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  1. #1
    whites matrix m6

    Jun 2006
    north cental ohio
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    old marbles??

    found these at a 1850's farm house site ..house been gone since the 1950's... any ideas on age and are any the good collectible ones.. thanks in advance!!!
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  2. #2
    Feb 2007
    The Constituition State
    9 times

    Re: old marbles??

    They look old to me...But I'm not a marble expert...I'm sure Duffytrash will be able to ID them..nice finds regardless...
    The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry... - Robert Burns

    I miss the days that they made toys that could kill a kid.

  3. #3
    Sep 2006
    Bridgeport, Texas
    1 times

    Re: old marbles??

    The orange and blue one look like the ones I would cut out of spray paint cans back in the 70's. The other one surely a marble.

  4. #4
    Apr 2007
    Beautiful Strathmore Ca.
    Minelab Sov. Elite 8" & 10" coils. EXP II 8" & 10" coils with inline Sunray pin pointer
    149 times
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    Re: old marbles??

    Sorry,,, Nothing collectable

    Old, Fat, and Ugly. Not necessarily in that order

  5. #5

    Apr 2008
    4 times

    Re: old marbles??

    My Wife says they are real old. They have the dimples in them. They were held on a spindle and spun. Probably early 1900's, late 1800's. Her Grandfathers marbles didn't have the dimples in them so they were before that. He was born in 1904. Nice finds! They dig marbles in old outhouses too. Limestone marbles helped with stomach problems.

  6. #6

    Jul 2005
    Minelab, Tesoro, Pulse Devil, Detector Pro, Troy

    Re: old marbles??

    These are machine made marbles from the 1920's - '50's. The dimples are called "Hen pecks" which are nothing more than tiny chips. There are valuable marbles and machine made era marbles are still hot, but yours are the more common colors. Transparent, single colors are very common. Certain "swirls" are more desirable. They are called many names: John Deere, Superman, Brick etc. Get a good marble book and watch what you find. Condition is everything in collectables. Good hunting, David@Dixie
    Twenty five years later, and I'm still looking for relics.....

  7. #7

    Jul 2005
    Napoleon MI 49201
    21 times

    Re: old marbles??

    They are mine!!!!!!! I have been told that I lost my marbles long ago. hehehe Bob

  8. #8

    Apr 2008
    central new york
    2 compass coin pros

    Re: old marbles??

    i found a marble, i think, in my garden. it is marble size and looks like clay. tan, dull and ugly but it is mine. any body familiar with this?
    if you can't run with the big dogs, stay on the porch!

  9. #9
    NGE is offline
    May 2008
    S.E. Michigan
    Etrac, Explorer XS II, Fisher 1266-X
    83 times
    metal detecting, fishing, photography

    Re: old marbles??

    Flyingguy, yup it is a clay marble. The colored ones were made in Germany, with blue ones and red ones being extremley rare. They can be found in sizes ranging from 3/8th. inch all the way up to I think 1 inch. I found bag of granite marbles in my back yard, even more rare than yours, I sold them before I found out what they were worth......D'oh!
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  10. #10
    Dec 2004
    South Florida
    70's Whites TM Amphibian, HH Pulse, Ace 250
    1224 times
    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting

    Re: old marbles??

    What is that? a quarterhorse? ru still notgittinenny?

  11. #11
    NGE is offline
    May 2008
    S.E. Michigan
    Etrac, Explorer XS II, Fisher 1266-X
    83 times
    metal detecting, fishing, photography

    Re: old marbles??

    Yes, that is a quarterhorse, and I still am noygittinenny ( recent finds that is )
    Exposure to the Son prevents burning



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