a cateye marble, fairly modern. Yours is an older Japanese cateye from the 60s or 70s most likely. Billions of them were made. Determining the age of a marble comes with an inconceivable amount of studying marbles to the point that you can identify the maker, specific factory, and timeframe of most any random marble that comes across your path. It takes years and no matter how good you get at it, you'll still be wrong occasionally. This is one of the easier ones though, I'm sure of the ID on it.
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    Thats really interesting. This forum is full of such intelligent people in the hobby. Happy to be a part of it. Thanks for helping to ID it!

 

 

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