When your favorite find of the day is a marble...

PlzBSeated

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It means either your detected finds weren't that satisfying, or the marble was pretty cool. Today it is the latter.

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This came up in the dirt today. It is porcelain and reminds me of a Bennington, but doesn't have the typical Bennington look. Love finding these older marbles. Perhaps someone who is more knowledgeable of marbles could help identify.

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Actually it was one of three. The bright green one is a nice swirl. Unfortunately it has a pretty noticeable ding in it.

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Some of the better coins today. Includes another shield nickel. It is my fifth shield nickel this year, and I believe the fourth 1867.

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And the more ordinary coins.

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Some more unusual items. A suspender clasp. An Avon miniature lipstick (pink blossom). And an item I'm not sure about. Copper or brass with a heart design. It has a foldover clasp on back, so doesn't appear to be a pendant. Maybe an old book marker? But then why the chain?

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And finally a tiny, adjustable, kid's ring w/heart. It is stamped sterling inside.

Today's finds...

1867 Shield Nickel no-rays
1898 Indian Head Penny
1900 Indian Head Penny
(7) Wheatback pennies 1916, 1942, 1942-D,1944-D, 1951-D, 1953-D, 1956-D
1951 Canadian cent
196-D Silver Rosie
(3) Marbles, one porcelain, one green swirl, one green cleary
Brass suspender clasp
Avon Lipstick, pink blossom
Heart clasp
Child's adjustable ring, sterling silver

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rhedden

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The marble is a "Fancy Bennngton." They are less common than the plain brown and plain blue types. There are some pink Benningtons and green Benningtons out there as well, which are HTF. All of these marbles were made in Germany and have nothing to do with Bennington, VT or Bennington Pottery, which has similar looking glaze.

The green marble falls into the "slag" category. Manufacturers of slags include Akro, M.F. Christensen, Christensen Agate, and Peltier Glass. Slags are famously difficult to sort by manufacturer, but Akro made the largest quantity of slags by far, so it's usually a good guess.
 

pepperj

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Very productive hunt, liking the marble as well.
The avon tube looks like a sample tube that they produced in the 1930's.
Been making lipstick since 1910
 

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PlzBSeated

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The marble is a "Fancy Bennngton." They are less common than the plain brown and plain blue types. There are some pink Benningtons and green Benningtons out there as well, which are HTF. All of these marbles were made in Germany and have nothing to do with Bennington, VT or Bennington Pottery, which has similar looking glaze.

The green marble falls into the "slag" category. Manufacturers of slags include Akro, M.F. Christensen, Christensen Agate, and Peltier Glass. Slags are famously difficult to sort by manufacturer, but Akro made the largest quantity of slags by far, so it's usually a good guess.
Thank you! Appreciate the help in identification.

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Digger RJ

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It means either your detected finds weren't that satisfying, or the marble was pretty cool. Today it is the latter.

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This came up in the dirt today. It is porcelain and reminds me of a Bennington, but doesn't have the typical Bennington look. Love finding these older marbles. Perhaps someone who is more knowledgeable of marbles could help identify.

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Actually it was one of three. The bright green one is a nice swirl. Unfortunately it has a pretty noticeable ding in it.

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Some of the better coins today. Includes another shield nickel. It is my fifth shield nickel this year, and I believe the fourth 1867.

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And the more ordinary coins.

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Some more unusual items. A suspender clasp. An Avon miniature lipstick (pink blossom). And an item I'm not sure about. Copper or brass with a heart design. It has a foldover clasp on back, so doesn't appear to be a pendant. Maybe an old book marker? But then why the chain?

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And finally a tiny, adjustable, kid's ring w/heart. It is stamped sterling inside.

Today's finds...

1867 Shield Nickel no-rays
1898 Indian Head Penny
1900 Indian Head Penny
(7) Wheatback pennies 1916, 1942, 1942-D,1944-D, 1951-D, 1953-D, 1956-D
1951 Canadian cent
196-D Silver Rosie
(3) Marbles, one porcelain, one green swirl, one green cleary
Brass suspender clasp
Avon Lipstick, pink blossom
Heart clasp
Child's adjustable ring, sterling silver

PBS
Very Nice!!! Congrats!!!
 

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